Did you know that Wugga doesn’t like Coffee? Not only that but he doesn’t like the flavour of coffee in things like cakes. Crazy huh.
Microsoft sure took their sweet old time in talking costs, but yesterday the New Zealand price for Kinect finally landed. If you’re wondering what the hell a Kinect is – it’s a camera that plugs into your Xbox 360, and tracks your movement as you jump about your living room (or lounge as I like to call it), waving your hands and kicking your legs. Some might call it fun.
– $229 for Kinect, plus Kinect Adventures
– $499 for the new 4GB Xbox 360, plus Kinect and Kinect Adventures
It’s a little hard to comprehend how much this really is. But we can try compare it to Microsoft’s competition — the other motion-controllers…
The Sorbet is churning so there isn’t any reason why I can’t post this now, it might mean that there is a gap between this and next weeks podcast as I am going up to Auckland on a secret mission involving infiltrating the competition enemy. I think GaR and Wugga might be holding replacement interviews in the interim.
There’s just something about Lego that appeals to our inner child. Objects, worlds, and even people made out of tiny little plastic bricks. The Lego themed videogame is now a standard. It was something that didn’t exist five years ago, until Traveller’s Tales secured the rights to Lego Star Wars.
Since then we’ve had Indiana Jones, Batman, and even Rock Band turn to Lego. Sure we’ve had Lego games before, but nothing like this. The Lego games are family friendly – popular with adults and kids alike. So it wasn’t much of a stretch to tie in Harry Potter, and bring some of those Lego wizards to life. I’m still waiting on Lego Lord of the Rings by the way.
If the last few podcasts have been a little too long then this one is probably just about right for you. Void of any real content, except for me trying to Vuvuzelerize the ButtonMasher Podcast experience.
It makes real music, it’s also the lead, and only instrument in the ButtonMasher marching band.
I’m not sure if Billy Ray is a protective father, the impression I get from the media is that he isn’t, but they probably don’t report on the mysterious disappearances of people that try to make moves on young Miley. So given that this might well be GaR’s last podcast before he makes an unannounced exit, you better enjoy it while you can.