How would you or someone you know like $910 in gamer gear from Sony PlayStation? This week’s “Season of Giveaways” sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter is a must-have for the video game aficionados in your life. This prize includes the PayStation Move bundle with 320GB PlayStation 3 console, the PlayStation 3D display bundle with 24″ HD display and 3D glasses, as well as Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Motorstorm Apolocalypse, and Sports Champions games.
Two highly-anticipated and well-received devices were released this weekend and are available both in-store and online at P.C. Richard & Son: the Motorola Xoom and Nintendo 3DS. These devices are paving the way for new technologies and are certainly worth taking a look at.
The Motorola Xoom won the Best of Show award at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show and sets itself apart from all other tablets with its look and feel. It runs on the Android 3.0 platform which is specifically optimized for large-screen devices and features five customizable home screens that you can easily access your favorite live widgets or application shortcuts. Each screen features a familiar launcher with access to all installed applications, as well as a Search box for universal search of apps, contacts, media files, web content, and more.
Yoostar 2 for Kinect on Xbox 360 and Playstation Move for PS3 is a type of movie karaoke game that puts you right in the middle of all the movie action. Simply pick a scene from a movie, use the camera on the Kinect or Move to line yourself up with the position in the scene, and read off or ad lib your lines. You’ll be interacting with actors from Terminator, 300, The Hangover, The Fast and the Furious, The Wizard of Oz and tons more.
Want to see the game in action? Check out the trailer here:
Your kids or gamer loved ones may have asked you this year for an additional controller for their PlayStation 3 console. An extra Dual Shock 3 controller will normally run you $54.99, so what about getting a game with it for just $5 more? Our new Dual Shock 3 bundles with classic PlayStation 3 games are an exciting and easy gaming gift on a budget. Over $83 in value is included in every box!
The new uDraw Tablet for Nintendo Wii is pretty cool… it turns any TV into an art studio! Simply click your Wii remote into the tablet and you’re ready to draw. Bundled with the uDraw Studio game, users can create original works of art, shade in dozens of coloring book templates, use a selection of stamps, and more and can save their creations on an SD card to share them with others.
uDraw studio accommodates various levels of artistic ability, and kids and adults alike will enjoy the Pictionary game that requires the tablet too. The game has over 3,000 clues and several drawing styles, shape tools and colors. The three game modes include Pictionary game show, Pictionary Mania, & Free Draw and is the perfect addition to Family Game Night.
According to the game, a Sony engineer in Tokyo has discovered that the PSP camera (included with the game) is more sensitive than the human eye, and can see “creatures of light” hiding out on real-world objects. Now that humans can use this technology see Invizimals (strange Pokemon-like creatures), you can collect, interact with, evolve and send them into battle! Look for them wherever you can: on your desk, the top of your TV, in your closet, in your empty shoe boxes, etc. Each game comes with a camera to spot your critters and a “trap card,” which allows players to catch, raise and level them once they’re seen. Different monsters spawn in different locations depending on colors in their environment and the time of day.
FLO TV allows you to watch 5 hours of TV on a 3.5″ touchscreen with a single battery charge anywhere, anytime. It includes a unique variety of live, simulcast, and time-shifted programming on channels that include ABC Mobile, Adult Swim Channel, CBS Mobile, CNBC, COMEDY CENTRAL, The Disney Channel, ESPN, FOX Mobile, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, MTV, NBC 2Go, and Nickelodeon that stream via a dedicated nationwide network. For more on the FLO TV, check out our blog post here.
You may have noticed some changes to our website today. Our navigation has changed and what was once our “video games and portable audio” category is now “video games and accessories”. When you click on that page, you’ll be taken to our new-and-improved PCR Game Zone. This is your one-stop shop for everything video games, consoles and accessories!
Two of the most highly-anticipated video game accessories are being released soon: the PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect. Nintendo Wii pioneered the motion technology that these two accessories take advantage of, but now you can enjoy this same entertainment on your other consoles!
PlayStation Move: Releasing September 19, 2010
PlayStation Move is an accessory that brings Wii-like motion control to your PlayStation 3. The PlayStation Move bundle comes with the move controller, PlayStation Eye Camera, and Sports Champions game disc. Sports Champions allows you to choose from one of 10 athletes from around the world to play a wide range of sports like disc golf, gladiator duel, beach volleyball, archery, table tennis and bocce. Check out this video below showing off the one-to-one motion technology that PlayStation Move offers:
Unlike Nintendo Wii and PlayStation Move motion technology, Kinect does not require you to be holding controllers for you to play games. Kinect is a sensor that recognizes your body and mirrors your movements in the game, making you the controller! This means that you can bowl or play ping pong all you want and not worry about a controller getting stuck in your TV screen. The video below explains this “controllerless” idea better than words ever could:
Halo: Reach hits stores September 14th and fans are counting down the days until they can unleash havoc on planet Reach once again. You can make that countdown much sweeter now! When you pre-order Halo: Reach at P.C. Richard & Son, you’ll receive a code for a Recon helmet variant (pictured right) and TRIPLE rewards points in our Video Game Rewards Program. That’s 180 points! Combined with the 300 points you get automatically for signing up with the program, you’re almost halfway through getting the 1000 points you need for a $50 P.C. Richard & Son gift card.