What You MEGATech Missed: Gamer Edition

Considering that I spent last weekend in Seattle for PAX Prime 2011, it only makes sense for me to dedicate this edition of What You MEGATech Missed to the world of gaming, both on consoles and on PC.

First up, James has learned that GameStop is stealing from PC gamers. You see, the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution was supposed to come with a voucher for access to the game through OnLive.

GameStop decided to remove said voucher, because they are not required to “promote a service that contends with a future business venture.” Seriously? That’s like taking the toy out of a cereal box and claiming it’s still the same.

What You MEGATech Missed: Gamer Edition

Speaking of Deus Ex, Michael Lim found an intriguing story on Rob Spence. He may look like any other Canadian, except that he’s missing his right eye. So, a couple of years ago, he decided to start the Eyeborg project to put a wireless webcam in that empty socket.

Well, he’s managed to get some private funding and some valuable team members on board with the project. Perhaps more interestingly, he also got Square Enix and Eidos to be a part of the whole thing, timing it for the release of — you guessed it — Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Remember that the game is all about cybernetic prosthetics to augment and “enhance” the limits of human ability. Check out the original post for a documentary video on Eyeborg.

What You MEGATech Missed: Gamer Edition

Meanwhile, I had the opportunity to meet up with some cool guys at PAX in Seattle, getting a good look at the GAEMS portable gaming case for Xbox 360 and PS3 Slim.

You might think that your Xbox is really only meant for your living room, but you could just as easily set up that console when you’re at the airport or hanging out at the coffee shop. All you need is a power outlet, because the case will house your system, plus provide an HD display, audio-out ports, and enough protection to handle the usual bumps and bruises of travel.

If you’ve been waiting for a better way to play Super Street Fighter IV than the somewhat awkward versions on the iPhone and Nintendo 3DS, this just might be the ticket. I have a video interview in the original post too.

What You MEGATech Missed: Gamer Edition

And finally, while Dylan wasn’t able to join us in Seattle for PAX Prime 2011 in person, he was playing along with the home version. Yes, it’s easy enough to get caught up in the bigger franchises from the bigger studios, but what about those other announcements that almost fly under the radar?


So, he decided to round up the three best surprises from PAX in his most recent article. Interestingly, one of the biggest updates had to do with the guys from Penny Arcade itself! Oh and Minecraft, since everyone and their mother is playing Minecraft these days, right?

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