Too much fun today hanging around with the Halo Warthog, which was on Sydney's Cockatoo Island as part of promotions for Halo 3: ODST. This is the one Weta built for the abandoned Halo movie project. Tonight I take a tour, go for a spin, and see all the tricks they've built into this lovingly created recreation of the classic Halo transport vehicle.
Halo Warthog hits Sydney this week; Coolest Mum Ever builds 98-inch HD screen into kid's bedroom roof; Microsoft and Yahoo! become BFFs, but in Australia they're already in bed with bitter rivals -- this could get ugly; MiFi 3G router looks great -- can we have it down under please?; plus some thoughts on Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2010 and the HTC Hero.
Lots of geeky goodness tonight. AT-AT bunk beds; Camaro's with Bumblebee options packs; Android Donut gets multitouch; Cute mice are getting cloned from skin cells; James May is building real houses from Lego; and I'm testing iPhone data speeds on 3 and Vodafone around the Sydney CBD and North Sydney. Add a few new product mentions too and this is quite the jam packed episode.
Under 18s in New Zealand have been locked out of downloadable content on Xbox Live by Microsoft. It's to protect them from mature content. But Xbox can already protect kids from mature content - if parents choose to block it. What is really going on with this?; Sam Raimi is set to direct a Warcraft movie. What role will Bruce Campbell play?; Good Game breaks news that Valve could consider crowdsourced funding for game development as something in the future of the Steam platform; Harmonix set to launch the Rock Band Network for independent artists to create and sell their music as Rock Band tracks; Bioshock 2 delayed until first half 2010; Australia will get a shot at the Modern Warfare nightvision goggles in the Prestige Edition. That'll be $200 thanks.
Telstra wants to keep hold of Foxtel stake - but do we want them to?; Guess what? Electroshock therapy doesn't help Internet addicts... Surprise!; Apple gets upset over Microsoft's latest ads; Senator Conroy wins Internet Villain of the Year; and Japan's brain-powered wheelchair shows a path to our doom.
Two more interviews from E3, this time focused on two games for the Wii that look like a hell of a lot of fun -- even for the serious gamer (at least, when they've got some friends around). First up Tatsunoko vs Capcom, and then Marvel Super Heroes Squad.
More interviews from gaming's show of shows. Tonight it's a chat with the developers behind two big titles from Ubisoft — the new real-time strategy title RUSE, and Assassin's Creed II. Plus some news on Playstation's PlayTV and the critic's award winners from E3.
Is it just me or does that title sound like a Harry Potter novel? I've got a quick review of the HTC Magic, plus some more coverage from E3. This time an interview with the inventor of a clever new glove interface called the Peregrine, and some clips of me making a fool of myself in the Nintendo booth. Oh, and this ep was shot a while ago but never quite went live. So here it is tonight!
Tonight features coverage from a recent Sony press event, showing off the latest gear hitting store shelves. Products include the new 22-inch LCD TVs; the doof-tastic Super Muteki sound system; the new laptop range; and the latest compact HD camcorders.
Hubble gets some classic tech support, Aussie boffins entangle some quantums, and we take a look around Nokia Connection 09 in Singapore, complete with hands on time with the new Nokia flagship, the N97.