Finally released after 10 RC iterations
Linux 3.1 has progressed from a release candidate to a stable version . Linux's creator, Linus Torvalds, after 10 earlier candidates, has finally frozen the OS and made it available for download (free, GIT version). Key features of the latest version include support for NFC chips and Wii Controllers.
PS3 price drop looming
UK gaming site MCV is reporting that “industry experts” are expecting a new price drop for the PS3. It is currently retailing for £200 ($320) and is expected to drop to £180 ($287), although UK pricing includes taxes. Sony is expected to make the announcement at an industry trade event in August.
Deals on Wii gaming systems, USB drives, and more
Today’s deals from DealNN include discounts on Wii gaming systems, USB drives, and more. Buy.com has now lowered the cost of the Wii Sports Bundle with Accessory Pack, which includes several sports attachments for the controllers, a Wii remote-control charging station, and an additional Wii remote controller and nunchuck controller. Currently featured at DealNN, this bundle has dropped 20% in price, and gone from $249.99 down to $195.99 with free shipping included.
Not build from scratch, but customizable
LEGO has released its LEGO Play & Build Wiimote for the Nintendo Wii. An officially sanctioned, Nintendo accessory, the Wiimote is intact and fully functional out of the box. It comes with a range of colorful click on LEGO parts that will help to give users a more complete LEGO experience when playing its Wii titles including LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga and LEGO Indiana Jones 2.
Rock Band Höfner guitar
MTV Games, Harmonix and EA have recently announced yet another special edition controller for the upcoming The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle game title for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii gaming consoles. In addition to the previously seen Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo-Jet guitars, there will also be a replica Höfner bass guitar controller on offer. Formerly used by Sir Paul McCartney, the bass controller will be a replica of the classic guitar meant for right-handed players, unlike Paul McCartney's preference for the left.