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We're night people here at Jaunted. We like them red-eye flights. We're also definitely Conan-over-Leno people, and luckily last night we were tuned in when Conan O'Brien showed a bit on "new video games." After "Super Diabetic Mario Bros" and "Grand Theft Auto: Texting While Driving," Conan hits the spot with a play on SkyMall, fusing it with the popular fantasy world "SkyRim" video game.
Not going to spoil it all for you, but the Touchless Sensor Toilet Seat does make a cameo.
Watch it from 2:10 - 2:50 in the video below:
If you’re tired of the in-flight WiFi offerings in the skies above the nifty fifty—like that’s even possible—there’s some new stuff coming from Gogo that might keep you interested.
Gogo—purveyor of fine in-flight WiFi—has partnered up with the Pogo folks who are all about online games. This Pogo/Gogo partnership sounds pretty promising, as it might just give you some time to play a few free games while cruising at 35,000-feet.
First Class Solitaire, Monopoly, and Mahjong Safari will be free for all after just a few clicks. However, they’ll be quick to sell you even more access to games if you want to play something different or something a little more involved. That’s when you’ll need to hand over those credit card digits to pay for your internet access. Still, we can’t complain about the ability to hit up some more sites—and games—for free.
Nintendo’s Game Boy has finally hit the big time, as the latest version of the handheld video game is getting a spot at the Louvre in Paris, but not in the way you'd think. The portable game system has evolved into a 3D version known as the Nintendo 3DS, and the museum is starting to hand out a few of them to visitors. Mario and Luigi aren’t exactly getting displayed next to creations from other Italian masters, but the Nintendo 3DS is being utilized as a sort of guide and map for the bigger than big art museum.
The museum wants to keep up with the technology demands of the 21st century, so beginning in March they’re getting rid of the traditional audio tour thingers in favor of the video game system. Nintendo has teamed up with the museum to start this program—they’re saying it’s the first in the world—and they’ll be like 5,000 of the devices available for use once things start up early next year.
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Those ubiquitous Angry Birds are at again, and this time they’re on the move in their homeland of Finland. Making the jump from mobile app to stuffed animal and even apparel was easy, but now they’re entering the real world with their very own theme park—kind of.
Rovio—they make the game—along with Lappset have an agreement to build two new parks focused on those birds, the pigs, and their world in two Finnish cities. To us, the spots sound more like fancy playgrounds than true theme parks, but developers do promise to integrate both the virtual and physical worlds into something new and fun.
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We're going to tell you something you already know: the iPhone game Angry Birds is big. Huge. Ginormous. It's so big that, the other day during a stroll through a night market in Thailand, we spotted many stalls with bootleg Angry Birds T-shirts, tank tops and even flip-flops for sale. Thus it's probably no surprise that of course the airlines are trying to capitalize on the Angry Birds fervor, though not in the way you'd expect.
You know what would be cool? Adding the Angry Birds game to in-flight entertainment. You know what would be kinda weird? Themeing an entire flight after the game, and offering Angry Birds' biggest fans to fly it. According to The Independent, that's what Finnair is doing with their "Angry Birds Asian Challenge" flight:
Theme park season might be winding down for the year, but that doesn’t mean that the behind-the-scenes work will be slowing down anytime soon. Game Nation officials have plenty of work ahead of them during this offseason, as the world’s first video game theme park works to get off the drawing board and into construction mode.
Developers are calling Game Nation the world’s first Experiential Video Game Theme Park and Resort. To us this means that things are way more than just an arcade, and that we can expect some serious rides, attractions, and experiences. They’ve got a basic idea of what they want to do, and they’ve even named the different areas of the soon-to-be park.
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The seats in economy on Cathay have pretty wide screens
When you're sitting on an airplane and there's a seatback TV right in front of you andjoy of joysit's interactive, what do you end up doing with it the most? Are you watching movies and TV shows or maybe reading destination guides? You'll find us browsing the game section (of course after watching any available episodes of 30 Rock or Parks & Recreation).
If your flight is over 8 hours, then there's got to be another option besides mindlessly watching shows, and this is where a games section really shines. In particular, we're partial to Cathay Pacific for their StudioCX in-flight entertainment and its super robust variety of games.
There's quite a menu from which to choose, so we thought we'd help you decide and list our own 5 Favorite In-Flight Games on Cathay Pacific. Check 'em out next time to hop to HK...
Norwegian Cruise Line recently started offering Nintendo Wii games aboard their luxury liners.
The Wiis are already on board the Norwegian Pearl and will be hitting the rest of the NCL fleet sometime this month.
Each set-up comes equipped with Wii Sports, Wii Play, WarioWare: Smooth Moves and Excite Truck. Guests can play the Wii on large screens in each ship's atrium, and kids will have special kiosks, so old gamers don't Wii hog.
That screen is ginormous.
One Kotaku commenter added:
Your controller is based on movement. You're on a boat. Rough seas my very well mess with your ability to play.
Aw, c'mon, that's part of the fun.
Now if you could just challenge your noisy cabin neighbors to a Wii boxing match to settle the score in front of the entire crew.