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Jan
19
Team Xecuter has just revealed that iXtreme LT will be released for free shortly. This news comes despite many crazy folks online trying to charge for it and treating it like a retail product claiming it is 'out of stock'. And apparently, the leaked one isn't safe on LIVE.

<blockquote>We have supported C4E and Team Jungle for some time now and it is so ridiculous to us when we see so much garbage and drama being posted around on different forums. First we see some sites trying to sell iXtreme LT for stupid amounts of money, then the price goes in half then it doubles then it shows as out of stock? Then of course everyone bitches about C4E even though this wasn’t his idea and these guys also forget that the iXtreme firmwares are his work and no one else’s – he owes nothing to no one. He should be lauded with credits and support not with bitching and whining, I’m surprised he even bothers any more but we also know how much he loves to do this work. It really is pathetic...
Jan
18
Ever fancied doing what you want with Keeley Hazell? Well here's the next best and viable option - controllering her destiny through various episodes that will be available on Xbox Live and Facebook!

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<blockquote>Sex bomb Keeley Hazell, 23, is the lingerie-clad star of a new promotion for Lynx in which men can choose her destiny through a series of saucy scenarios on Facebook and Xbox Live.

The online promotion, which will be steaming up the nation’s computer screens from today, features Keeley and a host of barely-dressed beauties in a range of sexy scenes - who you can watch gyrating in the video above.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://www.dailystar.co.uk/posts/view/117791/Babe-Keeley-Hazell-at-your-fingertips" target="_Blank">Dailystar</a>
Jan
18
The President of Venezuela has branded the Playstation as poison. But he did not stop there, he also claimed that the system leads children down the 'road to hell'. Cruel worlds indeed.

<blockquote>Sony's PlayStation video game console is "poison" and leads children down the capitalist "road to hell," Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said.

Chavez, in his weekly radio-TV show "Alo Presidente," called on Venezuelan manufacturers to make "educational" toys and dolls with indigenous peoples' features to replace capitalistic counterparts like the Barbie doll that "have nothing to do with our culture."

In expanding on his dislike of western toys and games -- he already slammed Nintendo for promoting "selfishness, individualism and violence," Chavez Sunday took on the world's top selling game console, Sony's PlayStation.</blockquote>

News Source: <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100118/tc_afp/venezuelainternetvideogamessonychavez" target="_Blank">Yahoo</a>
Jan
18
Amazingly, Just Dance has managed to halt Modern Warfare 2's 9-week surge at the top of the UK charts! No one would have predicted that this title would have been able to do it, but it's encouraging news for third party developers on Wii.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s run, which has so far lasted nine weeks, had to come to an end eventually – but hardly anyone would have predicted that Ubisoft’s Just Dance would have been the game to do it.

It claims top spot in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 thanks to a 114 per cent increase in sales. ChartTrack point out that the game debuted at number 100 in the listings just seven weeks ago.

Since than it has been hot-stepping its way up the charts for some time now, climbing from 12th to seventh to third over the last few weeks. The news also pours scorn on the idea that (correctly targeted) third party Wii exclusives can’t succeed on the modern market.</blockquote>

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Jan
18
OPM has provided the first ever review of Heavy Rain and PS3 fans will be pleased to know that it seemingly lives up to the hype. The publication awarded it a score of 9/10 and praise its unique aspects. However, from their tone, it doesn't seem like this is a must-play game.

Check out the article snippet over at <A href="http://goonlinegames.net/2010/01/18/first-heavy-rain-review-is-in/" target="_blank">goonlinegames</a>
Jan
16
We have managed to obtain two videos from the XCM development team of the PS3 fire. The product is around 70 percent complete and allows you to play FPS games with a replica gun and it looks absolutely fantastic so far! VIDEOS inside.

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Jan
16
George Hotz, Aka Geohot the world famous iPhone hacker has been passing his time recently by creating a custom SPI interface for the PS3 cell processor to remap a region of the hypervisor protected memory. It is assumed that his work has the ultimate goal to run custom code in protected memory witout any form of interference from the hypervisor.

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You can read all the news on Geohot's developments at <a href="http://twitter.com/geohot" target="_blank">Twitter</a> as well as <a href="http://geohotps3.blogspot.com/" target="_Blank">geohotps3.blogspot.com</a>
Jan
15
Early impressions of Final Fantasy XIII report back that the title runs just as smoothly on the Xbox 360 as it does on the PS3. This news comes from 1UP who managed to sample the game on two separate kiosks.
Jan
15
Wonder why GT 5 has again been delayed? It's simple, the game isn't finished yet and has another 10 percent of final tweaking and polish to go. This news comes via an interview at USA Today with the producer of the promising racer.

<blockquote>About 90% of the game is done. We are just working on the last 10% and polishing up everything.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/01/talking-gran-turismo-5/1" target="_Blank">USAToday</a>
Jan
15
PS3 Firmware v3.15 which was released back in December has now become a MANDATORY install for PS3 owners. The firmware boasts increased stability as well as a minis emulator for the PS3.
Jan
15
Speaking to CNBC, Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that the next Wii will not simply be a HD uprade but will also add more compatibility. And boy will the Wii need it with the motion sensing coming up from Xbox and Playstation.

See the full interview at <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1384701517&play=1" target="_blank">CNBC</a>
Jan
15
According to an editor at MotorTrend, a 3D version of GT 5 will come into existance as soon as 3D TVs hit the market. Well that is not too far away then because Sony 3D TVs are scheduled to hit this Summer.

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According to MotorTrend, Polyphony and Denso’s GPS unit was tested in a race-spec Lexus IS-F at the Nurburgring last October (probably during Yamauchi’s VLN race). MotorTrend editor Peter Lyon was also able to confirm that a “3D version†of GT5 will be available “as soon as 3D TVs become available on the market,†(Sony’s 3D TVs will be available this summer).</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-5s-gps-functionality-3d-confirmed/" target="_Blank">GtPlanet</a>
Jan
15
According to a third party disc analysis, FFXIII is just around 7GB of gameplay and around 32GB of movies. Hopefully this isn't another Metal Gear Solid 4 style of'game' which is more like a movie.

Full analysis is over at <A href="http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?u=http://pocketnews.cocolog-nifty.com/pkns/2009/12/final-fantasy-x.html&sl=ja&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8" target="_blank">Pocketnews</a>.
Jan
15
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: NINTENDO AND TARGET HELP PEOPLE KEEP THEIR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS WITH WII FIT PLUS</strong>

Jan. 14, 2010

Nintendo and Target have teamed up to give people a fun and invigorating way to keep their New Year's resolutions. On weekends from Jan. 16-31, shoppers who visit select Target stores nationwide will encounter the Wii Fitâ„¢ Plus Experience in the parking lot or at the entrances of the stores. Each location will feature eight kiosks where visitors can get some "feet-on" time with the Wii Fit Plus software in an atmosphere reminiscent of a yoga studio.

Visitors will be able to try out the various balance games found in Wii Fit Plus, which uses the Wii Balance Boardâ„¢ accessory to combine fun and fitness. Wii Fit Plus includes the original Wii Fit activities as well as more than 20 new activities, customizable workout routines and even a way to track the number of calories burned. Nintendo and Target ambassadors will be on hand to provide...
Jan
15
According to reports, there may be some truth in speculation that MS is lying about sales of the Xbox 360. Recently, they claimed that 10 million units of the 360 were sold in the USA this year, however, NPD stats total at around 4.7 million for the year!

<blockquote>That number comes from a Microsoft statement released in the wake of NPD’s December and 2009 report which reads: “In 2009 US Xbox 360 console sales topped 10m units, with more than 1.3m sold in December, contributing to a worldwide Xbox 360 install base of 39m.â€

However, eagle-eyed MCV readers have pointed out that this number seems very much at odds with NPDs own numbers.

Though NPD has not released concrete 2009 figures, adding together the Xbox 360 sales from each of the firm’s monthly reports from 2009 comes to a total of 4.7m – less than half of Microsoft’s claimed amount.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://www.mcvuk.com/news/37166/Confusion-over-360-sales-numbers"...
Jan
14
The latest US sales figures for December 2009 (provided by NPD) go as follows: Wii 3.81 million, Playstation 3 1.36M, 360 1.31 M, Playstation 2 333.2 M, DS 3.31M and PSP 654.7K. Despite the PS3's great performance, Sony must be pretty worried about the slow sales of the PSP.
Jan
14
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: EUROPEAN LAUNCH DATE OF NINTENDO DSi XL CONFIRMED</strong>

Get ready to experience your favourite Nintendo DS games like never before – on the big screens and via the wider viewing angle of the Nintendo DSi XL, launching across Europe on 5th March 2010.

Two 4.2 inch screens, which are 93% bigger than the screen on the Nintendo DS Lite, really bring the adventure and action to life. Experience the legendary side scrolling world of New Super Mario Bros or the twists and turns of the Mario Kart circuit in a whole new way. The larger pen-like stylus also makes extended stylus gameplay more comfortable to allow better control; making directing Link around the dungeons of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, for example, far more natural to play.

The Nintendo DSi XL’s improved wider viewing angle screen also provides a new way for you to enjoy games together with friends and family, making it easier than ever to watch and join in the fun.

The new...
Jan
14
Interesting potential 'fact' here. According to the boss behind GT 5, the respective title will utilize around 80 percent of the PS3's processing performance. Hopefully we'll see a date on it soon!

<blockquote>What about you?
KY: It is about the same for the PS 3, about 8o percent of the processing power. The PS 3 hardware has a very high peak performance. The better you manipulate it, the better it performs</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://games.venturebeat.com/2010/01/14/gran-turismos-creator-takes-a-fifth-stab-at-a-perfect-racing-game/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Venturebeat+%28VentureBeat%29&utm_content=Google+Reader" target="_blank">Venturebeat</a>
Jan
14
Website 'gamesonsmash' has an interesting editorial in which it believes that Project Natal will fail just like the Sega CD. They believe that the marketing of the product will not much up to the reality and they touch upon more expected similarities between Natal and Sega CD.

<blockquote>The main reason why I think Natal will be similar to the launch of Sega CD is because its marketing does not match up to its reality. Even though Sega CD and Natal are totally different tech, they are both add ons that were pitched to enhance your gaming experience with the console. Sega CD was advertised in a way to believe it was the future of gaming and it would enhance your Sega Genesis goodness. Microsoft started to aggressively market Natal the same way right after its announcement at E3 09.The reality of Natal started to set in when Major Nelson on Kotaku Radio confirmed that Natal won’t replace the 360 controller but will coexist with it, which contradicts the “controller-free...
Jan
13
Nintendo's charismatic figure Reggie Fils-Aime has expressed that the Wii has a very long life ahead of it. This comes despite reports doubting the longevity of the unique Wii console.

<blockquote>In an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fils-Aime said: "We are confident the Wii home entertainment console has a very long life in front of it."

Nintendo is hoping upcoming releases of big first-party titles Metroid: Other M, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Zelda, along with its upcoming Wii Vitality Sensor, will keep the console going throughout 2010 and beyond.

Fils-Aime's remarks come one week after comments from Nintendo President Saturo Iwata said he believes the Wii is back to a healthy state, citing a "combination of factors" as to how the once sick console has regained its momentum.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://thewiire.com/blog/post/6172-nintendo-wii-has-a-qvery-long-lifeq-ahead-of-it" target="_blank">TheWiire.com</a>