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Oct
16
Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has launched more 'fighting words' on the PS3 by stating that MS's platform will go as far as to outsell the PS3 for the 'entire generation'. He noted MS will achieve this through a plan to constantly deliver for the whole life-cycle of the console.

<blockquote>"What I can tell you is we remain confident that Xbox 360 will not only outsell PS3 for the full calendar year, but for this entire generation," Greenberg declared, saying that the real "win" will be determined by "consistently delivering" throughout the console's lifespan.
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News Source: <A href="http://news.spong.com/article/19503/Microsoft-Well-Outsell-PS3-for-Entire-Generation" target="_blank">Spong</a>
Oct
16
Legendary game creator Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that he is totally open to introducing the concept of user generated content to a Super Mario title. He also revealed that plans are already in place to create an element in Mario similar to that of Little Big Planet!

<blockquote>Shigeru Miyamoto is “definitely open†to the concept of user-generated content in a Super Mario title.

Speaking to Joystiq, he revealed Nintendo has already discussed the notion of allowing players to create element of a future platformer, in a similar style to Sony’s LittleBigPlanet.

“This is an area that I have a lot of interest in, and I think that the side-scrolling Mario games in particular are well suited to that idea,†said Miyamoto.

“Of course, the Mario Vs Donkey series is one that’s made in North America by NST, but it’s one that I’ve been involved in and from early on. We did have a lot of discussions about how to enable that kind of level creation in that...
Oct
16
Microsoft has revealed that it is not really all that concerned about the surge that is happening with the PS3 due to the arrival of the Slim and the price cut. MS sees the increases in sales for the PS3 as nothing more than temporarily and certainly offers little to worry about for the long-term future.

<blockquote>It is not a real concern to us – in fact, I can tell you to that when NPD releases September sales later today, we fully expect PlayStation 3 will come in as the console with the most units sold for the month. This is frankly not a real surprise to us or the analysts that follow this industry, as it is typical to see a short term bump following the introduction of new hardware and pricing into the marketplace. What I can tell you is we remain confident that Xbox 360 will not only outsell PS3 for the full calendar year, but for this entire generation. It is similar to a game of baseball, it is not about just winning one inning, but instead being able to win the...
Oct
15
A developer at Treyarch has taken something of a cheap shot at The Conduit (without explicitly stating the game). He implied that the control of the game was very 'jittery' and there was no way to get rid of it unlike in CoD 4 on the Wii!

<blockquote>While Wii gamers love the controls in The Conduit, the dev has a point as the controls did jump around once the sensitivity was placed higher. Much like pc’s though this side effect of jittering will not affect Call of Duty: MW Reflex as the developer has stated they are implementing “pc like†controls for the game.

“CoD4Wii has a new ‘Precision aiming mode’ - this is actually my favorite new feature of the game. It's basically an emulation of how PC aiming works, and you're going to notice a huge improvement in how precise your aim is.</blockquote>

News Source: <a href="http://nintendodpad.com/Welcome/News/Entries/2009/10/15_CoD4_Wii_dev_takes_jab_at_The_Conduit,_states_their_game_has_pc_like_controls.html"...
Oct
15
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Today we are happy to announce the Rockstar Legacy Collection of PSP® </strong>(PlayStation®Portable) system titles.

Beginning October 15, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, Midnight Club: L.A. Remix and Manhunt 2 will be available for digital download from the PlayStation®Network for the PSP system.



We are also proud to unveil the official Rockstar-branded storefront on the PlayStation Network. Launching October 22, the storefront will offer the full complement of new and Legacy Rockstar titles for the PSP system, including Beaterator, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and The Warriors, all available for digital download.
Oct
15
According to reports, MS recently introduced a new 'Wave 4' protection on a game called Car-o-Rama. However, pirates have already struck back with a temporary fix which requires a 3MB download.

<blockquote>Last Friday Disney Pixar released a new game, Car O Rama, which boasted a new Wave 4 protection. Microsoft’s earlier attempts at protecting the Xbox 360 against piracy have all failed miserably, and it seems this one is no exception. Pirates have already created a temporary fix for the iXtreme 1.6 hack firmware, which involves you downloading a 3MB “activate.iso†file and burning it to a DVD9 disc.

This disc can then be used to load games with Wave 4 protection, which currently only include Car O Rama, but will most likely include otehr games in the future. The official NFO file for the loader states</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://xboxlifestyle.net/2009/10/15/microsoft-hits-back-at-piracy-pirates-break-security-already/" target="_blank">XboxLifeStyle.net</a>
Oct
15
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City</strong>

Multiplayer

The Ballad of Gay Tony

The new episode in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for Xbox 360® - takes the classic fan-favorite modes from the mayhem of Grand Theft Auto IV multiplayer and overhauls every aspect for an action packed, over-the-top experience. New weapons for greater diversity and impact. New, tighter Deathmatch arenas for more fierce matches. And the addition of new gameplay features including parachutes, kill streaks and assisted kills. It's Grand Theft Auto multiplayer made more intense than ever.

The featured modes are: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, GTA Race, Race and Free Mode

In Deathmatch, with up to 16 players online, your objective is to have the most kills within the set time. Players are awarded contract money for each kill, and can also loot casualties for their dropped cash. The player with the most cash when the game ends wins. In Team...
Oct
15
The creator of an Xbox controller message application has already netted himself a cool $60,000 and counting. Previously a porn star reviewed it on G4 and the product seems to be performing well for something that took just a few hours to make.

<blockquote>College senior Justin Le Clair may be the most commercially successful Xbox 360 developer of 2009. For four hours of work he's pocketed $60,000 and counting. His creation? An Xbox massage program, the first in a controversial trend.

"I threw it together in class," Le Clair told Kotaku during a phone interview this week. His creation, Rumble Massage, is no game. It's a program that makes an Xbox controller vibrate on command. It was launched in January through the Xbox Live Indie Games program, which enables amateur developers to sell peer-reviewed projects online through the Xbox 360.

Rumble Massage currently sells for $1. Earlier this year, a porn star reviewed it on the G4 network, an awkward detail Le Clair has...
Oct
15
A PS3 system file editor has been released which allows for the editing of the PS3 PARAM.SFO files. This release is similar to the official Sony SDK version but is a homebrew version with less restrictions.

News Source: <a href="http://www.haxnetwork.net/2009/10/hombrewed-ps3-system-file-editor-released/" target="_blank">Haxnetwork.net</a>
Oct
15
UK tabloid The Sun is reporting that some weeks after the release of FIFA 10 on the PS3 the cracks in the game are beginning to appear. One of those 'cracks' mentioned is that it is near impossible to find a head to head online game but 10v10 works fine.

<blockquote>TWO weeks after release of FIFA and some cracks are appearing in the game.

Personally, I can't get a game online with friends on the PS3 for love nor money.

In fact, the only way you can play with friends is as a 10v10 game. Not good enough EA!

No problems with the Xbox 360 version.

Other bloggers have listed a raft of problems with the single player campaign including an inability to sign players in the manager mode.

If you're experiencing other problems post your problems below using MY Sun.
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Read more: <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/fun/gizmo/game_reviews/2682618/FIFA-10-cracks-appear-on-PS3.html#ixzz0U0O6U1Jq" target="_blank">TheSun</a>
Oct
15
Nintendo and Capcom are spearheading a new assault on the R4 flash cart in the DS after retailers have previously ignored all the warnings and threats of legal action. The retailers allegedly shown no sincere response so the legal efforts are being renewed.

<blockquote>Capcom and Nintendo have joined with 53 other unspecified video game publishers to file suit against four sellers of the R4 flash cartridge for Nintendo DS, which can be used to play pirated games on Nintendo's handheld console.

Through the suit, the publishers seek an injunction against distribution of the R4, in accordance with the 2009 Japanese Unfair Competition Prevention Act.

Nintendo has frequently taken up arms against widespread piracy of its games. Last year, the company -- then too joined by a litany of fellow publishers -- launched a lawsuit against R4 distributors. As a result, early this year, a Tokyo court issued an injunction, but Capcom now says that legal action has had no meaningful...
Oct
15
According to the Smith County sheriff's report a known suspect climbed into the house of a friend and stole an Xbox. After taking the system, he accidentally drove his get-away vehicle into a pond so thought it would be a good idea to return the stolen item and apologize.

<blockquote>A suspect allegedly took his friend's Xbox, but changed his mind after he found himself stuck -- literally.

According to Smith County sheriff's report, a known suspect broke into his friend's home by crawling through a window. He took the gaming system and left the home, but shortly after drove his vehicle into a pond. Officials say the man then brought the stolen item back and apologized. The victim filed a report, but burglary charges have not been filed.</blockquote>

News Source: <a href="http://www.tylerpaper.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091015/NEWS08/910140361" target="_blank">Tylerpaper</a>
Oct
14
While all the talk may be on how the rise of digital downloads and the likes of Wii Ware will harm retail, Nintendo seems to think quite the opposite. According to Nintendo, services such as WiiWare are beneficial to retailers because it makes peoples appetites for games even bigger!

<blockquote>In an interview published today he said:
“The first is having more people being able to play games. We know from all our experience that what people enjoy on the services makes their appetites for playing games far bigger. That’s the first benefit to retail.â€

Said Fischer: “The other way is that WiiWare is a laboratory. What we know is that some of the games that are – you could say ‘tested’ through this platform – they may one day get access to the normal retail channels. That’s because the developers have managed to polish their software through the WiiWare experience. That is going to provide sales.â€</blockquote>

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Oct
14
According to Kojima, MGS: Peace Walker on the PSP contains a big surprise and will make everyone go out and buy a PSP. Of course that is if they don't happen to own one already!

<blockquote>What should we be looking forward to the most with Peace Walker? "In terms of volume, I mentioned onstage at TGS that the script is as thick as Metal Gear Solid 4's," Kojima noted. "I'm putting everything I want to do on a portable console into this game. I haven't announced this yet, but there's another feature in here that will surprise people, to the point where they'll want to go out and buy a PSP right now!"</blockquote>

News Source: <a href="http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3176464" target="_blank">1UP</a>
Oct
14
Microsoft's European community manager has just tweeted the following about Sky TV on the Xbox 360: "October 27 - that's the date when you'll be able to watch TV from Sky on your Xbox 360. Channel line-up and pricing to come at launch".
Oct
14
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: New Color Puts Nintendo’s Wii Remote and Nunchuk in the Black </strong>

Nintendo’s iconic Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers are getting a new look, just in time for the holidays. Ever since the Wii™ system launched in November 2006, the controllers have been available only in white. On Nov. 16, Nintendo introduces new black versions.

The new black Wii Remote controller will be available packaged with a black Wii MotionPlusâ„¢ accessory, which brings enhanced precision to games. The package will be available at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The black Nunchuk controller will be available separately at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

“The Wii Remote revolutionized not only how people play games, but also who plays them,†said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The new color lets people customize their setup, and the controllers make great stocking stuffers for players of...
Oct
14
New reports from tech site Fudzilla have emerged which indicate that Microsoft's next generation Xbox 360 will utilize the GPU technology from AMD. This is far from concerned so watch this space for future updates.
Oct
14
In a bid to help shift and promote Windows 7, MS has confirmed that it has lured in the services of Family Guy. A special 'Family guy presents' show will air on November 8th in which there will be NO commercial breaks just Windows 7 story story-lines.

<blockquote>Microsoft on Tuesday plans to announce a deal with News Corp.'s Fox that will see Microsoft sponsoring a TV show that will merge a pitch for Windows 7 with the comedic stylings of "Family Guy" voices Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein.

The show, dubbed "Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show," will air Sunday, November 8, at 8:30 p.m. (ET and PT). There won't be any commercial breaks; just Windows 7 built into the story line.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10374323-56.html" target="_blank">Cnet</a>
Oct
14
ok guys this is the time start voting and give it ur best ppl :)

http://www.gamespot.com/greatest-video-game-hero/vote/index.html?battle_id=63

VOTE FOR MARIO !

VOTE FOR MARIO !

VOTE FOR MARIO !

thanks and let ur friends know aswell :)
Oct
13
The producer of Gran Turismo 5 has called the sheer scale of the racer 'dizzying'. He noted that all the basics are done but the team is really aiming to go beyond gamer expectations upon release.

<blockquote>Naturally, my attention is focused purely on Gran Turismo 5 right now. The scale of this title is just dizzying, so daily progress is slow, but it’s still going forward at a steady clip. All the basic stuff is complete, but we’re trying to give everything that little bit extra at present. We could release it any time we want, really, but I want to have that classic GT-style ‘did we really have to go this far?’ feel going. I want to go way beyond gamer expectations.â€</blockquote>

News Source: <a href="http://www.gtplanet.net/scale-of-gran-turismo-5-dizzying-says-yamauchi/" target="_blank">GTPlanet</a>