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Sep
23
A new Wii UK bundle has been 'leaked' and while it looks as if the Wii will get no price cut in UK, new buyers will potentially got a whole lot more bang for their buck. The new bundle reportedly includes a Wii, controller, motion plus and copies of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort!

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A retail source has told MCV that the UK will shortly unveil a brand new Wii hardware SKU that will replace the current bundle incorporating Wii Sports.

The source has not, however, been lead to believe that the new bundle will be any cheaper than the current offering, meaning that the UK could yet miss out on the price cut arriving soon in North America and Japan.

The pay-off, though, is that UK gamers are set to get a lot more included in Wii’s basic hardware SKU than consumers overseas.
The new bundle will include the console, a WiiMote, one nunchuck controller, a MotionPlus peripheral and copies of both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.</blockquote>

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Sep
23
As much as I wanted one, the average reviews of its big titles, high cost, high game download prices and lack of UMD transfer support means its a no thanks for me. Has anyone else changed their minds?


Full rant - Anyone got any compromising pics of Sony execs so we can get them to sort out this mess?
Sep
23
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: HALO Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe</strong>

Foreword by Frank O'Connor

‘I can still remember the first time I really experienced Halo…it was stepping out of the crashed escape pod and into a world that would consume my professional and creative life for the next seven years. In the following pages, you’ll find a great deal of depth and drama and data – some familiar, some new. It’s fiction, of course, but we only ever want it to feel real. Because it’s real to us. These are places and times that we want to share with you.’ Frank O’ Connor – foreword

Widely described as Microsoft’s ‘Killer App’ the Halo franchise is one of the biggest entertainment properties in history and one of the fastest selling video games ever. With over 1 billion Halo games played worldwide, the fans known as ‘Halo Nation’ are hungry for insight and information about the world of Halo.

Created in full collaboration with...
Sep
22
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: **ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT** MTV GAMES, HARMONIX AND EA ANNOUNCE</strong>

Unique Bundle Allows Fab Four Fans to Sing Along to 45 of The Beatles' Greatest Hits
Guildford, UK. – 22nd Sept., 2009 – Harmonix, MTV Games, and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today announced the The Beatles: Rock Band – Two Microphone Pack for PS3™, combining The Beatles: Rock Band, the most critically-acclaimed music game of the year, with two SingStar microphones from Sony’s leading interactive singing experience franchise. With an extraordinary catalogue of 45 tracks available, The Beatles: Rock Band – Two Microphone Pack for PS3™ will allow players to enjoy multi-part harmonies in a way never before experienced within a music game through an unprecedented, experiential progression of the music and artistry of The Beatles.

The Beatles: Rock Band – Two Microphone Pack for PS3™ is available now in the UK for a suggested retail price of £49.99....
Sep
22
As undercover police investigators searched a home drugs, some of their bored colleagues found other ways to entertain themselves - by playing Wii bowling and jumping for joy with every strike they made!

<blockquote>As investigators searched the home for drugs, some drug task force members found other ways to occupy their time. Within 20 minutes of entering Difalco's house, some of the investigators found a Wii video bowling game and began bowling frame after frame.

While some detectives hauled out evidence such as flat screen televisions and shotguns, others threw strikes, gutter balls and worked on picking up spares.

A Polk County sheriff's detective cataloging evidence repeatedly put down her work and picked up a Wii remote to bowl. When she hit two strikes in a row, she raised her arms above her head, jumping and kicking.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/sep/21/undercover-drug-investigators-embarrass-polk-sheri/"...
Sep
22
Numerous internet reports indicate that Sony has revealed that Uncharted 2 will hit Europe on October 16th, exactly one day later than the game is available in the US.

Apparently Sony told the news directly to EG.
Sep
22
As part of the press release for the $50 Xbox 360 rebate, MS also stated the following bit of important news: "as announced earlier this year, the Xbox 360 you buy today will work with “Project Natal†and controller-free gaming in the future."
Sep
22
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Stretch Your Entertainment Dollar with Special Offer from Xbox 360</strong>

$50 Rebate Offered with the Purchase of Xbox 360 Elite through Oct. 5

Beginning today through Oct. 5, when you purchase an Xbox 360 Elite for $299, Xbox 360 will put $50 back into your pocket with a limited-time rebate. Coupled with the recent price drop of the Xbox 360 Elite console, this offer makes your premium games and entertainment experience more affordable than ever.

Xbox 360 Elite puts all your entertainment in one place so you can play games, watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, and, coming this fall, keep up with your Twitter and Facebook social circles, all from your living room. Additionally, with a Netflix unlimited membership and an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership you can instantly watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix, recommend your favorite shows and share in a movie party night with up to 7 friends — all on Xbox LIVE.

And, as announced...
Sep
22
Mark your calendars folks, October 15th marks the day of the ugliest official Xbox 360 controller yet to be released. The black and red controller will be on sale for $69.99 at GaemStop and looks snake-like scary.

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Sep
22
Nintendo has confirmed that three new colored DSi's will be available from October 23rd and include Facebook pre-installed on the systems. The colors are light blue, metallic blue and red.

<blockquote>Facebook pre-installed on metallic blue, light blue and red versions; Coming in October
Nintendo has today announced that its DSi will be available in three new colours from October 23rd – with Facebook pre-installed on the console.

The system will be available in Metallic Blue, Light Blue and Red across Europe on October 23rd.

The Facebook feature allows users to post their photographic creations straight to their profile via the Nintendo DSi Camera.
The console also includes Flipnote Studio, which enables consumers to make notes on their Nintendo DSi animate their own mini-movies. These can then be uploaded and shared online.</blockquote>

News Source: <a href="http://www.mcvuk.com/news/35852/New-DSi-SKUs-unveiled" target="_blank">MCVUK</a>
Sep
22
A producer at Bethesda has blogged about how Microsoft messed up their marketing communications messages when promoting ODST which led to reviewers talking about the pricing of the game a whole lot more. Time and time again MS were dithering between whether ODST was a full new game or an 'expansion pack' which led to confusion.

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Microsoft and/or Bungie totally bungled the marketing on this. First saying it was a standalone expansion pack, then coming out and saying wait, no, we're charging full price because - surprise! - we put "more" stuff in it and it's called Halo ODST now, vs it's original title, Halo Recon. Like Microsoft was ever going to sell this for less than full price. It is a new Halo title, it'll sell like hotcakes no matter what.

Because of the waffling, reviewers are now mentioning that Halo ODST may not be worth the price point, that it should've been cheaper, etc... Give me a break. First off, most games - especially first person shooters - are...
Sep
22
It's taken a while to get out, but Bungie have been caught red handed playing PS3 exclusive Uncharted 2. When asked how they can play a PS3 exclusive, they responding by stating that they 'play everything'. So first Cliffy B, and now Bungie also have a passionate love for Uncharted.

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<blockquote>While At E3 2009, we spotted an anomaly, it was a couple of Bungie guys making their way through the crowed to play none other than, the Critically Acclaimed!, Uncharted 2 among Thieves Multiplayer Demo. When asked, “How could you play a PS3 Exclusive?†they responded. “We Play everything!â€, and apparently are big fans of the Uncharted series. I guess Cliffy B isn't the only one who has a secret love for Uncharted. Who knows! Maybe Bill Gates has a PS3 now, Probably a Slim, given Microsoft’s recent struggles with Windows Vista. Enjoy the Photos.</blockquote>

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Sep
22
According to a leaked SEGA document, PS2 and Dreamcast games may well be heading over to PSN for digital download. Could this be yet another big surprise from Sony ruined prematurely once again?

<blockquote>An internal document leaked by Sega provides compelling information regarding the possibility of Sony brining last gen games to the PS3 in downloadable form. The document, discovered by Objectif-Sega has been removed at Sega's request, but a number of quotes have been recorded regarding the document's details. It looks like "SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN," and with such a massive library, this may just be the shot in the arm the PS3 needs. Additionally, there was talk of brining Dreamcast games to the PS3 as well: "If we provide a list of DC titles SCEA will let us know which ones they're interested in having exclusively."</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://ps3.kombo.com/article.php?artid=10913" target="_blank">Kombo</a>
Sep
22
A leaked transcript between SONY and SEGA has revealed that the PS3's new motion control system will be available as of March 2010 in Japan.

<blockquote>That document not only indicates PS2 emulation in the PS3 again, but it also pins a date for Motion Control (still un-brand named) to see the consumer light of day. In terms of the former, "SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN" says the document.

In the case of the release date for Motion Control, this will happen in "March 2010 in Japan. Bundles and pricing aren't mentioned".</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://news.spong.com/article/19265/PS3-Motion-Control-for-March-2010" target="_blank">Spong</a>
Sep
22
Microsoft has confirmed that a new Xbox 360 wireless adapter is on the way. Moreover, an Italian Xbox advert has also revealed that the device will be making its way over to Europe as well.

<blockquote>The device was previously spied in an FCC filing stateside, while an Italian Xbox advert also revealed that the new gizmo is on the way.

Sadly, details are scant on when the adapter will arrive, and how much it will cost, but it seems likely the device will arrive before Christmas, as with just about every other gaming product ever conceived.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://play.tm/news/26762/microsoft-confirm-new-xbox-360-wireless-adapter/" target="_blank">Play.tm</a>
Sep
21
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: WORDS, PICTURES, PETS AND MORE! - EA ANNOUNCES DIVERSE LINEUP OF DSIWARE TITLES</strong>

SUDOKU and MySims Camera Amongst EA Titles Coming This Year

Guildford. UK, – September 21, 2009 – DSi owners get ready to download. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced MySims™ Camera and SUDOKU are available for download from the Nintendo DSi Shop along with original EA titles which are also in development and will release later this year.

“EA has fully embraced the Wii and the Nintendo DS, bringing custom-built DSiWare games to the Nintendo consumer is an exciting opportunity for us to reach DSi owners with easy to play games that they can download and play whenever they want,†said Rod Humble, Head of the EA Play Label. “The lineup of games we have in development will appeal across the diverse DSi consumer base so whether players want to showcase their creativity and humor using MySims Camera or sharpen their math and word skills...