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Sep
25
An officially themed Final Fantasy PS3 Slim has finally been unveiled! An image and more links to images are available below:

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See more at <A href="http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2009/09/25/ffxiii_playstation3_system/" target="_blank">Andriasang</a>
Sep
25
Over at the Tokyo Game Show, the presenters shown off Resident Evil 5 with the new motion sensing controller coming up for the PS3 - the 'wand'. Video below:

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Sep
25
Growing amounts of 360 owners are complaining that the new Halo 3: ODST is not working on their systems and the disc is essentially unreadable. It seems consoles of all years of manufacturing have suffered from the respective problem.

<blockquote>Bungie's latest game, Halo 3: ODST, is causing problems with Xbox 360 gamers.

The disc is unreadable on a whole host of consoles, either skipping or presenting "the disc is unreadable" on-screen. This is despite the disc being completely new and pristine on closer inspection.

Some users are finding solace in the ability to download the game to their hard drive, but this is not a universal solution.

Posters on the Bungie forums claim that the problem does not happen with other games, or at least the majority of games. It originally looked like only early Xbox 360's suffered from the problem, but later consoles from 2008 and 2009 have also been added into the mix.</blockquote>

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Sep
25
The president of Epic games has suggested that there will be no more Gears of War on current generation consoles. Rather the next time we will see a new version of Gears of War is when the next generation of consoles are out and about.

<blockquote>Epic president says next Gears may not appear on current platforms

Epic Games president Michael Capps hinted that the next instalment in the highly popular Gears Of War series may not appear until the next generation of consoles arrives.

Speaking at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, he explained that the developer has been working on Unreal Engine 4.</blockquote>

News Source: <a href="http://www.mcvuk.com/news/35918/Next-Gears-Of-War-on-next-gen-consoles" target="_blank">MCVUK</a>
Sep
25
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: NINTENDO NEWS: LIMITED-EDITION WII SPORTS RESORT BUNDLE FEATURES TWO WII MOTIONPLUS ACCESSORIES
</strong>

Wii Sports Resortâ„¢ is all about getting multiple people involved in friendly sporting competitions. Starting Oct. 12, consumers will have even more incentive to get in on the fun when Nintendo releases a special, limited-edition bundle of the Wii Sports Resort game and not one but two Wii MotionPlusâ„¢ accessories, which bring enhanced precision to games.

The bundle will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Typically, Wii Sports Resort comes with a single Wii MotionPlus unit at a suggested retail price of $49.99, and additional Wii MotionPlus units are available at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

"Shoppers are looking for value as we head into the holiday season, and this Wii Sports Resort bundle is a gift that players of all ages and experience levels can enjoy,†said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice...
Sep
25
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Unreal® Tournament 3 Mods for PS3 Get Custom Sound Support</strong>

CARY, N.C. (September 25, 2009) – Epic Games has great news for mod developers: Custom sounds can now be imported for Unreal Tournament 3 mods for PLAYSTATION®3 using Epic Games’ ATRAC3 mod tools, which are free of charge and available now.

Previously, custom sounds for Unreal Tournament 3 mods have only been supported for PC. Thanks to cooperation with Sony, Epic Games is able to offer its QA-tested and approved PS3 sound conversion tools to mod authors.

What this means is that many of our latest and greatest mods, especially total conversions using entirely original assets, can now be ported over for the entire PS3 community to enjoy.

Want to see some of these amazing mods? Head over to www.makesomethingunreal.com to view the dozens of levels, characters, vehicles, weapons and total conversions that are in the running to receive lots of cash and even an Unreal® Engine 3...
Sep
24
It seems MS want Forza 3 to do so well that they have reported to trolling forums and bashing GT 5 wherever possible. A NeoGAF forum mod has traced back some very recent GT 5 bashing to that none other than a Microsoft employee who also plugged Forza at the same time.

<blockquote>Originally Posted by RandomXTX:
Frickin embarassing
Gran Turismo 4 – 6/18/04
Forza 1 – 5/3/05
Forza 2 – 8/19/08
Forza 3 – 10/27/09
Gran Turismo 5 – 3/?/10

Seriously I’m done waiting, how can they let someone make 3 games before releasing GT5.
360 it is, Forza it is, Bill Gates it is!
</blockquote>

The mod responded with this:

Dude, if you're going to make posts like this - you shouldn't sign up for a GAF account with your Microsoft corporate email.

Seriously.

News Source: <A href="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=17729237&postcount=10884" target="_blank">Neogaf</a>
Sep
24
In tonight's episode of Watchdog, the host of the BBC show has continued to 'attack' Sony over the PS3's YLOD issue. Apparently, since the show last week, 430 more people came forward to say they have suffered from it and some are on their 'fourth' PS3.
Sep
24
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes, Ghost Trick Coming to North America and Europe in 2010</strong>

TOKYO, JAPAN — September 24, 2009 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced today that two titles on display at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show will be coming to North America and Europe in 2010. New Capcom titles Sengoku BASARA™ Samurai Heroes and Ghost Trick (working title for North America and Europe), displayed to the Japanese gaming public for the first time in Tokyo, will be making the transition to western gamers next year.

Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes, the latest in Capcom’s popular samurai action series, makes it first appearance on both the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™. Set during a tumultuous period of Japanese history, Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes allows players to take up the swords of more than a dozen fierce samurai warriors in huge battles against hundreds of opponents....
Sep
24
European Playstation 3 owners, tonight you have the chance to meet Dizzee Rascal from the comfort of your own home. He will be on Home tonight with his avatar so and is aiming to meet as many people as possible!

<blockquote>Remember to head down to the SingStar Rooms VIP space which opens today in PS Home to see the Dizzee Rascal ‘Tongue n Cheek’ Launch Party. Showing his exclusive performance playing at 20:00 BST (UK time) 21:00 CEST (Mainland Europe). Hear six chart topping exclusive performances from the Mercury Award Winner, meet his avatar and hear his interview. His avatar will try and meet as many of you as possible and will hang around for a while after the gig.

Be quick you don’t want to miss out, oh and grab an exclusive Dizzee Mask upon entering the space. There’s loads of other Dizzee Merchandise to purchase as well as the SongPack.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/09/24/dizzee-rascal-home-party-tonight/"...
Sep
24
Just a quick note that the demos of Forza 3 and Brutal Legend are now available to download from Xbox LIVE.
Sep
24
Homberew hackers have managed to find a new Wii exploit called 'Indiana Pwns' because it uses a save game exploit from Indian Jones. Yet another easy way to get homebrew on the Wii thanks to Team Twiizers.

News Source: <A href="http://hackmii.com/2009/09/indiana-pwns" target="_blank">HackMii</a>
Sep
24
Kaz Yamauchi has revealed the modes that will be present in Gran Turismo 5. The modes were broken down into three main areas of GT MODE, Online mode and photo mode.

<blockquote>Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi revealed model details on the highly anticipated Gran Turismo 5 for PlayStation 3. During Sony's Tokyo Game Show 2009 press conference, the following modes and features were revealed:

GT Mode: World Map, My Garage, Car Dealer, Tuning Shop, Championship Race, and License Test.

Online: Open Lobby, Text/Voice Chat, Private Room, Online Photo Album, Online Replay Album, and you can export replays to YouTube.

Photo Mode: Photo Drive, Photo Stage.
GT TV: Improved UI, export of videos to PSP, and progressive downloading.

While everyone expects a new Gran Turismo game to have improved graphics and physics (don't worry, they're there), the connectivity of GT5 is really interesting. I know loads of gamers that will be thrilled to upload their exploits to YouTube or...
Sep
24
According to Examiner, Sony has revealed at TGS that the PSP will be getting its own version of Home. Apparently the portable version will allow you to have blogs, photo albums and other social networking features such as chat.
Sep
24
Sony has revealed a new PSPGo converter cable adapter to allow folks to use old PSP accessories such as the GPS receiver on the new PSPGo. The cable essentially wraps around the Go and allows owners to plug in existing PSP peripherals on top.

<blockquote>Sony has revealed a new PSPgo accessory that will make the new handheld compatible with PSP peripherals.

The new Converter Cable Adaptor was announced at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, according to Joystiq.

It will allow PSPgo users to use such devices as the PSP camera, which is central to upcoming Sony title Invizimals.

The cable wraps around the smaller system and enables owners to plug existing PSP peripherals into the top. Other compatible examples given include the original PSP’s 1Seg Tuner and GPS receiver.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://www.mcvuk.com/news/35904/PSPgo-Converter-Cable-Adapter-unveiled" target="_blank">MCVUK</a>
Sep
24
Oh no! Polyphony Digital has confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 has been delayed and will now hit Japan on March 2010. While it is possible for North America and Europe to receive an earlier date, it seems unlikely that it will be out any sooner than in Japan.
Sep
24
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Sony Computer Entertainment [Country] Announces</strong>

Tokyo, 24th September 2009: Sony Computer Entertainment today announced a line-up of PlayStation®3 (PS3™) bundles for the holiday season, consisting of a PS3 with a 250GB hard disc drive and one of a selection of software and content, including FIFA 10 and Need for Speed™ Shift . The bundles will be available throughout retail in October 2009.

Following the great success of the new, smaller, 120GB PS3, which sold over 1m units in its first three weeks on sale, the 250GB model has the same hardware specifications as the current model, but with greater storage space, to offer consumers even more choice. The 250GB PS3, with its larger storage capacity, will allow owners to take full advantage of the incredible software line-up and the many multimedia functions available on PS3, whether that is storing and viewing your family photographs, listening to your entire music collection in crisp...
Sep
24
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Kick-start your PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable)go game collection</strong>!

Got PSPTM? Thinking of going digital with PSPgo?

Get three free games with PSPgo Rewards*

LONDON, 24th September, 2009: To celebrate the upcoming launch of the latest model of PSP™(PlayStation®Portable) Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is pleased to announce a special promotion to help existing PSP owners with UMD®s (Universal Media Discs), to start their digital games collection for PSPgo.

If you enjoy your PSP, you’re going to love the all-new PSPgo. Say hello to entertainment in your pocket as the sleek, slimline look of PSPgo comes packed with 16GB of built-in storage space – meaning that you can take all your favourite games, photos and more with you wherever you go. And to help you get your PSPgo collection started, we’re giving away three full games for free.*

With PSPgo Rewards you can download three much-loved, or totally new PSP titles for...
Sep
24
SCE has confirmed a number of new titles it is working on that will be compatible with the new motion controller as and when it is released next year. Sing and Draw, The Shoot, Motion Party and more have all been mentioned, check out the full list below:

Software Titles for Motion Controller from SCE Worldwide Studios*1

(2010 release, includes both Motion Controller dedicated and compatible titles)

Title name

Ape Escape (Working Title)

Echochrome 2 (Working Title)

Eccentric Slider (Working Title)

Sing and Draw (Working Title)

Champions of Time (Working Title)

Motion Party (Working Title)

The Shoot (Working Title)

Tower (Working Title)

PAIN*2

Flower*2

Hustle Kings*2

High Velocity Bowling*2

EyePet*2

*1 Titles to be released will depend by countries or regions.

*2 Motion control function will be added by network update, etc.
Sep
24
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Xbox 360s "Project Natal" Awakens Imagination of Global Video-Game Industry</strong>

World's top publishers pledge support for "Project Natal," helping pioneer a new category of controller-free games and entertainment.

TOKYO - 24 September 2009 - Xbox 360 today announced widespread enthusiasm from the world’s leading video-game publishers for “Project Natal,†a whole new way to play - no controller required. Developers across the globe have embraced the technology and have begun work on titles that will deliver extraordinary entertainment experiences for everyone to enjoy. Coming just three months after “Project Natal†was unveiled at E3, the announcements at the Tokyo Game Show underscore the swift industry support for the revolutionary controller-free experiences being developed exclusively for Xbox 360, the premier games and entertainment system.

Among the elite publishers actively working on games for “Project Natal†are Activision...
Sep
24
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL CONVICTIONTM TO STREET ON FEBRUARY 26th 2010</strong>

LONDON, UK - September 24th – Today, Ubisoft® announced that Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction™, the most highly awarded Xbox360 game of E3® 2009, will street on February 26th 2010, exclusively for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for Windows® PC.

Combining innovative gameplay features with a high-octane, no-holds barred storyline, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction arms the player with the lethal skills of an elite operative, and invites them into a dangerous world where justice means making your own rules.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction, please visit www.splintercell.com
Sep
24
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Motion Controller (Tentative) Equipped with High-Precision Motion Sensors, Combined With PlayStation®Eye Camera, Delivers Whole New Entertainment Experience on PlayStation®3</strong>

Tokyo, September 24, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release new Motion Controller (tentative) for PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system in Spring 2010. The new controller, equipped with high-precision, highly accurate motion sensors, can deliver whole new entertainment experience on PS3 when combined together with the PlayStation®Eye camera*1. Capable of recognizing and tracking a user’s face and voice as well as body motion, PlayStation Eye can also output the player’s image onto the TV screen. SCE will vigorously promote the expansion of this new experience only possible on the PS3 platform.

The newly announced Motion Controller is equipped with two motion sensors, three axes gyroscope and three axes...
Sep
24
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Wii at $199.99 Beginning Sept. 27 </strong>

World of Nintendo Events, Key Software Releases Further Demonstrate System’s Incomparable Value

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, the world’s most popular home video game system gets even more appealing. On that day, Nintendo’s suggested retail price for its record-setting Wii™ drops by $50 to $199.99. The new $199.99 Wii price point delivers the full iconic Wii gaming experience, including the motion-sensing Wii Remote™ controller, Nunchuk™ controller and Wii Sports™ software, and furthers Nintendo’s mission to expand the gaming universe by making video games accessible to more and more consumers.

Wii ownership also opens an avenue for players to the industry’s most diverse and unique collection of home console games. Key upcoming releases include Wii Fit™ Plus, launching on Oct. 4, and the first truly multiplayer Mario™ title ever, New Super Mario...
Sep
24
Microsoft is so intent on proving that developers love it, the company is hosting a panel at TGS featuring the aforementioned Inafune, Sega's Toshihiro Nagoshi and Konami's Hideo Kojima