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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
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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>
Oct
13
Looks as if the design of the PSP Go has been ripped right off in China. A system which looks near identical to the Go is in circulation in China but costs just $90, oh and it plays NES games as well.

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Chinese counterfeits are prevalent in all markets of the world. However, this latest one sold by ChinaGrabber, dubbed the PXP-2000, looks almost identical to Sony’s recently released PSPgo.

<blockquote>Getting priced at $89.99, the price point of the PXP-2000 is a far cry from the $249.99 Sony is asking for their PSPgo. Featuring a-near identical exterior, internal memory, support for Linux and Windows OS, picture and video support, FM radio and NES emulator and video out. Just looking at the exterior, we’ll let you decide whether the PSPgo “inspired†this.</blockquote>

News Source: <a href="http://playstationlifestyle.net/2009/10/13/pspgo-gets-knocked-off/"...
Oct
13
Xbox Live supremo Major Nelson has tweeted that he will have to pick up the PS3 exclusive Uncharted 2 as it is currently being well received. He also congratulated the team at Naughty Dog on their apparent good job.
Oct
13
According to Haxnetwork, a number of homebrew hackers are due to release a PS3 system file editor which allows for the editing of SFO files similar to the official Sony editor.
Oct
13
Hi folks,

Just posted my issue on the official bethsoft forums and it looks like I'm not the only person with this issue.
http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=1047541

Just bought my copy of Fallout 3 GOTY Edition and it won't load any of my old Fallout 3 saves. Shouldn't be an issue due to the region, as I bought my Pre-ordered Fallout 3 and my Pre-ordered Fallout 3 GOTY Edition from the same Canadian EB Games store.
Oct
13
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: The World’s First Motion Sensing 3D Freedom Controller for Wii Style Action on your PS3

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BLAZE reveal the ultimate in gaming interactivity for the PS3. </strong>

Doncaster, UK – 09 Oct 2009 – Video game accessory innovators BLAZE have today announced their truly unique motion sensing controller, allowing fully interactive gameplay never before experienced on the PS3.

The BLAZE PS3 Motion Freedom 3D Controller thrusts the PS3 gamer into the very heart of the action by employing the latest motion sensing technology which before now has only been the reserve of Nintendo Wii gamers.

This all new device opens up unthinkable gaming possibilities allowing you to interact and become one with the hottest PS3 sporting and action titles.

Sega Tennis becomes a whole new ball game when you use the new BLAZE controller to smash your opponent into submission,...
Oct
13
A new monster hunting game being billed as Sony's real challenger to the Nintendo Pokemon range is being backed by a huge marketing campaign by the Sony PSP team. Anyone looking forward to this particular title?

<blockquote>A monster-hunting game billed as Sony’s first challenger to Nintendo’s Pokemon range is being backed with a wide-ranging marketing campaign by the platform holder.

Invizimals will be released by SCEE next month, and, in a unique development, will utilise the official PSP Camera to show up ‘invisible’ creatures. The game was devised by Spanish studio Novarama.</blockquote>

News Source: <a href="http://www.mcvuk.com/news/36101/Sony-gets-behind-PSPs-Pokemon" target="_Blank">MCVUK</a>
Oct
13
David Cage has gone on record to rubbish news that Heavy Rain is only full of quick time events. He noted that the balance between such an occurrence and action is similar to Indigo Prophecy in the US.

<blockquote>David Cage has gone on record to rubbish claims by "gamers" that Heavy Rain is only full of quick time events. He mentions that the only people saying this are those that have never played the game, and that the balance of QTE versus action in the game is exactly like Farenheit (Indigo Prophecy in the US). He explains that the game only goes into QTE during a cutscene sequence, and allows you to control the character at all times throughout these unique experiences.

Cage also commented on Sony saying that "they really pay attention to the quality of the game. That's the only thing that matters to them, and to us too...I think we are in good shape, we made the game we wanted to make."</blockquote>

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Oct
13
In a GTR video, rap star Lil Wayne implies that he has a modded Xbox and seems very proud of it. The rapper claims he has 'every game ever created' as well as 'every porno' as you'd expect.

<blockquote>Not only does rapper Lil' Wayne's Xbox have "every game ever created," but it also has "every porno," which makes it, as one off-screen commentator jokes, a real X Box. Ha. Yeah.

There you have it, piracy police. Gamertag Radio has it on camera. Hear his mumbly voice for yourselves. He even says that he has pong. He's deep into piracy to have that on the Xb</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://www.destructoid.com/lil-wayne-has-a-modded-xbox--151752.phtml" target="_blank">Dtoid</a>
Oct
12
Upcoming PS3 exclusive Uncharted 2 reportedly features a 'next gen filter' in which users can purchase with in game money. The filter makes Uncharted 2 look on par with Gears of War and MGS 4 in terms of the color theme hence their apparent mockery of others.

<blockquote>Uncharted 2 features a ‘Next-Gen Filter’, which you can purchase with the in-game money. Unlike Drake's Fortune filter, this time around it's much more accurate and comical.

Much more defined this time around, Naughty Dog makes the next-gen filter make Uncharted 2 look like Gears of War or Metal Gear Solid 4 in color, which is pretty much one main color theme. The filter makes the game look brownish gold and takes away nearly all the color found in the game. When you turn the filter on, you are truly playing a “next-gen†title. You have to love the humor of Naughty Dog.</blockquote>

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Oct
12
<strong>STAY IN SHAPE WITH BIGBEN INTERACTIVE</strong>

This Winter Bigben Interactive releases two Wiiâ„¢ video games with innovative accessories to help you keep in shape: a full-size exercise bike and a personal trainer that includes advice on nutrition.

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CYBERBIKE

Discover the very first video game that comes with an exercise bike—have fun while pedalling! Cyberbike introduces a brand new way to do sports in your living room. The game invites you use your eco-citizen’s head and legs to clean up the planet. Clear paths and roads of the sources of pollution that are ruining the environment as you cycle along on some of the most improbable vehicles ever imagined—on land, sea and air. Using the bike included with the game, players are able to ride through 18 different circuits. As you progress, numerous accessories are unlocked to customise your vehicles and equipment, such as new...
Oct
12
According to reports, leading online retailer Amazon will be offering 'tokens'that can be redeemed for real downloads on the PSN service.

<blockquote>In our increasingly connected world, there are more and more ways to buy entertainment content. Unfortunately for retailers, fewer of these methods involve going to an actual shop. With the advent of digital distribution systems like WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade, Games on Demand, and the Playstation Network, gamers can now by digital copies of their favorite titles directly from console manufacturers. This cuts retailers out of the loop, and some are looking for creative ways to get back in again. Amazon is one such worried retailer, and it has recently announced a plan to meet Sony half way: The online shop will sell 'tokens' that can be redeemed for actual downloads on Sony's PSN service.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://www.pspworld.com/sony-psp/news/amazon-to-sell-psn-game-tokens-011862.php" target="_blank">PSWorld</a>
Oct
12
According to one report, the Xbox 360 version of NFS: Shift is actually attempting to try and access the Playstation Store. But unfortunately when this happens, it can also make things go pear-shaped and crash. Strange coding from EA on this one then.

<blockquote>When navigating menus today while connected to Xbox Live the game suddenly crashed again. When my rage had subsided and I got a better look at the screen, I was pretty shocked at what I saw. Was my Xbox 360 version of Need for Speed Shift really trying to access the Playstation Store? Microsoft are not going to be happy about this.</blockquote>

News Source: <a href="http://www.hardocp.com/news/2009/10/12/xbox_360_crashes_accessing_playstation_store63/" target="_blank">Hardocp</a>
Oct
12
It looks as if a public billboard has spilled the beans and confirmed that a new version of Resistance 3 is in the works. Perhaps this was a deliberate tactic by Sony, but whatever the intent, it seems to confirm yet another sequel to this franchise.

<blockquote>Some interesting news to report now as a recent public billboard in Louisiana has potentially spilled the beans on an upcoming announcement for the next installment in the popular Resistance franchise.

As reported from Eurogamer, the letters used in the new logo appear to suggest that the new game will be set in New York, with a possible release coming sometime in February next year.
Why February you say? Well it’s worth mentioning that the billboard is located by a petrol station that is commonly used for film-sets. One of these upcoming films is called Battle: Los Angeles, which will be handled by none other than Sony Pictures</blockquote>

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Oct
12
Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime has torn into the PSP Go, questioning what the point of the product is and what benefit does it provide to the potential consumer. Does he have a point?

<blockquote>The PSPgo has split opinion since its launch earlier this month. But Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime knows where he stands. Speaking with The Washington Post about the PSPgo, he said, “I have the utmost respect for all our competitors, but it’s interesting to try and answer the consumer question of ‘What’s in it for me?’ in that product.â€

Warming to his theme, Fils–Aime went on to say that the PSPgo had a, “fundamental concept problem in terms of ‘Who’s it for?’ and ‘What’s the benefit?’â€</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology/2009/10/12/nintendo-chief-slates-pspgo-115875-21741873/" target="_blank">Mirror</a>
Oct
12
It looks as if Sony's DRM techniques have hurt the free game scheme given to those European PSP go buyers. While Sony has scrapped the UMD exchange system, it is insistent that it will take care of its loyal customers.

<blockquote>Managing a download-only console may prove harder than Sony first imagined. If you are a European customer who purchased a PSP Go, you were given a voucher for your choice of three games. The problem is that many gamers use their PlayStation 3 to download PSP content, and Sony locked the downloads down to whatever system customers use to grab the content. That means that if you used your PlayStation 3 to download the games, you're out of luck. This isn't the only issue to hinder the PSP Go's momentum.</blockquote>

News Source: <A href="http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/10/psp-go-launch-has-become-a-nightmare-for-gamers-sony.ars" target="_blank">Ars</a>
Oct
12
A while ago, developer Valve indicated that is no longer working on the PS3. However, recent evidence seems to suggest the opposite as the EA Russia website is displaying a PS3 version of Left 4 Dead 2. Mistake? Or are Valve truly back on the PS3 wagon?
Oct
12
Microsoft's big upcoming racer Forza 3 has reportedly already been leaked online. The significance of this particular leak is that the street date for the title is about two weeks from now so it's not good news for this exclusive racer.

<blockquote>Set to release October 23, Forza Motorsport 3 has been leaked to various p2p websites. The download is said to contain the main game and another disc containing hundreds of cars and tracks totaling over 13gb. Forza 3 is an XBOX 360 exclusive Published by Microsoft Game Studios and is expected to sell well given the score of 93% for Forza 2 on Metacritic.com and the hype over the current version’s visuals and enhanced simulation driving that can also cater to the casual crowd by ramping down the difficulty level with optional aides. While this leak may not be a surprise, it is no wonder why game day available DLC, strategic pricing, and other gimmicks are becoming the norm.</blockquote>

News Source: <A...
Oct
12
source: http://www.ps3.qj.net

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