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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...