Archive for February, 2009

E3 2009: Date for Microsoft’s Press Conference Announced

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


Microsoft have announced the time and date for their pre-E3 press conference in June.

It’ll take place on Monday June 1st at 10:30am, thats 6:30pm GMT.

If it’s anything like last year’s (and we mean ANYTHING!), we cant wait.

Xbox 360 Saves The Date For E3 2009 [kotaku]

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned Out Now

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned Out Now

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, the first episode of two to come for the Xbox 360 verison of Grand Theft Auto IV, has been released on Xbox Live Marketplace.

The downloadable content went up at 8am GMT, 12am PST and 3am EST. It comes in at a wealthy 1.7GB and costs 1600 MS points with limited edition Microsoft Points going on sale to the general public showing the L&D logo.

After having numoerous problems with the internet here in Dublin (here for a couple of days), I can safely say that I am downloading it right now.

Watch out for a review in the coming days.

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European Game Releases [16/2 - 20/2]

Posted in Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on February 17, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


Whats out on disc and download this week? Lets find out, shall we?

EGR is back and it’s come back at a very good time.

Next week, you have Killzone 2 and Halo Wars but for now, its this week that matters and it still has a cracking lineup.

This week, the main releases are Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned and Street Fighter IV with The Lost and Damned out now exclusively on Xbox Live while Street Fighter IV is out on the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 from Friday.

The rest of this week’s games are after the jump.

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January NPD Numbers Released: Nintendo Gets Triple Crown, PLAYSTATION 3 Hits New Low

Posted in Nintendo Wii, Other Gaming, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on February 17, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


Yeah, we never got round to this on Friday night or during the weekend but better late then ever.

If your a Nintendo fan, keep reading; if your a Microsoft fan, you decide and if your a Sony fan, you may wanna look away.

Sales of all 3 home consoles fell dramaticlly as the Christmas holidays ended but Nintendo still seen strong sales with the Wii and Nintendo DS as the Wii sold over 679k while the DS sold over 510k.

The Xbox 360 sold over 309k but the PS3 sold much less compared to this time last year, selling 203k. As for the rest of the PlayStation brand, the PSP sold 172k while the PS2 sold over 101k.

Meanwhile on the software front, Nintendo took the triple crown with their games taking the top 3, them being Wii Fit, Wii Play and Mario Kart Wii.

Full software and hardware charts after the jump.

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Lionhead Concept Art is Old

Posted in GDC 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on February 16, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


Lionhead have revealed to VG247 and that concept art for two of their projects, which was revealed last night, are old and the two projects in question are not in development.

Justice and Survivor were two games tasked to Leading Light Design, whos previous work includes Fable and Fable II as well as Killzone 2, to render concept art for the game when both projects were in pre-dev. The games were rumored to be before Fable II.

Either way, we’ll know what Lionhead and Peter Molyneux are gonna be working on next, he’ll be giving a keynote about his next project at GDC next month in San Francisco.

Justice and Survivors aren’t in Lionhead production [VG247]
Lionhead ‘new’ projects are old concepts [GamesIndustry]

God of War III – New Info, New Screens and New Trailer

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , on February 14, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


We never got to post this yesterday due to the fact I was away so nerr.

That media blowout of God of War III blewout alot. There was some brand new previews from websites getting new info on the game, new screens for the game and a brand new trailer which was extended from the one we seen at the Spike TV VGA’s.

All of it is after the jump.

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gamesTM Issue 80 Review Scores

Posted in Nintendo Wii, Other Gaming, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


The brand new issue of gamesTM just came out and we have the review scores for you to see.

Unlike Edge, which gave the game a 7/10, Killzone 2 has been given a 8/10 compared to Halo Wars 7/10 in both Edge and gamesTM which is a direct switch of Edge.

However, Killzone 2 is not the best score in the magazine, that goes to Disgaea 3 for the PLAYSTATION 3 with a 9/10.

Full scores after the jump with the bolded ones being ones that bare importance.

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GDC 2009: Hideo Kojima to Do Keynote Speech

Posted in GDC 2009, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , on February 10, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

hideo-kojimaIt’s been announced that a keynote at the Game Developer’s Conference will be given, when it begins next month, by Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima.

The crticially acclaimed creator of the series, who also made Policenauts and produced Zone of the Enders 1 and 2, will be appearing at the South Hall of the Moscone Center at GDC 09 in San Francisco for a 1 hour semninar known as “Solid Game Design: Making the ‘Impossible’ Possible” on Thursday March 26th at 10:00am, thats 6:00pm GMT .

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Is the Tide Finally Changing for PLAYSTATION 3?

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


We’ll admit it.

You know it, I know, practically everyone knows it.

The pre-launch hype for the PlayStation 3 was a joke. A ridiculous price at £425/$599, barely any decent games at launch and PR which is probably the worst in history. Needless to say, the PLAYSTATION 3 has not had the best of lifecycles compared to the Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii.

But since then, slowly but surely, things are getting better.

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Capcom Officially Announce Dead Rising 2

Posted in PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on February 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

dead-rising-2Capcom have now officially announced Dead Rising 2, the sequal to one of 2006′s great games.

The game, which has no release date as of yet, will be on the PLAYSTATION 3 as well as the Xbox 360 when it’s released. It comes from the heels of a leaked trailer over the weekend posted on YouTube which appeared to show the game in action.

The game is being developed by Blue Castle games with members from the development team from the original Dead Rising helping out.

Kenji Inafune, who is Capcom’s global head of development and research, will be the game’s producer.

As well as that, the first 5 screens were shown today.

Press release is after the jump.

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