Archive for July 9, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 Hears the Call of Duty Again, Name Added to Boxart

Posted in Activision, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


It seems that Infinity Ward are now, once and for all, bringing back the Call of Duty title into Modern Warfare 2 after FourZeroTwo, aka IW’s Rob Bowilng, tweeted the picture of the cover art for the game which shows, yip, the Call of Duty logo above Modern Warfare 2, below as well.

Just recieved the first Modern Warfare 2 boxes straight off the press. “Shit just got real.” #MW2

Picture is after the jump. Game’s out November 10th for PS3 and 360. Honest to god, we dont even wanna say what we will do if Infinity Ward changes the name again.

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Turn 10: No Night Racing Nor Weather in Forza Motorsport 3

Posted in Forza Motorsport 3, Microsoft Games Studios, Turn 10, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Forza 3Gran Turismo 5, eat your heart out? Not quite.

Turn 10’s Che Chou has gone on record on their official forums to confirm there will be no night racing, no dyanmic weather nor rallying in Forza Motorsport 3 when it releases this October for the Xbox 360.

No weather, night racing, or rally in the game.

The Community Manager for T10 did though state that although they trickling out info for the game, any car is “up for grabs”, even if it hasn’t been announced.

That said, any car is up for grabs. Just because we haven’t announced/shown it doesn’t mean it won’t make it into the game. We’re just trickling out info.

And as for leaderboards…

Painter/tuner/drag/drift scoreboards. Yes, it’s all in the details. Which we haven’t revealed yet.

The ironic part is that, all the feature Chou said that wouldnt be in Forza 3, it’ll be in Gran Turismo 5. Of course, we’re still looking forward to FM3 though this October.

CONFIRMED: Command & Conquer 4 to Not Hit Consoles

Posted in EA, EA Games, Other Gaming with tags , , on July 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

C&C4EA’s confirmed to VG247 that Command & Conquer 4 will be a PC only affair, and will not hit either the PS3 or 360 anytime soon.

Nothing else was given then confirmation, but needless to say, they’ve naturally asked for comment, so we’ll keep an eye out on that one for you and see what they say.

The game was confirmed earlier today for a 2010 release, and will be the last in the Tiberium series.

CONFIRMED: Capcom vs Marvel 2 to Get July 30th XBLA Release

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

marvel-vs-capcom-2Capcom’s just sent out a media alert, confirming that it’ll be releasing Marvel vs Capcom 2 on Xbox Live Arcade on July 30th.

No date for the PSN yet, we’ll contact Capcom on that.

More soon.

RUMOR: Wii Fit Plus Dated and Priced in Japan

Posted in Nintendo Wii with tags , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Wii FitAccording to Japanese listings, Wii Fit Plus is due to arrive in Japan on October 1st for ¥2000, ¥8000 with the Wii balance board. It comes by way of Japanese Nintendo blog (via Kotaku). They have several other games down for listing, but to be fair, WFP is the game most Westerners are interested in anyways.

It’s gonna sell more then a new album by The Beatles anyways.

Nintendo, thats Nintendo in the West, promised at E3 that it would be out by the end of the year before Christmas.

PES 2010 Wii to Release This Year

Posted in Nintendo Wii with tags , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

pes-2010Konami’s announced that it’ll be bringing out the Wii version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 this year, this autumn to be specfic. It means for the first time, a PES Wii game will be released in the game year it’s HD brother gets released on the PS3 and 360.

Like it’s HD counterpart, it will have unique gameplay changes as well as have the Master League and Champions League return. Plus, as a added bonus, for the first time in a PES game, the Europa League (formally known as the UEFA Cup) will make it’s bow in the game.

PR’s after the break.

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Command & Conquer 4 Officially Announced [UPDATE]

Posted in EA, EA Games, Other Gaming with tags , , , on July 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

C&C4UPDATE: No console versions. At all. Not now. Not ever.

Original Story: EA’s formally announced the development of Command & Conquer 4, to be released next year. No console versions were announced, just the PC, but considering the original Command & Conquer 3 came out on the Xbox 360, and that Command & Conquer 3: Red Alert came out for the PLAYSTATION 3, we wouldn’t rule it out… yet.

This will be the final chapter in the Command & Conquer story, after 15 years of the Tiberium war between the Nod and GDI. A PrimeTime Battlecast will give us more info on July 24th and GameTrailers TV will air the first cinematic trailer for the game.

Story takes place 4 years after C&C3 and sees a possible alliance between Nod and GDI as Tiberium ravages the earth, with only 6 years left before the crystal makes Earth inhabitable.

PR is after the jump.

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THQ to Support PS3 Motion Controller and Natal from Day One

Posted in PlayStation 3, Project Natal, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

NatalTHQ has confirmed that the company will support Sony’s PlayStation Motion Controller for the PLAYSTATION 3 as well as Project Natal, Microsoft’s motion camera for the Xbox 360.

THQ exec Danny Bilson, speaking to GamesIndustry, has said the comapny will “be there” from the beginning with titles for both controllers with family suited titles.

We’ll be there at launch with some very friendly titles for the first audience who will adopt that stuff, which is families. The technology is really excellent, for both Xbox 360 and PS3, so now it’s all about the creative versus the business model. What’s the installed base like and how much can I spend against those? Of course at first you’ll see games that cost less money, but as the installed base grows we’ll do more robust stuff.

Natal’s out at a TBC date of 2010, the PS3 motion controller is out in the Spring.

Harmonix: Michael Jackson Wont “compromise” The Beatles: Rock Band

Posted in EA, EA Games, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Beatles Rock BandDespite the untimely, and saddning, death of Michael Jackson, Harmonix has said that his death wont overshadow The Beatles: Rock Band.

Speaking to IGN, a rep for the developer has said that that the game’s tracklist wont be “compromised” by the singer’s death two weeks ago today.

Jackson, who died of cardiac arrest, bought 200 of The Beatles back catalog 25 years ago after buying  ATV, a publisher who had the rights to back catalogs, including 200 Beatles songs. Several years later, Jackson merged the company with Sony BMG who were his record label at the time.

As for the game, it will be released on 09/09/09 for PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, the same day the band’s 13 albums get a remaster re-release

Team 17 Announce Alien Breed Evolution

Posted in Other Gaming, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , on July 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Alien Breed EvolutionTeam 17’s just announced the development of Alien Breed Evolution.

It’s a return to the IP after an 18 year absence, which sees Evolution being a full remake of the original Alien Breed. Team 17 didnt give any platforms (we have put it down for a PS3 and 360 release for now), but they did state that confirmation of platforms will be forthcoming, along with more info and the first gameplay, further on down in the summer.

PR and first screens are after the jump.

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