Archive for August, 2009

Mass Effect 2 Playable at Eurogamer Expo in October

Posted in EA, Eurogamer Expo 2009, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , on August 27, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Mass Effect 2Eurogamer’s confirmed that it’s bringing Mass Effect 2 in playable form to it’s expo in October.

Also going is Army of Two: The 4oth Day. While we haven’t had the press release yet, it was confirmed by, what everybody uses nowadays to confirm stuff, a .

“Time to end the speculation. You’ll be playing Mass Effect 2 and Army of Two: The 40th Day at the Expo!”

The Expo takes place in Leeds from October 27th-28th, and in London on October 30th-31st. Army of Two: The 40th Day from EA is due in January, while Mass Effect 2 is due in early 2010, also from EA.

Why do we mention this? We’re going! More specifically, we’re going to the London leg.

More details soon.

CONFIRMED: Xbox 360 Gets Price Cuts and Hikes

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , , , on August 27, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

xbox-360It’s official.

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360 will now get a price-cut for the Elite, a price-hike for the Arcade and the discontinuation of the Pro SKU.

Starting off, the Elite is now at £199/$299. Less then a PS3 Slim by £50 in the UK, but on par with it in the US. Meanwhile, the Arcade gets a price-hike of  £159.99, up £30.

We’ve got two press releases for you. One from the UK and one from the US.

Both are after the jump. The UK’s PR will be at the top.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Launch Trailer Released

Posted in PlayStation 3, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Xbox 360 with tags , , on August 25, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Batman Arkham AsylumEidos sent us over a brand new trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum yesterday. The launch trailer for the game, basically.

Catch it after the jump for your viewing pleasure.

It’s out on Friday for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It was released today in the US.

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EU PS Movie Store Has First Confirmed Movies

Posted in PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Sony’s sent out a newsletter to anyone signed up to their newsletter for the PSN detailing the first movies coming to the EU PS Movie Store later on this year.

Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Gran Torino, Angels and Demons and The Dark Knight are the first movies confirmed, with more also confirmed in the newsletter and more to be confirmed before release.

Catch the newsletter through here.

It’ll be out in certain EU countires, including the UK, later on this year. Everywhere else waits until 2010. It was announced in Cologne last week.

Thanks, Richard!

Batman: Arkham Asylum Releases in US today, UK on Friday

Posted in PlayStation 3, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Xbox 360 with tags , , on August 25, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Batman Arkham AsylumEidos has confirmed that Batman: Arkham Asylum releases in the US as of today.

Yes, today. Which means you should all go out and buy it today if you live in the US.

As for the UK lot, you have to wait three more days until it releases.

PR is after the jump.

They also released a trailer yesterday, that’ll be going up soon.

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Capcom Date Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Bundled with Wii Zapper

Posted in Capcom, Nintendo Wii with tags , , on August 25, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

re-darkside-chroniclesCapcom’s announced that it’ll be bringing Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles to the Wii on Novemebr 27th.

Also confirmed by the publisher is that the game will be published alongside a Wii Zapper, the first time a third party publisher has been allowed to bundle the prepheral with a game.

Leon Kennedy, Clare Redfield and Steve Burnside are all playable in the game, although Jill Valentine is not. Why do we say that? Capcom accidently put in the character in the email PR, but emailed us later to clarify that was a mistake on their part.

So just Leon, Clare and Steve.

Pic of the bundle is after the jump.

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Cologne 2009: Gran Turismo 5 To Come This Year

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , on August 24, 2009 by James Love


At GamesCom, Polyphony Digital continued to demo Gran Turismo 5, showing off new features such as damage modelling on their cars. Surprisingly for Sony, they failed to announce a release date for the game at GamesCom.

With the game being playable at GamesCom, and Polyphony Digital’s Kazunori Yamauchi having admitted that Gran Turismo 5 is “at a point we can release it any time we want,” a release this year is probably. Additionally, he has also stated that GT5 will launch soon after GT PSP, “[We're] just thankful that so many people are interested in Gran Turismo 5″, said Yamauchi, adding, “[It] should be out shortly after that date.”

This is further backed up by a brochure that was handed out recently in Cologne, saying on the brochure “4. Quartel 2009″.

You don’t exactly need to know much German to figure out what that means on the brochure.

It is likely that GT5 will have a big push come TGS, which begins on September 24th.

Find the picture after the jump.

Thanks, GTPlanet

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GOONL!NE Preview: Alan Wake

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Previews, Xbox 360 with tags , , on August 24, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

alan-wakeDeveloper: Remedy Games
Publisher: Microsoft Games Studios
Also on: N/A (Xbox 360 exclusive)
Release Date: Spring 2010
PEGI Rating: 16

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Cologne 2009: Lost Planet 2 Trailer

Posted in Capcom, GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Trade Shows 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , on August 22, 2009 by James Love


Capcom showed off two trailers for forthcoming game Lost Planet 2 at GamesCom.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum To Get Free DLC

Posted in PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , on August 21, 2009 by James Love


According to Just Push Start, Batman: Arkham Asylum is set to be graced with free downloadable content on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. What the DLC entails isn’t known yet, it could be as small as a costume or as big as a whole level, the item won’t be known until the game launches.

Arkum Asylum launches August 28th on 360 and PS3.