Archive for January, 2010

BBC to jump into gaming

Posted in Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags on January 21, 2010 by James Love

The BBC have told MCV that they are “open to conversations with anybody in games” in a bid to capitalise ever growing gaming market, with major platforms such as the Wii being targeted to newer ones such as Facebook and the iPhone.

Neil Ross Russell stated that “Outside of Disney we have the most well-known line-up of children’s characters around the world.” However, Ross Russell maintains it’s not all about money, “What we’re trying to do is build the brands here – this is not about opportunistic licensing. If we wanted to do that we would have done more with these key brands over the last few years.”

The 6 Ways Modern Warfare 2 Cheaters Cheat

Posted in Opinion Articles, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on January 20, 2010 by Chris Hawke

Modern Warfare 2 is fun. No point trying to deny it; the joy of ‘pwning’ some ‘noobs’ across the ether is brilliantly addictive. But, you’ve got to take the good with the bad. And just like how the vibrant streets of Rio De Janeiro paint a pretty picture, underneath there lies a dark and seedy underworld; the world of the cheaters. Here are 5 non-console specific, non-hacks that you’re likely to encounter in a random game:

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Mass Effect 3 coming to Xbox 360

Posted in EA, Xbox 360 with tags , on January 20, 2010 by James Love

With not long now until the launch of Mass Effect 2, BioWare have already begun stoking the flames of the third game in the series by confirming it will be developed for the Xbox 360.

When asked about if the third Mass Effect game would be on the 360,  BioWare’s Casey Hudson told GameZone:

“That was always the intention. The Xbox 360 obviously is the one that’s going to run out of time at some point but you create your character and play through an entire trilogy on that platform.”

Whilst a PlayStation 3 version is not unlikely (it was not long ago that Greg Zeschuk said the PS3 was a “key platform”) it seems that for the meantime the sci-fi trilogy will remain on Microsoft platforms.

Mass Effect 2 launches January 26th in the USA and January 29th in Europe.

Thanks to Develop [via MCV].

Motion Controller for PlayStation 3 Delayed

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , on January 20, 2010 by James Love

Yesterday it was rumoured that Sony’s name for their forthcoming motion controller was ‘Arc’.

Today though Sony have announced that the peripheral has been delayed from their original target of Spring 2010 to Autumn 2010.

Kaz Hirai stated “We have decided to release the Motion Controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users… [and] we look forward to soon unveiling the exciting software line-up.”

You can find the full PR after the jump.

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Stunning LBP Contraptions Show The Game Is Still Alive And Kicking

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , on January 19, 2010 by Chris Hawke

As much as we hate to say it; LittleBigPlanet is getting on a bit. After picking up many awards in ’08, it just isn’t fit for purpose in the new decade, and after all, no-one plays it…right?

Wrong. So, so wrong. See, over on the EU Playstation Forums, a group of LBP fans have banded together to see who can build the best bridge-crossing machine. While most people could hardly work out how to place a switch in the Design Mode, these guys and gals have made some truly stunning contraptions, all in working order and looking pretty funky. It’s pretty hard to get more epic.

You can join the Contraption Challenge here, and the video is after the jump.

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New screens for Yakuza 3 released

Posted in PlayStation 3, SEGA with tags , on January 19, 2010 by James Love

SEGA have unveiled nine new screens for Yakuza 3 ahead of it’s Western launch on March 12th.

Check them out after the jump!

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E3 2010 exhibitors announced

Posted in E3 2010 on January 19, 2010 by James Love

The exhibitor list of those companies appearing at the 2010 E3 trade show this June in Los Angeles has been published today.

E3 this year takes place from June 15-17th, with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are all set to appear, along with major publishers such as Activision and SEGA.

Check out the full list of companies after the jump.

Thanks to MCV.

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VidZone boasts over 2 million users

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , on January 19, 2010 by James Love

European users have for a while now been graced with the ability to stream ad-supported music videos to their PlayStation 3′s free of charge.

VidZone’s chief Adrian Workman has been speaking to MCV and has claimed that “compar[ing] us to something in the music area, such as Spotify, we are just as successful.” A bold claim from Workman, but with 200 million videos streamed in the last six months they have reason to be proud of their product.

Microsoft in talks with ESPN for 360 content

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , on January 19, 2010 by James Love

According to a report by The New York Times Microsoft have begun talks with Disney to bring the ESPN sports franchise to the 360.

Subscribers would be able to access live streaming of sports events along with a range of interactive games. This is the latest push by Microsoft to position it’s 360 as more than just a games console, as in recent times we’ve seen the addition of Last.FM, Twitter, Facebook and Netflix all on the 360.

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iPlayer usage on consoles rockets

Posted in Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 with tags on January 19, 2010 by James Love

BBC iPlayer has seen phenomenal growth since the month of November according to, with growth of 74%. Percentages of course can always sound impressive so to put that into perspective, that’s now 1 in 8 using a console for iPlayer.

Usage figures now sit at 114.8 million since November, and the BBC “expect more people to start using the service as we continue to make it more widely available.”