Archive for July, 2010

PlayStation 3 FW 3.41 was… just a simple patch?

Posted in PlayStation 3 on July 28, 2010 by James Love

Many people when they saw the change-list for the latest PlayStation 3 firmware were slightly miffed that it did literally nothing for them, however believe this firmware to be a new breed if you will, a firmware patch.

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GOONL!NE Review: Demon’s Souls

Posted in Namco Bandai, Namco Bandai Partners (Atari EU), PlayStation 3, Reviews, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , , on July 22, 2010 by James Love

Developer: From Software, SCE Japan Studio
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment (Japan),  Atlus (North America), Namco Bandai (Europe)
Format Played On: PlayStation 3
Also On: N/A (PlayStation 3 exclusive)
Release Date: June 25th 2010 (Europe)
Age Rating: CERO: D, ESRB: M, PEGI: 16

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PSN maintenance today

Posted in PlayStation Network on July 15, 2010 by James Love

Yaster, one of the moderators at the Official PlayStation Community, has posted that PSN will be undergoing maintenance
tonight from 1700 BST – 2100 BST, with access the PS Store, Account Management and Registration pages being unavailable to users for the first 45 minutes of the maintenance.

However you’ll still be able to log-in to the Network (assuming you have done so previously on the PS3/PSP you’re using) and play online.

ModNation Racers patch brings new difficulty

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , on July 13, 2010 by James Love

Sony have announced via the that ModNation Racers will be patched in the coming future to add a casual difficulty mode to the game to make it easier for new players to get to grips with the title, a welcome addition which will hopefully nullify some of the rubber banding we found in our review that was all to prevalent.

On the Blog, Sony state that the patch will bring a “career difficulty that has less “aggressive” computer-controlled racers,” however no other information on the patch was given, nor a release date for it.

Analyst predicts 15-25% adoption rate for Kinect

Posted in Kinect, Xbox 360 with tags , on July 13, 2010 by James Love

Analyst Sandeep Aggarwal from Caris & Co is predicting Microsoft’s Kinect to be in the homes of 15-25% of current Xbox 360 owners in the first year of the release of the hardware.

If the lower estimate of a 15% rate of uptake is correct, and at the $149 price-point, this would  bring in approximately $900 million in revenue for Microsoft in the first year for Kinect, with  the new hardware meaning a higher adoption rate and increased market share gain for the 360. Aggarwal also figures that Microsoft could sell an one million consoles in the first year which would bring in a further $300 million revenue, making Natal one hell of a success in it’s first year.

[Thanks MCV]

New WRC dated for October debut

Posted in PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on July 13, 2010 by James Love

Black Bean Games today announced that the new WRC 2010 game will be released this autumn, on October 8th on PS3, Xbox 360 and on PC.

The game features 78 rally stages from the 13 countries which host the World Rally Championship.

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3DS shown at E3 the “final shape”

Posted in Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS with tags on July 13, 2010 by James Love

In an interview with Wired, Hideki Konno of Nintendo confirmed that the design of the 3DS that was shown at E3 last month will more than likely be the same design as you’ll pick up in shops in the future.

In the interview Chris Kohler posed the question “In 2004, when the first DS was first shown at E3, we saw an exterior form factor that wasn’t final. Will the look of the 3DS be changed before its release?” to which Konno responded saying “you can take this as the final shape.”

Crackdown 2 tops UK charts

Posted in ELSPA UK Chart with tags on July 12, 2010 by James Love

Crackdown 2 has displaced Lego Harry Potter from the top of the UK chart.

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Killzone 3 controls “closer to standard run-and-gun”

Posted in Official PlayStation Magazine, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , on July 12, 2010 by James Love

Guerrilla Games have confirmed in July 2010 edition of the Official PlayStation Magazine that Killzone 3 will have “a set of controls that will appeal to the vast majority of audiences.”

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GOONL!NE Review: Alan Wake

Posted in Reviews, Xbox 360 with tags , on July 1, 2010 by David Pitchforth

Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Also on:
N/A (Xbox 360 exclusive)
Release Date:
Friday May 14th 2010
Age Rating:
ESRB: T for Teen, BBFC: 15, PEGI: 16+

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