Splinter Cell Conviction goes gold; new developer diary

Posted in Ubisoft, Xbox 360 with tags on March 24, 2010 by James Love

UPDATE: Check out the new developer diary for the game after the jump.

Ubisoft have today announced that Splinter Cell Conviction has gone gold, and is on target for an April 16th UK release date.

Full PR is after the jump.

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PS3 to be lead platform for Medal of Honor

Posted in EA, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on March 24, 2010 by James Love

EALA creative director Richard Farrelly today told CVG that the PlayStation 3 will be the main platform for their forthcoming Medal of Honor title.

Farrelly said “We’re working hard to deliver the exact same experience across all platforms. I think for me the most important thing is for everyone that plays Medal Of Honor is satisfied… I guess the benefit to the PS3 owner is that we’re leading on it, so we’ll maximise what that platform can do for our game.”

PlayStation 3 has highest average review score of any console

Posted in Opinion Articles, PlayStation 3 with tags on March 24, 2010 by James Love

Famitsu have crowned the PS3 as having the highest average review score in history.

It narrowly pipped the Xbox 360 with 45.03% of titles being awarded the Gold award compared to 43.33% of the 360.

Check out the full list after the jump.

[Via CVG]

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ELSPA respond to UK Budget

Posted in Journalism and Media, Other Gaming with tags , , , on March 24, 2010 by James Love

With Alastair Darling and the Labour government pledging to support the UK video games industry today with tax breaks, but what the breaks will entail has not yet been revealed, but it could create 3,500 more jobs over the next five years.

ELSPA have responded today over the announcement, and director general Michael Rawlinson told MCV, “I am delighted that this financial measure will support private and inward investment in the computer games industry and will help keep British talent in this country.”

He added, “We look forward to examining the details of these proposals and ensure that the measure is designed and implemented to support the largest number of businesses in the UK. ELSPA is ready to work alongside key stakeholders and take a full and active role to deliver for the computer games industry as a whole.”

ELSPA chairman and Mastertronic MD Andy Payne also commented saying “It is absolutely heartening news to hear that the Chancellor has offered support for one of the country’s leading creative digital businesses. This is a very significant day for the computer and videogames business in the UK.”

Red Dead Redemption box art unveiled

Posted in PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 with tags , on March 22, 2010 by James Love

As it creeps ever closer, we get slightly more excited about Red Dead Redemption everyday here at GOONL!NE, and today our appetites for the game have been whetted yet again with the release of the box art.

Check it out after the jump. RDR launches on May 21st on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Kratos and co. top UK charts

Posted in Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Other Gaming, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on March 22, 2010 by James Love

God of War III has knocked last weeks number one, Final Fantasy XIII, off top spot and claimed it for itself, making the game the second Sony title to claim the number one spot this year.

Other recently released titles like Command and Conquer 4 and Metro 2033 slot in at 12th and 5th places respectively.

Check out the full ELSPA chart after the jump.

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GOONL!NE Review: White Knight Chronicles

Posted in PlayStation 3, Reviews, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , on March 21, 2010 by James Love

Developer: Level-5, SCE Japan Studio
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Also on: N/A (PlayStation 3 exclusive)
Format Played On: PlayStation 3
Release Date: Friday February 26th 2010
Age Rating: CERO: B, ESRB: T, PEGI: 16+

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BAFTA 2010 award winners

Posted in GOONL!NE Stuff, Journalism and Media, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Other Gaming, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360 with tags on March 20, 2010 by James Love

And so it’s all over, congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the losers.

The BAFTA awards of 2010 saw some surprise winners and some not so surprising, with Uncharted 2 taking home 4 awards last night.

Check out the winners after the jump, of which 6 of our predictions were spot on.

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Just Cause 2 launch trailer; Demo surpasses 2 million downloads

Posted in PC, PlayStation 3, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Trailer, Video, Xbox 360 with tags , , on March 17, 2010 by James Love

Square Enix have just unveiled the launch trailer for Just Cause 2 which you can catch after the break. As with the Metro 2033 trailer, the accompanying track is awesome, this time it’s Propane Nightmares by Pendulum.

Square have also announced that the demo has been a huge success for them with over 2 million downloads on 360, PS3 and PC.

Square’s PR gives some pretty awesome facts, “Players have driven a distance equivalent to a trip from the earth to the moon and back four times; Panau Island has lost almost 30 million of its population (with approximately 2.5 million headshots, almost a million drivers hurled from hijacked vehicles and 27,000 Piñata kills); and players have BASE jumped the equivalent of a freefall through the Earth’s core, pole-to-pole, twice.”

Pretty awesome, right? Just Cause 2 launches March 26th.

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Metro 2033 launch trailer

Posted in PC, THQ, Trailer, Video, Xbox 360 with tags , on March 17, 2010 by James Love

THQ have today unveiled the launch trailer for their post-apocalyptic shooter Metro 2033.

Find the superb trailer after the jump. If you’re wondering that the fabulous soundtrack is that accompanies the trailer, it’s called from the fantastic Danny Boyle film, 28 Days Later.

Metro 2033 ships this Friday on Xbox 360 and on PC.

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