Xbox 360 Summer Dashboard Update Detailed

Posted in Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , , , on July 17, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

xbox-360Microsoft’s outlined the dashboard update coming this summer for the Xbox 360, including premium DLC for Avatars and Games on Demand.

Catch it at Engadget.

Last FM, Twitter, Facebook and Zune Marketplace as well as Instant 1080P movies arent detailed and wont be until the Fall update.

SCEE to Have Laptop Battery Draining Three Hour Press Conference in Cologne

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , on July 17, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

ps3Holeee fuck. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has confirmed that’ll be holding a three hour long press conference at GamesCOM in Cologne next month on August 18th.

It’ll go on from 18:00CET – 21:00CET. Thats 17:00BST – 20:00BST anyways. Thats longer then the E3 press conference which came in at roughly two and a half hours.

What to expect to be there? Fuck knows, but considering it’s 3 hours, you’d be fucking pissed if it was just slide after slide or graphs. What do we think will be there? Gran Turismo 5, PS3 Slim, Eyepet, Heavy Rain and more. No David Reeves, and his multi-national lingo, this year, so expect new SCEE CEO Andrew House to take the floor.

GOONL!NE Review: Worms 2: Armageddon

Posted in Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , , , on July 16, 2009 by Jennifer Allen


Developer: Team 17
Publisher: Xbox Live Arcade
Also on: Playstation Network (Playstation 3)
Console Played on: Xbox 360
Release Date: July 1st [XBLA]
Age Rating: PEGI 7

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Guerrilla Not Quite “done” with the PS3 Yet

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Killzone 2Not waiting around for the PS4 for Killzone 3, Guerrilla Games have come out to TGA saying they aren’t quite finished with the PS3. Speaking with Killzone 2′s director Mathijs De Jonge, lead online designer Eric Boltjes and senior producer, Steven ter Heide, the dev said they weren’t “done” with the console.

PlayStation 3 has a very long life ahead still, and we’re certainly not done developing for this platform. We still see enough opportunities to get better and pushing the platform even further.

More at the link.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to Retail for Staggering £54.99 RRP

Posted in Activision, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Modern Warfare 2This cant bode well.

Activision’s comfirmed to MCV that it’s hiking the price of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to £54.99 RRP for it’s release on November 10th on PS3 and 360.

And indeed, more publishers could do the same, one being THQ according to Ian Curran of THQ.

Exchange rates between the Euro and the pound are making it very difficult for publishers to show an acceptable operating margin in the UK

More through the link.

Why GOONL!NE Hasn’t Been Updated

Posted in Announcements, GOONL!NE Stuff with tags , , , on July 16, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Okay, here is why GOONL!NE has stopped updating for you.

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Heavy Rain Officially Delayed Into 2010

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Heavy Rain 2Dont say we didnt tell you so.

Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has said in an interview with GI that Heavy Rain has been delayed until 2010. Why? Due to a “crowded” christmas.

Purely from my perspective, most publishers today realise that it’s not ideal to release a new IP or a new genre just before Christmas.

It’s a very crowded place to be, and certain games need more space to live their life. Everybody at working on the project, both at Quantic and Sony, believe this is the right time.

Game’s out then in 2010 for PS3, considering the Alpha build for the game just got delivered “on time, on budget” to Sony. More through the link.

GOONL!NE Review: Battlefield 1943

Posted in EA, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Developer: DICE
Publisher: EA Games
Also on: Xbox Live Arcade [Xbox 360]
Console Played on: PlayStation Network [PLAYSTATION 3]
Release Date: July 8th [XBLA], July 9th [PSN]
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SCEA Publish Debut Trailer for ModNation Racers

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

MNRThe first trailer for ModNation Racers, the racing games from United Front Games based on the Play, Create, Share genre created by LittleBigPlanet, has gone live over on GT.

The game was revealed at E3 and was coined as the next big thing in Play, Create, Share by the developer as well as SCEA president, Jack Tretton. In the game, you can create your own characters, cars and tracks as well as share your tracks and cars and finally, play cars and tracks created by other players.

When we first seen the trailer, 3 words came into our head.

Little. Big. Planet.

While we’re not hyped for it (yet), you cant help but feel it has that LBP feel to it. And that is a very good thing, a very good thing indeed considering how much we loved LittleBigPlanet.

Catch the trailer after the jump.

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360 “favourite” Coming to PLAYSTATION 3, First Details Next Month

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on July 10, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

pswii60Oh nofi you tease. Our friends at TheSixthAxis has teased a Xbox 360 “favourite” is coming to the PS3 with the first info coming next month, but that was all that was given by TSA.

Now, think about it. What is happening next month? GamesCOM in Cologne. Better yet, what has happened this week? BioWare stating that the Mass Effect IP is owned by EA which could mean the game would still come to the PS3.

Thats what their guessing over there, and thats what we’re guessing here too, either Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2. More at the link.