Article Archive for February 2010
Ever since Capcom revealed that there will be new costumes in Super Street Fighter IV, fans have been wondering if the content will be free or if it will be DLC that is unlocked after you buy it.
Capcom’s VP of strategic planning and business development, Christian Svensson, has given an answer that is not going to please many people.
Square Enix’s other RPG, the one that is not Final Fantasy related, will be getting a simultaneous global release on April 23rd, 2010 across the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
NIER is the latest franchise from the developer and is set in a crumbling world filled with monstrous creatures itching to meet the sharp end of your blade. You will also have magical abilities at your disposal, coming ever closer to your goal of saving your daughter who has been infected with the Black Scrawl disease.
Speaking to IGN, Sony VP and the man in charge of the PSN, Peter Dille, has offered his opinion on why the PS3 failed initially to ignite in the sales department and how, eventually, Sony’s console will surpass its main HD rival, the Xbox 360.
It has been reported that some people delving into the source code of Mass Effect 2 have made an interesting discovery – could it be a version of the game exists for the PS3?
Long before Master Chief and his elliptical world. Before the invasions of Vekta and the subsequent incursion into Helghan. There was Aliens Vs. Predator (hereafter AvP).
Shocking the bejesus out of us all back in 1999 when it reared its xenomorphic tongue-sprouting head on the PC (though this author also remembers the Jaguar version quite fondly), Rebellion’s marrying of both action properties – while also inspired by the eponymous Dark Horse comics – have a special place in the hearts of a lot of FPS veterans. Right where the chest-burster usually goes.
With a new AvP game on the dark horizon, we got the opportunity to visit the guys at Rebellion and get a first-hand look at how the resurrection of one of the most renown franchises in the FPS arena is coming along.
The unequivocal failure of Bionic Commando has clearly knocked Capcom’s confidence in Western developers. The title which was outsourced to the now defunct Swedish developers Grinn only managed to shift 27,000 units in its first month in the U.S.
This has forced Capcom to rethink their strategy with only Japanese studios likely to be trusted with new IPs in the future.
Funcom’s upcoming MMO The Secret World released a Lovecraft-heavy website for one of their in-game locations last month.
Now you can take a glimpse at what its really like.
Regular news followers will have read the recent story in which two national newspapers – The Times and METRO – went to press with the headline “Video gaming leads to surge in rickets”.
What followed were vast amounts of column inches of what I consider to be absolute spin as once again the video games industry was demonised, whilst the actual message that should have pervaded was ignored.
nDreams has today announced a brand new PlayStation Home apartment entitled ‘Musicality’ where up to four people can perform a musical performance.
The company are most known for their work on Xi in Home, and will be dishing the new personal space in Europe very soon – hopefully this Thursday.
It seems that the recession has claimed another scalp, as Namco Bandai have announced they plan to cut its workforce by 10% due to a weak financial year.
Gran Turismo 5 was last targeted for the summer in the west, but recently it was announced that the Japanese release was delayed.
Now we hear that it may actually release in Europe in the Autumn!
If you were lucky enough to be selected for the LittleBigPlanet Water Beta several months ago, then you may want to check your emails, as Media Molecule have just sent out the reward codes.
German games magazine ‘PC Games’ have come forward with the first solid morsels of information on Crysis 2. Will it be just another graphical tour-de-force, or will the substance match the style this time?
Details regarding the seven different multiplayer modes of Aliens vs. Predator have been released on the SEGA Blog and they are just as awesome as you would imagine. Aliens vs. Predators vs. Marines; what more could you ask for?
Death Match, Infestation, Mixed Species Death Match, Survivor, Predator Hunt, Species Death Match and Domination offer a variety of matches that will pit you against the odds at either surviving or destroying the opposition.
Sony’s brand new reality-series is due to launch on February 18th.
With so many reality shows on TV these days, will this PSN-based event even register on your radar?
Warner Bros have announced that LEGO: Harry Potter Years 1-4 will be arriving sometime in May. But with the lacklustre reception LEGO Indiana Jones received, has the LEGO franchise run its course?
In what seems like a massive middle finger to the recession, it has been reported that EA have been paying £200,000 a year to have Wayne Rooney’s face appear on their FIFA games box art. Is celebrity endorsement worth such a price?
Kurt Cobain would have enjoyed seeing his avatar singing the Spice Girls in Guitar Hero, according his widow Courtney Love – who is currently taking legal action again Activision for an unauthorised use of Cobain’s image in the game.
The 7-eleven promotion for God of War III has officially begun. Here’s a brief look at the dynamic theme.