Archive for February, 2010

Modern Warfare 2 to get Nazi Zombies? Not a chance

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

Robert Bowling has confirmed to IGN that there are no plans to bring the insanely popular Nazi Zombies mode from Call of Duty: World at War over to Modern Warfare 2.

“There will be no Nazis or zombies in any piece of Modern Warfare 2 downloadable content,” said Bowling, however with the next Call of Duty coming this year from Treyarch, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it rear its head in the new game.

Black: Latest shooters are “f***ing boring”

Posted in Codemasters with tags on February 24, 2010 by James Love

After having been revealed to be working on a brand new shooter Stuart Black, creator of Criterion’s Black, has labelled many modern shooters as “f***ing boring.”

His blunt assessment came when speaking to OXM about the state of many shooters now, with Black being peeved at the fact that many follow a repetitive structure of “when a guy hunkers down behind something, you’ve just got to sit there and wait for him to pop his head up. Pops up, couple of bullets to his head, pops back down again.. and I’m waiting for him to pop back up again?”

[via VG247]

No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise dated on PS3 & 360

Posted in Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 with tags , on February 24, 2010 by James Love

No More Heroes, originally seen on the Nintendo Wii, has been given a launch date of April 15th in Japan.

The game is essentially an HD port of the Wii original (hence the slight change of title) but has an extra game mode “where the ladies aren’t wearing too many clothes.” I don’t think we need any further description added to that.

No date for Europe has been announced as yet but we’ll keep you posted if anything crops up.

[Thanks to CVG]


Play.com top of customer satisfaction survey

Posted in Other Gaming with tags on February 24, 2010 by James Love

A recent survey by Retail Week has found that Play.com has come in first place in a customer satisfaction survey based on consumers’ satisfaction.

The survey found that the last three quarters had seen a decline in satisfaction and that this was the first improvement in consumers happiness for almost a year.

Play.com achieved a customer satisfaction score of 88, up 1% and Amazon came second with 87% after experiencing a 2% rise.

[Thanks to PCR]

New screens for UFC 2010

Posted in PlayStation 3, THQ, Xbox 360 with tags , on February 24, 2010 by James Love

We’ve got the latest UFC 2010 screens for you straight from THQ, inspired by the recent UFC 110 fight in Sydney.

Game launches May 25th on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Check out the new shots after the jump

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Tim Clark answers questions on FirstPlay

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , on February 22, 2010 by James Love

After being announced formally for the first time last week, Tim Clark of OPM has been answering questions about FirstPlay with regards to advertising, content and more.

Head over to TheLostGamer to catch the Q&A.

Aliens vs Predator tops UK chart

Posted in PlayStation 3, Project Natal, Xbox 360 with tags on February 22, 2010 by James Love


Aliens vs Predator has stormed to the top of the UK chart displacing BioShock 2 from it’s number one spot last week, with 2K’s shooter falling down to third position.

Rebellion will also be pleased to note that AvP has become the fastest selling game of 2010 to date too, beating the likes of Mass Effect 2 and BioShock 2.

Check out the full chart after the jump.

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Sony submit two new PS3 Slim models to the FCC

Posted in PlayStation 3 on February 22, 2010 by James Love

Sony have submitted two new SKU’s to the FCC, CECH-2101A and CECH-2101B, for approval.

What has been changed in the consoles isn’t clear, with components like Bluetooth and the 802.11 wireless remaining as they are in the current consoles.

PS3News is speculating that it could well just be that the wireless components have a new manufacturer and this is the reason for being submitted again to the FCC, which seems like a logical assumption from us.

[via Engadget]

BioShock 2 DLC announced

Posted in 2k Games, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , on February 22, 2010 by James Love

2K have today announced the first piece of downloadable content for BioShock 2, the Sinclair Solutions Test Pack.

The DLC will be landing in March and will cost 400 Microsoft Points for 360/PC and £3.19 on PSN. The Sinclair Solutions Test Pack features mainly multiplayer add-ons, it increases the level cap up to 50, and also adds new characters and trials.

2K’s president Christoph Hartmann stressed the importance of DLC, “Downloadable content is a key part of our efforts to continue to entice the fans that have made 2K a household name – we intend to deliver single and multiplayer content that respects and expands upon one of the greatest fictional worlds ever created.”

More DLC is expected to arrive over the coming months, some of it adding to the single player as well as the online.

Check out some screens for the DLC after the jump.

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Sony files patents for universal games controller

Posted in Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 on February 19, 2010 by James Love

According to an application made by Sony to the US Patent and Trademark Office, the corporation are looking into the possibility of  creating a universal controller capable of displaying different game controller layouts which could be used with various consoles.

The patent as found by GoRumours describes the perihperal as having an “LCD… present[ing], depending on what type of game console a user has selected, a controller key layout for a first type of game console or a controller key layout for a second type of game console.”

Moreover, the patent also describes the controller as being able to “emulate the key layout of an older controller that may no longer be available, so that an owner of an older game console can still use the console,” so theoretically if the rumours of SEGA wanting to bring old titles, say from the Dreamcast to the PlayStation Store, the transition would be near painless with the adaptable controller.

[via GI.biz]

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