Archive for March, 2010

Splinter Cell Conviction Launch Trailer

Posted in PC, Trailer, Ubisoft, Video, Xbox 360 with tags , , on March 30, 2010 by James Love

With Splinter Cell Conviction having gone gold last week, we’ve now got the launch trailer for the game to show to you after the break.

Conviction is one of our most anticipated titles this year, and was our best in show at E3 2009. The game launches on Xbox 360 and PC on April 16th in the UK.

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FirstPlay to launch next week

Posted in Official PlayStation Magazine, PlayStation 3 with tags , , on March 30, 2010 by James Love

OPM have announced that their digital magazine, FirstPlay, will launch next week on the 8th of April.

It’ll be available on a weekly basis costing 99p per episode or £8.99 for a three-month subscription.

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Brand new UFC 2010 screens

Posted in PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, THQ, Xbox 360 with tags , on March 30, 2010 by James Love

We’ve got a whole shed load of new UFC 2010 shots for you from THQ, which you can catch after the break.

UFC 2010 launches on 360, PS3 and PSP May 28th.

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Dead to Rights: Retribution goes gold

Posted in Namco Bandai, Xbox 360 with tags , on March 29, 2010 by James Love

Namco Bandai have today announced that Dead to Rights: Retribution has gone gold.

Dead to Rights: Retribution launches on 360 and PlayStation 3 April 23rd, and it is the re-imagining of the Dead to Rights game from 2002 that follows Jack Slate and his dog Shadow as they uncover a mystery that threatens Grant City.

Full list of titles in PSN Video Store Sale – 1/4/10

Posted in PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network with tags on March 29, 2010 by James Love

Sony announced earlier that there would be a sale on the UK video store come April Fool’s day.

We’ve got the full list of titles for you after the jump, along with our picks.

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Mass Effect 3 will use Unreal Engine 3

Posted in EA, PC, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on March 29, 2010 by James Love

BioWare have confirmed that the next instalment in the Mass Effect saga will stick to using the Unreal Engine 3.

Speaking to Develop, Epic VP Mark Rein said “BioWare chose UE3 for the Mass Effect trilogy because they wanted to make an immersive third-person perspective shooter game with sci-fi environments.”

David DeMartini of EA added “Unreal Engine 3 ships with the tools and technologies we trust for making triple-A games.

We have a great working relationship with Epic from both the development and licensee perspective, and we’re continually pleased with how they keep their game engine technology competitive, which helps us deliver the excellent quality games that EA customers expect.”

PSN maintenance – 30/3/10

Posted in PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Portable on March 29, 2010 by James Love

Sony have announced that tomorrow PSN will be offline for scheduled maintenance.

It’ll start at 03:00 BST and end at 06:00 BST, and during that 3 hour window there’ll be a period of around an hour when the Network will be unavailable.

April Fool’s Day sale on PSN Video Store

Posted in PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Portable with tags on March 29, 2010 by James Love

Sony have announced that the UK video store will have a mini sale on comedy titles this Thursday.

Some films will be reduced to for you to keep to watch on PS3 at home or PSP on the move. Some of the titles that Sony have revealed that’ll be on offer include:

• Nacho Libra
• Jackass Number Two
• Napoleon Dynamite
• Shaun of the Dead
• American Pie Presents Band Camp
• The Royal Tennenbaums
• Mad Money

We’d recommend Shaun of the Dead, Napoleon Dynamite and if your stomach is strong enough, Jackass 2 for some puerile fun.

Rare say “it’d be nice” to revisit old IP’s “but that doesn’t mean we will”

Posted in Other Gaming with tags , on March 29, 2010 by James Love

Mark Betteridge, head of Microsoft-owned Rare, has been speaking to Develop about the possibility of returning to games from their past, with Betteridge saying Rare “would only go back to older franchises if [they] saw an opportunity to make the product in a different way that would do justice to [them].”

“We’d only go back to older franchises if we saw an opportunity to make the product in a different way that would do justice to that, not just for the sake of it.” Betteridge added.

He also added “a first-party’s job should be to define the Xbox 360 platform, and that’s what we are looking to do here,” with the Rare still in the market to create blockbuster titles according to Betteridge.

Pachter: PSP “doomed on small market share”

Posted in PlayStation Portable with tags on March 29, 2010 by James Love

Everyone’s favourite analyst Michael Pachter has forecast doom for the PSP unless Sony make “games come down in cost and that they can be competitive.”

Speaking on his GameTrailer show, Pachter said “I think they’re doomed on small market share until they get more competitive on price. The PSPgo is more expensive than most iPod Touch devices and the game library is more expensive that the iPod library. Nintendo’s got a huge cost advantage on the DS… I think Sony is running into a brick wall trying to compete in that sector.”

Ultimately he feels Sony will not be able to compete with the current PSP, with it “”destined to be second place to Nintendo on the pure game front, and overall in third place with iPod thrown in there. So no, I don’t think the PSP is going to be a huge success in future,” said Pachter.

[Thanks CVG]

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