PlayStation Vita delayed outside JapanAugust 4, 2011 by AusirSony's Kaz Hirai has announced that while Sony's new mobile platform, PlayStation Vita, will be released in Japan by the end of the year, it won't make it for the holiday season in Europe and the United States, but will instead be released early next year. A bummer to all who expected to find the PSP's successor under a Christmas tree. Hirai also said that despite the poor sales and price cut of the competing Nintendo 3DS, PSP Vita will retain the planned $250 price for the Wi-Fi version and $300 for the 3G version. He stated: "There is no need to lower the price just because somebody else who happens to be in the video game business decided that they were going to lower their price"Sure, Sony is a Japanese company, but given their internati… Read more >
0Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for the Wii announcedAugust 3, 2011 by AusirUnlike the first Modern Warfare, which eventually made it to the Nintendo platform as the "Reflex Edition", Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was never ported to the Wii. However, given that Call of Duty: Black Ops was released on the Wii simultaneously with the PC, PS3 and 360 versions, it's no surprising that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will also follow suit, as has just been announced by Activision. The game is coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on November 8. It's not known yet whether the Wii release will be simultaneous with the other three, but it will definitely be released this fall. No further information about the Wii version is known for now, but we'll definitely keep you posted! For more information on the Call of Duty series,… Read more >
0Call of Duty: Black Ops - Resurrection DLC announcedAugust 3, 2011 by AusirA brand new add-on titled Resurrection for Call of Duty: Black Ops has been mentioned in an Activision earnings release. No specific release date has been announced yet, but it's to be released either in August or in September. Like the game itself, it's going to be eventually available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. By the way, did you notice that the initial letters of all DLC so far (First Strike, Escalation, Annihilation, and Resurrection) spell out "FEAR"? For more information on the Call of Duty series, don't forget to check out our excellent Call of Duty Wiki! Source: Activision. 0Soul Resurrección Out TodayAugust 3, 2011 by Wagnike2Bleach fans should be excited as today Bleach: Soul Resurrección is out on the Playstation 3. This game is a hack and slash adventure. Initial copies of this game will be shipped with three downloadable anime episodes from the PSN, Bleach 190-192.
Other features of the game include - 21 different characters, Various Game modes (Story, Mission, and Soul Attack), and a customizable character leveling system. Seems like it could be a fun little game indeed. Are any of you picking this up today? Anime News Network
0Borderlands 2 Officially AnnouncedAugust 3, 2011 by Wagnike2After the success of Borderlands and the various DLC, it comes to us as no surprise that today Gearbox Software has announced the sequel. Borderlands 2 is expected to be released in the next fiscal year (which begins April 1, 2012). In the sequel, players will get to explore various regions of the planet Pandora, which has yet to be explored. The game will also introduce new characters, weapons, skills, enemies, and equipment. The game will officially make it's debut in two weeks at Gamescom. It will be shown for the first time in the states at PAX Prime from August 26-August 28. Can't wait to see some more Claptraps and their dancing skills in this new game. Joystiq
32 New Free-To-Play Games to Hit SteamJuly 30, 2011 by BobNewbieA short while back, Valve started to release some free-to-play games to their program for gamers to enjoy. The first included Spiral Knights, Forsaken Worlds, Global Agenda: Free Agent, Alliance of Valiant Arms, and Champions Online: Free for All. For those who haven't, check it out. It's free so it has to be worth a look, right?
Yesterday, Rock Hippo Productions Ltd. announced that they were to add 2 action games, MicroVolts andBrawl Busters. Both look good, and will be made funner by the large amount of community members to play with. Microvolts is a third person shooter; happening right in our backyards. Braw Busters is, as the name would suggest, a brawling game.
“The online gameplay of MicroVolts and Brawl Busters make them a perfect fit for …
0Watch EVO 2011 Right Here, Right NowJuly 29, 2011 by NoahtomlinThe definitive North American fighting game tournament, EVO 2011, has just started mere hours ago. Now you can watch all the intense action in two different ustreams, courtesy of our friends at Evo2K.com.
The first stream covers Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (today) and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (tomorrow). The second stream features Mortal Kombat 9 today, while Tekken 6 and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 will happen tomorrow. I've embedded both streams below for your viewing pleasure! Feel free to taunt/support/mock/cheer on your most beloved or hated fighters in the comments.
I'd recommend giving this a view, even if you're not a fan of first-person shooters, because it shows just how much dedication and thought goes into enemy design, something which most gamers (myself included) seem to take for granted.
After announcing an $80 price cut for the 3DS, Nintendo said they lost close to ¥25.5 billion (a little under $322 million USD) in the second quarter of 2011. That's a lot of money, enough to make most companies quake in their diamond-covered boots, but for a company as huge and recently profitable as the House of Mario, it is merely a decent setback. With some long-promised 3DS titles as well some new Zelda game coming out the second half of the year, things are still looking up…
Yet somehow, New Scotland Yard arrested a Shetlander who served as "spokesperson" for Lulzsec, the grey-hat hacking group known for ticking off pretty much everyone on the planet.
It's unknown how "Topiary" (his real name: Jake Davis), a 18-year-old kid, managed to be a spokesperson for an Internet-based vigilante group while living on an island with no Internet. We're sure Scotland Yard will release more details soon.