vendredi 25 décembre 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to You !  "Last Christmas" by Wham



lundi 21 décembre 2009

WiiRelax trademarked

Nintendo has recently trademarked the name "WiiRelax" in Europe. According to Siliconera , this name might apply to the software for the Wii Vitality Sensor. We should get more info at the E3 2010.


Source : Siliconera 
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samedi 19 décembre 2009

First unofficial pictures of PS3 motion controller ?

T3  has published unofficial pictures (or concept art) of the PS3 motion controller which is expected to launch in Spring 2010.

















Source : T3.com 
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Aliens Vs Predator to be unbanned in Australia

Sega Australia has won its appeal against the Australia's Classification Board"It is with great pleasure that we announce the success of our appeal. We are particularly proud that the game (Aliens Vs Predator) will be released in its original entirety, with no content altered or removed whatsoever. This is a big win for Australian gamers. We applaud the Classification Review Board on making a decision that clearly considers the context of the game, and is in line with the modern expectations of reasonable Australians" said  Sega Australia's General Manager Darren MacBeth.


Source : Kotaku 
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jeudi 17 décembre 2009

Will All Consoles Disappear ?

According to Square Enix President Yoichi Wada, All consoles will disappear in the future. This is something that Microsoft and Sony have planned all along.

"Let's say in ten years time what we traditionally call 'console games' simply won't exist. The exact timing at which it will go away is hard to determine, but somewhere around 2005 the console manufacturers' strategy shifted," said Wada.


"So that Instead of relying on the hardware layer the network becomes the operating system. That move away from clients to the network is something Microsoft has done - moving from clients to the server is something Sony has done. If we take a look at the PS3 we can see that it is like a home server in a sense - the Cell chip is well matched to the parallel processing we use on server-based games." He added.


Source : Develop-online
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mercredi 16 décembre 2009

Tron Legacy to be the most anticipated film

Tron Legacy is the sequel of the 1982 Classic Tron. The first preview footage was shown at the 2008 Comic-Con and created a huge buzz on the internet. Even a "search for Flynn" scavenger hunt was launched to let people find coordinates to a secret location : Flynn's Arcade from the first Tron film which had classics such as Pac-Man, Joust. Space Paranoids was even playable (fictional game created by Flynn).


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Source : Latimesblog
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mardi 15 décembre 2009

New Final Fantasy XII TV Spot

Square Enix released a new Final Fantasy XIII TV Spot in Japan.



Source : YouTube 
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Is Zii the Next Nintendo Console ?

Nintendo has recently trademarked the name Zii. Nintendo refused to comment on this matter.
According to Siliconera , this trademark offers just protection for an electronic device. Experts expect Nintendo to unveil a new console at the summer's E3 event.


Source : Siliconera 
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samedi 12 décembre 2009

Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition Preview Trailer

Capcom released a preview trailer of Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition :








Source : Youtube 

vendredi 11 décembre 2009

New Super Mario Bros Wii Success

Nintendo announced New Super Mario Bros Wii has sold more than 2 million copies in North America.
"Nintendo products top Amazon.com’s Most Wished For and Most Gifted lists for video games, and Wii remains at or near the top of the most-searched for video game terms on Yahoo!" said NoA sales and marketing VP Cammie Dunaway. "As families and friends gather for the holidays, Nintendo games offer the best shared experiences."


Source : Gamasutra 

Bayonetta Contest

In order to cebrate the European release of Bayonetta, Sega will give away 5 copies of Bayonetta on PS3 signed by Hideki Kamiya plus one limited edition replica bayonetta gun.
You just need to answer one question : Bayonetta game director Hideki Kamiya is renowned for directing the first of which other third-person action series ?


Send your answer here 


Source : Eurogamer 

jeudi 10 décembre 2009

Name of PS3 Wand leaked

During the UBS Global Media Conference, EA CEO Riccitiello revealed the name of the PS3 Wand.
"In the coming year, both Sony and Microsoft have announced new controllers. Motion sensor controls, Natal and Gem, these are likely to bring new consumers into the marketplace" said Riccitiello.

Source : scrawlfx 

mercredi 9 décembre 2009

PS3 Vs Xbox360 version of Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix mentioned The PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII will have uncompressed audio and video on a single Blu-Ray Disc. The Xbox 360 version will have compressed Audio and video on 3 DVDs.


Source : Perezstart 

French Court in Favour of Flash Cart Sellers

The French Court found Max Louarn and his company Divineo not guilty. Nintendo will join the prosecutor's appeal. 
"The Divineo France company had already been prohibited by a Hong Kong court to manufacture, market or export products intended to circumvent Nintendo’s technical prevention measures," said Nintendo


Source : Gamasutra 

Playstation 3 Magic Wand

More details emerge on the PS3 magic wand as Sony has filed a patent for an expandable control device via hardware attachment.

Source : Eurogamer 

mardi 8 décembre 2009

Crayon Shin-Chan is Alive

Crayon Shin-Chan should restart with a new Mangaka in Summer 2010. The new mangaka has been praised by Usui's Family according to several sources. 


Source : Asianmoviepulse 

Yakuza 3 to be released

Sega confirmed Yakuza 3 will be released in March 2010 in Europe and North America. The game will be available in Japanese with English subtitles.


Source : Wired 

PSP Minis for PS3

Sony announced PSP Minis will be compatible with the PS3 from December 17, 2009. Players will be able to download the games on the PS3 thanks to a new Minis emulator which will come with the next firmware.
"If you buy a Minis game from the 17th it will work on both platforms so if you have a PS3 and PSP you will only need to buy it once and it will be available to download to your PS3 and your PSP," said  Product Manager James Thorpe.

Source : Eurogamer 

lundi 7 décembre 2009

New Super Mario Wii sells like hot cakes in Japan

New Super Mario Bros Wii sells like hot cakes in Japan with 936,734 units sold during the first week, becoming the fastest selling week one title in the country. The game entered at number 3 in the UK charts after Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed 2.


Source : GamesIndustry 

Resident Evil Motorbike

Capcom has recently partnered with Hollywood Inc. to commission a Resident Evil Motorbike.
"This isn't some crazy corporate bike being built for display instead of riding. Instead, this is an awesome piece of Resident Evil merchandise that you can fire up and take out on the open road," Said  Chris Kramer on his Capcom Blog 

vendredi 4 décembre 2009

Aliens Vs Predators banned in Autralia

Aliens Vs Predator has been refused classification by Australia's classification Board.  "the game contains “close-up depictions of human characters being subjected to various types of violence, including explicit decapitation and dismemberment as well as locational damage such as stabbing through the chest, mouth, throat, or eyes... Heads can be twisted completely around in order to break a character's neck. Eyes can be stabbed through or gouged, leaving empty, bloodied eye sockets." said the Classification Board.


Publisher Sega added : "Sega Australia can today confirm that the initial submission of Aliens vs Predator has been refused classification by the Classification Operations Board of Australia. We will continue to investigate all options available to us, including the possibility of appeal.”


Source : Edge 

THQ To Open Montreal Studio

THQ will open a new studio in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) in 2010. More than 400 Jobs should be created within 5 years.

"Thanks to its outstanding pool of creative digital media talent and its highly regarded university system, Montreal is the ideal location to support our future product and technology development needs." 
"Moreover, government support in the form of refundable tax credits and other incentives enabled Montreal to stand out as the best combination of creative talent and favourable economics of the cities we evaluated for our new studio" said Steve Dacosta, Vp for Finance at THQ.


Source : Gamesindustry 

jeudi 3 décembre 2009

Nintendo to reduce Wii Production ?

Parts suppliers Mitsumi Electric and Hosiden Corp have reduced their net profits by half due to drop-off in orders from Nintendo.


Source : Marketwatch 

Gran Turismo 5 Demo

A Demo of Gran Turismo 5 will be released on December 17, 2009. The game should hit the shelves in March 2010. Check the European Playstation Blog for details.


Source : Eurogamer 

Playstation's 15th Anniversary

Today is the Playstation's 15th Anniversary. Sony has sold more than 125 million PSone units around the world since 1994.
Check the Playstation's 15th Anniversary Website 

MGS Peace Walker Release Date for UK

Konami announced Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker will be released on May 18, 2009 in UK.


Source : Eurogamer 

mardi 1 décembre 2009

Prince of Persia - Forgotten Sands confirmed

Ubisoft announced a new Prince of Persia game called The Forgotten Sands will be released in May 2010.


Source : Eurogamer 
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Metal Gear Solid : Peace Walker to be released

Konami announced Metal Gear Solid : Peace Walker will be released on March 18, 2010 in Japan. The game should include new characters.


Source : gamingunion 
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dimanche 29 novembre 2009

Konami on New Castlevania

According to Konami Exec Dave Cox, the next Castlevania is so different from the previous versions it wasn't even called Castlevania .
"It was quite a radical departure from what had gone before with Castlevania and there was a little bit of nervousness that perhaps it wouldn’t be accepted as a Castlevania game,"
"As this was quite a big departure from what people knew about Castlevania, senior management took the decision that we were going to announce it as Lords of Shadow, see what the reaction is, and if it’s a good one then this would become a fully-fledged Castlevania."


Source : Eurogamer.net 
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jeudi 26 novembre 2009

Miyamoto on Super Mario Bros Wii

Shigeru Miyamoto shares his thoughts about New Super Mario Bros Wii in a chit chat with Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's President. He mentioned how he made the turtle enemies vulnerable :
"But turtles aren't just borrowing their shells like hermit crabs, you know!" scolded his boss.
"That's just ridiculous!" agreed Miyamoto. "No, turtles' spines develop to become shells, so of course real turtles aren't actually able to fly out of their shells... I knew that I was lying to children," he confessed.


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Source : Eurogamer 
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Characters From SF Alpha 3 to return to Super Street Fighter IV

Capcom confirmed Cody, Guy and Adon will return to 
Super Street Fighter IV


Source : Capcom
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Final Fantasy XIII Trailer

Square Enix released a new trailer of Final Fantasy XIII for PS3/Xbox 360 :
Source : Youtube
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Sega to Release Sonic Classic Collection For NDS

Sega will release the Sonic Classic Collection for Nintendo DS which should include Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3, Sonic & Knuckles.


Source : BBFC 
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mercredi 25 novembre 2009

Cooking Mama 3

Taito has sold more than 7 million copies of the Cooking Mama series. The company will organize a conference soon regarding the launch of Cooking Mama 3.
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mardi 24 novembre 2009

PS3 Viral The Game

Sony has started a viral campaign about "The Game" : a collecton of mini-games and quizzes.
Check The Game Website to see details.


Source : Eurogamer 
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lundi 23 novembre 2009

Miyamoto on Job application

Shigeru Miyamoto has said he wouldn't get in if he was applying for a job at Nintendo  :

"Nintendo has become one of those companies that graduates from colleges and good universities really want to work for," Miyamoto told Edge in its latest issue.

"Because of that, the competition's really become so fierce for positions. And that means that a lot of the recent recruits for Nintendo have tended to have the higher degree from the prestigious colleges and universities and whatnot.

"I often say to Mr Iwata: 'If I was applying for a job here today, I, with my actual college degree, would probably not have been employed by Nintendo!'"

Source : Eurogamer 

samedi 21 novembre 2009

Wonderful Life by Black

Wonderful Life by Black. This video was directed by a very talented artist :  Gerard de Thame.



vendredi 20 novembre 2009

Microsoft to plan Free Live Weekends

Xbox Live Silver Members will be granted free access to Gold Member features from November 25 to November 30 in Europe. A similar procedure will be planned in other Xbox Live regions from November 20 to November 23 according to Major Nelson Blog.


Source : Major Nelson 
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jeudi 19 novembre 2009

Mad World by Tears For Fears

I've just stumbled upon this video on YouTube. Great Tears For Fears song called 'Mad World'.

European PS3 Video Store to open

The European PS3 Video Store will open on November 19 in UK, France, Germany and Spain with more than 2000 films for rent or purchase. It will cost you Eur 1.99 to rent a film (Eur 7.99 to buy it). HD Films will be available for rent only.


Source : Eurogamer.net 
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Gyakuten Saiban (Phoenix Wright) on WiiWare

Capcom announced The Gyakuten Saiban (Phoenix Wright) will be available on WiiWare in 2010. It should include the first 4 episodes.

Biohazard 5 : Alternative Edition to be released

Capcom announced Biohazard 5 : Alternative Edition (Resident Evil) will be released in February 2010 in Japan. The game will support Motion control and include new playable characters. The game will also be available on PSN.

mercredi 18 novembre 2009

Bayonetta download times on PS3

Sega admitted Bayonetta download times on PS3 are overwhelming.
"I can speak on [the developer's] behalf in saying that a patch to correct this issue is under consideration through development to address the matter of the overwhelming load times with Bayonetta" said Sega Rep.

"Something I cannot address directly is when this will occur. However, I will be tracking this directly on all sides (the Japanese, North American, and European versions) to ensure that we know exactly the status of each one. Provided that I am given full disclosure on this, I will be sure to keep you posted on what to expect."



Source : Eurogamer 
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Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep PSP 3000 Bundle

Sony and Square Enix announced a new Kingdom Hearts PSP 3000 Bundle will be released in Japan on January 9, 2010.


Facebook for PS3 confirmed

Sony announced the firmware 3.1 for PS3 will incorporate facebook social media capability with PSN account.


Source : Eurogamer.net 
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mardi 17 novembre 2009

No Wii HD

Reggie Fils-Aime has said there will be no Wii HD until far in the future.
"The way we at Nintendo do things is, you know, when we will move to a new generation, it's because there are some fundamental things the console cannot do,"

"What that says is that simply the addition of HD capability will not be the next step for us. There will be more to it. There will be additional capability. There will be additional elements, and, given that, it is far into the future."



Source : Eurogamer 
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lundi 16 novembre 2009

Metal Gear Solid on Playstation Network

Metal Gear Solid will be available on the European Playstation Network for Eur 9.99 on November 19


Source : Gamekult 
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samedi 14 novembre 2009

Final Fantasy XIII to be released in March 2010

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIII will be released in March 9, 2010 in North America.

jeudi 12 novembre 2009

Resident Evil 5 : Lost Nightmares

Capcom announced Resident Evil 5 : Lost Nightmares will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360 as a download episode. The PS3 version will be motion control compatible.


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Ken Kutaragi's new company

Ken Kutaragi has founded a new company called Cyber AI Entertainment which focuses on Internet Technology and online network business. He owns 90% stake of the new company, with the remaining 10% held by former Sony Engineer Takashi Usuki. "We'll initially focus on research and development relating to information processing, targeting cutting-edge networking operations," Said Kutaragi.


Source : Eurogamer 
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Sony to include Facebook

According to Scrawlfx, Sony will integrate Facebook in the next PS3 Firmware update.


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Xbox live accounts banned

Microsoft has banned more than 600,000 Xbox live accounts because they used modded consoles or played pirated games.


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mercredi 11 novembre 2009

Black Wii to be released in the rest of Europe

Following the UK Launch on November 6, the Black Wii will be hitting the European stores on November 20. The Black Wii includes Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resorts and Wiimotion plus.


Source : Amazon




Michael Jackson's Moonwalker for Virtual Console

According to a PEGI Game List, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker game will be heading to the virtual console soon.

Source : PEGI 

Wii HD ?

Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America Director said there's no plan for a Nintendo Wii HD

Modern Warfare 2 hits 1.23 million units sold

Activision has sold 1.23 million units of Modern Warfare 2 on its first day on sale in the UK.
"These first day sales figures are astonishing and clear evidence that videogames are now mainstream in the UK" said Michael Rawlinson, director of ELSPA.


Source : Gamesindustry.biz 




vendredi 6 novembre 2009

Microsoft to release a new Xbox 360 Elite Bundle

On November 13, Microsoft will release a new Xbox 360 Elite bundle which includes Grand Theft Auto IV episodes from Liberty City, 120Gb hard drive and wireless control for Eur 269 (~ $ 400).













Source : Gamekult 

Bayonetta collector's Edition

Sega will release  Bayonetta collector's edition called "Climax Edition" in Europe. This edition should include an artbook+soundtrack.












Source : Gamekult

jeudi 5 novembre 2009

Zelda Spirit Tracks

Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks will be released on December 11 in Europe ( December 7 in US). The game will be available in Japan on December 23. Nevertheless, The japanese gamers will be offered a special stylus (goose quill shape).

mercredi 4 novembre 2009

Next Zelda to be compatible with Motion Plus

In a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto said the next Zelda game will use the Wii Motion plus to target things easier and swing your sword.


"We're using MotionPlus to make you feel much more like you're actually fighting while holding a sword in your hand"  "In the previous game, you aimed at things by pointing at the screen, but this time we'll use MotionPlus to create a much more convenient targeting system and a more pleasurable playing experience". He said.


Source : Eurogamer 



mardi 3 novembre 2009

Lego Indiana Jones 2

Lego Indiana Jones 2 will be released on November 20, 2009. Watch the trailer :

New PS3 Bundles

Sony will release new PS3 250Gb bundles on November 18. Assassin's creed II will be included in the first bundle. The second bundle will come with 2 Blu-Ray movies : The Dark Knight and Terminator Salvation.


Source : Gamekult 

lundi 2 novembre 2009

New Apple Store in Paris

Apple will open its first Apple Store in Paris on November 7, 2009


Address :
Apple Store, Carrousel du Louvres 
99, rue de Rivoli
Paris 75001
Business hours :  from 10am to 8pm (Monday to Sunday)

Wii Sports Resort Sales

Nintendo sold 6.97 million units of Wii Sports Resort since its launch this year. The original Wii Sports sold 50 million units.


Source : Nintendo.co.jp