Last year, I stumbled upon Deezer by chance thanks to Macbidouille.com. It allows you to listen to some music legally without downloading it. If you have no money to spend or wish to avoid problems, Deezer is a good alternative. I used to visit Radio.blog.club but the site is closed.
The PSP Go has attracted many negative and positive comments since its launch. In an interview at GamesIndustry.biz, Claire Backhouse, UK Product Manager for PSP, explains what is behind the new Sony's digital policy.
Isao Takahata announced that he will direct a new film called "Taketori Monogatari" (The Tales of the Bamboo Cutter) which is an adaption of a 10th century folktale "Kaguya Hime no Monogatari - The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
Takahata is best known for his film "Grave of the Fireflies"
Also, Hayao Miyasaki is in discussions to direct two other films in the next 3 years.
Nadine Morano, French Minister of Family used to describe Grand Theft Auto IV as a very violent and immoral game. In a Paris Match (French magazine) article this week, you can see her playing GTA IV with her children !
Sega annouced a Bayonetta Demo will be available on PS3 through the Playstation Network and Xbox 360 (Xbox Live) on October 8th 2009. According to the Bayonetta's producer, the demo will come with a few surprises.
Vicky (Vicke) the Viking - The Movie or Wickie und die Starken Männer based on the 1974 anime was released in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg on September 9th. Chisana Viking Bikke (Anime) is a Japanese German Austrian anime series that is about the adventures of Vicky, a young viking who helps his friends.
According to the PSP Product Manager, Claire Blackhouse, the PSP Go would attract more people to retailers. "If you bring out a new product, people aspire to that but they might not buy it, they might buy the PSP 3000 instead".
This is a risky move for Sony as games will be available only through download. Also, You will not be able to buy used games (the UMD format is no longer supported with this model). Retailers were reluctant to offer the PSP Go as they make a tiny profit on hardware sales. Only time will tell...
The Salon de la Photo - Photo Fair 2009 will take place in Paris - Porte de Versailles from October 15th to October 19th 2009. Many brands will reveal their new products. Professionals and amateurs are invited to attend workshops, conferences, training courses, ...
Brasilian console maker Zeebowill reduce the price of its console to BRL 399 (~ $223) on October 12th. The system offers games only through download. It is aimed at emerging markets such as Brazil, China, India and Russia. New games are expected by Children's Day.
Microsoft annouced a new Xbox 360 Elite bundle for the Holiday season. It contains Lego Batman and Pure for $299.99.
Microsoft will also release a special Wireless controller pack which include 4 live arcade games in addition to a black wireless controller. The Games are Bomberman, Ms Pac-Man, Geometry wars and Lumines.
Helmut Fritz is a techno pop singer who made a huge success this summer in France with his single "ça m'énerve !" (It gets on my nerves). More than 9 million views on Youtube ! Here is his new single "Miss France".