samedi 10 octobre 2009

Microsoft lowered UK price of some Xbox 360 games

Microsoft lowered UK price of some Xbox 360 games in the classics range. Games will now cost £14.99 

- Splinter Cell : Double Agent
- Ghost Recon Advanced WarFighter 2
- Rainbow Six Vegas
- Naruto : Rise of a Ninja


















Source : Eurogamer.net

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Project Runway

Atari and the Weinstein Company have announced Project Runway for Nintendo Wii. The game would allow players to design their models. It should be released in Spring 2010.


























Source : NYTimes

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Valkyria Chronicles 2

Sega will release Valkyria Chronicles 2 for PSP on January 21, 2010 in Japan. Check the preview 



Source : PSPWorld.com
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vendredi 9 octobre 2009

I've been rick rolled :)

I've been rick rolled while watching the Tron 2 teaser !



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Piano Forest ( Piano no mori) to be released

Piano Forest (Piano no mori) will released on November 4th 2009 on DVD.

It will be available in standard and Collector's edition (includes a special booklet and the original soundtrack). The DVD will be in Japanese , French and Dutch






Source : Animeland
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Hayao Miyazaki - Star Profile

Here is an interesting article about Hayao Miyazaki and his legendary animated movies.

Hayao Miyazaki was born on January 5th 1941 and showed interest in animation when he saw the film Hakujaden. in 1965, he applied for a job at TOEI Animation and worked as an in-between artist on the anime Watchdog bow wow (Wanwan Chushingura).

Following the succes of Nausicaä of the Valley of the wind (Kaze no Tani no Naushika) Miyazaki co-founded the Studio Ghibli with Isao Takahato in 1985
His animated films incorporate human relationship with nature and technology.
















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Fifa 10 review

Pro Evolution Soccer used to be the number 1 football game. Now, more and more fans are defecting to Fifa. It offers more freedom of movement which results  in gameplay opportunities.
Read the review




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Tekken 6 Goes Gold

Tekken 6 development has been completed, and the game should hit shelves on October 30th 2009. Available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP




Source : Gamekult

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Left 4 Dead 2 censored in Australia

Left 4 Dead 2 should be released in November 2009 worldwide. Nevertheless, the game has been changed in order to meet the Australia's censorship board.

"the board notes that the game no longer contains depictions of decapitation, dismemberment, wound details..."




Source : ABC

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jeudi 8 octobre 2009

Sony PS3 to lead the Game Market

According to analyst Michael Pachter, Sony's Playstation 3 should lead the game maket. He expect a return to double-digit sales growth on video games.

"We forecast sales of $751 million, up 21%..."
























Source : Cnet

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New Super Mario Bros Wii

New Super Mario Bros Wii will be released on December 3rd 2009 in Japan (November 15th in US).






Source : Google

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Toy Story 3 Teaser (English/French version)

Check the new Toy Story 3 Teaser



Source : YouTube
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Anime evolution

Carl Macek talks about the evolution of anime on his blog.






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Bayonetta Demo available

Bayonetta is now available on Xbox live and Playstation Network (Japan). The game should be released by the end of October 2009 in Japan (January 2010 for US/Europe)
















Source : Gamekult

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Kobato - First episode

You can watch the opening sequence of Kobato at http://www.kzplay.fr/film-128-10.html
The first episode should cost Eur 0.99.  Available in Japanese with French subtitles. 
























Source : kzplay.fr

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mercredi 7 octobre 2009

Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing with Shenmue character

Sega confirmed that Ryo Hazuki, protagonist of the Shenmue series will be included as a playable character to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.


















Source : Sega.com
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The Kravchenko Case - I chose Freedom

Victor Kravchenko was a soviet defector who wrote his experiences of life in the Soviet Union in his book 'I chose Freedom'.
















You can view a documentary on Arte.tv regarding the Trial of the Century  : Victor Kravchenko sued the French weekly 'Les Lettre Française' for defamation. He was accused of being a traitor.


Source : Arte.tv
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August Sander at the HCB foundation

August Sander exhibition at the HCB Foundation from September 9th to December 20th  2009. Free on Wednesday evening (6.30 PM - 8.30 PM)

Fondation HCB
2, impasse Leblouis
75014 Paris
































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Will Sony PSP Go fail ?

According to the managing director of Chips (UK independant Games Chain), Don Mc Cabe, The PSP Go will "fail miserably". "My own personal opinion is that it's a no-go. I've been to a number of presentations to see if there's anything there and I don't feel it'll go anywhere to be honest".
Check the article.
























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mardi 6 octobre 2009

Sony to offer rentals of games for the PSP ?

According to the retail gamer, an option allows players to sort games by expiration dates. Will players be able to access  games for a limited time on the PSP ? Sony has not yet confirmed any rental offer program.




















Source : Retail Gamer
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Players to vote for Resident Evil 5 content

Capcom invites players to vote for the RE 5 -Alternate Edition content.

Should it be Physical or Digital ?
Vote here (US) or there (Europe)

Results will be transmitted to the RE Team. Capcom will report back with an official announcement.

























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Epic Mickey for the Wii

Epic Mickey, a new game developed by Warren Spector and his Studio Junction Point has been confirmed for the Wii. The concept art below reinvents the Disney Universe. Disney should hold an event to showcase the game this month.



















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Majesco Entertainment to revive A Boy and his Blob

Majesco Entertainment released a new video from the game A Boy and his Blob, previously developed by Wayforward. The game should be released within the week. The original game was developed by David Crane after leaving Activision to fund Absolute



Source : GameKultoffworld.com
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Metal Slugg XX trailer

SNK Playmore announced the soon to be released Metal Slug XX . It will include 70 challenging levels. The game is due to hit shelves on December 23rd in Japan. here is the trailer :



Source : GameKult
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Ubisoft buys Nadeo (Trackmania)

Ubisoft has bought Nadeo which has 10 employees but more than 10 million registered players thanks to their game Trackmania. The sum spent hasn't been disclosed.























Source : Eurogamer.net
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Retrogaming at the Paris Game Festival-Mo5.com

Mo5.com was present at the Paris Game Festival. This association has been collecting more than 30,000 computers and consoles in order to create a museum in France. The objective is also to preserve the video game heritage.
Some photos have been uploaded to Flickr. 

Even Frédéric Mitterrand,  French Minister of Culture and Communication visited their booth.





















Source : Mo5.com
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lundi 5 octobre 2009

Psystar to launch OEM licensing program

Psystar is about to launch an OEM licensing program.  Third party PC manufacturers will be able to license Psystar's virtual technology which would allow users to install copies of Snow Leopard on non-Apple hardware.
















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PSP Go available for £199.99 - Sales increase of 120%

Amazon.co.uk lowered the PSP Go price to £199.99 (previously £224.99). Sony also announced a sales increase of 120% following the launch of the PSP Go.

Check the Amazon.co.uk page






















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Vincenzo Natali's Splice

Here is a sneak preview of Vincenzo Natali 's Splice. Starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. The story is about two scientists who combine human DNA with animal genes and create a being named Dren which develops into a deadly human-chimera. Filming took  place in Ontario, Canada. Vincenzo Natali is a Canadian director, best known for directing the film 'Cube'






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Kobato - Anime

The anime adaption of Kobato will air on October 6th 2009 in Japan. It was supervised by Nanase Ohkawa from Clamp and produced by Madhouse. 



Source : Kobato.tv
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Sony PSP Go hacked in 2 days

It took FreePlay 2 days to crack the new PSP Go. He uploaded a video on YouTube which just proves his achievement




Source : TomsGuide.com

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Should you avoid the new PSP Go ?

Game Guy shares his thoughts about the new Sony PSP Go on his blog. He seems quite unhappy with the new features.  Are there any good reasons to avoid the new console from Sony ? Check his article.





















Source : StlToday.com

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History of Video Games

Watch this interesting video from Discovery Channel about the History of Video Games.
Atari, Magnavox, Pong....




Source : Google.com

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dimanche 4 octobre 2009

Venezuela to ban violent video games and toys

In order to reduce crime, Venezuela's National Assembly is about to approve a legislation which will prohibit violent video games and toys. The final vote will occur in a few weeks.






















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New Imacs, Mac Minis, MacBooks on their way ?

Some Google Ads appeared this weekend in Netherlands which mentioned new iMacs, MacBooks and MacMinis :

"Apple’s Newest MacBook. Thinner, lighter and faster! Free delivery. Order today"
"The Brand new iMac. Ultra Thin 20 & 24 inch models. From only €1099. Apple Store"
"Apple’s New Mac mini. Faster and more affordable than ever. From only € 499 ($723). Order immediately."























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Mickey [3D] - Respire

Mickey [3D]'s 'Respire' (Breathe). The animated film was created with 3DS Max (3d design software). Directed by Jérôme Combe and Stéphane Hamache.




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Jean-Claude Van Damme to fight Somluck Kamsing

Jean-Claude Van Damme will fight Boxer Somluck Kamsing in a k-1 muay thai match in March 2010. This fight will take place in Las Vegas.


























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Cinéma du Québec à Paris

The Cinéma du Québec Festival will be held in Paris at the Forum des Images from December 7th to December 13th 2009.

















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