samedi 31 octobre 2009

Documentary on Joy Division

Watch the exclusive documentary about Joy Division directed by Grant Gee

vendredi 30 octobre 2009

Bayonetta Release Date

Sega announced Bayonetta will be released on January 8 in Europe (January 5 in US).
The game was released on September 29, 2009 in Japan for PS3 and Xbox 360. the Xbox 360 version received full marks from Famitsu while the PS3 version received 38/40. Bayonetta was developed by Platinum Games.


Source : Eurogamer.net 

Wii sales stalled

At a press conference, Satoru Iwata admitted that Nintendo Wii sales stalled because the company was unable to release strong software.

Resident Evil Zero on Wii

Capcom announced Resident Evil Zero for Wii will be released on January 22 in Europe (December 1, 2009 in US). The Wii version will include motion-sensing controls.

Hey Mrs by I Monster

'Hey Mrs' by I Monster is a song used in a recent Toyota Commercial :

http://www.deezer.com/fr/music/playlist/i-monster-13951933#music/playlist/i-monster-13951933


Rumour : Wii 2 with HD capability

According to a source at Nintendo France, the Wii 2 will include HD capability (720p / 1080p) and a Blu-Ray drive in order to fight against piracy. It should be launched in 2010 worldwide. A Wii trade-in offer will also be launched. Nintendo plans to create a huge buzz by posting pictures and details one month before the launch.

Source : Logic-Sunrise 

jeudi 29 octobre 2009

9th Anniversary of Playstation 2

Sony announced it's the 9th anniversary of Playstation 2. It has an installed base of 140 million units with more than 500 million games sold.



Source : Eurogamer.net 

Who Is She ? by I Monster

I Monster is a british electronic music band comprised of Sheffield-based producers Dean Honer and Jarrod Gosling. "Who is She ?" is taken from the album "Neveroddereven" released in 2003.

Epic Mickey for the Wii - Official Announcement

Disney Interactive Studios announced the development of Epic Mickey for the Wii. The game is scheduled for a fall 2010 release. The game stars Mickey Mouse  re-imagined by game designer Warren Spector and his studio Junction Point Game.


"Mickey is an adventurous and rambunctious mouse", "I want to bring his personality to the forefront, place him in a daunting world and connect his spirited character with video game players worldwide. Ultimately, each player decides for him- or herself what makes Mickey cool.” Said Warren Spector



New screenshots 
Official Press Release 




Source : Gamekult 

New Nintendo DSI LL confirmed

Nintendo has confirmed the Nintendo DSI LL will be released in Europe First quarter 2010 at a higher price. No date confirmed for North American launch.









Source : Cnet 

mercredi 28 octobre 2009

New Xbox 360 special offer

Microsoft will offer discount vouchers from October 30 to January 3, 2010 . European buyers should get Eur 40 off the regular price.





Source : Gamekult 

Kenji Sato on Bayonetta (Bug Checking)

Kenji Sato, Programmer, talks about bug checking on Bayonetta
"Bug checking is the process of fixing the errors caused by miscalculation or faulty design (bugs). Also, depending on the game, bug checking may also include making sure that the game is performing up to specification".
See the article at Platinum 

UK to fight against Piracy

A new law to fight against piracy in UK should pass in next April. Music companies and ISP  would unite to send letters to those who upload illegal content : repeat offenders might lose internet connections.


Source : Reuters 

Has Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2 gone too Far ?

LiveLinks hosts a video preview of Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2 that caused a complete PR disaster for Activision. You play a terrorist (CIA agent under cover) who kills hundreds of civilians in an airport. Scenes are rather graphic. The video might not be suitable for children : Video Link


Source : TribbleAgency 

A Games Academy in Abu Dhabi

The Emirate of Abu Dahbi plans to build a Games Academy in order to attract the industry and create a cultural center. According to TwoFour 54 COO Wayne Borg, Videogames fall into one the Emirate's five pillars :  "There are five sectors that have been identified that will strategically position Abu Dhabi to fulfil that role - aeronautics, health, education, tourism and then media and entertainment,"


Source : GamesIndustry.biz 

Frogger will be back

Konami will release a new version of Frogger on WiiWare and PSN. The game should include new levels, multiplayer capability and 3d graphics. To be released this autumn.




Source : Gamekult 

mardi 27 octobre 2009

Eurogamer Expo 2009

Eurogamer Expo 2009 will be held in Leeds (October 27/28) and London (October 30/31). It  already welcomed more than 1000 visitors in its first hour. If you want to know what you can do at this year's expo, you should visit this section 




Source : Eurogamer.net 

Windows 7 on Mac OS X

Apple will support the new Windows 7 on Mac OS X through an updated version of Boot Camp which should be released by the end of the year 2009.


Source : HighTech NouvelObs 

New Nintendo DSI

Nintendo is planning to release a new large-screen DSI by the end of the year in Japan. The four-inch version should cost ¥18,900 ($200). It is targeted to older users who play Brain training games.


Source : TGDaily 

Bayonetta - Character Design

Character Designer Mari Shimazaki has posted new artwork on his blog. This time, he explains the design choice of Luka, the man chasing Bayonetta. Furthermore, he mentions that MIChi (the singer who recorded the song played in the Bayonetta's commercial) will appear  on a MTV Japan special program.


http://platinumgames.com/games/bayonetta/ 


High res version of the concept art can be found on their Flicker page 

lundi 26 octobre 2009

New Lego RockBand Trailer

New Lego RockBand trailer featuring Europe and Tom Petty

First Microsoft Store

First Microsoft Store opened this week :

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,569264,00.html

Windows 7 is not Vista

TechNewsWorld has posted an interesting review of Windows 7. It's definitely not Windows Vista. No more show-off features and security warnings :


Article on Windows 7 


For those who are not conviced, There is an alternative to Windows 7


Source : TechNewsWorld 

dimanche 25 octobre 2009

Girls on Film by Duran Duran

I've stumbled upon this video of Duran Duran - Girls on Film. Great Bassline as usual. This is the long uncensored version


iMac Teardown part 2

iFixit posted pictures of a disassembled iMac 27" on October 21, 2009
There is also an iMac teardown at Kodawarisan 







Windows 7 or Mac OS X ? Make up your Mind

Windows 7 or Mac OS X ? I 've made up my mind :

Assassin's Creed Trailer

Ubisoft has just released a new trailer of Assassin's Creed 


Giant Seagull behind Newsreader

Here is a funny moment.