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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