Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV hits the streets

Grand Theft Auto IV for PlayStation 3 & XBOX 360

...and explodes previous records for Video Game sales within 24 hours (beating HALO 3), and goes on to become the most successful Entertainment Product ever in terms of revenue generated on day of release (making more money in 24 hours than the final Harry Potter book!) With scores of perfect 10/10 or 100% ratings from major magazines and game review sites, Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV for PlayStation 3 & XBOX 360 has already sold 3.6 million units, taking over $310 million

Welcome to Liberty City... You are Niko Bellic, escaping a violent past in Eastern Europe, drawn to the USA by your cousin's tales of his luxurious life. But, soon after arriving and meeting your cousin, Roman, you discover that his stories of an easy life are not true. Roman's reality is that he is in debt to brutal criminals & desperately needs protection...

Just like other recent GTAs, Grand Theft Auto IV has a main storyline & missions to complete as you rise through the criminal underworld, or you can explore the "open-world" environment & the many activities Liberty City offers (Bowling, Darts, Strip Clubs, etc.), or cause as much chaos as you can get away with before the police arrest or shot you

Grand Theft Auto IV for Sony PS3 & XBOX 360

Grand Theft Auto IV has been in development for over three & a half years, involving more than a thousand people, with the total cost estimated at around $100 million (setting another record as the Most Expensive video game ever developed). While not exactly 100% perfect, Grand Theft Auto IV is a masterpiece of modern gaming, with highly-detailed graphics and advanced Artificial Intelligence giving Liberty City and its inhabitants a level of realism beyond expectations. Grand Theft Auto IV is also the first GTA to feature an online multiplayer mode: allowing you to create a completely customizable character to take part in 15 online games, including: Death Match, Car Jacking, Turf Wars, Racing and the Free Mode (ideal for virtual socializing)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Wii Fit & Nintendo Wii Balance Board

Wii Fit & Wii Balance Board for Nintendo Wii

Announced at Nintendo's
E3 2007 press conference by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Wii Fit is an exercise game developed by Nintendo for the Wii console and includes the Balance Board peripheral. Released in Europe today, Wii Fit has already nearly sold 2 million units in Japan. The Wii Balance Board is wireless and contains pressure sensors which can measure a user's weight and center of gravity. The Wii Fit game has over 40 different activities divided into four basic categories: yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance games. An excellent introduction for yoga novices, along with more traditional exercises such as push-ups and step aerobics, Wii Fit offers a workout regime, but don't forget: this is also a game, and the most fun is to be had with the balance games, which include ski and snowboard slaloms, heading footballs, etc.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

PlayStation Home stays in BETA

PlayStation Home for Sony PlayStation 3

Sony announced today that the BETA testing of its Virtual World community for the PlayStation 3 will continue through Summer 2008... Revealed at GDC 2007, a public BETA for up to 15,000 users was planned to start in the following months, and the free service due to launch on the Sony PlayStation Network in October 2007. The Closed BETA began on the 3rd of May. Further details were presented at the Sony Booth & Sony's Press Event at E3 2007. Still in Closed BETA, the launch was then pushed back from October to "Spring 2008"... Kazuo Hirai, President and the Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said today: "...we need more time to refine the service to ensure a more focused gaming entertainment experience..." The Open BETA of Home is now scheduled to commence "Fall 2008"

Official PlayStation Home details

Friday, April 18, 2008

Time Crisis 4 with Gun for Sony PS3

Time Crisis 4 for PlayStation 3

Time Crisis 4 first appeared in arcades in June 2006. Now, it's available exclusively for the PlayStation 3, complete with the infra-red GunCon 3 controller. Time Crisis 4 has US and European Special Agents on a mission to prevent a top secret weapon being smuggled by an international terrorist network. Arming you with multiple weapons (pistol, shotgun, machine gun, grenades, etc.), Time Crisis 4 for the PS3 console offers a port of the arcade version (with exclusive extra scenes), a new first-person shooter mode & target practice mini-games

Visit the official Time Crisis 4 website

Time Crisis 4 for PlayStation 3

Friday, April 11, 2008

Mario Kart & Nintendo's Wii Wheel

Mario Kart & Wii Wheel for Nintendo Wii

Mario Kart for the Nintendo Wii console includes the new official Wii Wheel (a steering wheel housing for the Wii Remote). Take your place on the starting grid with Mario & friends - including: Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, etc. You can even play using your Mii character! Mario Kart Wii offers race tracks and battle arenas from every previous Mario Kart game, plus new obstacle-filled racing circuits & skill-based missions. Exclusive to Mario Kart Wii is the addition of motorbikes, with unique special tricks and their own racing style. In multiplayer mode, race against friends or take on the world online

Visit the official Mario Kart Wii website

Mario Kart & Wii Wheel for Nintendo Wii

Official Wii Wheel for Nintendo Wii

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Unleashed: Darth Vader's Apprentice

STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed

LucasArts today announced that its first next-generation video game, STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed will be released in September 2008 for PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, PSP, NDS & PS2. STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed casts you as Darth Vader's apprentice and promises to reveal new revelations about the dark times between STAR WARS: Episodes III and IV. Chosen to assist Lord Vader in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi, you will face decisions that could change their destiny and the fate of the entire STAR WARS galaxy

Official STAR WARS: Force Unleashed site