Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gears Of War 2: Collectors Edition

Gears Of War 2: Limited Edition for XBOX 360

Official details of the Gears Of War 2: Collectors Edition for the XBOX 360 console have emerged. This Limited Edition includes the game disc, bonus DVD and "Beneath the Surface: An Inside Look at Gears of War 2" - a hardcover book including character profiles & exclusive concept art, with a foreword from Design Director Cliff Bleszinski. The bonus DVD presents exclusive making-of-the-game video footage, design galleries, promotional trailers, and audio commentary by Epic Games. There's also a photograph of Dominic & Maria Keepsake, plus an exclusive Xbox Live code to unlock a gold-plated Lancer Assault Rifle for online play

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tomb Raider: Underworld E3 teaser

Tomb Raider: Underworld for PS3, XBOX 360 & Wii

Released this November, Tomb Raider: Underworld is the first game in the series designed specifically for next-generation consoles: PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 & Nintendo Wii. Lara Croft discovers evidence of the existence of the Norse God Thor's mythical hammer: a weapon rumored to have the power to smash mountains into valleys and capable of destroying the Gods themselves. On an epic journey around the globe, adventurer Lara Croft visits the ruins of ancient civilizations, collecting clues and solving puzzles, encountering threats from wild animals, treacherous humans and supernatural beings... The first trailer, a teaser showcased at E3, has explosions ripping apart Croft Manor in slow-motion, & eventually reveals the person responsible for this destruction...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

E3 2008: Media & Business Sumit

This year's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) saw Microsoft reveal a major update to the XBOX 360 on-screen interface, Nintendo announced a couple of new Wii Console peripherals: the Wii Motion Plus controller and Wii Speak microphone, while Sony were "all about software"... Each company focused on its exclusive game titles: Microsoft with Gears of War 2, Nintendo CEOs had fun demo'ing Wii Music, & Sony got everyone excited about LittleBigPlanet

Many multi-format titles also made a major impact at the show, including: Mirror’s Edge, Tomb Raider: Underworld, STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed, Resident Evil 5, Soul Calibur IV, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, Prince of Persia, Ghostbusters, Call of Duty: World at War, 007: Quantum of Solace and Guitar Hero: World Tour Band (complete with microphone, wireless guitar and a wireless drum kit)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Little Big Planet - DANGER trailer

LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation 3

Everyone seems to be getting very excited about LittleBigPlanet at this year's E3. Developer's Media Molecule first won critical acclaim with their 2006 debut game: Rag Doll Kung Fu for PC. Announced by Sony at the Game Developers Conference 2007, LittleBigPlanet for the Sony PlayStation 3 is a next-generation "platform" game. You play as Sackboy, competing or co-operating with up to 4 players on a single PS3 console or online. You can completely customize your Sackboy or Sackgirl, and the really innovative part is you can also customise or create the landscape and objects around you, designing your own levels which you can then share online. LittleBigPlanet is due to be released October 2008

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sony's E3 2008 Press Conference

Sony PlayStation 3 Console

Sony's Press Conference today at E3 2008 revealed a new PlayStation 3 80GB Console, due later this year, which will include the wireless DualShock 3 controller. The briefing also featured demos of PS3 exclusives: LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, Killzone 2 and MAG: Massive Action Game, an online squad-based tactical shooter with battles involving up to 256 players! Other future PlayStation 3 exclusive previews included: the open-world superhero game inFamous, the off-road racing sequel MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, and the announcement of God of War III

E3: Wii Motion Plus & Wii Speak

Wii Motion Plus for Nintendo Wii

E3 2008 kicked off on Monday (July 14) with Nintendo's announcement of a new Wii Console accessory, called Wii Motion Plus: an add-on for the Wii Remote that increases response, sensitivity and accuracy. Today, Nintendo revealed details of the next Wii Sports game: Wii Sports Resort, which includes the Wii Motion Plus controller add-on

Another new accessory, a microphone for the Nintendo Wii, called Wii Speak, was also shown & will be packaged with a special edition of Animal Crossing: City Folk, due by the end of this year

Wii Music, a party game which simulates the playing of various musical instruments, and Shaun White Snowboarding, which makes good use of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board, were also demo'ed

E3 2008: Nintendo's Wii Music

Wii Music for Nintendo Wii

The latest project from Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis and Development studio was demonstrated at E3 today. Managed by Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and Zelda, the team behind Wii Sports and Wii Play are now nearing completion of a musical instrument simulator for the Nintendo Wii Console, called Wii Music. With the aim of making it easy for everyone to play, Wii Music transforms the Wii Remote & Nunchuk controllers into more than 60 different instruments, including: violin, drums, guitar, etc. Players strum, drum and play along while Wii Music translates these movements into music, which Nintendo says: "always sounds great"

Mirror's Edge E3 2008 trailer

Mirror's Edge for XBOX 360 & PlayStation 3

The first trailer for EA's Mirror's Edge immediately generated massive interest in its innovative style of gameplay... Today, at E3 2008: Electronic Arts & DICE revealed the second Mirror's Edge trailer, showcasing new situations and combat in various locations. A unique first-person action adventure for PC, XBOX 360 & PlayStation 3: Mirror's Edge introduces Faith, a ‘runner’ on the wrong side of the law after her sister gets framed for murder. In this new gameplay trailer, we see Faith performing massive leaps and other acrobatic tricks as she traverses the vertigo-inducing cityscape, engaging in fast-paced chases and intense combat...

Mirror's Edge E3 2008 trailer
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Monday, July 14, 2008

XBOX 360's "New Experience"

Microsoft XBOX 360 Console

E3 2008: Microsoft's Press Conference today showcased demos of upcoming
XBOX 360 exclusive sequels: Gears of War 2 and Fable 2, plus exclusive new party games: You’re in the Movies (with Xbox LIVE Vision Camera) and Lips (with two wireless, motion-sensitive disco microphones). The biggest announcement was of an incoming update to the Xbox LIVE dashboard. This "New Xbox Experience" gives you a cartoonish, Mii-style avatar, which you can customize. Xbox LIVE Avatars can get together and chat at LIVE Parties, and compete against each other on a new LIVE Primetime channel featuring multiplayer Game Shows, such as 1 vs 100...

Microsoft's E3 2008 Videos & Game Trailers

Gears of War 2 - Rendezvous trailer

Gears of War 2 for XBOX 360

E3 2008 started today with Microsoft's Press Conference, where Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski showcased a two-player co-operative campaign: "Sinkhole", from the Microsoft XBOX 360 exclusive third-person shooter Gears of War 2. A new trailer entitled "Rendezvous" was also released...

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Star Wars: Force Unleashed trailer

STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed

LucasArts have revealed the main trailer for STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed today... "The launch trailer will delve more deeply into its storyline, and contains never-before-seen scenes from the game." Cast as Darth Vader's Apprentice, you will take part in major galactic events set between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith & Episode IV: A New Hope

STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed trailer
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STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed has been created with state-of-art technologies, such as Pixelux's Digital Molecular Matter & NaturalMotion's euphoria, rendering the Force-fuelled action on both the PlayStation 3 & XBOX 360. On the Nintendo Wii, you get to control the Force using the Nunchuk, while waving the Wii Remote about will translate into the motion of your on-screen lightsaber. The Wii version also has five additional new levels and an exclusive Duel Mode for two player combat

Monday, July 07, 2008

Fable 2 - Limited Collectors Edition

Fable 2: Limited Collectors Edition for XBOX 360

During Microsoft's Press Conference at E3 2006, Fable 2 was announced and a trailer released. The sequel to the award-winning Xbox role-play game is now nearing the end of development for the XBOX 360. Today, Lionhead Studios published details of a Fable 2: Limited Collectors Edition, including: five Fate cards, a collectible Hobbe figure, a bonus disc with behind-the-scenes making-of videos, a XBOX Live trial card, and additional in-game content.
Fable 2 and Fable 2: Limited Collectors Edition will both be released on the 24th of October 2008

Visit the official Fable 2 website