BioShock Faceplates Selling Like Hotcakes

BioShock Faceplates Selling Like Hotcakes

Often, the best gaming swag you get is the stuff you get for free. Such is the case with the BioShock faceplate. There were only 5,100 of them made and they were given almost exclusively to GameStop managers for an inter store sales promotion. I was fortunate enough to be…

The Tragedy Of The Stalled Heat Game

The Tragedy Of The Stalled Heat Game

Man it’s hard to NOT like Heat. Pacino, De Niro, Voight, Sizemore, Val Kilmer and a lot of guns? It’s the PERFECT movie. Could have made the perfect game, too, especially with Gearbox at the helm, but despite being announced over a year ago it’s obvious the game has stalled….

Analysts Predict PS3 To Beat 360 For July

Analysts Predict PS3 To Beat 360 For July

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter notes in an investor letter released today that he expects NPD monthly sales figures to favour the PLAYSTATION 3 over the Xbox 360 for the month of July. With 160,000 and 115,000 projected sales, respectively, Pachter credits the shift to the PS3’s July price drop…

Plans To Expand Wii Production Stalled

Plans To Expand Wii Production Stalled

Thought it was going to be easier to get a Wii? Think again. Nintendo’s plans to expand Wii production has apparently been delayed according to Taiwan-based component makers. The expansion was previously slated for June, but has been now been pushed backed due to tight supply of IC chips and…

Call Of Duty 4 On The Cusp Of Multiplayer Beta Ecstasy?

Call Of Duty 4 On The Cusp Of Multiplayer Beta Ecstasy?

We’ve received a number of tips today about the possibility of the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare beta going live for the Xbox 360 soon. Reader Matthew tipped us off today to let us know that he’d seen a message on Xbox.com claiming that the Call of Duty 4…

Team Fortress 2’s Soldier Trailer At Leipzig

Team Fortress 2’s Soldier Trailer At Leipzig

The kids from Valve just let us know that at the Leipzig Games Convention, they plan to show a new video short from Team Fortress 2, this time profiling the Soldier class, the rocket jumping, bazooka wielding character shown in multiple trailers. Hopefully, it will be as hilarious and successful…

More Games Convention Show Floor Photos

More Games Convention Show Floor Photos

The official Leipzig Games Convention blog has uploaded a new batch of shots from the showroom floor, giving us another early look at the publisher booths we’ll be hoofing around next week. There’s nothing in the way of major revelations that I can see, but maybe some of our more…

Eternal Sonata Community Site Launched

Eternal Sonata Community Site Launched

Namco Bandai is really going above and beyond to promote the upcoming 360 RPG Eternal Sonata, launching what is probably the most extensive community site for a single player RPG I have ever seen. At Endless Nocturne, fans of Eternal Sonata can create a profile and then participate in quizzes,…

Rockstar Games Quietly Mumbles GC Presence

Rockstar Games Quietly Mumbles GC Presence

In what has to be one of the smallest press releases ever, Rockstar Games quietly announces their presence at next week’s Games Convention in Leipzig. They’ll be showing two whole games, neither of which is Grand Theft Auto or Manhunt. Instead, they’ll be premiering Midnight Club Los Angeles via live…

Lost Planet Gets PC Upgrade

Lost Planet Gets PC Upgrade

Lost Planet PC players are getting a pretty large free update downloadable on Steam. Not only will they catch up with the Xbox 360’s current multiplayer maps (does anyone actually play those?), but a chat system and DirectX 10 visual enhancements said to have improved geometry shaders that will enhance…

Sony Starts Recycling Program – Takes Consoles Back for Free!

Sony Starts Recycling Program – Takes Consoles Back for Free!

Sony has announced their Sony Take Back Recycling program. With 75 physical locations across the US (soon expanding to 175), consumers will be able to drop off any Sony gear for recycling, completely free of charge starting on September 15th. So if you are dying to get rid of that…

Haze Dev – PSN Equals Freedom

Haze Dev – PSN Equals Freedom

Haze Project Lead Derek Littlewood has an interesting perspective on designing multiplayer for PSN as opposed to Xbox Live. …on the one hand that’s a disadvantage, because developers will under-deliver compared to what Live provides. But at the same time, because it’s not as strongly defined, you have the freedom…

Bioshock Faceplates Fetch Big Bucks

Bioshock Faceplates Fetch Big Bucks

I think it’s safe to call the Xbox 360 faceplates a complete and utter failure. But every once in a while we’re reminded that the idea is fantastic, it’s just the lackluster execution that’s let gamers down. Case in point: this Bioshock faceplate is a really great design, but limited…

Talking Halo 3, And What Comes After Halo 3, With Bungie

Talking Halo 3, And What Comes After Halo 3, With Bungie

By: Luke Plunkett Since they were in town the other night, and we were talking all things Halo 3, figured it was a good time to sit down with Bungies’ “man of the people” Frank O’Connor, along with game designer Lars Bakken. Talk about Halo 3, talk about Halo 3’s…

Whorecraft Producer Expands Into FPS

Whorecraft Producer Expands Into FPS

I interviewed film producer Dez earlier this year for a feature on his interesting, and pornographic take on the World of Warcraft. The World of Whorecraft fascinated me, not just because it was about beautiful women dressed up as characters from Warcraft having sex, but because there were some elements…

Does Lost In Translation Suck Eggs?

To: Crecente From: Bash I spent exactly one hour and thirty minutes at McDonalds today. Since Mrs. Bashcraft was out watching some TV show being filmed with her friend, I took the kid out for lunch. On the show she saw, Takashi Fuji was the guest. She really thinks he’s…

Hard Proof Canadians Like Postal (Shocker!)

Hard Proof Canadians Like Postal (Shocker!)

Maybe Canadians have funny taste in movies. Maybe Postal is actually a decent flick. Here’s Uwe Boll chatting it up in a Batman shirt after the Postal premiere in Canada. The clip sheds some light into why the director went fucking Trencher!

Folklore

New Folklore trailer. I could have sworn I heard them say at the start, “Here, put this RIDICULOUS outfit on and you can talk to the dead”.

Bandai Namco “Not Aware” Of PS3 Eternal Sonata

Bandai Namco “Not Aware” Of PS3 Eternal Sonata

Tri-Crescendo, the Japanese developer behind Eternal Sonata, wanted to make the game an Xbox 360 title from the get-go. While the studio had previously worked on GameCube title Baten Kaitos, the Wii was not the platform of choice. According to game site Siliconera, the controller and the graphics made bringing…

Dragon Quest Swords All Naughty Like

Dragon Quest Swords All Naughty Like

Dragon Quest Swords did alright. The game sold something like 300,000 units in its first week in Japan, making it the fastest selling Wii game. The game’s art direction was a departure from the game’s typical Akira Toriyama look. Was all gothy. There was even a gothic lolita character named…

360 Elite Finally Dated, Priced For Australia

360 Elite Finally Dated, Priced For Australia

Talk about scraping in by the skin of their sack. Microsoft announced waaaaay back in March that Australia would be getting the Elite during our southern “winter”. March went by, then April, then May, and we heard nothing. June and July went by and we still hadn’t even had the…

Castlevania Animated Movie Script First Look Rife With Goat Sex Humour

Castlevania Animated Movie Script First Look Rife With Goat Sex Humour

The Castlevania: Dracula’s Curse production blog has been silent for the past month as animated film scribe Warren Ellis has been busying himself with Comic Con 07 appearances and, y’know, actual script writing. Today, however, Ellis finally gives us a look at a portion of the screenplay’s first draft. While…

Ziff-Davis Money Troubles Come To A Head

Ziff-Davis Money Troubles Come To A Head

The publisher of Electronic Gaming Monthly and Games for Windows Magazine, Ziff-Davis Media, failed to make an interest payment yesterday and announced that it was negotiating with its lenders to restructure a rather sizable debt. The company, which also owns the web sites 1UP, FileFront, GameVideos, MyCheats and GameTab, owes…

MTV Investing Half A Billion In Games Division

MTV Investing Half A Billion In Games Division

The Hollywood Reporter writes today that MTV is planning to sink an impressive $US500 million into building and expanding its games division, with MTV Networks President of Global Digital Media Mika Salmi calling games “critical” to the company’s business. Probably the most visible property in the MTV games portfolio is…

BioShock Pre-orders Now On Steam

BioShock Pre-orders Now On Steam

With 2K Games’ BioShock receiving near universal acclaim from anyone and everyone who’s gone hands-on with the first-person shooter, including me, I’ll assume that many of you have plans to take the day off, drive to your local game retailer of choice, speed home, install, and plop down in your…

Ready At Dawn Buys GOW-Modded PSP

Ready At Dawn Buys GOW-Modded PSP

Remember that kick-ass God of War-themed Playstation Portable we wrote about last month? The one with the crushed velvet case, the chains, the copper-leafing? Well it finally sold at the end of the month for a whopping $US1,725, but that’s no surprise, something that beautiful deserves a high asking price….

PSP Slim Available For Amazon Preorder

PSP Slim Available For Amazon Preorder

The PSP Slim, or PSP 2000 if you want to be official and sound like a Terminator movie, is now available for Amazon preorder. It’s a weird sensation, probably born from my part-diesel American consumer blood, but I kind of want a new PSP all of the sudden. It’s as…

Calling All Cars On PSP

Calling All Cars On PSP

According to a recent issue of PSP – The Official Guidebook, Calling All Cars is coming to the PSP. Few details are known at this time, so we have no clue how Sony will distribute the title—whether or not only PS3 owners will be able to download the game, or…

COD4’s Evolution Of Detail

COD4’s Evolution Of Detail

Here’s an interesting side-by-side of an early and later build of Call of Duty 4 on the Xbox 360 and then the PS3 (hit the jump for the second pic). While not meant to display the graphical prowess of each console, you can learn a lot about graphics design by…

AWOMO Beta Launches

AWOMO Beta Launches

A World Of My Own is a game download service embedded in a virtual world that will allow users to meet other players in the guise of customisable avatars and quickly download gaming titles to play alone or with your newfound friends. The concept is intriguing the hell out of…

NYT: EA Owns Ubisfot

NYT: EA Owns Ubisfot

It might be news to Electronic Arts, it might be news to Ubisoft, but it’s definitely news inside today’s New York Times. In a rather bland look at the tiff forming around the frame-per-seconds of Madden on the PS3 and the Xbox 360, the New York Times mentions a handful…