Quebec Demands More French Games

Quebec Demands More French Games

Quebec? Never really understood it, myself. A little French part of a British Commonwealth nation? How odd. Odder still is the fact the Quebec government want more videogames in the region to be in French. Turns out only around 40% of games available in the region are in French, and…

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…

New Fall Of Liberty Trailer

It’s no secret I’m looking forward to this game. Zeppelins push a lot of my buttons. So here’s some more zeppelins, as well as a first look at what’s hopefully a nifty third-person mode, which you switch into for tricky gymnastics. That or its an awful in-game cutscene. Let’s hope…

Molyneux Prefers DS/PSP To Mobile Phone Gaming

Molyneux Prefers DS/PSP To Mobile Phone Gaming

Peter Molyneux, he’s a thinker. So, when he looks at mobile phone games, what does he think? He prefers the DS and the PSP. Smart man. Here’s why: There’s no doubt in my mind that we will be playing more games on mobile devices. What those mobile devices will be,…

The Mexican 8-Bit Xbox 360-Looking Emulator

The Mexican 8-Bit Xbox 360-Looking Emulator

Confused? Heck, I’m confused, and I wrote this. Kotakuite Erzengel spotted a NES emulator in a Mexican shopping mall that looks an Xbox 360. He writes: I was walking around a well known mexican mall (wich makes sense since im mexican), when i saw, in a “serious” store, this pieces…

Britain Really, Really Loves The Wii

Britain Really, Really Loves The Wii

The sales charts don’t lie. Britain loves them some Nintendo. ChartTrack, keepers of Britain’s secret, highly classified gaming sales data, have released some sales ratios to the press. No hard numbers, of course, the public can’t be trusted with those, but if ratios are all we got then ratios are…

MapleStory Gets Sweet Sweet Anime

MapleStory Gets Sweet Sweet Anime

If Korean MMORPG MapleStory is good enough for a DS game, damn skippy it should be get a Japanese anime. It is! Madhouse Studios (Last Order: Final Fantasy VII, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust) will do the animation duties, and the upcoming series will kick off on TV Tokyo on Sunday,…

Look, No, World Of Warcraft Is Not Coming To Consoles

Look, No, World Of Warcraft Is Not Coming To Consoles

What’s with you people? What, you don’t have a PC that can run WoW? Rubbish, everyone does. Quit hassling Blizzard about a console version of World of Warcraft, the poor guys must be sick of it by now. In response to what’s gotta be the 15,143,739th time someone’s asked them…

BioShock Used To Be An Island Romp With Nazis

BioShock Used To Be An Island Romp With Nazis

BioShock’s setting is unique. A decaying, art deco underwater dystopia is not something we run through and/or blow up every day. And the game’s all the better for it! Wasn’t always so original, though. It used to be set on a tropical island. With Nazis. Senior Designer Joe McDonagh: Every…

Star Soldier R Revealed For Wii

Star Soldier R Revealed For Wii

Hudson may be bringing another shmup in the Star Soldier series to the Nintendo Wii, with Star Soldier R making a tantalisingly brief appearance at the company’s caravan tour in Japan. While free of Wii-remote gimmicks, it’s unclear what new gameplay elements the vertical shooter will bring to the series….

Sega’s Mystery Viking Game Pops Up

Sega’s Mystery Viking Game Pops Up

The retail snoopers at Gamespot have rooted out a new, as yet unannounced Sega game due for 2008. Viking: Battle of Asgard has been listed by Gamestop for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 revealing that Sega may be working on yet another original franchise for consoles. Details are virtually…

Heavenly Sword Audio More Massive Than A DVD

Heavenly Sword Audio More Massive Than A DVD

How big is Heavenly Sword? No idea, but the game’s audio, from sound effects to music to cutscene dialogue amounts to a whopping 10 GB of data. With three and a half hours of music and 4500 lines of voice over work, in eleven languages, it apparently starts to add…

Unreal Engine Adds GameSpy Tech For PS3-PC Crossplay

Unreal Engine Adds GameSpy Tech For PS3-PC Crossplay

Epic Games announced today it has licensed GameSpy’s online multiplayer technology with plans to incorporate the software suite into its extremely popular Unreal Engine 3 platform. What may read like a dreadfully boring partnership to some, is actually very good news for PLAYSTATION 3 owners and the PC gamers who…

Big Brain Academy Invades Canadian TV Show

Big Brain Academy Invades Canadian TV Show

Nintendo Canada came up with a pretty slick way to promote the Wii and Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree. The game is going to be integrated into the Are you Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader next season. The game itself will be set up at the children’s casting call,…

Boogie Bites Back, Responds To Reception

Boogie Bites Back, Responds To Reception

Boogie has had a mixed, but mostly negative critical reception. Last week when planning a Frankenreview, I was shocked at how few outlets had actually reviewed the game—which I assumed was due to EA being worried about reviews and withholding journalist copies. Jean-Charles Gaudechon responds to the critics, who’ve attacked…

New Beautiful Katamari Screens Are Hot

New Beautiful Katamari Screens Are Hot

Literally. Beautiful Katamari will feature a new Roller Roaster mode in which players need to roll up massive amounts of “hot things,” like pizza, coffee and pictures of Crecente. Laws of physics would generally argue that in order to reach 10,000 degrees Celsius, one would need more than a multitude…

D3 Partners With Illusion

D3 Partners With Illusion

D3 Publisher is having a pretty good year, thanks in no small part to some excellent game publishing choices in the form of my beloved Earth Defence Force 2017 for the 360 and Puzzle Quest for everything that plays games. Now they’ve made another wise move, signing a publishing deal…

Warhammer Elves Invade Leipzig

Warhammer Elves Invade Leipzig

If you’ve been following the development of Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning as closely as I have, you’ve only got one question on your mind. “Where are the cyber-friendly races?” I know, right? Humans are nice and all, but we’re already humans. What we need is elves. Hot, sexy elves,…

300 Available On XBL Video Marketplace

300 Available On XBL Video Marketplace

360 owners, you might have missed this while you were busy playing the Katamari demos. OK, you probably missed it, so know now that 300 is available for download from the Xbox Live video marketplace. Should slo-mo slaughter and loincloths ahoy be your thing, there are both SD and HD…