Consoles

EA under pro-creationism attack

EA’s Spore might be sitting pretty in third space in the UK Top 40, but it seems not everyone is happy about Will Wright’s success – and none are grumpier than the author of a new blog called Anti Spore . Carrying the byline ‘Resisting EA’s War on Creationism”, the …

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D3P bypasses UMD in favour of downloads

Publisher D3P has announced that it is to bring a number of its existing PSP titles to Sony’s PlayStation Network – a move that could be seen as a snub to the handheld’s UMD format. Gamers will be able to download the PSP titles via Sony’s PSN on either PS3 …

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New Harry Potter delay confirmed

EA’s Casual Entertainment division has confirmed that the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been delayed until summer 2009 – following Warner Bros’ decision to move back the movie of the same name. To read the full story, visit MCV sister site CasualGaming.biz.

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EA charge to transfer songs to Rock Band 2

Those looking forward to Rock Band 2 have been told that they will be able to transfer tracks from the first game for use with the sequel – albeit for a price. Xbox 360 owners will be charged 400 Microsoft points (around 3.50) to move 55 of Rock Band’s 59-track …

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Dead Space release date moves again

Just last week EA announced that the release of its brand new sci-fi survival horror IP Dead Space had been moved forward a week from the initially touted Halloween to October 24th – but seemingly that’s simply not soon enough. The publisher has now stated that the US release has …

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BioShock 2 coming fiscal 2009

Take Two has confirmed that the highly anticipated BioShock 2 will arrive during the firm’s 2009 fiscal year, which begins November 1st. There is currently no confirmation as to which platforms the game will appear on, with the PS3 version of the original BioShock due out next month. Take Two …

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Take Two reports record Q3

Publisher Take Two has beaten its expected results for the financial period ending July 31st. The firm has reported $433.8 million (245 million) in net revenue for Q3, a huge leap when compared to the $206.4 million (117 million) reported the year before. The figure also beats the company’s own …

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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 blasts into view

Japanese developer and publisher Koei has announced that it is hard at work on Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 for Xbox 360 and PS3. The game offers fundamentally the same formula as is seen in fellow Koei titles Dynasty Warrior and Samurai Legends, but replaces the classical Japanese setting with a …

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‘PSP 3000 has shorter battery life’

A video interview with GameSpot SCEA’s director of hardware marketing John Koller has revealed that the new model has a shorter battery life than its predecessor. "Battery life will decrease by a small amount; it’s material, but it’s about 20 minutes, maybe 30 minutes,” said Koller. And that’s because there’s …

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