Consoles

PES 2009 reviews kick off

Ahead of its European release this Friday, the first reviews of Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 are in, and it seems that the Japanese developer’s latest has pleased its fans. CVG has scored the game 8.8/10, stating: Despite the lack of movement regarding the new modes, licenses and Master League …

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Theo Walcott ‘trains’ on FIFA and PES

‘England wonderboy Theo Walcott owes his Three Lions success to footie computer games.’ That’s according to the Daily Star, which today reports that the England star practises his skills on FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer when on tour with the national side – and that both games have improved his …

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Hirai: We cant allow Nintendo to run away with it

Global Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kaz Hirai has reiterated that the focus of PS3 is games – and demanded that PlayStation can’t allow Nintendo to run off alone”. Despite boasting of PS3’s Blu-Ray capability and processor power in the past, Hiari has once again said that the company’s focus for …

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PES 2009 tournament countdown begins…

The first MCV PES Tournament of the season will take place at London’s Rex Bar on Thursday November 27th – and Konami is now inviting teams to sign up. Last year’s online Industry Rankings competition proved a huge hit, but this year it’s all about looking into the whites of …

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Sony Q4 marketing blitz revealed

Sony will launch its Q4 marketing assault with a huge cinema ad campaign – and has told the trade to look out for a new range of bundles for PS3 and PSP in time for Christmas. Speaking exclusively to MCV, the software and hardware giant said it believed it had …

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MS to help those short on storage for NXB

Microsoft has clarified the memory requirements needed to install the upcoming ‘New Xbox Experience’ dashboard revamp for Xbox 360, as well as stating that it has plans to help those who find themselves short on storage space. Users will need 128MB of storage space to run the new firmware upgrade, …

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TGS: Star Ocean The Last Hope heading to Europe

Japanese developer and publisher Square Enix has given the official nod to a European release for its upcoming Xbox 360 RPG Star Ocean: The Last Hope. The game, which is actually a prequel to the existing titles in the Star Ocean series, is a classic space opera blending sci-fi and …

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