Consoles

E3 08: 80GB PS3 coming to Europe

Sony will launch a new 80GB SKU in Europe and PAL territories on August 27th. The company will phase out the 40GB model, and the new higher capacity machine will cost 299 – or €399 in wider Europe. SCEE president David Reeves told an exclusively invited PAL crowd in Santa …

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E3 08: God of War III coming next year

It was only a short trailer, but at least Sony has finally pleased fans by finally speaking openly about the PS3 version of its Herculean battler, God of War III. Though it will not be released this year, Kratos looked mightily impressive on Sony’s big screen, and fans will be …

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E3 08: ‘PS3 Home will reward your patience,’ promises Sony

Sony pledegd that consumer patience for the long-awaited comunity platform Home will be "rewarded" at its E3 press conference today – but there was no word of an official release date. SCEA CEO and president Jack Tretton revealed that the service has enjoyed "great support" from publishers and evelopers keen …

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E3 08: Wii Sports 2 confirmed

Nintendo has announced its long-awaited sequel to its popular Wii Sports, dubbed Wii Sports Resort. The game will come bundled with the recently announced WiiMotion Plus plug-in that attaches to the Wii Remote, providing precise 1:1 movement mapping. The title was demonstrated at Nintendo’s E3 conference in LA this morning, …

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E3 08: New Mario and Zelda titles confirmed for Wii

Though nothing has been said as of yet at Nintendo’s press conference (which at the time of writing is only 20 minutes in), Nintendo’s global president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that his Zelda and Mario teams are hard at work on new titles. Addressing the E3 audience, he said: Our …

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E3 08: Final Fantasy Versus XIII still a PS3 exclusive

With the shock news that Final Fantasy XIII will be released on Xbox 360 alongside PS3 next year still rippling across the industry, Square Enix executive Shinki Hashimoto has confirmed that Final Fantasy Versus XIII, a second RPG due out next year, will remain a PS3 exclusive. Speaking to PSU, …

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E3 08: BioWares Dragon Age heading to consoles

Dragon Age, the brand new IP in development at EA-owned BioWare, will arrive on consoles at some stage after its PC release early next year, ShackNews reports. Not a huge amount is known of the game, though it has been billed as the ‘spiritual successor’ to Baldur’s Gate. It has …

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E3 08: Fallout 3 DLC gets 360 console exclusivity

Mirroring the deal Microsoft struck with Rockstar for Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable content exclusivity, the firm has announced that DLC for the upcoming Fallout 3 will be exclusive to Xbox 360 and PC. Bethesda’s Todd Howard said of the move: "We love Xbox Live Marketplace. We’re happy to announce …

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