Consoles

Microsoft dishing out free XBLA titles

The European arm of Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has begun a promotion designed to reward those who persuade a friend to buy an Xbox 360 – by giving both parties ten Xbox Live Arcade titles each. The titles included in the promotion are Every Extend Extra Extreme, Sonic The …

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Call of Duty 4 guns down Euro chart opposition

After shooting its way to the top of the UK ChartTrack All Formats Top 40, Activision’s Call of Duty 4 is also setting the pace across Europe by topping the German charts and storming its way into the Spanish Top Five, Next-Gen reports. The PC, 360 and PS3 versions of …

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Singapore relents on Mass Effect ban

Yesterday MCV reported that Singapore’s Media Development Authority had decided to ban BioWare’s upcoming Xbox 360 RPG Mass Effect thanks to an in-game scene involving a girl-on-girl coupling between a human and blue-headed alien lass. However, regional paper The Straits Times now reports that the Authority has decided to life …

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JAPAN: PS3 resurgence continues

After yesterday’s claims from Sony CEO Howard Stringer that the recent PS3 price drop has seen sales of the machine rocket in North America, the latest sales data from Media Create show that Sony’s machine outsold even the mighty Wii in Japan for the week ending Novemeber 11th. It’s sales …

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Mass Effect banned in Singapore

Whilst BioWare’s upcoming RPG Mass Effect is lining up to be one of the last great releases of the year when it arrives in Europe next Friday, it has emerged that the game will not be seeing the light of day in Singapore. The country’s Media Development Authority took great …

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SingStar PS3 pricing revealed

After a prolonged delay, the PS3 version of Sony’s popular karaoke series SingStar is finally nearing release, and Sony has at last revealed final details about the pricing and availability of extra tracks through the company’s SingStore service. Additional songs will cost 99p a shot, and SingStore will launch alongside …

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Call of Duty 4 downs chart opposition

Developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision have successfully outflanked the opposition this week as contemporary war sim Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare shoots straight to number one in the ChartTrack All Formats Top 40. Despite arriving on four formats (Xbox 360, PC, PS3 and DS) it’s the 360 version …

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Konami admits to PES2008 issues on PS3

A page on Konami’s website has listed a number of issues gamers are experiencing with the PS3 version of its latest football sim, Pro Evolution Soccer 2008, and stated that it is working on a patch to address the problems. A number of problems and suggested fixes are listed. Those …

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Flurry of promotions at Nintendo UK

Following its domestic growth and global success, Nintendo’s UK office has handed out a string of promotions across the business. Rob Lowe and James Honeywell – UK product managers for Wii and DS, respectively – have both been made senior product managers. PR supremo Rob Saunders becomes senior UK PR …

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GTA IV still scheduled for Q1 2008

Following his statement that upcoming next-gen title Grand Theft Auto IV will only be released once the developer in utterly convinced” that it is ready, Take 2 chairman Strauss Zelnick has now said that that game will ship by the end of April next year as previously stated. Speaking to …

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