Consoles

Sony withdraws two more PSN titles

Following last week’s removal of PSOne title MediEvil from Sony’s PS3 download network PlayStation Network following the discovery of a game-crashing bug, two more titles have experienced technical problems and been temporarily removed. As you have probably noticed by now, Spyro 2 and Crash Bandicoot 2 have also been temporarily …

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Wii gets firmware upgrade

A new layout for the Shop Channel and some interface alterations are the main talking points of Nintendo’s updated firmware release for its Wii console – with version 3.0 now available for download. Along with the addition of a digital clock on the bottom of the Wii Channel menu, several …

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Track & Field leads summer Xbox charge

One of the most anticipated games bound for Xbox Live, Konami’s 1983 arcade sports title Track & Field, will finally arrive on the service tomorrow at a cost of 400 Microsoft points. The game will stay true to the original, boasting the same array of button-bashing sports events. It will …

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360 price drop confirmed

As of tomorrow (08/08), American gamers will be able to pick up an Elite console for $449, the limited edition Halo 3 console will be $399 at launch, the standard SKU will come in at $349 and the core will retail for $279. Dubbing its games portfolio as ‘the greatest …

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New Wii straps emerge

The firm has developed a new strap for the Wii controller, which has a fasten-able plastic clip designed to make it more secure in the gamer’s hand, reported Next Generation. The emergence of the new straps follows reports that the controller sometimes flew out of gamers hands during game play. …

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1000 cars lining up for GT5

CVG reports that Sony Japan has confirmed that a massive 1000 cars are set to appear in the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 – though it has also been suggested that only 340 of those will come bundled on the Blu-Ray disc. The rest of the content will be accessible via …

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42 per cent of total console gaming on PS2

The PS2 accounted for 42 per cent of total console usage in June, according to the GamePlay Metrics service compiled by Nielsen, reported Games Industry . The next-gen consoles were far behind the PS2 in this respect. According to the report, the Xbox 360 accounted for eight per cent of …

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Sony to release cut-price $399 40GB PS3

Microsoft’s director of technical strategies Andre Vrignaud has predicted that Sony will launch a cut-price 40GB PS3 this Q4 in an effort to maintain competitiveness in the next-gen console war. Speaking to N’Gai Croal at Level Up, Vrignaud stated: A single, $599 SKU would be untenable – if they don’t …

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