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SmartGlass support planned for all first party Microsoft games

Microsoft has said that consumers can expect its new SmartGlass technology to be incorporated into every first party title following its autumn release. "It just makes so much sense for a developer who wants to supply, maybe not time-critical information, like ‘that enemy is getting ready to shoot you,’ but …

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E3 2012: All gaming will be cloud based "someday", admits MS

Microsoft Game Studios’ corporate VP Phil Spencer has admitted that the future of gaming lies in the clouds. While an expected deal between Sony and a major cloud gaming firm has yet to be announced, platform holders are for the first time admitting that the model as we know it …

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Want every bit of Mass Effect 3’s DLC? It’ll cost you $870

BioWare fans looking for the complete Mass Effect 3 experience face an alarming outlay. Destructoid totted up the added cost of buying every pre-order incentive and every piece of DLC available across the market. And in Mass Effect 3’s case, many DLC offers come only as part of hardware bundles …

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Vita will stream ALL PS3 games

Reports have emerged which claim Sony will at some stage release a firmware update for PS3 that will allow the upcoming PlayStation Vita to stream any game from the system. Eurogamer reports that for back-catalogue titles Vita will only be able to display a resolution of 480×272, though this will …

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PS3 piracy threatens Trophy system

Claims of a possible hack that threatens the security of the PlayStation Trophy system have emerged online. CVG reports that the homebrew application allows the user to instantly unlock all Trophies associated with a title, adding the accolades to their PSN ID. The Trophies are even given random timestamps so …

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Realtime gears up APB for July

British developer Realtime Worlds has revealed the details for its blockbuster MMO, All Points Bulletin. The game is due for release on Friday, July 2nd and has a RRP of 34.99, which includes 50 hours of playtime and free access to the game’s social districts where customisation takes place. Indigo …

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MW2 becomes UKs second best seller

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has added another notable notch to its bedpost with news that it is now the second best selling game ever in the UK video games market. In doing so Activision’s title overtakes the total UK lifetime sales of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, …

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THQ reveals All Star Karate

Publisher THQ has announced a brand new Wii title that is in development and due for release this spring – All Star Karate. The game is an extension to THQ’s existing ‘All Star’ IP, the first release of which was All Star Cheer Squad, a 2008 title concerning cheerleading. All …

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Praise heaped on Mass Effect 2

The first reviews of Mass Effect 2 have gone live ahead of Friday’s UK release of EA’s long-awaited RPG sequel – and all signs point to BioWare’s latest becoming one of the highest rated titles of all time. According to reviews aggregator Metacritic, Mass Effect 2 is currently the second …

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US: Wii Play tops all-time list

Nintendo’s Wii Play, a collection of minigames that comes bundled with the stand-alone Wii Remote, has been named as the best selling non-PC game of all time in the US, according to new numbers from NPD. Sales numbers weren’t released, but Gamespot reports that Wii Play passed the 11.1m sales …

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