Tag Archives: downloads

Games for Windows Live to challenge Steam?

Microsoft has, without great fanfare, revamped its Xbox 360-a-like Games For Windows Live service, and the introduction of a PC version of content delivery service Live Marketplace suggests that the technology firm is on the verge of launching its own digital downloads system. Users will be able to access trailers, …

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Vader and Yoda cross platforms on SCIV

Developer Namco Bandai has confirmed that its two previously platform-exclusive Soul Calibur IV characters Darth Vader and Yoda will both be available to download on Xbox Live and PSN respectively this Thursday. Until now, Yoda was exclusive to the Xbox 360 version and Darth Vader to the PS3 version. However, …

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Brain Training leads DS Store offering

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that both Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training and More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima will be available on Nintendo’s recently announced DS-Ware download store . Joystiq reports that Reggie also says both titles would be ‘retooled’, presumably to make the most of the …

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DSi digital content shop announced

After the huge successes the firm has enjoyed with both its retro Virtual Console service and original software shop WiiWare, Nintendo has now confirmed that a similar store for DS owners is being lined up. Users will use the same points scheme currently employed on Wii to pay for downloads, …

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Force Unleashed breaks XBL download record

George Lucas’ games development and publishing outfit LucasArts has announced that its demo for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has set a new download record on Xbox Live, with the playable snippet being sampled over a million times since its arrival on Xbox Live. This feat beats the …

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Microsoft slashes 360 DLC cost

Following its recent price cuts to its hardware SKUs in both North America and Japan (though not Europe – yet) Microsoft has announced a limited time promotion on Xbox Live that will see an assortment of DLC cut in price. With cuts of up to 60 per cent, leading offers …

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E3 08: Sony roundup

It’s fair to say that most people weren’t really too sure what to expect from Sony this E3. The heavily rumoured , and indeed more-or-less-already confirmed God of War III was a given, but still succeeded in raising the pulse upon its unveiling at Sony’s conference . Arguably more exciting …

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E3 08: PS3 and PSP movie service goes live now!

Sony has lifted the lid on its upcoming movie and TV service on PSN, which, in a surprise move, will launch later tonight – in North America, at least. Interestingly, any content acquired can be viewed either on PS3, or transferred to PSP for use on the move – and …

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Kotick: Guitar Hero can rival iTunes

No-one would argue that Guitar Hero’s achievements to date have been significant, but Bobby Kotick, the chief executive of Activision Blizzard, has said that the franchise can achieve even greater things by challenging Apple’s iTunes music download service. Speaking to The Financial Times, Kotick talked of plans for a Guitar …

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Guitar Hero III Mobile nears 1 million sales

Hands-On Mobile, the developer of the mobile version of Guitar Hero III, has confirmed that its title has nearly reached the one million download mark, GameDaily reports. The milestone makes it one of the fastest selling games in mobile history. "Fans of the Guitar Hero console games have been very …

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