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Next-gen claxon alert! Crytek says Crysis 3 is maxing out Xbox 360 and PS3

Xbox 360 and PS3 have little left to offer, from a technical perspective at least. That’s the conclusion to draw from comment by Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, who told Videogamer that the studio’s upcoming Crysis 3 uses over 99 per cent of the power available in both machines. "Crysis 3 …

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Microsoft Points to be phased out?

Microsoft is to phase out its virtual currency system by the end of the year, according to reports. Inside Mobile Appsreports the console giant will be ditching Microsoft points from Xbox Live, Windows Phone and Zune marketplace.Virtual currency will be replaced by real money transactions based on regional pricing, bringing …

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Twisted Metal UK release date confirmed

PlayStation 3 exclusive Twisted Metal will arrive in the UK on February 17th, Sony has told MCV. The destructive driving game is the latest in Sony’s long-running franchise, which first arrived on the original PlayStation in 1995. The new Twisted Metal was previously scheduled to arrive in October last year …

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Sony denies PS3 160GB phase-out

The entry-level 160GB PS3 SKU is not being phased out at retail, an SCE UK spokesperson has told MCV. GAME was until recently selling it for just 159.99 – a 90 saving over its RRP – but stocks have run out. Play.com has slashed the price to 199.99 while ShopTo …

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iPad 2 is a UK sell-out

Apple has yet to officially confirm it, but newspaper The Daily Mail is reporting that the iPad 2 has officially sold out in the UK. At present it’s impossible to determine whether this is primarily due to (the undoubtedly extremely high) demand or more because of the wider pressure Apple …

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$99 PSPgo would be a sell out

Precise sales figures for the PSPgo in the UK have never been released by Sony. That in itself should tell you something, and now analyst Michael Pachter is claiming that Sony must drastically slash the machine’s $249 RRP if it wants to give it any hope in the marketplace. I’m …

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Sony names Moves fighting game

Previously known simply as Motion Fighter, Sony has finally put a name on the monochrome first person fighter first demoed at GDC earlier this year – The Fight: Lights Out. The game will boast 60fps gameplay and, as well as tracking a pair of Move controllers for punching, will also …

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Panasonics 3D TVs sell out

Big question marks hang over the ability of 3DTV to catch on amongst the world’s tech consumers, but initial signs from the US are promising. Panasonic’s debut 3D bundle – which included its 50” plasma 3DTV, a 3D Blu-ray player and one set of 3D glasses at a price of …

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Kotick: EA a good option if you want to sell out

In a wide-reaching and uncharacteristically personal speech at DICE, Activision boss Bobby Kotick managed to find a little time for a quiet dig at publishing rival EA. More specifically, the exec was keen to point out his belief that while Activision nurtures and respects its owned studios, EA is a …

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120GB Xbox Elite RIP?

With the dust just having settled on all the pre-Christmas hardware price cutting rumours are mounting that Microsoft is preparing to replace its existing 120GB Xbox 360 Elite model with a 250GB SKU.Kotaku reports that Xbox 360 120GB hard drives are currently incredibly hard to find on the High Street, …

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