GAME, one of the biggest video-games retailers in Britain, has reportedly added warning stickers to its pre-owned stock that was without DLC which has been introduced to the new version of the game.
The retailer took action after reports emerged that an annoyed customer sued GameStop for selling him a second hand copy of Dragon Age: Origins that was devoid of the DLC advertised on the packaging.
The famous game developer Rebellion, who uncovered Aliens versus Predator on PC way back in 1999, now stands up to grab applause for the launch of its Aliens vs Predator, which is available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
The game is revealed to offer three single-player campaigns just similar to predecessor, where one can choose to play as a Human, Predator or Alien. Their stories intertwine, facilitating different perspectives from the same course of events.
Just Cause 2, the sandbox action game, has been crowned number1 in the UK gaming circuit, as compiled by Chart Track. Just Cause 2 has managed to outstand its original game, which had only managed to reach the number2 spot.
Just Cause beats the new Pokémon Soulsilver on the Nintendo DS, which was ranked at number 2 with Pokémon Heartgold at number. 4. In between them is Battlefield: Bad Company 2, EA’s shooter which has been selling like hot cakes.
LucasArts is reportedly busy in making a sequel of Monkey Island 2, after enjoying the success of the special edition of The Secret of Monkey Island.
The sequel Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge is expected to come with improved voice acting and graphics.
Monkey Island 2, which was released in 1991, was a great success. It was a story of Guybrush Threepwood's attempt to find the treasure of Big Whoop and win back the affections of Elaine Marley.
Ve3tro, in the course of analysis of the Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII, prior to its release on March 9, reported that there exists an option of installing the game to a hard drive in order to improve the performance along with the loading times.
This is an optional installment, which when chosen, is capable of writing almost 6 GB of data to the hard drive and covers up to 18 GB of space. This space exceeds the available option on a 20 GB Xbox 360 hard drive.
Official announcements by Capcom have confirmed that the MotoGP 09/10 is all set to be released all across Europe for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 19, 2010.
MotoGP 09/10 comes with a promise to be the most definitive game released under the MotoGP series yet, with players being allowed to compete against riders from anywhere in the world in the first ever racing title to offer a
20-player online racing capability and experience.
Sony recently revealed that Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’ sales are reaching 3 million. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, published by Sony, and was released last year as a PS3 exclusive in October. This game peaked many games of year 2009 and its title earned extensive critical acclaim. These sales were said to be more than expected by the studio CEO Jack Tretton.
In a Friday statement, Microsoft disclosed that on April 15, 2010, it will withdraw support to its first-generation Xbox 360 games and consoles on its Xbox Live service.
Breaking the news on a blog, Microsoft’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb revealed that the prohibition will begin with the instantaneous discontinuation of auto-renewals for gamers who are currently subscribed to the Xbox Live service via an original Xbox.
PS3 is counted among the top gaming consoles available currently, and its popularity does not seem to wavering as time passes, in fact, it is getting more popular with each passing day, and the console has finally started to find a firm ground in the international markets as well. But this has not stopped Sony from reaffirming that that will "continue to wholeheartedly back" the console's predecessor, the PlayStation2, all throughout 2010.
The GCHQ unit of UK's intelligence services is to run an advertising campaign within Xbox Live online games with a view to attract quick-thinking 18-34-year-old people to its ranks.
The GCHQ will advertise within Xbox Live, which provides for popular games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin's Creed II.
As per media report, the ad campaign will run for about six weeks on Microsoft's internet-connected Xbox Live platform that connects gamers around the globe.
Microsoft has confirmed that they had banned thousands of people from playing their Xbox games online because they had modified their consoles to play pirated games.
Online reports suggest that up to 600,000 of the 20 million Xbox Live users globally could be affected.
The much-awaited video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is on its way to break records, with worldwide first-day sales projected at $500 million.
As per retailer HMV's estimates Modern Warfare 2 will report over 1 million sales in UK in the very the first week, 20 per cent more than the previous record held by Grand Theft Auto 4.
Speaking on the sale estimates, HMV spokesperson Gennaro Castaldo said, "We estimate that the game will exceed 1m UK sales in its first week, which would be a new record."
Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. announced that it would reduce its workforce by more than 16 per cent, which would result into as many as 1,500 jobs.
In addition, Electronic Arts revealed its plans to acquire Playfish Inc., the maker of the popular social networking games such as ‘Pet Society’ and ‘Restaurant City’.
Electronic Arts will buy Playfish for $275 million in cash and $25 million in equity. Electronic Arts will pay $100 million more in case Playfish hit certain financial targets.
Nokia announced Friday that it would not produce mobile video games for its N-Gage gaming platform after September 2010.
As per company’s blog post, existing N-Gage games can be bought until September 2010. However, N-Gage Arena and other community features will remain operational all through 2010.
It may be noted here that N-Gage remained struggling to allure high volume of next generation games.