Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sony Officially Announces LittleBigPlanet Karting

Sony officially unveiled LittleBigPlanet Karting for PlayStation 3 today, the latest title in its "Play, Create, Share" genre. Due to launch later this year, the game will offer both competitive and co-op "karting adventures" set across "expansive" 3D environments. Arena battles and "more adventurous" karting, including objective-based missions, boss battles, and mini-games will also be available.

Analysts Predict Next-Gen Xbox Will Launch in 2013 With Physical Media

Via a research note, Cowan & Company analyst Doug Creutz addressed reports that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 360 successor would forego a disc-drive in favor of an all-digital distribution platform, stating the move would be too risky. "We believe a digital-only next-gen Xbox is unlikely given risks to both Microsoft's market share and the gaming ecosystem as a whole from any attempt to kill used games," Creutz said.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bethesda Has an 'Elder Scrolls' MMO in the Works

According to an interesting new rumor, Bethesda and ZeniMax Media are gearing up to pull back the curtains on the long-rumored Elder Scrolls MMO, possibly as soon as May. The report goes on to say that Elder Scrolls Online will have three playable factions, each represented by the insignia of a lion, a dragon, and some sort of a bird of prey.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Capcom Explains Why Xbox 360 Street Fighter X Tekken Has No 2 Player Co-op Online Mode

Capcom finally comes clean about the lack of pair-play for the Xbox 360, admitting that they ran out of time and resources to include the feature upon Street Fighter X Tekken's release.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

U.K. Retailer Game Ain't Got Game--or Games

Troubled UK gaming retailer Game Group is soon to put itself up for sale, according to national newspaper Sunday Times (via). The past week has brought the absence of Mass Effect 3, Street Fighter X Tekken and Asura's Wrath in the company's stock as well as further reports of imminent administration.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 Need to Be Powerful, Epic Games Says

Epic believes that the next round of home consoles will have to be "bleeding edge" if the likes of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo want to stay relevant in the video game market. Speaking to CVG, Epic VP Mark Rein noted that the publisher is "pushing" console makers to use the best possible hardware.

Sony Will Decide Whether Angry Birds Arrives on the PlayStation Vita

Angry Birds: Space is the game which will see Rovio breakout from the casual market and one of the main aims of the development team at Rovio is to get the same on as many devices as possible, including handhelds like the Sony-made PlayStation Vita and the Nintendo 3DS.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Battlefield iOS Game Isn't Coming Back, Says EA

According to The Verge, EA has finally decided to scrap the monstrosity that was Battlefield 3: Aftershock. In other words, the game, a free multiplayer first-person shooter that was released last month and then pulled on account of unanimous complaints, will not be coming back to the App Store.

Wii Balance Board Patent Lawsuit Falls Flat

A Maryland U.S. District Court judge has summarily dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo brought by IA Labs. The suit alleged that Nintendo's Wii Balance Board, as well as the accompanying Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus software, infringed on one of IA Labs' patents.

Is This a Photo of Valve's Rumored Console, or at Least a Prototype?

Among the reports were specs of an internal prototype: a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GPU. The device was said to rival the potential of the Apple TV set-top box as a gaming console. It IS an older tweet, after all, and if Valve is indeed toying with the idea of selling hardware, there's no evidence that Coomer is involved with the project.

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More