Sunday, January 31, 2010
10 PS3: Modern Warfare 2 patch is now live. The UK/EU patch was taken down after it caused freezing and other issues http://ow.ly/11WcZ
9 360: Microsoft files motion to dismiss Datal Suit. they site a past Apple case as its its defence http://ow.ly/10zvD
8 PS3: The ESRB have rated the PS1 games Extreme Pinball, Hi-Octance and Sim Theme Park for PSP/PS3 http://ow.ly/107Pj
7 Microsoft has 17 of top 20 USA rented titles for 2009, PS3 didn't make the list. top was Fallout 3. http://ow.ly/11Mk0
6 360: Microsoft say people should wait and see if there will be a Alan Wake Sequel. http://ow.ly/11RCV
5 Platinum games 4th title has been revealed as Vanquish. its from Resident Evil designer Shinji Mikami http://ow.ly/11MoI
4 QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16rvFR
3 QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/16sagJ
2 Engadget are live blogging from the Apple Event now! click here http://ow.ly/1121R
1 The ESRB reveals Fuck is uttered 275 times in Dead To Rights Retribution. Shit is said 90 times. http://ow.ly/1163e
Not too much played this week. There generally was a lot of news to deal with meaning I only played a little here and there.
Football Manager 10 – PC – Still playing through with FC Bayern. Also i'm now manager of Ireland. Only through the second season so far.
Okami – Wii – i've always wanted to play this game and had this game on my rent list on both the PS2 and Wii. Now i'm playing it, I can see why people rave about the game. The graphic style is impressive, the art unique, the story is good and the controls work fine. Unfortunately, there are some issues with Wii Waggle controls which does let the game down. I've still got a long way to go in the story and can't wait to see how things play out.
Uncharted 2 – PS3 – I spent too long away from this game and instantly loved going back. I did the train scene which was as epic and fun as people say. The Tibetan village was amazing and the few outstanding. It was easy to play a good 3-4 hours straight. There are some similarities with the first Uncharted story, which I won't go into here do to spoilers, which help make this separate story feel more like a part of the series. I can't wait to see where the story goes.
Thexder Neo – PS3 – Demo – I have never played any of the series, nor do I know what the game is actually about. So I played the demo a few times and died each time early on. I honestly don't know what i'm meant to be doing, should I kill the enemies or not. It does look good and the ship transforms nicely to the robot. I can say I won't be buying the game, if I had money to that is.
What have you been playing this week? feel free to add your weeks gaming selection in the comments, or comment on my selection for this week
Sega Have announced that this community challenge was completed in less than 48 hours and by Friday there were over 350+ submissions. because of the huge community response, on Tuesday Sega will have a giveaway of Swag. also, for every 50 extra pieces of concept art submitted, Sega will give away 1 extra piece of Sonic Merchandise.
Here are a couple of the community submissions Sega have received.
From USA SEGA Blog
Sega have Announced Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and revealed that its out now on the App Store. the game features 10 playable characters and has 4 events: snowboard cross, curling, skeleton and figure skating. The Single Player Mode lets you go for gold in individual events or all events in a circuit mode. The Game also has 3 multiplayer modes.
The Game is out now for $4.99 / £2.99 on iTunes.
From USA SEGA Blog
EA Has proudly announced that, according to EA's own data, Mass Effect 2 has sold over 2 million units worldwide. They have also announced that Mass Effect 2 has become the second highest rated game on the Xbox 360, according to Metacritic, earning a average Metacritic score of 96/100.
EA Announce that the game received 40 perfect review scores, earned 30 editors choice awards, and has appeared on the front covers of 45 magazines worldwide.
EDMONTON, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--40 perfect scores. 2 million units. One pop culture phenomenon. BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that Mass Effect™ 2 has sold-in over two million units worldwide in its first week of release*. Lauded for its intense shooter gameplay and deep, hand-crafted story, Mass Effect 2 has earned an average review score of 96** — making it the second highest rated game of all time on the Xbox 360® platform***. Mass Effect 2 has earned 40 perfect scores, amassed over 30 editor’s choice awards and has donned the covers of 45 magazines worldwide. On launch day, the term “Mass Effect” was in the top 10 trending topics on Twitter and most searched on Google News. MSNBC.com said, “Mass Effect will go down as one of the most influential video game series of all-time."
Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA said, “Mass Effect 2 is poised to be one of the biggest games of 2010. We could not be more proud of the game’s universal acclaim and early commercial success.”
Mass Effect 2 launched this week hot on the heels of BioWare’s Dragon Age: Origins, the studio’s dark fantasy RPG which shipped in fall 2009. Dragon Age: Origins has earned an average review score of 91****, making it the highest rated original intellectual property from EA in the last year. Mass Effect 2 follows in BioWare’s tradition of delivering excellence on every front: gameplay, story, character development and visuals. Mass Effect 2 is an epic shooter/RPG set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life and mysterious, uncharted planets. InMass Effect 2, players step into the role of the heroic Commander Shepard, leading a crew of some of the most dangerous operatives from across the galaxy on a mission so challenging that it’s potentially suicidal. Featuring intense action, a rich storyline, space exploration and engaging character interaction, Mass Effect 2 delivers an unparalleled gaming experience.
Mass Effect 2 is available for the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system and the PC and is rated ‘M’ for Mature by the ESRB and ‘18+’ by PEGI. For more information, follow the development team on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/masseffect2 or visit http://masseffect.bioware.com/.
* According to internal EA data.
** On Xbox 360 platform according to Metacritic.com.
*** Mass Effect 2 is tied for second place according to Metacritic.com.
**** On PC according to Metacritic.com.
BioWare develops high quality console, PC and online role-playing games, focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate™, Neverwinter Nights™, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, Jade Empire™ and Mass Effect™. BioWare operates in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec) and Austin (Texas). BioWare’s announced projects include the dark heroic fantasy gameDragon Age: Origins, as well as Mass Effect 2™, the epic sequel to Mass Effect, and the story-driven massively multiplayer online game, Star Wars®: The Old Republic™. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. For more information on BioWare, visitwww.bioware.com; to join the millions of fans already registered on our community, go to social.bioware.com.
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