Thursday, March 10, 2011

LG vs. Sony Part Three: the release of the PlayStation 3

Continue the exciting adventure continues the legal battle between Sony and LG, this time with a round scored for the Japanese manufacturer, which has accepted the appeal on the block since the PlayStation 3 to the Dutch customs and the subsequent "liberation" of 300,000 consoles locked in a warehouse.

The question a long way: after a first legal attack led by Sony to LG, the latter replied a few weeks ago with a counter based on alleged infringement of various patents from Sony, especially related to the Blu-ray. LG's first move was to request in advance a block sale of PlayStation 3, to stop getting as many as 300,000 consoles for the international market in a Dutch port.

Announced Dissidia duodecim Prologus

Square Enix has just announced duodecim Prologus Dissidia Final Fantasy - a spin-off of the impending spin-off (forgive the pun) 012 Final Fantasy Dissidia. According to the PlayStation Blog, this would Prologus essentially a preamble to introduce the character of Lighting, providing details about its history and allowing you to discover all the background leading to the events recounted in Dissidia 012.

The 3.60 firmware restores the safety of PlayStation 3

Talk to an expert in one of the most notorious hackers who have grappled with PlayStation 3, said today that the 3.60 firmware upgrade to restore the security of the Sony console, blocking the current method of hacking and curbing the proliferation of piracy. The hacker in question, Youness Alaoui, better known as "KaKaRoToKS", developed the PSFreedom, an alternative system for the jailbreak of the PS3, and has also developed the PL3 USB drive, capable of breaching the security system console with firmware 3.41 or lower.

Skyrim will be similar to Morrowind

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim represent in a sense a return to the past. According to Bethesda, the game will have that special something that made Morrowind inimitable. " "The pleasure of discovery accompanied by the feeling of being an alien in a world wide, to be explored. These are the emotions you will experience when playing Skyrim," said creative director Todd Howard during an interview with OXM.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising is better on PlayStation 3?

So says Matsuyama The source frankly is not well known, it is a Persian website (or something), but the statement seems to come directly from a member of Kojima Productions. As reported by "Gamefa", the PlayStation 3 version of Metal Gear Solid: Rising would be superior to the others: because of greater potential for PlayStation 3 and the increased knowledge of the team on the Sony machine, "it is natural that the PS3 version is better than the other two, "says apparently Shigenobu Matsuyama, one of two directors to work on the new game in the series.

The four most successful devices

According to a particular classification made by Guinness World Records, taking into account the sales of particular device technology in a limited time, the Kinect Microsoft has placed in the first place, thus demonstrating the device that has sold as many units in less time. The popular device has sold 10 million units in the period between November 4, 2010, the day of its debut, and January 3, 2011 - an average of 133.333 units per day.

New trailer for Transformers in Italian 3

New ways to tackle the evil Set before the events narrated in the third film directed by Michael Bay, Transformers 3 to some extent escapes the constraints to which the tie-ins should generally obey, and take advantage of the freedom given to show the new changes in battles ever so spectacular. Various Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, and so on.

will therefore take a form of "intermediate", halfway between robot and vehicle to address new situations that, on paper, promise really great things. The trailer that we report below, dubbed in Italian, showing us just some game sequences but keeps the most absolute secrecy about the plot, which of course discover when the game will be available in stores.

Cameron opened the first gaming center in the United Kingdom

During today David Cameron, British Prime Minister has opened in Witney in Oxfordshire, the first game center in the United Kingdom. The center, run by SpecialEffect, charitable organization child, was inaugurated with the patron Matt Hampson, will aim to offer the opportunity to get in touch with the world of technology, helping the kids with disabilities to approach the game .

Interviewed by our English colleagues Cameron said: "The work of SpecialEffect combines three things that are very close to my heart: helping the disabled, to use technology in an innovative way and nationalize the social duties." "The new center will improve the quality of life of many disabled people in the UK and we continue to support SpecialEffect.

Dare We will not be deployed even in the UK

In Italy, however, is already available in stores After the news of the failure distribution of the game in the U.S., we learn that We Dare (OSE in Italy - What do we feel?) Will not have even a distribution in the United Kingdom. However, this does not affect the release of Ubisoft's controversial title in other European countries, and in fact in Italy the product is already available in stores for a week.

EVE Online: real money for virtual goods

Thousands of players who have illegally acquired objects for real money play EVE Online, have seen his character exposed to public ridicule. EVE News 24 has received a document that clearly shows 4190 transactions made by various players against Iskbank, for a "modest" sum total of over $ 290,000. The average cost for each transaction is just under $ 70, although in many cases the same person has done for many many thousands of green bucks.

The Secret World: The trailer for the 2011 GDC

Everything you need to know, for now From Electronic Arts comes a new and extended trailer for The Secret World, the new MMORPG developed by Funcom Scandinavian. The developers show that the various features of the game environments, which are also one of the highlights of the entire production, as well as characters and battle scenes.

We learn for the occasion, among other things, that the game will be published under EA Partners label, the output is expected later this year, in time to be arranged on Xbox 360 and PC. The Secret World - Trailer GDC 2011 Presentation

Ape Escape PS3 arrives in Europe

The new chapter of Ape Escape for PS3 will arrive in Europe in June. The game, developed by Sony Japan Studio, the device will support the motion Move. The series, which began on PSone back in 1999, is on his home debut sull'ammiraglia HD Sony. In Japan the game came out last year met with good success.

The Move will serve as a gadget in the adventure and can be used to capture the mischievous monkeys who have always been the real protagonists of the series.

Available demo of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

If you have not tried the Blizzard title is now to provide and 'now available in Italian the playable demo of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The sci-fi RTS from Blizzard, released in July, will therefore be tried by those who so far, for one reason or another, has not yet purchased. The demo allows access to the first three missions of the single player campaign, as well as to the mode "Skirmish" without time constraints.

Microsoft unveils the Xbox Live Labs

Microsoft has asked the American players in possession of an Xbox 360 to help improve the Xbox Live service. How? Via the Xbox Live Labs, a program that will make a series of tests of the service through the console. Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has taken to specify that the program is completely optional.

At the same time, however, said that a very large-scale participation would help the company to improve online service 360. "The results obtained will be used solely and only for improving the Xbox Live, Major Nelson has declare them on his now famous blog. Participants will still be rewarded in some way by Microsoft.

A promotion for Kaz Hirai

World Leader The internal restructuring implemented by Kaz Hirai, Sony has rewarded with a promotion that led him to sit on an important chair, the president of the group's vice president Consumer Products and Services. Although it is not a noticeable change, it is a step forward within the organization Sony, according to the new structure.

The Japanese manufacturer has in fact organized into two major groups: Consumer Products and Services "and" Professional and Device Solutions ", there will be a part of the first note, from 1 April 2011, Kaz Hirai, head of the second will be inserted Horishu Yoshioka , and will remain CEO Howard Stringer of Sony.

Augmented Reality (and giant) for 3DS

Nintendo will launch a card for 3DS Augmented Reality that will allow players to interact with Miis as large as humans. The image you see below, published by Andriasang (and taken by the last installment of Iwata Asks), shows the side of his boss to Nintendo Mii giant, created thanks to this special card, which will be launched in Japan as a bonus for Club Nintendo.

Further details on availability and the possible spread of the initiative in the West, will be published soon. The Nintendo 3DS, released a few weeks in Japan, comes with special cards AR needed to unlock mini-games integrated into the console. The hardware also includes some software pre-installed, according to Nintendo, will allow players to have fun right away without buying other games.

Opens in the UK a games room with no architectural barriers

A specialized center with video games accessible British Prime Minister Cameron attended the official opening of the first center that specializes in video games without architectural barriers in the United Kingdom. This does not simply mean a structure in which access is granted to the disabled, but in which the same video games and electronic entertainment tools are designed and constructed to be enjoyed by people with disabilities.

The Secret World: Free or not?

Funcom is considering virtually all types of payment for their new MMO, the "dark-fantasy" The Secret World. The team's creative director, Ragnar Tornquist has hinted that could even be applied to multiple systems simultaneously. "We have not decided which business model but we are considering almost everyone," he said.

"Our primary goal is to play The Secret World to a wider audience as possible, so do the choices are pretty critical, especially at this time." "Obviously, the decisions should be taken together with our publisher, EA Partners." The game is currently in Alpha stage, but should be in beta within a couple of months, after which it probably will begin a series of tests public.

The Edge of votes: 6 to Dragon Age II, 9 to 2 and another Shogun

Some striking, others less come the votes taken from the new issue of Edge, and we will report as per tradition in a row. Obviously, flatten the contents of the prestigious British magazine numerini only on the bottom of the review is somewhat unfair to the head of an operation in question, but the traditional approach of writing atypical Edge evaluation of new titles was made note of the considerable "6" and "5" data, respectively, Dragon Age II and Homefront, as well as several 9 assigned to Total War: Shogun 2, Fight Night and Bulletstorm Champions.

NGP in Europe in 2011?

Next Generation Portable Sony could arrive in Europe in 2011, according to rumors. The rumor already set the launch date of the successor to the PlayStation Portable, which should arrive in shops in the old continent on 11 November 2011. Anonymous sources have told MCV that the roadmap Sony expected to be completed by the end of summer in some key games for the western market.

The company wants Japan to prepare for the autumn launch of the device in Europe. Some time ago, SCEA boss Jack Tretton said that Sony would launch NGP "at least in a market by the end of 2011."

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium will cost at least 50 million

Those who earn more spend more? THQ will invest at least $ 50 million in the MMO Warhammer 40,000 Dark Millennium due for release in 2013. Paul Pucino, executive vice president of the company, said: "We are part of the 50 million or so to bring this kind of games on the market and we have no doubt in this range for Dark Millennium.

What you want from a game like this is that to be successful and therefore the development budget goes up. " Source: GamesIndustry

Agreement between Codemasters and Namco Bandai

Namco Bandai Partners announced that it has reached an agreement with the developer and publisher Codemasters for distribution and marketing of Operation Flashpoint: Red River Dirt 3, Bodycount and the new Formula One in France, Italy, Spain, Portogalllo, Greece and Benelux and Nordic regions. "I am really pleased to be working with Codemasters to bring this superb line up of titles on the European market," said Alberto González Lorca, VP of Third Parties NAMCO BANDAI Partners.

From 12 to 15 hours for Red Faction: Armageddon

In the middle of the action shortly after the official announcement on the release date, there's already rumors on the total duration of Red Faction: Armageddon, shooter developed by THQ's Volition. Apparently, the duration of gameplay is somewhere between 12 and 15 hours of gameplay, according to the narrative designer Drew Holmes at gamers.

There is still a heavy dose of "replay" data from additional content to be unlocked once the game the first time and different choices to make during the course of history. Red Faction: Armageddon, as announced recently, will arrive in Europe on June 1st on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Three indie to work on Serious Sam

The publisher devolver Digital has announced that it has entrusted the development of some projects based on the Serious Sam series of three independent developers. While Croteam is working on Serious Sam 3: BFE, studies Mommy's Best Games, Be-Rad Entertainment and Vlambeer realize three different projects belonging to the IP.

Serious Sam: Double D Mommy's Best Games (Weapon of Choice, Explosionade) will be a "side-scrolling shooter for PC and consoles. Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! Be-Rad Entertainment (Lame Castle) will instead be a title for smartphones in which players will lead suicide bombers to safety through a series of layers rendered impassable by the attacks of Serious Sam.

Anarchy Reigns - The trailer of the fighting to the death

No mercy for those who literally gets distracted or loses time. In Anarchy Reigns we move between giant blades, disasters, trucks, octopuses and bombing. And there will be anything but simple. The video below clearly shows the boys what they mean when they talk about Platinum Games dynamic and unpredictable scenarios.

Anarchy Reigns - Trailer Fight to the Death

Grand Theft Auto IV at an altitude of 20 million

GTAIV is the second game of the best-selling Grand Theft Auto series of all time, Take-Two announced. The fourth chapter in the series, published in April 2008, has reached 20 million units sold worldwide. The chapter's best-selling series is GTA: San Andreas with 21.5 million copies (up to April 2008).

Until 29 April 2008, the GTA franchise has sold more than 70 million games, with sales of GTA IV Take-Two has exceeded 90 million games sold. The data was released by the publisher at a public lecture in a network. Meanwhile in recent days, rumors have emerged about Grand Theft Auto V, some readily disproved, others do not.

Bungie opens registration for beta mysterious, nay

Invitations do not know what strange thing: some users of the portal Bungie. net have received an email the other day addressed to the selection of members for a mysterious beta, but the link to the survey contained in the email refers to an empty address. Indeed, more than a blank page appears to be an error given by "technical difficulties", without further explanation.

We do not know at this point whether it is a logistical error or if the internal Bungie survey for enrollment in the beta should start at a later time. We are obviously waiting, thinking of possible scenarios on the still mysterious new IP from Bungie, which some claim to be an MMO, although it has been disproved by the same team.

"Fiction lacking in video games"

According to the boss of the core division of THQ games, Danny Bilson, the use of cut-scenes in video games is the result of a lazy approach to the narrative component. "Using a movie is tantamount to failure, is the last resort of narrative in games," Bilson said during an interview with Edge. "Somebody at EA once told me, 'watch a movie while you're playing is like to start playing when you are watching a film'.

[GDC 2011] Unity - The star of the development tools

Unity is a rapidly growing development tool that allows you to develop technically advanced games in a rather intuitive and simple. This peculiarity has enabled it to achieve incredible popularity boost by also support a variety of platforms including PC, Xbox 360, PS3, browser, IOS, and Android in the near future Xperia Play.

During the GDC 2011 the authors of Unity has revealed the number of users of the tool that has exceeded 400,000. The total time spent on the development kit amounts to 1.1 million hours last month alone 115,000 people were added. Most of the developers using Unity comes from the United States and we follow China, Korea, England and Canada.

Identical content for Portal 2

Valve has stated that, in terms of content, Portal 2 will be identical on all platforms, and whoever is interested in cross-platform gaming, however, should focus on the PlayStation 3 version, says the developer of Half-Life. PlayStation 3 Portal 2 Steam support, chat and multiplayer cross-platform PC and Mac users, buy the game for the Sony console will also be possible to link your PSN and Steam PC to get a free copy of Portal 2.

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Kaz Hirai's successor Stringer?

The boss of the branch of Sony PlayStation, Kaz Hirai, could replace the current CEO Howard Stringer as Sony will leave his post in 2013. Hirai has promoted Stringer to head the consumer business branch of Sony, the branch that includes semiconductors, batteries and other components is instead driven by the main rival Hirai, Hiroshi Yoshioka.

"Together with the Board we talked about issues of succession and we wanted to take this first step. But we have not yet made a final decision," Stringer said during a conference (via Reuters). "This way we can monitor and judge the performance of Hirai. There may be other candidates, but when he is ahead." Hirai will become executive vice president of Sony from April 1.

First pictures of the new PlayStation Home?

It would seem so basically ... 4PlayerCoop come from the portal of Agios images depicting what could be the new version of PlayStation Home, the service offered on the PlayStation 3 from Sony via PlayStation Network, of course. Sony declined to comment at the time, so we await confirmation or denial from interested parties.

Meanwhile, all the material found at the bottom of the article. Source: VG247

Listless at school because of video games

As reported by the BBC, the English teacher was found in the game because of poor concentration in school pupils. "The boys admit to staying up late at night without their parents know it," says a teacher in an elementary school in Plymouth, which has seen fit to move 600 families at a point where the problem was put bare.

"We're not trying to kill the Younger, but as with all things in life, we need a certain balance. I am concerned about the amount of time students spend in front of the console." "The worrying thing is that growing up will have to do more tasks in the future and will need to devote more time to work." A recent study by the National Sleep Foundation has established a relationship between video games and insomnia.

GTA IV has sold 20 million copies

Extraordinary results ... Take-Two Interactive, while Wedbush Morgan Technology Conference, Media and Telecommunications Conference held yesterday, confirmed the extraordinary achievements of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. The series has sold the beauty of a total of 100 million copies, of which only 20 million related to GTA IV debuted in 2008.

Another good result is also arrived on the 2K side, with the series of BioShock that scrape together so far about 8 million copies. Source: VG247

Coming to the Xbox Live TV

According to rumors reported by ZDNet, the service indicated by the code name Xbox Live Orapa complement to Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV solution for PC. The IPTV platform from Microsoft for Xbox Live will offer social features of Xbox 360, avatar, and some support Kinect Muisca distribution services to be announced.

The service should be available in 2011.

The creator of the Mario Kart defends blue shells

Hideki Konno, responsible for the series since the launch of Mario Kart Super Mario Kart on SNES in 1992, told Kotaku that the development that puts out the game who is leading the race is essential to obtain unpredictable races. "In Mario Kart Wii you can avoid it. The timing is difficult but you can avoid it," said Konno.

"Basically we play all the time while we make variations to the gameplay. In Mario Kart Wii races we wanted to make unpredictable, in which anyone could win until the last moment. We wanted the same thing in Mario Kart 64, but the performance of the console will not do allowed. " "Returning to the blue shell, it seems that you have a problem with this power-up," said the journalist Konno Kotaku.

Cloud Plus online for PSN

Saves consoles online from today, installing firmware 3.60 on PS3, PSN Plus subscribers will be able to keep the backups in the cloud. Each one will have 150MB of space to store up to one thousand-save file. Saved games will be tied in to PSN and will be accessible from any console connected to the Internet.

Sony said that all future titles for the PlayStation 3 will support the bailouts in the cloud. Source: GamesIndustry

A new BlazBlue for PS3 and X360

The Japanese developer Arc System Works has confirmed the development of a new game in the series BlazBlue PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Among the other titles the company expected in the coming months will include versions of the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo 3DS port of fighting BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 and the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the port of Arcana Heart 3.

"We can not say when, but it will come," said game director at the Source of Videogame BlazBlue, Toshimichi Mori, referring to the publication of the new game in the West. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 is an updated version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, available in Europe since last year, Arcana Heart 3 will be released in digital format in North America and Europe will arrive in stores in the formats the PS3 and X360.