Friday, February 29, 2008

Nintendo Wii Console: Back In Stock

Nintendo Wii - In Stock

For the last four months, it has been rare to find the Nintendo Wii console on sale in the UK at its RRP of £179.99. Scarce new allocations of stock have sold almost immediately at major retailers... Finally, the demand for the Wii console has lessened enough that supplies have caught-up, and the Nintendo Wii is back In Stock again. Don't wait until Christmas!

Nintendo Wii Console

Nintendo Wii Accessories

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Gears of War 2 due November 2008

Gears of War 2 for XBOX 360

Game Developers Conference 2008: At the end of Microsoft's keynote address, Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski burst onto the stage, with a Lancer rifle, to announce the sequel to the blockbuster Gears of War is in development and is scheduled for release in November 2008. "The original game was just a tease... Gears of War 2 is an even bigger, better, and more badass experience... " Showcasing the new Unreal Engine 3, Epic Games screened a video of advances with rendering in-game lighting & dynamic shadows, and demonstrated improved physics for "destructible environments". Also shown was the ability of the engine to render in real-time massive swarms of attacking Locust enemies...

Gears of War 2 teaser trailer
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Continuing the heroic saga of Marcus Fenix & Delta Squad, as they fight to save humanity from the overwhelming onslaught of the alien Locust Horde, Gears of War 2 will be published by Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for the XBOX 360 console

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Toshiba Retires HD DVD format

HD DVD vs. Blu-ray Disc

The story so far: HD DVD format was launched by Toshiba in Japan on 31st March 2006. The first Samsung Blu-ray players went on sale in the US on 25th June 2006. Sony's
PlayStation 3 Console with built-in Blu-ray player launched in Japan on 10th November 2006. Microsoft's HD DVD Player for XBOX 360 was released at the beginning of December 2006...

Toshiba issued a statement today: it will no longer develop or produce HD DVD players, leaving the high-definition disc market to the more successful, rival Blu-ray Disc technology. Toshiba's President, Atsutoshi Nishida, told reporters in Tokyo that the recent decision by Warner Bros. to release movies exclusively on Blu-ray "...had tremendous impact. If we had continued, that would have created problems for consumers, and we simply had no chance to win." Previously: MGM, Disney & 20th Century Fox had decided to release HD movies only on Blu-ray. Many major retailers have also recently shifted their focus to Blu-ray Disc and abandoned HD DVD

An estimated one million people already own HD DVD players - Toshiba have pledged to continue providing product support. While HD DVD players are cheaper, Blu-ray's superior storage capacity has been a factor in this victory. Sales of HD disc players have also been critical, and clearly Sony's strategy of delaying the PlayStation 3 to ensure that Blu-ray technology was included has paid-off. Sony have now sold 10.5 million PlayStation 3s worldwide

Friday, February 08, 2008

Devil May Cry 4 on XBOX 360 & PS3

Devil May Cry 4 for XBOX 360 & PlayStation 3

A Gothic fantasy fighter with stunning graphics & visual effects, Devil May Cry 4 is released today for the XBOX 360 & PlayStation 3... Long ago, the Dark Knight Sparda rebelled and waged a one-man war against the Demon King's army to save humanity... Thousands of years later, Devil May Cry 4 brings a new hero, the young Knight Nero: who witnesses Sparda's son, the legendary Dante, attack & kill the leader of the Sparda-worshipping "Order of the Sword". Nero is then commanded to bring demon-slayer Dante to justice, but all is not as it seems... While Devil May Cry 4 has a new lead, it retains the feel of previous DMC games: offering complex combat with swords, guns & supernatural powers. There's a little puzzle-solving, and lots of frantic fighting, with epic boss battles to end missions

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Microsoft: BETA Testers Wanted

Microsoft Game Studios

Microsoft Game Studios are currently seeking more applicants for BETA testing games in development for the XBOX 360 console & Windows Vista. Simply fill out the short survey for an exclusive chance to play future game releases before everyone else...

Microsoft Game Studios Beta Program