Kevin Butler Introduces Hall of Play
In a Halloween upload, Kevin Butler (VP of almost everything at Sony) has kicked off his new campaign, Hall of Play. The first video entitled ‘Adoption’ is dedicated to a PSN user, NYCHUS13. KB salutes you…and adopts you. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
Battlefield 3 Sells 5 Million Units in Week 1
It was revealed at the weekend that Battlefield 3 had shipped 10 million units in its first week, but EA have now confirmed the game has sold 5 million of those units. This comes as a press release was issued by EA today. The company also shared some statistics regarding the game such as: Battlefield 3’s facebook page has over 2.5 million likes Over 200,000 followers on twitter Average...
Halo CEA: Launch Trailer!
10 years ago on November 15th, Halo: Combat Evolved dropped on the original Xbox with a bang. 10 years on, the game has been remastered by 343 Industries in a HD, Xbox 360 engine. The trailer for the game’s launch is out and here it is! Get nostalgic! For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
GTA V Rumours Fly Across the Web
An anonymous poster on the imageboard 4chan has posted an interesting set of rumours regarding Rockstar Games’ newly announced title, Grand Theft Auto V. Whilst you may rubbish the thought of credibility when you see ‘4chan’, lets look at these detailed rumours. -The protagonist is Hispanic and his name is Adrian. -It takes place in San Andreas in 2012. The Mayan end of the...
Counter Strike: GO Beta Delayed
The scheduled open beta for Valve’s Counter Strike: Global Offensive has been pushed back from its October date. The beta now has no definitive date but we speculate it will be sometime later this year. The beta is expected to involve 10,000 testers and has been moved due to the current implementation of changes suggested by initial testers. The beta will receive additional content as the...
Sony Santa Monica Recruiting for New 'God of War'?
If this job advertisement is anything to go by, Sony Santa Monica seem to be gearing up for making another God of War game. The job advertises a Senior Staff Concept Artist for a project listed as ‘God of War’. The fact that the job is a concept artist suggests the game is in early stages of development. The listing was posted earlier this month and the start date is listed as...
MGS HD Trophies/Achievements List
Despite the delay for the West, the Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection is still due out this November in Japan. We know the game will give us a whole treat of achievements to plough through, and here they are. Down in Smoke (10) – Disorient an enemy with a cloud of smoke from a fire extinguisher Sexting (10) – Send Otacon a picture of the marine with no pants I Think You Need a Hug, E (10) –...
First 20 Minutes of Skyrim Leaked →
A YouTube user that got hold of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim retail copy early managed to post the opening 20 minutes of the game online. The video was quickly taken down, but gaming blog Kotaku managed to save it themselves. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
The next project is more crazy than Limbo, if you say that’s crazy. It’s more...– Dino Patti (Developer at Playdead) speaking to EuroGamer at Nottingham’s GameCity event about the studio’s next project
47 New HD Skyrim Screenshots! →
The guys and gals over at PCGames.de posted 47 new Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim screenshots this weekend. The gallery is too large for us to post so here’s a link to the HD screenshots! Enjoy! For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
Origin Opens Digital Doors to Third Parties
EA’s digital distribution service Origin is to open its doors to third party PC games. The service will offer games such as Batman: Arkham City and Saints Row: The Third this November. The service has recently been pushed by heavily incorporating it into DICE’s Battlefield 3. Origin will also open up to Capcom titles and other ‘top new releases’ form EA’s...
Nintendo's Huge Bi-Quarterly Loss
As expected by Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Nintendo have posted a huge loss in operating profit for the first half of 2011. The loss stands at a staggering $926m for March to September. The company have cited a rising cost in exports as the primary cause for such losses as the Yen rises in value. On the up side, the Nintendo 3DS has sold more than the Nintendo DS did in its launch window. The...
There are no plans, to be brutally honest, to bring Classic Sonic back.– David Corless (SEGA Brand Manager Europe) talking about Sonic The Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary.
Modern Warfare Story in 5 Mins
If you’re one of the few people that plays the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series for its story, perhaps this video will refresh your memory. Or, if you’re a new comer to the series and want to learn what has happened before Modern Warfare 3, this video by IGN will give you your fix…with some humour as always. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to...
The approach we’re taking is that multiplayer is very optional for all of our...– Aaryn Flynn (General Manager for BioWare Edmonton) talking to CVG about Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer component.
BF3 Ships 10 Million in Week 1
EA have confirmed Battlefield 3 has shipped 10 million units in its first week. Whilst these aren’t the definitive sales numbers, they give a strong indication to the game’s success. The game has received largely positive reviews so far. Battlefield 3 has out performed its predecessor, Battlefield Bad Company 2 which shipped 11 million units in it’s total lifespan. Also...
Sony Acquires Remainder of Ericsson
Sony have bought the remaining 50% of Ericsson in a deal valued at $1.45bn. The Swedish mobile company was previously in a joint partnership forming the Sony Ericsson brand, but where does this put the two companies now? This gives the company full control of its PlayStation certified phone, Xperia Play. The phone launched earlier this year and features a PlayStation Store app. Here’s...
Skyrim Gameplay for 11 Minutes
We know nobody can get enough of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, so here’s a brand new gameplay clip of Bethesda’s upcoming RPG. The video is 11 minutes long so sit back and enjoy. 11 minutes, 11.11.11. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
Nikkei: Nintendo to Post Massive Loss Q1/2 2011
Japanese newspaper Nikkei have reported that they expect Nintendo to publish huge financial losses for the first half of 2011. They estimate the losses will be around the value of $1.32bn (£823m). The company are expected to reveal their performance as the second quarter figures are published tomorrow. The report from Nikkei led to a 7.5% slump in share prices. Nintendo had predicted earlier...
Gratz to @Naughty_Dog on the OUTSTANDING #uncharted3 reviews. As if we ever...– Cliff Bleszinkski (Gears of War Designer) congratulates Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception developers, Naughty Dog via twitter.
SSX Video Interview Discusses Features and Vita...
Creative Director of SSX spoke to CVG at a recent EA event in London. In this video interview Todd Batty discusses the features for the upcoming reboot and mentions that a PlayStation Vita version of the game could be a possibility…providing the console version is a success. Check it out. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
Nathan Drake Swings Onto LBP2
In preparation for next week’s launch of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Naughty Dog and Media Molecule are teaming up to bring Nathan Drake to LittleBigPlanet 2. Th costume pack will be available on November 1st from the PlayStation Store. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Coming February 3rd
Konami have announced that Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection will arrive in the West on February 3rd 2012. This comes after a delay which has pushed the game back from November. The Japanese version of the game is still scheduled for November 23rd. The Western release will include the following: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Metal Gear...
So we’re looking at a couple projects. The next project that’s likely to see the...– Nathan Grayson of Bungie talking to VG247 about Bungie Aerospace’s next indie project.
GTA V Headed to Washington DC Inspired City?
The trailer is coming on November 2nd, we have 7 days to speculate where the game will be set. We’re going to take an educated guess and say the game is headed toward a Washington DC based city, and here’s why. The image above is a $5 from 1899. We’re not assuming the game is going to be set in that period because of the V, but we’d like to draw your attention a little...
Skyrim System Requirements (PC)
Bethesda released today the specifications to run Skyrim on PC. Fortunately the specs are nowhere near as demanding as Battlefield 3, so there’s no need to spend £300+ on a new GPU! Recommended Specs Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit) Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU 4GB System RAM 6GB free HDD space DirectX 9 compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia...
Hideo Kojima Twitter: Fox Engine & PS Vita
Hideo Kojima has been hard at work with his latest projects and has been kind enough to tweet about them for us. The first picture tweeted by Kojima showed the world’s first screenshot of Metal Gear Solid: HD Collecion on the PlayStation Vita. The second showed off the new FOX Engine. The Vita image is quite grainy and taken off screen, so its hard to tell the quality. However, of...
Lavender Pink and White Nintendo 3DS in November
Nintendo have announced that they will be releasing two new Nintendo 3DS SKUs this November. Lavender Pink and White versions of the 3D handheld will ship in Europe and Australia on November 18th. Both colours have already been available in Japan after recent announcements there. The systems will each have their own unique bundles ready for the holiday seasons. The pink system will ship...
Original Sonic Included in Sonic Generations
SEGA have confirmed that the upcoming release of Sonic Generations will include the original Sonic game on disc. The Sega Genesis title will make a return for those who purchase this latest iteration in the long running series. Whatever your opinion on the latest Sonic games, nobody can deny that Sonic the Hedgehog was game of great notoriety. Sonic Generations will sure to strike nostalgic...
GTA V Announced by Rockstar Games
Its as if we predicted the future, Grand Theft Auto V has been announced by Rockstar Games. The game company’s website shows a huge splash across the screen ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, slating a trailer for November 2nd. Who knows where the game will be placed and who its characters are. However, we can speculate! My natural instinct is to go with the style of writing and the colours...
Microsoft Kinect's HoloDesk Tech Demo
The world’s fastest ever selling electronic device has just gotten cooler. This tech demo shows off just what the Kinect is capable of. The video depicts the camera creating interactive holograms, thats right…holograms. Placed above a transparent screen, the camera creates an illusion that one is touching objects and interacting with them. The team over at Microsoft Research have...
Japanese MGS HD Website Launches & New Screens
The Japanese website for the Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection has been opened. The website hosts a whole new bunch of screenshots for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater’s HD renditions. The site also states the game’s Japanese release date to be November 23rd. In Japan, the HD Edition doesn’t include a copy of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker...
I’d guess that around half of the console copies of Battlefield 3 will be bought...– Michael Pachter (Industry Analyst) talking to Forbes about the expected sales of Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3
Skyrim Live Action Trailer!
We know you love Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and we know you’re excited for it. Its almost as if Bethesda themselves know too. So much so that they gave us this beautiful live action trailer! For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
Insomniac Games Trademarks Spotted
Insomniac Games, the creators of Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and the Resistance series are seemingly busy with numerous projects. This comes as various trademarks have been spotted to have been registered in the USA. The company announced their first multiplatform game at E3 this year, Overstrike. However, the company have registered the trademarks for “Space Beasts”...
IGN: Uncharted 3 Scores a Perfect 10
Its not often a game scores a 10 from IGN, but Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception has just gone and received that title. The third entry to the Uncharted series has been quoted as a ‘masterpiece’ and ‘one of gaming’s finest moments.’ The only game to receive a 10 this year was Chrono Trigger which received a re-release on the Wii Virtual Console. The last...
New Medal of Honor Teased by BF3?
Those been lucky enough to get copies of Battlefield 3 early have spotted a leaflet inside the case with this image on it, teasing a new Medal of Honor game. The TBC over the 18 rating suggests that this is a new Medal of Honor game, as does the new graphic art. The reboot of the series was released in October 2010, receiving mixed reviews. The ‘1’ is likely to refer to the...
BroHug #5 (Weekly Round-Up)
Are you still there? First of all, my sincere apologies! Due to a vast amount of college work and my PC deciding that it no longer wanted to function in this dimension, I was unable to put a weekly round-up last week. I am very sorry, this will not become a regular bi-weekly thing, it was sheer bad luck and timing on my part! However, pressing the read more button below will give you your...
Starhawk PAX Trailer & Beta Info
The guys at Lightbox Interactive announced the private beta for upcoming third person shooter, Starhawk for this November. The beta will be available via invite only and will be determined by a variety of measures described in a PlayStation Blog post by Dylan Jobe, the studio’s President. Players will be able to gain access based on a combination of Warhawk rank, involvement in the...