Weekend Funny: Resistance 3 Fade to Brown
Hope it’s been a good weekend for everyone. Literally nothing of interest to report in the gaming world this weekend. It sure has been a quiet one. To make up for it, check out this funny video posted by IGN. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
PlayStation Vita Coming by October 28th?
Speculation regarding a 2011 release date for the PlayStation Vita continues to mount. An ad from Blockbuster in the UK lists both PlaySation Vita models specifically for a release on October 28th. Whether this is fake is impossible to determine at this time. Gaming news giants IGN have reached out to Blockbuster for verification on the ad. Sony responded to IGN’s enquireries...
Ocarina of Time 3DS Hits 1 Million
The 3D remaster of the legendary N64 title Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time is the third Nintendo 3DS game to hit 1 million sales. Ocarina of Time 3D has now sold 1.08 million units, 810,000 of which were sold in the US and Europe. It was Street Fighter: IV 3D to first hit the 1 million mark, followed by Nintendogs + Cats. With a price drop looming on the horizon for the Nintendo 3DS,...
Toy Story Meets LittleBigPlanet 2 on August 3rd
On August 3rd LittleBigPlanet fans will be able to get their hands on the Toy Story level and costume pack DLC. The DLC will be available on the store for £4.79/$5.99. The level kit will contain 9 new levels to play through, two new songs, a new background, new materials, decorations and stickers. The costume pack will allow players to dress up as Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Hamm and Slinky. A match...
More 3DS Woes as PSP Outsells 2 to 1
Nintendo’s troubled 3D handheld has come across more hard times as recent sales figures were announced. Sony’s six year old handheld outsold Nintendo’s fresh 3D hardware by 2 to 1. A price cut was announced for the 3DS earlier this week which should boost sales. The 3DS sold 710,000 units in the last quarter compared to the PSP’s 1.8 million. Software sales were also...
Starhawk SDCC: 11 Panel Highlights
Here’s the video posted by the PlayStation Blog showing highlights of the Starhawk panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The panel was hosted by IGN’s Greg Miller. The panel was called ‘The Evolution from Warhawk to Starhawk’. It seems like the team at Santa Monica and Lightbox Studios are giving a focus on story and the single player campaign. However, the team haven’t...
FIFA 12 Worldwide Cover Stars Revealed
After yesterday’s reveal regarding FIFA 12’s cover in the UK, more regional cover stars have been revealed. Three players will make the US box art with Wayne Rooney making an appearance on the North American cover for the first time. The two players who will appear alongside Rooney are yet to be revealed. The FIFA 11 cover duo of Rooney and Real Madrid/Brazil star Kaká make a...
Its been balanced, plus Commando is no longer in the game. Beyond that, you’ll...– Robert Bowling (Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward) revealing there will be no commando perk for Modern Warfare 3 in a reply to a twitter question regarding melee.
Wow, 60 fps on HD is great! “Say peace!” http://t.co/wJsMosY– Hideo Kojima tweets about having MGS: Peace Walker run at 60fps for the upcoming MGS HD collection. MGS2 is also running at 60fps and MGS3 at 30fps.
3DS Price Cut
Nintendo 3DS will receive a price cut this August. The price cut in the US comes into effect on August 12th. Price cuts will happen across various regions such as Japan and Australia. No price changes have been announced for European regions as of now. In the US the price is being slashed from $249.99 to $169.99. Japan receives a 10,000 Yen cut from 25,000 to 15,000. Australia goes from AU$...
FIFA 12 Cover Players Revealed
The upcoming football (or soccer) title from EA, FIFA 12, will have Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere as the cover boys. This makes it Rooney’s 7th title in a row on the cover, whilst 19 year old Wilshere makes his debut. Last year it was Real Madrid and Brazil star Kaká alongside Rooney, but he has now been replaced. Whilst the covers will differ...
Level 5 Wants Your Vote
Japanese game developer and publisher Level-5 wants your vote on which of their games excite you the most currently only available in Japan. It seems clear that the top rated game(s) will receive localised treatment for the English speaking markets. Evidence such as the launch of the American Level-5 website, the opening of offices in Santa Monica and now a facebook survey on the Level-5...
The biggest difference between the PC and console version of Battlefield 3 is...– DICE boss Patrick Bach on console versions of Battlefield 3 amidst claims of favouritism toward PC.
Our single player has always been designed to be a single cinematic experience....– Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling when asked whether co-op could be apart of the Modern Warfare 3’s single player experience.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception SDCC11 Panel...
A video posted by Sony showing the highlights of the Uncharted 3 panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. The panel featured members of the Naughty Dog team and voice actors for the series. Enough yapping, go and watch it! For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
MGS: Snake Eater 3DS Delayed
MGS: Snake Eater 3DS is expected to be released in 2012 rather than the originally planned 2011 window. Numerous sources have cited 2012 as the new release date. Kotaku getting the word from Konami GoNintendo gets the word from Konami France The game originally made for the PS2 will not be built for 3D or the 3DS controls, so there will be a lot of reworking involved no doubt. However,...
Not So Official Twisted Metal Box Art
It turns out that the box art displayed by Play.com for the upcoming PS3 title Twisted Metal is not the EU official box art. A question asked by a GameTrailers forum user ‘WarDragon989’ on Twitter got a response from designer David Jaffe. I’ve never seen that cover. Just asked marketing and they say it’s not a real thing. You never know but news to me. It seemed to...
PS Vita Playable For Fans At TGS
The latest blog post from SCEJ chief Hiroshi Kono suggests that the PS Vita will be playable for the public at September’s Tokyo Game Show. There will be booths for gamers to try out the upcoming handheld once known as NGP. The blog also notes that release date and launch line up details will be revealed shortly. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a...
Here are those leaked BF3 Alpha Screens mentioned... →
Too speculative. I think, with me being as a business head of a country, I will...– Atindriya Bose (PlayStation India Manager) when asked about possibilities of announcing a PS4.
Zumba Fitness Holds Top Spot - UK Charts w/e...
Zumba Fitness does it again according to the UK charts by holding top spot for the 6th week running. Call of Juarez: The Cartel enters the fray this week claiming the 2nd spot behind 505 Games’ fitness king. Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2 rises into 3rd from 7th, whilst Call of Duty: Black Ops makes its first fall in 2 weeks from 4th to 5th. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean claims...
MGS HD: CQC Gameplay (SDCC 11)
Here’s a video of some off screen CQC gameplay of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection. The video shows gameplay of Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The hit PSP game comes to the PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year in HD. The gameplay features the Xbox 360 version and there are obvious changes to the textures on the environments and character models. Thanks to...
Resident Evil 6 Coming?
An image captured at the Capcom Comic-Con conference suggests Resident Evil 6 is coming. The image was taken by a user on the HellDescent forums who claims to have been invited to the ‘behind closed doors’ conference. The date reads 15.09.2011. It makes sense when you think about it. Capcom, as a Japanese company would typically announce a new Resident Evil game at the Tokyo Game...
DICE's Battlefield 3 Alpha Leak Reaction
As I’m sure you all know, images and videos have been leaked of the hotly anticipated Battlefield 3 multiplayer. Here’s a humourous take of their reaction from the BF3Blog with scenes from the movie In The Loop. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to submit a piece, join the Brommunity.
L.A. Noire for PC, RDR free fan pack DLC, & Max Payne”.– @RockstarGames on Twitter announcing a free Red Dead Redemption DLC pack.
Sorry for the week without posts, I’ve been on brocation/broliday. I am back now and will continue with the news.
UK Software Charts - 16/7/11
Zumba Fitness does it again. The fitness game published by 505 Games remains at the top of the UK charts for the 5th week running. Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Black Ops continues its climb moving from 7th to 4th. Assassins Creed: Brotherhood managed to rise 5 places back into the top ten. Only two new entries this week with Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2 breaking into 7th place and EA...
Kojima's MGS HD Voice Recording
A recent twitter post from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima suggests there could be new voice acting for the the upcoming MGS HD collection. Re-recording for “MGS HD (MGS3)” in progress today, and the voice actors from MGS are here from the morning. Could this mean we will see any differences in the remastered edition? Is this just re-recording for MGS3? Is this just the Japanese...
NPD's Gloomy Report
The NPD report for June was published yesterday and its all a bit doom and gloom. The report reveals a slump in the gaming market for both software and hardware compared to this time last year. However, the NPD report only covers physical game sales, excluding digital sales which are said to be nearly a quarter of the software market in the US. Hardware sales were down 9% from this time last...
Black Ops Annihilation Pack for PS3 Dated
The PlayStation blog today announced that the third Call of Duty: Black Ops downloadable pack will arrive on PS3 on July 28th. The ‘Annihilation’ pack has been exclusive to the Xbox 360 for a month, adhering to an exclusivity deal between Microsoft and Activision. The pack contains four new multiplayer maps and another map for the Zombies mode. For more news and features -...
Microsoft's Strange Domain Registrations
It appears that Microsoft has registered two strange domains recently. Microsoft-Sony.com and Sony-Microsoft.com. We have absolutely no idea what this is about. It is most likely an attempt to stop pranksters, but is there something more concrete to the suspsicions? A duo to stop Apple perhaps? Surely not. Interesting nonetheless. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free to...
Devil May Cry Collection Inbound?
As the 10th anniversary of the Devil May Cry series approaches, Capcom has encouraged fans to get their art on. Capcom are to compile fan artwork and use it for “a new, to be announced Capcom game.” All clues lead to the previously rumoured HD collection which didn’t appear at E3. 10 years anniversary, Devil May Cry art from the fans, a new game and a reboot on the horizon. It...
inFAMOUS 2 to Top June NPD
A statement from SCEA’s Patrick Seybold today revealed that Sucker Punch Studios’ superhero sandbox is to top the June software sales. This comes ahead of the NPD figures for June which will be released to the public within hours. Here’s what Seybold had to say: “According to the latest NPD report, PlayStation continues to see growth in software with a strong demand for...
Ubisoft Joins Online Pass Scheme
Ubisoft have announced their own online pass scheme called ‘Uplay Passport’. The system is similar to that of EA’s online pass and the newly announced PSN PASS. Online features of Ubisoft titles will be restricted unless gamers activate the pass code. Alternatively, the pass code can be bought from the PlayStation Store or Xbox Live Marketplace. The scheme will be initiated...
An Insight to Minecraft 360/Mobile
Just as you’d forgotten that Minecraft isn’t a full game yet, a mobile version of the hit indie game was revealed. Shortly after, at Microsoft’s E3 press conference the Xbox 360 version was revealed. In an interview with IGN, creator of Minecraft Markus Persson (aka Notch) gave insight into the upcoming versions of Minecraft. Persson was clearly not able to give away too many...
No Demo for Skyrim
Bethesda’s Craig Lafferty confirmed there will be no demo for hot prospect Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. When speaking to New Zealand game site Gameplanet at E3, Lafferty said: No there won’t be a demo. For a game of this size and complexity it’s really hard to do a demo the represents the game truly. And it would have to be a gigantic demo. It looks like we’ll have to wait until...
PS Vita - UK Price?
At E3, Kaz Hirai of Sony announced the price of the upcoming handheld (PS Vita) to loud cheers and applaud. Sony knew they couldn’t risk the same pricing error as previously done with the PlayStation 3 and it’s costly $599 price tag. The price for the US, Europe and Japan was announced, but there was no indication of the UK price. However, it is all but confirmed what the price...
GTA V: Gamestation Pre-Order?
An article posted by Gamerzines shows images submitted of a pre-order receipt for ‘GTA V’ on Xbox 360. Whether this is real or not, we can’t really tell. It would be easy to fake, but it is certainly impossible to ignore. Click here for the full size image of the receipt After a no-show at this year’s E3, fans of the series are left wondering just when and where the...
CoD: Elite Beta Invites Out Today
The reported 2 million applicants for the Call of Duty: Elite Beta will today find out if they were successful in receiving an invitation. Codes will arrive in inboxes of lucky applicants today whilst further invites will be sent out at a later date. Unlike the final build of the service, the beta is free to use. The beta has no end date as of now. The final build of Elite will be released in...
$20m Invested for PSN Games
Sony is to invest $20m for exclusive PSN development. The budget gives developers additional funding for their projects in exchange for exclusivity to the PSN. Sony assist with the marketing and game design whilst the developer focuses on choosing a price, holding the rights and publishing the game. The pool of funds was originally introduced back at GDC in 2009. The investment will support...
PS Store Update - 13/07
Lots of new goodies coming to the PlayStation Store today. PixelJunk Shooter 2 demo arrives alongside DLC for Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet 2 containing Final Fantasy 7 costumes. The update has more DLC for LA Noire and an assortment of avatars, dynamic themes and some new miniS. Head over to the PS Blog for the full list. For more news and features - follow BroGamer. Or feel free...
UK Software Charts - 9/7/11
505 games’ Zumba Fitness holds the top spot of the UK charts once again this week. Codemasters’ DiRT 3 shot up from 7th place to an impressive 2nd. Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Black Ops climbed 10 places from 17th, most likely thanks to the persistent marketing of the Annihilation DLC released on the 28th of June. No real surprises or significant changes this week then, stay tuned...
Awesome, much appreciated! Stay tuned for news on demo plans in a few months.– BioWare’s Casey Hudson on Twitter hinting at a Mass Effect 3 demo in the coming months.
'Sony Surprise' - July 15th
A user on the GameTrailers forums called ‘diablosbrum‘ noted that while browsing online he saw ‘Sony Surprise’ scheduled for July 15th. The surprise is to be aired live on Spike’s GTTV at 1AM. We have no idea what this could be. GTTV has unveiled games such as StarHawk and SOCOM 4 in the past. However, we’ve had these things in the past and they have let...
Uncharted 3 Beta Hits 1 Million
The Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta which went live on the 28th of June has hit the 1 million player mark. The beta is exclusive to PlayStation Plus members and those lucky enough to get a code through promotions like inFAMOUS 2 pre orders. The beta has largely got to thank the ‘Welcome Back’ programme for its wide usage. The programme granted users an option for a 1 month free...
Nintendo 3DS: Living In the Past?
Nobody can deny that the 3DS launch software line up was lacklustre. Prior to the launch of the new 3D handheld, Nintendo showcased heavy hitting franchises at E3 such as Metal Gear Solid, Legend of Zelda and even the return of Kid Icarus. Despite a weak software line up, the 3DS was still Nintendo’s fastest selling device. However, the 3DS fell short of Nintendo’s 4 million unit...
We’re at the stage in the life of the consoles where the PC has shot by them in...– Epic Games’ Mark Rein on PC Gaming
Journey - One to Watch
PS3 developer ‘thatgamecompany’ certainly know something about originality. As the developer of two hit PSN download games flOw and flower, thatgamecompany is lining up its third entry to market. The game ‘Journey’ is looking to be another unique, simplistic yet utterly captivating downloadable adventure. Players take control of a character roaming the desert on a...
We also must reflect on the fact that we were not able to launch Nintendo 3DS at...– Saturo Iwata (CEO of Nintendo) when questioned by an investor at shareholder meeting for Nintendo
Where is Project Milo?
At E3 2009 when Lionhead Studios’ Peter Molyneux came to the stage during Project Natal’s (now known as Kinect) introduction, we knew something interesting would be on the cards. This is where a character called Milo was introduced to the world. A game utilising the technological innovations offered by Microsoft’s Kinect would allow players to interact with the 10 year old...