Sony have confirmed that they are to release a newly designed version of the PlayStation 3. The console will be sold as a bundle package with Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception included within the $270 price tag for a 250GB PS3. Sony also plan to release a 500GB version of their ‘new’ PlayStation 3 which will go to market along with Assassins Creed III. The 500GB will be released in October where as the 250GB PS3 package will be available to buy from September 25th in North America.
On Monday we reported that EA’s SSX would have a demo released the following day for North America PS3 owners with Europeans having to wait until later in the week. The demo was also stated to arrive on Xbox 360 but, at the time it was unknown whether it would only be available to those with Gold Live accounts.
With the demo now out on Xbox Live, we can now confirm that yes, you do need to have Xbox Live Gold member status to download the demo. If you haven’t got Gold already, Microsoft have an offer on where you can get 2 months Gold for £2. Which, if you can’t wait until release day to try the game, is a really good deal, especially as 48 hour trial codes unfortunately don’t allow you to download the demo.
Following on from their recent Xbox 360 promotion, retailer Zavvi are now offering selected PS3 titles at a discounted price on their eBay outlet store.
Titles such as Flashpoint: Red River, Homefront, Prince of Persia Trilogy, 007: Blood Stone and Yoostar 2: In the Movies are available at £9.99 which includes shipping which, on some of the games available, compared to the prices of some of the titles in other UK stores, is a bit of a bargain.
The Zavvi eBay store can be found here: ZAVVI OUTLET
Just been looking on eBay and I came across some £8.99 bargains from the Zavvi Outlet that I thought were good enough to share with other gamers including:
- Dragon Age 2
- Just Cause 2
- UFC 2010
- Bioshock 2
Full range of titles on offer can be found here: ZavviOutlet eBay
All for the Xbox 360, all at £8.99 brand new. Most are from the ‘Classics’ range of games and most are cheaper on this offer than Ive managed to find them elsewhere so far. Postage is free too so, you could grab a bargain!
Girl Gamers would like to wish all of our readers the very best of luck for 2012 – Happy New Year to you all!
We’re hoping to impliment some exciting changes to Girl Gamers in 2012 and we hope you will all stick with us and help us make those changes and to make 2012 the best girl gaming year ever!!
Earlier this year, Sega announced that they would be bringing Sonic CD to the Xbox 360, PS3 as well as mobile devices. It was speculated that Sega would release the game in time for the festive period and that has rung true.
Sega have released Sonic CD on the Xbox 360 for 400 Microsoft points and will be released on the PS3 on December 20th. The price for PS3 owners is currently unknown but, is likely to be around £3. Sonic CD was set to be released on iOS and Android in early 2012 but, Sega have gifted mobile gamers with an early release. The game is now available on the iTunes store for £1.49 or on Android for £1.29. Not only that but, for Xperia Play owners, the game has been optimized for use with the PlayStation controls.
EA have stepped up and at last confirmed the official release dates for the PS3 version of previously Xbox 360 exclusive title Mass Effect 2. The company have confirmed that the game will be available on January 18 2011 in North America and on January 21 2011 in Europe.
Following on from our previous post regarding the announcement from Sony letting us know that their latest handheld gaming device, the PSPgo was to be reduced in price in both Japan and the US, we can now update you with the latest news that the price reduction will also occur in the UK.
Prices for the PSPgo will drop from £225 to £160 in the UK, a saving of £65. Of course, that is the recommended price for retailers, there are always bundle deals on offer to sweeten the price a little more.
Good news if you were considering buying a PSPgo – Sony have announced that the prices will be dropped in both the US and Japan in time for Christmas.
Over in America buyers can expect to pay $199 for the PSPgo now, rather than the $249 it was priced at previously. In Japan the handheld is reduced to 16,800 yen from 26,800 yen. Now even I could be tempted by those prices, even if the PSPgo has hardly set the gaming world on fire since it’s release.
One question springs to my mind though – where’s my UK price drop Sony?
The soundtrack to Fable 3 is to be released at the same time as the game on October 26th. It is also available to pre-order from Amazon, with other online retailers due to sell the soundtrack too, including creator Sumthing Digital and iTunes. Amazon are charging $16 for the album.
Music for the upcoming RPG was composed by head of music at Lionhead Studios and BAFTA nominated Russell Shaw and performed by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra.