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.
People use their smart mobile phones for all sorts of purposes. With remote Internet access, the capability to play music on your phone, mapping programs, and all sorts of other features, just about everyone can find something extremely useful in an advanced smart phone. This is largely thanks to the massive and ever-expanding selection of apps available for just about any smart phone you pick up from a popular provider like O2. These apps serve a seemingly limitless number of different purposes, though perhaps their most popular use is for gaming. People can enjoy all sorts of different gaming apps on their smart phones, whether to pass the time when bored or for entertainment on a regular basis. Whatever the case, here are some of the top gaming apps for Android phones:
Game recently entered administration and today they have closed 277 of their 610 stores nationwide. The figure includes Game stores and Gamestation stores and in some areas all stores have been closed. We have the full list below thanks to MCV and Retail Week which has now been organised alphabetically along with the address. The list however doesn’t specify which are Game or Gamestation stores.
The Game Group have been having a hard time lately and it doesn’t look to be getting any better. Game has been unable to stock many new titles including EA’s Mass Effect 3 and many other suppliers have also refused to do business with Game.
Game has now had to file for administration as they need to raise £180 million, £21 million of which is for their quarterly rent bill. Around £40 million makes up their debts to suppliers.
Despite the gaming industry being the UK’s largest entertainment sector in 2011 with sales passing £1.93 billion (videos and music making £1.8 and £1.07 million respectively), Game haven’t been ale to turn their fortunes round.
SSX may be the last EA title Game and Gamestation stock. It has been confirmed that Game will not be releasing the highly anticipated game due to supply issues. For those who per-ordered the game, you will have the chance to have £5 worth of rewards points added to your Game loyalty card. Unfortunately it looks like Mass Effect 3 isn’t the only title that Game won’t be stocking with other titles like Fifa Street or Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 also looking unlikely to be released through the Game Group. The collectors edition of Mass Effect 3 will be available instead through other retailers such as Amazon.
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.
It’s not long until EA’s SSX is released but, for those of us who can’t wait any longer (myself included), an SSX demo will be released tomorrow 21st February for Xbox 360 and for PlayStation 3 users in North America, while other countries will see the demo later in the week. The demo will let you play as Zoe and Mac will be unlockable through a referral program but, the details on that are yet to be released. There will be two tutorials you can play through as well as two events and skydiving.
It’s not “all” about E3 when it comes to gaming expos. There’s no denying that E3 is the big gaming event of the year but, for those who live in the UK, what are the alternatives that you can actually attend? The biggest UK gaming Expo is hosted by Eurogamer and is traditionally held each year around September in London. Most gaming events in the UK take place in the capital but, again there are alternatives and there may be a gaming convention near to you.
UK Supermarket Morrisons have reduced the price of the Sony PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in a bid to clear out excess stock left over from Christmas.
The offer allegedly runs for three weeks or until stock runs out which is quite likely to be far less than three weeks. The sale prices are listed below:
PS3 slim 160GB – £150
PS3 250GB with Karate Kid Blu-Ray – £200
Wii – £85
Wii Mario Kart bundle – £85
Xbox 360 4GB + Kinect £185
Xbox 360 250GB £150
To avoid disappointment, it’s best to ring your local store to see if they have any consoles left in stock.
I’m not quite sure how I missed this nugget of news but, Sega have confirmed that Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 will be released sometime this year. Sega have unveiled the logo design for Sonic 4 Episode 2 and have also released a trailer of the upcoming game.
Sonic 4 Episode 2 continues where Episode 1 left off which was released 2010. We see Metal Sonic return as well as Sonic’s pal Tails. You can view the trailer for Sonic 4 Episode 2 below.