Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sony Announce XOS College Sports and SEC Digital Network Apps Are Coming To The USA PSN From Today

Sony have announced College Sports are coming to the PS3. XOS College Sports and SEC Digital Network apps are coming to the PSN Store from today in the USA. Sony have provided some details on the XOS App:

  • Pre-game analysis from the XOS Digital Studio during the week
  • Post-game highlights immediately after the game as well as a “Game of the Week” extended highlight
  • Full games are available to purchase and watch the next day
  • Classic games and documentaries dating back to the 1950’s
  • Free daily programming including “SEC Today,” “SEC In The Paint,” “Game Day Central,” and weekly coaches teleconferences
Source: USA Playstation Blog

Microsoft Announce Kinect For Windows Is Coming To 12 Countries From 1st February For $249

Microsoft have announced Kinect for Windows, the PC Version of Kinect, is set to come out across 12 countries on 1st February. these countries are United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom. The suggested retail price is $249. Hardware will be limited at first, but it will become available through a variety of resellers and distributors. 

Later in 2012, Microsoft have announced Kinect for Windows will offered to Qualified Educational Users at special academic pricing, planned to be around $149. Microsoft have released this new Kinect trailer showing how the device has evolved from a gaming peripheral to how it can be used on PC.

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Kinect for Windows has been specially designed and therefore has some unique features. the USB cable will be shortened and the cameras and sensors have been designed to see objects as close as 50cm away. this is called Near Mode.

Release Source: MSDN Blog 
Hardware Source: MSDN Blog

Capcom Have Released A New Asura's Wrath Trailer Detaling The Demo

Capcom have released a new trailer for Asura's Wrath. this trailer details the demo, showing the 2 playable "Episodes" you get in the demo.

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Konami Announce Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Comes To The UK On 8th March, Will Use Circle Pad Pro

Konami have announced Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D comes out in the UK on 8th March. they have also announced the game will make use of the Circle Pad Pro 3DS Accessory.

Press Release

Sony And Netflix Announce They Are Bringing A Netflix App To The PS Vita

Sony and Netflix have announced they are working together to bring Netflix to the PS Vita. this was announced during Sony's CES Press Conference. during the conference they admitted they are working hard to bring Netflix to the PS Vita in time for its 22nd February release. the USA Playstation Blog says the app is coming to the USA, but during the Press Conference it was also announced it would come to the UK. it would be safe to say its coming to the USA first and if it's not out in the UK at launch, it'll be out shortly afterwards (Netflix is out now on the PS3 across the UK so a PSV effort for the UK makes sense).

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Sony Announce The Playstation Family Sold Over 6.5M Over The Holiday Season, PSV Sells 500k

Sony have announced the PS2, PS3, PSP, And PS Vita sold over 6.5 Million Units worldwide during the holiday season. Sony are also reporting the PS Vita has sold 500,000 units in Japan since its launch on 17th December. Sony have provided individual Console Worldwide sales figures for the Holiday Season.

  • Playstation Move sold 1.7 Million
  • PS3 Sold Over 3.9 Million
  • PS2 Sold Over 500,000 Units
  • PSP Sold Over 1.6 Million
  • PSV, as mentioned above, sold around 500,000 Units

Sony have also revealed there are over 70 titles currently in development for the Japanese Market.

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Nintendo Announce The Wii Balance Board Has Sold Over 32 Million Units Worldwide, Becomes A World Record

 Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo Wii Balance Board has been awarded a Guinness World Record for “The best-selling personal weighing device”. Since its release and November 2010, the Wii Balance Board sold over 32,114,428 units worldwide. over 22M were sold in the Wii Balance Board + Wii Fit Bundle and over 9M were sold in the Wii Balance Board + Wii Fit Plus Bundle.

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ZeniMax Announce Interplay No Longer Holds A License To Develop A Fallout MMO, All Rights Revert Back To Bethesda

Zenimax Media have announced a settlement has been reached with Interplay in the lawsuit between Bethesda, a Zenimax Subsidiary, and Interplay. Bethesda were seeking cancellation of Interplay's Fallout License, Interplay were developing a Fallout MMO. Bethesda maintained that Interplay failed to meet the conditions for the license.

The settlement sees the license granted to Interplay to develop a Fallout MMO become Null and Void and all the rights granted to Interplay have reverted back to Bethesda. Zenimax will pay Interplay $2 Million and each party will pay their own legal costs.

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