Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sony And The BBC Announce The BBC Sports App Is Coming To The PS3 This Summer For Free

Sony and The BBC have announced a new app is coming to the PS3 for free this summer. The BBC Sport App is set to come out in time for Wimbledon and the aim is to offer a choice of multiple sports to watch that are happening at the same time. for example, being able to choose a court to watch during Wimbledon or an Olympic event. The app will also offer more interactive content and information, like displaying the Olympic Medal Table. as well as live events, you will be able to watch events on-demand.

The BBC Sport App will also be coming to connected Bravia TVs, again in time for Wimbledon.

Press Release And EU Playstation Blog

Nintendo Announce Pokémon Dream Radar And Pokédex 3D Pro For The 3DS eShop, Release New Unova Map

The Map above is Unova from Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. interestingly, under the ice you can just make out landmarks which leads me to suspect that the ice may recede later in the game.

 Nintendo have announced Pokédex 3D Pro for the 3DS. it will be an upgrade option for those who have the original free Pokédex 3D app on the 3DS. this Pro version includes over 600 Pokémon, indepth sorting, and comprehensive details on what abilities each Pokémon can learn. all known Pokémon are unlocked from the start. This app will be coming to the eShop, but no release date or price was announced.

Nintendo also announced Pokémon Dream Radar, another eShop Pokémon App coming later to the 3DS. This AR game lets you catch Pokémon around you that can then be transferred into Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. the Radar will include some rare hard to get Pokémon. Nintendo haven't revealed a price yet for Pokémon Dream Radar.

Press Release

Sony Have Released New Screenshots For Soul Sacrifice, Keji Inafune's Upcoming PS Vita Game

Sony have released new screenshots for the upcoming PS Vita game from Keji Inafune Soul Sacrifice. Soul Sacrifice is set to come out in Japan in Q4 2012 or Q1 2013. the main idea about the game is that to pull of devastating attacks, you need to sacrifice parts of your body. your body will be permanently marked by these sacrifices and ultimately it's not a unlimited resource.


Capcom Announce They Are Moving Away From On Disc DLC, Dragon's Dogma One Of The Last Games To Have It

Capcom have announced that following gamers opinions, they are moving away from on disc DLC. because this move is recent, games that have been in development for a long time will still have on disc DLC. Dragon's Dogma was specifically mentioned as one of these games. Capcom haven't revaled what they will do instead, but the Capcom Senior VP Christian Svensson said this regarding on disc DLC on the Ask Capcom Thread...

Hey guys,

We've been getting several questions, here and elsewhere about the future of on-disc DLC. 
We would like to assure you that we have been listening to your comments and as such have begun the process of re-evaluating how such additional game content is delivered in the future. As this process has only just commenced in the past month or so, there will be some titles, where development began some time ago and that are scheduled for release in the coming months, for which we are unable to make changes to the way some of their post release content is delivered.

One such title is Dragon’s Dogma, where the decision to include some additional (but not all planned additional) game content for the game on disc was made at the beginning of the game’s development cycle as at the time this was determined to be the most efficient way of ensuring certain content was made available. Owners of Dragon’s Dogma will be able to further their gameplay experience with the release of additional quests, weapons and other items in the months following the game going on sale.

Dragon’s Dogma’s  post-launch content will extend the lifespan of a title that already offers around 30-40 hours of gameplay by following the main story thread, but if a player was to complete all the side quests Dragon’s Dogma ships with, that increases to around 100 hours. Players will also be able to add to the stock of 100s of weapons and 1,000s of customization options to create not only their ideally equipped, but also their most elaborately designed character.

Just wanted people to know in advance the whys, wherefores and where we're going in the future. You are being heard. Thanks.

Source: Capcom Unity

Nintendo Announce Mario Kart 7 Update Is Out Now On The 3DS eShop, New 3DS Firmware Update

Nintendo have announced a new update for Maro Kart 7 is out now. the update can be downloaded from the 3DS eShop. this update will mean that those who don't get it won't be able to play the game online against other players. they still will be able to play the game locally.

For this update to work, you will need to update your 3DS to the latest firmware which was released today. this game update eliminates online multiplayer shortcuts on the courses "Wuhu Island Loop," "Wuhu Mountain Loop," and "GBA Bowser Castle 1". this update does not appear on the 3DS, instead when you launch the game you will notice that the multiplayer part of the game now says version 1.1.

Press Release

ASDA Announce They Will Be Stocking The Xbox 360 Special Edition 4GB Kinect Celebration Pack For £249.99

UK Retailer ASDA have announced they will be stocking the Xbox 360 Special Edition 4GB Kinect Celebration Pack in their stores and online. from the 25th May, you can pick up this pack for £249.99. the Celebration Pack features an Xbox 360 4 GB Console, Kinect, Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports, and special skins to put on your Console, Controller, And Kinect (as seen below).
Press Release

Codemasters Have Released A New Dirt Showdown Trailer Showing Showdown Tour Locations

Codemasters have released a new trailer for Dirt Showdown. this trailer shows the many locations featured in the Showdown tour mode of the game. the tracks are as varied as their locations featuring street circuits, dirt tracks, and race tracks. Dirt Showdown is set to come out on 25th May.

Watch Dirt Showdown - Showdown Tour in Tech & Gaming  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Codemasters have also released some statistics from the recently released Demo. 
Since the demo’s launch, players have:

• Destroyed two million cars in crashes.
• Driven far enough to travel around the world 100 times.
• Consumed enough oil to make five returns trips to the moon. 

Press Release