Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Codemasters Have Released 2 New Videos For F1 Race Stars Featuring Power-Ups

Codemasters have released 2 new videos for F1 Race Stars. the first video shows the Bottle Rocket Power-up in action and the second trailer shows the Kers power-up. both of them offer a speed boost.

Press Release

EA And Criterion Announce Your Save Date From The Need For Speed Most Wanted Demo Carries Into The Main Game

EA and Criterion have announced a demo for Need For Speed: Most Wanted is coming out this week. the demo lets you drive the Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Porsche 911 Carrera S, the Audi R8 GT Spyder and the Ford Focus RS500. but you have to fine the latter 3 to race them. each vehicle has its own races, challenges and mods to unlock. the save data you create from this demo can be carried over into the main the game.

Press Release

343 Industries And Microsoft Announce Halo 4 Took Over $220 Million Worldwide In Its First 24 Hours

343 Industries and Microsoft have announced that in its first 24 hours on sale worldwide, Halo 4 took more than $220 Million. Halo 4 is expected to make $300 Million in global sales by the end of its first week on sale. Lifetime sales figures for the Halo franchise now stand at over $3.38 Billion. in just 5 days over 4 Million players played online and the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn has had over 46 Million views on Youtube.

Source: Major Nelson

Sony Announce PS Vita Firmware Update 2.0, Brings Playstation Plus And More

Sony have announced PS Vita firmware update 2.0. this update comes out on 19th November and brings several new features to the PS Vita. a new email app is coming that lets you link up to 5 accounts, and list 5000 contacts. you will get email notifications. the content manager has been improved, you can access online storage or connect to your pc via wireless. the Video app has been updated to playback 1080p and closed captioning. the internet browser has a better rendering engine, improved java and improved html 5 performance.

but the biggest addition to the PS Vita will be Playstation Plus. the service will go live in the USA on 20th November and 21st November across the EU. those who already have Playstation Plus on the PS3 will get it on the PS Vita for no extra cost. Playstation Plus brings 1GB online cloud storage for your PS Vita game saves as well as the automatic update facility (the facility that keeps firmware updated and trophies sync'd)

The EU instant game collection will include Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, Chronovolt and Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. the EU will also be having a PS Vita game sale with 20% for Playstation Plus subscribers. the games in this sale include:
  • Escape Plan
  • Unit 13
  • Hustle Kings
  • MotorStorm RC
  • Super Stardust Delta and Advanced Star Fighter Pack Bundle
  • Top Darts
  • Little Deviants
  • Modnation Racers: Road Trip
  • Reality Fighters

The USA has different titles on offer, this picture shows what they are getting on the 21st November.

Here is a video of all 2.0's additions in action.

Source: EU and USA Playstation Blog