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News: Sony To Release PlayStation 3 Worldwide In November

Sony To Release PlayStation 3 Worldwide In November

Sony have today announced that the PS3 will ship on November 17th starting at $499 USD.

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that it would launch PlayStation 3 in "Clear Black" in North America on November 17, 2006, as part of a worldwide simultaneous launch. The machine will come in 2 flavours, a 20GB model and a 60GB model, priced at $499 USD (€499 EUR) and $599 USD (€599 EUR)..

News: Developing For The Wii Costs Less

Developing For The Wii Costs Less

In a recent conference with investors, THQ's president and CEO, Brian Ferrel, revealed that developing for the Wii may be as low 25% of what developing for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 may be.

"One of the things we like about that platform is the development costs...on the Wii are nowhere near what they are on the PS3 and Xbox 360," said Ferrel. "[The Wii] wasn't a whole new programming..

News: Keita Takahashi Not Interested In The Revolution

Keita Takahashi Not Interested In The Revolution

Katamari Damacy creator, Keita Takahashi, says he is not interested in working on the Nintendo Revolution.

In an interview with Game Developer magazine, Keita Takahashi had this to say about the Revolution: “I’m not really interested in it. I don’t think a controller should have that much influence on the enjoyment of games. I see what trying...

News: Video Games Live

Video Games Live

Get up and dance to that funky beat -- the video game music we know and love gets up and goes on tour.

PressTheButtons' main man MattG has pointed out a truly bizarre American stage show, Video Games Live. "An immersive concert event featuring music from the world’s most popular video games performed by a live orchestra and choir combined with synchronized lighting, video, performers, and..

News: 20 Revolution Launch Titles?

20 Revolution Launch Titles?

George Harrison tells Game Informer we should expect around 20 launch titles for Nintendo Revolution

Curious George Harrison recently sat down with US magazine Game Informer, who quizzed him about the upcoming Nintendo Revolution. Harrison suggested we should expect around 20 launch titles for Revolution. "You've got to deliver software, not just at launch, but you've got to deliver software..

News: Nintendo Sees Strong Home Performance

Nintendo Sees Strong Home Performance

Reports confirm Nintendo's dominance for handhelds in the Japanese market.

After reports late last month suggesting DS out selling PSP by 2 to 1, a new report shows that four of the top 5 selling games in 2005 were for the Nintendo DS. "Animal Crossing: Wild World was the best-selling game of the year, with 2.34 million units shifted. PS2 title Final Fantasy XII, which sold 2.05 million units,..

News: Iwata Considers Making Games Again

Iwata Considers Making Games Again

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has hinted that he has desire to return to games development. have reported on an interview between Satoru Iwata, current Nintendo President and MTV. "Recently I have gained a little bit of interest in getting more involved in game development again. However at present all my spare time is take up with preparing speeches." Remember now..

News: No Classic Rare Games On Revolution?

No Classic Rare Games On Revolution? editor reports that no Rare owned franchises will be available on Revolution's Virtual Console. editor Matt Casamassina has posted an article on his blog, saying that both Microsoft and Rare employees have confirmed to him that certain Rare-owned franchises will not be appearing on the Virtual Console. "Well, here's something interesting from the Game Developers Conference..

News: PS3 Goes Region Free & Issued Price Point

PS3 Goes Region Free & Issued Price Point

Sony release new PlayStation 3 details and issue a price point, no less than 50,000 YEN. Not quite pocket change.

With most people we know focusing on Nintendo this week we really shouldn't forget about Sony and its hugely successful PlayStation series. Sony have this week announced that the PlayStation 3 will not have any region locking on its games. This is a bold - but not unexpected - move by..

News: Iwata Keynote Transcript

Iwata Keynote Transcript

Nintendo have released a transcript of Satoru Iwata's Games Developers Conference speech yesterday.

Just in case you were interested in exactly what the Nintendo president had to say, we've received a full length transcript of the keynote speech, delivered yesterday. "Thank you so much for giving me the honor of speaking before you again this year. In my job, I have to talk to a lot of people,..

News: Iwata Delivers GDC Keynote Speech

Iwata Delivers GDC Keynote Speech

Iwata addressed his audience with his "Disrupting Development" speech at the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco.

After an initial delay to the speech, Iwata arrived on stage to a very warm welcome, everyone in the audience hoping for some juicy Revolution details. The AV operator accidentally showed all the slides to the audience before the presentation began, early reports indicated that..

News: Miyamoto Webcast Online

Miyamoto Webcast Online

British Gaming Blog uploads a full transcript and video of this rare broadcasted interview with a living legend.

Miyamoto has been extremely busy in Europe this past week, as we earlier reported he would take part in a telecast interview with website, where gamers would be able to submit their own questions to the man behind Nintendo success. UK based British Gaming Blog yesterday made..

News: Sony Officially Delays PlayStation 3 Launch

Sony Officially Delays PlayStation 3 Launch

After all the rumours, all the hype, its true. Sony officially announce the delay of the next generation PlayStation.

Recent concerns from the Sony faithful led us to believe that the PlayStation 3 delay was merely a rumour have been squashed today as Sony games chief Ken Kutaragi, today announced the delay of the upcoming console. Sony had until recently been pledging for a Spring release of the..

News: Inside The Opera Browser

Inside The Opera Browser

Cubed3 puts the questions to the people at Opera, who recently announced its pending web browser for Nintendo DS.

Our friends over at Cubed3 have had a chance to quiz Berit Hanson, the Opera PR Manager for devices about the upcoming Opera web browser for Nintendo DS. The interview, posted today, covers a bunch of questions you might have about the software such as standards and plugin support..

News: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Gains Momentum

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Gains Momentum

Over 1 Million unique players and 27 Million connections Nintendo break into the online market.

Barely 4 months old and Nintendo's online gaming service "Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection" has clocked an impressive 27,000,000 connections with over 1,000,000 unique players. Quite an achievement for such a young service. In previously years Nintendo were reluctant to move into the Online Gaming market,..

News: Download Your Games... In The Future

Download Your Games... In The Future

EA's big European boss reckons digital download distribution will replace physical media within the next 10 years.

Dr. Jens Uwe Intat of EA Europe states "within the next ten years all entertainment media will be downloaded to a device". Bold statement? actually no, it's probably about right. Speaking at the firm's European HQ in Chertsey, Dr. Intat...

News: The Best Of The Best Of

The Best Of The Best Of

Microsoft announce a new budget range selling the best of the best for as little as $9.99!

Cast your eyes back to the "Platinum" range of PlayStation titles, giving you the best games at the best prices a few years after the original release. These strategy has been adopted by the industry as a whole, all the major consoles have had "Best Of" ranges at budget prices, usually $19.99 (or £19.99 to..

News: 1,000 Revolution Development Kits Shipped

1,000 Revolution Development Kits Shipped

Reggie announces that over 1,000 Development kits have been sent out to developers all over the world.

In the previously reported interview with Engadget, Reggie told us that developers around the world have been receiving an updated version of the development kit for Nintendo Revolution. This is prototype hardware the games developers can use to create and their new titles on. "Developers we..

News: DS WiFi Gets Even Stronger

DS WiFi Gets Even Stronger

Nintendo claim 850,000 unique users connected to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection since launch.

Earlier this week Nintendo issued some statistics about it's Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the online service used for playing against friends over the internet. "Nintendo's Wi-Fi gaming service has seen users skyrocket, with more than 20 million connections to the service and over 850,000 unique users..

News: Will Bono Listen To Jack Thompson?

Will Bono Listen To Jack Thompson?

Will anybody listen to Jack Thompson? We surely hope not. He wants everyone to listen though.

Jack Thompson), that guy that seems to believe video games are work of the devil has today written an open letter to U2 frontman, Bono. Why? Bono is a key investor for the "Elevation Partners" company, whom may launch an acquisition bid for Take Two, publisher for those naughty Grand Theft Auto games..