Reports are that Hellboy: The Science of Evil is now shipping for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Sony PSP. The in-stock date noted on Amazon is June 27, just a couple days away. The release comes just a couple weeks short of the release of the new Hellboy movie Hellboy II: The Golden Army set for theatrical release on July 11.
Sony, the creator and manufacturer of Playstation 3, revealed yesterday that the company lost $2.16 billion in 2007, and $1.16 billion in 2008 on the PS3. Sony admits it was a business move that could have “significant negative impact”, especially if the console never reaches expected market penetration.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, sold 464,926 copies in Japan during the first week of release. The game went on sale on June 12, and stayed at the top of the software charts. GameSpot UK reports that the release of MGS4 also boosted PS3 sales, up from 10,846 units the week before to 75,311 the week of the release.
NASCAR 09 was released yesterday for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The high definition game from Electronic Arts features Jeff Gordon as your guide, offering advice for the challenges that you will face in the new career mode or in the Sprint Driver Challenges.
Here are 4 sneak previews of the upcoming Discovery Channel special “When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions”. The special series includes historical NASA footage restored to high-definition (HD) quality. The three-part series will start this coming Sunday, June 8, and continue on June 15 and June 22.
The current offer from Walmart that includes a $100 gift card with the purchase of a 40GB Playstation 3 has been sold out online. The gift card offer is still available in-store where the PS3 model is in stock. But rumors of Best Buy offering the same deal in stores seem to be just that, rumors.
Sony will cease to offer the Playstation 3 80GB bundled with “Motorstorm.” Instead of “Motorstorm,” newer bundle releases will include “Metal Gear Solid 4” and a DualShock 3 controller. According to an article by Joystiq, Sony stated that retailers would not longer receive any new inventory of the 80GB Motorstorm bundle.
Amazon is currently offering a bundle discount on the purchase of a 40GB Playstation 3. If you “Add to Cart” a Sony Playstation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote and “The Fifth Element (Remastered)” on Blu-ray, you will get those two items for free.
Sales of “Grand Theft Auto IV” (GTA IV) broke the 24 hour sales record in the U.K. Sales topped 609,000, breaking the previous record set by “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” at 501,000 copies. The game is now the fastest selling game ever in the United Kingdom.
The Chinese language Economic Daily News has reported that an order has been placed from Microsoft to manufacture new Xbox 360s with an internal Blu-ray drive. Are the rumours true or is this just wishful thinking? If Microsoft does include the Blu-ray drive will it hurt their former statements that the Xbox 360 would focus on downloadable HD content via Xbox Live, and that the future of content is not with discs?
Xbox 360 got a boost following a European price cut last Friday. Sales in the UK from Friday through Saturday were up 35-40 percent, as reported by UK research company Chart-Track. Software sales were not up however, but this can be attributed to no new releases for the Xbox 360 at this time.
A long way away, but worth the wait don’t you think? The sequel to Bioshock for Xbox 360 has been confirmed for release in about 1-1/2 years. Take-Two Interactive said it has begun development, but instead of being headquartered in outside Boston in Quincy, MA, the game will be developed by a Take-Two team in California.
Coming this Fall for the holiday season, MotorStorm 2 will take place in the lush Pacific Islands. The high def no rules racing game will put you in the drivers seat of ATVs, motorbikes, monster trucks and other off-road vehicles. You’ll be racing through thick jungle, swamps and lava pools. Playstation.Blog anticipates the new version of MotorStorm will allow up to 16 players online and 4 players in a split-screen mode.
Two kids were subjected to nude pictures while they played Xbox LIVE, said a report yesterday from WLNS Channel 6 in Lansing, Michigan. The mother of the kids immediately grabbed the Xbox controllers from them, and called Xbox. The company, owned by Microsoft, said there was nothing they could do about it.
Samsung Electronics announced yesterday it would supply its fastest GDDR4 graphics memory for the new PowerColor HD 3870 X2 video card. Clocked at 1126MHz, this memory allows exceptionally fast renderings, adding even more realism to video games.
The Samsung GDDR4 claims to be 70 percent faster…
In a side-by-side comparison, Gameplayer.com.au out of Australia was able to play “The Bourne Conspiracy” on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The results? Running on Unreal Engine 3, they say that the Xbox graphics were “maybe” less jaggy …
Greenwave Games out of Seattle announces “Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm” to be released in April 2008 for Xbox 360 and PCs. In the game you will captain your own boat, battle giant waves, storms and ice with a fatigued and hungry crew. The creators say the game “features the best wave effects in a video game to date.”
Microsoft announced Saturday it would stop making the HD DVD add-on player for its xBox 360 gaming console. The company said Toshiba’s discontinuation of its HD DVD players, and poor market saturation, lead to the decision. Toshiba President Atsutoshi Nishida estimated the HD DVD add-on player only sold 300,000 units.
Today Microsoft announced it will drop the price of the xBox 360 HD DVD add-on player again. The price will drop to $129.99 (about £65). The best thing about this deal is you also get 5 free HD-DVD’s with the …