Thursday 17 August 2006
PlayStation 3 will reach 30 million sales in five years in North America, comfortably beating Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, according to American analysts who predict Sony to emerge once again as the leading console creator by 2011.
It's predicted that 360 will reach 27 million and that Nintendo can expect to shift only 11 million Wiis. This means that even if Microsoft doubles the success of Xbox - which sold 15 million in the US by July 06 - it wouldn't be
Thursday 17 August 2006
Next-gen shooter Army of Two's innovative gameplay demands you work in tandem with a fellow mercenary during your bullet-torn adventures, and we've uncovered a dossier of shots that shed light on how this twos-up operation will work.
As one of a two-strong force of mercenaries - hence the title - you'll be parachuting into danger in Army of Two's Middle-Eastern battlefields for some breathless dual-pronged offensive action. Teamwork is vital here, with the screen
2011: A Place Odyssey
Why, oh why aren't we industry analysts instead of underpaid website editors? According to our companion site NextGen, the brilliant minds over at Boston's gifted think tank Yankee Group have predicted that the PlayStation 3 will hoist the victory flag in this generation's console war, edging the Xbox 360 and soundly trouncing third-place Wii - by 2011.
Granted, the prediction itself isn't even a little brilliant - it reads suspiciously like exactly what happened this
How many times have you said to yourself, "Gosh, I'd really like to get a PS3 when it launches, but I'm just not sure if there'll be a good World War II-themed flight sim available for the system at launch?"
We're going to guess "few," but if it's somehow been your central concern, have no fear: today, Ubisoft announced that Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII will arrive on the PS3 as part of the system's launch
MotoGP skids into PSP, crashes
In a move that should shock only the slowest-witted, Namco Bandai has announced yet another long-running PS2 series for the PSP. Following in the footsteps of Ridge Racer, Ace Combat and Tekken, MotoGP will show up this fall with all of its far-too-difficult and faintly dull motorcycle racing action no doubt intact. Eight player wireless races are in offing, but no clear determination has been offered by Namco Bandai on whether the game will be local or online -
These latest shots of the Jerusalem-set Assassin's Creed give the first glimpse of the game's medieval fighting action, with hero Altair taking on three armored guards in a swordfight. Fortunately, with the game's pioneering control method, you'll be able to cut your way through enemies like a hot poker through cooking fat. Tap the Images tab for more shots.
Assassin's Creed's combat works by giving Altair's limbs a separate button, similar to Tekken's set-up where you have different buttons
According to our sister site Next Generation, a PSP price drop to $149 may well be in the cards. Sony's handheld been getting spanked by Nintendo since the DS Lite was introduced, and high-paid analysts peg the company as likely to slash $50 from the system's price this fall. Well, those godawful thumb theater commercials can't be helping sales, but saving more than the price of a new game might... particularly now that gamers have to buy a Memory Stick, too, since the accessory-laden
Monday 14 August 2006
Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has parodied Rockstar game Grand Theft Auto for its latest advert, which sees a rugged computer game character spreading the love in a Liberty City-type setting once he's purchased a bottle of the fizzy drink.
The advert takes place in a computer generated world and begins with a man in a leather jacket - who looks a lot like Fido from GTA III - tearing up the streets in a car and generally causing chaos. This all changes when he stops to buy a
Concave vs convex
In a Newsdump first, we're linking to ourselves. Today, we brought you the first images of the PlayStation 3 in the same room as the Xbox 360 - perhaps even doing naughty things together (they're much closer than we ever envisioned.) As Neo GAF poster Wario64 eloquently pointed out, "It's huge lol" - the PS3 is significantly larger than Microsoft's new console, in a distinct role reversal from the prior generation, when the original Xbox threatened to crush the PS2. We're
We've got a PS3 - and here it is rubbing shoulders with Xbox 360 for the first time ever!
Created by Sony as an accurately proportioned replica, the PS3 model may be made entirely from wood, but it takes more than a cursory glance to realise that it's not the genuine article and gave us a good impression of what the Sony powerhouse will look like nestling next to our TV.
The unit is certainly big, although not drastically bigger than an Xbox 360. Positioned vertically side-by-side, the PS3