Sony - bad at hardware. Official.
Don't take it from us - according to one of Sony's top executives, it is. Our brothers at Next Generation report that Ken Kutaragi, the man known as the "father of the PlayStation," has admitted that the component shortages - which have slashed the number of PS3s available at launch to next-to-nothing - prove that "Sony's strength in hardware is in decline." First, he told you you'd need an extra job to buy a PS3. Then, he compared it to a fine dinner in a
Monday 11 September, 2006
A recently leaked list of 26 titles to be supported by Wii's Virtual Console at launch - originating from a Nintendo fan-site's "trustworthy source" - has been dismissed by Nintendo after we contacted the games giant for comment.
"This is complete speculation - we know that everyone is as excited as we are about the pending launch of Wii and as a result there is a lot of speculation and rumour," we were told by a Nintendo spokesman. "Please be patient, as all will be
By now, anyone who's been to YouTube (i.e. everyone) has discovered Japan's flamboyant homosexual comic Hard Gay. Well, the trend doesn't stop there. Remember Tingle's Rose-Colored Rupee Land, or whatever it's called? That Japan-only DS game starring the creepy fairy-wannabe from Zelda? Well... we already knew it was more than a bit peculiar. But Nintendo-loving blogger Chris Kohler has located an interesting new character... and posted a movie. Turns out tingle isn't alone: Capcom's
We've got a new video of Call of Duty 3 gameplay footage to offer today. It's apparently taken from the Xbox 360 version of the game currently in development (we spotted the blue X button on the menus) but we expect the PS3 and Wii versions won't be far off. The video features everything you want to see in Call of Duty - exploding tanks, sneak attacks, surprise grenades and, in the climactic finale, a desperate dagger attack from a crazed Nazi, complete with "blut und ehre" - "blood and honor"
Friday 8 September 2006
The Wii console will not support DVD playback when it launches later this year, according to Nintendo's official site. This comes despite DVD playback previously being listed as a feature of the new console. But, in all fairness, does anybody care?
At the predicted price of £149, Wii is likely to be the perfect accompaniment to your other games console which, of course, has DVD playback as standard. And with standalone entry-level DVD players now shifting for less
Friday 8 September 2006
Wii will be released in the UK by 24 November and will carry a £149 price tag, according to reports by trade publication MCV.
The article, which appeared this morning at www.mcvuk.com, states an estimated timeframe for the arrival of the diddy machine, while also giving a fairly definitive statement of what the price of Nintendo's motion-sensitive console will be. MCV gives no clue as to whether the date and price revelations are based on anything more than its
Too much Devil May Cry
The web is magical. No one source seems to have the whole story, but if you browse around enough, you can pull it all together. Fortunately, we take away the work... and just leave you with the tender fruit.
First up for PS3 hit-to-be Devil May Cry 4: a new hero. According to Kotaku (via a shoddy translation of top Japanese mag Famitsu) the latest adventure in the series will not star white-haired hemi-demon Dante, but instead a new lead character called Nero Angelo.
The bad news just keeps stacking up for Sony, with its latest announcement topping the charts on the "are you kidding?" meter.
To combat this dreadful PS3 delay, Nintendo's pulled back its reclusive shell just to say that everything's fine where Wii's concerned. The company's UK voice says "the launch is on track," allaying any fears that Wii might miss its promised six million units on store shelves by March 31,
Thursday 7 September 2006
In anticipation of the imminent arrival of Nintendo's new console, an online retailer has begun listing some intriguing peripherals for Wii.
The delights on offer include the Wii Controller Glove ($10, or roughly £5), Wii Storage & Protection 1.0GB Kit ($70, or £37), and the Wii Sling Bag ($30, or £16).
Other interesting accessories on US retailer Gamestop's website include Wii SD memory cards for $40 (approx £21) and Donkey Kong, Zelda and
Thursday 7 September 2006
Nintendo has reaffirmed its commitment to launching its Wii console this year in the UK, following Sony's shock announcement yesterday that the European PS3 launch is delayed until 2007.
"Wii is still heading for a Q4 release, as we've always stated. The launch is on track," Nintendo's UK representative has assured us, soothing our worries that Wii could mirror Sony's failure to provide UK gamers with PS3 this November.
"Nintendo plans to ship six million systems to