Archive for 2010

Sony working on ‘future platform related activities’

sce-wwsSony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that Sony is indeed already working on some new hardware.

“Yes, we are undergoing many activities that we haven’t yet been talking about in public,” Yoshida told Develop. “Some future platform related activities.”

Yoshida didn’t specify if it’s a new portable or a new home console. What Yoshida did explain however was that Sony’s next line of PlayStations will be more developer-friendly, thanks to input from SCE president Kaz Hirai.

“When Ken Kutaragi moved on and Kaz Harai became the president of SCE, the first thing Kaz said was, ‘get Worldwide Studios in on hardware development’,” Yoshida said. “So he wanted developers in meetings at the very beginning [of the concept of the new hardware], and he demanded SCE people talk to us [developers].”

This closer collaboration between the hardware and software development teams is also reportedly what helped spawn the PlayStation Move motion controller. “Move is one of those new ways of developing platforms,” said Yoshida.

Via [Develop]


Special Red Dead Redemption Sale Crashes GameStop

Today at 12:00pm est GameStop kicked off their powerhour sale. During the sales event GameSpot began offering one of the biggest games of 2010, Red Dead Redemption, for more than half off. The PS3 version of RDR was discounted to the attractive price of just $23.99.

Once word spread about the powerhour sale, GameStop’s website was subjected to heavy traffic that caused the site to crashed  with reports of errors such as “Server too Busy” or loads a blank screen. GameStop’s sister site, EBGames, which also featured the sale, received similar server problems as well.

The sale ended at 1:00pm est and both sites are up an running smoothly again. A quick check of both websites reveal that the sale was a success as Red Dead Redemption is sold out. 

Hope you got your copy.



Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2 debuts with a bang

Here’s your first look at Ubisoft’s latest air combat sim sequel, Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2.

Developed by Ubisoft Bucharest, the upcoming sequel promises to expand the aspects of aerial combat including “takeoffs and landings, new weapons, UAVs, air to-air refueling and dogfighting missions,” among others. The game will be out later this Fall on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.


The Prices for Alpha Protocol and UFC: Undistputed have Dropped to $39.99

Gamestop has lowered the price on Alpha Protocol and UFC: Undisputed 2010 to $39.99 each. That’s a savings of $20!! I’m not sure if this is online only or the same in the stores. Click on the titles for direct links to the new prices.

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