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During EA’s E3 press conference today, Insomniac Games founder and CEO Ted Price went on stage and revealed that Insomniac was leaving the old days of platform exclusivity behind and coming out with their first multiplatform game ever. The new title is called Overstrike, a multiplayer game that will release on both Xbox 360 and PS3.
New E3 Trailer after the jump!
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Many people claimed it was coming, many argued in contradiction, but the time has finally come, according to GamaSutra. PS3 has finally outsold the 360 worldwide in LTD sales, despite the 360’s 10 million unit lead. Now, this should not be used or touted as a bragging aspect, as PS3 still falls short on software sales vs the Xbox 360, and there is plenty of room in the world for both systems. However it still is an amazing feat, so lets hope for many more years to come.
“Although the Xbox 360 leads the PlayStation 3 in the U.S., the global picture shows Microsoft’s console has lost ground to Sony’s as of the end of 2010, says a new report from data firm Strategy Analytics.
According to the company’s data, the Nintendo Wii continues to enjoy the world’s largest install base with 75.5 million active units worldwide, but the active install base of PS3s reached 43.4 million at the close of 2010 versus Xbox 360’s 42.9.
Strategy Analytics says that Xbox 360’s relative weakness in Europe and Asia “acts as a drag on its global performance,” even factoring in the boost the console saw from the launch of the Kinect motion-sensing peripheral.
Just today, GameSited data from IDG that showed that while the Xbox 360 still led the PS3 in the U.S. by 10 million units, Sony’s console retailed a slightly bigger share of the European audience, with 14.7 million units to the Xbox 360’s 13.7 million units.
“While the Kinect peripheral has given a boost to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 strategy, the console’s performance outside of the U.S. continues to disappoint,” says Strategy Analytics’ Digital Consumer Practice analyst Jia Wu, who authored the report.
“Global demand foy’s PS3 has exceeded that of the Xbox 360 in each of the past two years, and we expect that to continue over the coming years,” Wu adds, recommending Microsoft “continue[s] to innovate around its motion sensor technology, which will become increasingly relevant in the smart home era.”
The report predicts that Xbox 360 will grow its global sales by 13.7 million by the end of this year, while PS3 will also expand to 15.7 million units. The Wii, conversely, is expected to continue declining (a contraction on which Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews says the Xbox 360 can capitalize).
Strategy Analytics says Wii’s sales will fall by just over 10 million units over the year, leaving it in third place in hardware rankings — and making it an opportune time for Nintendo to “launch a Wii successor within the next 12 months.”
Treyarch’s Dan Nelson has announced in Major Nelson’s latest podcast that a brand new DLC pack is going to be release around 1st Feb 2011.
The new DLC, which is to be called First Strike will consist of 4 new multiplayer maps plus 1 new zombie map. Wondering how much this is going to cost you? Well, it’s priced at $15 USD.
The four new maps are the following: Discovery, based on the Reznov mission (location: Antarctic research station), Kowloon (location: Kownloon rooftops), Berlin Wall (location: a fight at Checkpoint Charlie), and Stadium (location: US hockey rink). The zombie map will be called Ascension.
However, as the case was with Modern Warfare 2, PS3 gamers are going to have to play 2nd fiddle as this DLC is going to be a timed Xbox 360 exclusive.
Source: Major Nelson
Finally we get confirmation of all 83 mixes to be included in DJ Hero 2 when it releases on October 19. After reading the list I’ll have to say I like what I see and look forward to being able to take the songs for a spin since I own and liked the first one on Wii. Any other takers?