This new patent indicates that there will be some sort of touchscreen on the PSP2, activated with two finger presses. It is rumored to be on the back of the system, an interesting choice that we probably won't understand until we have the unit in our hands. If Sony can keep it a secret that long count on seeing the PSP2 at E3.
Nintendo sold 900,000 DS units and 600,000 Wii units on Black Friday alone. A lot of analysts have been preaching gloom and doom for the the house that Mario built, but these sales clearly prove they've still got it. Sure, Sony and Microsoft are trying their hand at motion gaming now, but Nintendo has sidestepped this competition by offering traditional games like Donkey Kong Country Returns and Kirby's Epic Yarn for long time fans.While sales have been low over the past few months, Nintendo's Wii has always picked up a lot of sales in November and December so it's not much of a surprise that Nintendo has once again managed to get an incredible start to the holiday shopping season.
Rumors born from a supposedly leaked Famitsu suggest that the Yakuza team is making a sci-fi shooter called Binary Domain. Siliconera reports that members of the Yakuza team plus overseas staff are collaborating to create the game, which is set in Tokyo in the year 2080 and it will feature online play and high-level AI. The rumor also states that Sega plans to publish the title globally.
The holidays are almost upon us and before you know it you‘ll be celebrating with family. What better way to spend time bonding than with games? The following is a list of great games to play with your family that are appropriate for all ages and will keep your competitive, or co-operative, spirits going all evening.
The above image was found in the most recent issue of game informer. Many were speculating the it was the to be the reveal of Ubisoft's "I am Alive", but it now seems to be something completely different now that Square Enix has trademarked the phrase "A Survivor is Born." Could this be hinting at the oft rumored Tomb Raider reboot? I am really interested to find out what direction Square Enix is going to take the franchise in now that they have control of the reigns.
The following deals are available today only so be sure to check Xbox live before midnight to take advantage of these excellent prices. I have my sights set on Splosion Man.
Grand Turismo 5 is finally available in stores today after years of waiting and heartbreaking delays. I am a fan of developers fulfilling their vision and taking their time with games, but this one might have gone a tad overboard. The game looks gorgeous though!
Is Activision going to charge for multiplayer Call of Duty in the future? Seeing as how monetizing the MMORPG genre has worked out well for Blizzard and Activision you would think this move wouldn't be too far off, but Activision's Eric Hirshberg, CEO of the publishing division, says no. "Are we going to be charging for multiplayer? The answer is no," Hirshberg told IndustryGamers. "The experience you have out of the box, connecting with the online community to play Call of Duty is absolutely integral to the experience, and we'll never charge for that. It's not going to be something we'll attempt to monetize; it's part of the package." I'll hold you to that Mr. Hirshberg!
Starting today and running until Monday the 29th, Steam is having daily sales so that you won't have to brave the holiday shopping mobs. Today 10 copies of Half Life 2 were available for $20, a great price for you and nine of your friends. Also, on each day of the sale Valve will randomly gift 30 Steam users with the top five games on their wish lists. Be sure to update your wishlists and check Steam daily for awesome deals!
The Conduit 2, developed by High Voltage and published by Sega, offers some of the best visuals available on Wii. This time around they are looking to improve the online play by working to fix every complaint found in the first title. Look for it in stores February 2011.