Sunday, January 30, 2011

NGP Revealed as the Successor to the PSP

Sony finally unveiled the successor to the PSP in Tokyo at the PlayStation event. Known by its working name as "NGP", the Next Generation Portable features the latest cutting edge technology to create the most powerful handheld device ever made. Featuring a 5" OLED screen, dual analog sticks, a quad-core ARM Cortex processor and Power VR graphics processing unit, the NGP is according to Epic Games, four times more powerful than anything else on the market and boasts PlayStation 3 quality graphics.

The NGP also contains front and rear cameras and touch pads, as well as 3G connectivity, three motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and electronic compass and a microphone. UMD game discs are now replaced in favor of flash memory cards with even higher capacities and faster loading times than the 1.8GB UMD format. All this comes with a question of how much will it cost and how good is the battery life? So far all we know is that it won't cost $599. A few games were shown with the graphics impressing everyone in attendence. Check out the conference below:


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

L.A. Noire Release Date Leaked

Rockstar was pretty unhappy when a new trailer of L.A. Noire was leaked onto YouTube and revealed the  release date of the game as May 17th for the US. Quick action resulted in the trailer being taken down quickly before most people had a chance to view it. However, the release date is now confirmed. Europe will see the game three days later.

While the game isn't even available yet, many assume Rockstar will once again create another AAA title with L.A. Noire. After four years of development and various delays, Team Bondi and Rockstar have had a good amount of time to polish the title to the high standards set before by the studio.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mortal Kombat Release Date Unveiled

The ninth entry in the Mortal Kombat series is a reboot set to bring the game back to its roots and please fans and newcomers alike. Returning once again to 2D fighting, the game follows in the footsteps of Street Fighter IV and aims to garner the same success. Initial trailers have been very promising and Warner Bros. has finally revealed the release date and cover art.

The impressive looking reboot will be available for purchase on April 18 in the UK and the following day in the US. Mark it on your Kalender.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Yakuza 4 Release Date & New Trailer Released

Yakuza 4 may have been released as far back as March 2010 in Japan, but the rest of us will be happy to know that Sega has finally announced the release dates for North America and Europe. Not only that, we also have a brand new trailer to enjoy!

Check out the  trailer and get ready for the release of the game on March 15 in North America and March 18 in Europe. The Europe release date being exactly one year since the game was released in Japan.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Boxart & Release Date for MotorStorm Apocalypse Revealed

MotorStorm Apocalypse has been official given a release date. Apart from driving through the post-apocalyptic terrain, you'll also be able to experience it in earth-shattering 3D, if you have a compatible TV set and glasses of course. Europe and North America are receiving two different box art covers and  both look great. The image to the right belongs to the European box art.

MotorStorm Apocalypse is the third game in the series and set to be released on April 12, 2011 for the PS3. If you pre-order, you may receive a bonus of some kind depending on the retailer.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rockstar announcement of new L.A. Noire release date imminent

After plenty of delays, this could be the final one. Rockstar is set to announce the next release date for the highly anticipated title and while delays are common with their titles, Rockstar does churn out fairly polished titles with the extra time they give themselves. For many the news of a release date being unveiled soon for such a highly anticipated title is big news indeed, but it was simply posted on Rockstar's twitter page. This is what they had to say: "L.A. Noire is coming to Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 this spring. The official release date will be announced soon..."

Shouldn't be long now until we have the (hopefully) final release date and don't encounter any more delays.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Splinter Cell Collection Gets Dated?

Ubisoft has confirmed the rumor from late last year regarding the Splinter Cell trilogy being released in HD for the PS3. It follows the recent release of the Prince of Persia trilogy in HD and will be followed by a Beyond Good & Evil Remake sometime this year.

No release date has been forthcoming, but if you believe Amazon is pretty accurate with their release dates, you can expect the Splinter Cell Collection to be released on March 22nd this year for $39.99USD. The collection includes the original Splinter Cell as well as the sequels Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory.