Metal Gear is on
our minds, we cant lie. In playing through the series this week, David
Hayters voice still doesnt tire us.
Between bouts there was a lot of news, including Nintendo
dominating the charts, Sony getting bold with a new controller redesign, and Unreal Tournament 3 finally getting a
There is no surprised that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is in our played section,
but we also take a look at Battlefield
Bad Company, a game which is sure to give the good folks online something
new to do between bouts of Call of Duty 4:
Modern Combat and Halo 3.
Nintendo is King of
the Hill; Suing Nyko
The Nintendo Wii and
the Nintendo DS have found themselves
at the top of the hill yet again as the highest sold two systems in the month of
May. With a recorded 675,089 and 452,608 sold, respectively, they currently
have a 63% and 71% hold, also respectively, in their markets.
The software has sold quite well, as Mario Kart Wii & Wii Fit
held the second and third spots on the charts in May.
Nintendo seems to be working on a USB solution for their Nintendo Wii. This would provide plenty
of expansion to the system, giving it an ability for a hard drives and flash
drives, which would expand the paltry 512 MB internal memory.
Its not all good however, as third party peripheral maker
Nyko is being sued by Nintendo for creating a wireless Nunchuk solution.
Nintendo states that Nykos Kama Nunchuk "wholly appropriates the novel shape, design,
overall appearance and even the color and materials used in the Nintendo
Nunchuk controller." Nyko's wireless solution costs $33.99, a premium on
Nintendo's first-party wired Nunchuk,
retailing for $19.99.
Sony Ups PSP Prices;
New DualShock 3 Controller
A rumor has developed that the motion based controller may
not be a rumor, but fact. Apparently Sony is working on using a break apart DualShock 3 controller to be used as the
device. Remember how much the SIXAXIS
In an even darker note, Eight
Days has been canceled. The game looked like it had some promise. The Getaway 3 joins it in the
cancellation bin, but does anyone care?
The companys statement on the decision reads: It has been agreed that
production of both Eight Days and The Getaway will cease immediately due to the redistribution of resources and budget.
The PSP game
prices have been increased in the online store - with some prices jumping up as
much as $11.
Gangs of London
$11.99 up to $22.99 (+$11)
Kingdom of Paradise
$10.99 to $16.99 (+$6)
Ape Escape: On the
Loose $9.99 to $15.99 (+$6)
Hot Shots Golf: Open
Tee $10.99 to $15.99 (+$5)
$10.99 up to $15.99 (+$5)
SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo
$10.99 to $15.99 (+$5)
Twisted Metal: Head-On
PSP $14.99 to $15.99 (+$1)
LocoRoco $21.99 to
The Con $19.99
dropped to $9.99 (-$10)
Meanwhile, the Playstation 3 (208,700) has outsold the Xbox
360 (186,600) as of May.
Xbox Price Drop
Rumors! Unreal Tournament Release Date Set
There are rumors floating around that there is a 60 GB HD
going to replace the 20 GB HD currently featured in the XBOX 360 Premium/Pro
units. Dont see the need for them, as there are rumors that the 120 GB HD is
going to get a price drop.
Fans of Unreal
Tournament 3 can finally breathe a sigh of relief, as the title has finally
gotten a release date of July 7 2008. Gamers can look forward to some new
additions including a split screen mode, five new multiplayer maps and two new
characters in the story line. A Gears of
War 2 preview narrated by Cliffy B is also included.
EA Sports On The Edge
The new head of EA, former Xbox exec Peter Moore, has stated
that all EA Sports titles will be innovators.
"We're never satisfied," he said last week on his
personal blog. "There's always more we can do. It's what we love about our
business. I hate to sound like a cheerleader, but the facts are the facts. And
I don't expect them to change any time soon. We're hitting this season in terms
of quality and innovation stronger than we ever have at EA Sports. If I'm
wrong, you'll see me sporting a new tattoo - maybe a competitor's logo?"
People may remember the Grand
Theft Auto IV stunt he pulled many moons ago, so he probably would do it.
But who believes that NBA
Live 09 will be the best game out? Even if Moore promised that the next NBA Live game would sport "the most
ground-breaking feature from our lineup this year.
New Trailers! Sonic Chronicles Dark Brotherhood & Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Chronicles Dark Brotherhood for the DS has been called one of the weirdest
mashups in history. Sonic the Hedgehog starring in an RPG? Speed in a normally
slow genre shouldnt work. Its from critically acclaimed Bioware, so it gets
the benefit of the doubt.
Sonic Chronicles Dark
**Caution: If you click on this link, prepare to be spoiled.
This trailer sports the all sorts of news from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed creators explaining the storyline. Again,
click at your own caution!**
Star Wars: The Force
Mega Man 9 Gets Overseas Release Date
Apparently Mega Man 9,
by Capcom, has been given a G rating, and is good to go for a local release in Australia.
This means it should be at E3 next
month. We will stay on top of this one, Mega
Man series is classic, and should provide some interesting next-gen
concepts to an old school mule.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot
Its no secret we have been giving this game a lot of
attention, and since its release, its been worth the hype. Snake is back with a
ton of new features, and Hideo Kojima has produced one of the most epic gaming
series to quite an end. There isnt much more to say but go and play this one
as soon as possible. Look for the full review soon!
Battlefield Bad Company
always been a multiplayer giant on the PC side of things. Now EA hopes to
bring that magic to consoles. This game promises a fleshed out single player
experience, weapon customization, mayhem, and carnage that is to be expected
from a Battlefield title.
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