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  • Ubisoft delays launch of Splinter Cell HD Collection to September (Updated)

    Sad news for all fans of Sam Fisher, Ubisoft has just revealed that the much awaited and highly anticipated Splinter Cell HD Collection that is scheduled to launch on PS3 is being delayed. According to the latest update from the the publisher, Splinter Cell HD Collection will now launch at somepoint in September.

    Splinter Cell Conviction

    It was previously confirmed that Splinter Cell HD Collection will come in Blu-Ray format, and will feature Splinter Cell, Pandora Tomorrow and the brilliant Chaos Theory. It won't support any multiplayer mode.

    Update:

    The HD Collection will launch on September 23, Ubisoft has announced just a while ago.

  • Konami: PES 2012 will beat FIFA 12 in terms of "Pure Gameplay"

    PES 2012 may not possess "certain licenses, atmosphere and crowds" that their arch rival FIFA 12 enjoyed, but Konami is not thing about these things and are aiming to "smash" FIFA 12 in terms of "pure gameplay".

    PES 2012 vs FIFA 12

    In an interview to CVG, PES team leader Jon Murphy said, "I really do believe that the offering we've got this year will pull some fans back from the competition,"

    "Perhaps we'll see another year when people buy both games, but after six months, we want to make sure they trade-in only one of them - and it's not ours."

    Jon Murphy, however accepted that with respect to certain things FIFA 12 would always be superior to PES.

    "[FIFA] has the atmosphere, the crowds and certain licences we don't - and everybody knows they've got better commentary than us. I can't see that changing. And some of the stuff they're doing with the collisions looks great, depending how it works as you actually play.

    "But if you want pure gameplay, I think we'll smash them this year. We've got so many things going for us, but just the lightness of touch and the way the players move independently is fantastic. You notice it instantly."

  • Playstation Home "Welcome Back" Content for Europe revealed

    The details related to European Welcome Back Package for Playstation Home has been revealed. Sony will be releasing this European welcome back package this week.

    Playstation Home

    The package features free downloadable content from 30 June to 28 July. It has been reported that the contents available in the package worth over £65.

    Check out the details of the package below:

    • Anime Style Apartment
    • Anime themed clothing and furniture sets
    • Paris Modern Office furniture set
    • nDreams Big Bash party bundle
    • nDreams Fantasy Fashion and Funkster costumes
    • Aurora OrbRunner Booster Bundle
    • A cuddly Stitchkins Bunny Toy from Lockwood
    • A Midway Green ticket (50 plays)
    • Cardboard Cartel Furniture from Codeglue
    • Fortune Cookie active item
    • A selection of Tops, Shirts, Skirts, High-top trainers and glasses
    • Go Fish – a new, free-to-play fishing game based in the Shopping Centre

     

  • WWE 12 Q&A video released

    THQ has just posted a Q&A video of their upcoming wrestling game title "WWE 12". The video features WWE 12 Creative Director "Corey Ledesma".

    Tons of question were asked to Corey Ledesma, however he couldn't not reply to all the question in details as, the publisher has confirmed that they will reveal more details about the game during upcoming SummerSlam weekend.

    WWE 12 screenshot

    The important thing that Corey confirmed was that the game will focus more on in-ring action. For more details about the game, watch the video below:

  • EB Games reveal RAGE Special Edition

    EB Games has listed Special Edition of Bethesda's upcoming shooting game title "RAGE". According to the listing, this special edition will be available in the country for $108 AU (£72).

    RAGE screen

    RAGE Special Edition will feature full game, a wing stick (!), gang badges and the DLC. No official confirmation yet from Bethesda.

    RAGE will launch on October 4 in United States and on October 7 in UK.

    Check out the listing HERE.

  • Gamescom 2011: Konami line-up revealed

    Konami has just revealed their line-up for this year's Gamescom. The event is schedule to kicks off in Colonge from Augsut 17 and will close on August 21.

    Konami logo

    Konami Europe chief Martin Schneider said, "Gamescom is a success story,"

    "We are proud to actively participate in the same contributing to the show involves a unique experience for the public, trade and media."

    Check out the complete line-up below:

    • Pro Evolution Soccer
    • Silent Hill: Downpour
    • MGS 3D: Snake Eater

    The publisher however did not confirmed if HD Collections for both Silent Hill and MGS will be on show.

  • Sony unveils "PSP Engine"

    Sony has just revealed the name of the technology that runs PSP Remaster series of PSP to PS3 HD remakes, it will be called "PSP Engine".

    PSP

    According to Famitsu, Sony's Kentaro Suzuki introduced the technology at Game Tools & Middleware Forum 2011 event in Tokyo. PSP Engine is the base for all PSP Remaster games, it acts a intermediate between PlayStation 3 OS and a PSP game and offers following features:

    • High res rendering
    • Control (with Dual Analogue support) through wireless controllers (Dualshock 3/Sixaxis)
    • 3D stereoscopic output
    • Ad-hoc Party unification
    • Main memory and graphic memory expansion
    • Common save data
  • GameStop: Back To Karkand DLC in Battlefield 3 will be a code

    GameStop has revealed that "Back to Karkand Expansion" pack for Battlefield 3 will be a code. This time also EA is using the same method, that they used when Battlefield Bad Company 2 was released. Game buyers will be given a unique code inside cover of the game, or else it will be emailed to them.

    Battlefield 3

    According to GameStop, Back to Karkand Expansion Pack Contents are as follows:

    • Four Legendary Maps from Battlefield 2 re-imagined with Frostbite 2 Technology
    • Classic Battlefield 2 Weapons and Vehicles
    • Unique Rewards, Achievements/trophies, and More

    For Online Buyers: A code with instructions will be emailed to you within 2 business days after your order ships.
    Store/In-Store Pickup Buyers: A code with instructions will be printed on your receipt at time of pickup.

  • Black Ops patch v1.10 available now for PS3, requires firmware 3.6 or higher

    Treyarch has released a patch v1.10 for Playstation 3 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Before downloading the patch, a small notice to all PS3 gamers, this new patch update requires PS3 firmware update 3.6 or higher.

    Black Ops

    Treyarch community manager, Josh Olin has revealed patch 1.10 changelog, check it out below:

    • Security Updates.
    • New playlists - Flags and Bombs
    • C4 can no longer be warped to player carrying bomb in S&D and Sabotage.
    • Removed erroneous "Reset to Default" message when trying to load a DLC map you do not have.
    • In-game icons (care package icons, etc) no longer appear in the Create A Class menu.
    • Setting your console date in the future no longer causes inaccurate timestamps in Recent Players
    • Additional weapon balancing.
    • Ninja Pro Perk no longer makes sounds when mantling or diving to prone.