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  • LG demands PS3 sales to banned in US

    Clearly a case to have supremacy over one another. According to the reports Korean electronic manufacturer LG (Lucky Goldstar) has filed a suit with ITC (International Trade Commission) to ban the sales of Playstation 3 and Bravia TV in United States due to apparent infringements on Blu-ray playback patents.

    L.G

    The L.G suits claims that Sony's HD TV infringe almost four patents, whereas Blu-ray players product including Playstation 3 infringe four others. If ITC find the complaint to be true then we might see a banned on import of these product in US.

    More than a legal battle it seems more like a Cat and Mouse battle, if you can recollect properly, Sony filed a similar sorts of lawsuit against L.G, which claimed that L.G phones phones infringed on their patents, and a civil lawsuit which target LG Blu-ray players.

    It will be interesting to see in whose favour ITC gives its judgement.

  • Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia HD series Coming to Xbox 360?

    Good news all Xbox 360 owners out there, the two HD remastered games "Splinter Cell Trilogy" and "Prince of Persia Trilogy" will be coming out soon on Xbox 360.

    You all are well aware that the HD re-releases have been officially announced only for PS3, but the offical ESRB website carries a listing for Xbox 360 too.

    Check out the two screen below taken from the official ESBR websit:

    POP HD remake listing

    Splinter Cell HD listing

    Above screen shows rating for HD version of the following games for PS3 as well as Xbox 360:

    •     Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones HD – Mature
    •     Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time HD – Teen
    •     Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within HD – Mature
    •     Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell HD – Teen
    •     Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chas Theory HD – Mature
    •     Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow HD – Teen

    However official confirmation from Ubisoft is still awaited.

  • Bulk of new details about Battlefield 3 revealed

    A curtain is finally raised from bulk of new details about DICE much awaited game Battlefield 3, the details was revealed by US online retailer Best Buy.

    According to the retailer the third installment in the Battlefield franchise will feature battles in Paris, Tehran and New York, and the console multiplayer will support only 24 players.

    Battlefield 3

    You can check out others details below:

    • Aiming for CY Q4 2011 release
    • Concept for BF3 has been in the works for years, waiting on proper tech to seamlessly come together
    • Frosbite 2.0 is the culmination of this tech, entirely re-written
    • Lighting sounds neat, one "probe" contains more lighting information than an entire BFBC2 level.
    • Level destruction is going to be "believable" but basically everything is destructible.
    • Character animations powered by ANT, what EA Sports uses.
    • AI characters and multiplayer characters have different animation sets
    • No more "gliding" animations that look off, animation realism is a focus
    • Captured their own war audios (bullets, tanks, helicopters, etc) at different distances to ensure realism
    • Better audio cues for certain actions, more easily able to listen for threats
    • Plan on better, more immediate post release content
    • More unlocks than BFBC2
    • Dice trying to find a good balance between customization of your character and not having "pink rabbit hat(s)"
    • 4 classes
    • Will talk about squads "later"
    • Looking into a theater mode but can't talk about it
    • Will have co-op
    • There will be a kill-cam but it can be turned off
    • BF3's team is almost twice as big as the team for BFBC2
    • They want the pacing of the single player mode to be balanced, with highs and lows. Makes the comparison to a song vs a guitar solo.
    • Part of the single player mode takes place in Sulaymaniyah - Iraqi Kurdistan.
    • "F***" will be used often, so M rated for sure
    • There will be an earthquake in a level. The destruction sounds very impressive. 7 story building collapses, looks very well done
    • Significant narrative that goes with the SP mode
    • More than one setting, you're not in the middle east for the whole game
    • PC version is lead version
    • Why 64 players for PC only? No complains from the console crowd.
    • No mod tools at release. Maybe none down the line either. Frosbite 2.0 is complex and mods tools would have to be dumbed down, so does Dice really want to put their time to that or would it be better spent elsewhere?
    • Original story, not based on Bad Company at all.
  • Nintendo to launch 3DS in Australia on March 31

    Nintendo just a while ago revealed the release date and price details of their upcoming handheld 3DS for Australia, it will launch on March 31 carrying a price tag of AUS $349. The Street Pass data exchange service was given a release window of late 2011 to early 2012.

    3DS

    Last month at an event in Amsterdam and New York, Nintendo announced that 3DS will launch in Europe on March 25 (price is left to retailers to decided) and in US on March 27 for $249.

  • 3DS launch line-up for United Kingdom Announced

    Nintendo has announced the complete list of launch line-up of games that will release along with their upcoming handheld 3DS on March 25 in United Kingdom. The list includes the likes of PES 2011 3D, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition and many more.

    Nintendo 3DS

    You can check out the complete list below:

    • Pilotwings Resort
    • Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends
    • Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog & New Friends
    • Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends
    • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
    • The Sims 3
    • PES 2011 3D – Pro Evolution Soccer
    • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
    • Ridge Racer 3D
    • Super Monkey Ball 3D
    • Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
    • Asphalt 3D
    • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
    • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D
    • Rayman 3D
  • Sony to take action against anyone who posts the PS3 hack

    Steps like this was expected from Sony, they are going out to sue each and eveyone who distribute PS3 hack. First on their radar is George Hotz, who was first one to published and shared the PS3 root code with the world. They want him to surrender all his hardware as well as software components to them by this Thursday. However Hotz lawyer is working very hard on this to make sure this doesn't happens.

    Sony catching Hackers

    Sony is asking for many crazy things in the pre-trail discovery process, you can check below what their demands are:

    • Wants Google to share IP addresses of those users who viewed or even commented on Jailbreak video that featured on YouTube.
    • Wants Twitter to give up all the details about users that tweeted about the hack way back in December.

    So its sort of red alert for all the hackers who fights with Sony (Enough is enough!). What do you guys think about this?

  • Xbox Live Deal of the Week – Retro Shooters available at half price

    Can you get anything better than this?, i bet you can't. This week Xbox Live Deal of the Week offers best deals to fans of shooting game title, Retro shooter at half price.

    Xbox Live

    You can check out details of the deal below:

    •     Duke Nukem Manhattan Project - 400 MS Points Normally 800
    •     Space Invaders Infinity Gene – 400 MS Points Normally 800
    •     Geometry Wars 2 – 400 MS Points Normally 800
    •     Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter – 400 MS Points Normally 1200
    •     Serious Same HD: TSE – 400 MS Points Normally 1200
    •     Galaga Legions – 400 MS Points Normally 800
  • Reggie Fils-Aime: Mobile games with a price tag of $2 one of the biggest threat to industry

    Reggie Fils-Aime, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nintendo of America, said that mobile games with a price tag of $2 in App Store are one of the biggest threat to gaming industry as it forces consumers to believe that games on other platforms should also carries a similar price tag. The consumers doesn't take into account the difference in development cost and also the quality of games on other platform.

    Reggie Fils-Aime

    Speaking in the latest issue of GTTV Reggie said, "I actually think that one of the biggest risks today in our industry are these inexpensive games that are candidly disposable from a consumer standpoint.  Angry Birds is a great piece of experience but that is one compared to thousands of other pieces of content that for one or two dollars I think actually create a mentality for the consumer that a piece of gaming content should only be two dollars.

    I actually think some of those games are overpriced at one or two dollars but that’s a whole different story."

    It will be interesting to see what price tag Nintendo put on 3DS version of Angry Birds which is slated to release later in the year, will it be under $2?

  • New Patch Update for PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Released

    Treyarch just a while ago released a new patch for PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops, they also revealed the complete patch notes for the same.

    Black Ops

    You can check out the patch notes details below:

    • Backward compatibility for films created before Patch 1.05
    • Issues with weapon purchases after prestiging in some cases
    • Leaving a server and joining a different server, could briefly show the Map of the previous server
    • Duplicate player name on a server now becomes playername+slotnumber instead of ‘Unknown Soldier’
    • During a ‘Demolition’ match, the ‘Auto-balancing teams’ options may cause a ‘Defender’ player to respawn with a ‘Bomb’ icon in his inventory
    • Minor Shader Warming speed increase
    • One In The Chamber no longer counts democlient as a live player
    • 16x AA menu option for compatible graphics cards
    • Additional Stability improvements
  • Homefront censored in Japan

    Kaos Kaos Studios upcoming FPS Homefront has been censored in Japan. According to the reports Spike, publisher of the game in Japan was forced to remove all the references from the game which points to Kim Jong-il and North Korea, and the reason for removing these specific references is the publication guidelines in the territory.

    Homefront

    The changes that are made to the game are removal of image of North Korean leader from the game's intro sequence, the subsequent scenes where Kim Jong-il is refered as "Northern Leader" and the country as "A Certain Country to th North". No other changes is made to the game apart from these.

    Homefront will launch in US on March 15, in UK on March 18 and in Japan on April 15.