Latest Video Games News and Updates

  • Australia to start a new game rating system: limit set at 15 years old

    If reports coming out from foreign media is anything to go by then, Australia is about to start a new game rating system.

    The Australian Government has decided that they will re-examine all areas and section of game media in 2011, to ensure that the grading standards adapt to the current situation.

    R18+

    Australia's Interior Minister O'Connor said:

    "When the National Classification Scheme began, classifiable content and the way it was delivered to consumers was relatively static,"

    "Today, films can be watched in a cinema, on DVD, on TV or downloaded. Many games include significant film segments to tell stories, and some films have interactive content."

    According to Gamespot's report, the Australian federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland and Minister of the Interior O'Connor will ask the Australian Law Reform Commission to review all of the game and will take full account of technological progress resulting from the various possibilities.

    Many games have a lot of important stories, including clips and interactive content, the Australian people, particularly parents, need to understand the classification system in order to see and hear the content to make informed choices.

    The Australian Government has been considering the introduction of a 18-year-old classification system for the boundaries, and ultimately, the Government decided to re-evaluate the new game content, the final grade boundaries set at 15 years of age.

  • Dead Rising 2:Case West Gets new teaser trailer

    Capcom has released a second teaser trailer for the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive game title Dead Rising 2: Case West. Check it out below.

    Dead Rising 2: Case West will include new content, combo weapons and enemies. It will be coming out on December 27 and will cost gamers 800MSP.

    Yesterday Capcom gives out some of the screens for the game check it out here.

  • Motorstorm: Apocalypse coming out in japan in March

    A bit strange but true, MotorStorm: Apocalypse which is detailed and developed in Cheshire United Kingdom has been dated for Japan.

    Motorstorm: Apocalypse

    Sony has announced that MotorStorm: Apocalypse will be coming out in Japan in March 2011, exact release date will be revealed soon along with more details about the game.

    No words were given out on UK and US release date but according to the reports it will be coming out in Spring 2011.

  • Kaz Hirai Reveals details about PSP2

    PSP2 is almost confirmed or is it so? Kaz Hirai head honco Playstation has hinted some of the features and type of control interface for the much rumoured PSP2.

    Kaz Hirai

    In an interview to New York Times Kaz Hirai didn't speak directly about PSP2, but he however give out the details about the type of control that Sony thinks will suits best for handheld gaming in future.

    "Depending on the game, there are ones where you can play perfectly well with a touch panel," Further he added "But you can definitely play immersive games better with physical buttons and pads.

    "I think there could be games where you're able to use both in combination."

    A rear touch panel is one of the most talked about features rumored for PSP2.

    He also acknowledge the success of their counterparts Apple iOS devices but said that these devices appeals to different section of people and crowd.

    "The games being played on Android and Apple platforms are fundamentally different from the world of immersive games that Sony Computer Entertainment, and PlayStation, aims for."

  • Valve Announced Release Date for Portal 2

    Portal 2 which was given the title of the "most anticipated game of 2011" at Spike TV Video Game Awards has finally got a release date.
     
    Portal 2 will be releasing on April 21 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac. The retail version of the game will be published by EA partners.

    Portal 2

    Giving out the details Doug Lombardi, Vice President Valve said, "Portal 2 is Valve's most innovative title in the company's history and will be launched with a first-class launch campaign this April,"
     
     "We're excited to be working with Electronic Arts to deliver this title as we expand our platform strategy to include the Mac and PlayStation 3 platforms.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Patch v1.05 Now Available for Playstation 3

    Treyarch today just a while ago released a patch v1.05 for Playstation 3 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops for fixing the issue cause by patch v1.04 along with making some additional changes to game.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Check out the official fix and improvement list below:

    • Improved party reliability when leaving with party – an additional step in an ongoing series of party improvements continued in the next patch
    • Improved UPnP functionality – further expands the game’s capability to open NATs on routers with universal plug and play enabled
    • Enabled mute functionality in Playercards in the pre-game lobby
    • Enabled kick functionality in party and private match lobbies
    • Addressed an issue where the pre-game lobby would not always display properly when multiple players leave the lobby after a team split
    • Addressed an issue where the pre-game lobby would appear stuck on the countdown timer while waiting to balance teams
  • Gran Turismo 5 Patch v1.05 hidden changes details unveiled

    Couple of days back Sony released patch v1.05 for their racing game Gran Turismo 5, they also revealed each and every details about the changes that were made by the patch update to the game.

    Gran Turismo 5

    But to everyone surprise there are lots of hidden changes that this patch v1.05 made to the game, we have got details about these hidden changes check them out below:

    • Improved clutch for G25/27
    • “Thrustmaster”
    • Car sorting in garage will be saved
    • Restart option after finishing a race
    • Corrected taillights on the ’91 Acura NSX
    • Improved force feedback on the RedBull X2010
    • Improved loading times in the car dealership menu
    • Reduced screen tearing incidents
    • You can now export all your photos to the XMB at once
    • The rev meter in the Mazda RX-7 (FC) ’90 and the gear display in the NSX GT500 were fixed
    • Slight shadow improvements
    • Sticky bumper physics fixed
    • 16 cars on-track in Arcade Mode
    • Set-up menu now called “Settings” instead of “Tuning”
    • Smoke/spray pixelation around the cars improved
    • RE-Amemiya RX-7 sound improved
    • Laps, restrictions and other infos are now displayed in the online race browser
    • In GT Rally, there are now only two choices for map display – off or fix to track (or maybe it was fix to car). Manually changing the map scale doesn’t make any difference as it now auto-scales depending on your speed
    • In online lounge, when browsing the servers, there is a check box for recommended
    • In GT Mode > Practice, mechanical damage can now be one of the following: off, light, heavy
    • Tach from the Silvia S13 was fixed
    • You now get 5 museum cards and 5 paints for your online log-in
  • Capcom Revealed New Screens for Dead Rising: Case West

    A week is still left for release of Dead Rising 2: Case West, but Capcom Japan today revealed some new screens for the game which at glance looks quite awesome. We have got fews screen below for you to have a look, check them out below.

    Dead Rising 2: Case West Screenshot

    Dead Rising 2: Case West Screenshot

    Dead Rising 2: Case West Screenshot

    Dead Rising 2: Case West is Xbox 360 exclusive featuring a return of Frank West, and will be coming out on December 27.

  • R.U.S.E Manhattan Project Pack Now Available for Download

    Ubisoft has announced that the Manhattan Project Pack for R.U.S.E is now available for gamers free of cost. Gamers can get their hand on the pack through Xbox Live, PSN or Steam.

    R.U.S.E

    Manhattan Project Pack for R.U.S.E consist of 3 multiplayer maps and 2 additional multiplayer modes. The new multiplayer modes will bring the armies in North African territories, Italy and in Holland. Check out the Details below:

    •     Twilight of the Gods: North Africa, 2 vs 2
    •     Vesuvio: Italy, 2 vs 2
    •     Guns N’ Tulips: Holland, 3 vs 3

    The pack will also affect the online mode of game,

    • “Nuclear war” will enable you to produce nuclear Long Tom cannons, with mutual nuclear threat involved.
    • In “Total War”, the battle starts in 1939 and History advances every ten minutes, unlocking new units and technologies.