Sep 25th 2010, 1:20 am EST | 0 Comments

With the HD collections coming strong on the PS3, it was no surprise to see these collections leaked by some retailers. Of course this doesn’t confirm the existence of these games, but we would be pretty safe to assume they are real. And it makes me wonder what HD collections you would like to see? Answer in the poll on the right. Continue Reading »

Sep 24th 2010, 12:10 pm EST | 1 Comment

Sony has warned consumers this week that some counterfeit Playstation 3 controllers may set fire and/or explode while being used.

According to Sony, the counterfeits look identical to genuine controllers but however the “quality, reliability and safety of counterfeit products is uncertain, and in some cases, may be dangerous”. To be safe, make sure you always buy your peripherals from and authorized dealer.

Sony has taken the extra step to completely disable support for counterfeit controllers on the PS3 in their latest firmware (v3.50). Continue Reading »

Sep 24th 2010, 11:24 am EST | 2 Comments

Do you have $0.99 burning a hole in your wallet? This weekend, Capcom is having a sale on eight of their App Store games (iPhone/iPod). Check below to see what’s on sale:

  • Resident Evil 4 (regular $4.99)
  • 1942: Joint Strike (regular $1.99)
  • Mega Man II (regular $2.99)
  • Dark Void Zero (regular $2.99)
  • Cash Cab (regular $4.99)
  • Cash Cab: Las Vegas (regular $1.99)
  • Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? 2010 (regular $1.99)
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (regular $1.99)

Source: Capcom Blog

Sep 23rd 2010, 9:51 pm EST | 0 Comments

Although the game has barely been out for a week, Halo Reach has managed to accomplish some amazing things in such a short time. Bungie has records the stats of everything in Halo Reach and what those numbers have to say is incredible. According to Bungie, Halo Reach had four times as many online players in the first week while also demolishing Halo 3′s record for the most number of concurrent players by more than 65%! What is more impressive are these numbers taken for Halo Reach over the past week:

  • 70 Million+ Games have been played
  • 235 Million+ Player-Games have been played
  • 2 Million+ Files have been uploaded to File Shares
  • 5,901 man-years have been spent in online Reach games (sorry, Corporate America!)
  • 20 Million Daily challenges have been completed
  • 709,840 Weekly challenges have been completed
  • 165 Billion Credits have been earned

Source: Bungie Blog

Sep 23rd 2010, 2:49 pm EST | 0 Comments

In an attempt to get Valve to release Half Life 3 sooner, Peter Molyneux, leading developer of Black & White, Fable and Fable II, got his son to record a plea video on his behalf. The kid is simply adorable! The team at Valve would have to be pretty heartless to deny him this one simple request. Continue Reading »

Sep 23rd 2010, 2:30 pm EST | 0 Comments

GOG.com (Good Old Games) has quickly become many classic gamers favourite place on the net to buy old games. The company has taken great pains to ensure that all of the classic games sold through their service are compatible with todays operating systems. The best part about it all is that every game sold on GOG is DRM-Free.

On September 19th, GOG temporarily closed down shop so they could revamp their site. However, after temporarily closing down, this message posted on GOG’s main page, “We have recently had to give serious thought to whether we could really keep GOG.com the way it is”, led everyone to believe that the company was gone for good. Customer’s weren’t happy to say the least and some felt like they were ripped off due to the lack of proper notice. This lead to a PR nightmare for GOG, having to backtrack on their previous comment to reiterate the fact that they had only “temporarily” shut down the site. After posting a sincere apology on their main page, things seemed to slowly calm down.

Earlier this morning at 8:00am EST, GOG came back online (after a slight delay). The new GOG layout is faster, more streamlined and sexier. Content is easier to find and there is a heavy emphasis on community. You can check out the new features & services introduced in the new GOG refresh here.

Sep 23rd 2010, 12:21 pm EST | 1 Comment

For those of you who might think the Pokemon fad died with your childhood years ago should be surprised to hear that Pokemon Black and White are the fastest selling DS titles in Japan ever. What is the crazy number you ask? Well, it seems that the games have sold over 2.55 million copies and the game has been out for only a week! North America won’t get the game until early next year and I wonder if it will be met with as much fanfare. Continue Reading »

Sep 23rd 2010, 10:43 am EST | 0 Comments

As soon as I heard that one of my favourite games of all time, Shadow of the Colossus, was being made into a feature length film I was worried. The game is so serene and beautiful that it may not translate into a typical action-adventure movie, thank goodness the filmmakers seem to realize this too.

In a recent interview, Kevin Chang, production executive at the studio working on the film adaption stated that they, “aim to capture the magic from the first hour of WALL·E. ” For all of you who don’t know, WALL-E was free of dialogue for the majority of the movie.

As well, it seems that they won’t be following in the video game style of movie that Scott Pilgrim was, “Not that I don’t respect the Scott Pilgrim source material, but watching the movie, I felt it sort of dragged along,” Chang states. “Those are some of the pitfalls that we have to be careful to avoid. So these colossi battles need to be very significant, they can’t just be one after the other, there has to be something learned from them. We need to be cognizant of that and say ‘we’re not going to do a montage sequence.’”

Despite loving Scott Pilgrim, it seems like an obvious choice not to follow in it’s footsteps. As well, WALL-E is in my top 5 movies of all-time, so borrowing any ideas from that film is a plus in my book.

Source: Kotaku

Sep 23rd 2010, 10:17 am EST | 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Nintendo! You may remember Nintendo from their video game beginnings back in the 1970s, but in reality they started all the way back in 1889 making Japanese playing cards! Pretty amazing feat to be around and still making money after all these years.  Hopefully they will still be in the business in another 121 years!

Sep 23rd 2010, 12:20 am EST | 0 Comments

Good news Canucks! Starting today, you can start watching unlimited movies and TV shows on Netflix for just $7.99 a month. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the service, Netflix is the worlds leading online subscription service for movies and television shows.

For those of you that own a Playstation 3 and/or Wii, you can start streaming Netflix content onto your consoles starting today. Playstation owners can simply find the Netflix icon under the Video section of the XMB (Cross Media Bar). Canadian Playstation owners are lucky since Netflix is natively supported on their consoles. Our brothers down south will have to keep using their Netflix discs until the streaming service arrives natively on their consoles in October. Xbox 360 support will be arriving later this fall.

Parlez-vous français? Netflix does intend on bringing native French support soon, however the service is currently only available in English.

Sources: Netflix Blog & Playstation Blog