A lawsuit brought against Square-Enix over alleged "hidden fees" for the MMO Final Fantasy XI has been dismissed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling was made last week on the 20th December.
Many gamers have been clamoring for the return of Jimmy Hopkins, the star of Bully, and Rockstar is strongly hinting that they may revisit Bullworth Academy once Max Payne 3 is released. The game was originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2006, then ported as the Scholarship Edition to the PC, Xbox 360 and Wii two years later.
South African retailer BT Games may have leaked on its online site a Jak & Daxter HD Collection for the PlayStation 3. Jak & Daxter had been all but abandoned since developer Naughty Dog has been working on the Uncharted series. No details about the game, such as what games it includes, were revealed.PS3 has been spotted on South African shop BT Games' website.
Looks like people will have to wait til next year to play with Sweet Tooth's ice cream truck, as Twisted Metal has been delayed til 2012.
Legendary developer Takeshi Miyaji died suddenly on July 29 at the young age of 45. At the time of his death, he was the CEO of G-Mode, a company he founded in 2000. Miyaji was best known for creating the Grandia RPG series.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot states he expects a price cut on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this year. He feels that such a move would help revitalize a stagnant European market for boxed video games, especially the United Kingdom, which is currently suffering from poor console game sales.
"The UK is declining quite fast," Guillemot told GamesIndustry.biz in an interview. "It's declining, if we don't take into account the digital revenue."
Sony has announced the death of Norio Ohga, who passed away from multiple organ failure at the age of 81 this past Saturday, April 23. Ohga is credited as the inventor of the revolutionary leap in music and data technology, the compact disc. He was also the founder of Sony Computer Entertainment in 1993.
Rockstar has released details for an Xbox 360 game that originated as a 'canceled' last-gen game, We Are the Mods, along with concept art. The game was originally created by Rockstar's Toronto studio, but became an Xbox 360 game at the behest of Rockstar New York. Work began in 2006. Mods, incidentally, does not refer to computer or videogame modifications, but the old rivalry between Mods and Rockers in England.
Console Tech has leaked a Super Street Fighter IV video that shows off an unannounced downloadable content pack that will bring Yun and Yang from Street Fighter III and Evil Ryu and Oni to the roster.
The class action suit filed against Electronic Arts for its monopoly on the NFL, NCAA football and Arena League licenses for electronic entertainment – including the Madden series – is now underway, as the above email has been sent to gamers, who want to register as a plaintiff in the case.
The sales for Killzone 3 have been disappointing in its first week, selling only 500K units, which is a third of what Killzone 2 did in its first week of release.
Cliff Bleszinski revealed his thoughts on Activision shutting the Guitar Hero series down, in his usual frank manner.
A legal development over in the U.S. could threaten the pre-owned videogames market in the country.Gamasutra
reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld an appeal stating that software companies should be allowed to prevent the re-sale of their products.
You all remember GTA: San Andreas right? Especially that scene...
Well if you ever filed a claim against Take-two for being offended by that infamous piece of code, then a check for an amount between $5 - $35 may be on its way to you.
Not satisfied with unleashing God of War III
on an unsuspecting populace, Sony are now eager to cram more Kratos-love into the hands of gamers.
Announced on the EU Playstation Blog
, Sony will be releasing the God of War Collection
to all PAL territories by the end of April...
Following on from the Modern Warfare 2 trend
, id Software co-founder and technical wiz John Carmack has confirmed that the developer doesn't plan to add dedicated server support for the multiplayer component of Rage. "It's not cast in stone yet, but at this point no, we don’t think we will have dedicated servers,"
said Carmack, talking to Variety
THQ UK confirmed this morning that the PlayStation 3 version of Destroy all Humans: Path of the Furon, which was reported
to have been cancelled yesterday, will only be cancelled in the US. The European version of Destroy all Humans: Path of the Furon will be released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in February 2009. "Due to the game being shipped earlier in North America on December 2nd, a decision was made to proceed exclusively with the Xbox 360 format in that market,"
said the THQ spokesperson.
Capcom is raising the bar in how many people it takes to produce an AAA game by announcing that it have more than 400 people involved in the production of Resident Evil 5. Gamekyo is reporting on the extremes that Capcom has gone to in the production of this game, by quoting a Capcom report as saying that the "staff visited Africa, a new backdrop in the series, to experience the real Africa where the contrast between light and the darkness is stunning" and that it has "more than 400 people including company employees and outside contractors working on (Resident Evil 5)".
Don't like the idea of a film classification board rating games in the UK? Feel like standing up for your medium of choice?...
We've gone through and found links for every single song that's going to be out for Rock Band 2, and have a Youtube music video for it. That means even though you might not recognise some of the songs, we've got you covered. The songs are listed in alphabetical order.