Photographer Paul Ferradas has said a photo he took of a model has ended up being used without consent from him or the model.
Apparently an ex-boyfriend of the model was playing Juiced 2 and recognised her in the "loading - please wait" images of the game. No comment from THQ at the moment, which may be scrambling to investigate themselves.
Sci-fi-London announced today that Electronic Arts will be the official games sponsor for this years Sci-fi-London event, the UK's only dedicated science fiction and fantastic fill festival which will run from 30th April to 4th May 2008 at the Apollo west end theater.
Candella Systems and Eipix Entertainment announced today that it is developing Pyroblazer, a futuristic combat racing game for the PC, Nintendo Wii & Sony PSP.
We Europeans seem a bit crazy for the racing game which is only a taste of the full Gran Turismo 5 to be released in the future. This Prologue rush has given Sony their first pre-release platinum title for the PS3.
The game will be released and available on Blu-ray disc on March 26, a download via PSN will come online the day after.
That's 3 weeks a head of the US release. The day after on March 28 will see the Blu-ray version with both carrying a £24.99 tag, unless you choose the PS3 bundle priced at £299 also available on March 28.
Oddly the downloadable version isn't any cheaper than getting it on disc, but at least the EU version carries more content that its Japanese counterpart.
Initial D fans, rejoice! No longer will you have to go to the local arcades, undoubtedly dying away, to get your fix of the racing game/TV show. Soon it will be hitting the PS3, not only looking better, but packing in all the features you'd expect from a standard console racer. Meaning online play, big solo campaign, etc.
Nintendo having promised previously that gamers would get to create their own rooms where they can chat to other racers, have now reversed their decision and instead have installed fixed phrases or taunts to use.
Who'd have thought Mario Kart would be a ticking-time bomb for sass and textual debauchery?
If what reports suggest are true, then European gamers are in for a real treat when 25 cult classic PlayStation One games are released onto the PlayStation store. Apparently they'll be unleashed soon.
A BBC report on the GDC event claims that Evolution Studios’ upcoming MotorStorm 2 for the PS3 will be available for the holiday season. Players will be at high-speeds off-road again but away from the previous desert settings, they'll be tearing their way through a tropical island this time with rich interactive environments and vegetation. Thrown into the mix - a four player split-screen mode too.
If you've been looking forward to the release of Gran Turismo 5 then you might be disappointed to hear that British retailer GAME has put forward a release date of 2009, which could or could not be correct.
Nintendo announced this morning that the next installment in the Mario Kart Series, Mario Kart Wii, is set to be released in Europe on April 11th 2008.
Looking to put gravity-defying exhilaration into action, Disney has enlisted Black Rock Studios to develop "Pure" on next-gen consoles and PC. Unlike traditional ATV games where the emphasis is usually on simulation, Pure is an arcade racer with nothing but 'extreme' on its mind to let players exercise the dare-devil within.
There's a whole host of characters to choose from and then gamers can either match off against AI or go against up to 16 players online. Wes Miller, pro rider and the founder of H-Bomb Films, is also offering his advice throughout to Black Rock Studios helping them maintain an authentic quad culture, while still having room for 'crazy'.
Don't worry lonely people, your valentines day won't come and go like last year; quietly and slowly. This year, you've got a valentine. Bizarre Creations of Project Gotham Racing fame has got your back.
Not only is there paid stuff, but something for you guys who can't buy chocolates for your love. As in, free. The free challenge pack comes with the Peugeot Flux and two new game modes. Those of you who can afford a little extra get a Camaro concept, 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia, five more cars and three bikes.
And there's more.
Rob Rymond played Need for Speed: Pro Street and shares his impressions. This installment in the series breaks from it's familiar roots and takes a different path more similar to Gran Tourismo, except with more customization options. Using a legal track racing system, as opposed to the illegal street racing, the game does away with the open-city roaming.
Read the Pro Street review.
The French rating company, PEGI has updated its website with three listing that could reveal which PlayStation one games will be appearing on the PlayStation Network next.
The three games that have been listed are Rollcage, Omega Boost and Devil Dice. Each of these titles have a rating of 3+ on the PEGI website.
Mike Jennings played Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
, the sequel to 2005's Juiced
developed by Juice Games. Thought to be worth the price, the game boasts an excellent single player campaign, a plethora of customization options for cars - the main difference from the previous title - and solid controls.
Read the Juiced 2 review.
Empire have revealed that their latest FlatOut expedition, which was exclusive to Xbox360 and released last June, is now being retuned by Bugbear studios for release on PC.
This port is said to have all the same trimmings and carnage as the original and will hopefully see retail shelves sometime this Summer.
Burnout Paradise has been played. Govan Roberts gives his opinion on this the latest edition to the Burnout series from developer Criterion Games. Found to be an excellent representative of the series and genre, his view is that, combined with hundreds of potential hours of single player content and an excellent online experience, the game is worth the price of admission.
Read the Burnout Paradise review.
SouthPeak Games has announced that it will be publishing Things on Wheels, an upcoming arcade racing game for the Xbox Live Arcade. Players will control radio-controlled vehicles as they complete tracts set within a gigantic house; doesn't this sound familiar?... Micro Machines!!
Developed by Load Inc, they promise that gamers will have plenty of radio-controlled racing fun when it's released in Summer 2008.
Sony Computer Entertainment America revealed today that Gran Turismo 5: Prologue will be released on April 17th in North America exclusive to the PlayStation 3. It'll also be available for download on the PlayStation Store for $39.99.