Recent decisions by the Australian classification boards has degreed that, until they receive an age rating from the board itself, the majority of MMOs available to buy in the country can’t be legally sold. Up until now, MMO were exempt from requiring a legal age rating due to their lack of single-player content, but the law has since changed to include multilayer only titles.
Square Enix confirmed today that the release for Dissidia: Final Fantasy in Europe should be revealed in the next few weeks. “We’ll be making an announcement on the release timing later this month,” a rep told the press today. The PSP Final Fantasy fighting game, which has a rough “mind 2009″ release date in the US, was the biggest selling title in Japan for the month of January.
This is quite possibly the most… eccentric news article it’s ever been our pleasure to post. According to a recent Yahoo! Japan news article, Metropolitan Police arrested a 29 year old man for threatening to bomb Japanese game maker Hudson… the creators of Bomberman. Presumably, the suspected bomber man threatened Hudson 11 times, sending emails threatening to send a bomb to the company unless 80 trillion yen was brought to [...]
The ESA has released an up-to-date list of publishers attending E3 this year, and it looks like the old dog might be back on top after what many considered a lacklustre two years of deliberately downsized events. All the obvious names will be attending, from Activision Blizzard to Konami to Ubisoft, so we can probably expect many big game announcement once E3 2009 rolls around… mind you, that won’t be [...]
A new trailer for what could be the definitive Batman game has popped up over the past days. This one is titled “Breakout” and offers new footage of when the Joker decides to take over Arkham Asylum. It’s fresh from the internet and it’s just loaded with awesome. It’s even got gameplay in it, but the most awesome part is Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy reprising their roles as the [...]
A few days ago, when I was surfing the various gaming websites out there, I came across a new word: “sequelitis”. Sequelitis has its root in EA and Tony Hawk, who seems to insist on releasing pretty much the same game every year, with a few added extras. The same also applies to the Mario Party series, as well as Mario Kart, to a certain extent. Yet it cannot go [...]
In amongst Nintendo’s financial reports, which were released to us earlier this evening, was a nicely tucked away and hidden morsel of information; a vague release date for the DSi on European shores. Previously slated for a “spring” release date, Nintendo’s dimunative handheld / MP3 player / web-browsing hybrid thingamabob, the DSi, is now set for a “spring / summer” launch in Europe. Will you be getting your hands on [...]
One analyst has predicted that Nintendo will be facing serious trouble at the end of it’s Financial year, Which is the quarter ending on March the 31st. “Today’s revision suggests that the roaring pace of Wii growth that we’ve seen until now may be over.” says KBC Financial Products Analyst Hiroshi Kamide.
GOA and EA Mythic have unveiled the first ‘live expansion’ for Warhammer Online, and it’s called ”Call to Arms.” The free add-on (Yes, FREE) is set to release to players in early March and run three in-game events through to the end of June. Call to Arms will introduce two new careers; The Orc Choppa Dwarf Slayer A new dungeon zone, the Land of the Dead, as well as s [...]
Downloadable content has become all the rage for game developers, and Ubisoft has decided to jump onto the bandwagon, by expanding their recent addition to a long beloved franchise; Prince of Persia. The DLC will be titled “Epilogue” and “continues the story of the Prince and Elika with a brand-new epic adventure,” according to Ubisoft. New stuff: - New Region: The Underground Palace – A corrupted underground palace from which [...]