(29-4 September) And In Other News…

It’s that time of year again – the headlines in the gaming world dominated by Call of Duty. Thankfully, there have been a couple of other little things going on as well; including some strong words from SCEA towards XBOX.

Monday 29th:

  • The CEO of Bioware has confirmed that Mass Effect 3 will be Shepard’s final outing, concluding his story arc.

Tuesday 30th:

  • Sony have dropped the infamous “It only does everything” slogan from PS3 advertising – the new moniker being “Long Live Play”.
  • Following the ‘No Russian’ controversy in Modern Warfare 2, DICE have said that Battlefield 3 will have no opportunity to shoot civilians. The EA studio want their game to be “more mature” than their competitors from Activision.

Wednesday 31st:

  • Ahead of the Uncharted 3 release, Naughty Dog have announced a new double pack of the first two titles. The package includes the games along with a ‘super voucher’, which unlocks DLC, avatars and a theme. It’s somewhat similar to the recent Resistance dual pack and will be released under the ‘Greatest Hits’ brand in the US and ‘Platinum’ in Europe.
  • A new Burnout spin-off has been revealed. Burnout Crash is played from a birds-eye viewpoint and will be available in a few weeks time for $9.99 on PlayStation Network.
  • The recently announced DLC for Red Dead Redemption, Myths and Mavericks, has been pencilled in for a September 13th release.

Thursday 1st:

  • Fans of DC Universe Online will be rewarded with some free DLC. ‘Fight for the Light’ is based on Green Lantern and, while was originally planned to cost $9.99, will now be free for all active subscribers.
  • In the least surprising story this week, Capcom announced there will be DLC upcoming for Street Fighter 3 on the PSN. ‘Colour Pack 1’ will be $2.99 and will add, you guessed it, new coloured outfits for your characters.
  • Sony will be showing off a huge 18 titles for Vita at this year’s TGS – all of them currently unannounced. These brand new games added to all the launch entries outed at E3 means you should have plenty of variety when picking up the new console.

Friday 2nd:

  • The Guerrilla developed FPS, Killzone 3 will be getting a title update on September 6th. The patch corrects a variety of issues including toning down battle cries, ability to disable sixaxis actions and reduced waiting times in the post-game lobby, among other tweaks.
  • EA have continued their war of words with Activision over the big duel this holiday season between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. “If we’re going to go after a category, we intend to lead. We have a very big competitor there but they’re going to get some competition this Christmas for the first time in a long time. “We’re all in. We’re going for it. This Christmas we’re definitely going to take market share in the FPS category from those guys.”

Saturday 3rd:

  • The ‘Hardened Edition’ of MW3 will set gamers back $100/£80, containing the game, steelbook packaging, a military-style field journal, a year’s subscription to Call of Duty Elite and more.

Sunday 4th:

  • Persona 2, published by Atlus in the US will launch on September 20th. Anyone who pre-orders the new PSP title will also receive the soundtrack for free.
  • There’s nothing like ending the week with a little console war. Rob Dyer of SCEA has come out swinging and criticised Microsoft’s approach to exclusive content. Amongst the rant, he says that when Sony manages to negotiate some exclusivity “publishers are getting the living crap kicked out of them by Microsoft”. He also says that by buying their way to exclusive games, the XBOX team are “protecting an inferior technology”.

Monday 29th:

The CEO of Bioware has confirmed that Mass Effect 3 will be Shepard’s final outing, concluding his story arc.

Tuesday 30th:

Sony have dropped the infamous “It only does everything” slogan from PS3 advertising – the new moniker being “Long Live Play”

Following the ‘No Russian’ controversy in Modern Warfare 2, DICE have said that Battlefield 3 will have no opportunity to shoot civilians. The EA studio want their game to be “more mature” than their competitors from Activision.

Wednesday 31st:

Ahead of the Uncharted 3 release, Naughty Dog have announced a new double pack of the first two titles. The package includes the games along with a ‘super voucher’, which unlocks DLC, avatars and a theme. It’s somewhat similar to the recent Resistance dual pack and will be released under the ‘Greatest Hits’ brand in the US and ‘Platinum’ in Europe.

A new Burnout spin-off has been revealed. Burnout Crash is played from a birds-eye viewpoint and will be available in a few weeks time for $9.99 on PlayStation Network.

The recently announced DLC for Red Dead Redemption, Myths and Mavericks, has been pencilled in for a September 13th release.

Thursday 1st:

The PS3 saw a leap in sales of over 400& in Australia, following the recent price drop.

Fans of DC Universe Online will be rewarded with some free DLC. ‘Fight for the Light’ is based on Green Lantern and, while was originally planned to cost $9.99, will now be free for all active subscribers.

In the least surprising story this week, Capcom announced there will be DLC upcoming for Street Fighter 3 on the PSN. ‘Colour Pack 1’ will be $2.99 and will add, you guessed it, new coloured outfits for your characters.

Sony will be showing off a huge 18 titles for Vita at this year’s TGS – all of them currently unannounced. These brand new games added to all the launch entries outed at E3 means you should have plenty of variety when picking up the new console.

Friday 2nd:

Guerrilla developed FPS, Killzone 3 will be getting a title update on September 6th. The patch corrects a variety of issues including toning down battle cries, ability to disable sixaxis actions and reduced waiting times in the post-game lobby, among other tweaks.

EA have continued their war of words with Activision over the big duel this holiday season between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. “If we’re going to go after a category, we intend to lead. We have a very big competitor there but they’re going to get some competition this Christmas for the first time in a long time. “We’re all in. We’re going for it. This Christmas we’re definitely going to take market share in the FPS category from those guys.”

Saturday 3rd:

The ‘Hardened Edition’ of MW3 will set gamers back $100/£80, containing the game, steelbook packaging, a military-style field journal, a year’s subscription to Call of Duty Elite and more.

Sunday 4th:

Persona 2, published by Atlus in the US will launch on September 20th. Anyone who pre-orders the new PSP title will also receive the soundtrack for free.

There’s nothing like ending the week with a little console war. Rob Dyer of SCEA has come out swinging and criticised Microsoft’s approach to exclusive content. Amongst the rant, he says that when Sony manages to negotiate some exclusivity “publishers are getting the living crap kicked out of them by Microsoft”. He also says that by buying their way to exclusive games, the XBOX team are “protecting an inferior technology”.

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  • Im so lokking forward to Mass effect 3 and while I dont think Xbox technology is inferior I much prefer my playstation