No Smackdown Vs Raw 2010 Demo

October 8, 2009 by Paul Carrett  
Filed under News, Playstation, Xbox

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It has been announced that there will be no demo for Smackdown Vs Raw 2010 .  The announcement was made via the game’s official twitter page. The tweet said, “Bad news: there won’t be a demo for SVR 2010. Good news: SVR 2010 is about 2 weeks away!” There has been a demo for the past three games in the Smackdown Vs Raw series; 2007 and 2008 on Xbox 360 and last year, the 2009 demo that was Playstation 3 exclusive. There is no explanation as to why there is not a demo this year.

WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2010 is released 23th October and is available to pre-order now on Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation Portable, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS.

No Modern Warfare 2 DLC in development until after the game’s release

October 5, 2009 by Paul Carrett  
Filed under News, Playstation, Xbox

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As was previously reported here, a special Modern Warfare 2 brand of Monster Energy drink revealed that DLC for Modern Warfare 2 was planned to be released in spring 2010. However Infinity Ward responded to this by saying that no Modern Warfare 2 DLC is in development and will not be until after the game’s release.

Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling said on the Infinity Ward forums, “I think you might be confused by that. We haven’t even begun thinking about what our DLC will be, let alone finish any. No DLC will begin development until the entire game is finished and certified.” Take that Monster Energy!

Modern Warfare 2 is released 10th November and is available to pre-order now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows.

PES to “aggressively” incoporate Natal/Motion Wand

October 5, 2009 by Paul Carrett  
Filed under News, Playstation, Xbox

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Konami have announced that they are looking into “very aggressively” incorporating the use of Xbox 360’s Project Natal and Playstation 3’s Motion Wand in future Pro Evolution Soccer releases. Whatever “very aggressively” means, maybe it’s what PES needs to win its yearly battle with FIFA.

PES producer Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka said, “Up until 2009 we believed all the platforms should have the same controls and features. That’s no longer the case, because there are specific controllers for different machines, what with Natal and the PlayStation motion sensor system.” He went on to say, “I cannot say much, but I can say we are looking at integrating those devices into our games very aggressively.”

Obviously Konami has already used motion sensor controls in PES 2008 and 2009 for the Wii, so incorporation of the Motion Wand will probably be similar to this. However, how PES will work with Natal is anyone’s guess! Running on the spot? Kicking into thin air? Slide tackling the floor?

Modern Warfare 2 DLC coming Spring 2010

October 1, 2009 by Paul Carrett  
Filed under News, Playstation, Xbox

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A special Modern Warfare 2 brand of Monster Energy drink has revealed the date for one of the downloadable map packs for Modern Warfare 2. The promotional pack reads that you can win: “5,000 MW2 Map Pack codes – planned release spring 2010″. It is not known if this will be the first map pack or if it will be one of the timed Xbox 360 exclusive map packs.

Monster Energy will also be giving you the chance to win 100 Modern Warfare 2 games for Xbox 360 or PS3, 10,000 Modern Warfare 2 dashboard themes for Xbox 360 or PS3 and free cans of Monster Energy. A message on the side of the Modern Warfare 2 Monster Energy drink can reads: “Creator Infinity Ward hooked us up with an advanced copy of MW2 and we were so stoked on the game we put it on our can.” Really? I find that a bit hard to believe…

Modern Warfare 2 is released 10th November and is available to pre-order now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows.

Left 4 Dead Crash Course incorrectly priced

September 29, 2009 by Paul Carrett  
Filed under News, PC, Xbox

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The new downloadable content for Left 4 Dead, Crash Course, has been released today on the Xbox Live Marketplace but has been incorrectly priced. Crash Course is available for 800 Microsoft Points when it should be 560 Microsoft Points. The price should be rectified at some point in the next hour or two.

Major Nelson and other Xbox personalities have been warning their followers on Twitter not to buy Crash Course at 800 Microsoft Points and wait until it is priced correctly.

As with almost all items on the Xbox Live Marketplace there are no refunds for this downloadable content so if you have paid 800 Microsoft Points for it then there you are probably not going to be able to claim the 240 Microsoft Points back. As seen in this previous article on VGR (aptly titled ‘Microsoft wants your money’) Valve didn’t even want to charge for the DLC but it was Microsoft’s decision that they had to.

No Modern Warfare 2 demo before launch

September 28, 2009 by Paul Carrett  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

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There will be no Modern Warfare 2 demo before its release on 10th November, Infinity Ward has said. As more and more developers are doing these days, Infinity Ward made this announcement via their Twitter page. Infinity Ward tweeted: “No plan for a Demo before launch. The entire team is focused on polish all the way up to ship of the full game.” However this doesn’t rule out a post-launch Demo as we have seen with Call of Duty: World at War. This news comes after last month’s news that there are no plans for a public multiplayer beta either. But why does this matter, you’re all going to buy the game on launch day anyway, aren’t you?

Modern Warfare 2 is released 10th November and is available to pre-order now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows.

FIFA 10 Demo this Thursday

September 8, 2009 by Paul Carrett  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

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The FIFA 10 demo will be available to download from the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Store this Thursday (10th September).

The demo will include one exhibition match and allow the player to choose from Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Marseille, Accrington Stanley or Chicago Fire. This means that we’ll all be able to try out the new 360° dribbling system, the first of its kind in any football game. EA have also announced that for the first time in a FIFA demo the player will be able to upload created in-game videos to EA Football World.

FIFA 10 is released 2nd October and is available to pre-order now on PlayStation2, PlayStaion 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and Microsoft Windows.

New features for WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2010

September 5, 2009 by Paul Carrett  
Filed under News, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox

The Smackdown Vs Raw series of games has been running for quite some time now and in recent years has not included many new features with each release. However Smackdown Vs Raw 2010 is set to change all that. With the tag-line ‘it’s your world now’ you will now be able create and customize almost everything within the game.

The most exciting new feature is that you can now create your own storylines with an extremely high level of customisation. For example you can create cut-scenes with different superstars, animations, locations, camera angles, emotions and write your own scripts. You can create the match card for every show with the matches, match stipulations and interference etc. To me this sounds like a largely improved version of the GM mode that we saw in previous editions of Smackdown Vs Raw.

The create-a-superstar feature has been completely re-designed (includes a paint feature!) and now for the first time in franchise history you can edit and create new attire for WWE superstars. Any creation, like created storylines, superstars, entrances, finishing moves and highlight reels can all be uploaded over Xbox Live or PSN and then downloaded by anyone. ‘Road to WrestleMania’, the popular story mode that was introduced last year also returns with all new storylines, the first ever diva’s storyline and a create-a-superstar storyline. Gameplay will be improved with a smaller HUD, a new reversal system based around timing and the pinfall kickout mechanism used in WWE Legends Of WrestleMania.

The Nintendo DS version of the game has had a massive overhaul with new gameplay controls (with no use of the stylus anymore) and a completely new story mode. There will also be a collectible card system where collectible cards can be earned by winning matches etc. These cards offer in game power-ups, arenas, superstar profiles amongst other things, they can then be traded with other players wirelessly. Also added to the DS version are backstage brawls and ambulances matches.

WWE Smackdown Vs Raw is released 23th October and is available to pre-order now on Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation Portable, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS.