Metacritic Announces Games and Format of the Year

December 12, 2009 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Nintendo, PC, Playstation, Xbox

According to MetaCritic, the best console for quality games in 2009 was the PS3

According to MetaCritic, the best console for quality games in 2009 was the PS3

Metacritic, the renowned website that aggregates review scores from various sources, recently announced their top games and consoles based on various stats and figures.

In terms of consoles, the Wii came in last place with only 28% of their overwhelming 362 games (almost one every day) with an average rating of 75 or higher. It was then followed by the two handhelds in the Nintendo DS and PSP, with the DS around 2.5 times as many games as the PSP in 2009. Next was the Xbox 360 with a median metascore of 70, followed by the PC with a median of 72.5. I know what you’re thinking: “He missed out the PS3 down there with the Wii and DS, right?”. Well no actually, shockingly enough, according to metacritic, the top format for quality games in 2009 was in fact the PS3. The top rated game of 2009 was also on the PS3, in the form of the brilliant Uncharted 2.

Well I doubt anybody expected that, but metacritic is usually a very reliable source for finding out how good games are, given the fact that they take averages from many reliable sources. So well done to Sony I guess.

For more info head over to Metacritic.com and check out their page on it.

Major Nelson dismisses Blu-ray link

October 23, 2009 by Daniel Gillespie  
Filed under News

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Yesterday we reported that Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, let slip that Blu-ray accessories could well be on their way to the Xbox 360.

Even though Microsoft already released a statement backtracking Ballmer’s comments, Major Nelson has today come out and pretty much closed the idea of Blu-ray coming to the Xbox. He said:

“During an interview yesterday, Steve Ballmer was asked about Blu-ray and the Xbox 360. I want to clear something up – Steve was referring to Blu-ray accessories for the PC. As we have said in the past, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360. In fact, the future of home entertainment starts very soon when Xbox 360 becomes the first and only console to offer instant-on 1080p streaming HD movies. With a library of thousands of TV shows and movies to choose from, Xbox 360 owners can instantly watch the movies they want, when they want, in the highest form of high definition.”

Who knows what to make of this…

Sky on the 360 in October

September 28, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, Xbox

Sky on the Xbox 360

The latest issue of Sky’s subscriber TV magazine has confirmed that Sky content will be available on the Xbox 360 in the UK from next month, October 2009. No more details are currently available, but it’s thought the functionality will be similar to that available with the previously PC-only “Sky Player”.

Another 250gb “Super Elite” Announced

September 17, 2009 by Rob Callery  
Filed under News, Xbox

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Microsoft have announced another 250gb Xbox 360, nicknamed the “super elite” console this time to coincide with the launch of Forza Motorsport 3.

Forza Motorsport 3 Super Elite will be released on October 23 and comes with a standard edition of the game, the 250GB HDD, headset and two controllers, and retail for £249 in the UK.

No images off the console have been revealed, but it is logical to speculate that the console will be themed around forza 3 the same ways the Modern Warfare 2 console, that was announced yesterday is.