Wed, Jun 29, 2011 | 14:39 BST
BULLETCAST, June 29 – What you need to know now
I made this video. Then Andrew House became president of SCE. News stops for no man. Here’s all the headlines you need to know now.
- Sony’s announced the appointment of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe boss Andrew House as the president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment International.
- The Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta’s launched. Traffic brought it to its knees last night. We’ll have impressions and videos for you this morning.
- Blizzard’s announced a World of WarCraft Starter Edition, meaning you can play the game for free up to level 20. The move will have been made to boost stalled subs.
- BioShock Infinite and Skyrim cleared up at the Game Critic Awards. These are the official E3 gongs.
- Capcom’s revealed the title behind its mysterious May trademark – the online multiplayer PC game Ixion Saga. Sounds like some kind of Japanese, team-based fantasy fighting thing.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops has become the biggest-selling game in the UK ever. It’s sold 3,722,411 units, beating MW2 at 3,702,410 units. Annihilation, Black Ops’ third map pack, launched on Xbox Live yesterday.
- Sony’s giving away free PS Plus months in return for yearly subs.
- The Entertainment Software Association spent $1.1 million lobbying on the games industry’s behalf during the first quarter of 2011, financial reports have revealed.
- The latest rapier thrust in the ongoing Fallout MMO legal duel has seen Interplay claim Bethesda was well aware of the company’s intention to use recognisable Fallout universe elements.
- Multiple news sources have claimed Zynga is about to go public with a $20 billion IPO.
- I am Alive’s been rated in Australia.
- Sony Vice President Mike Hocking was quoted this week in a video interview as saying that we now have the technology to make virtual reality work, and that it could make a comeback.
- CCP could lose up to $1 million dollars over EVE Online’s current microtransaction revolts.
- Sony isn’t phasing out the 160Gb PS3 Slim in the UK, according to a spokesman.
- Bethesda’s celebrated its 25th birthday.