Category Archives: Spain
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 | 11:07 GMT
The EU PS Blog is now available in Spanish, for Spanish people and Spanish speakers everywhere. Bienvenidos, etc.
That’s it, pretty much. Three bods from SCEE called Manuelito, Monica and Francisco are running it.
Wed, Nov 11, 2009 | 19:55 GMT
ASEFOSAM, the largest organization of plumbers in Spain, has honored Mario by inducting him as an honorary member of the group.
Yes, we’re serious.
The group says that the image of plumbers worldwide has benefited from Mario, thus making their esteem higher in the public’s eyes.
Good for them, and Mario.
Press Release in Spanish and English is below.
Tue, Nov 03, 2009 | 16:43 GMT
Sony announced earlier its list of movies and studios expected for the November launch of its video service, and now it’s telling the world just how awesome it really is, what with over 2,300 movies and 14,000 TV shows.
Combined, all video content on the store amounts to around 10,000 hours of visual crack.
“PlayStation Network now boasts the most content of any downloadable video delivery service through a videogame console available today,” said a Sony representative in a statement to Edge.
Sony also let it be known that video store downloads increased over 100 percent in September 2009 when compared to the same month in 2008.
One can only expect things to get crazier once Netflix goes live on the system this month.
More through the link.
Tue, Nov 03, 2009 | 19:40 GMT
Sony has announced details of its Euro PS3 Video Service, and while pricing is still to be determined, SCEE did see fit to send over a list containing some of titles planned for day one.
Here’s some of what you can expect:
- Angels & Demons
- Casino Royale
- Crank 2: High Voltage
- Hannah Montana: The Movie
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- The Hills Have Eyes
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Slated for a November launch in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, studios in on the deal include 20th Century Fox, Disney-ABC-ESPN Television1, Lionsgate2, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Starz Media2, Universal, Warner Bros and number of local studios to be announced closer to launch.
Full PR mail follows the break.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 | 07:50 BST
Spanish developer Over The Top has changed the name of WiiWare platformer Icarian: Kindred Spirits – which was released in Europe last Friday – to NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits.
Why? Have a wild guess.
“There will be a new version of the game with the new name in the next days. That’s the only change,” Over The Top boss Rob Alvarez de Lara told Edge.
“It has to do with a trademark claim by another videogame company. We are a small indie developer and could not fight for our rights.”
Hit the link for more.
Tue, May 19, 2009 | 09:59 BST
Sucker Punch has apparently confirmed on its forum that the French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch versions of inFamous will feature no English language option.
The English version will only have Portuguese and Russian language settings.
This is unlikely to go down well, as you can see from the responses to the mod post, especially with the Dutch. English is spoken very widely in the Netherlands, a factor the drives a highly buoyant games market in the nation.
The decision to split out languages in this way was made after a Sony request, according to that note.
Asking SCEE for comment on this now. The game’s out at the end of May.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 | 17:07 BST
Capcom and Xbox 360 are on a quest to find the Street Fighter IV champions in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. When found, the champ will be crowed the European Street Fighter Supreme Master.
Not only will the winner be bestowed with such a long, illustrious title, they will win some prizes too.
To enter the tournament, sign up here or via Xbox Live between now and May 17. Capcom will then track your progress in the automatic Championship Mode leader boards, and all you need to do is win as many matches as possible and build up your score of Grade Points.
The top 30 Grade Points scoring players will be invited to a live final in their respective country on the weekend of May 30.
National champions will be sent on to a secret European location for the Euro final, June 13-14.
Press release is below and more details are through the link.
Thu, Apr 09, 2009 | 18:10 BST
SCEE’s confirmed that the EU PS Blog will launch this summer, after announcing yesterday that Three Speech is to close later this month.
“The blog will be launched in English first, with French, Italian, German and Spanish versions to follow soon after,” said a rep.
“There will be a period between the closure of ThreeSpeech and the launch of the EU blog. During this time please check PlayStation.com and the official forums for news and updates on all that is going on in the world of PlayStation.
“We’ll keep you posted with more information about the blog as soon as we have it.”
Sooner the better.
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 | 17:05 BST
Eurogamer Network’s launched its Spanish language site, Eurogamer.es. Hola, Eurogamer.es.
Eurogamer España is run by the team behind the popular Spanish gaming blog Anaitgames.com.
“We’ve once again found a fantastic group to work with and we’re delighted to be able to launch a site in this key gaming market,” said Eurogamer boss Rupert Loman.
“Our European network is now starting to demonstrate its potential with co-ordinated pan-European editorial, marketing and community activities.”
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 | 08:26 BST
A Spanish PlayStation 3 ad, showing a woman inside layers of men in a Russian doll effect, has caused a chorus of “WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS” overnight from various websites. See it here.
We’re completely baffled. If we lived for a million years, we could never, ever fathom the message here. In fact, we’re going to kill ourselves right now.
Sat, Sep 20, 2008 | 07:04 BST
Spanish magazine Hobby Consolas has published what appears to be the first PES 09 review, and the score’s 92 percent.
Despite the mark, however, the review says the series still hasn’t found its current gen “sweet spot,” and “The game engine is stuck on last year’s, with improvements.”
Get more on WinningElevenBlog.
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 | 11:08 BST
According to this MCV piece, a GameVision report has shown that Britain has the oldest gamers in Europe, on average.
The research showed that 29 percent of male active gamers, and 30 percent of female active gamers are said to be 35 years old or over in the UK, compared with 24 percent and 25 percent in Spain and Italy.
No mention’s made there of France and Germany. Which does, like, leave something of a hole in the whole “Europe” thing, to be honest.
“Generally any chat about the average gamer is a bit nuts – it’s a mass market pursuit now with the associated niches and segments – you can’t sell anything to gamers en-masse, you have to pitch it at the appropriate niche,” explained GameVision’s Sean Droomgoole.
More through the link.
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 | 15:05 BST
According to data from Media Control GfK International, European software sales are on the up.
Sales have risen by 25.6 percent for the first half of 2008 compared with last year’s tally.
Our Dutch brothers have been buying games like crazy, as sales for the region have risen by a massive 46 percent.
Compared with the same period in 2007, sales in Germany and Italy are up 39 percent whilst the Spanish have spent 25 percent more than they did this time last year.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 | 21:24 BST
Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots has taken pole in the Spanish and German software charts for week ending June 22, GI reports.
According to figures from Media-Control GfK International, Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core is straight in at number three in both territories.
The full chart listings for both countries are through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 | 06:41 BST
Fri, May 30, 2008 | 17:04 BST
While GTA IV’s hanging on to the top spot in the UK, the Rockstar monster-game hasn’t been so evergreen in the rest of Europe.
Charts today show that MMO Age of Conan has now overtaken the game in Sweden and Germany, while Wii Fit has put Niko’s adventure in its place in Spain.
Full details on Next-Gen.
Tue, May 13, 2008 | 14:35 BST
According to this GI report, the PS3 version of GTA IV has outsold the 360 SKU in both Germany and Spain in its first week on sale.
The 360 version only managed third place in the Spanish charts, trailing Wii Fit.
Click through for all the info.
Mon, May 12, 2008 | 08:56 BST
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 | 15:20 BST
Wed, Mar 12, 2008 | 07:50 GMT