Category Archives: Play.com Live
Mon, Mar 17, 2008 | 20:06 GMT
Not our words, but the words written here. Well, they’re not exactly the words, but you get the idea.
“Did it help that the event was actually promoted with lies? Did it help that they had emo bands playing that made me want to kill myself and the screaming girls who bounced in front of the stage? Did it help that the playable stuff was mostly games that had been released last year? No, none of that helped. Not at all.”
That sounds fucking awesome. Put it this way: we’re a train ride from London and we didn’t go. Although it doesn’t say so in that piece, Microsoft showed Uno on its stand. Uno. Impressive. Read the entire sorry take through the link.
Sun, Mar 16, 2008 | 11:09 GMT
Look, we know, OK? Free Radical’s shooter is a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Ubisoft said this again at Play.com Live this weekend, reiterating the fact it’ll never come out on Xbox 360. No one knows why but the developer and Ubisoft, and it’ll probably stay that way. Can we drop it now?
Sun, Mar 09, 2008 | 13:48 GMT
We really should actually read things. Play.com Live’s website is listing Killzone 2 as making an appearance in trailer form at Play.com Live next weekend, although if SCEE’s got anything new to show right now we’ve colouring ourselves surprised for the next year. We’ll check with reps tomorrow.
Update: We may have missed this because it wasn’t there. As you can see now, Sony’s listing for the event simply reads, “GT5 Prologue and more”.
Fri, Mar 07, 2008 | 13:47 GMT
Just as Friday reached the afternoon deathzone, Gemma arrived to brighten up our lives. Apparently, Gemma’s waps are so massive they get in the way of her Wii-playing, so much so she’d like to create a range of bras for ladies that share her predicament.
“I have to wear two bras when I go running at the gym so I’d love to design a range of sports bras for big-breasted women, something sexy not plain,” she said. “It’d definitely be handy for strapping them in when jumping up and down with the controllers.”
The “gorgeous 23-year-old” is presenting Play.com Live next weekend. Assuming she can manage to navigate the microphone past her tits, obviously.
“I win every time I play the Wii,” she added. “I’m the champion at the bowling game. I love it because all the family can get involved so it’s great to play on a Saturday night if everyone is round.”
Imagine us physically pulling a sad smiley face. There we are.
Fri, Mar 07, 2008 | 10:13 GMT
Ten second panic over. Capcom UK’s told us that while Resident Evil 5 is listed on Play.com Live’s website, it’s footage we’ve already seen.
“We’re going to show a trailer you’ve already seen, that’s all,” said a rep.
As reported yesterday, there’s a fair amount of activity surrounding the horror game’s release date at the moment, but Capcom’s saying nothing concrete as yet.
Fri, Mar 07, 2008 | 09:58 GMT
Today’s Gemma-related news comes in the form of a promised Soul Calibur IV tournament at the Wembley Stadium event, being held next weekend. There’s a contest on both the Saturday and the Sunday, with trips to Las Vegas being awarded to the winners of each.
Check out the official site for Play.com Live, which includes pictures of Iain Lee belming and Gemma bent over at the waist clutching a PS3 pad to her chin. How can you not?
Thu, Mar 06, 2008 | 19:56 GMT
According to this, Konami has barred a leading player from a PES tournament for cheating. The competition is to conclude at Play.com Live at Wembley Stadium later this month, the first prize being a mighty £50,000.
“Konami Digital Entertainment Ltd GmbH and Play.com will not tolerate cheating of any kind and reiterates its commitment that only the best players will be eligible to win the competition,” said the two companies in a statement. “The tournament is being overseen by Konami’s respect PES Rankings team, which is charged with dealing with disputes and have ultimate authority. Those caught cheating will be banned from the competition and will face a ban of up to one year from PES Rankings.”
It doesn’t say what the cheating actually entailed. Probably sticking the ball up his jumper, or something.
Fri, Mar 07, 2008 | 07:51 GMT
A press release Play.com Live just put out – the focus of which is that Lego Indiana Jones is going to be playable at the event – has given a release date for the game as June 6.
The title previously had a June 3 date for the US, but no specific European date had been confirmed.
Activision’s not picking up the phone right now, but we’ve left a message. Gemma Atkinson and Indiana, eh? Play.com Live’s being held at Wembley Stadium on March 15-16.
Press release after the link. There’s pricing details and some stuff about a £5,000 Guitar Hero competition too.
Wed, Mar 05, 2008 | 12:11 GMT
Vivendi has just told us that Ghostbusters is to have a “presence” at Play.com Live, but wouldn’t say what it was. A rep described the showing as an “interesting angle”. Make of that what you will. The Terminal Reality-developed game has a release date of autumn 2008, and hasn’t been seen outside of NDAs, a tiny trailer and five screens, so keep your eyes open for more later this month.
Her with the “extended” chest off Hollyoaks and Iain Lee are going to be hosting the event, apparently. We’d like to make a “joke” about Gemma getting “slimed” but we won’t, because that would be sexist and wrong. The two day show is being held at Wembley Stadium on March 15-16.
Sega, EA, Activision, Microsoft, THQ and Ubisoft are all signed up, and attendees can expect to see LEGO Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Condemed 2, Sega Superstar Tennis, Rock Band, LittleBigPlanet and DeBlob, among other stuff. Wouldn’t it be awesome if a Rock Band release date announcement for Europe was imminent?
The following bands will also be playing:
Saturday 15 March
- Elliot Minor
- The Rumble Strips
- Vincent Vincent and the Villains
- Beth Rowley
Sunday 16 March
- We Are Scientists
- You Me At Six
- Saving Aimee
Hopefully that means something to you. In addition, a raft of celebrities will be on show, including, um, “Tara Palmer-Tomkinson – business woman and IT girl”, famed gamer and Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli and rugby player George Skivington. Who’s bang into games.
Press release, including pricing info, after the link.