BULLETCAST, June 20 – What you need to know now

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 20 June 2011 09:20 GMT

Monday. What happened on Saturday and Sunday? Apart from that, you revolting man. This did. Watch this video, read these words and feel better about the day.



  • Sega said over the weekend that 1,290,755 Sega Pass users’ details were stolen in Friday’s website hack, including names, email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords.
  • Crytek has denied it has a next generation Microsoft console in the studio, and that rumors pertaining to such are false. The studio was responding to an original story from Videogamer, which said the next Xbox would be announced at E3 2012.
  • An LA Superior Court judge ruled last week that there was sufficient evidence to support ex-Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vincent Zampella’s case against Activision over being sacked from the studio. The case will be going to trial.
  • The console versions of Battlefield 3 run at 720p30.
  • Sony has confirmed the new CECH-3000B model of PlayStation 3. It uses less power than the current version.
  • Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said he expects PS3 and Xbox 360 to drop in price at some point later this year.
  • The Halo CE HD remake will support Kinect. Pro-tip – everything Microsoft does on Xbox 360 from here on out will support Kinect.
  • Konami’s released official footage of MGS: Peace Walker’s HD version.
  • Valve has apparently admitted it has its own free-to-play Steam games inbound. This is based on a Doug Lombardi quote via machine translation, so don’t be amazed if it gets shot down later today.
  • Australian officials have approved an AUD $1.8 billion tax relief bill for the games industry.
  • Jimmy Fallon closed out his week of videogames on Friday with Reggie Fils-Aime showing off Kid Icarus’s use of AR cards, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D released last week. Get all the reviews here. The 3DS remake now has an MC score of 94 percent. The original N64 game has a 99 percent MC average. The 3DS version debuted at second in the UK charts this week, losing out to the mighty Zumba Fitness.
  • PSP and Yakuza: of the End won the Japanese hardware and software charts for the week ending June 12.
  • Sony DLC news: there’s a first look at two new Killzone 3 maps here, and a bit about new LBP2 Move content here.

There. Only a few hours to lunch. Cool, wet grass.

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