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December 2008 Archive

    1. And it's goodnight from us...
    1. Criterion working on Black sequel? [Update]
    2. Xbox 360 gets a fireplace
    3. Burnout Back to the Future car does hover stuff
    4. Banking troubles may force CCP from Iceland
    5. US PC charts - Lich King solid at top, GTA vanishes
    6. Braid PC for "February-March 2009"
    7. Spector working on Epic Mickey?
    8. Halo is Live deal of the week
    1. Research note points to new Zelda title in 2009 and GTA V in 2010
    2. Tabula Rasa now free to play
    3. FIFA 09 is UK Christmas number one
    4. Atari shows new Riddick shots
    5. Prototype countdown counts down to something
    6. DSi sells over 1 million in Japan
    7. Batman: Arkham Asylum gets new shots
    8. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 delayed
    9. Gizmondo relaunch delayed
    10. Musicians making more profit from rhythm action games than their albums
    11. FIFA Manager 09 patch now live
    12. Large text Banjo patch now live
    13. New Final Fantasy Agito XIII trailer looking sharp
    14. Rumour: Factor 5 studios to be shut?
    15. Rise of Nations makes old brains work better, says study
    16. Telegraph: "Doctors fear a Wii knee epidemic"
    17. NYT names Spore as 2008's "best disappointment"
    18. Voice chat re-added to Home today
    1. New SKATE 2 screens feature men in compromising positions, grinding
    2. PS3 Trophy error pops up, Sony to hammer it down – eventually
    3. Double Fine launches the Psychopedia
    4. Masses of new inFAMOUS footage released
    5. Reeves: "You don’t grow the market by putting out shoddy machines"
    6. PAIN is PSNs most downloaded of 2008
    1. Top-line EA roster hits Steam
    2. Exclusive: Realtime Worlds confirms "ongoing" Crackdown 2 discussions with Microsoft
    3. Still no Super Street Fighter HD II remix PS3 release date
    4. EA to close Black Box
    5. Lumines Supernova on PSN next week
    6. Dawn of War II trailer shows enemies of the Imperium
    7. TimeSplitters 4 concept art released
    8. Blizzard posts first StarCraft II Battle Report
    9. Metal Gear LBP packs get date and prices confirmed for Europe
    10. "Significant interest" shown in buying Free Radical
    11. OutRun Online Arcade trailer posted
    12. Frontier Developments hits 200 staff
    13. Rose in Street Fighter IV - shots to prove it
    14. LittleBigPlanet patched to 1.07, store added
    15. EA to lay off an extra 400 staff, nine studios under threat
    16. MGS packs for LBP on December 23
    17. 800 Microsoft point cards now helping keep retail relevant
    18. Wireless SingStar microphones out next year
    19. WipEout HD demo announced for Christmas Eve
    20. TIGA "expresses condolences" at Free Radical "fate"
    21. Source: Microsoft is funding Crackdown 2 development and Ruffian start-up
    22. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director’s Cut confirmed for Wii and DS
    23. Sharp fined for DS screen price-fixing
    24. 3D Realms makes DNF Christmas art, doesn't release game
    25. Core gamers have "no clue" we're in recession, says Pachter
    26. Rumour: ABIT closing down this month
    27. Japanese hardware sales - DSi goes mental
    28. US PSN update, December 19
    29. Real Time Worlds staff form Ruffian
    1. Quakecon 2009 dates announced
    2. Euro PSN update, December 18
    3. Street Fighter II HD Remix sells over 250,000
    4. Two new Resident Evil 5 movies released, new levels playtested
    5. OutRun Online Arcade confirmed for "early 2009"
    6. Confirmed - Free Radical is in administration
    7. Doak left Free Rad earlier this month, company closed
    8. UK software market to be worth £1.9 billion in 2008
    9. Yahtzee pilots "GameDamage" TV show
    10. Football Manager Live to release on January 23
    11. Rumour: Free Radical shutting up shop? [Update]
    12. Bionic Commando multiplayer gets new screens
    13. PSP2 in development? "No plans," reiterates Sony
    14. Outpacing market is "key measure" for 360, says Microsoft
    15. Take-Two shares plummet on Q4 loss
    16. Home down for 6 hours today for v1.04 upgrade
    17. Japanese software sales, December 8-14
    18. Wii "viable" for mature content, says Feder
    19. True Riddick sequel on the way, "a couple of years out"
    20. Fable II DLC delayed until "late January"
    21. Take-Two's full-year earnings call transcribed in full
    22. GTA takes $710 million in revenue this year
    23. Take-Two extends revenue and loss in Q4, shows record full-year
    24. Take-Two signs GTA talent up to 2012
    1. Crysis Wars free to play for 10 days
    2. Hamill and Conroy to voice Arkham Asylum
    3. Verbinski signs on for Second Life movie
    4. Stormrise gets new trailer, shots
    5. Australia games sales surge after government cash injection
    6. New Noby Noby Boy trailer is bizarre
    7. Soul Calibur and Tekken get Home lounges in Japan
    8. Club Nintendo launches in the US
    9. Harrison: I want to prove Kotick wrong over Ghostbusters
    10. New Star Ocean: The Last Hope trailer looks amazing
    11. EA takes ASA heat for misleading on Tiger Wii graphics
    12. New F.E.A.R. 2 trailers will leave you startled and confused
    13. New Avatar clothing renders your current outfit completely obsolete
    14. Lionhead to reveal "experiments" at GDC 09
    15. Metal Gear Solid Touch confirmed for iPhone
    16. White Knight Chronicles gets 29/40 in Famitsu
    17. Sims 3 specs released for both desk and lap
    18. Scratched 360 discs worry less than 1% of 360 userbase
    19. Home to get connection patch on Thursday
    20. Halo 3 stays top of Live play chart
    21. New MGS game to be revealed in "a few weeks"... for iPhone
    1. Spore for Steam?
    2. DSi Ware launching on Christmas Eve in Japan
    3. Harmonix apologises for Wii Rock Band 2 delay
    4. Turbine drops jobs after Moria launch
    5. LBP Level Pack to hit PSN this week
    6. Mirror's Edge demo Time Trial mode now unlockable
    7. Silent Hill: Homecoming dated for Feb in Europe
    8. Midway cuts 25% of global staff
    9. 360 leads PS3 by 1 million consoles in EFIGS
    10. Rare parodies films with Viva 2 Christmas wallpapers
    11. Reeves: Games trade is not recession-proof
    12. Bomberman cheap on XBLA this week
    13. PSN down for maintenance today
    14. Microsoft "sitting" on next Llamasoft game
    15. Last Remnant director: 360's easier to work with than PS3
    16. Rumour: PSP-4000 next year
    17. First Terminator Salvation movie posted
    18. Spike God of War III footage was "meh," says Jaffe
    19. Best NPD graphs ever show Wii dominance in glorious Technicolor
    20. Guitar Hero may create "entire culture of future musicians," says Metallica
    21. Suit: Microsoft knew Xbox 360 could damage discs
    22. God of War III is "epic conclusion" to series, says Sony
    23. New Demigod screens demand new graphics card
    24. Source: Factor 5 drops 37 staff
    25. EGM rumours Square MMO reveal for E3 2009
    26. PS3 "not just for games any more," says SCEA
    27. New Star Ocean: The Last Hope shots are pretty
    28. US Club Nintendo almost goes live
    29. F.E.A.R. 2 ban overturned in Australia
    1. Nintendo dates entire 2009 first quarter
    2. Fallout 3 PS3 patch available, says internet
    3. Singstar backwards compatibility launching tomorrow
    4. Phantom actually launches something: a game store
    5. GTA IV finds US PC chart tough to crack
    6. World at War unshakable at top of UK chart
    7. Uncharted 2 shots are 100% knockout
    8. GTA IV DLC - 8 new screens
    9. Last Remnant PC version confirmed for spring
    10. Free Mercenaries 2 DLC now on Live
    11. New StarCraft II shots show Zerg rush
    12. Fable II is Telegraph's game of the year
    13. LittleBigPlanet wins Edge 2008 Awards
    14. Michael Phelps games in partnership with 505
    15. November NPD graphed and plotted
    16. Children should play more games, says Cabinet minister
    17. Time Warner buys extra 10 million shares in Eidos
    18. GTA: Chinatown Wars dated
    19. Guitar Hero outsells Rock Band in the US
    20. Jaffe: Not enough to do in Home
    21. Noby Noby Boy dated, priced
    22. Ghostbusters on Wii - 10 minutes of video
    23. Space Giraffe released for PC
    24. Mercenaries 2 DLC movie shows things exploding
    25. Spike shows new Watchmen trailer
    26. Awesome Mafia 2 trailer shown at VGAs
    27. New Brutal Legend trailer aired at VGA 2008
    28. Dante's Inferno trailer released
    29. Will Wright working on new project
    30. VGA 2008 - The winners
    31. EA announces Dante's Inferno
    32. First Fight Night Round 4 trailer shows Ali versus Tyson
    33. New Uncharted 2 trailer looks bleak
    34. GTA: Lost and Damned debut trailer preaches brotherhood, togetherness
    35. First real-time God of War 3 footage punches the earth
    36. Gears of War 2 "Combustible" map pack dropping after midnight* (Update)
    1. Washington Times: Sony doing all in its power to "hinder" PS3
    2. CNN: PS3 is a "sinking ship"
    3. Big TF2 patch imminent, Valve "actively working" on 360 update
    4. LittleBigPlanet sold 141,000 units in the US last month, top 20 revealed
    1. South Central DLC confirmed for Midnight Club: LA
    2. Blizzard details Death Knight WoW nerf
    3. Final Fantasy XIII and Versus - DVD trailers webalized
    4. EA axes plans for new Vancouver dev studio
    5. Home connections horrors due to "overwhelming demand," says Sony
    6. Hol. Y. S**t: Star Wars: The Old Republic gameplay footage is amazing
    7. Sega confirms multiplayer for Empire: Total War
    8. US PS Movie Store update, December 12
    9. New Diablo III shots released
    10. Dawn of War II multiplayer footage is completely awesome
    11. Home charges are "schoolboy error," says Eurogamer
    12. No more DLC for CoD4, says Infinity Ward
    13. Lich King tops US PC sales for November
    14. Rise of the Argonauts gets date, movie
    15. EA to publish Brutal Legend
    16. Japanese hardware sales - December 1-7
    17. US PSN update, December 11
    18. Fallout 3 level editor released
    19. GTA IV DLC - new shots
    20. Empire: Total War delayed to March
    21. Geoff Keighley: Spike Videogame Awards’ “goal” to be bigger than E3
    22. Famitsu RE5 ad shows Jill Valentine’s hot new character design
    23. November NPD - Everything in one place
    24. November NPD: Wrath of the Lich King sells 1.4 million
    25. November NPD: Biggest American month ever for 360, says Microsoft
    26. November NPD: Nintendo claims record sales in the US, Wii now over 15 million
    27. November NPD: Sony focuses on year-to-date growth in post-figures release
    28. November NPD: US industry nears $3 billion, up 10%
    29. November NPD: Gears of War 2 pips CoD to number one
    30. November NPD: Wii sells over 2 million consoles to blitz hardware race
    31. Home connection problems appear to have eased
    1. Sony officially announces Home launch
    2. Buser: "Something like Home has never been done before"
    3. Home suffering instant connection issues
    4. Sony launches Home
    5. Man loses loses life to Xbox 360 - disturbing footage within
    6. Turbine betas
    7. Echochrome gets Trophies, 1,000 user-created levels
    8. Star Wars: The Old Republic gameplay footage to air tomorrow
    9. Euro PSN update, December 11
    10. Home not released yet due to "technical problems" - TedTheDog keeps us up to date [Update]
    11. Namco: Bringing Tekken to 360 was a matter of reaching Europe and the US
    12. Pickfords switch Naked War to free-play
    13. Heavy Rain impressions, shots, photos - and the case of the missing watermark
    14. Jasper 360s - How to spot them
    15. New Heavy Rain shots released
    16. The VG247 Community Awards 2008 - the results
    17. Fable II DLC gets firm release date
    18. Spanish EGM edition is no more
    19. Gears of War 3 talk is "total nonsense," says Rein
    20. New White Knight Chronicles movies released
    21. Live will stay up over Christmas, says Greenberg
    22. Two new Flower trailers look beautiful
    23. Ubi "mad" about Atari Cryptic deal, working on three acquisitions
    24. Bethseda details Fallout 3 DLC
    25. Game Informer Uncharted 2 scans hit the web
    26. Microsoft shows post-NXE stats, no hard figures included
    27. Japanese software sales, week ending December 7
    28. White Knight Chronicles screenshot and event photo get
    29. Greenberg: Home is "Second Life for hardcore gamers"
    1. EA stock plunges 17% on profit warning, down 70% this year
    2. CD Projekt "not just slapping together a [Witcher] port"
    3. Lich King stays top of US PC charts
    4. BioWare using HeroEngine for The Old Republic
    5. Micro-transactions introduced to EverQuest
    6. Jaffe: God of War III Spike footage not the same as before
    7. Take-Two Q4 results for December 17
    8. DS breaks UK hardware sales record
    9. EGM: Epic making Gears 3, sun sets in west
    10. Space Giraffe out for PC
    11. Pachter: No confidence in EA hitting $6 billion pledge
    12. Home will launch in the "evening," says SCEE
    13. The Dark Knight up on US PS Movie Store
    14. Prototype’s CES assets leak early, get ‘em while they’re still here
    15. Peter Molyneux hints at new projects, uses words like “familiar” and “different”
    16. Confirmed: Home launches tomorrow in all regions
    17. Dragon Quest X confirmed for Wii (update)
    18. Rock Band serves more than 28 million downloaded tracks
    19. EA: More new IP coming next year
    20. EA: We've still got work to do on the Wii
    21. EA to reduce roster weight, but Mirror's Edge, Dead Space, sports are all safe
    22. KOTOR MMO to be "micro-transaction-based"
    23. Joystiq: UGO to buy
    1. GDC China 2009 dated
    2. EA cuts forecast on slow Q4 sales
    3. Rockstar signs entire catalogue up to Metaboli
    4. MotorStorm 2 does 1 million sales
    5. Peter Moore, Tony Hawk to celebritize VGAs
    6. Activision announces X-Men Origins: Wolverine for spring release
    7. Nelson adds Community Games to Live play charts, Word Soup wins
    8. Sony: Home '08 launch "still on track in UK"
    9. New Resident Evil 5 trailer released
    10. Atari buys Cryptic [Update]
    11. Denny: Heavy Rain is played with your head, not the pad
    12. IGN removes 2/10 WSM 09 review, apologises
    13. Mirror's Edge PC spec requirements released
    14. Gears 2 passes 3 million units
    15. Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Hopper to voice Deadly Creatures
    16. LBP gets Street Fighter sackboys
    17. Ubi waiting for "more anticipation" for Assassin's Creed 2
    18. Rockstar details GTA IV PC patch
    19. Home's launch is "imminent," says SCEA
    20. Free Far Cry 2 missions released
    21. Burnout Paradise PC to be free... ish
    22. Sonic Unleashed demo hits live
    23. GTA IV tie ratios highest in series, says Zelnick
    1. Direct feed Killzone 2 screenshots released
    2. World at War celebrates month at top of UK charts
    3. EEDAR: Guitar Hero is "reaching its peak"
    4. NCsoft ESA departure not based on financial reasons
    5. Microsoft confirms Halo Wars release dates
    6. Sega launches official Mad World site
    7. Time does top 10 games of 2008, GTA IV is top
    8. Batman: Arkham Asylum trailer is moody
    9. Home in 10 days? "We're not commenting on that story," says SCEE
    10. Home open beta in the next 10 days, says The Times
    11. Pachter: Wii hit 1.4 million in November, 360 outsold PS3 2:1
    12. IGN Football Manager 09 review criticism best left to the terraces, say Jacobson
    13. Splash Damage takes Fable II lead designer
    14. Sebastian slashes Q3 EA estimate, says more cost cuts to come
    15. 53% of all American adults play games, says survey
    16. Harrison: PSP's still "vibrant"
    17. NCsoft leaves ESA
    18. Nintendo sells 800,000 US Wiis in Thanksgiving week
    19. WET - Gameplay movie, 2009 release, platforms specified
    20. Microsoft looking to "break the bank" at E3 2009
    21. Microsoft drops major hint on Crackdown sequel
    22. Gears of War 2 "pushing 3" million units
    23. Resident Evil 5 demo - 20 minutes of video
    1. to offer "tens of thousands" of Wiis from Monday
    1. Square to publish Persona 4, Disgaea DS in Europe
    2. SCEA launches new PlayStation show, PULSE
    3. Stargate developer can't make payroll, issues statement
    1. Euro Killzone 2 in same "timeframe" as US release
    2. US PS Movie Store update, December 12
    3. GameStop stamps on Woolworths buyout rumour
    4. Force Unleashed gets new level and clothes as DLC
    5. Riddick's Pitch Black multiplayer mode detailed
    6. Great looking Trine coming to PSN and PC
    7. GTA IV: Lost and Damned DLC to premiere at VGAs
    8. Resident Evil 5 - Split-screen co-op in video
    9. Japan to get Live Video Marketplace
    10. Street Fighter IV: Collector's Edition shown for both console formats
    11. Harrison: Home is "brilliantly realised"
    12. LittleBigPlanet to get official Lumines game
    13. Sonic Unleashed drops to half price at GameStation
    14. Konami: "No comment" on MGS teaser
    15. Midway could face bankruptcy in 50 days
    16. Up to 50% off all Woolworths stock today
    17. Resident Evil 5 demo goes Live in Japan
    18. Konami teases green "A Next Metal Gear" message
    19. First X-Men Origins: Wolverine details now available at your local internet
    20. Kotick in running for Marketwatch CEO of the Year
    21. Japanese hardware sales - November 24-30
    22. Being second with Gears 2 on Live is "amazing," says Rein
    23. North American Killzone 2 release date officially announced
    24. Awesome Dawn of War II Blood Ravens vid says "new graphics card, please"
    25. Midway cleared in Psi-Ops copyright case
    26. US PSN update, December 11
    27. Namco heads west with new Surge label
    1. LBP Japanese design a Sackboy competition winner
    2. Fresh Brütal Legend news to come
    3. Midway stock falls 40% since sale
    4. Korea pours billions into home games industry
    5. Find other LBP users with Sackbook
    6. Free Live multiplay for SFII Turbo HD, more
    7. Euro PSN update, December 4
    8. Watch the entire Atari Live keynote, with special guest stars, Phil and David
    9. UK slips to fifth in worldwide game rankings
    10. Patch on the way for GTA IV PC
    11. Report: Square and Warner ready to move on Eidos
    12. Reeves: We're not dropping PS3 next spring, we're ahead of 360 in Europe
    13. Mirror's Edge DLC shown in movie, PC version on January 13
    14. Xbox 360 sees highest ever sales month in Europe
    15. Fallout 3 drops to £19.57 at GameStation
    16. GameStation to discount a title every day until Christmas
    17. Race Driver GRID adds 8 Ball DLC
    18. Harrison: Next generation will never use physical media
    19. Ubisoft to add 120 to Romanian studios
    20. Atari saving Brash’s Tale of Despereaux
    21. The VG247 Community Awards 2008
    22. Ghostbusters boss "excited" by Atari plans
    23. GameStation - Fallout 3 and Sonic Unleashed half price
    24. GTA IV PC is... broken
    25. Japanese software sales, November 24-30
    26. Valve shoes retail sales figures for past 10 years
    27. First Avatar clothing pack released, is free
    28. Xbox division prepping for "tough times," says Kim
    29. Activision announces Guitar Hero 5, new Hawk, Bizarre racer and more at in-game ads conference
    1. Garry's Mod takes over $3 million in revenue
    2. Move to Atari made Ghostbusters "more creepy"
    3. 2008 PlayStation Award winners announced
    4. New Fable II DLC screens Knothole Island
    5. Paradox confirms Majesty 2 for 360
    6. Fable II patch "currently being tested and finalized"
    7. Family Ski sequel on its way
    8. Atari: Second hand sales "extremely painful" for the industry
    9. Qore issue seven to be free
    10. Levine would be "swinging from a noose" if he wasn't making games
    11. The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf gets trailered
    12. The Witcher boss - We have two new games in the works
    13. New Riddick trailer is 100% wicked
    14. Funcom outlines AoC server merge details
    15. Rare patches original Banjo
    16. New Ghostbusters trailer isn't frightening, is good
    17. Banjo "does" Paris - video
    18. Imagine confirms N-Revolution closure
    19. KOTOR MMO has "potential" for action figures and comic book licensing
    20. Deadly Creatures delayed
    21. US PS Movie Store update, December 2: The dream is over
    22. CoD: World at War to get "two, maybe three" untraditional DLC packs
    23. Red Bull is first company to buy Home space
    24. "Evolved" moderation planned for LBP
    1. Halo 3 beats CoD and Gears 2 to Live top spot
    2. Three new Dragon Age screenshots show Dark Spiders
    3. Acekard announces fully functional DSi flash cart
    4. Team ICO big inspiration for new Prince of Persia
    5. Rumour: "Most DRM strategies are dumb," says Newell
    6. Lich King takes US PC charts for week ending November 22
    7. Report: 190 million console owners by 2012
    8. Army of Two's "homosexual encounters" draw ire from Christian group
    9. SCi sheds skin, changes name to Eidos
    10. Jack Black to host VGAs, blockbuster line-up confirmed
    11. Atari press releases The Witcher for consoles
    12. Atari to revive D&D RPGs Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights
    13. Confirmed: Tekken 6 to release in Europe next autumn
    14. Ghostbusters to launch in June 2009
    15. Atari to publish Ready 2 Rumble Revolution and Demigod
    16. Mizuguchi developing new Wii music game for Atari
    17. Microsoft announces "Xbox LIVE Marketplace Holiday Deal of the Week"
    18. God of War III trailer to be shown on December 14
    19. Zavvi suspends game pre-orders as EUK bust bites
    20. Each Halo: ODST character to have "very distinct personality"
    21. DC Universe Online out late 2009, early 2010
    22. GAME sales up 28%
    23. DSi breaks 500,000 in Japan
    24. Dead Rising Wii Chop til you Drop movie released
    25. After three months, Castle Crashers networking patch reaching “end of the process”
    26. Microsoft claims Xbox 360 outsold PS3 three-to-one on Black Friday
    27. MoH and Rayman 2 listed for PS3 release
    28. Heavy Rain is single-player only, doesn't need buttons - new shots
    29. Flagship co-founder forms Gravity Bear
    30. PS3 Firmware 2.53 available now
    31. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves announcement trailer released [Updated]
    1. Star Trek Online - new screens
    2. CoD stays top of UK chart, Resistance 2 debuts at 10
    3. Age of Conan 360 "still in development," says Funcom
    4. GT5 to be ready by Christmas next year, says Sony boss
    5. EUK not delivering Resistance 2 to UK high street majors
    6. Michael Phelps swimming game in development
    7. Original Banjo this Wednesday
    8. Nintendo makes $6 from every Wii sold
    9. Far Cry 2 DLC trailer is shooty, drivey
    10. Lego Batman takes Children's BAFTA
    11. Project Zero 4 coming west
    12. Dungeon Keeper MMO licensed for China
    13. Criterion reveals Surf Island as premium Burnout content
    14. Vast majority of biggest hitter this year are sequels
    15. Warner on Lego Potter: No comment
    16. Midway sold for $0.0012 per share
    17. Resi 5 CEs to get console-specific extras
    18. Rumour: Ubi and EA looking at SCi buy
    19. Americans fight over gaming hardware on Black Friday
    20. GTA IV PC uncut for Australia
    21. Gears 2 ad track appears on iTunes
    22. GDC Europe announced as gamescom event
    23. No Animal Crossing-Wii Speak bundle for Scandinavia
    24. Black Mesa trailer is cool