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  • "Hell, it's about damn time" - StarCraft II launches worldwide

    Over three years after it was announced at the Worldwide Invitational in Seoul, and 12 years after the release of the original, Blizzard’s finally launched StarCraft II.

    9 years ago
  • Modern Warfare 2 - What happened at the London launch event

    1 – We went into a cinema on Leicester Square. The event was attended by Goldie and some other people. But mainly Goldie. We were shown the game on the huge screen, had an IW animator chat about injecting “heroin” into multiplayer and got given a goodie bag with a notepad in it. It was […]

    10 years ago
  • Modern Warfare 2 London launch tonight, liveblog now

    Acti’s holding Britain’s first Leicester Square game premiere in London tonight for Modern Warfare 2, and we’re here. We’re beyond excitement. Here’s the line: we’re standing on the other side of it. The “official briefing” takes place at 7.00pm tonight, and we’ll liveblog it for you. Why not? It lasts for an hour. Famous people […]

    10 years ago
  • Modern Warfare 2 launch - Invites arrive for London shindig, only include 360 logo

    Our invitation for the November 9 London Modern Warfare 2 launch turned up yesterday. See pictures of the invite and wrist band after the break. There’s going to be a Leicester Square cinema screening following by a midnight opening at HMV Trocadero, which starts at 9.00pm. The invite includes the words “camouflage carpet” three times. […]

    10 years ago
  • DSi launches in Europe, DSi Store now live

    DSi launched in Europe today, to a fairly muted fanfare. Just so you know, it is actually here. The new handheld adds a camera and fresh general design to the 100-million selling DS. Five DSiWare launch titles were confirmed yesterday, and the DSi Shop is now live in both the US and Europe. And that’s […]

    11 years ago
  • Sony launches Home

    PlayStation Home is now available for download to all PS3 users. We’re in the UK and downloading now. The Home logo appears under the PSN section of the XMB if the download’s available for you. More soon.

    11 years ago
  • The New Xbox Experience goes live

    The New Xbox Experience is now live and available to download. You are now living the “biggest moment in the history of the internet.” The UI’s release marks the end of an epic journey of hyping and media bombardment since E3 this year, and heralds, according to Microsoft, a “new era of entertainment.” Xbox boss […]

    11 years ago
  • Lich King claims prize for biggest launch event in UK

    Of all the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King launch events in the UK, we’re pretty sure we picked the right one. According to a report by Eurogamer, the midnight launch at HMV’s Oxford Street location was the most jam-packed ever seen – smashing the UK’s previous record of 1,500, held coincidentally by […]

    11 years ago
  • All European Wrath of the Lich King midnight openings detailed

    Blizzard’s put out listings for all midnight shop openings for the launch of Wrath of the Lich King in Europe tomorrow, and you’d be hard pressed to find a country that isn’t involved. We’re going to be at the London opening at HMV on Oxford Street tomorrow evening, so expect plenty of things WoW-related. In […]

    11 years ago
  • EndWar out today

    Ubisoft’s sent out a gentle reminder that voice-controlled console RTS Tom Clancy’s EndWar is out today. Just in case you only had eyes for the other game, obviously. “By allowing players to control the game entirely with their voice, the launch of Tom Clancy’s EndWar marks a strategic shift in the way games can be […]

    11 years ago
  • Wrath of the Lich King beta complete, Blizzard prepares for lift off

    Blizzard’s announced the closure of the Wrath of the Lich King beta in preparation for the add-on’s launch next week. “We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the Wrath of the Lich King beta test,” said a staffer on the official forums. “We greatly appreciate all of the feedback and you have […]

    11 years ago
  • Street Fighter II HD Remix goes into submission

    According to this post from Capcom US’s Christian Svensson, Street Fighter II HD Remix is in submission and will launch in November. Hopefully. “It’s in submission,” he said. “November is indeed the target month. It’s a good month for giving ‘thanks’ for all things Street Fighter. It’s a month where hopefully the last of the […]

    11 years ago
  • Mythic releases three WAR launch day videos

    Massively’s carrying three new WAR videos, released by Mythic to celebrate the MMO’s release. We can’t watch them because we’re on a train and working on a 3G card, but the game looks awesome so watch then buy. Why wouldn’t you? Friday, remember. WAR day. Have a look.

    11 years ago
  • Life with PlayStation really goes live

    After yesterday’s botched launch, Life with PlayStation has gone live and is now available for download. Which we are doing as we type. There’s more detail on the US PS Blog. From the post: Life with PlayStation provides a stunning interactive globe, a 3D world map that you can twirl around to see live cloud […]

    11 years ago
  • GTA IV launch pictures from Canada

    Xbox360Fanboy’s posted the first GTA IV launch photos from Canada, right here. The shots are from Mississauga, Ontario and show men in queues near large buildings, a running theme, seemingly. We’ve added them to the list.

    12 years ago
  • GTA IV launch pictures and words from Oklahoma

    Joystiq just posted some shots from a GameStop’s midnight opening in Oklahoma. There’s a great “man looking like owl” picture there, so worth a nose. “Even for Oklahoma, which isn’t a video game mecca by any stretch of the imagination, the event showed the popularity of a game like Grand Theft Auto and its reach […]

    12 years ago
  • GTA IV launch photos from Brighton, UK

    More pictures, this time from Brighton GAME and GameStation, courtesy of Eurogamer’s Chris Ward. Men, queues, GTA IV signs: these pictures have it all, so good work, Chris. We’ve added them to the list. Still nothing from London so we’re excited: London has the best queues.

    12 years ago
  • GTA IV launches worldwide - reports, pictures, men buying games

    As you’re about to be made very much aware, Grand Theft Auto IV has now launched globally, and the retail reports are starting to trickle in. If pictures and words about men buying games is what you want, today is the best day ever. First off, we went down to GameStation and Game in Worthing, […]

    12 years ago
  • Rockstar has no specific retail launch plans for GTA IV in the UK

    Rockstar UK told videogaming247 today that the company has no specific retail launch events planned for Grand Theft Auto IV’s release next Tuesday. “We’re not doing a Rockstar event but I know some retailers will be doing their own midnight opening launch events,” said a spokesperson. None of the UK retailers have announced any midnight […]

    12 years ago
  • Wii to launch in Taiwan

    According to this, Nintendo is to officially launch Wii in Taiwan in the second quarter. No pricing or specific date has been given for the release.

    12 years ago

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