JFMulder (59706) writes "The folks at 3drealms have released a press release saying that the first episode of Duke Nukem Forever will finally be shipping at the end of the month for both PC and Xbox 360." top
JFMulder (59706) writes "Following the great success Capcom has had with Dead Rising and Lost Planet on the 360, it has just announced that they will port Devil May Cry 4 to the 360 and the PC and that it will ship on the same day as the PS3 version. Is the tide finally turning for Microsoft in Japan as big companies are finally dropping exclusivity deals with Sony in order to reach a bigger audience?" top
JFMulder (59706) writes "According to GameIndustry.biz, Sony has decided to remove the Emotion Engine (PS2's main CPU) from the new model PS3 launched in Europe next month in order to drive the cost down. According to the same article, the console will have limited backward compatibility with PS2 games at launch and a list of games will be made available. One can speculate that these cost savings won't be passed on to the consumer since Sony is trying to get the cost of the console down as much as possible to break even. One has to wonder why they haven't done that 2 months ago if Sony truly believes that backward compatibility is not 'that important'." top
JFMulder (59706) writes "Blue Dragon, the game that Microsoft hopes will be the PS3 killer for this Christmas in Japan, has been confirmed to ship on 3 disks. Also, work on the sequel has already started. This decision to ship the game on 3 disk seems to validate Sony's decision to include Blu-Ray. You could argue that FMVs bring nothing to gameplay, but the fact remains that the game ships on 3 disks instead of one."