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Computer and Video Games News

Computer and Video Games has posted the following news articles:
  • GDC: Sony Outlines PS3 Online Plans
    "Set to be a worldwide network with data centres in the EU, Japan and the US, Harrison reiterated that all basic services will be available free of charge to users - although subscription-based, pay-to-download and micro-payment content are all possible within the PNP framework."
  • Microsoft Stays Cool On 360 Hack
    "Meanwhile, the group that effected the hack continues to maintain that it will not release it to the public and that, since it is a software hack incompatible with modchips, anyone who tries to sell you an Xbox 360 modchip is a scammer."
  • Revolution Renamed This Week?
    "Long-standing Nintendo watchers will know that each console the company produces labours under a codename during its development period, and so it's assumed that Revolution won't be the final name."


eToychest News

eToychest has posted some PS3 news below:
  • PlayStation 3 to be Region Free
    "He was taken to task on several issues, and while he danced about and sidestepped land mines this want and that, a final question posed by Gamasutra regarding region lockouts on software resulted in a very interesting response, as he indicated that Sony's goal with the PS3 was to have the software by region free."
  • New PlayStation 3 Controller Coming at E3
    "One that that did come out of Harrison's keynote address at GDC was that a newly redesigned PlayStation 3 controlled will be unveiled at E3 in May."
  • The Sony Keynote - an Opportunity Wasted
    "There was no official PlayStation 3 price point confirmation, no explanation as to how they planned to meet the seemingly unrealistic early November worldwide launch."


GameSpot Update (PSP, 360)

GameSpot has posted the following:


FlatOut 2 Preview (Multi)

Armchair Empire has posted their preview of FlatOut 2.
"First and foremost, FlatOut 2 is getting an improved Championship Mode, with multiple cups and difficulty modes, replete with smarter AI. The game’s physics engine is also getting a major overhaul this time around."


IGN Update (PS2, PS3, PSP, 360, PC)

IGN has posted the following:


Joystiq News

Joystiq has posted some interesting news articles below:


ToTheGame Screenshots (PSP, PC)

ToTheGame has posted the following screenshots:
  • World Tour Soccer 2 (PSP)
    "Some key features include a brand new visual style, further game modes available for download after purchase, Wi-Fi (four players) and Infrastructure (two player) support, eight new stadiums and 71 International teams."
  • Earache Extreme Metal Racing (PC)
    "Along with themed tracks from the combatants on the starting grid there'll also be a plethora of extreme Earache classics making up the soundtrack of the game from such luminaries as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral, The Haunted, Hate Eternal, Cult Of Luna, Beecher, Urkraft, Anata, Mistress, Severe Torture and many others."


Worthplaying Update (PS2, PSP, Xbox, PC, GC, GBA)

Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast 8 Screenshots (PS2, Xbox, PC, PSP)
    "Power your way across 15 new American themed environments from the OutRun2 SP arcade experience. Race from coast to glorious coast with a fresh new mission structure, a license mode and online play, with up to 6 players for a thrilling head-to-head journey."
  • Pro Evolution Soccer Management Trailer (PS2 - 9.77 MB)
    "Pro Evolution Soccer Management invites users to experience the dizzying highs and dreadful lows of managing a top-flight club. Players can manage any club from six European leagues, and are charged with balancing the day-to-day running of their chosen side, including player selection, training methods, and transfer dealings."
  • Backyard Baseball 2006 Cover Athlete Signed (PS2, GC, PC, GBA)
    "Humongous Inc. announced today that four-time Major League Baseball All-Star and 2005 National League MVP Albert Pujols will appear on the cover of the newest version of Backyard Baseball slated for release spring 2006."
  • Earache Extreme Metal Racing 5 New Screenshots (PS2, PSP, PC)
    "Teenage Goth-Metal girl designs extreme metal racing video game based in Hell…. Earache Extreme Metal Racing will feature ten evil Earache racing teams burning a lot more than rubber through hell and other wastelands."

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