February’s NPD Numbers Are In!

February’s NPD Numbers Are In!

It’s that time again, last months NPD numbers are in. Of course the Nintendo DS is in first place but you may be surprised to know that the Nintendo Wii isn’t in the top spot this month, it’s actually in third place behind the Xbox 360 which is in 2nd place and PS3 in fourth, all consoles except for Wii saw an increase in sales. On the gaming side of things, Bioshock 2 is in first place on the 360.

Nintendo DS

613,200 SOLD191K (45%)

Xbox 360

422,000 SOLD89K (27%)

Nintendo Wii

397,900 SOLD68K (-15%)

PlayStation 3

360,100 SOLD83K (30%)

PSP

133,400 SOLD33K (33%)

PlayStation 2

101,900 SOLD60K (143%)

Game sales numbers after the break.

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PlayStation Store Update – North America

PlayStation Store Update – North America

Noteworthy Content:

Resident Evil 5: Desperate Escape DLC
♦ Resident Evil 5 Costume Pack 2
♦ MLB 2K10 Demo
♦ Penny Arcade Adventures Episode Bundle

The list of full content is after the break.

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PlayStation Store Update – Europe

4 March, 2010 PS3, PSN 1 comment
PlayStation Store Update – Europe

Noteworthy Content:

Resident Evil 5: Desperate Escape DLC
♦ Resident Evil 5 Costume Pack 2
♦ Just Cause 2 Demo
♦ Race Driver GRID Prestige Pack

The list of full content is found after the break.

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Heavy Rain Trophy Guide

1 March, 2010 No comments
Heavy Rain Trophy Guide

Bronze Trophy50Silver Trophy4Gold Trophy2Platinum Trophy1Difficulty:
Hardest Trophy:All Endings

Tips Before You Start: In case you missed it (because the reminder is in almost every tip in this guide) the trophies only show up when the next chapter loads, not when you do that certain action. Also, if you didn’t do something the first time or failed to do it you can finish the game and always go back and do it in chapter select. Chapter Select if only available after finishing the game though!

The list of trophies is bronze, silver, gold, and platinum in that order. The trophies are not in alphabetical order, they are in the order the video game publisher chose to put them in for your convince. Trophy Logos on the right side with an “S” by them are secret trophies.

Happy Birthday
Prologue – Complete the drawing + Set the table + Play with kids

TIP – To get this trophy in the prologue of the game, after getting ready for the day upstairs go downstairs and first go to your office and draw your house on your architects table. After drawing the basic of the house he may stop, you have two options, get up or resume you have to resume until you completely finish, sometimes you have to use the eraser too. Once you’re done drawing the house and you sign it your wife and kids should be arriving home, first help your wife by asking her if you can help, she will say to set the table so go to the cabinet next to the dining room table and get the dishes out without breaking them, now tell your wife you’re going outside to play with the kids and go play with them. Once you are loading the next chapter you should get this trophy.

Interactive Drama
Bronze Trophy
Thank you for supporting Interactive Drama

TIP – After the prologue of the game, the opening credits should roll and you should then get this trophy.

Good Father
Father and Son – Follow the schedule with Shaun and put him to bed in a good mood

TIP – During the chapter “Father and Son” be sure to follow the scheduled times on the chalkboard in the kitchen, there is a clock in the living room and kitchen to check time. It’s okay to tell him he can’t watch any more TV and to do his tasks at the appropriate times but not before those times. To be on the safe side, give him good food like the candy bar for a snack and pizza for dinner. When you put him to bed he will ask for his bear, go downstairs into the laundry room and get it on top of the washer and bring it back up to him. Point is, pretty much do as the description says.

White Knight
Sleazy Place – Beat Troy

TIP – In the “Sleazy Place” chapter you will be required to go to Lauren’s apartment and ask her a few questions, once she kicks you out of her apartment you will walk down the hall and have an asthma attack, after recovering you will see Troy walking down the hall and entering Lauren’s apartment and then she screams, run back to her apartment, knock twice, then kick open the door. You will then fight with Troy, if you win you should get this trophy as the next chapter loads. Note: you will win if Troy runs out the door saying “See you again, asshole…”

Private Eye
Sleazy Place – Lead Lauren to talk about her son

TIP – When doing the mission “Sleazy Place” when you are talking to Lauren, you eventually have the options to “Buy” and “Trick” her, choose to trick her and you should get her to talk about her son. When the next chapter is loading, you should get this trophy.

FBI Investigator
Crime Scene – Find all clues related to the Origami Killer in the scene

TIP – During the chapter “Crime Scene” you will have to use your ARI system (glasses) to find the clues the Origami Killer left behind. You will have to find eight clues in the area, the clues are in a line from the body tent to the broken fencing across the railroad tracks up to the highway, use R1 to scan the area around you. You should scan the following to get the trophy when it loads the next level.

  • The blood on Jermey’s (victims) leg.
  • Jermey’s hand
  • The orchids on Jermey’s chest
  • The pollen trail from the tent to the railroad tracks
  • Bloodstain on the railroad
  • Footprint beside the railroad tracks
  • Blood on the broken area of the fence
  • The tire tracks up the hill next to the highway

Before you go, be absolutely sure that you have found all of these clues, your character should say “I think I’m all done here” when you’ve done everything.Sometimes while you are still searching the scene a cop will ask if you want to leave, say no if you haven’t found all the clues yet.

Good Friends
The Park – Play two games with Shaun successfully and buy him candy

TIP – At the park, be successful at playing two games with Shaun. There are many games to play so this shouldn’t be a big problem to get. After you are done playing games, go to the snack salesman and buy Shaun some snacks and this trophy should be yours when the next chapter is loading.

Got to Remember!
Welcome, Norman! – Remember the time it was at the park and what Shaun was wearing

TIP – When you are playing “Welcome, Norman!” you should play as Norman for the bigger part of the chapter but at the end the camera should pan over where the cops will be asking you questions about Shaun. All you have to do is answer them correctly by picking the following options and the trophy should be yours as the next chapter loads.:

  • 4:15PM (16:15)
  • Beige Coat
  • Green Pants

Negotiator
Hassan’s Shop – Persuade the Robber to leave

TIP – While you are getting a new inhaler in Hassasn’s shop, a robber should come into the shop and point a gun at Hassan, you have to carefully make your way to the register. Choose to go to one of the two isles on your left as the ones to the right have things that can trigger the robber, you may want to scope out the isles before grabbing your inhaler. When you approach the robber don’t hit him or throw anything at him just get him to turn around and point his gun at you. Put your hands up and you will have to say the following options in the correct order:

  • Calm
  • Name
  • Affective
  • Help
  • Nothing Serious
  • Drop Weapon

After doing these, you should get the trophy while the next chapter is loading.

VIP
Paparazzi – Leave home without being spotted by the journalists

TIP – When looking for a way to exit the house, you can avoid the paparazzi by exiting the house through the back door and walking into your backyard hopping the fence on the LEFT side, when facing opposite your house. (the camera should pan over to your car in that direction for a moment). After you hop the fence into your neighbors backyard walk into the alleyway on the far side of his house where your car is now visible, simply walk up to your car and get in and you should get this trophy as the next chapter loads.

Agoraphobia
Lexington Station – Knock down at least 50 passers-by

TIP – As soon as Ethan has his hallucination when everyone freezes, just start running into people, quickly find large crows of people to knock over, you need to knock over at least 50 people to get this trophy when the next chapter is loading.

Lucky Locker
Lexington Station – Find the correct locker on first try

TIP – When you get to the lockers find the right isle number and locker number that is indicated on your ticket, you have to get it right the first time so MAKE SURE you are at the right isle and locker, for example, I had “18-3″ on my ticket, That is located on isle 18, locker number 3.

Blunder
Nathaniel – Shoot Nathaniel

TIP – When given the option to shoot Nathaniel or to let him live, shoot him with R1 and you should get this trophy when the next chapter is loading. (Nathaniel is the chapter when you visit the apartment with all the crosses).

Self Control
Nathaniel – Do not shoot Nathaniel

TIP – When given the option to shoot Nathaniel or to let him live, do NOT kill him, let him live and you should get this trophy when the next chapter is loading. (Nathaniel is the chapter when you visit the apartment with all the crosses).

Baby Master
Suicide Baby – Make no mistakes taking care of the baby

TIP – When you start taking care of the baby you must not fail any prompts to get this trophy, so take your time to what the button commands are asking. So if you fail a prompt you wont be getting this trophy. You can always go back into chapter select after finishing the game to get this trophy. You have to change the diaper, feed the baby, make the baby burp, and gently put him in the cradle without failing.

Kamikaze
Bronze Trophy
The Bear – Take the best route on the highway

TIP – There are many prompts that show up during the highway scene and you have to do them all without failing, you are also given a choice to go in certain directions, when you are given a choice you will want to pick them in order below. This is the best route to take on the interstate:

  • Left
  • Right
  • Left
  • Left
  • Right
  • Right
  • Right
  • Right (GENTLY & SLOWLY away from the cop car)
  • Right

Have fun with this one…

Good Driver
Bronze Trophy
The Bear – Complete the Bear Trial successfully

TIP – While doing this chapter, you have to keep a conscious effort to not mess up button prompts, but the game does let you mess up three times in a row. Just do a good job and this shouldn’t be too hard.

Cat & Mouse
Bronze Trophy
Covered Market – Beat Korda in the cold storage

TIP – Chase down Korda through the supermarket until you get to the cold storage locker and then defeat him there. Simple as that, you will get this trophy as the next chapter is loading.

Tough Guy
Bronze Trophy
Kramer’s Party – Defeat Gordi’s bodyguards

TIP – During Kramer’s party, after finding a way upstairs you will have a talk with Kramer, after talking with him he will call in his bodyguards in, simply complete the prompts without failing too much when fighting the body guards and this trophy is as good as yours (when the next chapter loads).

Coward!
Bronze Trophy
The Butterfly – Give up or fail the Butterfly Trial

TIP – After entering the factory, crawling through the pipe filled with broken glass and sliding down the tunnel pipe you will arrive at a bunch of electrical wires, you will have to crawl through them. If you want this trophy just walk through the door that says “Coward!” on it or you can fail the challenge to get this trophy.

Electrified
Bronze Trophy
The Butterfly – Complete the Butterfly Trial successfully

TIP – After entering the factory, crawling through the pipe filled with broken glass and sliding down the tunnel pipe you will arrive at a bunch of electrical wires, you will have to crawl through them. You will have to do some crazy button pressing here, you will have to twist your hands at all different angles here, just take your time and enter the wires WITHOUT electricity surging through them. You may want to try to hold the controller in different ways most comfortable to you like sideways or backwards. If you succeed the trial you will get this trophy as the next chapter loads.

Good Cop
Bronze Trophy
Shrink and Punches – Stop Blake from hitting Dupre

TIP – During this mission, as Blake is hitting Dupre, you have a few options to stop him from doing it or even to encourage him, you want to pick the options to discourage him from hitting Dupre and if he stops you get this trophy as the next chapter loads. You want to be real sure of what you pick, some options may seem as though to discourage himebut may encourage him.

Bad Cop
Bronze Trophy
Shrink and Punches – Do not stop Blake from hitting Dupré

TIP – In this chapter, as Blake is hitting Dupre, you can simply just stand there and let Blake just keep hitting him, you even have options to encourage him to do it. Bit if you do pick options, which is not recommended, watch what you choose because you could actually discourage Blake from hitting him. As the next chapter loads, you should get this trophy.

Gold Finger
Bronze Trophy
The Lizard – Cut your finger using axe, knife or pliers + disinfect or cauterize the wound

TIP – During “The Lizard”, chop your finger off with either an axe, knife, or pliers, all of which are pretty disgusting and then put disinfectant on your finger or cauterize it, yo cauterize it, pick up the iron bar off the floor and then walk over to the oven and heat it up. It is best recommended to have your “tool” of choice, the disinfectant, and the heated iron bar on the table before starting to assure this trophy to be yours.

Butcher
Bronze Trophy
The Lizard – Cut your finger using saw or scissors

TIP – Simply cut your fingers off using the saw or the scissors. That’s all you gotta do and this trophy will be yours as the next chapter loads.

Fugitive
Bronze Trophy
Manage to escape Blake in the subway station

TIP – Start this by running to the subway station from the street and when you’re downstairs head to the slots and pay to enter. After paying, you will then go down some escalates getting you to the station. What you’re now going to want to do is cross the subway tracks to the other side , this is a sure way to escape Blake.

Hands Up!
Bronze Trophy
Fugitive or On the Loose – Get arrested by Blake

TIP – While heading to the subway station or while in the subway station, get caught at any time by Blake. The easiest way to do it is just stand there and wait for them to arrest you. You will get this trophy as the next chapter loads.

Ludwig Von
Bronze Trophy
Jayden Blues – Play the piano without a wrong note

TIP – You begin the message by playing the piano, you start off by slowly playing the keys, keep these keys in mind and the order of the keys as you will play the same ones over and over again, just focus on your buttons and don’t fail any button and you should get this trophy. You should get this trophy while the next chapter loads.

Detox
Bronze Trophy
Jayden Blues – Resist Triptocaine

TIP – After getting up from working at you desk, you feel the urge to use your triptocaine, do not use it at all, don’t even pick it up. In the meantime, go around your room smashing your lamp and drinking, looking in your mirror, using the shower, etc… Do this successfully and you should get this trophy when the next chapter loads.

Wise Guy
Bronze Trophy
Under Arrest – Switch the camera off in the surveillance room before saving Ethan

TIP – First, the only way to get to this point is to get Ethan arrested, either during Fugitive or On The Loose fail the prompts when the cops are chasing you to get arrested quickly (if you do not want to get arrested, you can always go back and play it in chapter select after finishing the game). When you start the mission “Under Arrest” Ethan will now be handcuffed and you have to ask him questions, when Blake starts to beat Ethan up make the choices to defend Ethan then you should walk out the room, now walk to your office and you will be asked to use the triptocaine, DON”T use it now you should walk out your office and go into the surveillance room (the door that access the surveillance room is not the one in the hall that you exited earlier, it’s at the start of the hall to the right). Go to the camera and turn it off. Now save Ethan and you should get this trophy when the next chapter is loading.

I’m a Killer…
Bronze Trophy
The Shark – Kill the Drug Dealer

TIP – When given the option to kill the drug dealer or not, kill him. You should get this trophy as the next chapter loads.

I’m not a Killer!
Bronze Trophy
The Shark – Do not kill the Drug Dealer

TIP – When given the option to kill the drug dealer or not, do NOT kill him. You should get this trophy as the next chapter loads.

Smart Girl
Bronze Trophy
The Doc – Do not drink the Doc’s beverage

TIP – When the Doc offers you a drink say no, then when he hands it to you do not drink it while you ask him questions. When he asks you a second time if you’ve tried your drink say no. When the next chapter is loading you should get this trophy.

Queen of Ropes
Bronze Trophy
The Doc – Escape before the Doc returns

TIP – As the Doc is upstairs answering his door, you have to try to escape, focus on the rope to your right first and then do all the quick-time events as follows without failing too much and you should get this trophy while the next chapter loads.

Goodbye Mad Jack
Bronze Trophy
Mad Jack – Survive the fights against Mad Jack

TIP – While fighting Mad Jack, don’t fail the quick-time commands too much and this trophy should be yours. The trophy will pop up as the next chapter loads.

The Chef
Bronze Trophy
Eureka – Prepare a good omelet on time

TIP – When Laura says shes hungry and is going to take a shower go to your fridge and take out some eggs and get the pan from by the sink and put it on top of the oven. Now all you have to do is follow all the on-screen commands, when is shows a quick cut-scene of the cooked omelet and he says he thinks it’s done, turn the oven off and put it on the plate, easy. The Sims to a while new level…

I’m Not Scared!
Bronze Trophy
Twins – Follow your brother without making any mistakes

TIP – In this chapter you will have to not preform one commend incorrectly, you probably won’t get this on your first try and you will probably have to keep trying it again and again in chapter select after you finish the game, but with time, memorization, and patience, you should get it.

Pride Saved
Bronze Trophy
Sexy Girl – Take off no more than one item of clothing during the strip-tease

TIP – When you are doing the strip scene in the club, take off only one piece of clothing and that’s the most you can take off if you want this trophy, after doing this you should have a few options to choose from, choose LAMP and take it away from there, just remember not to take off any more of your clothes and this trophy is yours while the next chapter loads.

Unforgivable
Bronze Trophy
On the Loose – Do not forgive Madison

TIP – If Madison is still alive at this point, when you are prompted to for give her or not forgive her, do NOT forgive her and you should get this trophy as the next chapter is loading.

Lover Boy
Bronze Trophy
On the Loose – Forgive Madison

TIP – If Madison is still alive at this point, when you are prompted to for give her or not forgive her,  forgive her and you should get this trophy as the next chapter is loading.

Escape Master
Bronze Trophy
On the Loose – Escape the police at the motel

TIP – After hopping across the hotel roof in “On the Loose” the cops will finally corner you, you have the options to get arrested or to jump. You’re going to want to choose the JUMP option to escape the police.

Swimming Instructor
Bronze Trophy
Trapped – Save Lauren underwater

TIP – When you find yourself underwater tied up inside your car you will want to untie yourself first then look over to Lauren and undo her seat-belt and untie her BEFORE you kick the glass out. If you’ve found you are getting into position to kick the glass open just release the buttons and fail the prompt until you have completely freed Lauren, then you can kick out the glass,, you should swim to the surface with Lauren and get the trophy while the next chapter loads.

Invincible Scott
Bronze Trophy
Face to Face – Do not get shot in Kramer’s villa

TIP – So to get this trophy, you should not get shot at all during “Face to Face”, this means that you cannot fail any prompts. Your main controls are R1, R2, L1, and L2 so you just need to focus on these. As you exit your vehicle you will start shooting Kramer’s bodyguards (which, surprisingly he has a lot). If you fail it the first time around you can always go back in chapter select when you finish the game later. The trophy should appear as the next chapter loads.

Kind Hearted
Bronze Trophy
Face to Face – Give Kramer his medicine

TIP – Towards the end of “Face to Face” Kramer will go into a heart attack and ask you to retrieve his medicine which is located in his desk drawer, simply grab it and bring it to him.

Sacrifice
Bronze Trophy
The Rat – Drink the poison

TIP – During “The Rat” you are given two options, to drink the poison on the table or to walk away, drink the poison and you should get this trophy as the next chapter loads.

Clever Dad
Bronze Trophy
The Rat – Work out where Shaun is held

TIP – To do this, you either need to complete all five trials successfully or you can only have completed 3 to 4 trials successfully and you can guess where the killers place is on your GPS. (Hint: if you are unable to guess where the killer is on your GPS on your own, he is at the location next to the water on the GPS). You may not get this trophy until you start the “Old Warehouse” chapter if you had to guess the address.

Cold as Ice
Bronze Trophy
Killer’s Place – Survive the explosion by hiding in the fridge

TIP – During “Killers Place” you have to make your way to the kitchen fridge to survive the explosion, bust your way out of the secret room through the wall into the bathroom, then through the bedroom, through the main room, then to the kitchen and hop into the fridge. An obvious note: don’t walk into the fire, find objects that can help you jump over it. You will get this trophy as the next chapter loads.

Simple Mind
Bronze Trophy
The Old Warehouse – Save the Origami Killer before he falls, with Jayden or Madison

TIP – When playing either Jayden or Madison, after surviving the quick-time event on the conveyor belt, the Origami Killer will fall off a ledge and holding on to it asking you to save him, you can either choose to save him or not to, if you choose to save him then you will get this trophy.

So Close…
Bronze Trophy
The Old Warehouse – Reach the end with all characters… and fail

TIP – Get all of your characters to the old warehouse then in this chapter, simply fail all the prompts and have all your characters die (you can always go back in chapter select after finishing the game to do this too).

Heavy Rain Hero
Bronze Trophy
Finish HEAVY RAIN™

TIP – Simply complete the game with any ending and you should get this trophy.

Four Heroes
Complete the story with four characters alive

TIP – Get the the “Old Warehouse” chapter with all four characters. This means that you cannot get Ethan killed or arrested by the police, he also has to successfully find the location of the warehouse. You cannot get Madison killed and she has to guess the password to find the location inside the killers place. Jayden has to find the location of the old warehouse by investigating clues on his ARI and NOT turning in Blake when asked, it would also help if he were alive.

Trial Master
Succeeded in all Ethan’s trials

TIP – Complete all of the trials given the Ethan throughout the game, this means that you are given the full address after doing all five trials including drinking the poison for the last trial.

Nerd
Find all clues using ARI (Crime scene + Mad Jack + Fish tank) and find the Origami Killer

TIP – Scan all eight clues in the crime scene (view the FBI Investigator bronze trophy tip above). During Mad Jack be sure to scan everything inside the garage before looking in the acid bath. During fish tank go around the ENTIRE room scanning and looking at ALL clues, including the ones on the dead body, be sure to pick up all the guns also. During “Solving the Puzzle” look at all the clues and analyze and use geoanalysis. Find the sword and the watch in the video clip by pausing and analyzing. When given the option, do NOT turn in Blake and keep investigation until you find the exact location of the killer (shows one small dot with a small radius around it and you should get this trophy.

Save the Kid
Save Shaun

TIP – As the description states, simply save Shaun with one of the characters. (hopefully they are still alive).

Perfect Crime
Clean Manfred’s shop of evidence + Let Lauren, Hassan and Kramer die + Kill Madison and Jayden

TIP – To get this trophy, you have to do the following during the game:

  • While playing “Hassan’s Shop” when you go to the back to get your inhaler and the robber comes in, stay in the back and stand still until the robber leaves.
  • While playing “Fugitive”, get Ethan arrested. After he chops his finger off, Madison will enter the building with the police outside, after you escape from the building just stand there and wait to get arrested.
  • During “Manfred”, clean all the prints in the store after Manfred turns up dead. Remember to not enter the bathroom while playing this mission. When given the chance, clean the prints on the front door, the telephones in the office and in the back shop, the Whiskey bottle and cups, the magnifying glass, the ballerina ornament, and finally the glass cabinet in the front of the store.
  • During “On the Loose” complete the kissing scene with and then choose to forgive Madison afterwords.
  • While playing “Trapped” do not save Lauren, do NOT unbuckle her belt or untie her, just free yourself and then bust out the glass and there should be a cut-scene of you swimming up by yourself.
  • When playing “Killers Place” kill Madison by running her into the fire and let her die by burning herself, I guess that could have been worded better.
  • During “Old Warehouse” fail all the prompts as Jayden in the fight scene on the conveyor belt and let the Origami Killer kill you.

All Endings
See all endings

TIP – When you are finished with the game you should unlock a few epilogues the play at the end of the game, now go back int eh chapter select towards the end mission and play different variations like making only one of each characters get there or killing them all off or having certain players get there with one-another. This trophy can be rather time-consuming but with patience and persistence you should be able to get it.

HEAVY RAIN Master
Unlock all trophies

TIP – Simply unlock all bronze, silver, and gold trophies in Heavy Rain and you will get this trophy. Easier said than done I realize.

UPDATE: PSN Server Problems (NOW FIXED)

UPDATE: PSN Server Problems (NOW FIXED)

UPDATE: Sony has now confirmed that they have fixed the problems and you are now able to safely get back on your PS3, it seems there was a mix-up with fat PS3′s and the leap year that wasn’t occurring on the slim models, which threw the clock out of whack.

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From Sony regarding the recent PSN issues:

“We are aware that some users are experiencing error code 8001050F and a network connection failure when signing on to PlayStation Network. Those of you with the newer, “slim” PS3s (120GB/250GB) seem to be unaffected.

We are currently working to restore service as a matter of priority and will update with further information as necessary.  We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and continued support.

Keep an eye on our Twitter account, where we’ll be updating you on the situation as often as possible.”

UPDATE: After the break, you will see further details about the issues and what’s planned to be done with them.

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MAG Gets Big Patch This Thursday

24 February, 2010 PS3, PSN 15 comments
MAG Gets Big Patch This Thursday

If you’re able to pry yourself from Heavy Rain this week then you may want to check out the upcoming patch for MAG that releases this Thursday. Anyway the bug fixes a bunch of exploits in the game that give certain teams an advantage on certain maps. They also fixed some bugs that have to do with XP and also made some process in the game quicker like weapon and gear swapping. Along with many other weapon, graphical, and technical fixes. The full list of fixes can be seen after the break.

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New Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360 Screens Are In

New Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360 Screens Are In

So Square Enix has released some screens for the Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII, some people claim that these images do not look as good as the PS3 version with jagged or less detailed textures, this seems to match the claims a few weeks ago of people reporting that the game on the 360 looked ‘inferior’ to the PS3 version, you guys make your own opinions… The important question is, who will start the flame war? lol. Screenshots after the break.

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Square Enix Has No Plans to Release DLC for FF XIII

15 February, 2010 PS3, Xbox 360 7 comments
Square Enix Has No Plans to Release DLC for FF XIII

Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama from Square Enix were recently interviewed and talked about that contant that was pulled out of the game that apparently could have made a ‘whole new game’. They explained that DLC is not planned for the game, “Regarding the DLC content, we feel that the final product is 100% enjoyable… it’s the complete package. So we’re not planning any DLC at this time.”

They also talked about content that was beleived to be cut from the game for various reasons, “In regards to the rumored cut content, we feel it was taken out of context. There are a lot of ideas that are brought to the table, and then the team takes the best ideas out of those, and the final product is polished that way… There was content that were ‘ideas’ that didn’t make the final content, but the team isn’t looking to release that as downloadable content.”

Windows 7 Phone Series: Xbox Live Integration

Hey guys, so we don’t have to be a only gaming news blog. I thought i would post some news about some other cool tech. This post coincidentally can be tied into gaming (Xbox Live Integration) but i was just thinking that when there is periods of no news flow, i would post some interesting tech stuff on the blog (Keeping in mind not to stray too far off-topic).

So here we have Microsoft’s brand new phone software, Windows 7 Mobile, along with there first Windows Phone. If you take note, in the video the software UI looks extremely similar to the Zune HD and is very intuitive. The phone also boasts good social network integration from Facebook to Xbox Live. This looks to be microsoft’s first baby steps in bringing Xbox Live mobile, theres nothing mind blowing yet, but at least their own their way.

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January’s NPD Numbers Are In!

January’s NPD Numbers Are In!

Down, down , down, that’s where this months console sales went compared to December, but that’s no surprise at all as December obviously is when Christmas is. Overall, this month looked pretty slow for all consoles really, seeming slightly lower than what they usually are but people were probably a little strapped for cash after Christmas. Anyway, the top selling console this month is… you guessed it… the Wii with 466,000 sold, in second is the DS with 422,000 sold, in third is the 360 with 333,000 sold and finally in fourth was the PS3 with 277,000 sold.

NPD Numbers for console and game sales after the break.

Nintendo Wii

466,000 SOLD_3.34M (-88%)

Nintendo DS

422,000 SOLD_2.89M (-80%)

Xbox 360

333,000 SOLD_977K (-85%)

PlayStation 3

277,000 SOLD_1.08M (-75%)

PSP

100,000 SOLD_555K (-88%)

PlayStation 2

42,000 SOLD_291K (-87%)

Game sales numbers after the break.

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