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  • Gran Turismo 5 delayed (yet again)

    October 14, 2010 @ 8:02 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    If there was one game I was looking forward to in the next few weeks, Gran Turismo 5 was it. It’s been delayed for long enough, but we got a peek at E3 this year, and you could see why. The designers have put a massive amount of work into making the game look as realistic as possible, so much so that when you were looking at a shot of the car from game and the real-life vehicle, it was hard to tell the difference.

    The release date had been set, a launch event planned, and we were almost there.  Almost.

    But this morning, Sony announced it would be delayed yet again. This time, “production difficulties” are to blame.

    Have a look at Twitter, and you’ll see GT fans are not happy. And creator Kazunori Yamauchi is coming in for some serious criticism for the delay.

    You can’t blame them really. GT5 was first revealed at E3 back in 2006. And it had already been in development for a couple of years at that stage. We were given a March 2010 release date, which also passed without any hope of the game being released. Then November 2nd, a deadline which the game is clearly now not going to meet.

    “Holiday 2010″ is the best we’ve got so far.

    This game better live up to the promises…

  • Fable III’s latest cast video

    September 29, 2010 @ 2:21 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    If ever there was a sign that video games have truly made their mark, the line-up for Fable III would be it. The latest cast video shows Ben Kingsley,  Stephen Fry and John Cleese among other lending their vocal talents to the game.

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  • Get your Game On

    September 28, 2010 @ 10:24 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I can trace a lot of pivotal moments in my life through games. From the first time I ever got my hands on one (Space Invaders and Asteroids in the Dalkey Island Hotel) to this very moment in time, I’ve been hopelessly addicted.

  • And so it starts….

    September 6, 2010 @ 1:12 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Look what arrived in the office today:


  • Assassin’s Creed walkthrough

    August 27, 2010 @ 10:23 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Fresh from Gamescom, here’s a quick peek at the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, complete with commentary.

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  • Kinect pricing announced

    July 20, 2010 @ 5:12 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Microsoft has announced pricing for it’s new Kinect controller. Get saving your cent…

    The motion sensitive controller will cost €149.99 with the Kinect Adventures, or as part of a console bundle for €299.99.

    The launch games – Kinectimals, Kinect Sports and Kinect Joy Ride – will cost you €49.99 each.

  • Who says video games are mindless?

    June 26, 2010 @ 10:54 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    No one here anyway. But for those who think video games are low brow, check out this YouTube clip – Mario with a violin. The musician is even wearing tails.

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  • E3: Sony previews Move and 3D

    June 23, 2010 @ 8:32 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Sony has a twin focus for the event. Not only was it showing off its motion controller Move, it was also giving 3D games a good airing.


  • E3: Microsoft unveils Kinect/Natal

    June 19, 2010 @ 6:33 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The main focus of Microsoft at E3 was Kinect for Xbox 360. This is is the new name for Project Natal, the console’s answer controller-free gaming.

  • Game on!

    @ 5:42 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    So after a shaky start, we finally made it to LA. Which is more than could be said for our bags, which had a short overnight stay in Amsterdam.


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