Capcom on Thursday said that Resident Evil 6 is in full development and scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation game consoles on November 20, 2012, "with a PC version to follow." The newest installment in the popular zombie franchise takes place ten years since the Raccoon City incident and will see Leon and Chris come together for the first time. They will also be joined by new characters, Capcom says.
Congratulations UK PS3 owners. You’ve got Netflix! Well, a Netflix app, at least. Did we mention there is still no Netflix service in the UK? You were probably aware of that, but the appearance of the app in the PlayStation Store should offer some hope that the service is really and truly going to arrive soon.
Back in mid 2010, Sony made the decision to remove a feature from the PS3 firmware that was much beloved by the modding community. Of course we’re referring to the “Install other OS” option. Well, a cadre of angry nerds filed a class action suit shortly thereafter, but a judge has just dismissed the case once and for all.
A barely belated 'Happy birthday' goes out to Sony's PlayStation 3 game console, which turned 5 years old yesterday (or a week ago today if you prefer to celebrate its Japan launch rather than its release in the U.S.). The PS3 has been through a few changes since it debuted half a decade ago and shed much of its baby fat, but is mostly the same console overall.
Despite Android's majority market share, it lags behind both iOS and Windows Phone when it comes to its music ecosystem and stock apps. The flip side of this coin are the third-party developers who can create music apps that take advantage of the openness of the Android platform. One of the best third-party music apps for Android is the freshly updated DoubleTwist.
NVidia is famous for talking up the potential of PC gaming, but considering that the company’s profits are almost entirely dependent on the success of that genre, many have taken it with a grain of salt. For years they have claimed PC gaming is on the rise, but now they can actually put a date to it. According to analysts commissioned by the graphics chip maker, PC gaming revenue will overtake consoles by 2014. They also presented a slide which shows the progression of GPU hardware overtime compared to consoles, and it paints a pretty clear picture. While the PS3 & Xbox 360 may have given a high end GPU a run for their money back in 2005, in 2011 PC hardware is potentially 10x faster than current generation consoles.
Game makers love stores like GameStop because – duh! – the stores sell their games. There's one thing game makers don't like so much about Gamestop, though; the stores often sell the games used. Second-hand sales are great for cash-deficient everyman gamers who can't afford a $60 diversion, but buying a used game denies the original manufacturer a slice of the profit pie. Sony's new "PSN Pass" program is geared towards milking more moolah out of used and rental games, placing the company alongside EA and THQ at the forefront of the used-games war.
In case you’ve been wondering what hacker George Hotz, aka Geohot, has been up to, social networking site Facebook has confirmed that the until recently beleaguered hacker is now on its payroll. The official confirmation came after reports of him being hired by Facebook emerged over the weekend. But the question remains: what is he up to? Find out after the jump.
Perhaps Sony took the biggest sigh of relief after LulzSec posted an announcement declaring an end to its 50-day hackathon, but there's still plenty of work to be done. The next step for Sony is to defend itself from (or settle) a class action lawsuit accusing the firm of being negligent with online security, negligence that ultimately led to numerous attacks and the loss of private data, including credit card information.
It’s been a relatively busy week in terms of service disruptions with Amazon’s elastic cloud malfunction taking down dozens of the web’s most popular websites, and now an ongoing Playstation Network outage is stretching into its fourth day, with no end in sight. According to a blog post by Patrick Seybold, Sr Director of Corporate Communications, Sony will continue to work on resolving the issue around the clock, but couldn’t commit to an exact time when service would be restored.