Uninformed advertisers linking games to early death

6 03 2009

Ad campaign

by Matthew Moore

The National Health Service here in the UK are running a campaign at the moment named “Change4Life”.  This worthy cause quotes the following “The way we live in modern society means a lot of us, especially our kids, have fallen into unhelpful habits. This means all of us need to make small changes to eat well, move more, and live longer.”
I’m sure that no one can disagree that modern society has taken a turn for the worst, with childhood obesity hitting an all time high this year its good to see that the government are targeting these issues and giving good advice.

However it would seem that the advertising arm of this campaign are using scare tactics with their latest advert targeted at mothers who read the likes of Star, Reveal and Heat.

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Resident Evil 5 demo coming to XBL, exclusive for one week

14 01 2009

by Daren Baldock

res_evil_5It’s money hat time again boys and girls! The lovely people at Capcom have given a one week exclusive to Microsoft for the Resident Evil 5 demo, which is due to hit Xbox Live the week of Jan 26th ahead of the PSN release on the week of Feb 5th.

So what do we get in the demo? Find out this along with a twist to the tale after the break.

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GTA4 DLC announced!!

24 11 2008

by Matthew Moore

thelostanddamned

 

Rockstar Games is proud to announce that the eagerly anticipated first episode of downloadable content, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, will be coming to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system via Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network. Available exclusively on Xbox LIVE worldwide on February 17th 2009, The Lost and Damned will feature all new content and is the first of two episodes announced for Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360.

Developed by Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, The Lost and Damned features a new main character and plot that intersects with the storyline of Grand Theft Auto IV; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles; and a diverse soundtrack with additional music – all with the incredible production values that are the trademarks of Grand Theft Auto.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned requires players to have the full version of Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE membership to download. Further details will be announced soon.

Check out high-res screens at www.rockstargames.com/thelostanddamned.





Lips coming to Xbox 360 next month, tracklist revealed

22 10 2008

by Daren Baldock

Microsoft’s Q4 onslaught of the ‘casual’ gamer space continues with the release of the karaoke music title ‘Lips’, which hits retail shelves on 21st November 2008. While this is not necessarily ‘news’ as such (we’ve know this has been coming for a while now), extensive details have been released including the full tracklist. So what’s so special about this relatively ‘late to the party’ karaoke title that sets it apart from it’s well established Sony rival ‘Singstar’? Find out the lowdown and the full tracklist after the jump.

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LucasArts Announces Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG

22 10 2008

not by Daren Baldock

GamingShogun writes, “Today in San Francisco, LucasArts formally announced their new MMORPG, titled ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’. Highlights of the announcement included word that the game will, as rumored, be set inside the Knights of the Old Republic universe and will be heavily ‘story based’ and allow players to have ‘companion characters’…”

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Microsoft announces the New Xbox Experience release date

9 10 2008

not by Daren Baldock

Microsoft has announced that the New Xbox Experience will release to Xbox 360’s around the world (in 26 countries, localized in 11 languages) on November 19th 2008.

Hit the jump for original source.

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UK Set For Another Console Price Crash, Xbox 360 under £100

2 10 2008

by Daren Baldock

Consumers in the UK are again positioned to reap the benefits of the current ‘Supermarket Wars’ as grocery big-hitter Sainsburys are tipped to slash the prices of the Xbox 360 Arcade console to £99.97 and the 60GB model to £139.97. The Nintendo Wii also sees a cut in price to £149.97.

The one week promotion begins tomorrow (3rd October 2008) and is believed to be a direct response to Morrisons largely publicised price cut on chart titles last month, which saw shoppers flock in their droves to buy PS3 & Xbox 360 titles for £25, Nintendo Wii titles for £15 and Nintendo DS titles for just £12.

Expect stock to disappear quicker than Jamie Oliver’s popularity in Rotherham after he tells them all they’re shite at cooking.

Source MCV