163w ago - Today Rockstar has tweeted that both Grand Theft Auto 4 DLC packs will be available for download from midnight Pacific time, to quote:
"The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony go up on PlayStation Network & Games for Windows LIVE Tuesday in N. America at 12:01AM Pacific"
Both Grand Theft Auto 4 DLC packs 'The Lost and the Damned' and 'The Ballad of Gay Tony' were XBox 360 timed-exclusives, but their expiration has been met and they will now be available on the PS Store starting at midnight tonight.
However if you don't have the game yet, wait until Episodes from Liberty City releases, which is Grand Theft Auto 4 plus both DLC packs all on one disc.
Episodes of Liberty City arrives in stores for the PS3 today.
199w ago - For the first time, the economic downturn appears to have caught up with the maker of the Wii, as sales and profits plunge.
Nintendo continues to operate profitably, something that can't be said for Sony, which faces the same conditions that Nintendo does, but announced another losing quarter today.
To quote: Japanese electronics companies face two significant issues when it comes to the current economy. The first is that the crisis has caused the currencies of larger, stable economies to increase in value.
The strength of the Yen has meant that overseas sales, which constitute the majority for many of these companies, are worth less; both Nintendo and Sony have been hit with this problem.
The second issue is that consumer spending has dropped, which means fewer products sold. So far, this hadn't been as severe a problem for Nintendo, but the trend finally caught up with it this quarter.
Compared to the same quarter a year ago, handheld sales dropped by nearly a million units, to just under 6 million total (over half of those were the DSi). Wii sales dropped by more than half, with only 2.23 million sold in the previous quarter. Software didn't fare as badly,...
204w ago - Over the last few years there have been countless rumors that Sony has plans (and even a patent) for a PSP phone. Finally some confirmation has surfaced courtesy of the Nikkei business daily.
It reported this morning that Sony is considering developing a cellphone-game gear hybrid in a bid to better compete with Apple Inc's highly popular iPod and iPhone.
To quote: Sony plans to set up a project team as early as July to develop a new product that combines functions of its portable game player and Sony Ericsson's mobile phones, the Nikkei said.
Sony Ericsson is a cellphone joint venture between Sony and Sweden's Ericsson.
A growing number of game-makers including Capcom Co Ltd and Square Enix Holdings are now offering software for the iPod and iPhone to take advantage of the Apple products' popularity, posing a threat to Sony's PlayStation Portable and Nintendo Co Ltd's DS.
204w ago - It appears the idea of console exclusives is over with the recent announcement of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for PlayStation Portable.
The Nintendo DS version has been out on the market since March 17, 2009, plenty of time for the Grand Theft Auto fanatic to either purchase the game for the DS or go and buy a Nintendo DS just so it could be played.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is the third GTA title to release on the PlayStation Portable after GTA: Liberty City Stories and GTA: Vice City Stories. It makes sense on a business level for Sony to start pushing for more titles on the PlayStation Portable, and even more so the upcoming PSP Go.
Sony needs to properly support the PSP Go from launch. They cannot afford to release the new PSP and leave it on the market for a couple months before properly supporting it. This is primarily because of the PSP Go's lack of UMD drive.
Granted, gamers could use the PlayStation Store to download PSOne Classics or even some older PSP titles onto the PSP Go, but where will the money be at? The new downloadable titles. With Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars releasing around the same time, there is a title that will help sell the PSP Go for early...