Daily Video Blog Rocketboom coming to PS3, PSP, and I-Link TVs

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297w ago - Daily video blog Rocketboom has handed over its distribution and ad sales to Sony Pictures in return for a seven figue guarantee plus a share of the revenues. Rocketboom will be distributed on Crackle as well as other Sony platforms including PS3, PSP and Bravia I-Link TVs.

To quote: Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron says he went with Sony because of Sony's distribution strengths and the deal allows him to maintain control of the business. (Whereas selling the business to another media buyer, such as WallStrip did to CBS a year ago for $5 million, would have required him to give up his baby).

The deal is structured as a distribution and advertising deal, and sounds like it could lead to a closer relationship or outright sale if things go well. But if they don't, Rocketboom would regain complete control of distribution and ad sales after the contract expires.





Rocketboom's current distribution through YouTube, iTunes, Tivo, and elsewhere will remain intact. Sony will sell ads across those distribution channels as well. Baron claims more than Rocketboom is watched more than one million times a month across all channels, and sometimes spike to several million views. But as one of the first Web video shows, Rocketboom has always been better at creating...
 

Resistance 2 BETA coming in September via Qore

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299w ago - Just like how the Socom BETA is set up already via Qore, R2 BETA is coming in September Qore episode.

In a statement released today, Insomniac clarified that there will be "many" ways to get access into the BETA, including a pre-order campaign. Additionally, there will be ways for PS3 owners living in regions outside of North America to get in the BETA as well. Details have yet to be announced, but be rest assured that signing-up for Qore is not the only way.

While details are scant, those who are signed-up for Sony's digital-based Qore magazine will receive an exclusive invite to a BETA of Insomniac's highly anticipated PS3 first-person shooter Resistance 2 in September.

It's not yet known as to how invites will be given out - though we assume only those who have purchased an annual ($25) subscription to the service will be on the receiving end. Expect more details soon.
 

Rumor: Sonic and the Black Knight coming exclusively to Wii

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300w ago - According to donkey show of NeoGAF, a scan of what is claimed to be the cover of Nintendo Power's 20th Anniversary Issue states that it will be offering the first look at Sonic and the Black Knight. The cover also states the game will be a Wii exclusive.

Nintendo Power recently set the rumor mill in motion with clues about the games they will be revealing in their 20th Anniversary Issue. Nintendo Power offered the following clues:

"We're kicking off the next 20 years of Nintendo Power with more big reveals, including a top-secret cover story fit for a king. Its got a lot of heart. Just kidding. Its Mother 3. Just kidding. Please look forward to it."
 

Call Of Duty 4 New Multiplayer Gametypes Coming Soon?

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300w ago - Four new game modes could be added to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The news was struck on Robert Bowling blog, Director of Communications/Community Manager for Infinity Ward.

Here are the details of the new game modes from the blog:

"Thanks to everyone who commented, sent in emails, or contacted me via other means; including the epic presentation I received via the mail this morning containing an entire breakdown of a new game mode complete with a full-size fold out poster (thanks Ian!!).

I received a lot of great suggestions and feedback regarding new playlists you guys would like to see, and this weekend I'm going to be hosting a series of private matches in Call of Duty 4 to test them out. So if you haven't already, be sure to drop me a message on Xbox Live / PSN as I'll be cleaning off room on my friends list and inviting anyone interested to help out this weekend.

Some of the gametypes we're going to test out this weekend are:

Bare-bones Team Deathmatch

No more excuses. No more blaming Martyrdom or Juggernaut for your lack of skills and kills. Bare Bones Team Deathmatch eliminates the excuses and takes it back to basics with standard Team Deathmatch with no perks, no kill streak rewards. Just you, your skill, and your weapons.
 

Rumor: More Proof that Left 4 Dead is coming to PS3?

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301w ago - In the lastest episode of Game Trailers The Bonus Round they have clearly listed upcoming title Left 4 Dead for the PlayStation 3 as well as Xbox 360 and PC.

Now this follows on from recently when EA confirmed that it was being released in there winter 2008 release line up and also when valve said a PlayStation 3 version was possible.

Now this (for now) remains a rumor, however it does look likey that Left 4 Dead will be released on the PlayStation 3 at some point.

Only time will tell for sure!
 







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