Halo 3: Midnight launch cancelled

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344w ago - CVG has learnt that all plans for a Halo 3 midnight launch have been pulled as Westminster council feared that too many fans would turn up, causing chaos in the streets of London in the early hours of September 26.

Halo 3 will launch on September 26 and it's quite likely that it'll bigger than the PS3 launch back in March. At least the council thinks so, as that went ahead fine. When contacted HMV knew nothing of a midnight launch for Halo 3.

A GAME employee did though: "It's opening hours as usual," we were told. "The council won't allow a midnight launch."

Stephen McGill, head of gaming and entertainment, at Microsoft, told us, "Halo 3 launches in the UK on Sept. 26, and although we are not going to be running any official midnight opening events along London's Oxford Street (due to from Westminster Council concerns of huge crowds) we are pleased to confirm that over 1,000 retailers around London and the rest of the UK will be opening up at midnight to ensure fans can get their copy of Halo 3 it as soon as humanly possible - including many Game, Gamestation, HMV and Virgin Megastores stores, and of those that can't open at midnight many will be opening early on the Wednesday 26th too.

"To celebrate the launch, on Tuesday 25th Halo 3 is taking over the BFI IMAX cinema in Waterloo...
 

Rally driver feared dead in crash!

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344w ago - Former world rally champion Colin McRae is believed to have been killed along with three others in a helicopter crash near his home in Lanarkshire.

The helicopter, which police believe was owned by Mr McRae, 39, came down on Saturday afternoon in Jerviswood, about a mile from Lanark, and caught fire.

Colin McRae won the World Rally Championship drivers' title in 1995 driving a Subaru, becoming the first Briton to win the title.

He was also runner-up in 1996, 1997 and 2001.

He also spawned a number of successful video games the latest being Colin McRae: DiRT in 2007.

He is married to Alison and has two children, Hollie and Johnny.
 

PSU's Top 5 PS3 Games You Must Have Before '08

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345w ago - This year's Fall is very, very crowded. Even with titles such as GTA 4 and Metal Gear Solid 4 slipping into 2008, the remaining months of 2007 will undoubtedly burn a whole through gamers' pockets. With that in mind, PSU's compiled a Top 5 list of titles that you absolutely must get before the year is out. Do some more chores, work overtime, demand them for Christmas or simply stop buying your girlfriend gifts (a last resort, of course).

5. Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Release Date: October 23, 2007
Platforms: PlayStation 3

:: Game Summary ::

Ratchet & Clank Future Tools of Destruction is a 3rd person adventure platformer where the player begins their journey with the shocking discovery that a villain from Ratchet's distant past has tracked him down and wants him dead. This revelation brings up many questions as to Ratchet origins and launches Ratchet and Clank into a mysterious adventure where they begin to learn about his past, the villain's current evil plans, and a glimpse of the future.

Why we chose this title?

The Ratchet and Clank series has always been a solid franchise with excellent gameplay and humorous characters. In R&C Future: Tools of Destruction players will be exposed to all new weapons including Death Springs...
 

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Limited Collector’s Edition Introduced by Activision

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345w ago - Gamers love it when publishers announce a special edition of their favourite games! This time around, Activision has announced a Limited Collector's Edition of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for Xbox 360 and PC. It will have a special hardcover book featuring exclusive concepts, never-before-seen imagery as well as final artwork.

Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Limited Collector's Edition Overview:

The Xbox 360 edition also takes gamers behind-the-scenes with a bonus DVD containing more than four hours of interviews and features, an exclusive documentary exploring the British S.A.S from World War II to modern day, and a series of "making of" vignettes highlighting Infinity Ward's research, technology and story development for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

For Windows PC fans, in addition to the hardcover art book, the Limited Collector's Edition for PC will include a digital copy of the BradyGAMES Official Strategy Guide. The strategy guide provides players with a detailed single-player walkthrough, top-down maps, multiplayer strategies, weapon load-outs, and various other tips for the hardcore soldier.

Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare has been developed by Infinity Ward. It will release on November 5, 2007 on the PS3, Xbox 360 and the PC. The limited edition of the game...
 

Square Enix Endorses Xbox 360

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345w ago - Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 games console got a big boost on Wednesday when Square Enix Co. Ltd., the last major Japanese games developer not to have embraced the console, said it would release a title on the platform.

The game, called "Infinite Undiscovery," was given a brief preview at a Tokyo news conference but few details of the role-playing game were announced. Square Enix didn't share a release date.

"We are working to ramp up the action and create a dynamic, compelling next-generation RPG," said Hajime Kojima, a producer from Square Enix. The concept of the game is to play in a world that is constantly changing in real time. Even when you pull up the menu screen the action won't stop on screen.

The debut of role-playing games like "Infinite Undiscovery" is key to Microsoft's success in Japan. Gamers here prefer RPG titles over the first-person shooter games that are popular in North America and Europe and the company's original Xbox suffered in Japan because there wasn't enough attractive software for local gamers.

"The genre will be RPG (role playing game), the most popular in the Japan market," said Takashi Sensui, general manager of the Home and Entertainment Division at Microsoft's Japan unit, Microsoft Co. Ltd.

The support of a major publisher like Square...
 











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