313w ago - Action thriller Bioshock has been awarded game of the year at the Spike TV awards in Las Vegas.
The underwater adventure, widely praised for its storyline and production values, also won the prize for best Xbox 360 title and best score.
It beat high-profile titles such as Halo 3, Mass Effect and The Orange Box to win the top prize.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare won the awards for best shooter and best military game.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson hosted the awards, which were broadcast on cable channel Spike TV.
Nintendo title Super Mario Galaxy, which has been feted with a series of near-perfect review scores, won for best action game and best Wii game, while science fiction epic Mass Effect won best RPG and PC title Crysis won for best graphics.
Blockbuster title Halo 3 picked up two awards, for best multiplayer and most addictive game. The Orange Box, a compendium of Half-Life 2 titles, 3D puzzler Portal and online game Team Fortress, was named PC game of the year.
Other highlights included Colin McRae: DiRT picking up the best driving game prize, Ratchet and Clank winning the best PlayStation 3 prize, and Portal chosen as the breakthrough technology winner.
313w ago - Reports are indicating that the Sony CEO Howard Stringer has noted that Playstation Home will be aiming for a Spring 2008 release. The revelation comes as Stringer was upbeat about the PS3's future to connect to connect and network with other devices.
To quote: To this end he is also being reported as stating that the network overhaul will be open to third-party developers and will launch on April 1st 2008. Now, back at the Tokyo Game Show in September we reported the keynote speech of Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai, during which he stated that the company was aiming for a Spring 2008 launch for PlayStation Home.
April 1st is Spring 2008 as far as we're concerned. Stringer is, as we said, rather upbeat about the PS3's online future not only stating that it will enable the PS3 to connect with other devices such as mobile phones, but also that network "puts us in the direct line of Apple and Microsoft".
313w ago - The latest MotorStorm update has been released today. Now included is a vehicle selection of 2D/3D within the host options as well as mirrored tracks. There is also 2 new music tracks in the form of Devils Crossing and Beat the Devil.
To quote: The host can also choose mirrored tracks which reverses the entire geometry set of the tracks. Where you went left you will now go right. An interesting mix, and will take some getting used too not to forget which way you're actually going!
The addition of a proximity meter in MotorStorm mode is also welcome, and works like the one in eliminator mode.
There are also 2 new music tracks, 'Devils Crossing' by Elite Force and 'Beat The Devil' by Jiffster (Featuring Bard)