EA Asks Journalists: Please Give Us Back Our Illegal Weapons

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262w ago - Recently GamePolitics expressed its consternation towards EA's Godfather II 'swag kit' containing Brass Knuckles.

The publisher then began a flurry of hush-hush phone calls to arrange the return of the weapons. EA declined to comment beyond expressing a desire to assist journalists in proper disposal of the items.

To quote: The game in question: Godfather II, a Grand Theft Auto-style adventure based on the famous movie. The offending item: a set of brass knuckles, mailed to video games journalists together with other goodies including a cigar, a silk handkerchief, and a book of matches.

But while it nicely complements the game's mafiosi theme, it also had the unfortunate side-effect of turning recipients of the mailing into criminals, as mere possession of brass knuckles is illegal in many states and can carry hefty penalties.
 

Formula One Pushed Back on Sony PS3 And XBox 360 Until 2010

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266w ago - Got a Sony PS3 or XBox 360? Then there'll be no Formula One for you this year.

To quote: The latest issue of the UK Official PlayStation Mag reckons the PS3 version's been pushed back to next year.

And (surprise, surprise) now sources 'in the know' have told us the 360 version won't be out until 2010 either.

Our source said that Wii and PSP F1 games would be released later this year, but only because Codemasters doesn't "want to piss off the rights holders." Which really fills us with confidence.

True? Yeah, probably. Codemasters has shown off most of its 2009 line-up, but has given us nothing on Formula One so far. A delay sounds about right.
 

Secret Message Found on Back of Killzone 2 for PlayStation 3 Box?

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276w ago - Dutch site PS3Life is reporting that the back of the Killzone 2 for PlayStation box appears to contain a secret message.

As images of it make their way to the Internet, it appears to be a fairly standard and ordinary design except for something striking on the back.

Pictured below you will see circled some curious text on the left side (click to enlarge the image). If you look closely you can see a few letters, but a sentence or a word we can not make out.

Whether it's just part of the box's artwork design or a hidden message remains to be seen. Feel free to share your thoughts below!
 

PlayStation Home Voice Chat is Now Back Online!

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278w ago - For those of you who wish to mess with 30 year old men disguised as women; or just chat with your gaming buddies...

Home now has voice chat again!

So pull up a chair and enjoy... Sitting.

Video is below courtesy of screwattack with details:




 

Tretton: Gamers Coming back to us, People are Choosing the PS3

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288w ago - The President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA), Jack Tretton, has told the Financial Times that he has no qualms about Sony meeting their corporate goals and selling every PS3 they manufacture.

Tretton was also asked whether the consoles stands now after a shaky first years. "Gamers are coming back to us, we are selling a higher percentage of games such as Madden NFL and Grand Theft Auto, because people are choosing the PS3 [over the Xbox].

Sales are up over 100 per cent and we are tracking well ahead of what we expected." Tretton replied.

To quote: Where do you stand right now in the console wars after a somewhat shaky first year?

Gamers are coming back to us, we are selling a higher percentage of games such as Madden NFL and Grand Theft Auto, because people are choosing the PS3 [over the Xbox].

Sales are up over 100 per cent and we are tracking well ahead of what we expected. We are having success in multiple markets and, coming up to the second anniversary of the PS3, we are right where we wanted to be.
 







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