259w ago - Merry Christmas from SCEE. Today's update brings three full games, three demos, the normal extreme amounts of music-based DLC and, of course, the LittleBigPlanet Metal Gear Solid pack.
There are also a bunch of price drops on some excellent PSN games (though, is it just us or has WipEout HD always been that price..?).
Savage Moon is good fun, particularly if you're a tower defense fan. Here's the full release list:
- Savage Moon full game (£6.29/€7.99)
- Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom full game (£7.99/€9.99)
- Street Fighter Alpha Warriors' Dreams PS1 game (£4.79/€??)
- WipEout HD demo
- Metal Gear Online demo
- Sonic Unleashed demo
- WipEout HD (£11.99/€14.99)
- Super Stardust HD (£3.99/€4.99)
- PAIN (£3.99/€4.99)
- The Last Guy (£3.99/€4.99)
- Toy Home (£3.99/€4.99)
- Echochrome (£4.79/€5.99)
- Toy Home: Second Gear expansion (£1.59/€1.99)
- Snakeball Team Mode add-on (£1.59/€1.99)
- Eye of Judgment Set 2 & 3 combo pack (£8.39/€11.99)
- flOw (£3.99/€4.99)
- LittleBigPlanet DLC (listed after the break)
- Shaun White Snowboarding "Glamour"...
260w ago - Merry Christmas, Japan! While the Western world grows fat on its own laziness (not to mention a massive amount of Christmas food) Japanese game stores remain open to sell five new great PS3 games.
What's that strange smell, you ask? That's our pure, unadulterated jealousy. We really want to play White Knight Chronicles. Here's the release list:
• No new releases
• No new releases
• Alone In The Dark
• Far Cry 2
• Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
• White Knight Chronicles
In case you're wondering, your PS3 is region free. So, yes, you can import White Knight Chronicles if you so wish. We're not sure if it's the sort of game that will get downloadable content, but if it does you'll have to get it from the Japanese PSN Store.
260w ago - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced further details on a restructuring plan which will include consolidating facilities and reducing the work force.
Press Release: REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) - EA expects the restructuring plan will result in annual cost savings of approximately $120 million and restructuring charges of approximately $55-65 million over the next several quarters.
The plan is intended to reduce EA's worldwide work force by approximately 10 percent or 1,000 people. The majority of these actions will be completed by March 31, 2009. This represents a four percent increase from the six percent reduction EA announced on October 30, 2008.
The restructuring also calls for consolidation or closure of at least nine studio and publishing locations. Among the facilities to be consolidated is the Black Box Studio facility in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Black Box development teams and associated game franchises will move to the nearby EA studio location in Burnaby, British Columbia.
EA is implementing a plan to narrow its product portfolio to focus on hit games with higher margin opportunities. The company remains committed to taking creative risks, investing in new games, leading the industry in the growing mobile and online businesses,...