109w ago - Today Djamil Kemal at Lexis Numerique has shared some PS3 video footage dubbed Surviving the Horror of Amy: Salvation is Within Reach.
To quote: PlayStation fans have been following the development of AMY for some time now and have been giving us tremendous support - we sincerely thank you for that.
Others are just discovering this original upcoming PSN survival-horror game for the first time. What none of you have seen is the actual gameplay that lies at the heart of the game: the very unique relationship between Amy and Lana, our lead character.
When you mention 'a very unique relationship' in a video game, it may bring to mind ICO, a game that many of us consider a milestone in video game history.
The recent re-release of the HD version by PlayStation brought back many memories for us. The first time you finished ICO, what remained was great emotional depth and a rare feeling of empathy for Yorda, the young woman you try to protect.
Before playing ICO, the simple idea of protecting a non-playable character seemed tedious and dull. And yet, in ICO, you never had the feeling of doing a long escort mission. You really wanted to protect her.
220w ago - According to Examiner.com (linked above), an influx of new MAG BETA participants from both Qore subscribers and SCEE lottery winners led to a large increase in server load today.
A post from Shijima in the MAG BETA Forum reveals this in detail along with hinting that the current 3GB download may total 6GB in size before all is finalized.
To quote: "Okay, I'm sorry to have to bring you some bad news. Due to circumstances beyond our control and some serious server issues, we were unable to send any codes to anyone today. I've been told that the earliest the first batch is likely to be sent out is Monday. I know many of you won't like this, but I thought it best to let you all know so that you don't have to keep checking your inboxes.
As it is, not even the existing users are having much luck getting into a game due to some critical download issues that the team are working to fix. As the servers are offline over the weekend, having to wait until next week is probably a blessing in disguise for you all. Hopefully by then all the problems will be fixed and the service will be running smoothly again.
I should also warn you that it's only become apparent today that the download is going to be pretty...
245w ago - Worldwide sales of the Nintendo Wii games console have topped 50 million, the company's president Satoru Iwata stated at an industry conference in San Francisco.
This means the Wii is now the fastest-selling games console in history, surpassing Sony's PlayStation 2.
To quote: Earlier this year the Japanese computer games console maker predicted demand for the Wii console would eventually slow as the rise of the yen undermined the value of sales to the United States and Europe.
Satoru Iwata, president of the company, said he hoped the economic slowdown would lead to innovation and creativity. He told the conference, attended by many computer game software experts, that he believed "anything is possible".
He said: "The great depression in the 1930s resulted in the jet engine, TV and chocolate chip cookies. The future of video games is in your hands and I can't wait for you to show us your surprises."
Mr Iwata said that Nintendo's hand-held DS console had shipped 100m units around the world.
Nintendo Wii has more female and older fans than previous games systems because if offers programmes games like virtual tennis and playing musical instruments as well as the usual driving and shooting games.