You might have seen the mind blowing commercials for Destiny, the upcoming sci-fi shooter that will be out for multiple platforms next week. You may have also noticed that all of these commercials are aimed at the Playstation market. This is because Activision and Sony are getting all buddy-buddy on the marketing campaign, with the folks behind Destiny offering all sorts of “exclusive” content for PlayStation owners.
So what was Microsoft’s response? This cheeky series of advertisements, first posted on the Xbox UK Twitterand Facebook accounts, that claims they’re making a Destiny-themed fragrance. Obviously, they’re not. The website ( http://www.destinyfragrance.com), which is linked in UK magazine ads, just takes you to a British pre-order page for the game on Xbox.
But what’s interesting here is that dig at Activision. “Thing is, we didn’t have permission to run adverts for the game. So we didn’t.” Strange, right? Assuming this is true—and why would they write something like that if it wasn’t?—it’s amusing to see a company like Microsoft calling Activision out for partnering with Sony on what’s surely going to be a huge game all around. Its a very rare thing to see companies actually saying whats on there mind and lashing towards each other.
Destiny comes out on Tuesday, and unfortunately The Destiny Fragrance does not.
Nintendo will discontinue a number of Wii channels and services in June, the company has announced.
Discontinued Wii channels include the Nintendo Channel, News Channel, Forecast Channel, Everybody Votes Channel and Mii Contest Channel.
The message boards will also be switched off, preventing Wii users from sending and receiving messages. The channels will be discontinued on June 28, although the Wii Shop will remain open.
“We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company’s products,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer.
“We apologise to those of you currently using these services, and ask for your understanding.
“The above services will no longer be available even if they are started up from the Wii Menu. However, services other than those mentioned above, such as the Wii Shop Channel and ‘Today’s Accomplishments’ on the Wii Message Board, will remain available.”
Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson is currently second in this year’s Time 100 Poll.
With voting ending later today (April 12), Persson is currently runner-up to Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Markus ‘ Notch ‘ Persson, The Minecraft creator outranks the likes of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, Kim Jong-un, Psy, Barack Obama, David Bowie and Usain Bolt.
The final list of the 100 most influential leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes will be selected by the magazine’s editors, before the results are announced on April 18.
Sony has filled a patent application today that could add Trophy support to playstation and playstation 2 games.
Apparently, the method behind this is to simply patch the games with software that will detect particular disk access but without modifying the original content on the disc. With the software, it would use the detected disk access as potential trophy triggers in games, and when the player reaches the requirements, the trophy would pop.
Its a simple method, that hopefully gets added to the system, but It could also start a trend (yes im looking at you microsoft)
You can read the entire patent application here, in all its 12 page glory, there is also some images in the PDF file, everyone loves images.
EA are giving out free games to players, a way to say sorry for the recent issues that players faced.
A message on the official SimCity site reads:
“As a token of our appreciation for all the support we’ve received from SimCity fans over the past week EA is offering a free EA PC digital download game to anyone who purchases and authenticates SimCity by March 25, 2013 at 11:59pm PST, in order to be eligible for the free game offer, you simply need to activate your game before March 25, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. Once activated you will see the Featured Today pop-up window with a link to the free game redemption portal on startup, and once a day when you finish playing SimCity.”
The selection includes Mass Effect 3, Bejeweled 3, SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Plants Vs. Zombies, Battlefield 3 and Dead Space 3, which only came out a little over a month ago, so this is quite generous.
The launch Trailer for Terminal Reality’s take on The walking Dead has sprung out today like a virus in a shopping mall, and it gets stab happy.
In the trailer, it shows Daryl Dixon firing arrows, stabbing and generally giving alot of the undead a bad time, whilst he searches for his brother, Merle Dixon.
The walking Dead: Survival is out tomorrow in the US and is out on the 22nd in the UK.
Gears of War: Judgement is the latest game to add micro transactions, a feature that allows the player to buy “bonuses” in game and seems to be coming more and more popular in games recently.
The offer that will be rolling out with Gears of War: judgement on March 19th in the US and the 22nd in the UK is double Xp, Previously seen in games such as Gotham City Impostors and Call of Duty Black Ops 2. A price list can be found below, as well as some images curtasy of CVG
- 10 matches for 80 MSP
- 50 matches for 320 MSP
- 100 matches for 560 MSP
- 200 matches for 800 MSP