By 4 June 2010 | Categories: news


New PSP sales strategy for US and UK

Sony’s new tactics to boost sales of its PSP go in the UK, which sees the company offering ten free games with the purchase of this device, now also applies in the US, but only with three games.

According to a post on Sony’s blog, purchasing a PSP go from now until the end of March 2011 in the US, will entitle you to an emailed PlayStation Network (PSN) voucher that allows you to download three free games to the value of $80, as part of the PSP go Digital Game Pack. 

 1st 3D PS3 game updates  

 According to Joystick, PS3 owners in Japan and Europe that have recently bought a Sony Bravia TV will be able to enjoy Super Stardust HD, Pain and WipeOut HD in 3D as of 10 June, courteousy of a free 3D support patch for those titles.

The 3D update for Super Stardust HD and WipeOut HD will still be free for PS3 owners who didn’t purchase a Bravia TV, but they will need to pay ¥300 (around R25) for Pain’s 3D update.  

Jay-Z joins forces with Pac-Man

According to Siliconera, Namco Bandai has licensed Pac-Man to Rocawear, of which Jay-Z is a co-founder. The clothing company will have special 30th anniversary his and hers Pac-Man shirts available via the Roc Pop Shop mobile store on wheels. The Roc Pop Store will be visiting various cities in the US starting today.      

Michael Jordan is back on the (virtual) court

2K Sports has announced that basketball great Michael Jordan will feature on the cover of NBA 2K11 when it is released on 5 October for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PS3, PlayStation 2, PC and PSP.

“It’s an honor to be featured on the cover of NBA 2K11,” said Jordan, current majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team. “I have no doubt that NBA 2K11 will be a big hit with gamers and basketball fans alike. I’m looking forward to getting back out onto the court, virtually. Let’s hope they get my dunk from the foul line right.”

New Harry Potter games set to magically appear this year

Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced two forthcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows videogames. The release will coincide with the last two feature films in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 will be coming out in autumn on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PC and various mobile devices.

“The final Harry Potter adventure has given us the opportunity to make a darker and more action-oriented game than we have before,” says Jonathan Bunney, head of production at EA Bright Light. 


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