The Wall Street Journal reports that the next PlayStation will be revealed on February 20, 2013 and be launched this holiday season. They also state that Microsoft will reveal their next console this Spring--months after the PlayStation announcement, and will be launched this holiday season as well. Looks like we will have two new consoles going toe to toe this year.
More thoughts on Microsoft and Nintendo's responses to the new PlayStation coming soon.
Sony last revealed a PlayStation console in 2005 at E3. At that show, Nintendo stole the headlines with the long lines for the Wii. Could this be the reason why they are showing off the new console early? Take a look at the teaser video below and lets countdown to February 20!
Unless you are completely out of touch, the US is knee deep in debates over gun laws due to increased violence with weapons. Tennessee's Republican Senator, Lamar Alexander, is making sure the nation focusses on the real problem... video games...
During an interview with MSNBC:
CHUCK TODD (MSNBC): Can you envision a way of supporting the universal background checks bill?
Hot on the heels of the successful PC launch of Guild Wars 2, NC Soft today revealed that the recently launched Online RPG will be supporting the Mac platform.
Guild Wars 2 is now available in beta form for the Mac and will allow both PC and Mac users to play together. You will be able to access the Beta client from the Account Menu screen of your Guild Wars 2 Account.
Played through Diablo 3 until level 60 and searching for more ways to enjoy the game? Diablo 3 has been updated to 1.0.4 to try and address endgame content by giving players 100 new levels, known as Paragon Levels, to earn once you reach level 60.
The patch is now live for players all over the world and Blizzard says that this will take players roughly the same amount of time to max out a Diablo 2 character. Further explaining this is Jay Wilson of Blizzard:
Fans of PopCap Games REJOICE! One of the most addictive titles to ever grace a screen is getting a sequel as a Plants vs Zombies follow-up was announced to appear in the latter portion of Spring 2013. Little details have been made known to us but we do know that PopCap Games is adding in a ton of new features, situations, and settings to delight and excite the masses of fans the original Plants vs Zombies game created.
PopCap Games provided us with the following quotes:
Firefall, the new Free to Play Massively Multiplayer Online Action Game, from Red 5 Studios, has recently increased their staff from 60 to over a hundred employees.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Red 5 Studios Designer Dave Williams had this to say about the new addition of employees: "About 80 percent or 90 percent of the people we've added in the past few months have been from 38 and Bioware. Two months ago we had a staff of 60, and now we're at just over 100. We've found some incredibly talented people who are really happy. It's allowed us to build up the team quickly."
Mad Catz today announced that their newest Professional Keyboard, the S.T.R.I.K.7 Professional Gaming Keyboard, is available for purchase at their website and shipping to retailers worldwide.
The unique V.E.N.O.M. touch screen interface enables the gamer to take control of their gaming environment, launch games or applications at the swipe of a finger, deploy custom macro commands, program chat, game, media settings and more.