Category Archives: Announcements
On February 20th Sony unveiled there next, next generation console the PlayStation 4. And although they didn’t actually show the PS4 we did get to see the duel shock 4, same really impressive game previews and a lot of talk of what they would like to do someday. So here is my take ….
Sony knows exactly what its doing this time around, they have moved away from the hard to program for cell processor and over to a more PC, X86 architecture witch is much better for third party programmers. They realize that we are in a far different word then it was when the PS3 came out. We are more social, connected and online more offend, we play differently and use game consoles in different ways. We are a more evolved gamer, and that being said i really hope that Sony can live up to some of the stuff they showed. Stuff like the ability to stream PS1, PS2 and PS3 games to your PS4, and hopefully they do it for a subscription fee and not make us pay for each game. Stuff like being able to play your PS4 games in any room via your PS Vita, now you can use the rest room and never have to leave your game, provided you shell out the cash for a Vita that is. And stuff like being able to share your game experience with your friends and even have your friends take over your game witch i don’t really see ever happening but a good ideal none the less. And all though we didn’t get to see the actually system and only seen very little actually game play this time around I’m sure this is to add to the excitement for E3 in June where Sony will have the real reveal of the PS4 and we will no doubt see the actual system, a lot more games and specs and maybe even a price?
This next next generation is looking promising so far, and with Microsoft getting ready to announce there entry it stands to get even better ….
Paul J. (trekx)
Starting today i am changing the dynamic of this site, up until now this site has been about all your gaming and tech news, witch is great but it take up way to much time seeing that i run this site by myself, and really you can get gaming and tech news any ware on the net now a days. So what I’m planning to do going forward on this site is just give my own take on news and events in the gaming tech industry. I will still post the more important news and the Green Circle Gaming Facebook page www.facebook.com/greencirclegaming is always being up dated with cool new pics and news. So i hope you’ll check that out and enjoy the changes here …
Paul Jones (trekx)
Microsoft announced this week the acquisition of “video discovery technology company” VideoSurf.
VideoSurf is a video discovery technology and how will it “enhance” Xbox Live?
“This holiday we will launch voice search across our entertainment partners on Xbox LIVE,”
Microsoft’s Alex Garden said in a press release. “Over time, as we integrate VideoSurf’s technology into our system, we are excited about the potential to have content tagged in real time to increase the speed and relevance of the search results.” VideoSurf’s back-end technology “‘sees’ frames inside videos,” an ability that Microsoft appears to want to couple with the integrated Bing voice search coming to Xbox 360.
The Test Drive series will continue next year with a Ferrari Racing game. publisher Bigben Interactive announced the acquisition of distribution rights for Test Drive: Ferrari, which it will release in Europe on March 20, for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Rockstar Games has announced Grand Theft Auto 5 though its official site. No further details have been Given.
Look for the first trailer of Grand Theft Auto V on November 2nd.
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 15th in North America and November 18th elsewhere, just a week after the game debuts on PC. And like the PC game, The Complete Edition comes packed with every piece of DLC released thus far. It will retail for $49.99.
The bonus cases include “The Nicholson Electroplating,” “The Consul’s Car,” “Reefer Madness,” “The Naked City” and “A Slip of the Tongue.” They cover the arson, vice and traffic beats, and are offered alongside The Badge Pursuit Challenge and all unlockable outfits and weapons.
Sadly, one of the greats of our time and a revolutionary of this technological world, Steve Jobs has passed away today. Apple sent out the following press release to confirm what the public was not looking forward to hearing:
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.”
Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs. Here at Green Circle Gaming, we will remember your contributions for a very long time to come. Thank you for the foundation that you laid before us, and to the bright future that is still ahead because of your work.
Microsoft announced this morning that Gears of War 3 surpassed three million sales during its first week at retail. The publisher also reveled in this small window of opportunity to say that Gears 3, in just one week, “has already grossed more than any 2011 video game to date.” That’s a record it’ll be lucky to hold past November 8 when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 drops.
The success of the latest sequel also pushes the Gears of War franchise over the billion dollar mark in lifetime sales, Microsoft claims. It is also the only Xbox 360-exclusive franchise to reach this milestone after being introduced during the current console generation — ruling out the longer-running Halo for that ultra-specific sales commendation.
About upcoming Gears of War 3 campaign DLC, designer Cliff Bleszinski shared some additional details, explaining that the story won’t be focused on the game’s core cast.
And though it won’t be based on the Gears of War graphic novels either, former Stranded-turned-COG Michael Barrick will appear.
“No, it won’t be the graphic novel, but it will have all new campaign content that doesn’t have Marcus, Dom, Cole and Baird in it,” Bleszinski wrote. “Expect Barrick and more…”
Nintendo will soon release a black Wii Fit Plus console bundle in the UK, which looks to retail for £99.99 ($155).
Arriving October 7, the bundle includes a black Wii console with Wii Remote Plus, a black Balance Board and a copy of Wii Fit Plus.
If you picked up a new Gears of War 3 console and are now wondering how to transfer your data from your previous Xbox 360 S? Well, we have a solution for you! We have a new cable (pictured) that will handle Xbox 360 S to Xbox 360 S transfers. Head over to xbox.com/transfer to see how you can order the proper transfer cable.