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November2011

  • News Sony Reveals Monstrous European First-Party PlayStation Vita Launch Line-Up

    According to Sony Worldwide Studios Europe gaffer, Michael Denny, PlayStation Vita has "one of the best launch line-ups of any games console ever launched"

    And based on the strength of the publisher's enormous first-party European launch line-up, we're struggling to disagree. Sony announced the line-up — which features the likes of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and Modnation Racers: Road..

  • News Funbox Media Serves Order Up!! For Move

    Take a bite

    Update: Funbox Media tells us the game isn't out until December. Phew! Here's one that passed us by: culinary title Order Up!! — the two exclamation marks are important — is coming to PS3 with Move support. An enhanced version of a game originally released on Wii several years ago, Order Up!! allows two players to go head-to-head in...

  • News Sony Teams with Vodafone for Europe's Vita 3G

    Get the details inside

    After much speculation over exactly who would power Vita's 3G network across Europe, Sony has revealed it's joining forces with Vodafone to provide the console's always-on connectivity. The deal extends to the following countries: UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands, and...

  • News Vodafone Announced As 'Preferred' PlayStation Vita 3G Partner In Europe

    Sony's announced that it has partnered with Vodafone to provide PlayStation Vita's 3G connectivity in regions across Europe

    The mobile giant will provide service in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands. Those in France will receive service from Vodafone's partner in the region. Sony confirmed that the 3G model will include a SIM card "so..

  • News Sony's New PlayStation Move Commercial Is Actually Pretty Cool

    The cardboard cut-outs are gone

    It's not just SCEA that's gone through a re-imagining of its marketing strategy lately — SCEE's jumped on board too. And there's definitely a hint of the "old" PlayStation marketing message in this new European PlayStation Move commercial. The 60-second spot shows an unreasonably attractive couple rushing through an exciting and cinematic landscape. Brand..

  • News Sony Announces PlayStation Vita Pre-Order Goodies

    The PlayStation Vita is due out in just over three months

    And in order to celebrate — and presumably persuade you to pre-order — Sony's announced a European initiative that will reward you for getting your name down early with a bunch of additional goodies. Anyone that pre-orders at selected retailers from November 30th will be eligible for a PS Vita Gift Pack, which includes limited edition..

  • Out Now Move Mind Benders (Europe)

    PSN release confirmed

    Move Mind Benders is out on Blu-ray this Friday, but if you can't wait — or, more probably, you just don't want to leave your gaming lair — you can download it from the European PlayStation Store right now. The £17.99/€24.99 is a bundle of some of Move's best puzzlers; your money gets you echochrome ii, Tumble and an...

  • News Deep Silver's Winter Stars Goes Gold

    Out 25th November

    Deep Silver's frosty sports compilation Winter Stars has just entered production, with a European release confirmed for 25th November. For readers in North America, you can expect to pick the game up next week. Here's a trailer for the road: WINTER STARS TAKES UP START POSITION – NEW MOTION-CONTROLLED GAME REACHES GOLD STATUS...

October2011

  • News PlayStation Vita Scores February 22nd Western Release Date

    Man

    We didn't really expect to wake up to a release date for PlayStation Vita this morning. But that's exactly what's happened. Let's get the hard details out of the way before we start all the rampant cheering and jubilation: PlayStation Vita will launch in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia and Canada on February 22nd, 2012. The news was broken by SCEA president Jack..

  • News Give DanceStar Party a Twirl with New Demo

    You know you want to

    We nearly missed this little downloadable demo in the European PlayStation Store, but nothing gets by us here at Movemodo, so we're happy to let you know you can download a free demo of DanceStar Party, known as Everybody Dance in North America. The full game is out in just a few weeks, but if you can't wait then this trial...

  • News Captain Morgane Runs Aground, Sets Sail Next Year Instead

    It be a shame for sure

    We were looking forward to exploring the mysteries of Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle later this year, but publisher Reef Entertainment has decided to delay disembarking until February next year. Citing "critical and fan feedback", Reef's commercial director Craig Lewis says: This is a very important launch...

  • News Rocksmith's European Release Pushed Back

    Little known Ubisoft music game Rocksmith has been delayed in Europe

    The guitar game — which allows players to plug a real guitar into the PlayStation 3 — was pushed back due to music licensing and "other external factors" according to a post on the game's Facebook page. Ubisoft warned against importing the game, noting that services such as the PlayStation Store are region-locking,..

  • News PlayStation 2 Classics 'Are Coming' To European PlayStation Store

    Maligned PlayStation Store manager Andy Stewart has told commenters on the PlayStation Blog that the much anticipated PlayStation 2 titles released as part of last week's North American update "are coming to Europe"

    When, exactly, remains something of a mystery. Stewart would only conclude that the games are "en route". Niche favourites such as God Hand and Odin Sphere released as part of..

  • News Europe's Vita Box and Launch Apps Look Like This

    Start cooing now

    Vita may not be out until next year, but that doesn't mean you can't find out exactly what you'll be seeing on shop shelves when the console launches. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe hardware product manager Adam Grant took to the PlayStation Blog to reveal the console's box and pre-installed applications. The box itself isn't...

  • News Sony Reveals PlayStation Vita's Box

    Drink it up readers

    This is the packaging your shiny new PlayStation Vita will be contained within when you pick up the hardware next year. Sony's European PlayStation Vita product manager, Adam Grant, unveiled the boxart on the PlayStation Blog this morning. In addition, Grant's outlined each of the PlayStation Vita's on-board apps. The post doesn't contain anything we don't already know, but it's..

  • News Sony Predicts Financial Gloom Due To Falling Euro

    Sony never gets much luck

    This year alone it's been a hit by an Earthquake, widely publicised hack-attack and riots. Now it's predicting financial trouble due to the falling Euro and its inability to protect itself from the changes. Without diving too heavily into an unbelievably dry Bloomberg report — many of Sony's exports are to European countries. Some of those countries are broke..

  • News Sony Confirms PS2 Titles For European PlayStation Store

    Do you want the good news or the bad news? We'll start with the bad

    SCEE's decided not to promote its PSN exclusive titles as heavily in Europe as in North America. "'The Only On PlayStation Network programme is for the SCEA region only," a Sony spokesperson revealed when asked by Eurogamer. Silly idea? We think so. We don't really...

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  • News Report: PlayStation Vita To Launch Next Year In Europe

    It's the report we've all been dreading, but it's finally here

    Both VG247 and CVG are reporting that the PlayStation Vita will not launch in Europe until 2012. Apparently Sony is weighing up a January or February launch, while a US and Japan release still looks likely for Christmas 2011. Shafted once again. Fantastic. "Sony know it's effectively gifting the festive handheld market to 3DS -..

  • News New DLC for No More Heroes and Killzone 3 Out Now

    Europe's update is on

    The PlayStation Store updated in Europe today with some new downloadable content for several Move-enabled games. Here's what's out now. Also, although it's not PlayStation Move-related, we'd like you to know there will be a Sonic Generations demo on PlayStation Store tomorrow. Killzone 3: From the Ashes Map Pack...

  • E3 2011 SCEE Trademarks PSVita, PlayStation Vita In Europe

    SCEE's registered two new trademarks for PSVita and PlayStation Vita in Europe, adding weight to the rumours suggesting the former codename will be the NGP's final name

    The trademarks were spotted on GAF, and were registered on Friday to the Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union. There's really no point debating it anymore: Vita is almost certainly going to be NGP's final..

  • Out Now Under Siege (Global)

    At last!

    Poor old Under Siege has had a rocky road to the PlayStation Store: originally planned for release in late 2010, it suffered delay after delay before finally being set for release in April. Of course, the PlayStation Network outage struck, but now the PlayStation Store is back online the game is finally available. The fully Move-compatible...

May2011

  • News National Geographic Challenge! is Risk with Global Trivia

    Conquer the world from your sofa

    So far, Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz has the Move quiz market all to itself, but that motion-controlled monopoly won't last long, as National Geographic Challenge! is on the way in June. Taking a leaf out of Buzz!'s fondness for exclamation marks, National Geographic Challenge! is a Risk-style affair with players...

  • News Sony Europe Details Games to Welcome You Back

    Surprisingly good choices

    It's not long until the PlayStation Store is back now, and as part of its promised "Welcome Back" programme Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced the games affected users will be able to choose from as compensation. Users across Europe can choose two of the following PS3 games:...

  • News Prepare for Travis's Touchdown with No More Heroes Trailer

    Definitely not for kids

    No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is coming to Europe next week, and Konami wants to get you better acquainted with series hero Travis Touchdown by publishing a new trailer. The new PS3 version has been awarded an 18 rating thanks to its inclusion of blood, as well as plenty of swearing and over-the-top violence, as is made...

  • News UK Retailers Peg Ape Escape for Cheap Release in June

    Won't need to rustle up many notes

    PlayStation Move Ape Escape — called simply Ape Escape in Europe — will be available from PlayStation Network in North America, but in Europe the game is is heading to retail next month, with several retailers putting a pleasantly low price on the Move-exclusive net 'em up. Amazon lists the game at £24.99 with...

April2011

  • Out Today Virtua Tennis 4 (Europe)

    Make a racquet

    After the disappointment that was Top Spin 4 comes Sega's attempt at mastering the Move tennis game with Virtua Tennis 4, out today across Europe. Unlike Top Spin, Virtua Tennis limits the use of Move to offline-only modes: Exhibition and Party, with no Move support for the World Tour or online play. It does however use 1:1 motion...

  • News Europe Joins Cabela's Dangerous Hunts on 6th May

    Better load up

    Just as we'd all but given hope of seeing Activision's animal-blaster Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 reaching Europe, the company pulls it out of the bag by announcing a release date of 6th May 2011. This year's outing is notable for including a full first-person story mode that sees a family head into the woods to kill things, as well...

  • News SOCOM Pro Access is Free to Everyone in Europe

    Sorry, North America

    Here's something that might put bees in a few bonnets: tomorrow's European launch of SOCOM: Special Forces doesn't come with a SOCOM Pro access code because this access is free for European PlayStation Network users. North American SOCOM Pro access is only free with the purchase of a new game — players who pick up the game...

  • News PlayStation Store Will Be Under Siege on 27th April

    Better late than never

    It's been a long road to the PlayStation Store for Under Siege: originally set for release in December last year, the game was beset by delays but is finally set for release in Europe on 27th April for £11.99/€14.99. Seed Studios' real-time strategy game launches with PlayStation Move support, a built-in map editor and...

  • News European Gamers Not Invited to SOCOM Pro Club

    Access code: denied

    We recently told you about the SOCOM 4 "Pro" Access Code to be included in the American release of SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (known as SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe). Following in the footsteps of EA and THQ, the code is a once-use only affair that limits online access for gamers who pick up the game pre-owned, while...

  • News WSC Real 11 Pockets PlayStation Move Support

    Aiming for 147 on Friday

    Hustle Kings may have the baize and shiny balls market all sewn up on PlayStation Network, but there's a new challenger in the form of WSC Real 11, due out in Europe on Friday. Developer and publisher Dark Energy Digital just confirmed the game will feature PlayStation Move support available as a downloadable patch on day...

  • News Sony Cuts PlayStation Portable Price In Europe, Down 40 Euros

    Sony has cut the European price of the PSP by approximately 24 percent in a bid to improve final breath sales in the region

    The PSP has been cut from its original price of €169.99 to <span>€129.99 and is effective as of today. The price was reduced to $129.99 in North America earlier in the year.</span> "The price cut is aimed at increasing adoption of the player in..

  • Out Today Brunswick Pro Bowling (Europe)

    Alley oop

    If you're in the mood to knock down some pins with your Move controller and you haven't yet tried the decent High Velocity Bowling, today sees the European launch of Brunswick Pro Bowling. There's plenty of content to get stuck into with the game, from a Career Mode to a Split Challenge that'll test even the most experience bowlers...

  • News Killzone 3 DLC 'Steel Rain' Falls on European PlayStation Store

    PS Plus members get it free

    For some, Killzone 3 came and went in the blink of an eye, but those still waging war on Helghan's surface can explore new battlefields with extra downloadable content available from the PlayStation Store. The Steel Rain pack contains two multiplayer maps inspired by locations from the campaign mode: Junkyard, a...

  • Out Today Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (Europe)

    Europe's chance to tame the tiger

    Move gets its third dedicated golf game today in the familiar form of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. Tiger's second outing on Move has a lot to prove after last year's effort disappointed many with its implementation of Move controls, and our upcoming review will go a fair way to find out whether EA has got...

March2011

  • News PlayStation 3 Leads XBOX 360 Across Europe, Nintendo Conquers All

    A rare sales report compiled by IDG and cited in a GameStop document has given us the first picture of Europe's console install base for some time

    The data puts PlayStation 3 about a million units ahead of XBOX 360, despite launching some 15 months after Microsoft's console. The report, accurate as of December 2010, puts PS3 sales at 14.7 million with XBOX 360 at 13.7 million. The report notes that..

  • News Happy Fourth European Birthday PlayStation 3!

    The PlayStation 3 is four years old today in Europe

    Hurrah. The system launched on Friday, March 23rd 2007 after a pretty enormous delay. The game launched alongside Resistance: Fall Of Man and MotorStorm, as well as Ridge Racer 7 and Call Of Duty 3. SCEUK recently announced that the PlayStation 3 has sold four million units in Britain, with a grand total of 47.9 million units worldwide. Happy..

  • Out Today Friday 18th March 2011 (Europe)

    Ubisoft has a ball

    There's a trio of new Move games on European shelves this week, with Ubisoft bringing a pair of titles and 2K Sports also contributing. Let's take a look at what's available to buy now. Top Spin 4: The first dedicated tennis game for PlayStation Move, Top Spin 4 boasts some of the sport's biggest names, past and present, as well...

  • News Sony Confirms 3 Million PS3 Unit Milestone In France

    Sony's announced that the PlayStation 3 has shifted 3 million units in France since its release in March 2007

    If we wanted to fan the fanboy flames, we'd tell you that Microsoft's XBOX 360 has moved 2.3 million units over a longer period of time. Did we say that out loud? Sony's shifted €418 million worth of software, which equates to roughly eight million units. That's in contrast to €337..

  • News Tiger Woods Demo Chips Into the European Store

    Grab your wood

    It's nearly time for Tiger to take to the fairway again, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters out in a matter of weeks, and now European gamers can get a taste of Tiger's wood with a free Move-enabled demo of the game. The 1.74GB trial features the new True View first-person perspective that lets you see through the eyes of your...

  • News PlayStation Move Heroes Demo Really Is Out Now

    Slight delay

    We reported last week that the demo for PlayStation Move Heroes was available on PlayStation Store, yet the update came and went with no sign of the demo. For unknown reasons it appears the demo was delayed for a week, but is now available to download in both North America and Europe. Those of you with weak connections planning on...

  • News PlayStation Move Heroes Euro-Bound in March

    Serious-Sly

    Fans of PlayStation franchises and PlayStation Move are just weeks away from ecstasy, as PlayStation Move Heroes is set for release in Europe this month, though the exact date fluctuates from source to source. Retail giants Gamestation and Game both have the game pegged for 25th March, while Sony's official site lists it for 30th March...

  • News SOCOM Special Forces Beta Comes to PlayStation Plus

    Hits Europe on 23rd March

    Tactical shooter SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs — known as SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe — isn't just the focus of the most awesome Move bundle, it's also getting a playable beta in the next few weeks. PlayStation Plus subscribers across Europe can get access to the beta on 23rd March, more details of which will be...

February2011

January2011

  • News LittleBigTVAd Focuses On LittleBigCreators

    SCEE's posted up the LittleBigPlanet 2 television advert over on the PlayStation Blog

    The ad was created in conjunction with a number of high profile LittleBigPlanet level designers, and the results are kinda amazing. The coolest thing is that each of the levels are available to play now in the game. Our favourite is the Mediterranean Street Race, a super clever level which is a mix of Outrun and..

  • News Amazon Announces The Acquisition Of LOVEFiLM

    Amazon's announced that they've acquired the European-based DVD-rental (and streaming) service LOVEFiLM for an undisclosed amount

    LOVEFiLM launched an application on the PlayStation 3 late last year. According to VentureBeat, Amazon went ahead with the purpose because of the company's streaming solutions. Apparently, with 20 percent of the service's movies available digitally, Amazon jumped at the..

  • News DanceDanceRevolution Gets New Moves in Europe in March

    PS3 title on the way

    DanceDanceRevolution has been out in North America for a while now, but European fans of the dancing series were clueless as to when or if the game would make its way to the continent. Until now, that is, with Konami renaming the game DanceDanceRevolution New Moves and bringing it over in March 2011. Coming to the continent with...

  • News Namco Bandai Snaps Up Yoostar 2 For Europe

    Yoostar 2's an odd-ball title coming to the PlayStation 3 that uses the PlayStation Eye to put you into the movies

    It takes a karaoke approach, tasking you to deliver lines all the while filming your progress. The end-result places you in the movies, rubbing shoulders with some of Hollywood's biggest names. The game, which was originally slated for release in North America only, has been picked up..

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  • News Happy, Happy Birthday European Playstation 3!

    Guess what Europeans - the Playstation 3 is officially three years old today in your neck of the woods

    That's right, the system went on sale in Europe precisely three years ago today - March 23rd. It's been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for Sony since then, with initial PS3 sales tempered by a high price-tag. It is, however, with the launch of the PS3 Slim that the system has finally caught its..

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