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News: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Leads AIAS 2011 Award Nominations

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Leads AIAS 2011 Award Nominations

We've already voted on our game of the year, and we picked Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

It appears that the Academy Of Interactive Arts And Sciences agrees with our opinion, having nominated the Naughty Dog developed PS3 exclusive for a whopping 12 awards. The final awards will be dished out at the annual DICE summit in Las Vegas on February 9th. Uncharted 3 will be in strong company, with Portal..

News: Mass Effect Movie Massively Effects Comic-Con

Mass Effect Movie Massively Effects Comic-Con

Legendary Pictures has chimed in to reveal that the long-rumored Mass Effect movie is in production

Writer Mark Protosevich (of I Am Legend fame, if anyone's hoping for a Will Smith Shepherd) and creator series Casey Hudson will take to the tables at San Diego Comic-Con on July 22nd to discuss the upcoming Mass Effect flick. When's it coming? No word. No other major players in the film production..

Feature: Ten Games To Play While The PlayStation Network Is Down -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Ten Games To Play While The PlayStation Network Is Down -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

The issues Sony's been having with its PlayStation Network service are well documented across the web

I'm told the folks at this very publication have been frantically clamouring for more information on the situation, but Sony's remaining tight-lipped. Honestly, it's probably for the best. No matter how big or small the problem is, Sony will want to control the message that comes out of the..

News: Fresh Mass Effect 2 DLC 'Arrives' On March 29th

Fresh Mass Effect 2 DLC 'Arrives' On March 29th

EA's finally confirmed a March 29th release date for the next instalment of Mass Effect 2 DLC, "Arrival"

The DLC sends protagonist Shepard to the "border of the galaxy" in order to rescue a female undercover agent that might have evidence regarding the impending Reaper invasion. If none of this makes sense to you, we're assuming you didn't play Mass Effect 2. Either that, or you did play..

News: Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2 Score Big At The Gaming BAFTAs

Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2 Score Big At The Gaming BAFTAs

Mass Effect 2 took the top-prize at last night's gaming BAFTAs, scooping the gong for game of the year

Sony and Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain wasn't far behind though, winning three awards for its story, technical innovation and original music. Elsewhere on PlayStation, God Of War III took the prize for artistic achievement while Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood was crowned best action game. The full set..

News: Bioware Teases Mass Effect 2 DLC With 'Arrival' Screenshot

Bioware Teases Mass Effect 2 DLC With 'Arrival' Screenshot

Remember the Mass Effect 2 DLC Bioware accidentally leaked? Well, hey-ho, here's your first glimpse of it

This mysterious new screenshot popped up on Bioware's Facebook page, craftily hinting at its relation to the rumoured "Arrival" DLC. Bioware's promising more screens if enough people hit the "Share" button. Social network marketing. Fabulous.

News: Mass Effect 2 Patch Accidentally Outs 'Arrival' DLC

Mass Effect 2 Patch Accidentally Outs 'Arrival' DLC

Itching for more hands-on time with Commander Shepard? Sure, us too

Well it looks like we're in luck. In addition to patching the recent PlayStation 3 version of the space RPG, Bioware's extended the game's trophy roster by three with new achievements for a DLC pack entitled "Arrival". Some theorists on Bioware's forums believe the new DLC could refer to the 'arrival' of the Reapers,..

News: Bioware, Rockstar Win Big At The Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

Bioware, Rockstar Win Big At The Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

We only just finished Mass Effect 2 due to the game's timed exclusivity period on XBOX 360, but we got to the end just in time to see what all the fuss is about

Bioware's space-RPG was the big winner at last night's Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (part of DICE), scooping gongs for RPG of the year, outstanding achievement in story and, game of the year. While Mass Effect 2 took the coveted..

News: Heavy Rain Listed Among BAFTA GAME Award Nominations, Get Voting

Heavy Rain Listed Among BAFTA GAME Award Nominations, Get Voting

The 10-game shortlist for the BAFTA Video Game Awards has been revealed this morning

The publicly voted category is now open, with gamers being encouraged to register their votes through here. Among the nominees are Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2. Hit the jump for the full break-down. Being a public ballot your vote actually matters, otherwise Call Of Duty's just going to walk..

News: Workaround For Mass Effect 2 Save Glitch Detailed, Patch On The Way

Workaround For Mass Effect 2 Save Glitch Detailed, Patch On The Way

PlayStation 3 players of Mass Effect 2 have been reporting a strange glitch which leads to the loss of game progress

Naturally, this is pretty bad as Mass Effect 2 is a sprawling 30-hour RPG epic. Bioware says it's aware of the problem and hopes to have a patch submitted to Sony as soon as possible. Until then, the developer reckons restarting the game every few hours should help you to avoid the..

News: If You Like To Spend Money, You Can Now Buy Mass Effect 2 For 48/60 From The PlayStation Store

If You Like To Spend Money, You Can Now Buy Mass Effect 2 For 48/60 From The PlayStation Store

We checked

Mass Effect 2 is now available from the PlayStation Store for a whopping £47.99 / €59.99. Don't shoot the messengers. Don't even shoot Sony or EA. Unfortunately this is the stage we're at with digital distribution. Publishers can't undercut retailers because they still play such a huge part in the success of a product. Until we all finally move onto digital content for good, this will..

News: Sackboy Steals The British Software Charts, Mass Effect 2 PS3 Comes In Seventh

Sackboy Steals The British Software Charts, Mass Effect 2 PS3 Comes In Seventh

Let's all pause for a quick cheer: hoo-ray

Chart-Track's just revealed that LittleBigPlanet 2's rightfully topped the British software sales charts, knocking Call Of Duty: Black Ops from its perch. Big congratulations to the guys over at Media Molecule. It's a stunning game and it deserves every success. LittleBigPlanet 2 was only one half of a big week for PlayStation 3 though. Bioware's..

News: European PlayStation Store Updates: 19th January 2011

European PlayStation Store Updates: 19th January 2011

Special Offers (available until Feb

2) Warhawk Complete Bundle (£15.99/€19.99) Crash Commando (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99) TV Show King (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £0.79/€0.99) Split/Second – High Octane Supercar Pack (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99) Topatoi Episode 2: Pillar of the Skies (was – £4.79/€5.99 now – £2.39/€2.99) Assassin's Creed (was –..

News: American PlayStation Store Updates: 18th January 2010

American PlayStation Store Updates: 18th January 2010

Updates TV Show King - Sale (PS3) (now $0

99, original price $4.99) Record Of Agarest War - Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $44.99) Battlefield: 1943 - Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99) Resident Evil Director's Cut (PS3/PSP) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)</ul>Games Mass Effect 2 ($59.99) Spare Parts ($9.99) Modern Combat: Domination..

News: Mass Effect 2 PS3 Demo Was An "Old Build"

Mass Effect 2 PS3 Demo Was An "Old Build"

While Mass Effect 2 looks and performs better on the PlayStation 3 than most late Unreal Engine ports (kudos for doing a good job Bioware), a few people were left deflated by the game's demo after Bioware's proclamations of the game running on Mass Effect 3's engine

Worry not though, Bioware's Chris Priestly has revealed — as we speculated at the time — that the demo was running on old build of..

News: Mass Effect 2 Nets Simultaneous Blu-ray & PlayStation Network Release

Mass Effect 2 Nets Simultaneous Blu-ray & PlayStation Network Release

We wondered what that "Mass Effect 2: Coming To The PlayStation Network In Six Days" lark was when we opened up the American PlayStation Store this afternoon

Seems like our curiosity has been answered over on the PlayStation Blog: Bioware's confirmed that the PlayStation 3 release of Mass Effect 2 will launch simultaneously on both Blu-ray and the PlayStation Network next week. It means you won't..

News: Original Mass Effect 2 Pre-Order Bonus Items To Be Given Away On PSN

Original Mass Effect 2 Pre-Order Bonus Items To Be Given Away On PSN

EA's announced on Mass Effect 2's official Twitter page that the original game's pre-order bonuses will be made available for free on the PlayStation Network through until February 23rd

The bonuses — which were given away with GameStop preorders when the game launched last year — include the Terminus armour (which increases running speed and shields, and augments ammo capacity) and the M-490..

News: American PlayStation Store Updates: 21st December 2010

American PlayStation Store Updates: 21st December 2010

Updates Afterburner Climax – Sale (PS3) (now $4

99, original price $9.99) Alien Breed: Impact – Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99) Arctic Adventures: Polar's Puzzles – Minis – Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $1.99, original price $4.99) Battlefield Bad Company 2 – Onslaught Mode – Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99) Battlefield Bad..

News: Mass Effect 2 PlayStation 3 "Truly The Best Version", Utilises Mass Effect 3's Engine

Mass Effect 2 PlayStation 3 "Truly The Best Version", Utilises Mass Effect 3's Engine

It's a move that we never anticipated, but makes piles and piles of sense

Bioware's bringing Mass Effect 3 to the PlayStation 3 day-and-date with its XBOX 360 counterpart, but the franchise's previous title, Mass Effect 2, is finally coming to the PS3 in January. Makes sense that the port would run under Mass Effect 3's updated graphics engine, right? It sure seems obvious, but we never expected..