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The news in brief – Tuesday 4 August

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FINAL FANTASY XIII LOOKS DIFFERENT TO HOW IT DID A YEAR AGO
Almost as if the images shown a year ago weren’t of the finished game. We’d always thought that game developers finished their games and only then started issuing images and generating hype. Stupid us.

JOHN CARMACK SAYS RAGE RUNS SLOWER ON PS3
Then has to do a lot of backtracking and clarification to explain that really this is just yet another “The PS3 is hard to develop for” story.

MODERN WARFARE SITE HIJACKED BY TERRORISTS
If we owned www.modernwarfare4.com we’d be asking for more than a copy of the game each. We’d demand a million pounds and the release of several key political prisoners.

HAS SONY WON THE HOLIDAY CONSOLE WAR ALREADY?
No, you can’t win a war before it’s even started, even if your still-only-rumoured plans do look like they could fall into place quite nicely if do turn out to be real plans and not just rumours.

SONY STEALING EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOADABLE GAMES FROM 360
Sony broke into Microsoft and went through all its drawers, grabbing as many Live Arcade game as it could and stuffing them into a bag marked ‘SWAG’.

PS3 PRICE-CUT CONFIRMED?
Well, no obviously. If Sony confirms it, then it will be confirmed. Until then it is 100% unconfirmed. There really is not grey area with this.

PS3 TO OVERTAKE 360 IN JANUARY 2011 ACCORDING TO RESEARCH
Very presumptuous research conducted by a games journalist using a ruler and a pencil. We already knew that the PS3 was gradually gaining ground overall, didn’t we? It’s a reasonable guess, but it’s not ‘research’.

HALO LEGENDS TO BE RELEASE ON BLU-RAY
Aaargh! This could be the most fanboy-upsetting news since Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was announced. Watching Sony Pictures DVDs on a 360 is one thing, but Halo on a PS3? Ye gads!

SQUARE ENIX REFUSES TO COMMENT ON STAR OCEAN PS3
While 97 people insist on commenting on Square Enix’s refusal to comment.

FOX NEWS TRIES TO BLAME GTA FOR 7-YEAR OLD JOYRIDE
Final Fantasy VII blamed for Fox News anchor hair stiffness.




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  • Renzo

    Thanks for the news and the refreshing ironic tone!