Portal 2 content 'identical' on PS3 and Xbox 36031 January 2011 15:28:44
Upcoming first-person action/puzzle video game Portal 2 will have identical content on both the PS3 and Xbox 360.
That is according to Chet Faliszek from the game's developer Valve, who told computerandvideogames.com that no one will be able to tell the difference between the two versions.
"If you bought the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions and put them side by side you can see they're identical games. The actual content is the same too across all platforms," he said.
However, the PS3 version of Portal 2 will come with some additional features not available to Xbox 360 gamers, namely it will function with Valve's Steamworks platform, which will provide more frequent updates, and will allow for cross-platform play with PC users.
"With the PS3 we can update more often, we don't have to have someone else gate that ability. We can play between the PC and PS3 players because we can update more frequently," said Mr Faliszek.
Portal 2 is out in the UK on April 22nd.
Nintendo announces two new Wii games31 January 2011 15:27:00
Two new games for the Wii have been announced by Nintendo.
The computer games giant has unveiled that entirely new title Pandora's Tower will be released in the spring.
Few details about the game have been released although a teaser website has been launched.
A subtitle in Japanese on the site has been translated as "Pandora's Tower: Until I Return to your Side", according to computerandvideogames.com.
Meanwhile, a line is spoken in Japanese as you open the site, which has been translated as: "Dying and becoming beautiful, or living though ugly. Which will make you happier?"
The second title to be announced by Nintendo is a Wii version of the DS game Rhythm Paradise.
Again, very few details are given away, but Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata commented: "Of course, single-player mode of Rhythm Paradise is enjoyable enough. But in addition, when you see others play with the game and notice that he or she misses out on being perfectly in rhythm, it can also be surprisingly fun."
Harry Potter fans get chance to choose Blu-Ray cover art31 January 2011 15:23:59
Fans of Harry Potter have been given the chance to choose the cover art for the upcoming UK and Ireland Blu-Ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.
A poll has been set up on the Harry Potter UK Facebook page where fans can vote for their favourite artwork, with the most popular to be reproduced on the Blu-Ray edition of the film.
Sarah Bird, marketing director of Warner Home Video UK, said: "We're delighted to be offering our UK and Irish Harry Potter fans the chance to get more involved in the film franchise.
"This exciting and innovative Facebook initiative for the Blu-ray launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 is the first of its kind and further demonstrates our commitment to loyal fans."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -Part 1, directed by David Yates, is the penultimate film of the series, with Part 2 due out on July 15th this year.