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Last.fm on XBL: free to gold subscribers, 3 hours per month for Silver

Microsoft announced at their E3 keynote last month that Last.fm would be coming to Xbox Live. Today gaming site Joystiq spoke with Christina DeRosa, a general manager for XBL, and she let them know who the service will …

Pachter: PS2 software sales to become ‘almost irrelevant’ in 2009

Despite the fact that the PS2 saw a price cut just three months ago and still selling quite well, Michael Pachter is claiming that the system is nearing the point of complete insignificance. In Wedbush’s “2009 …

Sony Patents Emotion Engine Emulation Technology For Cell Processors

The new PlayStation 3s without PS2 backwards compatibility are missing the Emotion Engine, a chip Sony designed as the PS2’s CPU.  A new patent by Sony bring up the interesting question, what if the PS3’s …

Pachter: WiiHD still coming, Xbox in third by 2015

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has paints the future for all three console manufacturers. Pachter predict that the Wii will win this console battle easily. He then goes on to say that the PS3 will take the second …

StarCraft II will have no LAN and no console support

According to Rob Pardo, Blizzard’s VP of Game Design, they “don’t have any plans to support LAN(in Starcraft 2),” and explained that all multiplayer will run through Blizzard’s newly revamped Battle.net service.

Mass Effect 2 won’t allow second playthrough by character for sake of continuity

According to Mass Effect 2 Lead Designer Preston Watamaniuk on the BioWare forums the team is working hard to “offer a smooth progression into ME3 from ME2.” The reasoning is that they “have to have reasonable knowledge” of where …

Lost Planet 2 demo coming ’soon,’ features 4-player co-op

According to producer Jun Takeuchi during an appearance on Famitsu’s “Midnight Live 360,” a 4-player co-op demo of Lost Planet 2 (the same demo that was at E3 09) is coming to Xbox Live “soon.” Actually, Takeuchi’s …

Blockbuster selling high-end PS3 bundles

Joystiq was sent a tip regarding a new PS3 bundle that Blockbuster is supposedly selling. They head toward s a local blockbuster and found was the image below showing off a PS3 bundle consisting of a 40gb console, Transformers: …

Sony: Expect bigger, better PSN around Spring 2010

Sir Howard Stringer has really big plans for PSN, commenting that as long as PSN is tied solely to the PS3, the network would never be able to reach its full potential. It’s set to reach …

UK retailers lament PSP Go pre-orders, demand PSN cards

UK retailers are in-rage with the PSP GO, the new device hasn’t been even officially announce in Europe. The official UK price has yet to be revealed, but the leading national retailer Game is taking …