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Microsoft Breaks Japan's Will

posted Saturday Nov 10, 2007 by Scott Ertz

If you're a regular listener, you'll know that the Xbox family has never had a strong hold in Japan. Well, apparently, last week that changed. The 360 has outsold both the PS3 and the PS2. Now, it is believed that the reason for a 580% spike in sales for the 360 is entirely due to the launch of Ace Combat 6 which is apparently very popular. It will be interesting to see if this keeps up.

PS3 Update

posted Saturday Nov 10, 2007 by Scott Ertz

PS3 Update

Sony is releasing firmware version 2.0. Now, for those of you who don't know how software works, a number change indicates a major change. There is a lot to this update, and we know there are only 3 of you who have a PS3, so here's the deal, check the link and G4 will tell you about the update.

iPhone Launches in England

posted Saturday Nov 10, 2007 by Scott Ertz

iPhone Launches in England

The iPhone has launched in the UK on the O2 network. It appears to be the same handset that is available here in the US, except for the obvious network location software. The same rules appear to apply to this handset, including the ability to unlock the handset for other networks, with the same possibility of bricking the handset. We look forward to seeing how poorly the phone does over there.

God of War 3 Coming

posted Saturday Nov 10, 2007 by Scott Ertz

It's official, the PS3 just got a whole lot cooler. Sony Computer Entertainment announced that God of War III is in the works. This will mark Kratos' move to the next gen, and promises incredible graphics and longer gameplay.

There a couple of obstacles to overcome: Cory Barlog, GOW2 game designer and David Jaffe, gaming god, have both left SCEA. Nevertheless, GOW will be anamaing game.

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