Thursday, September 11, 2008

PES takes the Champions League

Major news this morning for football fans is that the new Pro Evo will now feature the Champions League, a deal Konami has struck with UEFA for the next four years.
The 2009 edition is gonna have the Champo League mode included within it, which I guess spells the end for EA's Champions League game? More on that when it appears. Check out Barcelona's Lionel Messi after the jump.
I also noticed over at DS Fanboy that PictoChat (the free built in text and image messenger that's been built into the DS) will now be used for something other than sending knob gags to your mates, if you're into that kind of thing. Sega are launching Phantasy Star Online with this built in chat function, just like the symbol creator that used to be on the Dreamcast original. Nice one, Sega!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

How much?!

Yesterday was a good day. EA fixed my colleagues and I up with a copy of the new Tiger Woods (comments coming your way over the next few days), then a little voice told me at lunchtime that Morrisons supermarket here in the UK are selling the latest 360, PS3 and DS games for £25. That's NEW RELEASES people. Not copies of Halo 3 in the bargain bin, but new stuff like Mercenaries 2.
Suddenly Morrisons are my new favourite supermarket. For those of you who care I use Tesco online delivery as I have a baby to look after and don't have the time to get trolley rage on a Saturday afternoon in Peterborough. I'd rather be out in the fresh air having fun with my family, thank you very much.
Sorry, I digress. Morrisons have done a wonderful, wonderful thing doing this with the latest releases. I don't think even can compete. But can they sustain it. Will they be doing the same when Banjo-Kazooie and Gears of War 2 rock up in time for Christmas? We'll have to wait and see. But if everyone follows suit then that can only be a good thing for the consumer.