Video Games: Binary Domain – The Machine Age Has Begun (Trailer)

Scheduled for release next year on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, SEGA’s Binary Domain is billed as an “immersive and atmospheric squad-based shooter,” while the story of the game is set in a world where “the evolution of machines has left humanity redundant in its wake.”

“In the heat of battle,” reads a press release blurb, “players must motivate and build trust with their team, adapt under pressure and make real time decisions knowing there will always be consequences that affect the squad and future missions. Humans must regain control of 2080 Tokyo and give the machines an unexpected ending.”

Video Games: How Rovio Made Angry Birds A Winner (And What’s Next)

The crazy fast ever-so popular app, Angry Birds has taken off, literally. The creators talk about how long the process what and what they did to get here.

Angry Birds is the first waste of 75 millions people’s time that can be accurately quantified. Every day, users spend 200 million minutes — 16 years every hour — playing the mobile game. Three trillion pigs have been popped. It has filled billions of those interstitial moments spent riding the bus, on a plane or in important work meetings, and it is or has been the number-one paid app on iTunes in 68 countries, as well as the best-selling paid app of all time. It went straight to the top of the new Mac App Store in January, selling 150,000 copies in its first week. Sixty thousand Angry Birds soft toys have been sold. In January, the trailer for the new Angry Birds Rio racked up 500,000 YouTube views in a weekend; on official videos alone, Angry Birds has had 27 million total views. In total, the “brand” has taken more than €50 million: not bad for a game that cost €100,000 to make. On the first anniversary of its release, 2,405 people in 756 cities worldwide wasted even more of their time holding events in celebration of “Angry Birds Day”. David Cameron and Justin Bieber say they are fans. So do Paul Gascoigne and Salman Rushdie.

Full story over @ Wired Mag

Video Games: Sony PSP2 Details x Pics

It wouldn’t be a Sony hardware launch without leaks foreshadowing an announcement. That was even one of their key jokes at E3 2009 — acknowledging that everyone knew what to expect from PSP Go before it was properly unveiled. And now history is repeating itself, because though Sony hasn’t said anything on the record, word is out that a second generation PSP is on the way.

Mor info and pics down bottom.

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