The Weekly Record: ‘World Cup’ champion crowned and Infor announces partner network

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

HP launch new TouchPad, virus scam bad people strike again, and more in our barely plausibly titled round-up of technology news.
HP has announced that the Wi-Fi version of HP TouchPad will be available in Germany, France and UK & Ireland starting from the first week of July.  HP TouchPad will be available direct from HP, [...]

Review: NBA 2K11 on Xbox 360

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The greatest is back, not that he was ever present in video games to begin with. Making his first appearance in video game format since 2004, Michael Jordan’s appearance is just one of the many reasons to get excited about 2K Sports’ NBA 2K11.
Intelligent controls
The increased focus on the right stick and right trigger makes [...]

Feature: Crackdown 2 Preview

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Crackdown 2 will be arriving on the Xbox 360 later this year and Villa81 took the chance to chat with Microsoft’s Peter Connelly to see what gamers can expect when the game is launched.

No firm release date has been set but Microsoft say the game will be out some time in 2010.

Feature: Examining Sony’s test of public honesty

Monday, March 1st, 2010

We’re moving away from video for this piece but as you’ll see images will still be quite important. Sony Playstation sent out a press release earlier today declaring it had tested the public’s honesty as part of the launch of it’s new game PS3 game Heavy Rain. Any kind of research story by a corporate [...]

Feature: MAG on Playstation 3 preview

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Zipper Interactive, the creators of MAG, were in Dublin recently to discuss how the game’s development was coming along. I chatted with Zipper’s Ed Byrne about a variety of topics including guns, fighting and killing. It made for quite the manly afternoon.

MAG is due to hit the shelves early next year. To catch a glimpse [...]

Feature: Heavy Rain preview

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Sony gave a sneak peak of Heavy Rain, a narrative driven game due out next year. We were able to try out a couple of scenes in the game before sitting down with the game’s executive producer Guillaume de Fondaumiere.

The game is due out early next year, by which stage hopefully Sony will release more [...]

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Feature: Killzone 2 launch

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Villa81 went to the Twisted Pepper in Dublin to catch up with the makers of Killzone 2 at its Irish launch. The game’s predecessor, Killzone, was a let down in the eyes of most critics so we were eager to find out what improvements Geurrilla had made for the sequel.

Killzone 2 is available on the [...]

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