Saturday, March 19, 2011

Megabits of news: weekly roundup

Megabits of Gaming trawls the web for the tastiest morsels of news, so you don't have to...

iPad/iPhone joins Metacritic ranks

Kotaku says that popular score-aggretating website Metacritic has started to include iPhone and iPad games ratings and reviews, reflecting the growing markets.

Microsoft defends Games on Demand prices
Ever wondered why the Games on Demand service is so expensive through your Xbox 360? Well, Microsoft has shed some light on the pricing, claiming it's all about convenience! Most of the titles can be bought in your local store for a fraction of what MS charges... but that's not the point - Games on Demand is about being able to buy 24/7 without leaving the comfort of your own home, thus the comparatively-high prices, it says.

New Gamefest show announced
GAME stores have revealed plans to launch the Gamefest consumer show in the UK, according to CVG. The first event will be held from September 16-18 in Birmingham.

Motorstorm/Yakuza delays
Following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan, Sony has announced that it is delaying the release of Motorstorm and Yakuza games. Both games feature cities affected by disasters, says MCV.

Kinect makes all the right Moves

Analyst Michael Pachter says that Microsoft's motion control camera Kinect is outselling Sony's Move by a ratio of 5:1.