Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Bundle Unveiled

Sony has revealed the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Bundle for the PS3. The bundle includes a 320GB PlayStation 3 system, plus a controller and a copy of the game.

Additionally, the bundle will include a month of access to PlayStation Plus. The Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Bundle will be available at retailers nationwide for $299.99.

Source: PlayStation Blog

Burnout Crash: Don’t Hassle The Hoff

Burnout Crash is the downloadable version of the popular series, but don’t let that fool you. David Hasselhoff is here to prove just how great the game can be when you are the controller.

Valve Hosts Best Field Trip Ever

In what sounds like a blast, Valve hosted some seventh graders and allowed them to make their own levels in Portal. It’s a test of spacial relations and looks like a darned good time.

Portal: No Escape Film

This entertaining short film makes good economy of its rather sparse scenes and some neat special effects to create a compelling version of Aperture Science. Among the best Valve fan films out there (and that’s saying a lot).

Magic Of Ni No Kuni

Ni no Kuni is coming to the U.S. and here’s a sample of it in action. Take in the bright animation and the richness of the musical score – it’s truly a wonder to behold.

Appy Entertainment Reaches 10 Million IOS Downloads

Appy Entertainment has announced a new set up stats for their games, most importantly that Appy titles have exceeded 10 million iOS downloads. Revenue has gone up 100 percent in the last twelve weeks since switching to a freemium model.

“We started Appy because we envisioned a smartphone, tablet-driven future away from game consoles and dedicated handhelds. We made sure our games were touchscreen native, ridiculously fun for short sessions but deep enough to challenge grizzled console veterans,” says Chris Ulm, founder and CEO, Appy Entertainment. “With the rise of tablet computing, the paradigm shift to app stores and the upcoming ‘smart TV’ revolution, the social-mobile gaming revolution is just getting started!”

FaceFighter Gold, the Android version of FaceFighter, was downloaded 650 thousand times by Android users, while Trucks & Skulls has managed over 1.5 million downloads. Appy’s games are currently downloaded more than 20,000 times a day.

Find out more about Appy in this interview.

Google+ Open To All

Google has made the social networking site Google+ open to the general public. The site was operating in an invite-only status for its first three months.

Additionally the company has introduced a video “hangouts” feature where up to10 people can chat simultaneously. The feature will be available to all Android smartphones with front-facing cameras, with iOS support coming soon.

This comes two days before Facebook’s annual f8 developer conference, clearly on purpose. It is expected that Facebook will announce integration with music services and there will be more real-time updates of what friends are doing.

Google+ racked up over 25 million members since launching in June 2011 and is expected to reach 100 million members by the end of the year. Facebook, by contrast, has around 750 million active users.

Source: AdWeek

App Store Game Revenue Mostly Coming From In-App Purchases

Analytics firm Distimo indicates that in-app purchases now account for 72 percent of revenue generated by the App Store. A sample of the top 300 apps in each category showed that the number of free apps has grown by 34 percent since 2010, with paid apps increasing by 7 percent.

Only 4 percent of apps allow in-app purchases, however their revenue has increased 28 percent from the same point last year. 48 percent of that revenue comes from free apps, with 24 percent coming from paid apps that allow in-app purchasing.

Source: distimo.com

Unreal Not On Epic’s Docket Right Now

Unreal is one of Epic’s best known IPs but the company hasn’t done anything with it for a while. According to Epic president Mike Capps, they’re not working on an Unreal game now, but it’s legacy lives on.

Unreal and Unreal Tournament continue to have a huge influence on the studio here, even though we’re not currently working on an Unreal IP project,” said Capps. “Unreal and Unreal Tournament continue to have a huge influence on the studio here, even though we’re not currently working on an Unreal IP project.”

“I’m not quite ready to call Gears of War 3 completed yet,” he added. “Epic loves supporting our fans with tons of great additional content, and much of the Epic team is still working on new material for the game. We continue to explore the franchise outside of the console games with great novels, comic books, and the like. Just in the last month we’ve launched a new board game with Fantasy Flight, and HeroClix of Gears characters. So while the trilogy is complete, we’re still working pretty hard on Gears.”

Source: Forbes