Console Monster Weekly News Summary

Console Monster Weekly News Summary

Published On March 2, 2008 | By David Wriglesworth | Features

An exciting week of gaming has almost come to an end. Here’s a reminder of some of the top news stories this week (week beginning 25th February):

Gran Turismo 5 due for 09 release (Monday 25th February)
In an email sent by GAME to its European customers, it has revealed that Playstation 3 exclusive Gran Turismo 5 will be released in 2009…

Phil Harrison Leaves Sony
(Tuesday 26th February)
Sony today released a statement informing us that Phil Harrison, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) will be resigning from his position on the 29th February 2008…

Win Frontlines: Fuel of War goodies (Tuesday 26th February)
Frontlines: Fuel of War’s arrival is upon us. Available on both Xbox 360 & PC from February 29th ’08, the tactical first-person shooter game features up to 32 players online for the X360 and 64 for the PC…

EA “Take”-Over Rejected (Tuesday 26th February)
On the 24th February 2008, Electronic Arts announced that it had proposed to buy Take-Two Interactive Software (Grand Theft Auto: IV and Bioshock) for approximately $2.0 billion…

MGS4 Cover revealed? (Thursday 28th February)
Pictures have hit the internet in regard to Sony’s Playstation 3 exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Sixty SingStar Songs Released Next Week (Friday 29th February)
Sixty new music tracks for PlayStation 3 title SingStar are to be released on the Friday 7th March. The tracks include recent tracks such as “The Hoosiers: Goodbye Mr A” and some “classics” such as “Whitney Houston: I Want To Dance With Somebody”…

Metal Gear Solid 4 Release Date Confirmed (Friday 29th February)
Metal Gear Solid 4 has been given a confirmed release date today by Konami, as well as a few more details. Thursday 12th June is the official UK and US release date…

Grand Theft Auto: IV is “Demo-less” (Friday 29th February)
A Rockstar representative has said there will be no demo for Grand Theft Auto: IV. When asked if Rockstar were going to release a demo he replied: “I’m sure there won’t be. If there was we would have talked about it…

Next XBOX Live Arcade Game Confirmed for Lift-Off (Friday 29th February)
Capcom have confirmed Rocketmen: Axis of Evil will be launching on the XBOX Live Arcade this Wednesday 5th March 2008…

Stay tuned to Console Monster next week for more of the latest news in the gaming world.

About The Author

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.