OMGN: Online Movies & Games Network

Jason Winstanley's Articles

Rising Star Says to Temporarily Avoid Buying Deadly Premonition on XBL

News; Jul. 6, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

Rising Star Says to Temporarily Avoid Buying Deadly Premonition on XBL Rising Star Games advised consumers who purchase from the Xbox Live Games on Demand service today that they should temporarily avoid buying the game Deadly Premonition due to a pricing issue. The game was originally supposed to be released with a UK price tag of £14.99, but it is currently set at £19.99. RSG announced that "there has been some discrepancy with the cost of Deadly Premonition on Xbox Live and this problem is currently...

E3 2011: Microsoft Keynote Wrap-Up

News; Jun. 7, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

E3 2011: Microsoft Keynote Wrap-Up When Microsoft announced the new, slim Xbox 360 in last year's E3 Microsoft keynote, I wrote the wrap-up article -- the first article I handled following our re-launch. And now, only a year later, I have the honor, privilege, and above all, the pleasure of doing it yet again. So without further ado, let's get right on to the fun part: the announcements, the videos, and the demos. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Heading up the keynote, presenting...

PlayStation Network: Phased Restoration Starting Soon [Updated]

News; May. 2, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

PlayStation Network: Phased Restoration Starting Soon [Updated] Update: Sorry, folks! It seems that with Sony Online Entertainment also being hit by the hacking, Sony have put back the service restoration, and are only now starting what seems like a massive internal test of the new security systems put in place. This means that, yet again, we have no ETA for PSN and Qriosity service restoration. Yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed that a phased restoration of a limited number of PlayStation...

PlayStation Network Blog: Personal Information at Risk

News; Apr. 26, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

PlayStation Network Blog: Personal Information at Risk As many gamers -- and probably most nongamers -- are aware, last Wednesday, Sony Entertainment group took down the servers for its PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems due to unknown maintenance. Since the services were taken offline, Sony released a blog update stating that the PSN was down due to an "external intrusion," but as to what that defines, the company was vague. Over the course of six days, Sony has been diligent in clarifying...

Valve's Big Announcement: Portal 2 Release is now Flexible

News; Apr. 15, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

Valve's Big Announcement: Portal 2 Release is now Flexible Valve is being cunning with its marketing strategy. Of course, it always has been and always will be. First, it leaked images that only the most savvy geek would be able to get. Recently, a lot of Steam games have received updates that added Portal 2-related content into them. Now? That content's become useful. So, with Portal 2's release in around three days time, the thought of having the game just before everyone else looms in gamers' dreams....

European PS3 Import Ban Lifted

News; Mar. 11, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

European PS3 Import Ban Lifted Sony announced today that the preliminary injunction set by the International Court of Justice in The Hague two weeks ago regarding the importing of PlayStation 3s into Europe has been lifted. It's been reported that roughly 300,000 imported devices were impounded as a result of the two-week injunction. Many are saying that the injunction could have had wider repercussions, as Sony uses its Dutch facilities to import most of the PS3s into...

Sony dealt a blow to potential PS3 Sales in Europe

News; Feb. 28, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

Sony dealt a blow to potential PS3 Sales in Europe Sony today was dealt a major blow to its European imports when the International Court of Justice in The Hague granted LG a preliminary injunction in a patent infringement case the company has been seeking since last year. Sony originally filed an ITC Complaint against LG stating that eight of Sony's patents had been infringed in certain LG devices, and LG hit back in early 2011 stating that eight of its patents were infringed by the Sony Bravia...

Xbox Live Party Chat - Coming to PS3?

News; Jan. 26, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

Xbox Live Party Chat - Coming to PS3? Games have bugs. We all know that. It's a fact of life. It's not even restricted to games, either. And it's no small fact that many gamers feel that when it comes to Call of Duty: Black Ops, PlayStation 3 gamers are a bit out of the VIP club compared to Xbox 360 owners. After numerous complaints from gamers, Treyarch today released patch 1.06 for the PS3, which, it says, should help bridge the gap between the different consoles. However, patch 1...

Heavy Rain Review

Review; Jan. 10, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

Heavy Rain Review I enjoy a game that challenges my very core, and this only happens in games with choices -- moral decisions, choices on what to do, where to go, etc. It doesn't have to be all of those, but at least one. Cue Heavy Rain, as it has, at its very base, the most evil morality system any game could possibly ever have. Click the image to view screenshots Consider this: The first area, a house, belongs to the first of the main characters, Ethan Mars. It...

2011 Games Preview, Part 1

News; Dec. 20, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick, Jason Winstanley

2011 Games Preview, Part 1 Nobody can deny that 2011 will be a great year for gaming. Every year is a great year for gaming, mainly due to technological advancements or developers learning new skills and getting better at what they do -- but the titles being released this upcoming year are especially noteworthy. So, with 2011 looming ever closer, let's take a peek at the games already announced for release next year. This isn't a complete list; look for more 2011...

Games to look forward to in 2011

News; Dec. 13, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

Games to look forward to in 2011 A bombshell has been dropped on the gaming world this week, as the Video Game Awards shook the foundations of 2011 and showed us what we will be looking forward to for the next few months -- alongside E3 "accidentally" activating the pre-order page for Mass Effect 3 ... the day before it was to be announced. Most, if not all, of the announced games have trailers which can be found on the GameTrailers website, most notably for Mass...

Portal 2: Valve have done it again

News; Nov. 19, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

Portal 2: Valve have done it again Valve has recently announced a delay in the development of Portal 2, the sequel to one of 2007's greatest games. The release dates have now been pushed to April 22, 2011 for the European Market, and April 20, 2011 for America. Valve has been plagued with delays throughout its development history, and this time around, it proudly announced the Portal 2 delay "is the shortest yet," at just 6 months in total (so far). The recent delay has added...

Red Dead Redemption Review: Take 1

Review; Sep. 20, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

Red Dead Redemption Review: Take 1 Red Dead Redemption is commonly referenced to as the “Ye Olde” version of Grand Theft Auto IV. And to be completely honest, I agree. (For the record, I'll be calling it RDR to save my fingers.) RDR is your standard sandbox shooting game, with cowboys and Mexicans thrown in. You ride a horse, shoot a few people, annoy the law doing so, get chased, die, rinse and repeat as necessary. But that isn't all. There are quite a few other...

Duke Nukem Forever: A little closer...

News; Sep. 4, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

Duke Nukem Forever: A little closer... Duke Nukem Forever is now pretty much famous across the globe for several reasons: brand name, the cigar and beer-loving character, and the nightmare-of-all-games-companies the latest one has become to 3D Realms. The game went through numerous changes and legal issues before the studio was downsized and development switched to Gearbox Software. Development on Duke Nukem Forever was first publicly announced in April 1997, and promotional...

Realtime Worlds in Trouble

News; Aug. 18, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

Realtime Worlds in Trouble Dundee-based games company Realtime Worlds, most notable for Xbox 360 game Crackdown and recent PC game All-Points Bulletin, shocked the world by announcing that it was going into Administration this Monday, 16th August 2010, following the 60 redundancies made by the company the week before. It comes after disappointingly "lacklustre" sales of it's recent Microsoft Windows PC game, All-Points Bulletin. OMGN's own Jenner Cauton gave the game a...

E3 2010: Microsoft Keynote Wrap-Up

News; Jun. 15, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Jason Winstanley

E3 2010: Microsoft Keynote Wrap-Up It's that time of year again. All the big gaming companies are now in Los Angeles, ready to bring us wonder and joy. Unfortunately, I'm not lucky enough to be there, and yet I still have the latest news from the Microsoft Keynote at E3. Let's take a look, shall we? Project Natal No-More: Microsoft Kinect it is, then Somehow, I knew Project Natal just wouldn't cut the ice. It was announced that "Project Natal" is over, to be replaced with ...

Recently Commented for Jason Winstanley

None! Go comment today and be seen.

Highly Commented for Jason Winstanley

None! Go comment today and be seen.