Microsoft Equipt: subscription-based Office and OneCare software


Microsoft has announced that it will sell a subscription-based bundled version of its Office and OneCare software in the States later this month.

The $70 per year offering will enable users to gain access to the latest versions of the software without having to buy them outright. Whenever Microsoft updates the software (say, from Office 2007 to “Office 14” expected in 2009) users will automatically get the upgrade…

Sony officially confirms GTA IV PS3 bundle


In the UK, Microsoft is doing its damndest to make sure that the buying public remains blissfully unaware of any automobile theft on any kind of scale, grand or otherwise, on anything except the Xbox 360. Sony hasn’t really done a lot to dispel the myth – in the face of a Microsoft funded GTA IV adverts, Live points promotions and exclusive content deals, it has remained stony faced as if wondering what all the fuss is about.

But it has at last conceded that there might be something to the whole Grand Theft Auto IV thing and has officially announced a new PS3-GTA IV bundle SKU, which by the virtue of having vaguely attractive packaging, may ensure that some PS3’s will be vacating shelves come April 29th…

Konami reveals limited-edition PS3 Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle


With the release of the GT5: Prologue bundle just around the corner, news comes from Konami of another unit-shifting PS3 combo.

Metal Gear Solid 4 will ship with a limited-edition gun-metal coloured console and Dualshock 3 controller. Unfortunately the pack has only been announced for Japan (at a price of ¥51,800 [£260]). Which means the US will have to make do with their standard PS3/MGS4 bundle, and we’ll have to make do with our… oh.