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Thursday, 2 August 2007

European PS Store releases this week

In this week's European PlayStation Store update you should find the following titles:

Demo:
- Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Trailer:
- Lair
- Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights

There will be no PS1 games released though, probably after all the issues they had with the three that were released last week and then pulled.

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European premiere of Guitar Hero III in Edinburgh this month

It's been announced that along with two world premieres (Rise of The Argonauts and Turning Point) the Edinburgh Interactive Festival 2007 will see the European premiere of Guitar Hero III.

Taking place during the 13th and 14th August, the Edinburgh Interactive Festival is focussing heavily on the gaming industry and has a full programme of events. The 'screenings' which take place at the Odeon on Lothian Road will also include showings of Unreal Tournament III, DiRT, Haze and Assassin's Creed.

Unfortunately the ticket price to get in to the festival is extortionate. Considering the companies that are shwing up at the event you'd expect that they would have subsidised the cost to make it easier for people to get involved. Because much of the content is geared up for the gaming industry, I'm sure they can cover the cost on their expenses report...

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Wednesday, 1 August 2007

6 minutes of Burnout Paradise action

Our man in Germany sent us this video from GamePro. They managed to record 6 minutes of gameplay from Burnout Paradise whilst at E3.

Not much to be said except 'enjoy'!


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Cheap UK PS3; deal or no deal?


A few people are reporting on the low cost UK PS3 available at ShopTo.net today.

Don't get me wrong, a penny under £330 is great news for UK consumers.

But it comes on it's own with no games and only the one controller. Assuming you want to actually play some next generation titles on your shiny new PS3, you might want to add a few of the great titles that are available and maybe add an extra controller to play with your family and friends.

Given that games are around £30-£50 each, and a controller comes in at £35, you're talking about adding at least £125 to get three games and a controller. Which would make the total £455.

Whilst that's still less than I personally paid at launch, Game UK are doing a bundle that includes three games and an extra controller with your PS3 for only £424.99. And if you join their reward scheme you'll get an extra £10 back in vouchers against your next purchase. That gives you an extra £41 to play with over the ShopTo price - enough for your fourth game...

It's a good deal at ShopTo if you just want the best Blu-ray player on the market, but I'll plump for Game UK if you want to see everything that your PS3 can do...

[via PS3 Fanboy, N4G forums, and others]

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Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Now Eidos says the PS3 price drop isn't enough


Let me tell you where I stand on all these 'the price drop won't help' announcements.

They're all a load of bull.

Simply put, most of them are just CEOs and other company officers posturing publicly for a better deal with Sony by saying "there just aren't enough units in the field for an exclusive/deal''.

In this case, Eidos CEO Bill Gardner has at least had the good sense in his interview with GamesIndustry.biz to state that he believes the PS3 to be good value. But he still falls into the old 'price cut is not enough' speech.

Just looking at the facts, the US price cut (which of course hasn't affected anyone else in the world) have resulted in doubling the weekly sales over there. The PS3 is now outselling the Xbox 360 each week in the States and is started to buck the trend.

It's time for CEOs to stop posturing publicly and start focussing on just having their people produce great games for our beloved PS3. Sometimes the posturing works out for them. Sometimes not.

Konami for instance went down this route the day before the price drop, and then saw their position weakened when stories hit the 'net about the 1800% sales hike at Amazon.

Whether the price drop ensures that the PS3 sells what it is capable of selling is irrelevant unless the developers produce real next-gen experiences that push the system, both technically and into the homes of consumers across the globe.

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PS3 version of DiRT coming September; plus new video

Whilst the Xbox 360 and PC versions of Colin McRae: DiRT are already in the wild, the PS3 version is getting some additional spit and polish.

To prove how far forward they are with their detailed and impressive damage system, Codemasters have released a new DiRT video today that gives you a complete run through of the system.

They also announced a September launch date for the PS3 version, so not long to wait for all you rally car fans out there.


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Monday, 30 July 2007

Another great demo on the way; GRAW 2


We're getting spoilt for choice when it comes to forthcoming PS3 titles.

The 'Community Manager' (whatever that is) at SCEE has revealed that we'll be getting a demo of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (GRAW 2) by the end of August via the PS Store.

Of course, the game is supposed to arrive by the end of August too but there's nothing new in having the demo available at the same time as the game (The Darkness demo, for example - although we got it late in Europe, it was out in the US when the demo hit).

Keep 'em coming Sony!

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PS3 Worldwide releases for week beginning 30th July

There are none. End of post. Go play something you already bought...

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Sunday, 29 July 2007

After losing out on GTA IV, Rockstar bring a PS3 exclusive


We all know by now that (probably) due to large amounts of cash changing hands, the Xbox 360 will be getting exclusive episodic content for GTA IV. Oh well. At least we're still getting a decent 'special edition' pack...

To help take the sting away, Rockstar and Sony have announced a new exclusive for the PS3.

And it's not LA Noire!

No other details have become available yet, unless you count this 'spoof' announcement, so we'll be keeping a close eye on what might be coming along in the future. For now, here's what Jack Tretton had to say about the deal:

"Everyone knows to have success in this business you need to look ahead, identifying the talent and titles that are going to give consumers new kinds of gaming experiences that help set the bar for the rest of the industry. Rockstar has a heritage for doing just that. We have had incredible success with the GTA franchise and are happy to continue to offer those titles on our platforms, and even more excited about what's to come from the current and future relationship between our companies. Rockstar really wanted to make a game that you can truly only do on PS3, harnessing the power of CELL and Blu-ray disc and this deal lets them do just that. This is really a win-win situation for both companies."

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Call of Duty 4 looks almost too much fun

Another video of Call of Duty 4 - one of the best received titles at E3 this year - shows the immense amount of fun that can be had blowing things up with C4 explosives.

C4 is one of the multi-player 'perks' you'll be able to get your hands on, along with extra abilities such as 'sleight of hand' (which allows faster reloads) and 'deep impact'. This allows you to penetrate through objects that would usually be classed as 'hard cover'.

Watch the video of how much fun C4 can be in multi-player mode. Naturally, I've speeded it up a little to add to the comedy effect!



Call of Duty 4 is coming to the UK in November.

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