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Thursday, 21 February 2008
Friday, 8 February 2008
US PS Store updates for 7th February
Looking at the update this week, details of which are available on the Official PlayStation Blog as usual, it seems fairly even-handed versus the European update.
Both sides of the Atlantic got the Sky Diving game, both got the free add-on for Motorstorm and both got a trailer or two.
The US did get the Lost Planet online demo, which we have yet to get to work on our UK machine (we fear it may not have worldwide servers yet). Personally, I'm not that worried about Lost Planet - it didn't excite me when Capcom announced it was coming to the PS3 so I'm not going to feign excitement now.
Other differences include another PS1 game for the US (yet another Crash Bandicoot title) and there was the obligitory Rock Bank DLC as promised by MTV but other than that it seems that we had a week where both the US and Europe got a pretty decent update.
It will be interesting to see what happens as the year progresses, especially with news that Sony are committing to solving the problem of disparate regional releases within six months. There still seems to be a big list of titles available in the US that haven't shown up over here yet (such as PAIN and Everyday Shooter to name just two), and I for one would like to see that fixed sooner rather than later.
Thursday, 7 February 2008
European PS Store updates for 7th February
As well as a full game we get two demos (both of which had appeared in the US already) and two free add-ons.
The game in question is Sky Diving and will also be released in the US today. It's nice to see a game appear in each store at the same time.
On the add-on front, not only is there a Motorstorm skin in honour of the Chinese New Year (The Year of the Rat), but you get the Folklore competition winner's folk (the Malion) to download as well.
I just hope they don't forget to release the two final Folklore add-on packs in Europe, since they're already out in the US.
Here's the full list:
Sky Diving (£3.49)
Demos (all free)
Conflict: Denied Ops
Add-ons (all free)
Motorstorm - Chinese New Year Gift
Folklore - Malion Pack
Trailers (all free)
Friday, 18 January 2008
US PS Store updates for January 17th
So whilst European PS Stores lack a Turok demo, it did appear yesterday for our friends in the US.
Here's the list of what else arrived in the US yesterday:
Demos (all free)
FIFA Street 3
Mesmerize: Trace - requires PlayStation Eye ($1.99)
Tori Emaki - requires PlayStation Eye ($1.99)
Blast Factor bundle ($12.99)
"Double Track" - Motorstorm ($2.99; Eagle's Nest and Diamondback Speedway tracks)
Rock Band tracks ($1.99 each; includes Sweet's "Action", The Monkees' "Last Train to Clarksville" and Blink 182's "All the Small Things"
Trailers (all free)
Syphon Filter: Combat Ops
Brother In Arms: Hell's Highway
Dynasty Warriors 6
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Capcom's big PS3 announcement; Lost Planet
So, what was the big Capcom announcement for PS3 fans we've been leading up to all this week?
Up until about 10 minutes past zero hour, I was still none the wiser. The servers were still down.
And then it appeared. Lost Planet is coming to the PS3.
So we lose Devil May Cry 4 exclusivity and then the Monster Hunter franchise and they give us Lost Planet. Wow.
The PS3 version will at least feature all the unlockables and extras from the PC and 360 versions. Gosh.
Why am I so under-whelmed. Lost Planet is yet another FPS that looks like Resistance/Area 51/FEAR/whatever. Whilst Resistance does the whole 'alien-infected wasteland' theme quite well and offers 32-player online, Lost Planet will offer 16-player online instead.
At the Capcom Gamer's Day in London today they also announced Streetfighter 4 and the aforementioned Dark Void but wouldn't confirm which consoles they would appear on.
Remember, Christian Svensson at Capcom said "let's see how they [PS3 owners] feel at the end of next week about us" after the Monster Hunter removal.
I have to respond, 'not great'.