Article Archive for April 2009
Sorry mates, this update takes the cake. We share the same demos, most of the add-on features and videos; but North America edges out Europe thanks to Sonic, Disgaea, Naruto, and a couple of Alpha Protocol dev videos. Oh yeah, let’s not forget a crazy little thing called Pulse. But today, the demos take the center stage.
If you were quick enough, you may have noticed some posters in Home today advertising the fact that The Joker will be a playable character in Rocksteady’s upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum game.
And just as people were trying to wrap their heads around the announcement, the ads were gone – leaving people to question if the Killing Joke was on them.
Welcome to another Homerun â€“ the weekly run through of the biggest things happening in the world of PlayStation Home. There is a lot to talk about this week, so letâ€™s get down to it!
Without doubt, the biggest new addition and probably the biggest shock is the introduction of EAâ€™s Sports Complex.
Sony is teasing us today on what they call an â€˜electrifying announcementâ€™ on the 27th of April, which is a Monday.
This tease comes from one of the rotating banners on the North American PlayStation website.
Now this is more like it. A more hefty PS Store update complete with demos, PSone and PSN games, on top of a ton of downloadable content. Europe is such a big place; some games take a little bit of time to make it all over the place. Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode Two (big title, let me catch my breath) makes it to Europe today.
Help us lay the hammer down in Mars with the public release of the Red Faction demo, throw fisticuffs with UFC 2009 Undisputed, get them HAWX up in the air, or refuse (or not) to give your money to The Godfather.
Not a very eventful Hong Kong update today either. We got the motley crew of Linger in Shadows loose in the streets of Hong Kong spreading tons of free MLB PS3 themes. Nite Owl and Rorschach are promoting physical pain to the criminal element in that region. Naruto is keeping up the free storm packs, but this time in Japanese.
We are waiting for more robust European and North American updates.
Star Trek D-A-CParamount have announced today that Star Trek D-A-C (we still have no idea what this stands for but we dutifully note the addition of hyphens) will be hitting the PSN “shortly”. With the XBL version beaming down in May, we expect this to mean possibly the following month or so.
Our Japanese friends sure love their PS One classics; five more are here to get your Yen like a greedy Meowth. Somebody enlighten us on these four Godfather II DLC items before we make EA an offer they cannot refuse. Civilization Revolution extends its grasp on the world by offering Japanese DLC to the Japanese people. Look out for that Bayonetta trailer, we surely will.
Our good friends over at MCV pointed us towards CasualGaming.biz’s recent article outlining the possible invasion (again!) of even more zombies to the PSN. This time, they’ll be fended off by some lively flora however.
Bionic Commandos are not that impressive these days. Sure, they had their shining moment in the 80â€™s. They even staged a brief comeback in 2008 by rearming themselves and are planning a full 2009 revival by donning dreadlocks and finally daring to jump; but we see through the gimmicks.
Deep down they are all the same commandos we have seen before.
But not this guy. He is the Bionic Fireman.
Mere mortals rejoice! Let your hair grow, grab your black leather jacket, wear your best jeans, throw up the horns and be ready to answer the call of the Metal Gods this Rocktober. BrÃ¼tal Legend is coming your way; even if you are not worthy.
The Tim Schafer designed, Double fined developed, Electronic Arts published medieval metal adventure (MMA?) is now dated in both North America and Europe.
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is an action-RPG developed by Ascaron and published by cdv Software Entertainment.
Today it was announced that the game has now gone gold for the PS3 system. It takes place 2000 years before the first game that was released for Windows back in 2004.
Scheduled for release on May 22nd, Blue Omega’s Damnation plans to turn the action genre on its head by introducing the concept of “verticality” to gamers.
In a new developer insight video presented by Richard Gilbert and technical art director Carl Schel, the two “Blue Omegans” discuss the acrobatic stunts and dare-devil feats players will be getting to grips with next month.
Ubisoft, the publishers behind the recent hit Tom Clancy’s HAWX, have announced that the European Assault Pack DLC will be released onto the store on the 23rd of April.
The pack is the first instalment of downloadable content for the game, and adds a set of new planes that you probably never heard of, but include the Saab-37 Viggen and a FB-22 prototype bomber.
The Resident Evil series is most notable for its single player campaign. In fact, there hasnâ€™t been any true sense of multiplayer until now.
At the games release, gamers could play co-op in either the main story or Mercenaries mode. Now, with the Versus expansion, they can take their anger and frustration out on each other rather than Majini.
But is multiplayer meant to grace the world of Resident Evil or should it stick to the likes of Killzone 2 and Resistance?
Can’t get enough Stormrise? Well the Stormrise team can’t get enough of you. You have been formally invited by the Stormrisers to join them tonight (or this morning or afternoon depending on your time zone) for the second ever Stormrisers PlayStation 3 night.
Not only can you play with and against members of the ‘official community website for the game Stormrise’, you will also meet fellow PS3 Stormrisers to have more frequent online matches with. And to top it all off, you get a chance to win some cool Stormrise prizes. We hear one of them might be an in-game or real life old worn out umbrella*.
Q-Games visionary extraordinaire Dylan Cuthbert has now created a Facebook page with the intention of driving up some early buzz for the next Junk title. Not that he needed to whip us into a frenzy of course. We’ve been rocking back and forth silently for months now waiting to get our hands on some more Junk.
Currently available on the Japanese store, SCEE have announced today; fittingly on Earth Day (in case you weren’t aware), that an English version of Gomibako is coming this spring.
If you’re eco-friendly and yearn for a bizarre physics driver Tetris game – this one is for you.
For all you Killzone 2 fans out there eagerly anticipating the first downloadable pack to release for the game, you may be happy to hear that it has now been priced – well for the United States anyway.
Jeff Rubenstein has updated the PlayStation Blog to confirm that the price of the ‘Steel and Titanium’ map DLC will be $5.99 when it releases on April 30th.