Article Archive for April 2009
With the Japanese gaming public holed up in their tiny apartments, religiously playing the Final Fantasy XIII demo over and over again, it’s no surprise that we’re experiencing a FF media blowout at the moment.
Fancy getting a new toy? If you are laughing in the face of the current economy, you might just be able to afford The Evo – a seriously kitted-out arcade monster. Check out the built-in HDTV, dual joysticks and funky finish after the jump.
Frequent visitors to EA.com will already have noticed, but for those of you that don’t lurk around publishers’ sites (which we’re assuming is 99% of you), a new G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra (giving it its full title) sub-section has opened up today heralding some new information about the upcoming game-of-the-movie-of-the-cartoon.
The site shows off some footage and screens of the game and all we can say is: if Snake Eyes is watching, he’s ain’t happy.
By now you should have heard about the first downloadable content to arrive for the biggest PS3 title to release so far this year â€“ Thatâ€™s right, the Killzone 2 Steel and Titanium pack.
Well Sony have given updated details on the North American PlayStation.Blog about the content, specifically when we will see it.
David Reeves, CEO of SCEE, is to step down at the end of April after first joining the company in 1995.
As of May the 1st, Andrew House who has taken the role of Chief Marketing Officer at Sony since 2005 will acquire Reevesâ€™ role. He has been with the corporation since 1990.
Presented here for your viewing pleasure is a new trailer of Bayonetta.
We’re still trying to decipher what the hell we’ve just seen but take a look and let us know if we’re on our own with the impression that this could be the oddest, and yet strangely appealing, game in a long time.
Zombies. Denizens of the undead world and bane to all who possess delicious and coveted brains, these pesky mind-munchers have been popping up since the dawn of time and causing havoc to the living.
We sat down with Jim Mummery, Creative Director at Doublesix, to talk about Burn Zombie Burn!, his thoughts on digital distribution, and what the future holds for Doublesix and the PS3.
It is not often that we receive something in the post that leaves us mildly baffled, but this morning was one of those times.
A postcard arrived with a picture of Venice on the front. The rear of the postcard contains none of the usual ‘wish you were here’ drivel that most postcards around the world carry; in fact it carries no text at all. The postmark is clearly from Central Milan, not Venice.
Then we started to notice something recognisable within the picture that gave the game away…
If you want early access to THQ’s Red Faction: Guerrilla demo you no longer need to pay a stipend to the Qore or even do questionable acts in back alleys and truck stop bathrooms. If you live in Europe that is.
THQ is giving myTHQ Europe members early access to the Red Faction: Guerrilla demo via their website. If you are not a myTHQ member you can sign up for free and get exclusive access to “cool things like this Red Faction: Guerrilla demo.” Will there be other cool things besides the demo?
Break out the Ecto-1 (or was it the Manhattan Spirit?) and get ready to…split up? Yup, according to this latest Ghostbusters “rules” video this is the best way to do more damage. The jury is still out on what gets damaged more, public property or unruly ghosts. We think it’s both.
Bon jour mon ami, how good of you to drop by. “For me to kill you” would probably be the next line heard by Wolverine when he meets the Ragin’ Cajun in the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine video game.
Watch this new video where two new characters that make Wolvie’s life that more difficult are revealed. The first is monsieur Remy LeBeau himself (aka Gambit, duh) and the second is the one character in the X-Men universe that every mutant knows and loves…
New screens for Under Siege. Looking good, in our opinion. Go see, then let us know if you agree! After all, the game could be shaping up to be a nice little player.
TikGames and Creat Studios are bringing more content to their three most recent PSN titles from April 16th.
Magic Ball, Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom and Cuboid will all gain add-on DLC packs over the next few weeks, the first being 25 all-new levels for Magic Ball.
If it’s Halloween, then it must be time for another film in the Saw franchise. But wait, it’s not Halloween. That doesn’t stop Konami from making a video game based on the popular horror movie.
We may have gone Burn Zombie Burn! crazy these days (interview with Doublesix still planned to hit today, stay tuned) but that’s not going to stop other top-down undead shooters entering the zombie market.
Konami have just made available a handful of screenshots of Zombie Apocalypse, a game we would have described simply as Crash TV meets Left 4 Dead but, with BZB now firmly embedded in our gaming psyche, we have to add the latter to the mix when comparing the new title with existing properties.
Check out some new Virtua Tennis 2009 footage courtesy of the guys from Sega.
Can you tell which is game-play and what’s actual real-life footage?
Stepping out from the shadows, Assassin’s Creed II details have surfaced in the latest edition of GameInformer and, thanks to the guys over at C&VG, we can reproduce them for you here.
Gametrailers have posted up a new Terminator: Salvation trailer which we urge everyone with even a mild interest in “evil AI machines trying to wipe out the remnants of mankind” to check out.
All of the elements from the upcoming movie are present: T800s, those “bikeinator” things, John Connor looking like Christian Bale but it’s the small things depicted; subtle nuances that could elevate this title above the usual high adrenaline explode-a-thon of other games that have taken us a little by surprise.
Admit it, the PS3 has been lacking in the RPG department. Konami took notice and has announced that the latest instalment in the Vandal Hearts series will be coming to the PSN.
Titled Flames of Judgement, the game will be a prequel to the original Vandal Hearts. Players will take control of Tobias Martin, an orphan who realizes that he is the one who must save the world. Shocker, isn’t it?