Article Archive for April 2009
It’s a good thing we added it to our Games Database as Worms HD* has just burrowed its way on to the PSN.
The press release states that game is available “now”, but with no access to a PS3 at the moment, we’re just going to have to take their word for it.
When it’s a slow news day like today, we strap on our miner’s hat, fetch some trusty rope, and delve deep into the screenshot well. Hey, it’s better than nothing.
Already dazzling you with new BrÃ¼tal Legend images, it’s now time for Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 to take centre stage and woo all newcomers.
Salvaged by EA from the potential rock scrap-heap when Activision merged with Blizzard, we’ve kept a keen eye on plucky underdog BrÃ¼tal Legend.
The game that almost wasn’t hits our shelves in Q3 so it was good to see some new screenshots appear during this year’s GDC and, never stingy with the content, we’ve made them available for you inside.
System 3, the publisher behind the upcoming racer SuperCar Challenge, have told the info-hungry masses that theÂ online beta trial has begun.
This news might not seem really all that important, considering that we have all seen …
You’ll have to forgive us. After spending over fifty hours creating our comprehensive Games Database (212 games documented!), we were somewhat burned out and a little hesitant to return to the scene of the crime anytime soon.
That said, we’ve definitely neglected our new baby and, since the database’s debut, buckets of new games for the PS3 were announced (or, you know, we’re pretty sure they’re coming).
Rather than just surreptitiously update the Database in the background, we thought you might be interested in the new games that are now tagged and sitting pretty on our virtual shelf.
Once again, it’s that time of the week where we take a look at the twitter readouts and share the siesmic activity on the feed.
More Killzone clan details, visitor numbers and April Fool industry jokes are all present and correct. The ‘big’ announcement this week was for the PS2 price drop. We tweeted about it. A bit.
In other stories, we suspect some of the team are getting a bit too much Killzone, with news of nightmares and trophy hunting. Speaking of trophies, it seems as though certain trophies are massively under-rewarding. A bronze trophy after hours of work? Hmmm…
As yet another patch for SOCOM: Confrontation pokes its helpful but somewhat condemning head into the limelight, we’re starting to think maybe Slant Six should have called the game “SOCOM: Patch Adams” instead.
Just like the last patch that arrived around the time of the European launch, 1.50 promises to remedy many of the issues that have plagued the game since its 2008 launch.
New images of Zipper Interactive’s massive multiplayer online frag-fest MAG have appeared today showing off the sheer scale of what 256 players running around one environment while trying to kill one another will look like.
On display are some character models, screen grabs of the game in action and even some environment maps depicting the type of locations you and 255 other gun-happy people will be inhabiting this fall.
Activision exec Simon Wells has high hopes for Modern Warfare 2. After all, Infinity Ward worked on the first game back when it carried the Call of Duty name; one of the most popular and well-known franchises in the video game industry – so why shouldn’t he?
But he isnâ€™t going to settle for simply being the best selling game of the year! He has his eyes set on the podium for the best selling gameâ€¦ of all time!
Not a lot we can get behind on the movie front this week but you can agree if you had to “get behind” any of these movies it would be Zack and Miri Make a Porno. So to summarize, all you really need to know about this update is this: “Her name Bubbles.”
Read on for the full list of new HD movies and TV shows. Look for the (PS3A Approved) tag for what we recommend you watch in case you are lost in the sea of PSN video content. Enjoy.
Looking like a cross between mini-Iron Man and a Japanese Power Ranger, Explodemon! is a new IP from makers of the Buzz! franchise, Curve Studios.
The best way to describe the game would be as an homage to seminal 80s classics such as MegaMan, Mario and Super Metroid but with a new-age twist.
SCEA Marketing manager John Koller has spoken to VG247 about MAG, the game currently billed for the end of this year.
MAG, which is a massive online battle game, was announced at the climax of Sonyâ€™s E3 conference last year. Little has been revealed about the game since, however, Sony appears to be starting to finally talk more about the title to the public.
Our NA compatriots might be already oohing and aahing at the “Behind the Bullet” interactive demo we mentioned yesterday but, for the rest of us, we’re left in the dark at just what the feature actually presents to the rabid Killzone fan-base.
Never leaving any man behind, our friends over at Gamezine have dissected the “Killzone in 4D” piece.
Brutal Legend, EA’s upcoming game featuring the voice of Jack Black as a Rock Metal roadie, is looking great. Thrown back in time to help the innocent and vanquish the evil through the use of power chords, lightening and fire-breathing boars (seriously!), players will see an alternate history unlikely to be found elsewhere. How good does it look? See for yourself…
Saw is being brought to the PS3 by Konami. While not a vast amount is known about the game so far, we have managed to get hold of some in-game shots along with a concept image. Could this be another one of the few great game/film tie-ins?
PSU got their hands on the first proper trailer for Data-Fly, the Origo Games title that was heavily teased last month.
Origo also launched a teaser website in March with a countdown clock that is due to end at midnight (UK time) tonight, so this is a likely precursor to other Data-Fly announcements and media.
Whatever information Origo continue to release over the next day, we can’t deny the game is looking very intriguing…
Howdy partner! Here we are at last, our last stop in this crazy train: the America of the northern persuasion. They say the safest place to be is behind a bullet, unless it is one of those backwards firing bullets of course. Crash your comet into someone else’s peanut butter, try not to pata-pata-pata-slap anyone, command or conquer the conflict free isles, stare longingly at that crack or say proudly “no mas!”. Your choice.
SONG! C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E! Oh wait, we already did that.
All right mate? We are almost done with all this update madness, in the home stretch if you will. No demos for you we’re afraid, only five free add-ons for your troubles. Unreal Tournament x1, Command & Concquer x1, FIFA 09 x1 and Naruto x2. A fair trade? We would like to think so. Go classic with your street fighting, unleash sonically with a Chu-Nan adventure, bring pain to the new guys or jam to that hot new Spongebob Squarepants song. We can’t wait for “The Campfire Song Song”…C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song!
Nehih ho ma? Next stop is Hong Kong, the native land of my main man. There’s some serious PSOne love over there with a whopping one-two-three-four-five games ready to be enjoyed in Japanese. Localization be damned! We better invite Brodie over if we decide to get any of them. Get Your Patapon on with the LBP Patapon costume or show your respect to the legendary Brock Lee by Pain-fully flinging him all over the place.
UPDATE: inFamous and Trash Box videos crash the party along with a Rag Doll Kung Fu theme and wallpaper. Do yourself a favor and see Trash Box in action if you haven’t.