Article Archive for May 2009
You have to ask yourself, if you’re going to go through the bother of creating a naming contest for a game, surely the winning entry will be something special; a deft and creative moniker that …
A mixture of previously seen sceenshots and a motley array of delicious concept pieces, we’ve got some new God of War III images to bring to your attention.
Considering we once described watching a particular GOWIII trailer as like “dipping your eyeballs into a vat of angels having sex” we can only attempt to match such a descriptive simile by claiming that the consumption of these new screenshots is akin to pouring cool jelly down your pants on a hot sunny day.
After a series of tantalising glimpses, we’re finally able to get a good look at the sequel to Game of the Year, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and all-round big hitter, Modern Warfare 2.
We don’t normally do this but, considering how suspect the video footage was of insipid movie tie-in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was, we thought you might appreciate getting an early glimpse of what the face of evil looks like.
Behold! The box art for the game you’ve all been waiting for.
Welcome back to our weekly Twitter Digest, where we recap everything we mumbled, moaned, blabbered or chatted about via our Twitter feed.
So what can you expect this week? As well as the usual list of great people to follow, our tweets were dominated by our Charity Auction, our Charity Event at E3 in Los Angeles and the gold iPod Touch competition from Ubisoft.
Not to be outdone by Namco Bandai, EA have come out swinging in terms of media for the upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
The sequel to 2008’s well-recieved Bad Company is going to feature some rather more frosty locales, from the look of these screens. What’s more, there is even a video to accompany the images.
Poor Bats can’t catch a break. Everywhere he turns there is someone trying to beat him down, someone trying to break his flow, someone showing up in skimpy new uniforms, someone trying to break his back or even someone trying to hunt him down like some kind of snake. It’s his own fault really; who hangs out in a psychiatric hospital overrun with lunatics?
Add one more person to that list because Poison Ivy joins the festivities as her longing to ‘grow together’ reaches new heights in Arkham Asylum. But not in the way we expect, the lady in green that does not rhyme with ‘bulk’ has a very different perspective on personal growth.
Well, well, well. Now that you have sampled what’s on other regions, it’s nice to see that you have come back home. We see your inFamous and Tiger Woods 10 demos European store, and raise you a couple of PS1 classics and another demo. A full demo.
We were pleased to see how Volition and THQ got creative and blended the Discovery Channel’s Future Weapons show with the Red Faction: Guerrilla universe. Considered our hats tipped.
Three and a half demos for Europe, not too shabby. inFamous, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and Tiger Woods 10 are three; Killzone 2’s Bullet interactive art counts as a half (not a game, but still a demo). We think it’s fair.
The LBP spookfest reaches Europe and so does PAIN’s Ded Baron. Coincidence? We say nay. Enjoy the Fat Princess trailer, the Guitar Hero European tracks and the wicked cool Rock Band Alice Cooper pack.
LittleBigPlanet was the big shot in this update, taking up the most space with the monsters kit and four monster costumes. PAIN keeps the momentum going with the community voted and named ‘Ded Baron’ character.
“America ain’t got nothin’ on me!” was overheard in Hong Kong when the inFamous demo landed there on Friday.
Free add-on’s reach Japan in time for the weekend; Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Pack 5 and MotorStorm 2’s Signature Collection Vol 2 are yours Yen-free. LittleBigPlanet brings on the scary with an all monsters kit and costume pack. Boo.
The PS Eye and YouTube enabling patch for echocrome is live; now you can show the world just how fast you can hurl that DualShock3 across the room as you fail to complete any given stage. We hear there is an underground distance and speed DS3 hurling competition going on. Will you enter?
Next Big Thing Heavy Rain has been suspiciously quiet of late.
In fact, we haven’t heard anything really substantial about Quantic Dream’s psychological thriller since Leipzig of last year. Well, consider the silence broken with an abundance of new screens appearing mysteriously on our desks this morning. Screens are always welcome of course but what about some moving images as well?
Here’s a question for you.
What is bigger than Hong Kong, Singapore, St Lucia and the Isle of Man put together.
Before you start thinking this is the latest punchline from MTV’s Yo Momma, we’ll put you straight
We’ve mention the upcoming DLC for Burnout Paradise, Big Surf Island, before, but only now do we have video of the island in all it’s splendid glory. Touting some of the games biggest jumps, it’s no wonder they call it Big Surf.
8 new cars to be won, new freeburn challenges, and new events are just some of the things to do when you get there. Surf’s up!
Edinburgh Interactive Festival today announced that Peter Cowley, Director of Digital Media for Endemol UK, will present a session at this yearâ€™s conference.
Cowley is delivering a session entitled â€˜Evolution of TV Branded Gamesâ€™, a subject heâ€™s well versed on.
We’ll skip the obvious part where we hark on about that article and stick to the welcomed news that, as of today, Lara Croft’s latest adventure, Tomb Raider: Underworld, is now a Platinum title.
At a …
ZEN Studio’s ZEN Pinball is the first of such titles to grace the PSN, and what ZEN have brought to the table (pun intended) is a faithful rendition of the popular genre with all the bells and whistles expected from a game of this sort. Unfortunately, what they haven’t managed to do is bridge the gap towards people who simply see pinball as an archaic game-type; a bygone gaming construct surpassed by new-age wonders such as polygons and particle effects. It’s this slight letdown that results in Zen Pinball being a pleasant distraction rather than the addictive pinball juggernaut it could have been.
Did someone say Homerun? Yep, it is another Thursday and it wouldn’t be complete without our weekly run-though of what’s happening in PlayStation Home.
It is quite a significant update worldwide today so let’s get down to business before we start writing next week’s.
Five PSOne titles have recently been rated by the ESRB, the entertainment rating board for North America, and two of them certainly stand out.
Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil: Director’s Cut have been reviewed by the group for release on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.