Article Archive for July 2009
Speaking to GameIndustry.biz’s Kath Brice, Relentless Software’s Andrew Eades and David Amor have revealed their plans to add a little mystery to the PSN this winter.
Announcing their new episodic title Blue Toad Murder Files, Andrew and David also reveal how their future plans include widening their horizons into the domain of self-publishing with the PSN murder mystery exclusive being the first of what could be many titles from the company.
A prequel to 2006’s Call of Juarez, Techland returns to the Old West with the sanguine “Bound in Blood”, a sub-title that not only suggests the connotations of some violent escapades ahead, but the binds of family that hold us together.
As a genre, the Western has done quite well in gaming – something of a paradox considering typical fans of the setting are as likely to pick up a controller as your average gamer is to chew tobacco.
From Red Dead Revolver to the first Call of Juarez, games featuring amoral outlaws, big hats and bigger body counts are proving popular with gamers of all ages – leaving us to think maybe there’s a little cowboy in all of us just dying to get out.
We recently highlighted how Japan was about to get “Vesperiafied” with a demo of previously 360 exclusive Tales of Vesperia bound for the Japanese store.
Such a demo did in fact land, and just in case you’ve been wondering what a cute pirate looks like as she fends off opponents accompanied by a raucous guitar soundtrack — why, you’re in luck!
Batman: Arkham Asylum may well have been delayed a while, but that doesn’t mean that can’t ogle the latest trailer.
Not only that but we have also managed to snaffle some great shots of these guys looking all dark and mean.
The bad news?
Today has been all about games delaying till next year it seems with Take-Two announcing several titles joining the new trend.
Originally scheduled for a release in November of this year, Bioshock 2 has now been granted by Take-Two a new release window of January-June 2010.
If you haven’t noticed 2D fighters are currently in. From the highly successful Street Fighter IV, the recently released BlazBlue, and the upcoming King of Fighters XII, it looks like fans can’t get enough of them.
Announced for the PSN, Aksys Games brings us yet another 2D fighter; Battle Fantasia. Set in a magical world filled with light and dark, heroes fight in an endless struggle between the two. What sets the game apart from all other fighters is its unique RPG elements.
Heavy Rain for a long time was scheduled as one of the big hitters for Sony’s home console this year. However, it was pushed back t0 next year and Guillaume de Fondaumiere from Quantic Dreams has been explaining the decision in a recent interview.
He touts the main reason for the shift in release due to Christmas
We knew that the ex-exclusive Xbox 360 Fallout 3 DLC would come to the PS3 eventually and when Bethesda announced Operation: Anchorage and more, we couldn’t help but get excited.
We now have a clearer update as to when exactly these expansions will be coming to the PSN thanks to Ashley Cheng over at the PlayStation.Blog. While all five DLC packs will make it to the system, Broken Steel will have the honor of being the first.
Bordering on cuteness of an almost criminal level, four Ghostbusters themed costumes will be available for LittleBigPlanet this Thursday.
Priced at $1.99 each or $5.99 for the pack, fans of one of the greatest movies of the 80s (if not of all time) will soon be able to express this ectoplasmic love by decking their Sackboy out as either Slimer, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, a Casper-esque ghost with signature sign or in an actual Ghostbusters jump-suit.
It didn’t take long but we’ve finally gotten to the one layer of Hell we’ve been dying to get a glimpse of: Lust.
Now that we’re seen it however, it is officially the one layer we want nothing to do with. Ever.
iTrophies is a handy PS3 trophy app for the iPhone/iTouch every self-respecting Trophy Whore must own.
Noticing a niche in the market, developer Viru has created an app that not only allows you to review your own trophy progress, but also compare your current haul with that of your friends whether you’re on the bus, at work or jet-setting around the world. Connection permitting of course.
Last week we posted up some new cut-scene footage from Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. This week, it’s time to get a look at some actual new gameplay action taken from the Heart of Ice level.
Taking place after the meeting with Karl Schafer, Drake and his sherpa guide have taken to the gelid Himalayas in search of — whatever Drake is looking for this time.
What a week.
This week we; closed our E3 SWAG competiton, entered GamesAid Charity Poker, gave away codes for PSFree Attitude Tuesday, attended the launch party for Battlefield 1943 and uncovered a side-business run by one of our own… disturbing just doesn’t cover it…
And to think this is just in one week!
Thanks to our friends over at The Sixth Axis, and tipsters TheDeathAvenger and stefhutch20, it appears that the Pure Time Trials DLC for vertigo infused Mirror’s Edge has suddenly jumped from the lofty price of Â£6.99/â‚¬9.99 to zero.
In Vigil Games’ Darksiders: Wrath of War you embody probably the second coolest of the Four Horsemen – War. And, as we’re sure you’re now wondering, Death is officially the coolest Horseman of the despicable quartet simply because he’s completely inescapable. After War, it goes Famine and then Pestilence; purely because very few people can actually remember what the hell pestilence is.
Want to know what War looks like, presented in some super-huge screenshots? Thought you might.
The third downloadable content for the highly acclaimed Killzone 2 game has been announced on the Official PlayStation US blog.
“Napalm and Cordite” is the name of the pack and not only are there two brand new maps included, you can also play with the new flamethrowers and bolt guns.
Presented at this year’s E3 and promising to do to the racing genre what LittleBigPlanet did for platforming, ModNation Racers captured everyone’s attention – well, at least the attention of those of us who have always dreamt of creating our very own kick-ass race tracks.
Debuting over at GameTrailers, we now have our very first official trailer of the upcoming user-content controlled sandbox title.
This weeks PSN Video update is very Sci-Fi heavy with Nicolas Cage’s Knowing and the Jumper look-alike, Push.
Also included is a film that we highly recommend, The Matador, if you’re into documentaries. For the WTF list, Evil Bong II: King Bong probably takes the cake.
Media Molecule is working on a new version of LittleBigPlanet, according to MCV today.
The ‘Game of the Year’ edition will include the full game plus most of the currently available downloadable content.