Article Archive for July 2009
For those of you who want to go into Uncharted 2: Among Thieves fresh, look away now.
For the rest of you esurient hounds tearing the web asunder in the search for new footage of the game, we’ve got something you may want to see.
After numerous will-it-won’t-it moments, it now appears Infinity Ward’s blockbuster follow-up to what we still like to simply call COD4, will now be adorned with the Call of Duty branding.
The final confirmation comes in the form of a recent unveiling of the packshot where, proud as punch, Call of Duty sits happily above what we believed was the only title of the game: the succinct – and accurate – “Modern Warfare 2″.
Buzz Jr. Robo Jam will keep those wireless buzzers dust free for a while, and today’s PSone Classics may bring a nostalgic tear to your eye. Who ya gonna call when the BF 1943 servers crap out? The Ghostbusters demo, that’s who.
Today’s additional game content includes Motorstorm, Cross Edge (mostly free), Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires (completely free), Midnight club L.A. and Skate 2.
You already broke the servers, so you don’t need us telling you that Battlefield 1943 is out now. Remember your Sun Tzu ladies and gentlemen.
But what else made it today into the European PS Store? Plenty more. Three demos (Battlefield 1943, Ghostbusters and Fuel), additional content for Motorstorm, Skate 2, High Velocity Bowling and Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires.
French publisher Nobilis have released a brand new trailer for what is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated PSN games ever.
An action and puzzle solving game, Trine marries a combination of classic 2D gameplay with modern 3D graphics.
There are a total of three characters that you can take control of and the physics in the game allow players to choose many different ways at solving the puzzles set out. They even say you may find some that the developers never originally planned!
We are excited about the upcoming brick-breaking game that is Shatter from Sidhe. After watching the initial video and then giving it a test run at E3, the game is shaping up to be a hit on the PSN. Come July 27th, you’ll be able to download the game exclusively on the PSN for $7.99.
Hailing from the Arcade wing of Blitz Games, Droplitz is a charming and addictive puzzler anyone who enjoys twiddling dials and bringing order to chaos will enjoy.
Like most puzzle games, the concept is amazingly simple in principle yet devilishly difficult in practice.
Shunning sleep and obviously taking a break from server monitoring, DICE’s Gordon Van Dyke has popped up on the official EA forums stating that the demand for Battlefield 1943 has exceeded everyone at EA and DICE’s expectations.
Don’t worry, however, as the network guys are now scrambling to add more servers to cater for the thousands of people currently trying to get online.
“Good” news for those still interested in Watchmen as the follow-up volume is still very much coming out. And, considering the pricing point was one of the title’s main issues the first time around, it’s at least welcoming to see that there will be multiple options for those out there who might still be curious about the further adventures of Rorschach and Nite Owl.
It looks like the aliens have been busy in the baby making department as a whole new breed has spawned thanks to the folks over at Team17. The upcoming Alien Breed Evolution is a remake of the classic game originally released on the Amiga in 1991.
The game will feature fast paced action via single player and co-op. You must navigate your way through corridors and hallways in search of the lift down to the next level, all the while blasting though enemy aliens.
FUEL, Codemasters’ latest racing franchise, may well have been breaking world records, but nobody is doing doughnuts over the game’s sales figures.
The title has so far managed to sell only 60,000 copies on the PS3 and 70,000 on the Xbox 360 after five weeks on the shelves. If you’re wondering how that compares to other racing titles, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift did 67,000 copies on launch day alone.
But all that could be about to change, thanks to a new demo that has been launched for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC today.
Speaking of Dragon Age: Origins, BioWare CEO Greg Zeschuk, fresh from talking up how well development is going on the PS3 version of the fantasy inspired game, has also revealed that new downloadable content is already underway for the upcoming title.
Announcing “a lot of DLC plans”, Greg mentions that there is a team hard at work right now creating content for the game that will be released through DLC channels post-launch.
With previous 360 exclusive Tales of Vesperia scheduled to hit the PS3 this September, it appears our friends in the East will be getting their hands on a demo a full two months before its release.
Confirming to Dengeki Online that a demo will hit the Japanese Store on July 13th, Namco Bandai expect to see the RPG taster light up Japan’s internet connections next week.
Activision have confirmed that online retailer Amazon’s updated release date of upcoming FPS Singularity as now hitting in March 2010 is accurate.
Quoting the behemoth that is Modern Warfare 2 as the culprit, Activision have decided to give the new time-bending IP some breathing space in fear of it being completely ignored this holiday season.
We have to admit that Konami’s Tornado Outbreak is something that has only popped up now on our games radar.
Little is known about the game other than what can be ascertained from the accompanying video though it does appear that weather inspired chaos is very much on the menu.
With Final Fantasy (note: no roman numerals here) appearing on the Japanese Store a couple of weeks ago, and its spritely sequel popping up yesterday, it would appear that Square Enix plan on releasing as many of the classic Final Fantasy games as possible on the PSN.
Details have surfaced of what changes THQ will be introducing with their first patch for UFC 2009 Undisputed.
It’s the usual list of balance tweaks but, if you’re one of the many people out there who have nearly arm-barred a member of your family in frustration due to the amount of cheating going on in the online mode of the game, you’ll be happy to hear THQ are addressing the issue.
Traditionally associated with developing games in cahoots with Microsoft, now that EA own BioWare lock, stock and barrel, the boys from BioWare have rolled up their sleeves and tackled the challenge that is PS3 development head first.
Today we travel back to Hell again with Dante in this new trailer from the folks at EA. Watch as he uses Death’s Scythe and his cross to destroy the creatures of the damned. He looks a lot like Kratos to us with the way he swings from place to place and slices the surrounding enemies. Thankfully, that isn’t a bad thing.