Article Archive for August 2009
If you’re wondering around the European PlayStation Home and thinking of something to do, why not visit the Presentation Podium space.
The big video screen is now showing highlights of Sony’s announcement filled conference from Gamescom in Germany.
We’ve always known Clank was more than just the sum of his parts.
Check out this new trailer from Gamescom as we dig into the hidden past of the robotic half of the universe’s greatest duo.
Also on show is some cool humour, luscious graphics and, as always, Insomniac’s renown story-telling ability.
Though made up entirely of rendered footage, we’re not going to beat up EA Dice’s new Battlefield: Bad Company 2 trailer too much considering just how enjoyable it is.
Focusing on the game’s squad-based elements, witness what four men can accomplish when they put their minds together. As you might expect, these four particular guys have a mind for lots of death and destruction.
Another nugget dropped during the Sony speech yesterday (although this time on Twitter), popular music video service VidZone is set to stretch its musical wings and launch across numerous European countries before the year is out.
Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, New Zealand, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and Portugal are all about to get Sony’s answer to MTV.
If MTV still played music that is.
Announced yesterday at Gamescom (which is pretty much the centre of the universe at the moment – our German friends are so happy) and to much applause, Europe will finally see their own previously promised Video on Demand service launch this November.
Quoting a raft of great titles from the Terminator movies to Batman, new SCEE boss Andrew House (who is not a British guy playing a surly American doctor as it turns out) assured us that great content will be purchasable from the EU Store through the normal e-wallet system.
The new Heavy Rain trailer shown during Sony’s conference speech at Gamescom got a lot of tongues wagging among those of us lucky to be there while raising numerous important questions.
Questions like, doesn’t Ethan look a lot like a young Alec Baldwin? Did Quantic Dreams’ David Cage really lose his kid in a supermarket for ten minutes or is he just yanking our chains? And, the most relevant one, where are you going for beers later on?
Thanks to GameTrailers, you too can now check out the new trailer and ask yourself the very same question posed to games journalists at the presentation: how far would you go for love?
Taken out of the protective garage once more for a new spin at Gamescom, Polyphony’s Gran Turismo 5 is generating a lot of heat over in Germany.
In order to cater for this new attention there has also been an update to the official GT5 web-site revealing some new details of the perpetually upcoming racer.
The big news is that, and you can take this as official, there is crash damage with car deformation and the ability to even flip your ride on to its roof (not recommended).
Dark Void is everywhere here at Gamescom in Cologne with pretty much every taxi you can see plastered with advertisements for the sci-fi vertical shooter.
For good reason too as our friends over at Capcom have just provided the shortest of updates declaring the jet-pack featuring action title for a Jaunary 12th release in NA. Europe can expect to get some empty gloomy goodness a mere three days later.
We know that Sony’s E3 motion controller announcement wasn’t the most popular for some of you, but you can’t deny its significance for the PlayStation brand.
Love it or loathe it, at Sony’s Gamescom conference yesterday, a developers’ update video for the controller was shown to the world.
Back in June of this year, Quantic Dream expressed their concern of implementing trophies into Heavy Rain, explaining giving gamers a shiny reward for completing goals in the game was not something they were looking to achieve.
Well, as you may know, Sony has made it mandatory that all games for the system must support the much-loved achievement system.
The Big Debate was the round-off to the conference on the first day. It was a massive success, and took in some of the biggest names from the day, pitted them against each other and saw who was left standing at the end.
What followed was a funny, interactive, intuitive and often tempestuous ride through the thougts of some of the biggest names in the business. The topic..?
Let’s admit it, Heaven is where we all want to end up but Hell is where the party is. Come February, everyone will get their chance to follow Dante through the nine circles of Hell as he attempts to rescue his lady love from the grasp of Beelzebub.
The release date has been set for February 9th for North Americans with Europeans joining them shortly after on the 12th. While Hell is reserved for the worst of the worst, that doesn’t mean you have to be one of them. Featured in Dante’s Inferno will be a new Morality System to test your faith…
Woah, what happened to all the fist-bumping and overt displays of non-homosexual man-love?
If watching the new Army of Two: 40th Day trailer is anything to go by it appears that bromance is out and cataclysmic terrorism is very much in.
But don’t take our word for it …
Though not as awe inspiring as when we saw it first-hand at Cologne, watching the new Uncharted 2: Among Thieves trailer again still brings a solitary tear to our eye.
Starting in a similar fashion to our first glimpse of Drake back in the reveal trailer all those months ago, bloodied and crawlingthrough a blizzard, the footage goes all Michael Bay on us with copious amounts of slow-mo and a rousing theme.
There’s no shortage of zombie games at the moment but if the trailer for Housemarque’s new undead shooter Dead Nation is anything to go by, there’s no shortage of zombie games that actually appear to be related to one another.
From the creators of PSN’s seminal space shooter Super Stardust HD, check out the trailer and let us know what you think. If your thoughts feature Burn! Zombie Burn! and Konami’s Zombie Apocalypse then we’re probably on the same page.
Sony’s megaton announcement yesterday at Gamescom confirming the impending arrival of the PS3 Slim is not even 24 hours old and already we have a wealth of new information, stories and even rumours to wade through this morning.
Here’s a quick round up of what’s happening in a world where the PS3 Slim is no longer fiction, but a stark reality.
We’ve been keeping an ever-watchful eye on Titan Studio’s blog of late. After all, with recent rumblings of patches and even some gameplay hints of late, who knows what else could turn up.
Look what we found this morning under the title of “Check it!”
Yep – it appears that Fat Princess is about to get a Ninja class to round off the mage, priest, warrior, worker, and ranger classes currently available.
No, we are not refering to the next new and exciting product from Apple but the official BBC media player. The iPlayer allows users to stream/download clips, shows, and other features from the BBC. Up until now, the service has only been available on PS3 consoles through the integrated web browser.
Announced at Gamescom, Sony will be partnering with BBC to bring an official version of the streaming service to the PS3…
It’s GamesCom this week, which means that we have a special store update for you!
As with E3 before it, Sony have graciously provided us with a raft of new content in honour of the start of GamesCom, and their incredible Press Conference! Be sure to check out the news here.
Check out the list of videos you can now get on the PlayStation Store in EU regions…