Article Archive for September 2009
No, this isn’t a new Metal Gear Solid game.
MGS: Philanthropy is a fan made movie that has been in the making since 2002. The project has no budget and is non-profit, but don’t let that deter you from the potential greatness this film can achieve. They even have the singer of an iconic MGS theme doing the films ending track.
The movie will be distributed online for FREE. So what’s it about and when does it come out?
Sony today has confirmed the final release date for Uncharted 2 in Europe, and it isn’t too far off.
October 16th is the date to put into your diary, and that happens to be only one day after the North America release.
A new Yakuza 4 trailer from the Tokyo Game Show has hit the web!
The video showcases the cast of characters and their voice actors, and gives us a clue to how amazing the game will be.
CEDEC 2009, the largest conference for game developers in Japan, was held at the start of September.
One of the things that came out of the conference was a series of demonstrations Sony presented on the floor. With some awesome concepts harbouring massive potential shown at the event, it was only recently we got hold of the footage via DigInfo.
Mad Catz has announced that they are unleashing more Street Fighter IV goodies for fighting game fanatics. It appears that they want to capitalize on the overly successful first round of peripherals released in February. Who can blame them? They were great.
Find out which six characters will be featured on the Mad Catz FightPad and get a look at the new TE FightStick.
The Beatles: RockBand has been available for some time now.
While some of us have taken the jump and are loving the Rock God lifestyle*, we know that there are some of you out there who might not have embraced the new wave of music game just yet.
It seems that Harmonix are aware of this too, as they have put together a tempting new musical package.
SCEA got some time to speak recently with James Stevenson, Community Manager at Insomniac Games.
James was was kind enough to walk them through some brand new Axiom City gameplay in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.
All we want to see, of course, is what the weapons look like in the latest R&CF title. So do we get our wish?
Gran Turismo 5 is just around the corner – relatively – and the latest ‘trailer’ for the game comes in the form of a tribute to the new Ferrari 458 Italia.
Following a stunning début at the Frankfurt Motor Show, thanks in part to the unveiling by Michael Schumacher himself, Polyphony Digital created this beautiful tribute video using the GT5 game engine.
September 22nd marks the one year anniversary of Mega Man 9. Capcom has informed us that they plan on doing something special to celebrate.
It has been some time – three years in fact since EA’s ‘2006 World Cup’ title – but the Dutch national team are making an official comeback to the FIFA franchise.
The team, who have various nicknames such as ‘Oranje’, ‘The Flying Dutchmen’ and ‘A Clockwork Orange’, were not allowed to be included in previous FIFA outings due to a disagreement between EA and the Royal Netherlands Football Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond or KNVB in The Netherlands).
So what does this mean for all you Oranje-fans?
Craig Alexander, VP of product development over at Turbine, knows a thing or two about MMOs.
So, when he stepped up and presented a talk at GDC in Austin, Texas, you know a lot of people would take what he had to say seriously.
And what’s more serious than a vanguard of the massive multiple online arena announcing that the future of MMOs are not on their current breeding ground, the PC, but on consoles.
And, what’s more, if you’re going to make an MMO for this new market, you’re better off starting with the PS3.
Comet Crash was released last April on the North American PSN Store. Finally, our European friends will be able to defend their towers from the massive waves of enemy ships when the game is released October 8th. Unfortunately there will be no cross-continental games occurring because the game only features offline multiplayer. Bummer.
Love Valkyria Chronicles? Do you want the series to return to the PS3?
SEGA has recently released a new comment on the PlayStation Blog hyping fans up for a possible continuation of the series on the PS3.
What’s the catch? Just buy Valkyria Chronicles II for the PSP, of course!
Is this just another tease from SEGA?
Fanboys are an annoyance at best. At worst, they are the bane of the industry and cause problems for the majority of level-headed gamers.
That’s not a wild attempt to get you talking; we have proof to back up our views from some of the best known names in the gaming industry.
Have you ever been getting dressed for the day, but just felt like your wardrobe wasn’t complete because you didn’t have a pair of PlayStation-themed shoes? Of course you have, what sane gamer hasn’t?
Now, Nike offers the solution.
The latest trailer for Fairytale Fights is very different from the rest. For one thing, it features a lot less blood and body dismemberment. The focus of this trailer is on the environment we’ll see and all the cute little creatures we’ll meet, and presumably hack to death.
Admitting that the surfacing of this video on numerous sites was an “uncontrolled side effect” of seeking out a new publisher, Adam Kicinski from CD Projekt has confirmed to VG247 the existence of PC game Witcher 2.
No news if this one will ever hit the PS3 and, considering the first Witcher game failed to release on consoles due to financial issues over at the Polish studio, we wouldn’t be surprised if this stayed PC only.
When a recent report appeared online indicating that the PS3 version of Bayonetta suffered from a laggy frame-rate and other graphical anomalies, we have to admit that we got a little worried.
Up until recently, all …
Confirming to Joystiq that they won’t be discussing why their far into development Aliens RPG suddenly got canned this year until February (of 2011), Obsidian Entertainment have revealed some good news indicating how it wasn’t a total waste of time.
The engine created for the game will be used in an upcoming unannounced title.