Article Archive for March 2010
Remember the mystery BioWare countdown we reported last week? Well the clock has ticked down to zero to reveal the BioWare Bazaar.
But what on earth is it?
Michael Pachter is a bit of a funny onion. The analyst from Wedbush Morgan Securities is actually pretty good at his job – that is until he wades into the video games territory.
Yes, over the years his comments have ranged from wildly inaccurate to blindingly obvious – unfortunately many people take them as gospel.
Let’s celebrate some of his best quips.
Another downloadable pack is on the way to LittleBigPlanet, this time it’s the turn of The Incredibles.
You may remember Disney have already licensed other brands to the LittleBigPlanet universe including Pirates of the Caribbean.
This week’s EU Video Store update features Heath Ledger’s final performance, The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus, before his death in 2008. His character, Tony, is actually portrayed by three different actors Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Collin Ferrell in addition to Ledger himself. Surprisingly, this actually works quite well for the film.
The April Foolishness Sale is still going on so if you’re in the mood for comedy, be sure to check out the available titles. The sale lasts until April 8th so get them while they’re cheap.
As part of their April Foolishness Sale, the European PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service (catchy title, right?) is offering some deals on some hilarious comedies.
Namco Bandai have released fresh screenshots and artwork for their upcoming tactical adventure titled Enslaved. It’s set in a post-apocolyptic world, but it’s not a barren and infertile environment such as the kind seen in Fallout games or Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. The environemtns are rich and full of life with nature has reclaiming the cities. It looks fantastic.
Dr. Richard Marks, senior researcher at SCEA, has been saying that Sony had the opportunity to work with 3DV Systems, the Israeli based company responsible for the technology behind Microsoft’s Natal, but ultimately choose not to because there were concerns over reliability, cost and it’s potential to “enable enough new experiences”.
Last week we reported that producer Shinji Hashimoto was looking to see if gamers wanted FFIX on the PSN. The overwhelmingly positive response led to Hashimoto-san stating that he will be proposing the idea at the next Square Enix board meeting.
He has since announced that details will be revealed this Friday. Is it time to cue the Victory Fanfare yet?
On Tuesday the PSN will undergo a scheduled maintenance. Don’t worry, it’s not a sign of the apocalyps3. You just might not be able to access the network for about an hour.
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom has a look that is reminiscent of Team ICO games. The latest trailer and screenshots reveal what could be a very beautiful and unique experience.
Level-5 recently announced that White Knight Chronicles 2 will be making its way to Japan this summer. Will the problems that plagued the original be fixed?
Famitsu has become an iconic gaming institution. Whether you like it or not, when they comment people listen with great interest.
They have recently listed their top thirty most wanted games – and Sony has done very well.
We hope you like cute anime characters because that’s all you’re going to see here.
Doctor Who was successfully resurrected in 2005, with the unlikely Christopher Eccleston in the titular role, after taking over from Paul McGann in the 1997 TV Movie.
After 5 years of success and a teary goodbye to David Tennant, the BBC have now announced that they are to push further into the video games market with more licensed games.
One of the franchises mentioned was Doctor Who, but how would they pull it off?
Working in retail can be a harsh existence. Constant pressure and ever increasing sales targets can sometimes lead to the slight bending of the truth.
However, one GameStop employee has taken things a step too far – is your console about to be fried?
Jak and Daxter was a popular franchise made by Naughty Dog. Spanning four PS2 games and a popular PSP spin-off, the series has been left alone for quite a while now.
So can we expect anything for the future of Jak and Daxter?
The PS3 will be getting a new firmware update next week, version 3.21. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of update we like to see as it’s only function is the removal of the “Install Other OS” feature of the older generation fat models.
Due to recent security concerns, Sony has decided that this feature has become too much of a risk. The update will be made available on April 1st, 2010 so we can’t help but wonder, could this be an April Fools joke?
David Cage, CEO and founder of Paris-based developer Quantic Dream, revealed last month that Heavy Rain was initially designed to be played with a motion based controller, and Cage hinted that the game could still end up with motion sensing support.
Well, Belgium mag Chief have confirmed that Heavy Rain will indeed be using the PlayStation Move.
We loved Heavenly Sword. With fantastic visuals, superb animation, excellent voice acting and genuinely likeable characters, Ninja Theory were on to a winner – it’s just a shame the gameplay didn’t live up to the …