Article Archive for May 2010
Well it’s finally here. We’ve waited, gone through BETA tests and waited some more – now FirstPlay is upon us.
But is it worth your money?
UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed claims that the TV advert for PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain is offensive.
If you ask us there are plenty of more patronising, ridiculous adverts out there to get worked up about than this one.
This update is definitely better than the one in the US. It’s still underwhelming though. There’s a bunch of games on sale for games like Critter Crunch and Thexder Neo. If you haven’t picked those up yet, you might want to do that now.
This week features two downloadable games: Catan and Rocket Knight. There is a demo for Rocket Knight so there really is no reason to at least try it out (it’s also the only demo). Hopefully the game lives up to its potential.
Everything else is pretty much downloadable content. There’s DLC for Bad Company 2, Bioshock 2, Super Street Fighter IV, LBP, and more. And of course, the latest episode of FirstPlay is now available as well.
Ignition Entertainment’s upcoming Blacklight: Tango Down will feature weapon customization at an unheard of level, allowing for trillions of weapon combinations. Yes, you heard us right. We said trillions.
Customization in Tango Down take one of the five core weapons, such as the SMG or Shotgun, and then builds on it with a variety of scopes, barrels and weapon tags. These tags effect a variety of abilities such as accuracy, running speed, kickback, and power. With so many choices, the possibilities are endless.
EA continue to impress with the introduction of a co-op mode to its multi million selling game – Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
Call of Duty – you are dismissed!
Ignition Entertainment have today announced that Crytek’s much trumpeted CryENGINE 3 will be powering the “flagship game” for its London-based studio. The mystery title is “a uniquely crafted combat action-adventure” and it will be available on both PS3 and Xbox 360.
Over the past decade Bungie and Microsoft have been inseparable. In Microsoft, Bungie found the perfect partner with limitless resources to fund their epic Halo brand.
So surely the 360 would be the automatic choice as lead console for their new IP?
Sony has been awfully quiet regarding certain aspects of the PlayStation Move. We don’t blame them, as revealing their cards too early could be a crucial mistake in this years battle of the motion peripherals.
The most we’ve heard is mutterings of a sub $100 price tag, but nothing concrete. Unfortunately somebody forgot to tell GameStop Canada not to spill the beans, as they posted the Move’s price on their website.
So – what’s the magic number?
This update doesn’t really have too much content.
The Spring Fever sale features bundles for PoPCap games (Bejeweled 2, Feeding Frenzy 2, Heavy Weapon, Peggle, and Zuma) and Midway Games (Mortal Kombat II, Rampage World Tour, Joust, Championship Sprint, and Gauntlet II). These bundles don’t seem worth the price ($24.99 and $14.99).
There’s only one demo for this week and it’s for Split/Second. Have you ever heard of World of Outlaws Sprint Cars? Didn’t think so. It’s the lone downloadable game for the week and it’s priced at $19.99. Seems expensive for such a random title.
Everything else is pretty much DLC. There’s new content for LBP, Nier, Super Street Fighter IV, Batman Arkham Asylum, Record of Agarest War, Lost Planet 2, and Bioshock 2.
Namco Bandai Games have announced today that the sequel to last year’s Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is due out later this fall. Aptly titled Raging Blast 2, the game will feature must of the same high flying, ki blasting, action as the first.
There are, however, a few notable additions to the game…
It looks like Castle Crashers will be well worth the wait.
Codemasters have released a new gameplay trailer for international Cricket 2010 as they attempt to build up suspense for the game’s release on the 18th June.
The upcoming post-apocalyptic RPG from Bethesda Softworks will be rolling the dice with the Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition.
This Vegas-themed edition will include some casino-style goodies in addition to the full game. Just don’t expect to cash in these chips for real money.
It’s a well known fact that – by and large – games are awesome. However, there’s nothing quite like sitting down and reading a good book.
If only someone would combine our love of gaming with our love of reading…
EA has caused an uproar with the announcement that – from next month – if you purchase an EA Sports title second hand you will be required to pay an additional fee, or be locked out of playing online.
But are they really the bad guy in all of this?
The PS3 has been sadly lacking in Apes over the past few years. Sure we’ve had Super Monkey Ball characters in Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing, and that freaky little wrinkled cola addict from Metal Gear Solid 4 – but wouldn’t it be nice to have a whole game dedicated to them?
Well good news – the PS3 is set to be invaded!
You’ve all seen the announcement trailer by now right? Plus the wealth of information we reported on earlier? Awesome – but it seems that LittleBigPlanet 2 is set to offer even more in the form of Move support.
Sackboy – we heart you!
According to Develop, UK-based developer Rebellion has failed to pay wages and redundancy payments to employees of its Derby branch amidst speculation that the studio is about to file for bankruptcy.
Square Enix isn’t wasting any time. Shinji Hashimoto has already announced the next PSone Classic coming to the PlayStation Network in Japan.