Article Archive for October 2010
Any of you out there that were planning on picking up Shaun White Skateboarding when it launches this week might want to curb your excitement for a day or two. It seems an error of some kind has forced Ubisoft and Sony to recall the entire thing. Come inside to read all about it.
If you’re as curious as we are about the new Pro Guitar gameplay in Rock Band 3, then you’ll be pleased to know that Harmonix and EA have released a video detailing the new feature.
With the huge amount of games coming out in the next few weeks and months, you may not even be aware of Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. Never fear though, as Game Republic and Namco Bandai Games have just released the first in a series of behind the scenes videos (hope you like reading subtitles!).
To apologise to PS3 users for the game’s delay on the console (we like to think so anyway), Zombie Studios and Ignition Entertainment have announced that the PSN version of Blacklight: Tango Down will not only be fully-updated but also feature an exclusive map, bringing the total number of multiplayer maps to thirteen.
Sales figures are in for PlayStation Move for its first month on the market. Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that it has shipped more than one million units, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced even higher figures of one and a half million units being shipped since its release on 15th September.
Obsidian’s Chris Avellone has been speaking to CVG about Fallout: New Vegas’ many bugs, citing the “sheer expanse” of the game as the reason for them spilling into the retail version.
When Deus Ex: Human Revolution gets released in early 2011, it will become only the third game in the franchise’s ten year history. However, we suspect we’ll be seeing more Deus Ex over the next decade after Square Enix’s President and CEO, Yoichi Wada, told MCV that the company expects to be making a profit from the franchise for the next ten years.
GamesAid, the UK games industry charity, has selected which five charities will receive a donation of £20,000 each.
The public were asked to vote for the charities that they wanted to receive a donation, and they came out in favour of the following Action for Kids, Families Need Fathers, SpecialEffect, The Willow Foundation and Volunteer Centre Sutton: MAPS.
NARUTO Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2’s gameplay can be broken down into two genres: firstly, it’s a traditional JRPG adventure story; and secondly, it’s a dynamic 3D fighter. It feels both familiar and obscure.
Medal of Honor was one of the first and most revered first-person shooter franchises on game consoles. That’s partially why it was so sad to see the franchise tumble downhill as time went on. Now it’s back with a brand new look and feel, and both Danger Close and DICE have come along with it. With them, they bring hopes of successfully rebooting this storied franchise. But did they pull it off?
This week there are reviews of the remastered version of Medal of Honor: Frontline and recent PSN games Lara Croft and the Guardian of and Light and Worms 2: Armageddon, as well as previews of LittleBigPlanet 2 and Vanquish.
There’s also a new feature called Head to Head (which sees two members of the FirstPlay team battle it over which of two games is the best), a look at what’s new on the Digital Comics Store, and screenshot galleries of epic MMO Final Fantasy XIV and upcoming PSN title Swarm.
We’ve yet to sink enough time into Fallout: New Vegas to give our own 2 cents on this matter, but if you’ve taken a stroll around the internet recently, you may have noticed a lot gamers groaning about the amount of bugs found in the game. Luckily, it sounds like help is on the way.
A lot of gamers have been pretty down on PlayStation Plus here recently, citing that the actual content available is not very expansive and not very good. The US PlayStation Blog just rolled out the next round of stuff that’s coming to users in the US, and this batch might just change people’s minds.
The Fist of the North Star demo is now available to download and we have some gameplay videos and impressions to share. Atatatatatata-wataaah!
There’s been so much talk of the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood multiplayer beta lately, that people seem to be forgetting that the game has a single-player mode as well. In an effort to make sure that doesn’t happen any longer, Ubisoft and the EU PlayStation Blog have collaborated to release the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood story trailer.
The unique side-scrolling RTS, Swords & Soldiers, has been out in North America for a couple of weeks now, but the European version won’t be hitting the PlayStation Store until later today. To go along with it, we’ve got new screenshots and a launch trailer, so come on and check them out!
With all the big AAA guns being pulled out this time of year, it’s very easy for a game like James Bond 007: Bloodstone to slip through the cracks. Of course, it doesn’t help that Activision hasn’t exactly been very forthcoming about the details, but we do have a new trailer to take a look at. If you’re a fan of the driving portions in Bond games/movies, you’ll definitely want to check this out.
Who likes free stuff? If you’re one of the people that does and you happen to be a Medal of Honor fan, you’ll be very interested to hear about the first batch of DLC that’s already on the way. Click the title to read more.
Today’s PS Store update is pretty awesome. Why? Because there’s a demo for Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage. That’s not your thing? That’s OK. There’s far more than just that.
There’s tons of deals this week for PlayStation Plus members – Burn Zombie Burn, Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee, and Bloons are now available free of charge. There’s even a demo for Tomb Raider: Underworld, which is now available as a downloadable title. The highlight for Plus members is obviously the Killzone 3 beta theme. Download it ASAP, only the first 5,000 will join the beta.
For everyone else, there’s tons of deals as well. The best ones are for both Oddworld games as they are half priced. For those looking for new games to downloads, there’s Aqua Panic and Costume Quest. As we mentioned earlier, Shienryu and Tall Unlimited are the latest additions to the PSone Import Store. In celebration of The Shoot’s launch today, there’s a new demo just waiting for you to play.
In terms of DLC, there’s new content for Zen Pinball, Dead Rising 2, ModNation Racers, and more.
Enjoy before your head explodes!