Article Archive for April 2012
In a week where House of the Dead 4 makes its grand entrance the most intriguing new download is without a doubt Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time. We know close to nothing about this one but with a name like that you can bet either way it’s going to be memorable.
Other highlights include a complete edition of Renegade Ops, NHL 12 and a new Vita app.
Have a look won’t you?
Assassinating persons of considerable influence, stopping time, traversing rooftops, sword fighting. These are some of the things you’ll find in the debut trailer for Dishonored, a dystopian first-person shooter from Bethesda and Arkane Studios.
Give the trailer a look to find out why Dishonored is one of the industry’s most anticipated new franchises.
Darksiders II has been delayed until August, two months longer than its originally planned June release. The announcement was made in a blog post on the official Darksiders II website.
Crytek, the German-based developer responsible most notably for the Crysis series, has made significant improvements to its acclaimed game engine, CryENGINE 3. Eligible developers will be able to put the updated engine to work right away.
Take a look folks at the future of gaming visuals.
Sony is keeping good to its promise to deliver more apps for PS Vita. The company announced that three new apps are on the way, one of which is available this week to download in US and EU stores. The three apps are called Paint Park, Treasure Park and Wake Up Club.
This week the PS3-exclusive release of House Of The Dead 4 and a beta for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier get top billing. The store’s also the likes of Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, NHL 12 and Disgaea 3 for the Vita.
Those hungry for DLC may find sizable Uncharted 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur content packs to their liking.
Go on in and have a look.
Sony today announced plans to launch a new networked recorder and media storage device in Japan called “nasne”.
The little black box is set become the centre of the living room, offering cross device connectivity with …
Crysis 3 was accidentally revealed last week by a premature posting on EA’s own Origin website, hinting at a return to an urban setting and a new crossbow weapon. Today, EA has officially announced the game along with a slew of details including a premium Hunter Edition, pre-order bonuses, and a spring 2013 release date.
Sony is boasting about MotorStorm RC PSN stats since launch. According to a press release from the company, “fans of the critically-acclaimed, fast-paced racing title MotorStorm: RC are creating PSN friendships, new challenges and Trophies quicker than ever before…”
PS3 is adding fire to UK homes this month.
If you still haven’t picked up a PS3, need to replace one or are made of more money than your average dodgy used-car salesman – plus, you want to add a bit of colour to your living room – you will be delighted to know Sony is bringing a red PS3 model to the UK soon.
LEVEL-5’s Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a title which lies somewhere in the periphery of most gamers most anticipated lists. Due in large part to the J-RPG’s seemingly requisite obscure title and yet more atypical narrative.
However fans able to look past the game’s inherent eccentricities will find some of the most eye-pleasing visuals the PS3 has produced to date. Have a look for yourself.
Few franchises are synonymous with a single gameplay mechanic the way that Max Payne is with ‘bullet time’. The tortured former NYPD officer has been evading and plugging ne’er-do-wells thanks to the subdued effects of father time since his PS2 debut.
With Max Payne 3’s mid-May debut fast approaching, Rockstar Games would like to give a look at the continued evolution of ‘bullet time’.
The new management team at Sony led by president and CEO Kaz Harai today unveiled new strategies to get the company back in profit. The realignment strategy, dubbed “One Sony”, will see more focus being placed on the core business areas of Digital Imaging, Game and Mobile. The move comes after projected losses for the 2011 fiscal year were revised to $6.4 billion.
For decades now, there have been a huge number of chess games available to play on computers. It’s surprising then, that in the five and a half years since the birth of the PlayStation Network, no-one has thought to release such a game on the service; that is, until now.
Chessboxing is a thing, so why not Grand Theft Chess? Maybe the name leaves a little something to be desired but given this week’s store update Grand Theft Chess could definitely work. Pure Chess and Grand Theft Auto Episodes From Liberty City make their debut for your gaming pleasure.
Other highlights include Stardrone Extreme for the Vita, Goldeneye 007: Reloaded and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.
Go have yourself a look.
The Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition has been announced by Square Enix and will feature a premium art book along with some downloadable weapons for our Original Assassin.
This week the our beloved store receives a bundle of Rockstar’s more popular add-ons in Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes From Liberty City as well as the ultra-stylized, hyper 2-D fighter, SkullGirls. But let us not bury the lead. Capcom brings us World Gone Sour. A Sour Patch Kids (yes the candy) themed platformer which conjures fond memories, perhaps not fond but memories none the less, of Yo! Noid and Chex Quest.
Other highlights include an Uncharted 3 map pack, a pair of Vita games and the defiant appearance of yet more Rock Band song downloads.
Take a look.
Capcom’s annual Captivate event always provides a good picture of what to expect from the company for the following 12 months.
The important things to take away from Captivate 2012 are as follows: Lost Planet 3 is coming, Albert Wesker has a son, Street Figther x Tekken on PS Vita should match the quality of the PS3 version and Dante is a “sexual deviant”. That’s right.
Getting the WipEout 2048 gold trophy Beat Zico is hard, but did you think Studio Liverpool would give you that lovely piece of polished digital metal for nothing? No. You need to put in the graft. We can’t do it for you but we think the following five tips will help you get over the line in under 52s.