European PS Store Update for 16th April – Guten Abend
The chain is broken! After the slim Japanese update and the anorexic Hong Kong update, we are pleased to announce the hefty European update to you. The Europeans. Living in Europe. Or stubborn Europeans living abroad. Or non-Europeans dreaming of warm lagers, ministries of funny walks and dead parrots.
Buzz! World Championships announced
How high in miles is Mount Everest? What’s the worlds tallest animal? How many monarchs have there been in England? Who is the longest serving United States President?
If you are a quiz bofin, own a copy of Buzz! Brain of the UK, and fancy representing the nation in a real-world quiz showdown facing other countries around the world, you may be interested in a new competition unveiled by Sony.
Hong Kong PS Store Update For April 16th – NÃ©ih hÃ³u
Following the not a lot going on here trend, Hong Kong skimps on new Store content today. They even kick it down a notch. We hope this is not contagious like last week’s infection/outbreak/whatever-the-hell-that-was. We’ll call it the “PS Store Incident”.
Get your Flock on in Hong Kong. Be the Monkey King in LBP or get fired up with a MotorStorm II promo video. Damn it, I just gave away the entire Hong Kong PS Store update…Don’t believe us?*
Hellion – Mystery of the Inquisition site launches
Joining CD Projekt Red Studio’s “The Witcher” in the medieval monster-hunting stakes is Flying Fish Work’s newly announced “Hellion: Mystery of the Inquisition”.
Based in Bydgoszcz, the studio are hard at work building “an historical fiction game that will put you in the center of the medieval world, full of its cruelty, intransigence and diversified beliefs.”
SingStar update brings alternative controls
A new update for SingStar hits today. Expect downtime and a download of unknown size. It will take your cruddy old version of SingStar and update it to the shiniest version, 3.01! Hurrah!… But what does it actually do?
A Shakespearean Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailer
With the Japanese gaming public holed up in their tiny apartments, religiously playing the Final Fantasy XIII demo over and over again, it’s no surprise that we’re experiencing a FF media blowout at the moment.
Probably the best Arcade cabinet in the world
Fancy getting a new toy? If you are laughing in the face of the current economy, you might just be able to afford The Evo – a seriously kitted-out arcade monster. Check out the built-in HDTV, dual joysticks and funky finish after the jump.
G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra site launches; trailer hints at shoddiness
Frequent visitors to EA.com will already have noticed, but for those of you that don’t lurk around publishers’ sites (which we’re assuming is 99% of you), a new G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra (giving it its full title) sub-section has opened up today heralding some new information about the upcoming game-of-the-movie-of-the-cartoon.
The site shows off some footage and screens of the game and all we can say is: if Snake Eyes is watching, he’s ain’t happy.
Killzone 2 – Steel and Titanium DLC available 30th April
By now you should have heard about the first downloadable content to arrive for the biggest PS3 title to release so far this year â€“ Thatâ€™s right, the Killzone 2 Steel and Titanium pack.
Well Sony have given updated details on the North American PlayStation.Blog about the content, specifically when we will see it.
David Reeves retires from SCEE, Andrew House steps in
David Reeves, CEO of SCEE, is to step down at the end of April after first joining the company in 1995.
As of May the 1st, Andrew House who has taken the role of Chief Marketing Officer at Sony since 2005 will acquire Reevesâ€™ role. He has been with the corporation since 1990.
The new Bayonetta trailer may be the strangest thing you will ever see
Presented here for your viewing pleasure is a new trailer of Bayonetta.
We’re still trying to decipher what the hell we’ve just seen but take a look and let us know if we’re on our own with the impression that this could be the oddest, and yet strangely appealing, game in a long time.
Burn Zombie Burn! – Interview with Creative Director Jim Mummery
Zombies. Denizens of the undead world and bane to all who possess delicious and coveted brains, these pesky mind-munchers have been popping up since the dawn of time and causing havoc to the living.
We sat down with Jim Mummery, Creative Director at Doublesix, to talk about Burn Zombie Burn!, his thoughts on digital distribution, and what the future holds for Doublesix and the PS3.
We receive ‘The Da Vinci Card'; Assassin’s Creed 2
It is not often that we receive something in the post that leaves us mildly baffled, but this morning was one of those times.
A postcard arrived with a picture of Venice on the front. The rear of the postcard contains none of the usual ‘wish you were here’ drivel that most postcards around the world carry; in fact it carries no text at all. The postmark is clearly from Central Milan, not Venice.
Then we started to notice something recognisable within the picture that gave the game away…
Red Faction: Guerrilla – Get Your European Demo Now!
If you want early access to THQ’s Red Faction: Guerrilla demo you no longer need to pay a stipend to the Qore or even do questionable acts in back alleys and truck stop bathrooms. If you live in Europe that is.
THQ is giving myTHQ Europe members early access to the Red Faction: Guerrilla demo via their website. If you are not a myTHQ member you can sign up for free and get exclusive access to “cool things like this Red Faction: Guerrilla demo.” Will there be other cool things besides the demo?
Ghostbusters Rule 3: Split Up; Rule 3.1: Blow S#!% Up
Break out the Ecto-1 (or was it the Manhattan Spirit?) and get ready to…split up? Yup, according to this latest Ghostbusters “rules” video this is the best way to do more damage. The jury is still out on what gets damaged more, public property or unruly ghosts. We think it’s both.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Video – Enter The Gambit
Bon jour mon ami, how good of you to drop by. “For me to kill you” would probably be the next line heard by Wolverine when he meets the Ragin’ Cajun in the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine video game.
Watch this new video where two new characters that make Wolvie’s life that more difficult are revealed. The first is monsieur Remy LeBeau himself (aka Gambit, duh) and the second is the one character in the X-Men universe that every mutant knows and loves…
Under Siege Screens
New screens for Under Siege. Looking good, in our opinion. Go see, then let us know if you agree! After all, the game could be shaping up to be a nice little player.
More balls please; and tiles, cubes…
TikGames and Creat Studios are bringing more content to their three most recent PSN titles from April 16th.
Magic Ball, Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom and Cuboid will all gain add-on DLC packs over the next few weeks, the first being 25 all-new levels for Magic Ball.