Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Amazing PS3 Playstation Eye Trailer: Trials of Topoq & More

Here we have a new Playstation Eye Trailer featuring Trials of Topoq, Operation Creature Feature and more. Enjoy!

[Via GameTrailers]

Unreal Tournament 3: PlayStation 3 Version Will Run at 60FPS

It was recently confirmed by CVG that Unreal Tournament 3 on the PS3 will run at 60 frames per second.

The console version itself is looking in great shape; the version we saw today was running at a solid 60fps and looked near-identical with the PC counterpart, which was also running side by side. Mouse and keyboard support is also confirmed, although Epic wouldn’t say anything when we quized them about crossplatform play.
[Via CVG]

Dark Sector Demo Hitting the PSN this Fall!

1Up is reporting that they received confirmation that both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 will be getting a Dark Sector demo before it's release, sometime between October and November. It's refreshing to hear that we'll be getting a demo around the same time as the 360 does, no?

[Via 1UP]

Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War Receives Great Famitsu Score

Well, the latest Famitsu scores are in, and they have the scores for Bladestorm, and they are actually really good scores. Along with that we have some PlayStation 2 scores.

Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War (PS3, Koei): 9 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (33/40)

Youki Hime Den (PS2, Idea Factory): 6 / 5 / 5 / 5 - (21/40)
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 120: The Saigo no Nippon Tsuwamono (PS2, D3): 3 / 4 / 4 / 3 - (14/40)
Gintama Gin-San to Issho! Boku no Kabuki Machi Nikki (PS2, Bandai Namco): 7 / 7 / 6 / 6 - (26/40)

[Via TotalGamerZone]

GC 2007: Midnight Club: Los Angeles Debut Trailer

Check out Rockstar's newest title in their Midnight Club series, Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Midnight Club: Los Angeles was announced earlier this year, but the company's San Diego studio is only now showing off the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title set for 2008.

[Via GamingTarget]

GC 2007: Backbreaker Announced

Backbreaker is the first football game with truly interactive tackles. By utilizing the motion synthesis engine, euphoria, players will never make the same tackle twice, giving them an intensely unique experience every time they play the game.

This game has been announced for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It premiered with it's own trailer demonstrating how football is a contact sport.

It truly looks like a great tackling experience. For the full preview, go to IGN at the read link.

[Via IGN]

GC 2007: Rumbling SIXAXIS Announcement Tonight?

CVG has heard quiet talk from the Leipzig Games Convention in Germany that Sony has a plan to speak about a rumbling SIXAXIS during its press conference at 5 PM (GMT) today.

It's been rumored that this new controller was coming and is going to be compatible with the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, which comes out in October in Japan, which makes one think it will go on sale before Christmas.

For more evidence on this upcoming controller, read this earlier post.

[Via CVG]

GC 2007: Devil May Cry 4 Trailer

Capcom has released a new Devil May Cry 4 trailer. It runs for about two minutes showing cinematic ingame footage from the action game sequel which is in development for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Watch it at the read link.

[Via ShackNews]

Warhawk: Yahoo Games UK Rates 4/5

Another day, another review for Warhawk. Seems to be another good one. First we got a 9.6/10 from NGI, and then a 6.5/10 from PSM (PlayStation Hter who dissed Home and worked for OXM magazine) and now a 4/5 from Yahoo Games UK. Hit the read link to check out the review.

[Via Yahoo Games UK]

GC 2007: FIFA Interactive World Cup Exclusive to PS3

Sony has signed a deal with Electronic Arts and FIFA to be the official partner for the FIFA Interactive World Cup, which kicks off this October. The announcement means that players from 25 countries from around the world can compete to be the world's number one player over PlayStation Network, as well as real-world FIWC 08 qualifying events scheduled to take place in the coming months.

The FIFA Interactive World Cup is the only global football competition to get the official seal of approval from football's governing body and this year the tournament will benefit from a change of format that sees it running for the duration of the real-life football season. Players can register to play on the FIWC website from today and the best of the best will compete at the grand final in Berlin in May, playing for a grand prize of US $20,000.

"To be associated with the world's leading games publisher, EA, and one of the most respected organizations in the world, FIFA, is very exciting for us," said Simon Rutter, VP Sales & Marketing for SCEE. "With the added realism that PS3 brings to FIFA 08, we have every belief that now is the time to truly make an impact with the FIFA Interactive World Cup, We're looking forward to PS3 fans helping to make the tournament every bit as iconic for gamers as the real FIFA World Cup is for football fans."
[Via IGN]

GC 2007: Heavenly Sword Game Footage

This brand new video from French gaming website Gamersyde showcases extended gameplay footage that picks up from where the demo ends.
"If you still were wondering what happens after the end of the demo of Heavenly Sword then the long wait is finally over thanks to the great Snoopers who filmed these few minutes of eyecandy."

Enjoy the video.

[Via GamerSyde]

Harrison: The 360-to-PS3 Port Trend Will 'Reverse Fairly Quickly'

Today, GameDaily presents to you with their full exclusive E3 interview with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Phil Harrison, who discusses the impact of the PS3 price drop, the PSP redesign, reversing the trend of porting from 360 to PS3, user generated content in Echo Chrome and much more. Read the interview at the read link.

[Via GameDaily Biz]

GC 2007: New Off-Screen Gameplay Footage of Haze

Game1 has released an off-screen gameplay video of the highly anticipated title,Haze. It was shown and playable at the Games Convention in Leipzig. The footage is from the PlayStation 3 version. Enjoy.

[Via Game1]

Gran Turismo 5: New Cockpit View Footage

Them guys over at Jeux-France managed to capture some new footage of Gran Turismo 5. It looks really good and I am looking forward to this. Thanks PS3Fanboy!

[Via PS3Fanboy]

EU Leipzig PlayStation Store Update Live

The EU Leipzig PlayStation Store update is now live, here is what Europe gets:

Folklore Exclusive Demo (limited time) - Free

UT3 Gamers' Day Trailer - Free
Stranglehold Gamers' Day Trailer - Free
Warhawk Trailers (Multiplayer/Air/Ground/Trailer) - Free
PSN Trailer from Leipzig - Free
Playstation Eye Trailer from Leipzig - Free
MGS4 Gameplay Demo from Leipzig - Free
Heavenly Sword Nariko Trailer - Free
Snakeball Trailer - Free
Theres the update, like I predicted a few days ago. Just the Folklore demos and a punch of trailers we probably already seen before.

[Via PlayStation UK]

Source: BioShock Coming to PlayStation 3

When GamePro asked an inside source if BioShock would be coming to PS3, their contact informed us that we'd be wrong to think the game wouldn't be released on Sony's console at a later date.

The statement validates news from Tuesday, where eagle-eyed BioShock demo owners discovered a bit of code (read here) listing both Xbox 360 and PS3 as consoles under a file setting.

Another thing to note is that BioShock uses the Unreal Engine, which supports the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles along with the PC.

Unfortunately, 2K games was not immediately available to comment on the situation.

[Via GamePro]

SCEA: No PSP/PS3 Announcements for US

This is straight from

Following Sony's recent Leipzig GC announcements, SCEA has indicated that they are still evaluating the services for the North American market.

In Leipzig, SCEE announced a voice chat, video chat, and instant messaging service named Go! Messenger. While it will continue to expand the capabilities of the PSP via firmware upgrades, SCEA has not made any announcements for this type of service in the US.

The PSP satellite navigation peripheral, named Go! Explore, is currently available in Japan and select countries in Europe. Before considering the product for a North American launch, an SCEA spokesperson told "[We] want to ensure there is the appropriate level of software that would be applicable and bring value to the consumers in North America."

While it had no announcements regarding GPS capabilities for the PSP in the US, SCEA's spokesperson said that the company "will continue to explore appropriate and compelling software that would allow us to bring this feature to PSP in our market."

SCEE also unveiled PlayTV, a TV tuner and PVR accessory. At this time, SCEA has no announcements for similar PS3 DVR capabilities in North America either.

Finally, SCEE announced a partnership with British Sky Broadcasting to bring video downloads to the PSP in the UK and Ireland. SCEA is "evaluating similar types of partnerships in North America" but has no announcement at this time.

"We understand and respect the consumer interest in this type of service, and we will continue to explore downloadable content options for our territory," SCEA's Dave Karraker told
[Via GameIndustry]

GC 2007: FIFA 08 Goes 5-on-5

EA Revealed that FIFA 08 will feature a 5-on-5 online mode for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

They call the feature, Be A Pro: Online Team. It lets you and four of your friends take control of one guy from the team. The camera will follow you as you take it to the goal, and as you compete with teams from all over the world.

The feature will not be in game when it gets released here on September 28, 2007, but is expected to be a free downloadable update around six to eight weeks later.

"At EA Sports our dream is to create a full 11 versus 11 online gameplay experience in which each user will have a set position during the match and train specifically for that position," said Joe Booth, producer of FIFA 08
"Be A Pro is the first step in this direction, and now, with the ability to deliver five versus five online gameplay as free downloadable content, we are moving even closer towards the realisation of this dream."
To top all of that off, there will be interactive leagues, which take all of the points won by supporters of a certain club and compile it in one giant league. This is going to be the biggest FIFA to date.

[Via EuroGamer]

GC 2007: Buzz! Quiz TV Announced

Sony has announced their next PlayStation Network user. And it's called Buzz! Quiz TV. It will be integrated with the PlayStation Network to enhance the use of the community. Heres how EuroGamer describes it:

So, you'll be able to play people from all over the world rather than your slightly-too-clever flatmate, on your own, or in teams - just like on Family Fortunes.

The Network will also open up limitless content for you to download and expand your game with. We're told the closest comparison is to imagine the previous PS2 suite of games all rolled in to one gigantic offering, and you'll be able to break it up into themed-chunks or any way you like.

And when you get the point you feel you are the best and most knowledgeable person around, then you can write, upload, and share your own content. Yours and everyone else's questions will be available on community site MyBuzz, which will link directly to the game and by playable in the Buzz Studio area. You can do it all on your PC, too, before transferring it through your console.

What it all means is that the questions will never dry up, essentially meaning developer Relentless will never have to make another Buzz game to house new questions. Lazy! Oops, they'll get me. Better talk about next-generation graphics, lovely audio, new games, modes, better jokes from Buzz, high-definition Rose. And a new style wireless buzzer? No news just yet.

Seems like it's going to be a nice game for the PlayStation Network.

[Via EuroGamer]

GC 2007: Welcome to PlayTV

At their conference today at Leipzig Games Convention 2007, Sony unveiled their next PlayStation 3 - PlayStation Portable product. That product is PlayTV.

It will let you watch and record your favorite shows on your console completely independently of each other - so you can view something while saving something else. Here is EuroGamer with the description:

You'll be able to choose programmes to keep on your hard drive by selecting them from a fancy seven-day guide, and even control it all remotely using your PSP - in case you forgot to tell it to record something before you left for work. Or you could just stream it to your PSP and watch it elsewhere.

It will use the Digital Video Broadcasting standard, and be able to intelligently display the picture in high or standard definition depending on the capabilities of your TV.

It's supposed to be so easy, that old lady who's house you walked by while she was taking off her bra could use, as for me, I can't wait to see how this works. They got a nice design on it, now alls we need is a nice design on the PlayStation Store.

[Via EuroGamer]

Soldner-X: New PSN and PC Exclusive

Based on EastAsiaSoft's official press release published today, Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is targeted to be released for PlayStation3™ (in Winter 07/08) and PC (Q4/2007). The PlayStation3™ version is anticipated to be a downloadable release, available only via the PS Network. More details, such as territories in which Söldner-X will be available are yet to be announced.

[Via NeoGAF]

GC 2007: New Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer

Here is that trailer from the post below. View it at Kotkau.

[View MGS4 Trailer]

GC 2007: New Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer Shows Four New Bosses

The latest trailer of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was running on Sony's show floor today tucked behind Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Kotaku gives us a vivid description along with some pictures of what happened in the trailer. Follow the read link for the description.

[Via Kotaku]

Rumor: Sony to Unveil PSP Download Service Today

Kotaku happened to be walking by the Sony booth while they were rehearsing part of their press conference, when they saw a slide that read PSP Video Download Service. Unfortunately that was the only thing given. But they did mention an upcoming FIFA Tournament for the PlayStation 3 and Kotkau believes that the head of FIFA might go on stage and talk about it.

[Via Kotaku]

GC 2007: Mafia 2 Trailer

Take Two has shown a minute Mafia 2 trailer in a cinema. The footage is done with a shaky cam. The footage lasts a minute and a half and shows footage from the ingame cinematics, including a bar talk and an alley shooting between the cars. The actual trailer should be released soon.

[Via Tiscali Games]

GC 2007: ArmA 2 Announced

Today in Germany, at the Games Convention 2007, Bohemia Interactive announced their latest title, ArmA 2, a millitary simulation game for next gen consoles and the PC.

ArmA 2 is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a United States Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

[Via VE3D]

Rumor: Dual Shock 3 to be released in October?

According to the latest issue of Japan's Dengeki PlayStation magazine, the Dual Shock 3 rumble ready controller is almost ready for release. The Dual Shock 3 will be compatible with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.

And looking at the image above, taken from Sony's official Japanese GT5 site, it seems clear that the new controller will become available in Japan at the same time as GT5 Prologue itself: this October. Which is little over two months away.


Pro Evolution Soccer 2008: First PlayStation 3 Footage

The Pro Evolution Soccer footage finally rolled in. This game looks great, and a must have fun fans of the series. The Konami game will be out in October on every platform except the Wii (coming in 2008).

Metal Gear Solid 4 Bosses Revealed

Vulcan Raven, Sniper Wolf, Decoy Octopus, Psycho Mantis, are all back in Metal Gear Solid 4 wiht new names.

[Via PS3Indian]

10 Reasons Why Prototype Is Better Than GTAIV... Seriously

GamesRadar has compiled a list of reasons why upcoming game, Prototype is going to be better than Grand Theft Auto IV. Here are the reasons why:

1. It's new
2. You can feel the dark side flowing through every one of Mercer’s moves
3. Mercer is dressed to kill
4. Mercer makes Marcus Fenix look like Mickey Mouse
5. Mercer travels in style
6. Consuming people gets the job done
7. The infected are scarier than mobsters
8. New York won’t just have character, it will be a character
9. Board helicopters like the T-1000 on crack
10. It’s fantastic and realistic
If you want to go in-depth with these details, visit the read link at GamesRadar below.

[Via GamesRadar]

GC 2007: Prototype Video Interview

IGN has an interview with the developers of Prototype, which Radical Entertainment hopes will be the evolution of sandbox gamplay. Check it out above.

[Via IGN]