Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Motorstorm Additional Content Imminent

Keep your eyes open people, because more new content is coming to PlayStation 3's Motorstorm.

Direct from Evolution Studios comes a scan of the current marketing campaign that SCEE are putting out in the printed media, and the latest UK Playstation Network email update lists Vehicle Packs 1 & 2 plus the Coyote Revenge weekend pass as 'on the horizon'

Coyote Revenge is a new track that reverses the existing Coyote track. Also rumoured to be in the weekend pass is the Eagle's Nest track, which was shown at E3.

Sounds like a good coming for Motorstorm owners. When the time comes, I think I just might have to buy me the game, as I still don't currently own it.

[Via PS3Attitude]

PlayStation 3 Releases For September 2007

This month is a big month for PlayStation 3 owners. A big bowl full of titles are coming to the PlayStation 3, the list:

I guess that will cheer up all the people who have school to look forward too this September. Enjoy the games when you buy them.

New Folklore PSN Trailer

Here is the newest Folklore Trailer from the PlayStation Network. Folklore is set for an October 2 release and is developed by Game Republic. Enjoy the video.

[Via IGN]

Warhawk Badlands Gameplay

Heres some new Warhawk gameplay. I was gonna pick up the game today, but didn't have enough money. Hopefully when I get payed I can pick it up without worrying.

[Via GameTrailers]

Virtua Fighter 5 May Bring PS3 Online Patch

Virtua Fighter 5 is coming to the Xbox 360 as you know, but it is coming with an online mode. Most PlayStation 3 owners are sad at this.

Murayama acknowledged that PS3 owners are disappointed and suggested there was "no doubt" AM2 could theoretically release a patch to add online multiplayer features to the PS3 version.

[Via 1UP]

GameSpy Reviews Warhawk 4.5/5

GameSpy has reviewed Warhawk and they call it "An excellent online action experience". Here is a list of the pros and cons they gave the game:

Pros: Excellent play balance; great graphics; wide variety of play styles; robust online gameplay.
Cons: Poor voice communication; relatively steep learning curve; not instantly accessible.
They call the online mode "very exciting" and the local mode "not very exciting". For the full review follow the link below.

[Read GameSpy Review]

PlayStation.Blog: The Making of a PlayStation Game

PlayStation.Blog: "Hello, my name is Shu Yoshida, I’m a Senior Vice President of Product Development here inside SCEA, and I oversee the product development group in the US for SCE’s Worldwide Studio, headed by Phil Harrison. For a little perspective on the US portion of the Worldwide Studio group, you should know we have eight studios in six US cities reaching from Redmond, Wash. down to San Diego, Calif. We also work with some very talented developer partners like Insomniac, Factor 5 and Sucker Punch. My role is a bit unique in the industry, heading up first-party development, so hopefully in time I can provide some interesting insights to readers of this blog."

[Read More]

GC 2007: Lobby Shootout Cam Gameplay HD of Kane & Lynch

Here is a lobby shootout video of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men from the Leipzig Games Convention 2007. Enjoy.

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PSP Slim Video Walkthrough

Kotaku just received their own free PlayStation Portable slim. So what to do? They recorded a video of it along with a list of things they noticed:

This video is a quick walkthrough of the new PSP, showing off some of the external key differences like the new UMD loading tray, the new Memory Stick cover, the battery and such. I've also shot a bunch of comparison shots, including some showing the PSP versus PSP2K versus DS Lite screens' brightness. It's hard to tell, but the PSP 2K's screen looks a touch brighter than the PSP's.

A couple of things from the press release:

Video-out Port: Play and watch your library of PSP games, movies, videos and photos on the big screen. The new video out feature displays games on progressive scan TVs at 480 x 272 resolution, while movies, videos and photos can be shown at full standard definition (up to 720 x 480 resolution.) Component or composite cables required and available separately.

The Daxter PSP Pack comes with a silver PSP2K, a copy of Daxter, the Family Guy: The Freakin' Sweet Collection on UMD and a 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo for $200. Available in early September.

The Star Wars Battlefront PSP Pack comes with a limited edition white PSP with Darth Vader silk-screened on the back and a copy of Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron for $200. Available on Oct. 9.

The PSP Core pack comes with a black PSP 2K, the AC adapter and battery pack for $170. Available in early September.

Hopefully that answers most of your questions.
[Via Kotaku]

GC 2007: Unreal Tournament III Developer Walkthrough Pt. 2 HD

This is a follow up to the "GC 2007: Unreal Tournament III Developer Walkthrough Pt. 1 HD" posted yesterday. Enjoy the video, it is awesome. Get the SD and HD links below for full size.

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Ninja Theory talks Heavenly Sword 2, Online, Combat Controls and More

Heavenly Sword is on the horizon. It's coming to the PLAYSTATION 3 finally next month. Screen Play was lucky enough to sit down with Ninja Theory's Nina Kristensen, co-founder and "chief development ninja".

They asked her a couple questions like chapter length, how much we get to play as Kai (Nariko's sister), and if they ever conisdered doing online. The game is about 15-20 hours long, and you get to play as Kai around 20% of the game. They did consider online, but they decided to focus on the main storyline instead.

For the full interview, follow the read link below.

[Via Screen Play]

2008 Is The Year Of Sony Video Montage

Here is yet another video compilation of some of the best PlayStation 3 games to come. The user who made this video also included what he believes is the timeline for the PlayStation 3:
2006 - Launch
2007 - Great Line Up
2008 - It's on.
I must say I agree, because I've yet to hear of a game to come out in 2009. So next year is the year.

[Via GameTrailers]

Folklore & Lair Amazon Orders Cancelled

Remember that amazing offer Amazon UK had the other day for Lair & Folklore? Well, someone over at N4G received an e-mail today about their order. It stated:

Dear Customer

We are writing to inform you that the price for the following item was displayed incorrectly at the time you placed the above referenced order:

Lair (PS3)

Despite our best efforts, with the millions of items available on our website, pricing errors can occasionally occur.

In our Pricing and Availability Policy (see,we state that where an item's correct price is higher than our stated price, we will cancel the order and notify you of that cancellation.

Your order has now been cancelled. If you still wish to purchase this item, please place a new order online which will be charged at the correct price, when we dispatch it to you.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by this error, and rest assured that we will continue to make every effort to maintain the accuracy of all prices on our site.

We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Warmest regards,

Customer Service Department
Damn, that must suck, I'd be pretty pissed off. But at least they got their money back.

[Via N4G]

onAXIS: Do You Visit The Site?

Hey Guys, I've been posting at onAXIS for a while now. I've only seen few comments despite the advertising I've tried. Just a thought though, does anybody visit the site? If you do, please show your trueness by posting a comment. Thanks.

[Comic via Panc]

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Press Release - Not Free? has just received the press release for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. According to the Release, there is a Blu-Ray Disc version on the release too. So if there is a Blu-Ray version, why would the PlayStation Network version be free? The press release is at the read link.


Kotaku Recieves PSP Slim w/ Pictures

Kotaku was lucky to receive another free gift, this time, it's a PlayStation Portable slim. You know, the one thats 33 percent lighter, 19 percent slimmer and uses beefed up system memory to increase load times. This new PlayStation Portable comes in three different colors, Piano Black, Ice Silver, and Ceramic White. For the PlayStation Portable gallery, visit the link below.

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Need For Speed ProStreet Dated

You might want to hold out on the trick or treating this year. Because on October 31, Need for Speed ProStreet is burning rubber. Not just that, between the 23rd and 31st, Cars Mater-National, Clive Barker's Jericho, The Eye of Judgement, Conan, Ratatouille, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and The Simpsons game is also being released. Thats one hell of a week for the PlayStation 3.

[Via Kotaku]

Warhawk: Artbook Images

Kotaku was lucky enough to have a copy of Warhawk mailed into them from Sony. Guess were not cool enough to get our own free one. The book it comes with is called a journal but is mainly a game art book as it is filled with a bunch of artwork from the game. Enjoy the images.

[Via Kotaku]

LocoRoco PS3 Dated

We have some news on LocoRoco PS3. In the latest issue of Famitsu, the game is listed in Famitsu as an action title, complete with online rankings.

There are some major differences from the PSP version. You take control this time of a butterfly, or perhaps a group of butterfiles, known as "Cocoreccho." By pressing the circle button, you can make the Cocoreccho shout "boo boo." This makes the sleeping LocoRoco in your area wake up and come to you. Your goal is to lead the LocoRoco to the stage's goal.

The game is going to be a PlayStation Store download, and should be out in Japan on September 21, 2007. No other dates have been said. Pricing is not yet available.

[Via IGN]

Night Journey: Bizzare new PS3 Exclusive Game

Renowned video artist Bill Viola’s first foray into games is a sublime and meditative journey into the soul that explores the path to enlightenment.Created by world-renowned video artist Bill Viola in collaboration with USC’s Tracy Fullerton, the Night Journey is based on the universal story of an individual mystic’s journey towards enlightenment.

[Via Gamers-Creed]

Rumor: New DBZ Series to be Exclusive to PS3, showing at TGS 2007

Apparently an insider on the Atari forums named “Jipang” (who has been correct on these rumors many times before) has found out that Dimps (the developers of the original three Budokai games) is developing an all new Dragonball Z (DBZ) series for PS3.

He even goes on to say that an all new Naruto and Gundam series is underway too and that they all may appear at TGS.
Now if you’ve been following the DBZ games then you’d know that Donny Clay (the producer of the DBZ games) confirmed in an interview LAST YEAR that they already had a PS3 game in the works. This seems to be more evidence of that.

[Via Gamers-Creed]

PSX Extreme Scores Warhawk 9/10

Another day, another review for Warhawk. This time its from PSX Extreme. They gave it a 9/10. They start off the review with:

Warhawk is an age-old PlayStation brand. In fact, those of you who were to young to remember, the original Warhawk was actually one of the first PlayStation games nearly a dozen years back. It, along with Twisted Metal and Jet Moto, all shared the very same game engine that was developed by SingleTrac, who we know today as Incognito. Warhawk 2 took life on the PlayStation, but it was canceled fairly quick, and media of the game doesn't exist. Much like on the original PlayStation, the rejuvenated Warhawk on the PS3 continued to have a very knotted development cycle, with controversy constantly around it. We lost the single-player aspect of the game, but the emphasis on multiplayer increased due to it. Regardless, the game is finally here and it's terrific.
To read the rest of the review, follow the read link.

[Read Warhawk Review]

Kojima Talks Metal Gear 4 Bosses.... In Enlish

Enjoy the video, try not to laugh much, at least he is trying. Here Kojima talks about the bosses of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

[Via IGN]

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Coming Out Late This Year

SCEE has just announced that the prequel to Gran Turismo 5, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, will be coming out near the end of 2007. With this announcement comes a list of key features for the upcoming racer.

  • The first ever Gran Turismo title with online racing: drive online against up to 16 other Gran Turismo aces
  • Race a total of over 40 stunning, high-performance cars
  • Race on seriously realistic, real life tracks including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka – then race them in reverse and with alternative routes
  • All-new physics engine means true next-generation vehicle handling
  • All-new and improved opponent AI for a nail-biting race experience
  • Access to Gran Turismo TV: a world of great motoring TV programming online
  • Online Dealership: Access to car manufacturers online
  • My Garage - a personalised homepage feature with friends, chat and personal game records
  • Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tyres, suspension and more
  • All in stunning High Definition at 1080p (race: 1080p-60fps, replay: 1080p-30fps
[Via QJ.NET]

Quartermann: Kingdom Hearts Prequels Coming

Square Enix has been silent about the Kingdom Hearts franchise for a while now. In the latest issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly (hitting shelves September 4) Quartermann is abuzz about a series of prequels currently in-the-works for a number of consoles and handhelds. Something like the Final Fantasy VII Compiliation series.

[Via 1UP]

Tekken 6: Surprising New Character Revealed

If you don't have the urge to call him chunky monkey, then call him Bob (ボブ). According to the magazine, Bob used to buy into to myth of conventional beauty, but he got frustrated by how his size limited him. So he turned into Uncle Phil from the Fresh Prince. No sense is made, we know.

[Via Kobaayan]