Friday, August 31, 2007

PSU Reviews Warhawk 9.5/10

PlayStation Universe has reviewed Warhawk and has given it a 9.5/10. Here is a list of their Pro's and Con's of this PlayStation 3 multiplayer game.

  • Simplistic menus and descriptions will help anyone become a server host and ranked pilot.
  • There's a ton of ranks, ribbons and medals to earn.
  • Graphics are beautifully enticing.
  • Steep learning curve without documentation or tutorials.
  • Only works on one PSN account if you download it.
Read the site's full review at the link.

[Read Warhawk Review]

IGN Reviews Tekken 5 Online 7/10

IGN has reviewed Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection with it's latest online patch. They scored it a 7.0/10. Their closing comments.

It's great to see Dark Resurrection Online rectify the missing online component from March's launch of the title with an added patch. However, for what you pay for the patch, you're not really receiving a huge return on your investment. Apart from the offline Survival mode, there's no additional content to be found or unlocked. Online play, while fun, is relatively generic and nothing that you haven't seen before. It's still a decent thing to have, but you're not really experiencing the best add on packs that the PSN has to offer.
Read the full review at the link.

[Read Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online]

Official Japan PlayStation Home Site Live

Just in case you haven't noticed, the official Japanese PlayStation Home site is live. It's been open since July 17, 2007. I personally, never seen anybody mention it. The site is at the link.

[Via PlayStation Home JPN]

GameSpot Reviews Lair 4.5 out of 10

Hear comes another roaring Lair review. And.. you guessed it, it's another bad one. GameSpot scores lair a disappointingly low 4.5 out of 10. The only goods they stated was 'Strong production values.'. They had many bads though:

  • Abysmal controls and targeting are a constant struggle and crush every aspect of gameplay, from flight to combat
  • The cinematic camera causes you to lose your bearings by zooming around every which way
  • Timed mission objectives require too much precision
  • Action is shallow and unrewarding.
Read the full review at the link.

[Read Lair Review]

Stranglehold: PS3 Release Moved to September 25, 2007

Yes, it's true. The PlayStation 3 release for John Woo's Stranglehold has been pushed back to September 25. The PC has been pushed to September 18. Thats really all their is to say.

[Via QJ.NET]

Killzone 2 "Impossible" on any Other Console

Due to memory demands on Killzone 2, it is impossible to bring it to a console using standard DVD discs:

"Xbox 360 doesn't have Blu-ray," Hermen Hulst, managing director at Guerilla explains, "PlayStation 3 does. [A single level] is 2GB. We really need Blu-ray to make the game. I don't know how you could fit it on Xbox 360 without taking some shortcuts".
[Via Games Radar]

PS3 Playing Backups from HDD or USB

If this video is legit and the news is correct, the PS3 can play backups from HDD or USB with the Ottom@n Team PS3 loader. To be released 9 September.

If this is true, then thats right around the corner. When it's released, we give you the update!

[Via XboxKings]

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Leaked Videos & Screens

We have a new video and new screens of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. The video is a leaked opening sequence with English credits. Enjoy the video and enjoy the screens.

[Via NeoGAF]

Loot Ninja: Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Scores 4/5

Loot-Ninja has reviewed Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and they scored it with a great 4/5. They claim the 360 version has a higher advantage though only because of the achievements, which I understand. Other than that, both versions are exactly the same.

Puzzle Fighter HD Remix was a much anticipated release that has been talked about for months. The release of it on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 poses a dilemna for those that have multiple systems and can’t decide.
Read the full review at the link below.

[Read Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Review]

1UP Tells Kojima "Go Suck a D8ck"?

Yeah, according to the video. It was during the Metroid Prime 3 review at around 33-34 minutes into the video. Give it a watch.

[Via GameVideos]

onAXIS: Want to be a Writer?

Do you want to blog for onAXIS? We are an upcoming blog hoping to soon be in touch with company's like Sony, Square Enix, etc. once we are able to get noticed. We've just started doing just that. If you want to blog, make sure you have these requirements:

  • You know how to post a story in good manner with proper grammar, title, and tags.
  • You know how to leave sources.
  • Your over 16 years old.
  • You have knowledge of Sony and other gaming related companies.
  • You know how to upload images on blogger in the right way.
  • You own a PlayStation 2, 3, or Portable.
  • Before posting, you search if the story has already been posted.
Anyway, if you have all of these, send an e-mail to with these details:
Date of Birth:
Gaming Platforms:
PSN ID (if one):
Past Blogs (if any):
Submission of Your Work:
Additional Comments:
Thank you for taking your time to read this.

[Comic via Glasbergen]

Haze 'Abandoned Resort' HD Video

A new developer Walk through of the Abandoned Resort single player map, giving insight on some of the weapons available to the player as a rebel.

[View HD Version]

Tekken 6 Development Interview

In the August issue of Arcadia Magazine, the Tekken 6 development team was interviewed and they gave their thoughts about the upcoming game and why the changes were made to the current system. We have the interview here, translated by SDTekken. Here are the highlights:

- Tekken 6 is currently 60-65% complete.
- Can improve graphics by 20%, performance by 30%.
- Uses LCD display, but no lag.
- Sound system is the most advanced in recent history as well.
Read the full interview at the read link below.

[Read Interview]

Loco Roco Details: A Screensaver/Game

Like we said two days ago, the game will be released on September 21st in Japan. The price of the game will be ¥800 which is around $6.90 in USD. The file will weigh in at around 191MB. Now we have details about the actual game.

The game is an interactive screensaver with over 200 Loco Rocos on the screne at once to play with, using the SIXAXIS of course. The point of the game is to collect as much as you can and lead them to the goal.

There are three mini-games to multiply the number of blobs you have. There will also be online leaderboards, to see how your Loco Rocos are doing around the world, including a time attack option.

[Via Loco Roco JPN]

Final Fantasy VII: Kaz Hirai Says the "Best" Is Yet to Come

To celebrate the Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary, Square Enix had a Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Gallery in Tokyo. The exhibition is on display until September 2nd in the Spiral Garden and features original art and illustrations for Final Fantasy VII and its spin-offs. Sony Computer Entertainment honcho Kaz Hirai was also in appearance and wrote an English note on the message board (above), which reads:

Congratulations on 10 fantastic years! The best is yet to come.
If by "best" they mean a game that is not a spin-off, then put me in line for that. Hopefully this means a remake. But we cannot assume it just from that. Perhaps Kaz knows something we don't? Gallery at the link.

[Via Kotaku]

EU PlayStation Store Update August 31, 2007

Weird day to update, usually Europe gets their updates on a Thursday. They seemed to receive it today though. Anyway, heres the update:

  • Colin McRae: Dirt (Demo)
  • Jed Ashforth Interview (Video)
  • All the Kings Men (Blu-ray Trailer)
That seems to be it, kind of a bad update again for Europe. Come on Sony, stop giving them crappy updates. Make it fair for everyone.

GC 2007: 9 Minutes of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is back with these long and gigantic gameplay video filmed last week at the Leipzig Games Convention 2007. Enjoy the video.

[Via GamerSyde]

Lair & Heavenly Sword GameZone Reviews

GameZone has given in it's reviews for Heavenly Sword and Lair, here are their scores:

Lair - 7.5/10
Heavenly Sword - 8.8/10
It's good to finally see an "ok" review for Factor 5's Lair. Read the full reviews at the links below.

[Read Lair Review]
[Read Heavenly Sword Review]

Haze: Now Fully PS3 Exclusive

Ubisoft has told GameSpot that First Radical's sci-fi first-person shooter Haze is now being planned solely for Sony's PlayStation 3 platform.

The game was originally slated for a PlayStation 3 release with the Xbox 360 and PC release following. Ubisoft announced that the PS3 had become the "lead platform" for the title and that the game would be released in November only for the PS3.

The Official Haze Site right now only shows the game listed as a PlayStation 3 title.

[Via GameSpot UK]

1UP: Lair Scores Another Low 6/10

We have another review for Lair just coming in from 1UP and it seems it is another low one, scoring a 6/10. 1UP concludes:

As you'd expect of a fantasy-flight sim brimming with volcanic vistas and foreboding cumuli swarming with winged reptiles -- and all from the tech-Jedi developers of the Rogue Squadron series -- Lair fills you with swoony wonder. Unfortunately, it'll also make you wonder what the hell's going on. Because along with the clash-of-thousands battles and Peter Jackson-esque production values comes strictly nonstick motion control and a confounding combat system.
Read the full review at the link.

[Read Lair Review]

GamingTarget: Another Warhawk Review 9.2/10

GamingTarget has reviewed Warhawk today, and it received another good score, a 92. out of 10.

"You’ll finally be adding PSN name after PSN name to your barebones friends list as if it were an Xbox Live account. Warhawk brings social networking to the PS3 with 32 players interacting and teams communicating via wireless headsets, a combination that screams multiplayer 2.0."
Read the full review at the read link.

[Read Warhawk Review]

GameSpot: Haze Developer Walkthrough 4

Here is a new developer walkthrough of Haze, a highly anticipated upcoming PlayStation 3, straight from GameSpot Video. Enjoy!

[Via GameSpot]