Thursday, September 6, 2007

Heavenly Sword: Coliseum Showdown Gameplay HD

This is truly a beautiful work of art right here. Watch the whole thing, and you'll want Heavenly Sword on the moment of watch. Thanks GameTrailers, for this great HD video.

[Via GameTrailers]

Valkyrie of the Battlefield: Tons of Screens

The Magic Box has some new screenshots for Sega's upcoming Valkyrie of the Battlefield. The art style of this game looks great and I want to compliment Sega on that. Enjoy the screenshots at the link.

[View Screenshots]

Famitsu: Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Gallery Video

Famitsu, Japanese gaming magazine, were lucky to visit the Final Fantasy VII 10th anniversary in Japan. They have many screens and even a video. Take a look at the links below. Hopefully, something more is coming soon for the Final Fantasy VII series.

[Via Famitsu]
[Watch FWTV]

IGN: DiRT Reviews an 8.4 out of 10

IGN US reviewed Collin McRae DiRT today and gave it a very good grade. An 8.4 out of 10! Here are their closing comments:

"DiRT is one of the coolest racing games I have ever laid my hands on. When you can count every leaf on every piece of brush across a three mile track, that's a major graphical accomplishment. If only every aspect of DiRT matched the graphics and presentation, Codemasters would have a must-buy racer on its hands. DiRT still hasn't fixed Colin McRae's longtime use of a central pivot for turning and the racing feels floaty at times. DiRT isn't quite as good as some previous installments in the Colin McRae racing series, but it's certainly a worthy addition to the library."
They also stated:
"Graphics smoother than 360 version."
Read the full review at the link below.

[Read DiRT Review]

PlayStation Backwards Compatibility Site Now Live

Remember the other day, when we were by Patrick Seybold that a compatibility site would go live for the PlayStation 3? Well, here it is, now live, search up your games at the link.

[Via PS3 BC Site]

The Kid That Saved His Dad Receives a PlayStation 3 from Sony

You may of heard or remember the story about 9-year-old, Matty Lovo, whom saved his father, Matt Lovo, who passed out behind the wheel of his tractor-trailer. Carrying more than 100,000 pounds of weight behind him, young Matty took control of the big rig and called for help via C.B. radio despite never having been behind the wheel of a car.

Now, he can take control of a SIXAXIS and save the day virtually this time on his brand new PS3. Sony rewarded Matty with a system and some games for his quick effort, which saved him, his father and others who could’ve been seriously injured. Sony presented Matty with the gift at KGW, the local news channel of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

"We've seen this topic talked about as far away as the UK and all over the U.S. People like the story a lot,"
Matt Lovo Sr. said in the KGW article.

The reach of this topic was spurred by Gaming Target, which brought the original story to light on August 10, 2007, the day after a CNN interview with Matty revealed that if he could have anything as a reward, he'd like a PlayStation 3.

[Via Gaming Target]

Metal Gear Solid 5: What It Would Be Like

Some people say they want a Metal Gear Solid 5, but take a look at Snake's age in Metal Gear Solid 4. If we had a Metal Gear Solid 5, we'd end up with the comic above. Just a funny thing I found on the PS3Forums. Enjoy.

[Via PS3Forums]

PlayStation Store US Update for September 6, 2007

Here is the US PlayStation Store update, guess what? No skate, yeah I'm pretty mad too. Anyway, we got two nice demos though:

  • Stranglehold
  • NBA Live 08
  • MotorStorm Revenge Weekend Add-on Pack (New track, vehicles, races and race mode) — $5.99
  • MotorStorm Add-on Vehicle 1 (Wakazashi Razor bike) — $0.99
  • MotorStorm Add-on Vehicle 2 (Wombat Mudslide ATV) — $0.99
  • MotorStorm Add-on Vehicle 3 (Atlas Varjack mudplugger) — $0.99
  • MotorStorm Add-on Vehicle 4 (Atlas Arizona big rig) — $0.99
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma Weapons Master Add-on (5 survival modes) — $2.99
Game Trailers
  • Turok “Quiet Kills” Trailer
  • PixelJunk Racers Trailer
  • Heavenly Sword “Making Of” No. 5
  • Heavenly Sword Anime No. 5
  • Lair “World in Chaos” Video
  • MotorStorm “Coyote Revenge” Video
Movie Trailers
  • Drillbit Tailer Trailer
  • Resident Evil: Extinction Trailer
  • Heavenly Sword Anime No. 5 Wallpaper
[Via PS.Blog]

Official Unreal Tournament III US Site Goes Live

Yes yes, the official Unreal Tournament III North American site is live, and boy is it pretty... pretty bloody. The final boxarts of the game are also viewable on the site.

[Via UT3 Official Site]

Alone In The Dark PlayStation 3 Really NOT Delayed

PlayStation 3 gamers, let out a sigh of releif. Atari has revealed to EuroGamer that the PlayStation 3 version of Alone in the Dark will NOT be delayed after all. It will be launched simultaneously with the PC and Xbox 360 versions.

Atari says it was all just a misunderstanding, that instance when a spokesperson said that the Xbox 360 and PC versions will go on ahead to the market without the PlayStation 3 version.

Now we just need some news saying The Orange Box was a misunderstanding, right?

[Via EuroGamer]

IGN : "Send E-Mails to 2K If You Want Bioshock on PS3"

In IGN´s latest Podcast Beyond, episode 11 , they bring up 2K Game's Bioshock. On minute 43:57, IGN states:

"So if you guys want that to come to PS3 , I´d recommend sending emails to 2K , you definitely should , if you wanna see it , that´s how we got the limited edition."
They are talking about when 2K Games received many letters about wanting a Limited Edition version of Bioshock and there was a petition about, and 2K Games did it. So you want it, give it a go, send them some e-mails. Even sign this petition if you want to follow the Limited Edition program.

[Listen: PodCast Beyond Episode 11]
[Sign: Bioshock PS3 Petition]

PlayStation Home & Other Release Dates Confirmed

For anybody wondering when PlayStation Home is to officially be ready for download, we have the date. It's October 11, 2007. Here we also have a list of many other release dates thanks to NeoGAF:

Playstation 3
  • 17/10/2007 – Folklore
  • 19/10/2007 – Lair
  • 24/10/2007 – Eye of Judgment
  • 07/11/2007 – Ratchet & Clank : Operation Destruction
  • 28/11/2007 – Time Crisis 4
  • 05/12/2007 – Uncharted : Drake’s Fortune
  • December 2007 – Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Playstation 2
  • 19/10/2007 – Buzz! Hollywood Quiz
  • 02/11/2007 – Syphon Filter : Dark Mirror
  • 07/11/2007 – EyeToy Play : Astro Zoo
  • 07/11/2007 – Buzz Junior : Les petits monstres
  • December 2007 – ATV Off Road Fury 4
  • February 2008 – Pursuit Force : Extreme Justice
Playstation Portable
  • 17/10/2007 – Pursuit Force : Extreme Justice
  • 02/11/2007 – Syphon Filter : Logan’s Shadow
  • November 2007 – ATV Off Road : Fury Pro
  • December 2007 – WipEout Pulse
  • February 2008 – God of War : Chains of Olympus
Playstation Network (PS3)
  • 04/10/2007 – SnakeBall
  • 04/10/2007 – Pixel Junk Racers
  • 11/10/2007 – Home (provisional)
  • 18/10/2007 – High Velocity Bowling
  • 24/10/2007 – Aqua Vita
  • 25/10/2007 – Operation C.F
  • 25/10/2007 – Trials of Topoq
  • 25/10/2007 – Eye Create
  • 08/11/2007 – Tori Emaki
  • 15/11/2007 – Mesmerize
  • 05/12/2007 – Sky Diving
  • 06/12/2007 – Elefunk
  • 13/12/2007 – Pain
  • December 2007 – Dark Mist
[Via NeoGAF]

Japan PlayStation Store Update for September 6, 2007

For once it looks like we are receiving a better update, as here is Japan's PlayStation Store update:

  • Go! Puzzle
  • Folksoul "Additional Quest Pack Vol. 2"
  • Mainichi Issho item for September
  • MotorStorm v2.0 patch - free
  • Motor Storm DLC Pack - 1000 yen (can purchase separately as well)
  • Piyotama DLC "Summer Beach" Skin
Game Trailers
  • Soul Calibur IV Video
[Via NeoGAF]

Europe PlayStation Store Update for September 6, 2007

Well, Europe received their update quite early today. Sadly the only thing good is the Motorstorm VIP Pass for Coyote Revenge. Here is the update:

  • Motorstorm Pass VIP Coyote Revenge £3.99 (€5.99)
  • Gran Turismo 5 trailer
  • Heavenly Sword Trailer
  • Lair Trailer
  • The Invasion Trailer
[Via PlayStation Forums EU]

Burnout Paradise: Exclusive PS3 Feature

The camera support in the game has been tweaked a bit to offer more functionality. Whereas the game would initially use the PlayStation Eye or Xbox Live Vision camera to snap a victory pic when you'd take a player out, the support has been beefed up to include taking a picture of you for your in game license. As you progress through the game you'll be able to take new ones to reflect your growing prowess, or ego. Another unique feature discussed was unique to the PlayStation 3 version of the game is the EZ Drive feature which lets you hop online with three quick presses of the d-pad.

[Via GameSpot]

SCEE Confirms Heavenly Sword Starter Pack

Remember the rumor about the new starter pack? Well, SCEE confirmed it. SCEE provided the following details about the new 60GB Starter Packs:

- There will be an extra controller
- All SCEE regions will start getting a new 60GB starter pack - Two bonus titles will be included in the package
- Depending on the region, freedom to change the titles is up to the
individual markets based on their unique conditions.
Thats about it, it will release beginning September 19, 2007.

[Via PSU]