Tuesday, October 2, 2007

TGS 2007: Assassin's Creed Interview 15 Minutes

GamerSyde sits down with Jade Raymond of Assassin's Creed to talk about the game, consoles, and such. Enjoy.

[Via GamerSyde]

Europe Retailer Lists 40GB PlayStation 3 for €449

The cheapest PLAYSTATION 3 yet may be released at a reduced price of €449, according to a promotional flyer from European retailer Carrefour. In addition to the €449 model, a bundle featuring FIFA 08 and the PS3 is advertised for a price of €489.

These shots are still unconfirmed as official.

[Via Kotaku]

Go! Sports Ski Coming This Thursday

As part of its weekly Thursday update to the PlayStation Store, Sony will launch Go! Sports Ski for the low, low price of $2.99. The skiing title is being developed by Yuke's Media Creations, the studio most famous for its SmackDown vs. RAW franchise.

In my opinion, for a price of $2.99, it is a definite buy, thats a low price of what seems to be a pretty much descent game.

[Via IGN]

TGS 2007: Metal Gear Solid 4 In-Depth Interview

In this new Metal Gear Solid 4 interview video, we learn about the different control schemes, characters, and features present in the final chapter of Solid Snake's story. Enjoy the watch.

[Via GameTrailers]

Games Radar: SingStar Reviews a 9 out of 10

The first review for SingStar is in, and it's from Games Radar, here is their review loves and hates:

You'll Love:
  • Hundreds of songs to choose from
  • Sharing and rating vids online
  • Hitting high notes when drunk
You'll Hate:
  • Actual gameplay hasn't changed
  • When your friends refuse to sing
  • Hitting high notes when sober
Score: 9
[Read: SingStar Review]

LAIR Score: Now On iTunes

The official soundtrack for the game LAIR, known as LAIR Score is now available for download on iTunes. The album is $9.99 and includes 26 tracks.

Want to buy this album? Open up iTunes and just search for “John Debney Lair” in the iTunes Store and it should come right up.

[Via PS.Blog]

Wardevil: Eight New Images

A user of the NeoGAF forums has provided us with some images of the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive title, Wardevil.

[Via NeoGAF]

Games Radar: 25 Reason White Knight Story Is The RPG to Own

Games Radar wrote an article on why Level 5's upcoming White Knight Story will be the RPG to own come it's release. They start:

1) Let's get straight to the point: it's got seven-metre tall knights smacking the shit out of each other. That's taller than Shaq and about the same size as a Predator. We're sold already

2) Level-5's excellent RPG pedigree consists of Dark Cloud, Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2 in the US), Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King and Rogue Galaxy, as well as the Jeanne D'Arc on PSP. So it's bound to be good - we'd put money on it.

View the rest at the link below.

[Read: Why WKS Is the RPG to Own]

PlayStation Home: Beta Walkthrough

Here is new footage of the PlayStation Home Avatar customization options and also new footage of the apartment wallpaper options a brief look at Home Square, and a look a the proximity sound feature for video displays in home. Talk about a run on sentence, enjoy.

[Via YouTube]

onAXIS: Advertising on onAXIS

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Midway: New Blitz & Mortal Kombat

Hey it's not all bad news with the Unreal Tournament III delay, at least we are able to get all the PC maps, right?

But here is more good news. Midway has confirmed a new Blitz & Mortal Kombat:

"We also expect to release several as-yet unannounced titles such as next generation versions of our hit franchises Blitz and Mortal Kombat, and two exciting new ambitious open world games," said David F. Zucker
Though there is no word on the intended platforms, it will most likely be for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

[Via 1UP]

SCEA IT Imposter Gains Access to PSN User Accounts

Straight from GameDaily BIZ.

Last week, one of GameDaily BIZ's sources close to Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) informed us that there had recently been a "breach of security" in Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN). Our source indicated that one of SCEA's employees was actually tricked over the phone into giving out this important access to the network.

With our curiosity piqued we contacted SCEA and the company did confirm that there was indeed a problem. Kimberly Otzman, Corporate Communications, said that it really shouldn't be considered a "security breach," however, because a hacker did not physically break into the network.

Otzman explained, "Just to clarify, there has been no hacking or electronic breach to any of SCEA's electronic security systems. An as-yet-unidentified PSN user impersonating an SCEA IT employee apparently called customer service agents in order to gain unauthorized access to two PSN user accounts not belonging to the imposter. The unauthorized accessing of the two accounts was discovered immediately after it took place, the unauthorized access was disabled, and the account-holders were notified."

While it's unfortunate that an SCEA employee could actually be persuaded to give out sensitive customer information, Otzman reassured us that actions were taken before any financial damage could take place, and SCEA is taking further steps to rectify the situation.

"No consumer experienced any financial loss or damage. In response to the incident, SCEA immediately enhanced its customer service protocol, implementing additional security safeguards, and began an intensive investigation of the incident that remains ongoing," she said.

[Via GameDaily BIZ]

Unreal Tournament III for PlayStation 3 Could Receive All PC Maps

Today, Mark Rein tells us that Unreal Tournament III may be out in December. But it's not all bad news:

"Yes, there is a chance it will come out in December.

In addition there is some good news as well. A little extra time in development means that now the PS3 version will have all of the same maps as the PC version which wasn’t previously expected to be the case."
That means more maps, and custom maps, I don't know about you, but I could wait.

[Via Epic Forums]

Unreal Tournament III Delayed Till 2008?

Sad news today, as we report that Midway's Unreal Tournament III has been moved to a 2008 release, according to their press release:

"The changes are primarily to reflect Midway's decision to release Stranglehold for the PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system in the fourth quarter rather than the third quarter, the expected movement of Unreal Tournament 3 for the PLAYSTATION 3 system into the first quarter of fiscal 2008, and lower expected sales of BlackSite: Area 51 primarily due to the adverse impact of the split shipment between the Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION 3 system, with the European version of BlackSite: Area 51 for the PLAYSTATION 3 system shifting into the first quarter of 2008."
I have had visions of November, and those visions have just disappeared. Hopefully Mark Rein of the Epic Forums will shed some light on this.

[View: Midway Press Release]

Update - 5:03 PM

Mark Rein of Epic Forums states:
"As a public company, Midway felt an obligation to its shareholders to let them know about the possibility of a delay. But our goal is still to get the PS3 version of UT3 in stores before the end of 2007. However, we will only ship it once it’s ready and is the best game we can deliver. The PC version is still on track for a November release."
Hopefully the November release is still looking good. If not November, then December, if not that, early 2008.

[Via Epic Forums]

Jeux Video Confirms 40GB PlayStation 3

A well known French gaming website, Jeux Video reports:

Update: According to our information resulting from the great distribution, the PS3 including a hard disk of 40 Go should be available as of on October 13 for 399 euros. One waits more than the confirmation as well as the details to officialize information.
The French gaming site has confirmed a 40 gigabyte PlayStation 3 is making it's way home. We just need an official announcement now.

[Via Jeux Video]

Army of Two: Aggro Trailer

IGN has a new trailer called the Aggro trailer for Army of Two. Watch and enjoy!

[Via IGN]

New PlayStation Logo Registered

Sony has just registered this new logo in Japan according to GameFront. No other information has been released.

[Via NeoGAF]

X-Play: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Preview

G4TV's X-Play previews Final Fantasy Versus XIII in this new video, giving some new footage, and an overview of the games story. Cloud gets a cameo.

[Via GameTrailers]

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 2006-2007 Comparison

Here is a comparison of Uncharted: Drake Fortune's 2006 target-render with its contemporarycounterpart from video footage we've been receiving from the last couple of months.

Click the image above to get the full image (much more comparisons included in the full image).

[Via NeoGAF]

SPOnG: Grand Theft Auto IV October Release Rumor Crushed

A rumor about Grand Theft Auto IV being released this month has just been crushed. SPOnG decided to put in a call to Rockstar on the off chance some development miracle has happened and were told, in no uncertain terms, "It's coming out in Spring next year." Sony's website, then, bears either old information or a straightforward administrative error.

That is exactly what I said in the post. One point for onAXIS.

[Via SPOnG]

G4TV: Metal Gear Solid 4 Preview

This new video reports on how good and atmospheric Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots actually looks when you play it yourself, and quoted to be a must have game for the PlayStation 3 for the year 2008.

[Via GameTrailers]

Dark Sector Demo Moved to December

In an interview with PSU, they were able to get the release date for the Dark Sector demo on the PlayStation Network:

PSU: What is the release date for the demo on Xbox live and PSN?

Carter: It's coming out end of December, just in time to let everyone try it out over the holidays.
There you have it, right in time for the Holidays. I will be looking forward to this demo.

[Via PSU]

Bladestorm Demo Coming to the PlayStation Network

KOEI, today announced the release of the playable demo for Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War. The playable demo will be available to download from Thursday October 4th, 2007 on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The full release of this epic, real time strategy/action title will follow on November 2nd.

View the press release at the link below.

[Via EuroGamer]

$399 PlayStation 3 Confirmed at Best Buy?

Tipsters are good people. Thanks to him, Engadget has a couple of Best Buy documents showing a $399 Playstation 3 with 40GB disk and Spiderman 3 on Blu-Ray bundle with an "In Stock Date" of October 28, 2007.

The model name of the supposed PlayStation 3, CECHG01, is not listed anywhere in the documents though. This could be fake and is still not confirmed by Sony.

[Via Engadget]