Saturday, October 6, 2007

Silver 40GB PLAYSTATION 3 This Christmas?

Sony has recently revealed their upcoming 40GB PLAYSTATION 3. They also sadly announced that this new model will not be backwards compatible, meaning don't sell that PlayStation 2. The new model will feature 2 USB ports and no multimedia card reader, meaning no portable saves. But there is something in it you might like.

SCEE confirmed to PSNow! that the new 40GB model will have a non-glossy finish instead of the regular glossy one we see on the 60GB and 80GB models.

But the true surprise came when they told PS3Now! that the new 40GB will come in Satin Silver.

"Yes, the finish on the 40GB model is a satin silver whereas the 60GB has a shiny finish."
Did this SCEE Representative mistakenly tell us something he was not supposed to? More to come when information arrives.

[Via PS3Center]

Resistance Nominated For a Bafta, The Church Moans

The Dean of Manchester Cathedral has demanded the withdrawal of a violent computer game from an awards shortlist. Resistance: Fall of Man, uses the church as an area during the alien busting gunfights.

Sony apologised to church leaders earlier this year for using images of the interior without permission. The game is now nominated for a British Academy Video Games Award, organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta). The winners of these prestigious awards are chosen by you, the public.

The Very Rev Rogers Govender has said the nomination is a "disgrace" and claimed other churches remained at risk of exploitation. In a statement, the Dean said:

"It is a disgrace that Resistance: Fall of Man has been shortlisted.Sony has admitted that they did not have permission to film or use Manchester Cathedral in their computer game. Bafta should not be seen condoning such behaviour unless they are saying it is acceptable for producers to walk into historic buildings and film interiors - ignoring contracts, rights and liability."

Guess we can't all win now, can we Dean?

Resistance is one of seven shortlisted for a PC World Gamers Award which will be presented at a Bafta ceremony in Battersea, London, on 23 October.

Anne-Marie Flynn, head of awards for Bafta, said:

"Resistance: Fall Of Man has been nominated for the PC World Gamers' Award - the only publicly-voted award in this year's ceremony. The shortlist for the Gamers' Award was effectively selected by the public, in that it comprised the top-selling games on each platform according to the games charts published by Chart Track."

[Via BBC]

Last Order: Final Fantasy VII: Missed It?

Have you ever seen the anime Final Fantasy VII titled The Last Order? It's a big part of the series that highlights Zacks part of the story. If you've played Final Fantasy VII, and watched Advent Children, then you need to watch this.

[Via DTW]

PLAYSTATION 3 Pro Evolution Bundle Priced

Are you one of the lucky Europeans that get Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 before we in North America do? Don't own a PLAYSTATION 3 yet? Well, prepare to own one. The bundle is priced at 429,50 €, check it out below.

[Via FNAC]

Final Fantasy XIII: Amazon Accepting Pre-Orders

Want to be one of the first people to get their hands on Final Fantasy XIII coming sometime next year for the PLAYSTATION 3? Well, Amazon has just started taking pre-orders. Go to the page using the link below.

[Buy: Final Fantasy XIII]

Assassin's Creed Comic Leaked

At the yearly EB Games conference, store managers were given this Assassin's Creed comic book after seeing a thirty minute demo of the game. The comic shows a lot about the plot of the game and it's basic concepts, so as not to give away any plot points or spoilers I have just posted the cover here for you to see. If you would like to see the comic in it's entirety and possibly ruin the entire game for yourself, you can peruse it at sircuddlesGHII's Photobucket gallery of the pages.

[View: AC Comic]

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Live Demo from On The Spot

Here is a brand new level from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, it's shown On The Spot, and also another new gameplay feature is revealed in this video.

[Via GameTrailers]

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune: Harbor View HD

Nathan and Elena have lost their bearings but quickly set out to get back on track.

[Via GameTrailers]

EGM Rumors: Parasite Eve, Konami PS3 Exclusive

PSExtreme has the latest rumors from EGM:

First up, Parasite Eve fans were surprised and disappointed to learn that the long-awaited third installment would only be going to mobile phones. But fear not, Square-Enix is apparently working on a brand new, fully-realized Parasite Eve, although we have no idea which platforms will be included. Secondly, Epic Games and Sony have resolved their differences regarding the Unreal Tournament 3 license (UT 3 is actually a timed exclusive for the PS3 and PC, coming later to the Xbox 360), and they might be collaborating on a PS3 exclusive title.

Thirdly, while Hideo Kojima remains hard at work finishing up Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, he's also working on another PS3 exclusive. No word on what it might be, but evidently, it's certainly not Zone of the Enders 3. And lastly, a rumor that has already been debunked: you've probably heard about it by now; that Sony is planning to release a Wii-like controller for the PS2 before Christmas. The idea seemed a bit strange in the first place, though, and Sony was quick to shoot it down.

[Via PSExtreme]

Nihilistic Software Q&A: Conan

Come October 23, 2007, action fans (and possibly God of War fans) are in for one heck of a bloody treat- THQ and Nihilistic Software present Conan, a hack 'n slash with more to it than meets the eye. We wanted to learn more about this potential thrill ride of a game - and we know our readers are curious - so we came up with a batch of questions. Robert Huebner, president and project director of Nihilistic Software, was good enough to answer them.

View the Q&A at the link below.

[Read: Conan Q&A]

Rumor: Japan Getting 160GB PlayStation 3?

ComNetSlash reports in their latest post:

"Thanks to one of our reliable insiders, [-JuNka-], we have news that Sony is planning to introduce a beefed up 160GB Playstation 3 console. The following post was left by a member on the Pro Evolution Soccer forums:

From inside Sony Computer Entertainment International’s Japan offices I present to you leaked information on the new 160gb Playstation 3 model that will be appearing in the near future."

Sony PlayStation 3 Code: CECHG06 (SPECIFICATION)
  • 160gb 2.5 SATA 5400rpm HDD
  • CELL Broadband Engine (65nm process) @ 3.2ghz
  • PPU x1, SPE x8
  • RSX GPU (65nm process) @ 550mhz
  • Blu-Ray Optical Disc Drive @ 2x
  • Memory Card Reader- Memory Stick Duo, Compact Flash, Secure
  • Digital
  • 6x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2x HDMI 1.3 ports
  • 3x Gigabit ethernet ports
  • DUALSHOCK 3 controller
“At the moment the unit is only confirmed for release in Japan. A date has not been fully specified but is expected after November”
If this is indeed true, then I'm pretty upset. I remember the day I got my PLAYSTATION 3, it was November 17, 2006 and it was cold outside and I payed the price of around $650 with tax to get this baby, with 60GB. I currently have 10GB left of space. New models have been coming out like crazy for the PLAYSTATION 3 and I think us first buyers should get a taste.

[Via ComNetSlash]

onXBOX Opening October 31, 2007

onAXIS is proud to present onXBOX.

onXBOX will be opening soon, October 31, 2007 to be exact. onXBOX is a parnter of onAXIS and we will be providing you with the latest in gaming news for the Xbox 360 and Xbox consoles. Stick around the site Xbox fans.

Don't worry, onAXIS will not be going anywhere, we are still going to be here providing you with the latest in PlayStation gaming.

[View: onXBOX]