Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Need For Speed ProStreet: Car Customization

IGN Media features a new video of Need For Speed ProStreet. This video is all about the customization levels of cars in the racing title. Enjoy.

[Via IGN]

Call of Duty 4: The Grant Collier Interview

Infinity Ward started out as a bunch of developers working on EA’s Medal of Honor series before leaving to set up their own studio. We caught up with Grant Collier, the founder of Infinity Ward, and used all our Extended Interrogation Techniques (i.e. torture) on him to get some answers on the company, and the highly anticipated Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Read the interview at the link.

[Read: Grant Collier Interview]

Team Fortress 2: Demoman Destruction Gameplay HD

If you need anything on the battlefield to out with a bang, the Demoman has got you covered.

[Via GameTrailers]

Everyday Shooter: Rhythm Shooting Gameplay

Make your own music as the rhythm and beat follow your onscreen attacks. Enjoy the watch, don't dance, seriously, don't. This game will be released on the PLAYSTATION Store tomorrow, so be ready for a download.

[Via GameTrailers]

Region Free DUALSHOCK 3: Rumble With Ratchet

Okay, we know already that the imported version of the DUALSHOCK 3 won't be supported by Sony. But games from companies like Insomniac Games will. So that means if you pick up Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and get an imported DUALSHOCK 3, you can get rumbling the day you receive your controller.

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction won't need an update upon using the DUALSHOCK 3. The bad part is finding an online retailer with the DUALSHOCK 3 in stock.

[Via Kotaku]

The Weapons of HAZE

The IGN blog for HAZE gives us a nice in-depth look of the weapons of HAZE. The one you see above is called The ‘BlackSaw’ - BSW-72 Assault Rifle, this is your standard rifle, but theres nothing standard about it. This little killer fires rounds made from depleted uranium, meaning that not only do you kill your opponent, you give them radiation poisoning too.

View the in-depth weaponry at the link below.

[Read: The Weapons of HAZE]

onAXIS: We Receive NBA 2K8

RocketXL & 2K Games were nice enough to send me over a copy of NBA 2K8 for the PLAYSTATION 3.

Along with a copy of the game, I received the official game soundtrack and a really friggin' awesome 2K Games shirt (to be worn with long white sleeve shirt underneath). Enjoy the screenshots above. Keep a look out for the review we are going to have up by the end of the week.

From IGF to PS3: Everyday Shooter's Backstory

Heya PlayStation fans, my name is Rusty Buchert and I’m the Sr. Producer for Everyday Shooter. As we’re approaching the release of the game, I wanted to drop in and give you some background on how Everyday Shooter went from the Indie Games Festival to the PS3.

Starting at the beginning …

[Continue Reading: From IGF to PS3: Everyday Shooter's Backstory]

PLAYSTATION 3 Price Cut Put Into Affect

As of today Sony's revamped RRPs have come into play for PLAYSTATION 3. The 40GB PLAYSTATION 3 is now on sale for £299 and the original 60GB model now has a new asking price of £349, which comes with two first-party games. Once the 60GB's gone, that's it. Sony's phasing that one out.

View screens of the 60GB removal at the read link.

[Via CVG]

Mercenaries 2: Web Blogs #29 & 30

Mr. Scott handles the tough questions from fans and talks about the jobs players will be doing in the game. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames gets pushed back to 2008, but for good reason. Find out why in this blog from the creators.

[Via GameTrailers]

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune New Gameplay

Here is some brand new gameplay footage of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune from GameSpot & GameTrailers. Enjoy the watch, truly beautiful.

[Via GameTrailers]

Oblivion Downloadable Content May Come to PLAYSTATION Network

Bethesda Softworks sent over a note announced they will release their last downloadable content extra for 2006's fantasy RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The download, titled Fighter's Stronghold, will launch on Oct. 15 for both the PC and Xbox 360 versions and for the first week will be free to download. Here is a snip:

"Defeat the attacking marauders and become lord of Battlehorn Castle. Located in the Colovian Highlands west of Chorrol, this expansive castle will allow you to live the life of a noble warrior, with private quarters, grand dining hall, wine cellar, barracks, training room and more. And what castle would be complete without a few hidden passages and dark secrets?"
  • A fully detailed castle for you to explore
  • Knights of the True Horn patrol the castle and do your bidding
  • Secret treasure vault
  • Upgrade the furnishings in every area of the castle
  • Hire a vintner to create special wines to enhance your fighting abilities
  • Hire a combat trainer to spar with
  • Hire a taxidermist to craft lifelike trophies for your great hall
  • Purchase an ancient Dwemer Forge that buffs your Armorer skill
On the Bethsoft blog site, PR head Pete Hines talks about the possible way they will bring the downloadable content to the PLAYSTATION 3 version:
"Since we’re talking about DLC, I thought I’d update you with what’s going on with the PS3 version of Oblivion. We are close, very close to working something out to bring Shivering Isles to PS3 owners. That may be in downloadable form via PSN, or as a standalone retail disc, or both. I can’t say definitively yet that it will happen, and I definitely can’t say when. But it’s looking good, and hopefully we’ll have good news soon. Don’t have anything I can tell you about any other DLC, but Shivering Isles is the one we get asked about all the time, so I at least wanted to update folks on that."
Hopefully the Oblivion gamers can enjoy Shivering Isles soon.

[Via FiringSquad]

PSU: Fallout 3 Interview

From the creators who brought you The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion comes one of the best post-apocalyptic role-playing games ever - Fallout 3. Due to hit stores next year, Fallout 3 will breathe life back into the once amazing franchise about a post nuclear world where humans must not only fight monstrous creatures but toxic infections and radiation as well.

Read the interview at the link below.

[Read: Fallout 3 Interview]

PLAYSTATION 3 40GB Releasing in Japan with Dynasty Warriors 6

On November 11, 2007, the Japan 40GB PLAYSTATION 3 will be getting a friend to go alongside it. The new 40GB white PLAYSTATION 3 is getting bundled with Dynasty Warriors 6 and a white DUALSHOCK 3 controller, along with a bunch of extras, for just under 50,000 yen.

There are many extras to enjoy in this PLAYSTATION 3 package, going from nine metallic tags featuring some of the most popular officers, to giant stickers, to a book featuring images of the characters and maps.

[Via PS3 Fanboy]

PlayStation Eye, A Little More Info…

PS.Blog: "As many of you probably know, PlayStation Eye is coming, so I wanted to share a little bit about what that means for all you video-bloggers, gamers and would-be-actors and directors out there.

While most of you know that PlayStation Eye is being bundled with The Eye of Judgment game, I also wanted to let you know it’ll be out on store shelves as a stand-alone product, too. PlayStation Eye has a lot of cool features and capabilities."

[Continue Reading: PlayStation Eye, A Little More Info...]

Planned EU PlayStation Store Releases?

According to VideoGamesBlogger, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced their upcoming PlayStation Network downloadable PLAYSTATION 3 releases today. The release schedule includes six full PLAYSTATION Network games, six classic PSone games, camera PlayStation Eye software, three game packs, here is the list:

October 11, 2007
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction demo
October 18, 2007
  • Feel Ski (Go! Sports Ski) game
  • PixelJunk Racers game
October 25, 2007
  • EyeCreate application
  • The Trials of Topoq game
  • Operation: Creature Feature game
  • Aqua Vita game
  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection game bundle (w/ online)
November 8, 2007
  • Toy Home game
Along with those, Sony promises the releases of these six classic PSone games:
  • Crash Bandicoot 2
  • Crash Bandicoot 3
  • Everybody’s Golf 2
  • Crash Team Racing
  • Bust-A-Groove
  • Syphon Filter 3
  • Cool Boarders
  • Spyro 2
  • Spyro Year of the Dragon
Check out details and such at the link below.

[Via VGB]

Monster Hunter 3 Not Coming to PLAYSTATION 3?

Today, the PLAYSTATION 3 has sadly lost a very good exclusive.

Monster Hunter 3 was originally planned as a PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive title. Today, Capcom announced that the title will be released as a Nintendo Wii only title.

They explain to Games Industry. Capcom’s managing corporate officer Katsuhiko Ichii told Thompson Financial that:

“Due to high development cost of titles for PS3, we have decided to switch the platform to which we release our Monster Hunter 3 title.”
I'm very disappointed to see this as Monster Hunter is a great franchise and would of done very well on the PLAYSTATION 3.

[Via GamesIndustry]

Haze: New Nectar Abilities Announced

Over at the HAZE official IGN blog, they introduce to use some new Nectar abilities:

Nectar Perception: While on Nectar, your enemies will become far more visible to you, even if they are hiding in the shadows or foliage.

Melee Blast: Performed the same way as the normal melee attack, but with 10 times the power, thanks to Nectar.

Nectar Resilience: Bullets won’t bounce off you, but you’ll certainly take less damage from them.

Nectar Focus: When you are sniping or using the zoom function on your helmet, Nectar will give you a new level of focus, helping you aim and making it easier to kill in one deadly accurate shot.

Nectar Foresight: If you are in danger while on a Nectar high, a visible “pulse” will ripple outward from the point of threat. This could be a grenade at your feet, or someone about to melee you from behind.
Pretty cool abilities if you ask me.

[Via HAZE]