Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Atari Might Lose Dragonball Z License

Dragon Ball Z license holder FUNimation has leveled an accusation against the publisher, claiming breach of contract.

According to GameSpot, FUNimation sees the license agreement as terminated, with Atari disagreeing and continuing to sell the games based on the series.

Atari has a history of making great Dragonball Z fighting games such as the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. Hopefully, they will work out the situation.

[Via Kotaku]

Grand Theft Auto IV NYC Ad Completed

We posted an incomplete New York City Grand Theft Auto IV wall ad a while back, and today, that wall advertisment is complete. The final image can be viewed above.

[Via Niko Bellic]

Kane & Lynch: Cause Corruption

Watch and learn as Jens-Peter Kurup, Game Director for Eidos Interactive, takes us on a game walkthrough. Showing us how to start, and how to end, with a take out of your enemies in the game, the Police.

Kane & Lynch Coming a Week Before Ahead of Schedule

Eidos Interactive announced earlier today that it's upcoming action title, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is coming a week ahead of schedule. The game will be arriving in stores on November 13th, 2007.

If your planning on getting games like Assassin's Creed or Super Mario Galaxy (Wii owners), then, your going to be in quite a money jam.

[Via Kotaku]

Call of Duty 4 Online Game Modes Revealed

Brian of the COD4Forums has gotten a copy of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, develpoed by Infinity Ward, and has posted the online modes for the game, along with descriptions, and an image (above). The online modes are:
Free-for-All - Every man for himself. (Deathmatch?)

Team Deathmatch - Use teamwork to kill opposing players and reach score limit.

Team Objective - Domination and Search & Destroy. Capture flags in Domination, with respawning. Destroy and defend objectives in Search & Destroy, no respawning.

Team Tactical - Small team Deathmatch and Search & Destroy.
f two bomb sites, and defenders try to defend the bomb sites. If explosives are planted, defenders must defuse. Players only have one respawn per round. A round is over when all players on one team are killed, or when the bomb explodes or is defused.

Headquarters - A radio spawns somewhere on the map. Your goal is to capture the radio for your team. If Team A captures the radio, they must defend it from being destroyed by Team B. Team A will only have one respawn until the radio is destroyed or the max time limit for the radio is reached. Team B will respawn at set intervals. Team A earns points for every second the radio is held. To capture/destroy a radio, you must stand in the area of the radio. The more players, the faster you destroy it. New radio spawns when time limit is reached or the radio is destroyed.

Domination - There are flags at certain points around the map. All flags start neutral. Teams battle to hold the most flags. Game ends when the time limit is reached, or the score limit is reached.

Sabatoge - Two teams fight over one bomb and try to plant it at the target. Each team has a different bomb site.
Of course, there is more, but those alone are some great game modes for the upcoming game. Call of Duty 4 is coming early November.

[Via COD4Forums]

Eternal Sonata Coming With Tons of Bonus Content

Do you own an Xbox 360, are you a multiplatform kind of guy/girl? Been playing some Eternal Sonata and are almost done your quest and achievement list? Well, fact is, your not, your playing the unfinished version of the Namco Bandai title.

The PLAYSTATION 3 version includes extra, that adds to the storyline. Non-playable characters Serenade and Prince Crescendo join the party and Tri-Crecendo is adding extra story sequence.

Want to finish the full story?

[Via Siliconera]

Uncharted Halloween Trailer

There are no pumpkins included in this trailer, sadly. But it is a treat indeed. This new Uncharted: Drake's Fortune trailer from Naughty Dog features nothing but awesomeness. The demo is coming November 8th, 2007 with a US release following the 19th.

TimeShift: Looking At An FPS Differently

The first in a series of videos on how you can master time to become the ultimate weapon. Are you prepared for TimeShift?

Call of Duty 4 Halloween Surprise Trailer

Infinity Ward likes to give out videos instead of candy, so they surprised us Halloween goers with a new trailer for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Enjoy!

Uncharted Demo Coming Next Thursday, US Release Sooner

Yes, the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune demo is going live next Thursday, November 8th, 2007. Along with this announcement, the game will release a day earlier in the US (Novebmer 19th, 2007). Amy Henning writes:
"Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune will now be available in the U.S. on November 19, so you’ll be able to set out on your adventure a day earlier than expected!"
So expect the game earlier than you originally had.

[Via PS.Blog]

Insomniac Officially Blogs Resistance Update

We may have posted it yesterday, but it's always good when the official PLAYSTATION Blog posts it. Greg Phillips posted the major details about the new patch, view the full list at the link from our previous post.
-Ability to take screenshots in game using a USB keyboard.
-Weapon balance changes and new round balancing options -Dual Shock 3 support added for online AND single player.
-Password protected custom games.
-Numerous bug fixes.
Like I said before, this is going to be a great update.

[Via PS.Blog]

Midway May Be Making PLAYSTATION 3 Lead SKU

In an interview with Mike Bilder of Midway Games and Stranglehold, GamaSutra asked and Mike replied:

It's pretty ubiquitous, yeah. What do you think you could have done differently from the start, to alleviate that stuff? Because you said, hindsight...

MB: I think a lot of people and a lot of focus as far as games that we have internally that are going to be multi-SKU are trying to put the PS3 out in front now, make that your lead SKU. And in the same way I think a lot of people put the PS2 as their lead SKU in the last hardware generation, and then Xbox came after.

Does this mean that Midway's games are going to be lead on the PLAYSTATION 3?

[Via GamaSutra]

Condemned 2 Debut Trailer

Today is the perfect time for the debut trailer of Condemned 2: Bloodshot, as it is Halloween. Happy hauntings.

Alone In The Dark In Central Park

New York's world famous land mark has now become the one place you don't want to be left alone. Now tell us, are you afraid?

Uncharted: Sequels, DLC, and More Goodness

Opposable Thumbs got in touch with Christoph Balestra, developer of Naughty Dog's upcoming Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. They start off the interview with:

Walk us through the history of Uncharted. Where did the core ideas come from?

The history of Uncharted … wow, it's been a long process. We started about three years ago with a tiny group and once we were done with Jak X, everybody moved over to start working on Uncharted. The development was difficult at the beginning because we started with zero lines of code. The fact that we had our own language on the PS2 helped us back then, but not very much with this transition. We wanted our technology to be shared within Sony and maybe outside of Sony as well, so we had to rewrite everything in C++. It has also been a learning curve to get familiar with the shaders but I feel that we did more than catching up, we really pushed the envelop in terms of shaders and lighting. Animation was the thing we wanted to push more than anything else. We had to write very specific tools and get animators and programmers to work together constantly to get the quality of Uncharted.

Read the rest at the link below.

[Read: Uncharted Interview]

Assassin's Creed: First PLAYSTATION 3 Footage

Here is a new gameplay video taken from TV displayed footage of Assassin's Creed for PLAYSTATION 3. Enjoy.

Insomniac Rips on Aaron Thomas of GameSpot

In the latest fullmoon show from Insomniac Games, the crew discuss some reviews of the their recently released Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. They appreciative of the reviews after looking at Metacritic and GameRankings. They state that out of 21 scores, only 4 are below 90 with 3 perfect scores. They were concerned about critics to the "returning to roots" approach to the game, but people have received it very well.

One of the reviews had sticked out to them which prompted the crew to say "If you hate variety, than you've got a problem.", "play more sports games", and "we will not mention the media outlet".

After the discussion with their mystery guest, they speak to Ross Macintosh . The crew discusses their "GameSpot Resistance: Fall of Man Tournament." Ross quickly reminded the rest of the crew that the tournament is now called "The Resistance: Fall of Man Tournament with the website whose name we shall no longer mention" in a jokingly manner.

[Via N4G]

Metal Gear Solid 4 Delayed to Q2 2008

According to the Konami's latest press release, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has been delayed to Q2 2008 and is now scheduled to hit between April and June. The press release is below.

KONAMI announced today that "METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS", the latest in the METAL GEAR series, is scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2008.

KONAMI had initially intended to release "METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS" this winter and has been working on the production of the title. KONAMI has decided to delay the title's release in order to make further improvements to the quality of the game and provide even greater enjoyment for more customers worldwide.

KONAMI will continue its efforts to make "METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS" meet everyone's expectations.

Further information regarding the release date will be announced as soon as possible.

Expected Release Date: the second quarter of 2008
Genre: Action
Platform: "PLAYSTATION 3"

[Via Konami]

Uncharted & Ratchet Bundles Coming to Europe

Seems Spain is getting some new PLAYSTATION 3 bundles, lets take a look:
Bundle #1: PLAYSTATION 3 + Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - 439.99 euros (Nov. 15, 2007)

Bundle #2: PLAYSTATION 3 + Uncharted: Drakes Fortune - 439.99 euros (Dec. 15, 2007)
Two great bundles coming to Spain, make sure you pick one up upon their release if you don't already own one.

[Via NeoGAF]

SingStar Delayed for US

It seems that the US version of the upcoming singing game that is most likely going to sell a major number of consoles in Europe, SingStar is delayed. It is launching in Europe & Australia this December, but not quite for us.

Due to some licensing issues with the game's online marketplace, the citizens of the US are going to have to wait to get their groove on. Sony's Peter Dille states the game is delayed "a little bit", which is most likely a Q1 2008 release.

[Via Kotaku]