Saturday, December 1, 2007

Afrika: New Mixtape Trailer

A new trailer for the PLAYSTATION 3's upcoming title, Afrika, appeared on YouTube today, which appears to be a mixtape trailer. No people, there will be no hunting in this game, sadly.

Broken Rock Band Guitar? Get a Free EA Game!

If you've been waiting for your broken Rock Band guitar to arrive in the mail, and still haven't received it, chances are that you will probably receive a free EA Game with it when you do.

A member of the official Rock Band forums received an e-mail today from EA about the situation.

"Greetings Rocker,

Congratulations on your purchase of Rock Band!

After reviewing our records, we see that your recent request for a replacement guitar has been subject to an unacceptably long delay due to a late shipment from our manufacturer.

By the time you receive this, your replacement guitar should be on its way to you. However, the Rock Band team is committed to providing a world-class customer experience and we do not believe we have met this commitment in connection with your request. As a token of our appreciation for your patience and understanding, we will be offering you a FREE EA game. Details will follow shortly.

We are sorry if your first experience with Rock Band has not met your expectations. We hope our gift will show you how committed we are to your satisfaction.

Thank you,
The Rock Band Team"
So far, there is no details on what the selection of games will be. If we find out, we will let you know.

[Via Rock Band Forums]

Army of Two: Aggro Gameplay

Some new gameplay footage of EA Montreal's upcoming shooter, Army of Two, appeared on YouTube today, showcasing the aggro ability in the game. Enjoy.

Tekken 6 Scans: Customization To The Max

Some new Tekken 6 scans were released today showing the level of customization to the upcoming fighter. It seems you can customize your Jin with a little bit of juice.

You see that devilish outfit he is wearing in the third picture? Does that not remind you of Ansem from Kingdom Hearts? Maybe it's just me. Anyway, enjoy the scans.

[Via PS3Forums]

Uncharted: Jeep & Submarine Bay Gameplay

A user of at GamerSyde sent in this video showing a jeep "on rail" sequence of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. He then sent in a second video of the game at the Submarine Bay. Warning, there are spoilers.

1UP Strikes Outside the GameSpot Office

A bunch of the guys over at Ziff Davis (including 1UP workers) marched over to the GameSpot offices two blocks away from theirs today to show their support for their fellow game reviewers.

This was all due to the firing of Jeff Gerstmann at GameSpot, with no actual reason specified, but many say it was because of his negative tone in his Kane & Lynch: Dead Men review.

Though 1UP & GameSpot are competition, what may have happened at GameSpot could have wide-spread implications in the game publication industry. Many people at GameSpot had been canceling their subscriptions as well.

We are not sure how GameSpot will address this issue. Only time will tell.

[Via Kotaku]

Burnout Paradise: Stunt Run Trailer

Electronics Arts recently posted this new Stunt Run trailer for Burnout Paradise on YouTube. It showcases the high flying cars that will really get you going... in the air.

Assassin's Creed PLAYSTATION 3 Problems Still Exist, Despite Patch

Despite the patch that was released for the PLAYSTATION 3 version of Assassin's Creed yesterday, there still seems to be problems.

It seems that the game is still freezing in various places. An Ubisoft forum member replied on the official thread.

" LOL - dont expect too much guys.

I was skeptic - and rightfully so.
I downloaded the 25 MB update. Game launched and I tried to continue my game.

Altair froze on the blue loading screen - AS USUAL.

[Via Ubisoft Forums]

Seasons Greetings from the Companion Cube

Valve's online store has started to offering a little thing for a seasons greetings today. Are you already writing out those Christmas cards, but want to give them a little flavor?

Then head over to the Valve store and purchase these Companion Cube Portal themed cards. They come with 15 greeting cards that will certainly let your receiver know that you truly wish them a well Christmas.

They might even get cake.

[Via Valve Store]

The New York Times Doesn't Know It's Console Facts

Today's technology section in the New York times mentions video game consoles. Those consoles include the PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii.

The article clearly describes the Wii as it is, but makes some major mistakes on the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360. Here is the excerpt.

“Those who have spent the day trading carbon credits have another opportunity to save the planet, this time from aliens in Halo 3, the third edition of the Xbox 360 game. The PlayStation 3 game Gran Turismo 5, a hyper-realistic, high-speed journey, is one of the best sellers for that Sony console, which starts at $299. Microsoft’s Xbox starts at $280. Both are built around the multicore Cell processor, which allows numerous tasks to be done simultaneously.”
Now, can you tell me where the errors are? No, well, take a look at the "answer key" below.
1. Gran Turismo 5 is not “one of the best sellers” for the PLAYSTATION 3, considering it's not even out yet.

2. The PLAYSTATION 3 does not cost $299. Nope, lowest price is actually $399.

3. Both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 aren't “built around the multicore Cell processor.” Thats only the PLAYSTATION 3 buddy.
[Via Nex-Gen.Biz]

Dille Talks PLAYSTATION 3: Life Span, Firmware Updates, & More

Peter Dile, Vice President of Marketing for Sony Computer Entertainment, sat down with Game Informer to talk about PLAYSTATION 3 exclusives, the blu-ray format, and their plans for 2008.

They first talk about competition between Microsoft & Nintendo. He says there is no better time than now to be a gamer, but "if you want the most technologically advanced gaming system that will stand the test of time for the next 10 years and comes with a free online gaming service, then the PS3 is a perfect choice."

He goes on to describe the console itself, saying the "continually expanding features of the free PlayStation Network makes PlayStation 3 the best choice on the market". How they've proven their 10 year system lifecycle. There are more than 160 games for the PLAYSTATION 3 (really?) with 19 exclusives.

He spoke of the DUALSHOCK 3, saying it's not included with the systems because they want to make enough of them to meet the popular demand.

He goes on to talk about the PLAYSTATION 3 firmware updates. He speaks on in-game XMB access, saying its an important features the consumers want, and they listen to what we want. They are working hard on addressing the feature, as well as expanding the other features of the PLAYSTATION 3. He finishes his firmware talk buy telling us some new enhancements are coming "very soon".

On the 2008 exclusives, Dille says "everyone knows we have an amazingly broad and AAA heavy line up from not only our first party studios with Killzone, Gran Turismo, Little Big Planet, but also AAA exclusive titles from our 3rd party partners as well with titles like Metal Gear Solid 4, Final Fantasy, Haze and many other genre defining games that you will only find on PlayStation 3."

His new year resoultion is to continue to bring us fans amazing new gaming experiences and provide the PLAYSTATION 3 with a variety of new games.

[Via Game Informer]

Destructoid Pissed At GameSpot for Jeff's Firing

Destructoid has just put up a new banner advertising a fake site that looks exactly like the GameSpot banner.

The fake site they are advertising is called CashWhore with the banner stating "Special Holiday Blowout Sale! Buy Huge Ads That Eat the Entire Site And Get a 9/10 Review, FREE!". This banner was put up in anger over the Jeff Gerstmann Case.

Pretty funny stuff.

[Via Destructoid]

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