Thursday, December 20, 2007

Devil May Cry 4: PLAYSTATION 3 vs. Xbox 360

The ultimate comparison, Devil May Cry 4 on the PLAYSTATION 3 versus Devil May Cry 4 on the Xbox 360. Enjoy the battle!

Sky Diving Trailer

The new trailer for the upcoming PLAYSTATION 3 downloadable title, Sky Diving, went live today on the PLAYSTATION Store. This is for people (like me) who probably don't want to jump out of a plane and risk their lives in real life. So we play it safe. Enjoy!

NFL Tour: Producer Video 1: Concept & Story

A new Producer Video for NFL Tour explaining the concept & story of the title. Creative Designer, Jason Barnes says it so exciting, that your going to be screaming. We will see Jason, we will see.

PixelJunk Monsters Japanese Trailer

Here is the new Japanese Trailer for the upcoming PixelJunk tower protecting title, PixelJunk Monsters. This looks like a game I may actually buy *checks wallet* hehe.

PLAYSTATION Store for PC Update: December 20, 2007

This week's PLAYSTATION Store for PC update is led by the PSone Classic, Warhawk, following with some new game videos, theme, and wallpapers.

Downloadable Games
- SOCOM US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo ($14.99)

PSone Classics
- Warhawk ($5.99)

Game Videos (free)
- SOCOM US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo Trailer (free)
- PSP Feature Video 2007 (free)
- PS3 TV Spot (free)
- Gangs of London Overview Trailer (free)
- Metal Gear Solid 4 - TGS 2007 Trailer (free)

PSP Themes
- MLB 07 theme (free)

PSP Wallpapers
- Gangs of London Wallpaper (3) (free)
- SOCOM US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo Wallpaper (2) (free)

Enjoy living the old days of the hawk.

Red Mile Licenses Unreal Engine 3 for Sin City Game

Red Mile today announced that its licensed Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 today for use on their upcoming Sin City game based off the movie and comics.

"The Unreal Engine is one of the most technically advanced engines on the market and is a perfect fit for our Sin City video games," said Glenn Wong, president and COO for Red Mile. "The engine has powered several of the best-selling games of all time and I am very glad we have the opportunity to arm our developers with such a world-class product."

Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, was happy about the licensing as well. "We're extremely excited to be working with Red Mile. We have been Frank Miller / Sin City fans for a long time and are pleased that our technology will be a key factor, and we’re confident that they’re going to make a great game with it.”

Expect the Sin City game to rock your socks off (unless you have cheesy feet).

First Mod for Unreal Tournament III on the PLAYSTATION 3 Arrives

The reason you aren't modding your PLAYSTATION 3 right now with Unreal Tournament III modifications is because they have to be created specifically for the PLAYSTATION 3. Today, that first piece of content arrives to us.

A new user created map, called DM-Shrine, is now available for download here. Mark Rein was excited and gave us a post on the official site.

Epic Games is proud to take the first bold step in a new era! Today we're releasing the very first user-created content for Unreal Tournament 3 on PlayStation 3.

We're starting with a user-created map called DM-Shrine created by Thomas Browett, who goes by the name Setheran on the official UT3 forums. Thomas is a 23 year old graphic designer from Nottingham, England. He's been playing Unreal since the very first Unreal Tournament and he says he's enjoyed every game in the series. He made a few maps for the original Unreal Tournament but hadn't done anything since this one. He finds the third generation Unreal Editor to be very friendly and feature rich.

DM-Shrine is is a great little map that's perfect those close-quarters, 2-6 player, matches that keep your adrenaline pumping from beginning to end. A lot of our DM maps in UT3 are designed for larger player counts so this provides a great contrast and a chance to play in a more intimate setting. I've always loved these types of maps and I hope you folks do as well!

Here is how to install UT3 mods on your PlayStation 3.

  1. Unzip the file to the root directory of any memory card that is readable by your PlayStation 3. It is already in the proper directory structure but, just in case, the path and filename need to be: ps3\savedata\blus30086-modimport\userdata.jam
  2. Boot up Unreal Tournament 3 on your PS3
  3. Go to the "Community" menu
  4. Choose "My Content"
  5. Press the [SQUARE] button to "Import Mod"
  6. Follow the directions on the screen to import it from your memory card.
Once imported you'll be able to see the map in your list of Deathmatch maps. You'll be able to host the map and join servers that are hosting the map. All UT3 mods install this same way. If this were a mutator it would show up in the mutator list. If it were a gametype it would show up in gametype lists, etc.

This is just the first little taste of modding on Unreal Tournament 3 for PS3.

Epic didn't make this map. Thomas did and he already released it for PC users of UT3. We didn't do any editing or changes to it. All we did was bring it into the editor and "cook" it into the proper format for the PlayStation 3 and tested it to make sure it ran properly and was good fun. We're waiting on some paperwork from Sony that will allow us to release an editor update so mod creators can do this cook process for themselves. We expect to have that very soon.

Tomorrow we're planning to release some more user-created content: a mutator, a couple more maps, and a new game type!

We have some really cool things of our own in the works (for both PC and PS3 versions of UT3) here at Epic but those are still in development so they're a little further down the road.

[Via 1UP]

US PLAYSTATION Store Update: December 20, 2007

Today's PLAYSTATION Store update contains some new demos, and a game we've all been waiting for. Lets take a look.
  • Toy Home ($9.99)
  • Snakeball ($9.99) (it's not available in store for some reason, you need to download the demo and go to purchase full game)
  • Trials of Topoq ($4.99)
  • Memerize: Distort ($1.99)
PSone Classics
  • Warhawk ($5.99)
  • BlackSite: Area 51 demo (free)
  • Snakeball demo (free)
  • Warhawk: Operation Omega Dawn Expansion ($7.99)
  • Folklore Christmas Pack Add-On (free)
  • Motorstorm Holiday Skin (free)
  • Guitar Hero III Holiday Single "We Three Kings" (free)
  • High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition Add-On 1 (free)
  • High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition Add-On 2 (free)
  • Rock Band Add-Ons
    • "Buddy Holly" by Weezer ($1.99)
    • "Brass in Pocket"* by The Pretender ($1.99)
    • "My Iron Lung" by Radiohead ($1.99)
Game Videos
  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Sizzle Trailer (free)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Final Trailer (free)
  • Warhawk Omega Dawn Trailer (Free)
  • PS3 "Only On" TV Spot (free)
  • PS3 "Universe" TV Spot (free)
  • Tony Hawk's Proving Ground - Mike V's Skater Story (free)
  • Turok "Dino Mauling" Video (free)
  • PSP Feature Video (free)
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune "Animation" Video (free)
Movie Trailers
  • Strange Wilderness Trailer (free)
Blu-Ray Disc Trailers
  • Shakira: Oral Fixation Tour Trailer (free)
  • Warhawk Theme (free)
  • PAIN: Santa Theme (free)
  • PAIN: Cookie Theme (free)
  • High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition wallpapers (2)
Well, that's the update! Enjoy!

PLAYSTATION Store Worldwide

EU PLAYSTATION Store Update: December 20, 2007

Well well, it's going to be a merry Christmas for those in Europe. Sony has just updated the European PLAYSTATION Store, and here is whats new.

- Toy Home (4.99 Euros)

PSone Classics
- Populous The Beginning (3.49 euros)

- Timeshift Multiplayer Demo (free)

- Warhawk: Operation Omega Dawn Expansion (3.99 euros)
- Guitar Hero III Boss Battle Pack (free)
- Motorstorm Holiday Paint Job (free)

Game Videos
- Sky Diving trailer
- Devil May Cry 4 TGS 2007 trailer (free)
- Sega Rally Revo Canyon trailer (free)
- Sega Rally Revo Arctic trailer (free)
- Kane and Lynch: Dead Men trailers (5) (free)
- Assassin’s Creed TV Spot trailer (free)
- Grand Theft Auto IV trailer 3 (free)

Movie Trailers
- CJ7 trailer (free)

- High Stakes On the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition wallpaper (free)
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune wallpaper (free)
- PAIN wallpapers (4) (free)

- Retro theme (free)
- Nature theme (free)
- Manga theme (free)
- Pixels theme (free)
Thats the European update, the US will soon follow. Enjoy!

NCAA Football 09 Website Launches

Even though we are still in December 2007, the official website for NCAA Football 09 from EA Sports has launched. The site currently features previews of the upcoming BCS games using the NCAA Football engine.

This is the first time EA has launched a site for a title this early before it's release.

[Via Pasta Padre]

Devil May Cry 4 PLAYSTATION 3 Bundles Coming to Japan

It's these kind of things that really make you envy Japan. Japan is recieving a Devil May Cry 4 console bundle in Japan for both the white and black PLAYSTATION 3 consoles. The game will be bundled with both white and black 40GB PLAYSTATION 3s and will also come with an extra Blu-Ray of bonus content.

The bundles releasing alongside the title on January 31, 2008 for a price of 47,800 yen. Stare at them them with anger.

[Via Project Tideas]

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Races In Christmas Lights

Polyphony Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment are rewarding the early adopters of their recently released title in Japan, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, with a holiday treat today.

The Gran Turismo 5 Prologue environment will be decked with Christmas lights and that spirit of Christmas as they release a new Christmas video of the title.

[Via TSA]

Conflict: Denied Ops Dated

Eidos Interactive today announced that it's new co-op first person shooter developed by Pivotal Games, Conflict: Denied Ops, is hitting store shelves February 12, 2008 in North America for the PLAYSTATION, Xbox 360, and PC.

The gameplay for this title is focused on massive firefights across highly destructible environments. A sure buy for people with destructive personalities.

[Via TeamXBOX]

BBC UK: LittleBigPlanet Feature

UK children's news program News Round has presented the future of gaming to its viewers and Sony Computer Entertainment & Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet for the PLAYSTATION 3 is among the titles mentioned. Taking its place alongside titles like Wii Fit and Spore.

[Via BBC]