Saturday, December 22, 2007

Rock Band Downloadble Content Coming to PLAYSTATION 3 Late

In an official post on the Rock Band forums, Harmonix Developer HMXSean revealed that due to the PLAYSTATION Store not having an update next week, the Rock Band DLC will come a week after schedule.

"Harmonix Developer

There will be DLC next week. An announcement will go out today or Monday.

Sony's offices are closed next week and the DLC will be postponed for a week until they come back (but they'll be back on schedule the following week when they get a double-dose of DLC awesomeness). It will go up in the Xbox Marketplace as regularly scheduled."
Hopefully, your presents will keep you occupied.

[Via Kotaku]

HAZE Delayed 3 More Months?

Several online retailers have changed the release date of HAZE three more months. These online retailers include Amazon & Best Buy. The sites list the new release date as March 18, 2008.

No doubt this will be a disappointment to PLAYSTATION 3 owners around the states. When official word is released, we will update you.

[Via EGN]

Sony Online Entertainment Line-Up for CES 2008

The Consumer Electronics Show 2008 is right around the corner. This January, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) will be attending the show with three of it's upcoming games showcased.

SOE is bringing titles The Agency for PLAYSTATION 3 and PC, Free Realms for PLAYSTATION 3 and PC, and Pirates of the Burning Sea for the PC to the show. Each of these titles will have playable demos available only to the press.

More information on this when the time comes.


MX vs. ATV: Untamed: PLAYSTATION 3 vs. Xbox 360

The comparison of the two console version of MX vs. ATV: Untamed is one not so different. The graphics in this game aren't that good to begin with. If anything, it's anyones race.

Final Fantasy XII & Versus XII: English Written Trailer Summaries

Good news, we have summaries of the new trailers from the Jump Festa 2008 of Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII (again!). This time though, they were written by someone who actually speaks English. Lets take a look.

Final Fantasy XIII
-Music was a slow peaceful string-centric orchestral piece.
-Very pale-skinned lady in a white flowy dress and feathery hair played a huge harp on a watery surface.
-In a dark space, a floating object spewed out a bunch of CD-like discs all over the place and Pigtails Girl picked one.
-Later you see a small creature with white body but greeny face summoned (out of the disc?) and the girl smiled at it.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII
-(from what Maiki gathers) there was text that looked like "the organization of destruction" that flashed before they showed a mafia-like organization.
-a keyword that looked like "fugitive" flashed before Shotgun Guy.
-- Two more male characters joined in: Scar-eyed Guy and Glasses Guy.
-Scar-eyed Guy showed up and gave Shotgun Guy a headlock after Shotgun Guy gave the Prince a headlock (but not right after).
-- The four guys (Scar-eye, Shotgun, Glasses and Prince) stood on a building's rooftop, staring away at a different building looming far away from them.
-The Prince look determined then turned around and walked away, the others followed suit.
-Robed person scene doesn't look much different but his hair style changed a bit.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Jump Festa 2008 Trailer Summary

The FF&KH blog updated today with a summary of the Final Fantay Versus XIII trailer from the Jump Festa 2008 event in Japan. Everything below is rough translation, blame Google if it's wrong.

The Radio conversation in The Prince's car (cut from the CLOUD DVD trailer) speaks of an ending cold war.
The Prince sees the "Skirt Girl". [See characters page]
"Large" men in black suits are sat around a long table in a "Silver Cathedral" discussing the cold war/current events. (?)
The "Staircase" fight scene from previous trailers is shown. When The Prince walks back inside (At the end of the CLOUD DVD Trailer) he is "ambushed" by the White Cloaked man.
The city changes to daytime in which it seems more medieval (?)
The "Skirt Girl", who seems to be the heroine, is seen having a conversation with The Shotgun Guy while walking down the street.
After their brief conversation the two new characters appear. One of them is rather large (Kanae refers his size to "Mr. 33cm" from Final Fantasy XIII) and another who is dressed much like one of the Turks from Final Fantasy VII.
The Shotgun Guy laughs mockingly at them. (?)
The Prince's car is shown driving through the "wilderness"? Perhaps the baron desert area Nomura has spoken of.
Here a part of the translation we can't understand, so we will skip it.
All the characters appear to be in the car with The Prince.
A continuation of the "White Robed Man" confrontation scene.
The long table discussion scene is also continued to show another man entering, causing everyone in the room to look over and stop talking (?)
The scene of The Prince fighting the soldiers is continued.
A building is destroyed (?) reminds Kanae of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
A scene between the Skirt Girl and The Prince is shown. Kanae is not sure if they behave like best friends or lovers.
Blue and Red symbols appear behind The Prince and the Skirt Girl respectively.
They look angry at each other, the Skirt Girl unsheathes a sword, the camera pans to her face to show her purple eyes and the Final Fantasy Versus XIII logo is shown, along with a Shakespeare quote shortly after.

LittleBigPlanet Delayed to Fall 2008

Sad news today readers, a title we've all been anticipating is delayed, yes, that title is LittleBigPlanet. It's been delayed to 2008.

The latest issue of EGM lists LittleBigPlanet as a Fall 2008 release. The reason? No idea. Maybe the game isn't near completion, which is probably the reason. Maybe Media Molecule want to add more to whats currently in their schedule.

Who really knows?

[Via GamerNode]

Want to Play Unreal Tournament III In Third-Person?

This is a message going out to all members of the Epic Forums. If you want to play Unreal Tournament III in a 3rd person view (picture Gears of War), then read on.

Mark Rein has been cooking up some of his favorite mods for the PLAYSTATION 3. Now it's our turn. Head over to the link below, and tell Mark Rein that you want this mod cooked up.

[Request: 3rd Person UT3]

Unreal Tournament III Mods for PS3 Crashing System?

Members of the official Epic Games forums are reporting that the recently released mods for Unreal Tournament III are crashing the PLAYSTATION 3, even when you are playing in campaign mode.

The user reporting this had all of the currently released mods installed, so no word on which is causing it. Mark Rein has yet to step in and make a statement. We will keep you updated.

[Via Epic Forums]

Activision Explains Rock Band Patch Delay

Activision revealed today the reasons behind the delay of the Guitar Hero III controller patch for the PLAYSTATION 3 version of Rock Band.

They explained that compensation is the issue halting the release of the patch. Currently, the Xbox 360 version of the game is the only version allowing the use of the Guitar Hero III guitars. Harmonix submitted the patch to Sony a while ago, but it was stopped.

Activision spokeswoman Maryanne Lataif clarified earlier statements. "Unfortunately for Rock Band users, Harmonix has been unwilling to discuss an agreement that will allow us to provide that option in a manner that maintains the high standards people have come to expect from Activision," she told the newspaper, adding, "We believe we should be compensated for the use of our technology."

Hopefully, this will be resolved soon.

[Via Game Informer]