Friday, February 29, 2008

God of War III Ad in Chains of Olympus Retail Copies

IGN was lucky enough to receive some retail copies of God of War: Chains of Olymus on the PSP. It came with an ad that promises there is more to come on the PlayStation 3.

The ad basically states God of War III is coming to the PlayStation 3 soon. Soon means short, so can we expect this by the summer? Lets hope so.

[God of War III Ad]

Mirror's Edge: Eight New Screenshots

Electronic Arts and Digital Illusions CE released more screenshots & artwork of their upcoming free-running first person title, Mirror's Edge. The game's graphics look amazing, and we can only wait to see gameplay. Enjoy!

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil Coming Next Thursday

Capcom has announced today that their upcoming fast paced arcade action title, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil, will finally be arriving to the PLAYSTATION Network on Thursday March 6, 2008. A demo will also be available on the Store as well.

In this arcade shooter, players will join the heroes of the Alliance of Free Planets in their white-knuckled, frenzied struggle to free the Solar System from the tyrannical grip of the Legion of Terra. Up to four players will be able to cooperatively shoot their way through multiple levels, powering up their weapons, picking up bonuses and laying waste to anything that moves.

Look forward to it next Thursday!

Rumor: Street Fighter IV a PlayStation 3 Exclusive?

The latest rumor in gaming might get a lot of PlayStation 3 owners excited. The rumor is that Street Fighter IV will be coming on June 12, 2008 exclusively for the PlayStation 3.

It's being said it will be released on that day only for the PlayStation 3. The rumor has been through dozens of French Sites. Jeux Video: "We have just noticed that the editor just listed Street Fighter IV on the platform dedicated to the European press. One of the details is that the title is only announced on PS3, for the 12 June 2008."

For the sake of fighting on your PlayStation 3, lets hope this is true.

[Rumour Bust: Street Fighter IV Will Clash With MGS4]

Update: Capcom: "The only platform announced for SFIV has been the Japanese arcade release coming this summer"

[Rumorsmash: Street Fighter IV PS3 Only]

PlayStation 3 Firmware 2.15 Debug Leaked

It seems Firmware 2.15 for the PlayStation 3 was leaked today. In the unpacked file list, it adds a new "vm" folder to the PlayStation 3 Hard Drive. You can view the unpacked list below, see if you can figure something out.

PS3 Debug Firmware v2.15 File List

Directory of ..2.15_DEBUG

02/28/2008 05:38 PM .
02/28/2008 05:38 PM ..
02/28/2008 03:46 PM 3 dots.txt
02/28/2008 05:38 PM 0 firmware.txt
02/28/2008 03:47 PM update
02/28/2008 03:46 PM 103,260,160 update.tar
02/28/2008 03:46 PM 5,581,512 updater.sce
02/28/2008 03:46 PM 5 version.txt
02/28/2008 03:47 PM vsh
02/28/2008 03:46 PM 10,240 vsh.tar
6 File(s) 108,851,920 bytes

Directory of ..2.15_DEBUGupdate

02/28/2008 03:47 PM .
02/28/2008 03:47 PM ..
01/19/2008 03:41 AM 1,966,992 BDIT_FIRMWARE_PACKAGE.pkg
01/19/2008 03:42 AM 951,040 BDPT_FIRMWARE_PACKAGE_301R.pkg
01/19/2008 03:42 AM 951,040 BDPT_FIRMWARE_PACKAGE_302R.pkg
01/19/2008 03:42 AM 951,040 BDPT_FIRMWARE_PACKAGE_303R.pkg
01/20/2008 01:54 PM 243,559 BLUETOOTH_FIRMWARE.pkg
01/19/2008 03:43 AM 4,976,256 CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg
01/20/2008 01:51 PM 1,671 dev_flash_000.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:51 PM 5,616,394 dev_flash_001.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:52 PM 3,357,807 dev_flash_002.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:52 PM 5,055,467 dev_flash_003.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:52 PM 19,451 dev_flash_004.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:52 PM 10,304,923 dev_flash_005.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:53 PM 9,569,246 dev_flash_006.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:53 PM 7,557,602 dev_flash_007.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:53 PM 9,790,673 dev_flash_008.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:53 PM 10,329,525 dev_flash_009.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:53 PM 7,453,935 dev_flash_010.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:54 PM 9,740,817 dev_flash_011.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:54 PM 9,137,037 dev_flash_012.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:54 PM 5,223,205 dev_flash_013.tar.aa.2008_01_21_084823
01/20/2008 01:54 PM 28,636 MULTI_CARD_FIRMWARE.pkg
01/19/2008 03:40 AM 576 RL_FOR_PACKAGE.img
01/19/2008 03:40 AM 704 RL_FOR_PROGRAM.img
01/20/2008 01:54 PM 4,864 SYS_CON_FIRMWARE_01000005.pkg
01/20/2008 01:54 PM 4,864 SYS_CON_FIRMWARE_01010302.pkg
01/20/2008 01:55 PM 1,209 UPL.xml.pkg
26 File(s) 103,238,533 bytes

Directory of ..2.15_DEBUGvsh

02/28/2008 03:47 PM .
02/28/2008 03:47 PM ..
12/17/2006 07:09 PM 0 a
1 File(s) 0 bytes

Total Files Listed:
33 File(s) 212,090,453 bytes
8 Dir(s) 158,846,169,088 bytes free
[BREAKiNG NEWS: PS3 Debug Firmware 2.15 leaked!] [Warning: Massive Ads]

Warhawk: Leaked APC Footage from GDC 2008

Some footage from the Game Developers Conference 2008 of Warhawk seems to accidently feature the rumored Armored Personal Carrier. The carrier can be seen at around 1:11. Enjoy!

White PlayStation 3 Coming in March?

Over the last week, retailers across the US have been reporting that they've stopped receiving 40GB PlayStation 3 Spider-Man 3 bundles. Instead, they've been told to expect 40GBs without a movie. Weird. It's being said that Circuit City employees are receiving PlayStation 3's with a model number of CECHH01. That is the same model number for the White PlayStation 3's in Japan. Could a White PlayStation 3 soon be emerging for the US?

[White PS3 Due In March?]

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Battlefield: Bad Company Teaches You to Explode Buildings

A new trailer for DICE's upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company has surfaced today. The new trailer is quite explosive, as we witness constant destruction of the buildings in the environment. Enjoy!

Guitar Hero III: No Doubt Song Pack Trailer

Here is a video we should of received on today's PlayStation Store update, but only received the content, not knowing what it was. Anyway, for those interested in the new No Doubt Song Pack for Guitar Hero III on the Store, listen to this, and see if it's worth a buy. Enjoy!

Konami Details Metal Gear Solid 4 Pre-Sell Program, Information

Well, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is hitting us June 12, 2008, and we are all excited. Today, Konami officially announces it, and also tells of us the pre-sell program for the Metal Gear Online beta.

The program will start in April while supplies last. Those of you who pre-order it will receive a Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD, which recaps the series and comes with the trailer collection for Metal Gear Solid 4. The beta key for Metal Gear Online will be in the package, and thats all we really care about. The press release below.


EL SEGUNDO, CA - February 28, 2008 - Following opening remarks made during the General Session at the 2008 Destination PlayStation retailer event in Scottsdale AZ, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. confirmed several new initiatives related to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, including a North American street date, online multiplayer, and pre-sell program.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the final chapter in the saga of Solid Snake which sends him around the world in pursuit of his arch nemesis, Liquid Ocelot. Armed with new gadgets and abilities, Solid Snake must shift the tides of war into his favor, using the chaos of the battlefield to infiltrate deep into enemy territory. In his globetrotting final mission, Snake must sneak deep into enemy locations in the Middle East, South America, and other corners of the Earth to foil Liquid Ocelot's plans for total world domination.

Street Date

Opening remarks revealed that the final chapter in the saga of super spy Solid Snake is expected to arrive in stores in North America on Thursday June 12th, 2008. "Blockbuster events and premieres are a tradition of the summer," said Kazumi Kitaue, Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. Chairman and CEO. "We anticipate that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots fits that bill perfectly, and consumers will be waiting in line to get their copy of the game just like it's a hit Hollywood movie."

Metal Gear Online Starter Pack

It was also confirmed today that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will launch with the Metal Gear Online "Starter Pack" supporting online gameplay. In addition to the single player experience, gamers will also be able to take the action online with up to 16 players and battle it out using the latest weapons and stealth techniques.

Pre-Sell Program

Beginning April 2008, consumers that pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will receive the Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD, containing a Prologue that recaps the Metal Gear franchise, a 20th Anniversary retrospective, character bios for Big Boss, Liquid Snake, Solidus Snake, and Solid Snake, plus a collection of international trailers of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. This pre-order package also contains an insert with a download code and special instructions for accessing the Metal Gear Online beta test when it goes live in late April. This special pre-order package will only be available while supplies last.

Dark Mist: Japan Version Getting Expansion

While Dark Mist still has not been released in the US or EU, Japan will be receiving an expansion to the game titled Dark Mist: The Depths of Darkness. The expansion will be ¥500 ($4.75) and will add three new characters and a four-player online mode.

Hopefully, when this hits the US and EU stores, we won't have to pay the extra cash and have the update already in the game.

[Japanese PSN game Dark Mist gets expansion, still no Euro version]

Essential Collection Metal Gear Solid NOT a PS2 Port

When we saw the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection, we were excited. Not only do we get to buy Metal Gear Solid 4, but we get the other games as well. In this collection was Metal Gear Solid, in a PS2 case. Is it a remake or just the game put onto a PS2 DVD?

Konami PR Andrew Kelly confirmed that Metal Gear Solid will be released with the collection on a PS2 DVD, meaning no disc swapping, and no more PSone memory card. Other than that, the games are both the same with visuals, sounds, and such.

[Metal Gear Solid Confirmed As A PS2 Port]

Update 2/28/08 @ 5:51 PM: Well, there seems to have been some confusion, turns out it is not a PS2 Port, but the exact same game.

"So it looks like there was a miscommunication about the format for the games. I recieved this note from Konami's Michael Shelling - ' be clear, MGS1 is not a port; it’s the original game on 2 CD’s not a DVD.' The original Metal Gear Solid will be appearing on PS1 discs. What this means for saving the game, etc, I am not sure.

My apology for the confusion."
There you have it.

[Metal Gear Solid NOT a PS2 Port]

Metal Gear Solid 4: 6/12/08 Launch Official, Website Relaunch Tomorrow

Straight from Hideo Kojima's mouth, he confirmed Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be releasing on June 12, 2008.

The game will come in different versions, normal and limited edition. Pricing on these will come on March 29, 2008 and the TGS 2007 trailer will be on the Japanese PLAYSTATION Network on February 29, 2008. The special edition disc will contain trailers and making-of videos.

The Metal Gear Online started pack will have five maps. New expansions for the game will come with new character packs and maps.

Stay tuned tomorrow, as the official site for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots should be seeing a relaunch. Countdown.

[MGS4: Official Worldwide Release 06/12, Website Relaunch Tomorrow]

Update: The official site is live! [METAL GEAR SOLID 4] [Thanks Commenter #1!]

Street Fighter IV: 3 Minute AOU Trailer in English

Capcom released a new trailer of Street Fighter IV showcased during AOU 2008 about a week or so back, but now in English. The new trailer displays all the fighters currently announced for the game, along with showing off some of their greatest moves. Clearly a good three minutes. Enjoy!

Rumor: Gladius 2 In the Works?

LucasArts artist James Zhang has many pieces of art for games he's worked on on his website. Well, there is a bunch on the site, and some listed under Gladius 2. Gladius was a Roman Gladiator game that came out on the PS2.

Could Gladius 2 be in the works?

[Rumor: Gladius 2 considered in the works]

Grand Theft Auto IV: New Information & Screenshots

Those new site previews for Grand Theft Auto IV happened today, and we have ten new screenshots along with some new information. Thankfully, summed everything up for us. Lets take a look.
  • Each site got to play Grand Theft Auto IV for two full hours. Kikizo were the first to do so. Four missions were played.
  • The build that the sites got to play is exactly three weeks old as of today.
  • Once you die and end up in hospital, you receive a text on your phone offering you to retry the mission.
  • Only one island (Broker/Dukes) is unlocked to begin with. The other areas are blocked with police blockades. The second area (Bohan) will open up "sooner than it has in previous GTAs."
  • You can drop grenades and molotov cocktails out of the car window at high speed. Headlights can be put on full beam or dipped, but cannot be turned off.
  • You can pause and select a destination on the full-size map, which is then reflected on the radar. This marks the route out in blue.
  • You cannot store items/objects inside vehicles.
  • Cars are not customizable, but you can still save them at safe houses.
  • There are eighteen radio stations in total. One is called The Vibe, which is RNB and soul. The other genres on offer include funk, reggae, jazz, dance, modern Jamaican, pop, hardcore, hip hop and a specific Eastern European station.
  • Dropped weapons and other items have a yellow halo around them, and the mission markers are now yellow arrows floating in the air, pointing at the ground, as opposed to the cylinders we are used to in previous GTAs.
  • A hands-on multiplayer preview will (probably) arrive next month.
And last but not least, we have the new Grand Theft Auto IV screenshots, which you can view below. Enjoy!

The Orange Box Patch Coming in March

A PSN@Home writer contacted EA today about a patch for the PLAYSTATION 3 version of The Orange Box, which is a bit inferior to the Xbox 360 & PC versions. He received a reply.

"Our engineers have finally provided details regarding the issue you are experiencing. Currently, this is a known issue and our engineering team are creating a patch which should resolve the issue. Unfortunately, the patch has yet to be tested and will be released sometime in March. Other issues will be addressed but unfortunately we do not have a list at this time. If you have anymore questions please feel free to respond back to this email or please visit our website and review our extensive Self Help Knowledgebase ( Have a great day!!!"
Well lets hope this patch coming in March addresses the issues we are experiencing while playing the game such as skipping frame rate, server disconnections and such.

[Orange Box (PS3) Patch to come in March]

Europe Getting Gran Turismo & Movie Bundles

Unfortunately, two of the upcoming bundles for Europe will not be featuring Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Instead, Europe is getting a Gran Turismo 5 Prologue bundle and a Movie Pack bundle.

The Gran Turismo 5 Prologue bundle comes with a copy of the game, and the console. The Movie Pack bundle comes with three Blu-Ray disc movies: Spider-Man 3, 300, and Casino Royale. Both are to release in Europe by March 29, 2008 with a €399 price tag.

[GT5 Prologue bundle set for UK]

US PLAYSTATION Store Update: February 28, 2008

Well, here it is again, this week's PLAYSTATION Store update. Once again, it's nothing like exciting. Lets take a look.
  • PAIN: Scurv Dogg Character ($0.99)
  • Rock Band Songs
    • “March of the Pigs” by Nine Inch Nails ($1.99)
    • “The Collector by Nine Inch Nails ($1.99)
    • “The Perfect Drug” by Nine Inch Nails ($1.99)
    • Nine Inch Nails Track Pack 1 ($5.49)
  • Guitar Hero III: No Doubt Track Pack ($6.25)
Game Videos
  • MLB 08 The Show My MLB Music Video (free)
  • MLB 08 The Show Blog Video (free)
  • NBA 08 Amare Stoudemire Bio (free)
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot Trailer 1 (free)
  • Lost Planet Trailer 2 (free)
Theatrical Trailers
  • Star Trek Teaser Trailer (free)
  • PAIN: Scurv Dogg Theme (free)
  • (4) Rocketmen: Axis of Evil Wallpapers (free)
Well, there is your smelly update. You'd think after the past few weeks of bad updates, we'd get a good update this time. Guess not.

UEFA Euro 2008: Four PLAYSTATION 3 Screenshots

Electronic Arts released nine new screenshots of the PLAYSTATION 3 version of UEFA Euro 2008. The new screenshots showcase the stadium along with the cheering and jumping teams. Enjoy!

Grand Theft Auto IV Will Take About 100 Hours to Complete

If your worried that your going to be over and done with Grand Theft Auto IV too fast, then don't be. During a Rockstar London visit, VideoGamer asked a spokesperson how long it would take to complete the game. They responded that it would take about 100 hours, if you take your time.

"If you're not in a rush and you answer the phone when it rings it'll take about 100 hours to complete", they were told. "It's harder to distinguish between main and side missions - there are loads of both. But there are more main missions than side missions. It's not as clear cut as it used to be because of the phone."

The days just keep getting closer and closer. April 2008 people, April 2008.

[GTA 4 will take roughly 100 hours to finish]

Initial D: Extreme Stage Coming to PLAYSTATION 3

Yeah, the latest Famitsu issue featured a preview of the upcoming Initial D: Extreme Stage for the PLAYSTATION 3, which is also the first revelation.

Unfortunately, the game, developed by Sega, will probably not be coming to the US or Europe due to well, every other Initial D game not coming to US or Europe.

[Initial D Confirmed For PS3 - First Images]

Shadow of the Colossus 2: First Image?

The guys at PS3Informer claim that one of their "secret agents" was able to extract this from Sony Computer Entertainment's Team Ico studio. They claim that it is from Shadow of the Colossus 2, or possibly the other Team Ico title. You tell us your thoughts.

[Exclusive Screen of Shadow of the Colossus 2]

Update: Yeah, it's fake.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Japanese Boxart Revealed

The latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation featured many new pages on Konami's upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots. It also featured the boxart for the normal and limited edition, which you can view on the left.


[MGS4 Boxart]

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Live-Blogging Impressions

Well, we got in Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for the PLAYSTATION 3 today from Capcom, and we figured "What the heck, why not live-blog our play time?" So thats what we are going to do. We are currently on the install procedure, just about 85% complete. Be sure to refresh this post every now and then! Let the live-blogging begin!

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 9:41 EST
Well, the installation is complete, didn't really take that long, only around 15 minutes, much shorter than Devil May Cry 4's installation. Would have been better without any though of course.

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 9: 43 EST
Well, first thing I've noticed while entering the main menu are that they feel much smoother than the menu in the multiplayer demo. I'm about to start the new game. We will stick with normal difficulty.

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 9: 44 EST
The beginning cutscene is rolling, something about people colonizing to a new world. Some huge beast just rolled through. They are explaining the new alien life form they uncovered with the expansion of the colony. Human kind wanted to energy source (orange bulbs) on the life forms, they were determined to fight. They should of had Don LaFontaine voicing the story.

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 9: 50 EST
The cutscene just faded out, the main characters dad was in trouble at the end. I'm finally into the game, we are running out of a building, they just told me what thermal energy was and how to get it. We just depleted a horde of enemies coming out from what look like hives. We are about to move on. So far, since playing the 360 version at a buddy of mines, the PS3 version is a bit slower. Possibly lower frame rate?

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 9: 55 EST
A green eye just popped out of no where and froze all my men, but of course since I'm a main character I have to stand up to it. Well, lets see how this goes.

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 10:00 EST
This green eye boss keeps killing me, or maybe I'm just bad at the game. He keeps on trapping me inside this building and freezing me to death. Grr.

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 10:08 EST
Finally beat it, it's now showing the cut scene of Wayne of course surviving the green eye's big belly flop. I've experience a bit of red motion blur throughout the game thats been looking pretty good, however I'm surprised that Capcom's port really lacks on the graphics compared to the Xbox 360 version.

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 10:09 EST
And so, Lost Planet begins.

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 10:12 EST
I just meet Yuri, Luka (who is playable sometime in the game), and Rick. The Green Eye we fought killed Wayne's (main character) father. Of course, Wayne survived it. Luka's about to fix me up some soup, and we are going over plans.

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 10:17 EST
I'm finally out in the snow, going to hop in the mech instead of walking. I've noticed a few skips in the games framerate that are really getting annoying. I just killed some four-legged creature that hopped out of the snow. This level I recall from the E3 2006 Xbox Live demo.

Feb. 27, 2008 @ 10:25 EST
Just defeated a horde of creatures in a beat up parking lot. Luckily, I saw them all coming. Went into a warehouse and killed the beast that popped out of the snow earlier. Again, I'm constantly noticing slow downs of the frame-rate.

Feb. 28, 2008 @ 10:27 EST
I've arrived inside a cave, on my way up, I got hit about two times from those armadillo looking creatures. The hit I didn't mind, what I did mind was the freezing that the game would make everytime he got hit. Come on Capcom?

Feb. 28, 2008 @ 10:34 EST
I'm going through the cave, and once again, constant slow downs every time I get hit. It's really getting annoying. I just activated the machine to get my T-ENG up. Continuing on.

Feb. 28, 2008 @ 10:45 EST
Alright, I was fighting this guy who was a bigger version of the armadillo like creatures from before. The game keeps freezing up so much, I tried beating him twice, no luck today, maybe tomorrow.

Well, my first level impressions are done. All I really need to say and you probably saw this a million times while reading this. Whats with the damn frame rate? Also, looking at some of the online matches, I found 14 Ranked, 10 of them being in Japan, and 2 custom, one of them being Japan. It's sad really.

PlayStation Eye Headtracking: No Gimmicks Needed

At the Game Developers Conference 2008, Sony Computer Entertainment showd off some of that head-tracking technology we saw a while back, which included a pair of glasses. When Sony showed it, all that was needed was the PlayStation Eye camera. Have a look in the video above, perhaps Sony can start implementing this into some PlayStation Eye games.

[PlayStation 3 Head-Tracking — No Gimmicks, No Glasses, Just A Camera (Watch this)]

New Grand Theft Auto IV Previews Arriving Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday February 28, 2008, gaming sites such as Kiziko, GameSpot, IGN, and such will be publishing new previews of Rockstar's upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV.

We do not know what form these previews will be in, but hopefully we will finally see gameplay of this highly anticipated title.

[Kikizo Update: Previews on Thursday]

Warhawk: Armored Personnel Carrier on the Way?

A new vehicle for Incognito & Sony's Warhawk appeared on PS3Forums today. There is no background to wear this image appeared, besides it being called the Armored Personnel Carrier, but it showcases a new vehicle.

Our guess is that it is one of the new vehicles coming in the Operation Broken Mirror downloadable content pack. When we find out more, we will update you.

[Warhawk: Armored Personnel Carrier]

Witches: First Trailer

The first trailer for Revistronic's upcoming Witches title has appeared on their official website. Luckily, GameTrailers had us covered with the video upload. Overall, so far the game looks pretty good, but not a title I'd really be interested in. How about you? Enjoy!

Warhawk & It's Home Features

Yes, here is the last one. Resistance & Uncharted are getting great Home features, and so is Warhawk.

According to the sources, the Home lobby for Warhawk will serve as a "war room" where up to eight players can meet up, then discuss strategy for their upcoming match. Whats so special about this? You'll be able to use a table with a map where players are able to place little army men around the map and plan their strategies.

My thoughts, although Warhawk's features for Home sound great, I usually just fly around killing a bunch of guys anyway.

[How Warhawk Makes Home Really, Really Cool]

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune & It's Home Features

Resistance isn't the only released first party title getting special Home features. Naughty Dog's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is getting on the train too. Like Resistance, Uncharted will also allow you to walk it's stages without the threat of being shot.

According to some sources, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune will bring a side-scrolling 2D arcade game to Home, described as a reminiscent of both Contra and Out Of This World.

I expect we will soon see a "How Warhawk Makes Home Really, Really Cool".

[How Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Makes Home Really, Really Cool]

Resistance: Fall of Man & It's Home Features

Insomniac's Resistance: Fall of Man is expected to have a huge presence in Home. The game will provide Home visitors with an interesting room to explore, letting game owners visit unseen areas of the game and view bonus content in the form of intrecepted radio transmissions between the European and United States forces.

These transmissions will show us more of the Resistance series' story. It's said that Home avatars will be able to roam unpopulated levels.

We got to admit, those are some sick plans. We know Home integration is coming for nearly every first party title, but Sony really needs to encourage third-parties.

[How Resistance: Fall of Man Makes Home Really, Really Cool]

Alone In The Dark: Real World Rules Episode 2

The second episode of Real World Rules for Atari & Eden Studios' upcoming Alone In The Dark has surfaced today. The video is a great watch, it shows how you can use flaming chairs to light your way, or using spray to heal yourself, spray into enemies eyes, or combine it with a lighter to make a powerful flamethrower. Enjoy!

Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds: Long Drive Trailer

Sony Computer Entertainment released a new trailer of the fifth installment in the Hot Shots Golf series, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds. Watch as they long drive to the hole. Enjoy!

Disgaea 3 Announced for US

If Valkyria Chronicles coming to the States wasn't good enough, we have another PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive on it's way to our shores.

Nippon Ichi Software announced today that Disgaea 3 will be hitting the United States in August 2008 and that the game "makes a bold new step towards the next generation console with a whole new cast, story and game system."

No other details were mentioned besides that "plenty is due to arrive in the coming months."

[Disgaea 3 Announced]

Home Open Beta in Japan on March 24, 2008?

JonnyRam from the NeoGAF forums who is considerd a somewhat reliable Japanese news source has revealed that the Home Open Beta will start on March 24, 2008 in Japan.

He posted in the forums saying “Home open beta starts 24 March in Japan. Sorry if old.”

That March 20th countdown could however be the countdown to a worldwide open beta. Who knows? Sony does.

[Home Open Beta Starts 24th March in Japan?]

Dark Sector: “PS3 Version Was Not Running As Well”

Joe Austin, the Producer for Digital Extremes' & D3 Publisher's upcoming Dark Sector, stated today that the PLAYSTATION 3 version of the game was almost canned.

“So, yeah, this is the PS3 version, umm… it looks just as good as the 360 version, which we’re very happy about. Towards the end we started having some serious conversations about what we were gonna do, uh, but we ended up pulling it off, so we’re very proud of that.”
When asked for clarification of what he mean, he replied “It was just not running as well as the 360″. I'm not sure if thats the case now considering they kept saying "was". Be gracious though that the big guys making the game got it running on the better hardware. /sarcasm

[“PS3 Version Was Not Running As Well” - Dark Sector Almost Canned]

Help Name Naruto: PS3 Project

At the official Naruto fan community known as Hokage's Room, Namco Bandai is asking fans to help name the upcoming Naruto: PS3 Project for the PLAYSTATION 3. If your a fan, this is a great way to get involved with your favorite anime. What would be a good name? Naruto: Strike of a Ninja? Nah.

[Help Name the NARUTO PS3 Game!]