Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Resistance 2: First Early Screenshot

Surfer Girl, the blogger with the inside scoop, posted the first screenshot of Resistance: Fall of Man 2. She claims the screenshot (to the left) is from an early version of the game dated around last April or May 2007.

Of course the graphics will improve you silly gamer. This is a pre-alpha screenshot.

Update: Yeah, it's been confirmed fake. Thanks Chad!

[Via Surfer Girl]

PLAYSTATION 3 Unreal Tournament III Mod Cooker Coming Next Week

Mark Rein recently updated us on the official Epic Forums about the PLAYSTATION 3 PC to PS3 mod converter for Unreal Tournament III.

"We're very close to releasing an update to the Unreal Engine 3 editor, that comes with the PC version of UT3, that will allow UT3 mod-makers to cook their mods into the required PS3 format. We've been doing some internal testing and we're hoping to expand to a wider group tomorrow or Friday. If all goes well then we should see the update released next week which is what I expect will happen. Obviously the process works, as we put out a few mods before Christmas and people seem to be playing them, but it is the update to the editor that we're testing."
Seems that by next week, we will be modding the crap out of our Unreal Tournament III games.

[Via Epic Forums]

Turok: Attack the Base Gameplay Video

IGN has a new video of TouchStone and Propaganda's upcoming classic next-gen remake, Turok, for the PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The new video shows the main character attacking someone's base. Thats really all there is to describe. Enjoy your gun fight.

Sony Considering PLAYSTATION Network Subscription?

Sony is offering a survey on the Asia PLAYSTATION Stire where a question on the list asks “Which of the following offer from PLAYSTATION®Store (PC) that you find it appealing?”. One of the selectable answers is “Monthly subscription plan (1 price for unlimited download).”

That means that you would pay monthly to be able to download unlimited PSone Classics or Downloadable Games. Anybody would do it in a heartbeat. It's probably not going to happen though.

[Via Siliconera]

Pelican PLAYSTATION 3 Controller Glows Brightly

Pelican is going to release AfterGlow controllers on the PLAYSTATION 3. These controllers certainly light up the room.

Considering the fact that the controller is named AfterGlow, you probably know it's biggest feature, the glow. The LEDs that shine through the controller's plastic are just plain cool. They come in four colors, which are white, blue, red, and green. The controller also features a dedicated home button, which a lot of third party controllers lack.

This controller is launching late this month, with pricing at $19.99. Sadly, it's wired.

[Via IGN]

Orange Box Patch Is Definately Coming

Original Post 1/1/08 Morning: Just when I do my impressions we get a rumor about a patch for The Orange Box. Let's hope this baby comes to us.

Like I said in my impressions, the PLAYSTATION 3 version of The Orange Box comes in last place compared to it's PC & Xbox 360 brothers due to bugs, left out features, and such.

One upset gamer wrote a complaint on the official Steam User Forums. Soon after he posted this, a Valve employee responded to his complaints saying the below.

"I am sorry that you are unsatisfied with your game. I hope that we will be able to correct any major issues in the future.

Thank you for your support and Happy New Years."
Now, could this mean that an update is on the horizon? It could be intepreted in many ways.

Thing is, this is Valves fault for letting EA London develop the PLAYSTATION 3 version in the first place, knowing that they do bad ports. It's still Valve's game, and they probably want to keep the quality of the series alive. We'll have more on this "update" as it comes.

Update 1/2/08 Morning: In a thread about surround sound support for the PLAYSTATION 3 version of The Orange Box, Jay Stelly, a Valve employee responded mentioning a patch.
"The PS3 version has full surround sound but only over an HDMI connection.
We're working on getting the optical cable support into an update. I'll post when I have details."
It's highly likely that this update will contain more than just help for sound.

Update 1/2/08 Evening: BurtonJ, a Valve employee started a thread asking users to state the problems in the PLAYSTATION 3 version of The Orange Box. A patch is definitely on it's way.

Uncharted 2 Is Coming Says Christophe Balestra

In an interview with LCI, Christophe Balestra confirmed that Uncharted: Drake's Fortune will soon be seeing a sequel. In his words, he says it will "have right to its continuation".

Now we just wait to see the first images and artwork of this much anticipated sequel. Hopefully, we will see a next-gen Jak & Daxter before this sequel.

[Via JeuxFrance]

Grand Theft Auto IV: "Move Up, Ladies" Trailer Done San Andreas Style

A Grand Theft Auto fan named Haris Sacic made a trailer in the PC version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas depicting the "Move Up, Ladies" trailer from Grand Theft Auto IV. The trailer is really well done, and I give Haris my applauds.

Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon: Game Intro Video

THQ has finally released a new video for the upcoming Destroy All Humans game, which is titled Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon. The video shows the game introduction, and it's quite amusing. Don't change the clicker. Enjoy!

Rumor: Sony Bringing Skype to PSP at CES 2008?

On Sony Computer Entertainment's event page for the Consumer Electronics Show 2008, the massive consumer electronics expo starting in Las Vegas this weekend, they list a new feature for the PLAYSTATION Portable.

"Call friends, talk trash to fellow gamers or catch up with acquaintances via Skype for PSP system."
I guess that classifies it as Skype (no, really?). We will be hearing more about this as CES 2008 approaches.

[Via JoyStiq]

PAIN: Not For 10 Year Olds, Or Is It?

It's funny when parents don't really care about the ESRB ratings on games. This video shows a 10 year old playing PAIN and a naughty word appears. Eh, who cares. It's just PAIN, not a bad influence at all.

Bionic Commando: New Artwork & Screenshots

Capcom's Bionic Commando is sure shaping up well. Thanks to a new thread posted on VG-Forum, we have tons of new artwork and screenshots showing the real beauty of this title (don't mind the broken cities). Enjoy the new images!

Jade Emprie 2 In Development? May Come to the PLAYSTATION 3

In his blog, Takahashi claimed that he spoke to someone whom saw code for Jade Empire 2 for the Xbox 360. This hasn't been confirmed by BioWare Corporation, but a sequel is very likely.

Given the fact that EA now owns BioWare and EA doesn't focus on exclusivity (rather just bad PS3 ports), it is very likely that this title will come to the PLAYSTATION 3 as well, whether it's at launch or a few months later.

[Via PSU]

Tekken 6: Asuka vs. Hwoarang Video

A new Tekken 6 video has surfaced where Asuka and Hwoarang duke it out in battle. Tekken 6 is an exclusive PLAYSTATION 3 title, set for release sometime this year. Enjoy the video.

[Via ENE3]

Silent Hill 5: Small, But New Screenshots

Some new Silent Hill V screenshots have surfaced in the "HD TV Buyer's Guide" section of this months Official Playstation Magazine in the United Kingdom.

A few of these screenshots were already seen before in other issues of the magazine, but some are new. The screenshots show Alex holding a gun. The setting seems to be some kind of sewer or underground tunnel/waterway.

Enjoy the mini screenshots. Credits go to

Wal-Mart Goes Stupid: SIXAXIS Controllers for the Xbox 360

The guys over at Sarcastic Gamer were at their local Wal-Mart the other night to pick up some medicine when they passed by a display that caught their attention.

Yeah, thats right, what your seeing in that picture is an Xbox 360 display with SIXAXIS controllers in the slots. It's bound to happen that some misguided parent is going to pop by looking for Xbox 360 controllers and pick up a SIXAXIS instead. At least the controllers will sell though.

Today's lesson: don't ask Wal-Mart employees about anything video game related.

[Via Sarcastic Gamer]