Thursday, January 3, 2008

PLAYSTATION 3 Outsells 360 For Week Ending December 29, 2007

The weekly sales for the consoles have just came in via VGChartz. Finally, the PLAYSTATION 3 outsells the Xbox 360. Yes, the PLAYSTATION 3 sold 448,491 units while the Xbox 360 sold 337,322 units.

Then of course, the Wii topped them both by selling
962,683. Guess we can't all be winners.

[Via VGChartz]

Mercenaries 2: World In Flames: Four New Screenshots

Remember the ads for the original Mercenaries game on the PS2? A game where you can blow anything up? Well, Pandemic is keeping that alive as in the upcoming Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. In these screenshots, what do you see? Stuff blowing up. Enjoy the few new screenshots!

Hail to the Chimp: Curbside Service Trailer

Here is a new video of Gamecock & Wideload Games' upcoming wacky title, Hail to the Chimp. The video shows some new gameplay along with a news break from the CNN pardoy. Enjoy your local news from GRR!

US PLAYSTATION Store Update: January 3, 2007

The US PLAYSTATION Store update is finally here. We haven't had an update in two weeks, so you've been waiting for this. Today, sadly, we only received one demo on the store. Let's go down the list.
  • NFL Tour Network Demo (free)
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Add-Ons
    • Die Fantastischen Vier “Ernten Was Wir Säen” - Single Track ($2.49)
    • Trust “Antisocial” - Single Track ($2.49)
    • Extremoduro “So Payaso” - Single Track ($2.49)
    • Warner/Reprise Track Pack ($6.25)
  • Rock Band Add-Ons
    • “Attack” – 30 Seconds to Mars ($0.99)
    • “The Kill” – 30 Seconds to Mars ($0.99)
    • “Dirty Little Secret” - All-American Rejects ($0.99)
    • “Move Along” - All-American Rejects ($0.99)
    • “Song With a Mission” – The Sounds ($0.99)
    • “Limelight” – Rush ($1.99)
    • “Hard to Handle” – The Black Crowes ($1.99)
    • “Gimme Three Steps” – Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • Need for Speed ProStreet Add-Ons
    • Shelby GT500 ($1.99)
    • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 ($2.49)
    • Lancer Evolution ($2.49)
    • BMW M3 E92 ($2.49)
    • Ford GT ($2.49)
    • Chevrolet Camaro Concept ($2.49)
    • Dodge Viper SRT10 ($2.99)
Game Videos
  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Japanese Launch Trailer (free)
If you ask me, it's a pretty bad update considering we haven't had one in two weeks. Theres really no excuse for one game video.

PLAYSTATION Store Worldwide

HAZE Release Changed to March 08 on PlayStation US Site

A little notice here. On the official PlayStation US site, the release date for HAZE has changed from 01/08 (January 2008) to 03/08 (March 2008). Could HAZE be seeing another two month delay?

Only time will tell.

[Via PlayStation]

PAIN's Next Character: Ninja Hung Lo

Jason Coker, on the development team for PAIN, posted on the official blog today about a new character coming to PAIN. This new character is a Ninja named Hung Lo.

Able to smack into tall buildings, take out Grannies, gracefully Ooch off crates and plenty more in a single launch, Hung Lo will be the next available addition to our PAIN family.

Thats not all though, the PAIN team is also working on a pirate character as well. There is still more. The team is also working on an all new single player mode. They put together a single player mode of Fun With Explosives. It’s complete with a Freestyle mode for practicing, the classic Normal, Hard, and PAINful difficulties, and it has its own Leaderboard

It's all coming soon.

[Via PAIN]

Fallout 3 Boxart Surfaces on Amazon

The boxart for one of the most anticipated games to hit the PLAYSTATION 3 (as all of Bethesda Softworks' titles are) has just surfaced on Amazon.

The game is Fallout 3, and the box is amazing. There is something about the PLAYSTATION 3 boxes that makes you want it, isn't there.

[Buy: Fallout 3]

Closest Thing to Gears on PS3: Shoulder View Invasion

If you've been wanting to experience a bit of the action that came with Gears of War and own Unreal Tournament III on the PLAYSTATION 3, then we've got some good news for you.

With Mark Rein mentioning the tool to convert mods to the PLAYSTATION 3 is coming next week, we will soon be able to mod out our copies of the game.

Two mods have really come across my eye as great modifications. One being a mod called Invasion. This mod is a multiplayer mode were you must stop the swarms of invading creatures/aliens. Remind you of anything?

The second mod is called Action Cam. In this mod, you get the shoulder view that you would see in games like Gears of War. I'll see if I can contact the creator to see if he could add some kind of cover system to the Action Cam.

Combine these two mods and what do you have? Gears of War on the PLAYSTATION 3. Want it? Request the creators to convert these mods next week.

Cory Barlog Welcomes Back, Mentions God of War III

In a welcome back post from Cory Barlog on his official blog, he mentions the upcoming title by SCE Studios Santa Monica, God of War III. He writes.

"I know for the God of War fans out there it might be a bummer that I am not working on God of War 3 (or for some it may be a good thing I am not) but rest assured that it is all in good hands."
I ask as a fan and news reporter: Can we please get an official announcement with some screenshots? Please?

It's coming, it's coming. Just be patient.

[Via Cory Barlog]

Official PlayStation Magaizine UK Reviews Burnout Paradise

The Official PlayStation Magazine of the United Kingdom has reviewed Electronic Arts and Criterion's upcoming title, Burnout Paradise.

We will get straight to the point, the scan we obtained is way to small to tell what the magazine thought of the title, but we can see the big number at the bottom.

What did this title get from the Official PlayStation Magazine of the United Kingdom? A 9 out of 10 for Criterion's Burnout Paradise.

Burnout Paradise will be out in stores late January 2008.

[Via Ruliweb]

Something Out of Nothing: Grand Theft Auto IV Map?

A user on GameTrailers recently saw the "Move Up, Ladies" trailer for Rockstar's upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV title. One interesting thing he noticed was the map in the boat, so he thought it might be the map of the game. Me myself? I think it could be possible, but I doubt the map looks like that. Watch for yourself. Enjoy!

LittleBigPlanet To Showcase at CES 2008

At the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show 2008, Sony Computer Entertainment will be showcasing some PLAYSTATION 3 titles. One happens to be the cute and lovable LittleBigPlanet from Media Molecule. Others include the PLAYSTATION Eye and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

Although we won't be at the Consumer Electronic Show 2008, we'll be sure to have you covered on all news related to the PLAYSTATION 3 and PSP.

[Via PunchJump]

Far Cry 2 Coming to the PLAYSTATION 3 & Xbox 360

The rumors that have been going around seem to be true. Today, Ubisoft confirmed that Far Cry 2 is coming to the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360.

Far Cry 2 is scheduled for release in Ubisoft's fiscal year 2008-2009. View the press release below.

Ubisoft Announces Far Cry® 2 For Xbox 360® And PlayStation®3 System

London, United Kingdom – 3rd January, 2008 – Today, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry® 2 is being developed for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Far Cry 2 is a next-generation first-person shooter being created by Ubisoft’s Montreal development studio.

More than just a visual and technological achievement, Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, featuring a custom-made video game engine built from the ground up. Players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa, brought to life by high-definition next-gen technology. Far Cry 2 is scheduled to ship fiscal 2008–2009.

EU PLAYSTATION Store Update: January 3, 2008

The PLAYSTATION Store is not going to be full of new content this week in Europe. It seems to be there week off or something, so they only threw you guys what they had. The update below.

- Folklore - Fear in the Night Pack (AU$3.45) [4 additional side quests, 1 additional folk, 1 additional costume for Ellen]

Game Videos
- Devil May Cry 4 - “Final Trailer” (free) (215mb)
Hopefully, next week's European content will offer much more than two new additions. Enjoy (well, if you have Folklore).

Tomb Raider Anniversary Developer Likes the PLAYSTATION Network: More Flexible Than Live

Crystal Dynamic's Riler cooper has told GamesIndustry that the PLAYSTATION Network should offer more flexibility than Xbox Live for delivering future titles. As you know, they just released Tomb Raider Anniversary on the Xbox Live Arcade.

Cooper, lead designer on Tomb Raider Anniversary, believes that the PLAYSTATION Network could prove to be the better service for developers looking to bypass retail and deliver full games to users, as it doesn't have as many constraints as Microsoft's service.

"I'm very, very interested in digital distribution and the potential it has," said Cooper, speaking during GDC Lyon last month. "PLAYSTATION Network is extremely interesting because it's a more flexible space."

"We made an in-road with Anniversary on 360, and it was a full game essentially, but Microsoft is only slowly increasing requirements and opening up the constraints of Xbox Live. It's been a slow process, whereas PSN hasn't been restricted by size, they've just done Warhawk for example."

Perhaps sooner or later, we will see Tomb Raider Anniversary pop up on the PLAYSTATION Store.

[Via GamesIndustry]