Sunday, January 6, 2008

Unreal Tournament Action Cam v1.0 Released for PS3

Fall, creator of the Action Cam mod for Unreal Tournament III on the PC, has cooked up his most wanted mod for the PLAYSTATION 3 version of the game with the new tools Epic release.

The new mod however only has one flaw, which is the characters disappearing when they get too close to the screen. Fear not, he plans on fixing it in the next release of the Action Cam. For now, just enjoy! Download the mod here.

[Via Epic Forums]

Sony Introduces 16GB Memory Stick Pro Duo

Sony revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 that it will start making 16 gigabyte Memory Stick Pro Duo's.

This new memory stick will be launching in March 2008 with a hefty price of $300. Hey, hefty space, big price.

[Via Engadget]

The World Is Blu: Target Goes Blu-Ray Exlclusive

Let's just announce that the whole world has gone Blu-Ray exclusive, because thats what seems to be happening. This weekend is officially blu. First major movie companies Warner & New Line go Blu-Ray exclusive, and now, we have a major retailer going Blu-Ray exclusive.

Whats this mean for HD-DVD? Well, I guess it means for all those that bought HD-DVD players, you got jipped.

[Via Sarcastic Gamer]

Skype for PSP Officially Announced

Well, Sony has officially announced that Skype is coming to the PSP, meaning that it's now a phone, how cool right? The full press release below.

New PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) Expands Its Entertainment Experience by Introducing Skype(TM)

TOKYO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that it would introduce Skype(TM) features to the new slim and light PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) handheld entertainment system (PSP-2000 series). More than 246 million members are registered for the use of this communications software, which enables users to communicate with other Skype users around the world over the Internet. Calls between Skype users are free of charge.

By introducing Skype on PSP, the following features and services will be made available to PSP users (*1) (*2):

– Free voice calls between Skype users
– Skype contact list management (view existing contacts, add new ones)
– Skype presence (see which friends are online and available to talk)
– SkypeOut(TM) calls to make calls to landlines and mobile phones anywhere in the world (requires the purchase of Skype credit)
– Optional SkypeIn(TM) number that lets users receive calls on Skype from and lines and mobiles anywhere in the world (requires the purchase of Skype credit)
– View and modify Skype settings and account details (including username creation, SkypeOut settings, voicemail settings and call forwarding)

PSP users worldwide will be able to start using Skype features and services through a simple system software update scheduled in late January. After updating the PSP system software, a Skype icon will be added to the Network category in the home menu. PSP users who do not yet have a Skype username can register by clicking the icon and following the instructions. PSP users who already have a Skype username can immediately sign in by clicking the Skype icon and entering their username and password. SCEI will deploy various measures to meet users’ demand and vigorously promote the expansion of the PSP platform as a handheld entertainment system to enjoy a variety of interactive digital entertainment.

* For more information on Skype, please visit

(*1) To enjoy Skype features on PSP, users will need Memory Stick Duo(TM), a wireless Internet connection and a Skype-compatible audio input device.
(*2) In order to receive calls, users must be connected to the Internet and signed in through the Skype screen on PSP.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Hitting March 19th at $39.99?

Starting today, if you head over to your local GameStop or EBGames, you can set a $5 reserve down for Polyponh Digital & Sony Computer Entertainment's Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.

According to the GameStop listing, the racing simulator will hit on March 19, 2008 at a price of $39.99. Let's hope thats the real price, I know I wouldn't be paying $59.99.

[Via PSU]

Tomb Raider: Underworld: 3 New Screenshots

Thanks to the guys/gals at Tomb Raider Chronicles, we have three new screenshots of the upcoming Tomb Raider title, Tomb Raider Underworld. This upcoming Tomb Raider title is set around the ancient Mayan Calendar. Enjoy your screens!

Fourth Grand Theft Auto IV Trailer Announced

A spokesman for Rockstar Games has told German gaming site, Cynamite, that a fourth trailer for their upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV is in the works.

This fourth trailer will contain no direct game scenes, but it will all be in live action. The release date for the fourth trailer is sadly as cloudy as the release date for the actual game.

But for what we know now, Grand Theft Auto IV is releasing April 2008.

[Via Cynamite]

Yakuza 3: Two New Scans

Some new scans of SEGA's upcoming PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive title, Yakuza: Kenzan! have just been unleashed on the internet. I don't know about you, but I cannot wait until this title comes the the US.

[Via Ruliweb]

Metal Gear Saga 20th Anniversary Video

A hardworking fan of the Metal Gear Solid series has translated the recently released 20th Anniversary video that came with the Metal Gear Saga 20th Anniversary box set only released in Japan. The video gives you an idea on where the game is going, and it's pretty long too. Enjoy!

Gears of War Movie Going Blu-Ray Exclusive

Now that New Line Cinema has dropped HD-DVD and has gone Blu-ray exclusive, you can now look forward to these titles coming to Blu-ray disc.

- Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- Golden Compass
- Gears of War (Movie)
- Austin Powers
Kind of weird how that works isn't it. I guess there will be Gears (in some format) on the PLAYSTATION 3 after all.

[Via PSU]