Wednesday, January 9, 2008

CES 2008: Capcom's Bionic Commando Presentation

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2008, Capcom did a presentation for their upcoming next-gen remake, Bionic Commando. In the presentation, they talk about the Bionic Arm and the swinging technique. In this game, you have to use aim in order to swing where it isn't like Spider-Man where you can grab into the sky. Learn about the combat of the game as well. Enjoy!

CES 2008: Soul Calibur IV: Darth Vader to PS3, Yoda to X360

The recently announced Star Wars characters that will be available in the upcoming Soul Calibur IV Namco Bandai title come with a catch. It seems they are color coding the characters to consoles, because the PLAYSTATION 3 is receiving Darth Vader (black) and the Xbox 360 is receiving Yoda (green).

Yes, that means no battling with Yoda versus Darth Vader unless Namco Bandai releases the missing characters as downloadable content.

[Via Kotaku]

CES 2008: Soul Calibur IV Trailer Features Star Wars

If you don't understand why your seeing Star Wars characters in this video, you might want to check out this post. The new trailer for Namco Bandai's upcoming Soul Calibur IV that debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 has debuted and features the likes of Darth Vader and Yoda. This game is coming Summer 2008. Enjoy!

Metal Gear Solid 4 Includes Metal Gear Solid Online

From a new interview at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 at the booth where Metal Gear Solid 4 can be played by a lucky few, it has been confirmed that Metal Gear Online will be included with Metal Gear Solid 4. The catch is that it is a starter pack.

They haven’t yet said anything about how many maps there will be in the included starter pack, but “there will be an element of the online component within Metal Gear 4, to capture that online experience.”

Does this mean that Metal Gear Online will also be able to be purchased seperately, and Metal Gear Solid 4 owners get but a taste of it? I guess we will find out as the time passes.

[Via Ripten]

Fallout 3: The Brotherhood of Steel: New Artwork

On the Fallout 3 official website, there has been an update with new artwork. Lead designer, Emil Pagliarulo explains about the Brotherhood Of Steel, who they are and how they're relevant to the Fallout 3 universe. Check out the developer diary for the full breakdown and nice, juicy bits of concept art.

PSP Now Freshens Breath: Minty Green Color Coming to Japan

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced today that it is releasing a PSP in a new "Mint Green" color. Starting on Thursday February 28, 2008, the "Mint Green" PSP will be available at Japan game retailers for the price of 19,800 yen.

The new "Mint Green" color is part of the popular "Blume Series", favored mostly by female players.

Devil May Cry 4: Sixteen New Screenshots

Capcom has released some new screenshots of their upcoming Devil May Cry 4 title. These screenshots seem to be taken from a snow level, when it's dark maybe. You can see snow within the darkness of the level. Enjoy the screenshots!

Heavy Rain: Two New Screenshots

TVG recently interviewed David Cage, the head of Quantic Dream, and he brought along two new screenshots of the new PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive game he's directing, Heavy Rain. These screenshots are of the "real time virtual actors" that are being used for the characters the game. It's certainly a big improvement to the images released a while back. Hopefully, we will see more soon.

Just a question to the readers though: What the hell is the game about?

[Via TVG]

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty: Who Is Dan Carson?

The main character of Codemasters' upcoming shooter, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty, has yet to have his introduction. Today, we meet the hero, and his name is Dan Carson.

Dan Carson is a construction worker of Brooklyn. He knows the city like the back of his hand. He is at work one morning, when the invasion of the city begins. He doesn't want to be a hero, he just wants to survive. On his way through, he realizes he wants to fight. Watch the video for full details.

CES 2008: Star Wars' Dark Vader & Yoda Playable In Soul Calibur IV

Spawn, Link, and Heihachi don't have nothing on this special guest appearance for the next Soul Calibur game. 1UP have announced that Darth Vader and Yoda are coming to Soul Calibur IV. The two Star Wars cast members are playable in the upcoming fighter. Yeah, it's weird, we know.

The feature says that its possible for more Star Wars characters to appear in the game, but only provides nothing but a fantasy roster. View screenshots of these two new fighters at the link.

[Via 1UP]

Hot Shots Golf 5: Three New Range Screenshots

Sony Computer Entertainment has released three new screenshots of the range in their upcoming PLAYSTATION 3 golf title, Hot Shots Golf 5. Enjoy these three new beautiful nature shots.

PlayStation Home: Creation Event Coming to GDC 2008

Thursday, February 21 at the Game Developers Conference 2008 from 12 - 1PM, Sony will be holding an event showing how to create content for the upcoming free PLAYSTATION Network service, Home.

This presentation will cover an overview of the current Home Tools features and the feature roadmaps for the future. Additionally, Sony will walk through the process of creating a space for Home and show a guide to creating 3D mini-games within the Home environments. Wrapping up we shall take a sneak peak at Home Interactive Item creation.

[Via GDC 2008]

HBO Confirms They've Switched to Blu-Ray As Well

When Warner Bros. went Blu-Ray disc exclusive, it wasn't announced whether it's lower company levels would follow. Today, HBO confirmed it's following in Warner's footsteps and going Blu-Ray exclusive as well.

HBO Home Video president Henry McGee told the Hollywood Reporter today that the company will be "following the same policy as Warner Home Video" and will no longer release titles on HD DVD.

One more for team Blu-Ray, let's just end the game already.

[Via HD-Digest]

Final Fantasy XIII: PSW Scans Reveal Little Information

The latest issue of PSW contains a list of 50 of the most anticipated games of 2008, with games like Final Fantasy XIII coming in at number 9. Sadly, there was no mention of Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

The article doesn't really give us much new inforamtion except for one small paragraph.
"Cocoon's government is using crystals with the power to change man's destiny to force those on Pulse to work against their will. In turn, the citizens of Pulse are rebelling. Their force is lead by the only confirmed character so far who goes by the codename "Lightning". Apparently the player won't know if he's on Lightning's side or not until a certain point in the game."
Seems that the protagonist female, Lightning, will be leading a rebel faction against the government, and you wont know if she's doing the "right" thing until later on in the game. I guess we will find out as the time passes on.


Motorstorm 2 Features New GUI

Ryan, of the Evolution Studios team, updated us on the status of the sequel to Motorstorm.They are currently working on the Graphical User Interface, also known as the GUI.

The new GUI is completely different from that in Motorstorm. According to Ryan, they are pretty confident in their new GUI "I think we've come up with something pretty impressive, both functionally and artistically."

We'll see if this is true when the first screenshots are released.

[Via EvoBlog]

Starship Troopers Style PS3 MMO from NCsoft Coming?

According to a new rumor, a new massively multiplayer online game from NCsoft Europe is in development and it'll be the first game to come from the studio for the PLAYSTATION 3 under Sony & NCSoft's contract.

How did the rumor start? NCsoft Europe is hiring and has uploaded a decent smattering of concept art to its website. There is some news expected to break next week on a new MMO. Is it for the PLAYSTATION 3? Let's hope. New titles are always welcomed.

[Via VideoGamer]

Devil May Cry 4 Famitsu Scans: New Ice Boss Revealed

The latest issue of Famitsu features new scans for Capcom's upcoming Devil May Cry 4. On the second page of the scan, the page to the right, features a new boss that appears in an ice level of the game. Capcom will probably soon release pictures of that level in action, or possibly a video. Enjoy!

Yakuza: Kenzan!: New Famitsu Scan

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine features new scans of Yakzua: Kenzan! for the PLAYSTATION 3. This title is currently in development by Sega of Japan. Like Valkyrie of the Battlefield, hopefully, this will come stateside as well.

Valkyrie of the Battlfield: New Famitsu Scan

The latest issue of Famitsu features two pages of Sega's upcoming Japanese title, Battle Field Valkyrie: Gallian Chronicles. Hopefully we will see this game come stateside, as every other video or scan I see, I just get more impressed. Enjoy!

LittleBigPlanet Confirmed for September 2008

Great news for all littlebigfans. Sony has confirmed with CVG this morning that LittleBigPlanet will be out in September.

We should be seeing a demo a bit before then.

[Via CVG]

Assassin's Creed: Funny Wall Grinding Glitch

I have actually just bought Assassin's Creed, but have yet to experience any glitches, but this one here is worth the experience for some. Watch the video below and when it gets to around 20 seconds you will see the guard look around to make sure no one sees him. It makes you wonder if the developers do this on purpose.

Famitsu: Street Fighter IV Scans Features Mysterious Woman

The latest issue of Famitsu, the Japanese gaming magazine, shows four pages dedicated to Capcom's upcoming Street Fighter IV. The scans announce the arrival of an all-new strange female character. This new characters name is Crimson Viper. The preview in Famitsu reveals that Viper's fighting style will be completely new to the seriesEnjoy!

[Via GamerSyde]

SIXAXIS Trigger Modification Equals Easier Pushing

The December 2007 issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine of the United Kingdom were giving away real triggers for your SIXAXIS/DUALSHOCK 3 controller from Gioteck. “Non-Slip Trigger Enhancement for the PS3″, is the catch phrase written on the tiny package.

The triggers are shaped as a trigger should be, with the indent in the middle, rather than at the bottom, meaning it's easier to use. A tester of these on Killzone Unit says they work very well.

Currently, these aren't available for purchase, but keep your eye on Gioteck for their availability.

[Via Killzone Unit]