Monday, January 14, 2008

CES 2008: LittleBigPlanet: Death & Content to Solid Sack

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2008, Media Molecule & Sony Computer Entertainment were showcasing their upcoming title, LittleBigPlanet, for the PLAYSTATION 3. Kyle Shubel, the Managing Producer of Int'l Softwawre Dev't for Sony CEA, discusses death in the game, as well as the community. The video shows some new levels that you can create besides the wilderness levels as well if you pay close attention. The ending is a treat as well, as it introduces Solid Sack.

Alligator Skinned DUALSHOCK 3 Matches Our Boots

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2008, teh foreign OEM companies had some strange things at their booths. One thing being an alligator skinned DUALSHOCK 3. So now you can wear that suit and boots with pride as your play your PLAYSTATION 3.

[Via Kotaku]

The Golden Dicket: Devil May Cry 4 Signed by Hiroyuki Kobayashi

Capcom has a little golden ticket for some of the purchasers of the upcoming Devil May Cry 4. If you buy the collector's edition upon it's February release, you may be one of the lucky 100 people to get a signed copy of the game from Devil May Cry 4 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi.

So for now, keep replaying your favorite levels of Devil May Cry 3, buy Devil May Cry 4 when it's released, watch the anime, play the game, and hope you get one of these bad boys.

[Via Capcom]

Rock Band Song Creator in the Works?

Rock Band is an extremely fun game to play, trust me, my brother has it and I can't wait to pick one up for myself. The song set for Rock Band is a mass list, with new songs being added to the PLAYSTATION Store for download each week. Wouldn't it be better to put our own music in the game though?

In a new interview with, Harmonix's VP of Product Development Greg LoPioccolo was asked if a program to make your own tracks into Rock Band songs would be possible. He answered, "It is conceivable, and would be awesome. We continue to talk about this possibility. I can't commit to such a thing at this point, but would love to tackle it if we could find a way."

This would be no problem to do on the PLAYSTATION 3 due to their allowance of user-created content, but for the Xbox 360 version, it may cause' a problem, as all DLC has to go through to Microsoft.

[Via GameDaily]

Devil May Cry 4: Japanese TV Spot 2

Whether it's cool TV Shows with anime characters that puff up their faces, it seems Japan always seems to get all the good stuff. Currently, I have not seen a US commercial for Capcom's upcoming Devil May Cry 4 for the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360, but Japan has already seen two of them. Fortunately, we can enjoy them as well.

CES 2008: Free Realms In-Depth Intreview

Sony Online Entertainment has really been showing a lot at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008. In a new GT Interview about their upcoming family oriented MMO, Free Realms, Lara Naviaux explains the details. The game is free, but it has a few microtransactions for some items, which area only $0.99. The combat is optional, and it features many new concepts. Shoot, I wish it snowed like that in New York. Enjoy the watch!

Jaffe Hinting at PLAYSTATION 3 Twisted Metal Title?

In a new blog entry on the PlayStation.Blog where David Jaffe reveals a plethora of information regarding the upcoming Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition, he hints at something that Twisted Metal fans have been wanting for a while.

"Oh, and have I mentioned that buried deep within this mammoth package is the answer to a question that TM fans have been asking us for quite a while now? No? Oh, well now I have. But good luck finding it! It’s buried pretty deep!"
Could Jaffe be hinting at a Twisted Metal game coming for the PLAYSTATION 3? "Let's hope so" seems to be all we've been saying for the past day.

In other news, Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition is only going to cost $19.99 upon it's release, it includes four lost levels from Twisted Metal: Black, and comes with a documentary on the series.

[Via PlayStation.Blog]

Square Enix Remaking Games for the PLAYSTATION Network?

Remember about a week and a half ago, that EGM rumor stating that a Japanese publisher is remaking classics for the PLAYSTATION Network? Well, Square Enix just may be that publisher.

On Surfer Girl's (the girl with the inside scoop) blogger site, a commenter asked if she knew the company remaking classics for the PLAYSTATION Network. She simply replied "Square Enix".

Could be be seeing enhanced versions of Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy Tactics soon on the PLAYSTATION Network? Let's hope that leads into a Final Fantasy VII remake.

[Via Surfer Girl] [Thanks Kendrick!]

CES 2008: The Agency: Gameplay and Features Interview

In a new interview at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008, GT sat down with Hal Milton, the lead designer for the upcoming online PLAYSTATION 3 and PC title, The Agency. In the interview, they speak about Operatives, Home interaction, and how the player influences the world. You could collect these Operatives, which are like collectible people. Speaking about Home, they want to support it, and their currently built assets associate nicely with Home. Enjoy the watch!

Sony Revealing 20 New Exclusives This Year?

Alex Rowe of Team ICO Gamers received a hot tip from his friend who works at Sony Computer Entertainment. They were arguing about which of the three consoles will have the best line-up this year. His friend then revealed that Sony has 20+ exclusives lined up that they haven't even revealed yet.

After some begging for information, his friend revealed some of the titles on the way. Project Siren (makers of the Forbidden Siren franchise), Team Saru (creators of the Ape Escape series) and Team ICO are three of the studios who're getting ready to reveal their new projects this year. After some more pushing, he told me that all he knows about Team ICO is that the team is working on two games, both for the PLAYSTATION 3.

It's gonna be one long year.

[Via Team ICO Gamers]

Dynasty Warriors 6: PLAYSTATION 3 vs. Xbox 360

A GameTrailers comparison for KOEI's upcoming Dynasty Warriors 6 was released today. Although the PLAYSTATION 3 version does look a bit bad compared to the Xbox 360 version, you must remember GT has been known not to set their settings right on the PLAYSTATION 3.

Halo Map Wizard Arrives to Unreal Tournament III

Quick, quick! Get this map before Microsoft calls their lawyers! Zubren of the official Epic Forums has remade a map called Wizard from Halo in Unreal Tournament III form.

You can download the map here, or take a look at some of the screenshots of this baby at the link below.

[Via Epic Forums]

Crysis Now Playable on a PLAYSTATION 3 with StreamMyGame

A new program for Linux on the PLAYSTATION 3 was released today called StreamMyGame. What does it allow you to do? Play PC games on your PLAYSTATION 3.

The StreamMyGame server is free and works by remotely converting the game’s video and audio into a Game Stream and sending it over your LAN network to a second compute, laptop, or Linux enabled PLAYSTATION 3. Then the PC games can be played on your console without any lag. Somebody called for Crysis?

"Playing the latest PC game on the PS3 is now a reality at HD resolution and fast frame-rates," said Richard Faria CEO. "I have a PS3 in my living room and PC in my office and my two kids both have old PCs in their bedrooms," he said. "Now we can play games anywhere around the home. StreamMyGame's technology networks the power of a main PC so it can be used to play high end games on other PCs, PS3s and Linux devices".

Currently, you can only use StreamMyGame over a LAN network, but it is being expanded to broadband in March this year. Check it out at the link below.

[Visit: StreamMyGame]