Saturday, January 26, 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV: New Details Revealed by German Gaming Magazine

An issue of German gaming magazine, Games Aktuell, revealed some new details about Rockstar's upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV in their previews section.

- You can target different bodyparts of your victim when you aim with a gun. He will react realistically, depending on where he gets shot.
- When you are at a bus stop, a time table will show up.
- Niko can choose to walk, jog, and run. Of course you can always drive as well.
- Rockstar is using the Euphoria engine that LucasArts is using with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. That means every explosion will be different.
- Enemies that you hit or shoot will try to get up and attack you.
- Pedestrians on the streets will remember you. If they've seen you before doing a crime, and you come back, they will run in terror.
- You wanted level depends on who is watching you rather than what your doing. That makes it more realistic. In the previous installments, if you killed someone in an area unseen by pedestrians, your wanted level would go up, even though nobody saw you.
- The game's multiplayer is activated by cell phone. The game's multiplayer will have up to 16 players. No other details are known.
Grand Theft Auto IV is shaping up to contain quite a bit of gaming luxury. Remember my readers, April 29 is the day we get to taste all this greatness.


Grand Theft Auto IV: The Physics Engine

The physics engine in Rockstar's upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV is really shaping up to act out great. Fall off a lader, hang on to a ledge the quickest you can, you'll most likely fall. Thats how it will all go down in Rockstar's upcoming sequel. Enjoy!

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Lengthy Gameplay Video

LucasArts put out a new video today of their upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360. The video shows about six minutes of new gameplay footage, and it looks spectacular. Enjoy!

Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection

Looks like Konami is feeling bad that the United States did not receive an anniversay collection for Metal Gear Solid such as Japan did.

So now, Konami is throwing us a bone. PlayAsia is currently taking pre-orders for Metal Gear Solid: The Essention Collection for the PS2. This collection includes Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.

The price for this colelction is $34.90 with $4.00 shipping. If your looking into purchasing Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and want to catch up with the story, this is for you.

[Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection] via Kotaku

Asia Still Getting Love for the PlayStation 2

At the Taipei Game Show 2008, Sony revealed a new bloody red PS2 coming exclusively to Asian markets. Yes people, the PS2 will live for at least another year or two. This red PS2 should be arriving in stores on February 4, 2008 in Asia.

Other than that, the event featured HAZE, LittleBigPlanet, and a snapshot of PlayStation Home that you can view at the link.

[Via Game.Watch & Siliconera]

PLAYSTATION 3 80GB Disappearing from Online Retailers

The PLAYSTATION 3 80GB has recently been discontinued from retailer Best Buy. Yesterday, the 80GB model disappeared from their online store. As of today, online retailer Fry's has also removed the 80GB model from their store.

Stores like Wal-Mart, Target, and Circuit City still seem to have it in stock. Sony refuses to comment on the removal of the 80GB PLAYSTATION 3. An announcement will probably be made within the next few days.

[Via HH and Wired]