Monday, January 28, 2008

Marvel & EA Call Off Marvel Fighting Game Deal

Remember that Marvel Fighting game everyone was getting so excited about a while back? Well, it was in development by EA Chicago, which was closed down just last Summer 2007.

Well, today Marvel Interactive confirmed its deal with EA has been called off.

"Electronic Arts and Marvel have jointly agreed to discontinue development of Marvel fighting games under the Electronic Arts brand," said Justin Lombros, VP of Marvel Interactive. "This was a business decision based on Electronic Arts portfolio strategy and will not affect Marvel's ongoing plans to release fighting games based on the Marvel properties in the future."

Marvel wants to continue working on their character-based fighting game, but they have not revealed anything about the developers/publishers that might be involved.

[Via IGN]

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Witness The Force

I'm telling you, the engine in LucasArts' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is absolutely mind-bending. It looks like everything in the environment is destructible. Could The Force Unleashed be taking away Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction trophy for the most destructible environment? We will soon find out.

Devil May Cry 4: Learn to Fly

Looks like Devil May Cry 4 newcomer Nero can do more then just slamdunk monsters with his hand. Yeah, thats right, he can fly. Don't beleive me? Take a look at the video above, then we will talk. Enjoy!

Next Gemaga Issue to Feature New Final Fantasy XIII & Versus XIII Details, Early Leak

The upcoming issue of Gemaga magazine is releasing January 30, 2008 in Japan. The new issue will have even more details on Final Fantasy XIII and Versus XIII, and also a comment from Nomura.

The magazine has some new details about the Versus XIII characters.

The symbols that appear behind The Prince and the girl (view here) are supposed to be involved in the battle system as well as the storyline of the game. The other new detail revealed is that The Prince and the girl's relationship has something to do with the Shakespeare quote shown in the E3 2006 trailer "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."


Tiberium: First Gameplay Montage

GameTrailers have put together a montage of the first gameplay of the upcoming Command & Conquer title, Tiberium. This new gameplay was featured on the first episode of GameTrailers TV that aired a few days back. Enjoy!

Official: GameStop No Longer Stocking 80GB PLAYSTATION 3

It seems that Best Buy isn't the only one dropping the 80GB SKU of the PLAYSTATION 3.

Major gaming retailer, GameStop, hasn't been receiving shipments of the 80GB since November. They have, however, been receiving large shipments of the 40GB SKU.

PSU was able to contact GameStop and they have found out that it is official. GameStop and EB Games are no longer receiving shipments of the 80GB PLAYSTATION 3 units.

What could Sony have up their sleeves?

[Via PSU]

PixelJunk Monsters: Attack & Defense Gameplay

This is one title that I'm truly interested in, but I haven't had the time to add some funds to my PLAYSTATION 3 lately. After trying a Tower of Defense like game when I heard it's what PixelJunk Monsters was like. These videos certainly make me want to purchase this title even more. Enjoy!

PES 2008: PLAYSTATION 3 Receives Another Patch

Konami Digital Entertainment has released another update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 on the PLAYSTATION 3.

They state that the patch will solve compatibility issues when it is played on an SDTV as well as the slight stuttering effect that occurs when the game is played on a non-HD source.

The patch is now available for download PES 2008 owners. Might as well go and get it.

[Via Konami]

Guinness World Records 2008: Gamer's Edition Releasing March 11

It's nice when gamer get recognized. For the first time ever, Guinness World Records will be releasing a special version of their book dedicated to all gaming records, facts, and figures.

According to a Guinness spokesman, they are doing this "Because the gaming industry is too big to be contained in just a few pages of the annual book. As gaming records are one of the largest sections in the Guinness World Records database it only made sense to create the Gamer's Edition to highlight the amazing facts and figures that have made the gaming industry what it is today."

You can visit the official site for the Gamer's Edition here. You can get a preview of some of the book pages and what will be featured in the 2008 edition.

[Via GamerNode]

Rock Band Microphone Spotted in the Wild

The Rock Band Microphone along with drum sticks for the Rock Band Drumset have been spotted at a Best Buy in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

The microphone is going for $50 with no mention of the drum sticks. Even though they announced the Drumset and Guitar are going on retail next month, the microphone was missing from the announcement. It makes sense for in stores.

[Via JoyStiq]

FIFA Street 3: Italy vs. Germany Gameplay

This video really caught my eye because I'm Italian and I'm full of that Italian pride. Here is a new video of FIFA Street 3 featuring Italy versus Germany. Who will win? Watch and find out.

HAZE: Free Radical & Ubisoft Speak on Delay

If you haven't heard, HAZE was delayed for the around sixth time a few days back.

The head of the HAZE game project spoke on the delay.

"It's not something we do lightly. Everyone at FRD and Ubisoft is more than aware of the fans on here and how patiently people have waited for the game and we would like nothing more to put out the finished game right now.

"But that's the thing of it - the game isn't finished. There's still some things we'd like to polish and refine, and while it may seem like we're ignoring you guys by delaying it, it's precisely *because* of you guys that the delay has happened - because we want to make sure the game is as good as it can be when you finally get your hands on it."

They confirmed that HAZE still remains an exclusive to the PLAYSTATION 3 as well.

"A Ubisoft rep has denied the game will be heading to any other platform, reaffirming that HAZE remains a PlayStation 3 exclusive - when it will actually hit stores is still to be announced."

[Via PSU]

Alone In The Dark: Todd Slepian Interview

A new interview with Todd Slepiann, the North American Producer for the title, reveals some new information about Alone In The Dark. Edward Carnby stars in this game, which is the original hero of the first Alone In The Dark game. He wakes up around 80 years later and needs to find out what has happened to him.

Your health is physically displayed on your characters body, there is no health bar. You need to look for yourself to see if his arm is injured, or his leg.

Certain items you find can be combined that you find. Such as tap and toxic spray, you can combine the two. There is a variety of different combinations that are usable.

The game features episodes such as you would see in LOST, where each one leads to more character development. Alone In The Dark is set for release Spring 2008.

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames: 7 New Screenshots

Electronic Arts released seven new screenshots of Pandemic Studios' upcoming Mercenaries 2: World in Flames today. This game is however rumored to have been delayed till this Summer 2008. Enjoy the screenshots!

To Cheap to Buy a DUALSHOCK 3 Controller?

If your too cheap to buy a completely new DUALSHOCK 3 controller just to feel some rumble in your game, then there is always this option.

PEGA's Vibrating Bag snaps on to your controller and brings rumble into your hands. Thats at the cost of some new bulkness to your controller.

Another downside of this product is you need to plug in this other piece to your PLAYSTATION 3 and it has a huge antenna sticking out of it. It comes with a built in radio too though, for some strange reason.

So if your really that cheap, go ahead and take a chance.

[Via Technabob]

120GB PLAYSTATION 3 Is Just "Rumor and Speculation"

There seems to have been some rumors lately duee to the fact that some stores are stopping sales of the 80GB PLAYSTATION 3.

According to the rumor, a 120GB PLAYSTATION 3 is supposed to be replacing the 80GB SKU. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Sony Computer Entertainment UK dismissed this as "rumor and speculation". This doesn't mean it can't be true however.

[Via CVG]