Thursday, March 6, 2008

Metal Gear Solid 3: Big Boss Sculpture

A crafty member named SteroJet on the GameTrailers forums made a 20th anniversary edition sculpture of Big Boss from the Metal Gear Series. The sculpture he made is based off the cover from Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. You can view more images at the link. Enjoy!

[Big Boss Sculpture: Complete!]

Mafia 2: Five New Screenshots

Thanks to Ene3, we have some new screenshots of 2K Czech's upcoming Mafia II. The game has been in hiding for quite some time, but we know now that news will soon arrive on this great looking title. Enjoy!

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil: Demo Impressions

Tonight I gave the demo a tryout for Capcom's newly released downloadable title, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil. First thing thrown at you is the character customization. The customization isn't much, it may just be the demo though.

As you enter the game, you pick up the first gun. The shooting style is the same style you'd see in Blast Factor, Super Stardust HD, etc. That means you point the right analog stick to where you want to shoot, and thats where it shoots.

The demo level I played was full of green martians in red clothing. The whole level was a pick up, run slowly, and shoot as they hit you a million times. When I got to the end of the level, they didn't let me fight the "boss martian". If you ask me, the game needs a lot of work. It's one of those games that just feels wrong when you pick it up, you know?

Burnout Paradise DLC Preview #1

The guys over at Criterion tell us today that they are working on some incredible new content for Burnout Paradise. They've released a sneak preview in a three-video form. There is one above, the others can be seen at the link.

[Paradise Preview #1]

The Real Heavenly Sword: Made Out of Wood

A very crafty student crafted this sword from Ninja Theory's Heavenly Sword. This is the sword that Nariko holds.

"Instead of making some stupid cabinet or a DVD shelf like the rest of the class, I decided to make something a little more original...Ironical, I was the first one to get cut by my sword. I let a kid hold it and he got a little power hungry, started swinging it around and cut my in the arm. For a wooden sword, it sure cuts well."
Lets hope those cuts heal up. Great sword. Now, you just need to make an eBay account.

[Real Life Heavenly Sword]

Metal Gear Solid 4 Updates: MGO Beta on Store, More

The latest Kojima Productions report (#82) tells of some brief new information on Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots & Metal Gear Online.

- The boxart shown in Japanese magazines is not the final boxart for Japan or any other world region. They are still working on it.

- A Metal Gear Online Beta will be available as a PlayStation Store download for North America & Europe.

- For the first time in Metal Gear Solid history, the word "F8ck" will be used.

- The Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD will use the "Dissolve" artwork.

- The "Dissolve" image was created by a company called "Petrol" based in California and tweaked by Kojima Productions.

- Payton wants you to come up with a Metal Gear name for yourself for all future questions to their mailbox or it probably won't get answered.

- The violence level hasn't been toned down in this game. It was only for the trailers.
[New Metal Gear Solid 4 information]

US April 2008 PTOM Grand Theft Auto IV Preview Details

The latest issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine features a preview of Grand Theft Auto IV just as all the other magazines you'll see this April 2008. Lets get straight to the breakdown.

  • Entering an unlocked borough will instantly put the player on a 5-star wanted level and the fiction behind this is, Niko doesn't have a naturalization papers and is considered as a terrorist threat.
  • Pedestrians seemingly have thousands of lines of dialogue.
  • When asked about how the game begins, VP of development Jeronimo Barrera says, "It sets up your position as an immigrant."
  • The cast of characters is guesstimated at being in the hundreds by Barrera.
  • Barrera states "We want this game to last for years. I'm sure we'll do another GTA some time in the future, but this one is built to last." They also mention that the PS3 will most likely have their own form of DLC as well.
  • Any problems with the PS3 version have been addressed and fixed. Sony tech. was there to help.
  • The euphoria engine goes as far as Niko actually stepping up onto a curb and onto a dead body (think Captain Morgan's pose).
  • Shots can penetrate some walls.
  • Knife: "one slash across the face was enough to drop a bad guy".
  • Firetrucks are confirmed. In the preview they state that they set a car on fire, called 911 for a firetruck, and when the firetruck arrived they stole it and drove down the street shooting the water cannon.
Wait, so the PlayStation 3 will get their own form of DLC as well? Am I hearing this right? If it's true, it is great for PlayStation 3 owners. I really can't wait to test this game out, the euphoria engine is going to be great in this game.

[Preview from PSM (US) April 2008 Issue]

Call of Duty 4: Killcams

Well, our patch is still in certification at Sony Computer Entertainment, but the PC and Xbox 360 have already received the new Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare patch. The new patch contains kill cams with Grenade, Grenade Launchers, C4, Claymores and Airstrikes. This is being demonstrated on the Xbox 360 version, to give you an idea of what it'll be like.

[Thanks Christoffer!]

Gran Turismo 5 Tracks, Vehicles & Features Revealed

In a new press release from Sony, they reveal the tracks, vehicles, and feature for their April 2008 release that is Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. The North American version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will contain some additional features. These additional features includie a DriftMode, Car Tuning, two-player split screen racing and a new set of offline and online Race Events.

"This impressive vehicle lineup and the additional features that cater to North American racing fans are great compliments to Gran Turismo 5 Prologue's stunning 1080p graphics and revolutionary online features," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing, SCEA. "Fans are sure to be pleased with the first Gran Turismo product for sale on PLAYSTATION 3."

Players will be able to race their cars and many more around six meticulously rendered tracks, including Daytona International Speedway, London City track and a series favorite, High Speed Ring. Lets take a look at everything.

Game Modes
  • Drift Mode - The player's drifting technique is measured based on drift angles, racing lines, and speeds within evaluation zones located at various turns on the course.
  • In Depth Car Tuning - Players have the ability to adjust the vehicle's performance, including power, weight, tires and suspension.
  • Two-player Split Screen Racing - Allows players to race head-to-head against friends and foes offline.
  • New Race Events - New racing events and time trials are available for players to race both offline and online. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue supports up to 16 players racing online simultaneously.

Vehicle Roster

  • Acura NSX '91
  • Alfa Romeo 147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK '06
  • Alfa Romeo Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4 '06
  • Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo
  • Amuse/Opera Performance Gran Turismo 350Z RS
  • Art Morrison Corvette'60
  • Aston Martin DB9 Coupe '06
  • Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07
  • Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro '07
  • Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07
  • BMW 135i Coupe '07
  • BMW 135tii '08
  • BMW M3 Coupe '07
  • BMW Z4 '03
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) Tuned Car
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '06
  • Citroen C4 Coupe 2.0VTS '06
  • Clio Renault Sport V6 24V Tuned Car
  • Daihatsu Copen Active Top '02
  • Daihatsu OFC-1 '07
  • Dodge Viper GTS
  • Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe
  • Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Tuned Car
  • Ferrari 512BB '76
  • Ferrari 599 '06
  • Ferrari F40 '92
  • Ferrari F430 '06
  • Ford Focus ST '06
  • Ford GT '05
  • Ford GT Tuned Car
  • Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium '07
  • Honda Integra TYPE R '04
  • Honda NSX Type R '02
  • Jaguar XK Coupe '06
  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione '91
  • Lexus IS F '07
  • Lexus IS F Tuned Car
  • Lotus Elise 111R '04
  • Lotus Elise 111R Tuned Car
  • Lotus Elise '96
  • Lotus Elise Tuned Car
  • Mazda Atenza Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)
  • Mazda RX-7 (FD) Special Tuned Car
  • Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) '02
  • Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) Tuned Car
  • Mazda RX-8 Type S '03
  • Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG '02
  • Mine's BNR34 Skyline GT-R N1 base '06
  • Mini Cooper-S '06
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR '05
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package '07
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Tuned Car
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR Tuned Car
  • Nissan Fairlady Z Version S '07
  • Nissan GT-R '07
  • Nissan GT-R Proto '05
  • Nissan Skyline Coupe (V36) Tuned Car
  • Nissan Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP '07
  • Nissan Skyline Coupe Concept '07
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nur '02
  • Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP '06
  • Peugeot 207GTI '07
  • Peugeot 307cc Premium AVN '04
  • RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7
  • Renault Clio Renault Sport V6 24V '00
  • Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STI spec C Type RA '05
  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI (18inch BBS Wheel Option) '07
  • Suzuki Cappuccino '95
  • Suzuki Cappuccino Tuned Car
  • Suzuki Cervo SR '07
  • Suzuki Swift Sport '07
  • Suzuki Swift Sport Tuned Car
  • TVR Tamora '02
  • TVR Tuscan Speed 6 '00
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI '01
  • Volkswagen Golf V GTI '05

SouthPeak's Edge of Twilight Information

SouthPeak Interactive has announced today that Fuzzyeyes Studio's Edge of Twilight will be available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC sometime in 2009. The game is under development using the Unreal Engine 3.

“We are very excited to help bring Fuzzyeye’s creative vision to life. The team spent a lot of time developing a comprehensive story to give the universe a history and purpose, which can change based on the players interaction within the world.” said Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak.

In Edge of Twilight, the player is placed in a steampunk world to play as Lex, an outcast bounty hunter who finds himself caught between clashes of two polar opposite civilizations. The game features fast-paced action and promises to be an immersive experience.

“It is energizing to see our unique vision take shape. We are bringing some unusual ideas to the table and so far we couldn’t be happier with the results,” said Wei-Yao Lu, CEO of Fuzzyeyes. “Gamers should look forward to 2009!”

[New Info for Edge of Twilight]

US PLAYSTATION Store Update: March 6, 2008

Okay, time for another PlayStation Store update. Will it be good? Lets find out.
  • Rocketmen: Axis of Evil demo (free)
Downloadable Games
  • Rocketmen: Axis of Evil ($9.99)
PSP Games
  • flOw ($7.99)
  • Ape Escape: On the Loose ($14.99)
  • Guitar Hero III: Modern Metal Track Pack ($6.25)
  • Rock Band Add-Ons
    • Grateful Dead Pack 1 ($9.99)
    • “Casey Jones” by Grateful Dead ($1.99)
    • “Sugar Magnolia” by Grateful Dead ($1.99)
    • “Truckin’” by Grateful Dead ($1.99)
    • “Franklin’s Tower” by Grateful Dead ($1.99)
    • “I Need A Miracle” by Grateful Dead ($1.99)
    • “China Cat Sunflower” by Grateful Dead ($1.99)
Game Videos
  • NBA Ballers: Chosen One Trailer (free)
Theatrical Trailers
  • 21 Trailer (free)
  • Hancock Trailer (free)
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Theme (free)
  • (3) Condemned 2: Bloodshot Wallpapers (free)
It's alright, at least Rocketmen comes with a demo. I'll give it a try. We are still missing that Turning Point demo. Never got to really decide whether or not it really does suck.

PLAYSTATION Store Worldwide

EU PLAYSTATION Store Update: March 6, 2008

Well, here is today's European PLAYSTATION Store update. It's better than last week, but not by much. The list below.

- flOw expansion pack (£1.99)
- Guitar Hero III - No Doubt Track Pack (£3.99)

Game Videos
- Oblivion Shivering Isles trailer (free)
- WipEout HD trailer (free)
- Uncharted 'DJ Shadow' trailer (free)

Blu-Ray Disc Trailers
- The Pursuit of Happyness trailer (free)
- Reign Over Me trailer (free)
- Perfect Stranger trailer (free)

- Graffiti (free)
Thats the update. At least you got some Guitar Hero III DLC. [PS3Attitude]

Lost Planet Colonies Announcement Next Week

According to CVG, due to a list of leaked Xbox 360 achievements, Capcom will be announcing it's upcoming Lost Planet Colonies next week. We have no idea what it's about, but expect snow. Expect for the PlayStation 3 version to play like crap compared to the Xbox 360 version if they have the same team working on it who worked on Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for PlayStation 3.

[Lost Planet Colonies reveal next week]

Insomniac President: Resistance for PSP Is "Possible"

In a new interview with Insomniac Games boss Ted Price, he talks about the possibility of Resistance coming to PSP. Their other titles such as Ratchet & Clank, have already made their way to the PSP, and he was asked if Resistance would follow.

"Sure. I think that's possible... I think Killzone demonstrated that it doesn't have to be a first-person shooter. I think Killzone: Liberation was a fantastic game, but a very different game from the original. Anything is possible."
Personally, I thought KILLZONE: Liberation was fantastic, and I'd love to see a Resistance version, or perhaps even a third-person shooter.

[Insomniac’s Ted Price Pt 2 - Surfer Girl, Storytelling And “Resistance” On A Handheld?]