Saturday, April 12, 2008

We Know, You Want the New Site

We've been getting some e-mails lately from a few people who are asking us when the new site is going to go live. We would have liked it to go live a few weeks ago, but the fact is all these little errors keep popping up. They are nothing major however.

The site should launch by the end of the month the latest. We will try to get the site out before Grand Theft Auto IV releases.

Grand Theft Auto IV: Intro Leaked?

A new video has appeared on YouTube that claims to be a leaked intro of Rockstar's upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV. It looks pretty authentic, but the music doesn't sound so. You be the judge on this one.

Mafia II: GameReactor Scans

Well, the newest issue of GameReactor was released yesterday and it included an extensive preview on 2K's upcoming Mafia II. Most of the words in the scans are cut out, but all the new screenshots and such are still present.

Enjoy them at the link.

[Mafia II GR Scans] [MafiaScene]

Sonic Unleashed Plot Details Revealed

Well, in case anybody was absent for the whole Sonic Unleashed thing, that werewolf hand in the teaser trailer is Sonic. During the day, Sonic is the same old blue hedgehog, but during the night, Sonic turns into a werehog with claws and fangs. Yes, there is a day and night system in Sonic Unleashed.

When he is in his werehog state, he can swing around levels faster, move past obstacles quicker and hurl enemies as he chooses. Now, we also have the plot of the game.

The game begins with Super Sonic amidst a battle with Dr. Eggman and his robots. Somehow Dr. Eggman lures Super Sonic into a trap and using his latest invention misuses the power of the Chaos Emeralds to defeat Super Sonic and change something in Sonic's body. Dr Eggman appears to break the planet apart soon afterwards.

Having been broken apart by the evil Dr. Eggman, it's up to Sonic to put the pieces of the world back together again by retrieving the power of the Chaos Emeralds! In doing so, Sonic will find himself in a race against time and faced with an unusual situation that will challenge him in ways never before seen. Both day and night play different, yet important, roles in Sonic's newest quest... as the sun sets, a new adventure awakens. By completing a wide variety of action-packed stages, spanning the seven broken continents of the world, gamers will need to unleash Sonic's amazing abilities to save the world, and himself!
[Sonic Unleashed's Big Secret Revealed!]

Overlord: Raising Hell: Screenshots

The game page for Overlord: Raising Hell on the official PlayStation US site contains a few new screenshots of Codemaster's upcoming port. We've tooken the job of getting the images here for you, so all you need to do is enjoy!

The Metal Gear Solid 4 Headset That Should Have Been

The writer of design blog Prosume This says that this Metal Gear Solid 4 headset that he designed is official, real and currently in production, and will cost $60 launching alongside the game. He says the headset is a Bluetooth 2.0 headset with a built in battery for the PlayStation 3 and will sync up with other Bluetooth compatible handsets. The features:

- 8 hours of talk-time.
- 160 hours of stand-by.
- 30' foot range.
- Auto shut-off.
- Auto sync.
He says he designed it based off the Xbox 360 headset, easy to wrap are the ears with it's silicone loop. For those Metal Gear Solid 4 fans following the media released, you'll notice the headset is very similar to one of the gizmo's you can use in the game. Whether or not we can believe this guy, which we really want to, is still unknown.

[Behold! The Metal Gear Headset] [Kotaku]

LittleBigPlanet Moderation Confirmed

Sony Computer Enteratinment has stated that it is possible for players to create mature content in LittleBigPlanet. So in order to correct such things like drawing anything sexual, they will be using community moderation to filter such things.

A user will post a rating on their content, and the people who play the content will rate it as well, if there is too much of a difference, they author will have to re-rate it. However, you can create some mature content and not upload it, and just share it with your friends. We all know we want to at least try to get it online though.

[Moderation in LittleBigPlanet Confirmed]

Mafia II: Four New Screenshots

2K Games and Illusion Softworks released four new screenshots of Mafia II tonight, showing the beauty in the graphics of the game. As I currently play through The Godfather, this gets me even more hyped for Mafia II's 2009 release. Enjoy!

Final Fantasy VII: Remake Blues

The past week, I've picked up my copy of Final Fantasy VII to actually finish the game. So far I'm about 20 hours in on Disc 2 and over-leveled (that way, bosses are easier). I'm not going to go into any details, except I will mention I'm just entering The Crater and looking for Sephiroth. While playing the game, I realized how much better "the best RPG ever made" would be if it were remade on the PlayStation 3. The thought in my mind that it is extremely possible and the best move that Square Enix can make (possibly after XIII & Versus XIII) but they have no plans on doing so (at least, any announced plans) drives me mad.

You know, when we open the new site (that starts with an "S"), we may add a section to the site just for Final Fantasy VII. Thats how much we love it.