Monday, April 14, 2008

Iron Man in the Incredible Hulk Game

A new piece of artwork for SEGA's upcoming The Incredible Hulk shows a familiar face in the background. Hey look, its Iron Man. It seems he is making a cameo appearance in the game with his Hulkbuster armor. He will probably be busting the Hulk.

[You Got Iron Mans In My Incredible Hulk]

Call of Duty 4 PS3 to Get Double XP Weekend, Play With Infinity Ward

Sony Computer Entertainment is still certifying the new Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack, but things are probably busy with them and the upcoming PlayStation Store relaunch. Inifinity Ward's Robert Bowling tells us that PlayStation 3 gamers will get a Double XP weekend and a "Play With Infinity Ward" event when the map pack is released such as the Xbox 360 is. Good to hear.

[PLAYSTATION 3 Call of Duty 4 Double XP and 'Play With Infinity Ward' Planned]

"Metal Gear Mondays" Begin Today

On Thursday, April 17, 2008, the beta for Metal Gear Online will be available for download for those of you who reserved Metal Gear Solid 4. The beta goes live on April 21, 2008. When the beta client is downlaoded and installed, you'll sign up for a Konami ID. This is a unified account and access across various Konami products and services. Metal Gear Online is the first game in the United States to use this.

After you register, you move on to character creation. The beta offers only one character slot to create a character with. The character creation includes a wide variety of personalization options, such as customizable and upgradeable skills. Players select up to 4 skills to specialize in .

Once your done in caracter creation, you use the lobbies to get into the action. The beta features two maps, featuring the "piss green" Blood Bath and Groznyj Grad. The beta comes with the game modes Death Match, Team Death Match, Base Mission, and Capture Mission. The basics of Metal Gear Online below.

  • Metal Gear Online (MGO), the multiplayer experience that combines the rich Metal Gear Solid universe with online combat, is available exclusively on the PLAYSTATION 3 system!
  • MGO carries over the backdrop and control system of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (MGS4) to original online maps and game modes, with future downloadable content (planned to be released after the launch of MGS4) adding additional maps, characters, and other features.
  • Among the new components this time around are battles featuring up to 16 players, and the Sons of the Patriots (SOP) system, allowing for enhanced squad communication. Close cooperation is essential to survival on the battlefield!
View the list of items and such included in the game at the link below.

[ALERT! “Metal Gear Mondays” Begin NOW on the PlayStation.Blog with Metal Gear Online Beta Details!]

Home Not Coming in Firmware Update 2.30

In a new PlayStation.Blog comment by Noel Silvia, she states that, putting all rumors to a debunked status, PlayStation Home is not coming along with update 2.30 for the PlayStation 3.

"Despite what some rumour mongers would like for you to believe, no, Home is NOT a part of this update."
However, that doesn't rule out any other surprises coming. We shall hope.

[PlayStation.Blog Comment #184]

LAIR Analog Patch Now Live

The analog patch for LAIR is now live. The new patch, titled v2.10, comes with two dragons, some other features, and of course, analog stick control to fly your dragons. The patch weighs in at about 150mb, so go ahead and download it.

The guys at TSA say that the patch makes the game much better, give it a shot.

[Lair Patch is Out]

PlayStation Store Officially Down

Well, the PlayStation Store update is on it's way, and the Store is currently down. When it goes back up we will receive an update notification telling us firmware 2.30 is available. We are anxiously waiting.

[PlayStation Network]

LittleBigPlanet Dev Built 1463 Leaked?

Someone on a user's PlayStation Network friends list was recently seen playing "LBP Dev Build 1463". When asked for proof he was playing LittleBigPlanet, he was sent some in-game screenshots in which he was asked not to post online. Zooming in shows that it is pretty genuine, no pixels changed whatsoever. Can Build 1463 have been leaked?

[PS3 Sense]

World In Conflict: Five New PlayStation 3 Screenshots

Sierra Entertainment has released five new screenshots of the PlayStation 3 version of the upcoming World in Conflict: Soviet Assault. If you've ever played it on the PC, it is a great game, and the PlayStation 3 release is looking good as well. Enjoy!

Metal Gear Solid 4 Headset Really Is Real

Remember that Metal Gear Solid 4 Bluetooth Headset we showed you on Saturday? The one that we weren't sure to believe if it was real or not? Well, turns out it really is. The headset even is appearing in the catalouge of peripheral manufacturer PDP, and also has begun turning up in retail databases across North America and Europe. The headset comes with up to 8 hours of talk time, 30 foot range, auto-shut off, and should cost $59.99. The headset will release on June 12, 2008 alongside the game. I highly suggest picking one up.

[Oh, That MGS4 Headset Is Real]

First Grand Theft Auto IV Review from OXM: 10/10

The first Grand Theft Auto IV review has finally been released, and it is from the Official Xbox Magazine. The review score comes out to an unsurprising 10/10. To the left, you'll see a picture of the full in-game HUD, showing the mini-map and your gun with the amount of bullets as well. Here are their main points (thanks Kotaku):

• Amazingly realistic world
• Stunning action set pieces
• Genuinely engrossing storyline
• Hugely entertaining multiplayer
• Vast in every aspect
Hit the jump for the scans. 14 more days and counting.

[OXM GTA4 Review]