Thursday, April 24, 2008

Planet GTA : "PS3 version is undoubtedly superior to the Xbox 360"

PlanetGTA posted up a very interesting article today, regarding differences in the PlayStation 3 version of Grand Theft Auto IV and the Xbox 360 version. The article read:

"Contrary to what many expected, it seems as though the PlayStation 3 version is selling more than the Xbox 360 version at certain large retailers. UK retailer ASDA is reporting that the PS3 version is selling three times more than its rival - the Xbox 360. Over in Australia, EB Games is reporting that while their pre-sales figures show both versions selling fairly close, the PS3 version is in the lead. Another retailer in that country, Gametraders, is saying the PS3 version is selling double than the Xbox 360.

Interesting indeed, I myself - who is a big fan of the Xbox 360 - will be getting the PlayStation 3 version, as I've read and heard personally from people who have played the game already that this version is undoubtedly superior to the Xbox 360. Granted, not as much that I would recommend going out to buy a PS3 console if you have a 360 already. Too bad that episodic content is Xbox exclusive, is Take-Two/Rockstar regretting that decision now?"
Oddly, however, the article was since pulled from the site. Is Rockstar letting gamers find out upon it's release? Or was this just another fanboy post?

[PlanetGTA] [N4G]

Grand Theft Auto IV: Four More Videos to Enjoy

You can see by now, we love leaks, especially when they are as awesome as this. These videos need no introduction, and you shouldn't waste your time reading a whole bunch of nonsense. Just enjoy the new Grand Theft Auto IV videos.

Siren: New Translation Demo Live on Japanese PlayStation Network

Now up on the Japanese PlayStation Network is the Siren: New Translation demo that was recently announced. The demo weighs in at about 550MB in size, containing two short missions. We are going to give it a go tomorrow. Hopefully, it will be good, and if it is, hopefully then it will come to the US.

Overlord: Raising Hell: Trailer and New Screenshots

Today, Codemasters released a new teaser trailer along with some new screenshots for their upcoming PlayStation 3 version of Overlord: Raising Hell. Enjoy!

Rock Band Patches Up to v1.4

Harmonix released a new patch for the PlayStation 3 version of Rock Band today, version 1.4, to fix up the in-game store. The store was broken after the launch of the new PlayStation Store, but it is now fixed. The store will also get the new songs before the PlayStation Store does, making it all nice and easy. Enjoy!

[Rockband 1.4 Patch Released for PS3]

Metal Gear Solid 4: Brand New Trailer Released

Konami has just released this new Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots trailer in Japan, and it looks fantastic. If you are looking for a high quality version, hit the download here. Enjoy, the trailer is wonderful.

[Brand New *MGS4 Trailer.]

Valkyria Chronicles XMB Theme for Download

Valkyria Chronicles is releasing in Japan this week, and they are promoting it with some new XMB themes for the PlayStation 3. Head over to Valkyria Chronicle's Japanese website and hit "Download" then "Custom Theme" and get this baby. It looks pretty good.

[Download free Valkyria Chronicles XMB theme]

EU PLAYSTATION Store Update: April 24, 2008

Now for the European PLAYSTATION Store update. Lets take a look below.

Game Demos
- Rocketmen: Axis of Evil Demo (free)

PSone Classics
- Bishi Bashi Special (£3.49/€4.99)
- Command & Conquer (£3.49/€4.99)

PSP Games
- flOw (£4.99/€7.99)

PSP Demos
- God of War: Chains of Olympus Demo (free)

- Call of Duty 4: Variety Map Pack (£6.99/€9.99)

Game Videos
- Resistance 2 Teaser Trailer (free)
- Warhawk: Operation Broken Mirror Trailer (free)
- Viking: Battle for Asgard Trailers (2) (free)
- TimeShift "FPS Differently" trailers (3) (free)

Themes and Wallpapers
- Metal Gear Solid 4 "Sneak Out" theme (free)
- Dark Sector wallpaper (free)
- Motorstorm wallpapers (7) (free)

US PLAYSTATION Store Update: April 24, 2008

Today is Thursday, meaning the new PlayStation Store update is here. Lets take a look.
PSone Classics
  • R-Types ($5.99)
  • Iron Man Demo (free)
  • echochrome Demo (free)
PSP Games
  • LocoRoco ($21.99)
  • Kingdom of Paradise ($10.99)
PSP Demos
  • echochrome PSP Demo (free)
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack ($9.99)
  • The Eye Of Judgement: Biolith Rebellion 2 (Expansion Set Two) ($14.99)
  • Rock Band Add-Ons
    • “Saints of Los Angeles” - Mötley Crüe ($0.99)
    • “Screaming for Vengeance” - Judas Priest ($1.99)
    • “(Take These) Chains” - Judas Priest ($1.99)
    • “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’” - Judas Priest ($1.99)
    • “The Hellion/Electric Eye” - Judas Priest ($1.99)
    • “Riding on the Wind” - Judas Priest ($1.99)
    • “Pain and Pleasure” - Judas Priest ($1.99)
    • “Fever” - Judas Priest ($1.99)
    • “Devil’s Child” - Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
    • “Bloodstone” - Judas Priest ($1.99)
    • “Screaming For Vengeance” Album ($14.99)
  • Guitar Hero III: Def Leppard Track Pack ($6.25)
  • Army of Two SSC Challenge Map Pack ($7.49)
  • Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore downloadable songs ($1.49 each)
Game Videos
  • Resistance 2 Teaser Trailer (free)
  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Techno Video (free)
  • Army of Two SSC Challenge Teaser Trailer (free)
  • FIFA 08 Features Video (free)
  • PROTOTYPE: Discover Evolution (free)
  • Interview with Wyclef Jean P.1 (free)
  • Interview with Wyclef Jean P.2 (free)
  • Behind-the-Scenes of “Fast Car” (free)
  • Coachella Music Festival (free)
Theatrical Trailers
  • 88 Minutes Trailer (free)
Blu-Ray Disc Trailers
  • The Water Horse Trailer (free)
Themes and Wallpaper
  • The Eye of Judgment Theme #2 (free)
  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Wallpapers (4) (free)
Thats the update. By the way, sorry for the long time of no updates today. I had to go in to work and fill in for a cousin of mine because he was feeling ill today. By now you should already know I'm a family man, so I went on in. Made myself a good amount of cash as well. Enjoy the update!

PLAYSTATION Store Worldwide

Splatterhouse Coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox360

It looks like the classic Splatterhouse is being revived into the next-generation. The latest issue of EGM has an exclusive article with details on the game along with the first image of Rick from the game, to the left there. The game should be releasing mid-2009. Pick up the latest issue of EGM to see a lot more about this. For now, enjoy Rick's model.

[Previews: Splatterhouse]

Prince of Persia Site Features Oozing Black Goo

Ubisoft's official Prince of Persia site is now displaying a flash animation of glowing blue glyphs that are slowly engulfed by a mass of oozing black goo. We are hoping to finally see a next-generation version of the series, and this may just be it.

[Prince of Persia Website] [Kotaku]