Friday, May 2, 2008

Steven Spielberg's Boom Blox May Go Multiplatform

Steven Spielberg is currently working on a game titled Boom Blox for the Nintendo Wii. The game has Wii-specific controls, but Electronic Arts mentions that they are thinking about bringing the game to other consoles such as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Amir Rahimi, the game's senior producer tells us.

"There's definitely the potential to go to other consoles. Our mindset, our philosophy was that we didn't want to taint our thinking by taking any other console into account. The way we saw it we wanted to make this the most authentic Wii experience that it could possibly be. So we didn't think about the PC, DS, PS3 or Xbox 360. We're still very much in the mindset of finishing this game. But once it's over the sky's the limit. There's definitely the possibility of going to other consoles."
Who knows, Boom Blox could come to our system in HD.

[Boom Blox Interview] [Kotaku]

Tears to Tiara Gets a Gameplay Video

Upcoming Japanese PC remake for the PlayStation 3, Tears to Tiara, has finally gotten a gameplay video. The video is basically Fire Emblem meeting with Thoursand Arms. The gameplay doesn't look half-bad either, it actually looks like it's worth a try. Enjoy!

[JRPG Tears to Tiara gets a video, waits for an audience]

Metal Gear Solid 4: New X-Play Gameplay Footage

Today's episode of X-Play on G4TV featured brand new gameplay of Konami's upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The new gameplay shows Snake and Meryl's group teaming up to fight off the women who can hang on walls. Creepy. Enjoy!

Capcom Announces Rocketmen: Axis of Evil Downloadable Content

Capcom today anonunced that they will be expanding Rocketmen: Axis of Evil on the PlayStation Network with Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus. This is an expansion to the game coming Thursday, May 15, 2008 on the PlayStation Network for $4.95. The new features below.

A digitally-distributed add-on to Rocketmen: Axis of Evil

• Players must have already purchased Rocketmen: Axis of Evil in order to play It Came from Uranus
• Continue the Rocketmen saga with your characters from the original game.
• 400 XBLA points / $4.95 PSN Store

3 New Weapons
• Blobber: Shoots blobs of goo at enemies, does damage over time in the part of the ground that it covers.
• Beamer: Shoots lighting at enemies, does high intensity damage.
• Bomber: Shoots grenades instead of bullets; grenades explode on impact doing damage.

2 New Secondary Weapons
• Falcon: Robotic falcon that attacks enemies automatically
• Screw bomb: Rocket that turns into a proximity mine on impact
3 New Levels
• Level 11 - Finding Jane: The player must escape the Saturnian prison mine and reclaim Nick's ship, the Icarus Jane.

Sony Computer Entertainment to be at The Bamboozle 2008

The Sony Computer Entertainment family are coming to this weekend's upcoming Bamboozle in East Rutherford, NJ. The music festival will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday featuring the likes of Snoop Dogg, Paramore, and more great artists.

SCEA is going to be rolling out their PlayStation trucks packed with PlayStation 3 games SingStar, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and MLB 08: The Show along with PSP titles Secret Agent Clank and God of War: Chains of Olympus.

Game well playing on the PlayStation trucks because it might earn you a chance to meet the various artists at the event. View the press release below.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Gets Its Game On at the Bamboozle Festival 2008

Sizzling Spring PlayStation(R) Lineup Showcased at the East Coast's Hottest Music Festival

FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today that it will take the stage at The Bamboozle Festival 2008 (Bamboozle). The two-day alternative music festival spanning from May 3rd to May 4th is expected to draw a crowd of over 85,000 fans to the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ and SCEA will be on hand to enhance their concert experiences as well as shine the spotlight on exciting new PlayStation(R) products.

"Bamboozle draws a young and independent-thinking audience that truly resonates with the PlayStation consumer," said Ginger Kraus, senior director, brand alliances and promotions, SCEA. "Being a part of Bamboozle will allow us to provide this shared demographic with VIP access to our current and upcoming titles as well as the chance to be rewarded with opportunities to take their event experiences to the next level."

Those attending the festival will be granted access to an interactive showcase of the best and brightest the PlayStation brand has to offer. Headlining the showcase will be the PlayStation(R) Patrol Truck featuring the newly designed "Player Lounge." This social gaming area will provide up to 16 attendees with the opportunity to test drive titles for the PLAYSTATION(R)3(PS3(TM)) system such as Gran Turismo(TM) 5 Prologue, SingStar(TM) and MLB(R) 08 THE SHOW(TM).

The showcase will also feature several PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) Zones which will allow attendees to experience the gameplay function of PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) system with titles such as Secret Agent Clank(TM) and God of War(R): Chains of Olympus. These displays will also highlight a few of the multifunctional capabilities of PSP system, such as storing and playing music, videos and photos, listening to Internet Radio and accessing PS3 system through Remote Play.

Racking up high scores at the PlayStation Patrol Truck could win attendees the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet their favorite Bamboozle artists. Twice daily, top scorers will have the chance to challenge artists such as Armor For Sleep, Chiodos, Circa Survive, The Color Fred, The Audition and All Time Low to compete in a SingStar, MLB 08 THE SHOW or Gran Turismo 5 Prologue showdown. Winners will receive VIP access to the show.

When they are not competing at the PlayStation Patrol Truck or onstage, festival artists will be able to party like the rock stars that they are in the Red Bull Artist Lounge. SCEA will bring the music backstage by stocking the lounge with two gaming stations of Rock Band(TM) for the PS3 system. Bands such as Cobra Starship, The Academy Is, Circa Survive, Jack's Mannequin, Chiodos and My American Heart will be able to play with their fellow band mates and even mix and match members to create their own Rock Band

super-groups. The groups will then be able to perform head-to-head in a battle of the bands.

Single Day, 2 Day Passes and VIP Passes to the event are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at, and For press information regarding The Bamboozle Festival 2008, please contact Rebecca Novak or Tom Wojcik For updates and more festival information visit:

Fallout 3: CanardPC Issue 170 Preview

Issue #170 of CanardPC shows us some new information on Bethesda Softwork's upcoming Fallout 3 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The new preview was 8 pages long, but unfortunately, our breakdown is only a few bullets.

  • Teen age gives you access to a few quests which will have an impact on how you are perceived within the Vault
  • While travelling across the Wasteland, you can come across a few caravans, each heading to precise locations.
  • There are three difficulty levels, as well as an "autolevelling difficulty" mode.
  • A few new weapons : Cryolator allows you to freeze ennemies while you can hypnotize them with your Mesmetron. [these weapons were also mentioned in the NMA preview, though their functions unknown]
  • Also a new perk, Daddy's Little Girl, which gives a Science bonus to female characters.
[CanardPC Fallout 3 magazine Preview]

Final Fantasy VII Director Speaks on Chance of A Remake

The United States wants a Final Fantasy VII remake, Japan wants one, and so does the rest of the world. What are the chances of this actually happening though? Let's hear what Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase, director of the Final Fantasy VII on the PSone we all know and love, has to say about it.

"My feelings are that if a remake were to work well then all the core members of the original team must be reassembled, all the artists and designers.

The problem is that, although all of us have an idea of what a remake should be and how to do it, organising such a thing right now is logistically very difficult. All the different members are now involved in very new, very large projects like Final Fantasy XIII and those projects are going to take a while.

Maybe, when all those games are finished then we can look at doing something like that.

Of course, that said we came up with the idea for Crisis Core in just two days. It was a case of 'this is what we want to do, so let's do it'. So, you can definitely expect the probability of something spontaneous happening at some point, but it's hard to predict."
He's said this before. Square Enix loves remakes, you can tell by all the remakes you see on the DS. You can bet this will eventually come. It is the smartest thing they can do.

[FFVII Director On Chances Of A Remake]

Grand Theft Auto IV Gets Toned Down by Conan O' Brien

A recent Late Night with Conan O'Brien revealed that Grand Theft Auto IV is very toned down from it's earlier games. It's tone has been fixed up due to criticism. Don't get what I'm saying? Watch the video. It certainly is much more polite this time around.

[Conan O'Brien Shows "Toned Down" GTA IV]

New Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Gameplay On Tonight's X-Play

Tonight on X-Play, they will be airing some new and exclusive gameplay footage of Konami's upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The new gameplay can be seen at 8PM on G4TV's X-Play .We are looking forward to it.


HAZE Demo Coming to EU PlayStation Store Next Week

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have announced today that their European store will have two updates next week due to the PlayStation Day event they will be holding. During the first update on Tuesday, they will put up a HAZE demo on the Network. No word on the United States store although.

[PlayStation EU]

Here is the full list for Tuesday and Thursday, Tuesday being first.

Downloadable Games

  • Blast Factor Advanced ($)
  • High Velocity Bowling ($)
PSone Classics
  • Street Skater ($)


  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot demo (free)
  • HAZE demo (free)


  • Blast Factor Advanced Research ($)
  • High Velocity Bowling Character - Mike ($)

Game Videos

  • Buzz! Quiz TV Trailer (free)
  • Secret Agent Clank Trailer (free)
  • Siren Blood Curse Trailer (free)
Thursday's update should go a bit like this.


  • Bourne Conspiracy demo (free)
  • Race Driver: GRID demo (free)


  • Army of Two SSC Add-On ($)
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Def Leppard Track Pack ($)
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Muse Track Pack ($)

Game Videos

  • Echochrome Apple trailer
  • Play Compilation
  • Press Conference
Wow, for once we hope we get the same amount of content as Europe is getting! [PS3Fanboy]

Japan Gets Another Metal Gear Solid 4 Bundle

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced today that they will be releasing a new PlayStation 3 bundle called the "Metal Gear Solid 4 Welcome Box" for the release of the game next month. The bundle will be released on June 12, 2008 (same day as the game's release), retailing for ¥49,800. The bundle includes a 40GB PlayStation 3, a SIXAXIS controller, Metal Gear Solid 4 (the game), and a DUALSHOCK 3 controller. The bundle will come in three colors: black, white, and silver. View the press release below.
Tokyo, May 2, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, today announced that it would release "PLAYSTATION®3 METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS WELCOME BOX with DUALSHOCK®3"on June 12th, 2008, as a limited offer, at a recommended retail price of 49,800yen (including tax). It will become available concurrently with the release of the software title, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, from Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Konami).

"PLAYSTATION®3 METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS WELCOME BOX with DUALSHOCK®3" comprises 40GB model of the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system (CECHH00 Series), Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for PS3 (You Got This From Kotaku), and a special bundled item of DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller in addition to the SIXAXIS™ wireless controller that comes together with PS3. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is scheduled to be released from Konami on June 12th, 2008, as the final chapter of the highly popular Metal Gear Solid franchise, which has sold more than 22 million units to date worldwide.

The PS3 system for this bundle pack will be available in three different colors of "Clear Black", "Ceramic White" and "Satin Silver", and users will be able to choose the color of their preference.

With this offering, SCEJ will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment with innovative and exciting new titles and an enhanced line-up of the PS3 systems.

Ben Gleck and His Idiotic Grand Theft Auto IV CNN Rant

It's pretty sad w hen you see people like this guy come around. One of those anti-gamers who think video games are going to destroy the world. Although at the beginning I couldn't tell if he was being sarcastic or not. He tells that Rockstar's newly released Grand Theft Auto IV is training our kids to be killers, and treat women like whores. He says that it took many years to train the army to kill, and today, it will cost only $60. I laughed.

[Perhaps The Stupidest Anti-GTA Vid You'll See Today]