Been wondering how PS3's online service can hope to compete with Xbox Live? We sure have. Looks like the answer has arrived: Next Generation reports that Xfire, a popular PC online game browser and chat system, is prepping a PS3 version - one that will be compatible with the upcoming Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, according to leaked info. Sony: making a smart decision today. If you can't develop it yourself, just buy it. When asked for comment, Ken Kutaragi, President and CEO of Sony
The hottest new feature in Clash of Ninja 2 may be the four-player fisticuffs, but without a classroom's worth of brand new characters to show off, they'd get stale pretty quick. As you already know, this anime sequel's sporting 23 fighters, most of which were not playable in the first
Sony - bad at hardware. Official.
Don't take it from us - according to one of Sony's top executives, it is. Our brothers at Next Generation report that Ken Kutaragi, the man known as the "father of the PlayStation," has admitted that the component shortages - which have slashed the number of PS3s available at launch to next-to-nothing - prove that "Sony's strength in hardware is in decline." First, he told you you'd need an extra job to buy a PS3. Then, he compared it to a fine dinner in a
By now, anyone who's been to YouTube (i.e. everyone) has discovered Japan's flamboyant homosexual comic Hard Gay. Well, the trend doesn't stop there. Remember Tingle's Rose-Colored Rupee Land, or whatever it's called? That Japan-only DS game starring the creepy fairy-wannabe from Zelda? Well... we already knew it was more than a bit peculiar. But Nintendo-loving blogger Chris Kohler has located an interesting new character... and posted a movie. Turns out tingle isn't alone: Capcom's
Playing through LEGO Star Wars II inspired us to take on the foolhardy task of recreating the entire original trilogy out of the game's many cutscenes. Just to make it more interesting, we gave ourselves a time limit of two minutes. So here you have it: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, in LEGO form, delivered in less than 120 seconds. Click the Movies tab and enjoy!
Too much Devil May Cry
The web is magical. No one source seems to have the whole story, but if you browse around enough, you can pull it all together. Fortunately, we take away the work... and just leave you with the tender fruit.
First up for PS3 hit-to-be Devil May Cry 4: a new hero. According to Kotaku (via a shoddy translation of top Japanese mag Famitsu) the latest adventure in the series will not star white-haired hemi-demon Dante, but instead a new lead character called Nero Angelo.
It just might solve PSP and PS3's software problems
GamesIndustry.biz reports that Sony is almost ready to roll with its PlayStation download service. According to GI - via an interview with Japanese business website NikkeiBP - the service will begin to offer downloadable PSone games this November, which just so happens to be about the same time the PS3 launches. You'll be able to stick 'em on your PS3, PC or PSP, if all goes well. Unfortunately, the company is keeping tight wraps on any
Wii may Rez-urrect popular shooter
According to several internet sites who apparently get their mail sooner than we do, the latest issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly has some great rumors about upcoming Wii games.
The first rumor is that a Wii-only follow-up to the cult-favorite PlayStation 2 shooter Rez may be in the works. Which would be phenomenal. There's no way the world-at-large - which bought over a million copies of Vivendi's awful 50-Cent game - has the class to make the sequel to a
Friday 1 September 2006
The developer of cult hit Psychonauts has been busily working on another slice of weirdness for a while now, but it's recently been confirmed that FEAR publisher Vivendi has snapped up the currently secretive title.
We can also expect as-yet-unrevealed Vivendi games from the hack-and-slash RPG outfit behind Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath, and from Chronicles of Riddick creator Starbreeze - perhaps continuing Riddick's far more interesting run on
Nintendo wins at Japan
We all know the DS is kicking ass. It has excellent games that unite everyone from oldsters to little kids, and the DS Lite is the sexiest portable system around (sorry, PSP. Maybe the new PSP - see below - will reclaim the crown.) But this past week, in Japan, Nintendo has hit another milestone: every single one of the top 10 selling games across all platforms is for the Nintendo DS. From Final Fantasy III on down, including a Brain Age sequel, Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and