Wednesday 7 February 2007
HMV will no longer require that customers wanting to pre-order a PS3 purchase a PSP at the same time, GamesRadar has learned. The PS3-plus-PSP bundle was previously the only pre-order option made available through HMV's online store, and came to a total cost of nearly £700.
"We are aware of the mixed reaction to the PS3/PSP bundle," Gennaro Castaldo, head of Press and PR for HMV, told us, explaining that HMV is "now in a position to revise the online offer"
Is Sony going to use shooter Killzone PS3 to steal some of Microsoft's Halo 3 multiplayer beta thunder this spring?
Well, that's what a rumor on 1UP.com is suggesting, saying that a demo of the PS3 sequel that was last in the public eye at E3 2005 will actually appear before the Halo 3 beta begins.
It's additionally rumored that Killzone PS3 is well into development - so far in fact that the online section of the game has existed in playable form for nearly a year. Coupled with the demo
Sonic Team boss and director of Sonic and the Secret Rings, Yogiro Ogawa, cites the PS3 as "very expensive," in a recent interview with CVG.
When asked if he thought the features the PS3 offer are worth the hefty price tag, Ogawa replied: "Now I think that if Sony had sold the PS3 alongside the Vaio brand, maybe like calling it the 'Vaio PS3' or something like that, it may have been more appealing to the right people.
"I think that the way in which Sony has chosen to approach the PS3 could
Sony dropped us a press release regarding Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection - and some gorgeous screenshots to boot. It's an exclusive download from the Playstation store, and though we can't confirm a price just yet, rest assured it will be within the budget of even the most frugal of gamer. And did we mention that this time the road to the King of the Iron Fist Tournament will be broadcast in 1080p? Now that's a pretty
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune will be the title of developer Naughty Dog's impressive PS3 jungle-set actioner, which wowed onlookers at E3 last year with an exciting trailer and looks to promise a heady blend of shooting, stealthing and platforming thrills.
The previously unreleased title was revealed both in a slew of newly registered Sony patents and on the resume of Naughty Dog's creative director Daniel Arey, who also works as an instructor for the University of Southern California School of
10) Gory deaths
Though primarily a first-person shooter, Turok switches to third person whenever Jo gets mangled by a dino. Fail to dodge and youre forced to hack away to bust free. Developers Propaganda are big F.E.A.R. fans and aim to make Turok terribly terrifying. Alas, the gore quotient is still a bit low for our tastes – ramp the entrails up please fellas!
9) Squad damage
Far from being a tough company commander, Turok begins this mission as a lowly grunt in Whiskey Company. Led
Electronic Arts VP, Frank Gibeau, has cited the publisher's disappointment with PS3 software sales in a finance conference call.
Despite attaining $41 million in orders from retailers throughout the holiday quarter, EA notes that this is considerably less than the $76 million filled during the Xbox 360's respective launch, according to a report on Video Business.
Gibeau tied disappointing software sales to a large proportion of PS3s being purchased for sale on eBay with the intent of making a
Tuesday 06 February 2007
It may be a bit early for April Fool's tomfoolery, but one interweb joker has gone to the trouble of creating a fake GameSpot page falsely reporting that Sony has canned the European PS3 launch. While the page itself looks authentic enough, the dodgy URL (http://rowo87.tripod.com/gamespot.html ) and broken links give this away as being nothing but a harebrained hoax. Nice try, but no cigar (apart from maybe a joke exploding
Epic games hasn't ruled out exclusive patch content for the console versions of Unreal Tournament 3, producer Jeff Morris has revealed in an interview with our sister site, computerandvideogames.com.
Morris told CVG that while UT3 will have the same content and likely be "the same sort of size" on PC and consoles, exclusive content could come in patches.
"While we want all of the versions to be the same that's not to say we won't do exclusive patches for each platform and that would enable us
If, like us, you were asking "Why haven't I seen much of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots in ages?" when you woke this morning - though admittedly we do that most mornings - then we might have the answer for you. It seems that Xbox 360's Gears of War has grabbed many of the development team by their short-'n-curlies and propelled 3am multiplayer bashes onto the studio's priority list.
Kojima Productions is "a studio filled with some of the most hardcore gamers ... who love to chainsaw