Tuesday 3 October 2006
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, the team-based Metal Gear episode for PSP, will feature a location-specific download system that'll see you downloading special playable characters in different locations across the globe.
Originally thought to be tied into the PSP GPS add-on, Konami has revealed that the GPS receiver (which isn't confirmed for the UK) won't be required for this feature to work.
To get all the characters, you'll have to be a real jet-setter. At special
MS BK WTF
Here's a question. Who has the more terrifying fixed plastic grin: Burger King or Brooke Burke?
You won't have to wonder for long, because for a mere $3.99 you can suffer through games starring both of them. Starting November 19, Burger King will be offering up a slate of games - playable on any Xbox or Xbox 360 - alongside the purchase of any value meal.
The best possible idea - Burger King vs King of All Cosmos - is, sadly, not happening. No, we're getting Pocketbike Racer
Now that we're out of the summer doldrums, game releases are picking up speed with each passing day. This week alone there are 20 or so new titles on the shelf, compared to, oh, five or so during June and July. Next Gen, our companion site-at-arms, has sifted through the upcoming tidal wave of releases and settled on 45 upper-deck games you have to play. That should give you an idea of how many games there'll be total, if 45 is the "must-have" list.
Head here for the complete list, hitting all
Ever heard of a small developer called Nihon Falcom? How about the Ys series of action RPGs? No on both counts, huh? Well, despite the lack of clout these two names carry, know that Falcom's reputation for quaint, addictive adventures is of the highest caliber, and its next title is coming to PSP next
Originally posted on September 29, 2006
The editors we sent to this year's Tokyo Game Show might have been fresh off a plane and still reeking of jetlag when they came back to the office, but that didn't stop us from dragging them into a bright room and fixing our cameras on them. Why? To collect their raw thoughts on what they'd just spent the last week seeing, of
We know corporate-level trash talking has to be done - Microsoft faces big-time competition - but just saying something doesn't make it true. Blu-ray will help the PS3 have better games; it's a fact. By the same token, though Phil Spencer of Microsoft Game Studios might pretend that the Nintendo Wii won't offer new types of gaming, he isn't kidding anyone.
Asinine quote of the day: "I don't think the promise of a new input device means a new kind of game." Right, Phil...
Pokemon attack Tokyo
We've got a preview of the import version in the works - never fear - but we thought we'd bring you a quick note to remind you: Pokemon Diamond / Pearl, for the DS, has hit Japan. The lines are long - 150 people outside of one store in Tokyo. As Wired blogger Chris Kohler points out, the DS has managed to ravage Japan before Pokemon even came out. Where is there to go but into the stratosphere?
Raiding next-gen tombs
Poring through very dull financial statements isn't
After appearing - and then disappearing - from retail giant Gamestop's website months ago, PS3 and PSP versions of the hugely successful (and just plain huge) RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion have finally been confirmed.
The PS3 version of the game, due in November, will include new content - most notably a new faction, the Knights of the Nine, perhaps the focus of rumored Oblivion expansion pack Knights of the White Stallion for PC
Our sister magazine PSM - laughably still printed on paper, for some reason - hits newsstands this week, and it packs in a few things you can't get anywhere else. Things like an exclusive four-page blowout on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, which sheds new light on a handful of the game's upcoming missions. There's also an interview with Rockstar Leeds' studio head, Gordon Hall, in which he talks about Vice City Stories' new take-over-the-town feature, Empire
Get your hands on a PS3... easy
You probably won't be able to buy one this November, but it shouldn't be too hard to get some time with a PlayStation 3 - behind glass, anyway. Sony has announced plans to install 15,000 playable demo kiosks of PS3 at retail locations in the US and Canada in time for the system's launch - five times what the company offered for PS2, our sister site Next Generation reports. It should be pretty simple to figure out if the thing's worth $600 when you see it in