Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Capcom Reveal Dragon's Dogma Comes To Europe On 25th May And 22nd In USA, Comes With Resident Evil 6 Demo Code



Capcom have announced the release date for Dragon's Dogma across the EU And the USA. the USA get the game first on 22nd May, with the European release on 25th May. Capcom have also announced that all games bought at retail will come with a code for a Resident Evil 6 Demo. the Resident Evil 6 Demo is set to come out on 3rd July on Xbox 360 and September 4th (across the USA and Japan) September 5th (Across The EU) on the PS3.

Source: Capcom Unity

Capcom Have Released A New Resident Evil 6 Trailer Featuring An Intro From Devs And New Gameplay

Capcom have released a new trailer for Resident Evil 6. this video first starts with an intro from the developers of the game, who reveal that this is the biggest Resident Evil title they have worked on with over 600 staff. the trailer then begins and shows some footage already released. before it ends it shows in-game action from China.


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Nintendo Announce 3D Video From BreakThru Films, 3D Kirby TV, And New Trailers Coming To Nintendo Video

Nintendo have detailed new content coming to the Nintendo Video Service on the 3DS. They have announced new 3D Trailers are coming, including a trailer for Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace 3D which comes on 2nd February. Nintendo have detailed a new Kirby Animation. "Right Back At Ya!" is a 2 part animation that will see Kirby battling King Dedede and a giant Lobzilla. the first part will be on the service from 2nd February.

Finally, Nintendo have announced a partnership with BreakThru Films. this partnership will see their Animation, Magic Piano, coming to the service on 2nd February. other animations, coming later, include Fat Hamster, Papas Boy, And Little Postman.

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Namco Bandai Have Released A Launch Trailer For Soul Calibur V

Namco Bandai have released a launch trailer for Soul Calibur V. this trailer shows some in-game action and cinematics, with a focus on the addition of Ezio as a playable character.


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Codemasters Have Released The First Gameplay Video For Dirt: Showdown

Codemasters have released the first gameplay trailer for Dirt: Showdown. this video shows in-game action, from a work in progress build, from a 8 Ball event. An 8 Ball event is a stage in a figure of 8 in a destruction derby style race.


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Sega Have Released 327 Screenshots For Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games On The 3DS

Sega have released new screenshots for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. these Screenshots are from the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. in all there are 327 new in-game screenshots that cover several events from the game.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Nintendo Have Released A New Trailer For Mario Party 9

Nintendo have released a new trailer for Mario Party 9. this trailer shows in-game action from various parts of the Wii game, from the board to the mini-games.


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EA Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For Shank 2

EA have released a new trailer for Klei Entertainments upcoming Shank 2. this video is from a dock level and mainly shows the different ways you can kill your enemies.


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Konami Have Released A New Gameplay Video For Puddle

Konami have released a new gameplay video for Puddle. this video shows a few different levels in the game. it shows the different types of dangers you'll face, and some tips on how to get past them.


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Sony Announce The Jak And Daxter Trilogy Comes To The USA On 7th Fabruary, And Across Europe On 22nd February

Sony have announced the release dates for the Jak And Daxter Trilogy. In the USA, Jak And Daxter Trilogy will come out on 7th February for $39.99. Europe can expect the game on 22nd February for a RRP €39.99. like many other Classics HD titles, The Jak And Daxter Trilogy features all 3 PS2 Jak And Daxter games in 720p HD, Stereoscopic 3D, and Trophies.

Sources: EU And USA Playstation Blogs

Sony Announce USA PSV First Edition Bundle Additions And New Wifi/3G Bundle

Sony have announced improvements to the USA PS Vita First Edition Bundle and Wifi+3G Unit. the PS Vita First Edition Bundle, which gamers get a week earlier than the retail release, originally consisted of the Wifi+3G PSV, 4GB Memory Card, and Little Deviants. Now Sony have announced gamers will get one free 250MB Session with AT&T DataConnect Pass, and when that is activated you will get a free PSN game, in addition to the free PSN game 3G Owners get upon activation. For a limited time, the retail Wifi+3G PS Vita will now get a 8GB Memory card and A AT&T DataConnect Pass, all for $299.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Nintendo Announce PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Comes Out Across Europe From 23rd March

Nintendo have announced they are bringing PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond to Europe from 23rd March. in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Pickachu and his pals have to solve the mystery of the missing Pokémon. you get to choose to play as one of 4 Pokémon including Pickachu Oshawott, Snivy and Tepig. there are nearly 200 other Pokémon you can befriend in the game as you play.


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THQ Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Death In Darksiders 2

THQ have released a new trailer and screenshots for Darksiders 2. the screenshots show Death in action whilst the trailer shows Death's Portrayal throughout history.


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UK Game Charts; FIFA 12, Skyrim, Just Dance 3, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3

FIFA 12 continues it's grip at the number spot in the UK charts. a high new entry this week is the Nintendo 3DS exclusive game, Resident Evil: Revelations, which comes in at number 6. there were a few re-entries into the chart this week, with Sonic Generations the highest entry at number 15.

1 - FIFA 12
2 - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
3 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
4 - Just Dance 3
5 - Battlefield 3
6 - Resident Evil: Revelations
7 - Zumba Fitness
8 - Saints Row: The Third
9 - Assassin's Creed Revelations
10 - Zumba Fitness 2
11 - RAGE
12 - Rayman Origins
13 - Mario Kart 7
14 - Football Manager 2012
15 - Sonic Generations
16 - Super Mario 3D Land
17 - Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012
18 - Kinect Sports: Season 2
19 - Cars 2
20 - WWE 12

Charts Supplied By 3. UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

Last Week Top 20

Friday, January 27, 2012

Warner Bros. Have Released A New Trailer For Gotham City Imposters Showing Weapon Combinations

Warner Bros. and Monolith have released a new trailer for Gotham City Imposters. this trailer uses in-game action to show how you can combine different weapons to defeat an opponent.


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Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Little Big Planet 2 Showing The Muppet DLC In Action

Sony have released a new trailer for Little Big Planet 2. this trailer shows the Muppet DLC in action, both the costume pack and the level design pack.


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Deep Silver Have Released A New Dead Island Trailer For The Ryder White DLC

Deep Silver have released a new trailer for Dead Island. this trailer is for the upcoming Ryder White DLC and it provides some back story, but mostly shows many ways to kill the infected.


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Square Enix Have Released A New Final Fantasy XIII-2 Trailer Showing Puzzles And Sidequests

Square Enix have released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2. this trailer focuses on the puzzles in the game as well as some sidequests and side activities, like Chocobo racing.


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Capcom Announce Pac-Man And Mega Man Are Playstation Street Fighter X Tekken Exclusive Fighters

Capcom have announced 2 more exclusive fighters for the Playstation version of Street Fighter X Tekken. they are Pac-Man and Mega Man, though this Mega Man is the one from the Mega Man 1 boxart.



Source: EU Playstation Blog

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Atlus Announce They Are Bringing Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time On PSP To The USA


Atlus have announced they are bringing Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time to the USA this summer in North America. Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time is the forth chapter in the Growlanser series. The story of Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time is that Divine Entities have once again descended on the world threatening to bring an end to the world. Players have the ability to create social links in the game, doing so will enable you to learn alot more about a specific character in the game. the game has over 40 endings

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Source: USA Playstation Blog

Ubisoft Reveal Rayman Origins On PS Vita Has Pinch To Zoom Graphics And A Ghost Mode



Ubisoft have revealed some exclusive PS Vita features for Rayman Origins.The first main feature is the ability to pinch the front touch screen to zoom into the game. this means you can zoom in and see more character and level detail up close. Ubisoft also say that zooming in may also help in finding secrets in the game. the other feature is a Ghost Mode. this mode brings speed runs to the game, with the ability to challenge friends.

Ubisoft have confirmed the game won't have multiplayer. they have also revealed the game will be a 900MB Download, no price has been revealed for the PSN release.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Ubisoft Announce Rayman Origins Comes To PC's On 30th March



Ubisoft have announced the PC version of Rayman Origins is set to come out on 30th March. it will be available at retail and online at the Ubishop.

Minimum configuration
OS:  Windows® XP SP3 / Windows Vista® SP2 / Windows® 7 SP1
Processor: Intel Pentium IV 3.00 Ghz or AMD Athlon64 3000+ @ 1.8 Ghz
Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 1.5 GB Windows Vista – Windows 7
Graphics: 128 MB DirectX®9 / Radeon X600XT or GeForce 6800GT
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher
Sound: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card

Recommended configuration
OS:  Windows® XP SP3 / Windows Vista® SP2 / Windows® 7 SP1
Processor: Intel Core2Duo E4400 @ 2.00 Ghz or AMD Athlon64X2 3800+ @ 2.00Ghz
Memory: 2 GB Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
Graphics: 256 MB DirectX®9 / Radeon HD 2600XT or GeForce 8600GT
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher
Sound: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card

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Nordic Games Announce They Are Bringing Alan Wake On PC To Retail, Will Include All DLC


Nordic Games have announced they are bringing The PC Version of Remedy's Alan Wake game to Retail. this PC version will come with both XBLA DLC, "the Signal" and "The Writer". a release date has not yet been announced, but Nordic Games say it should come soon.

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Sony Have Released A First Look Trailer For MLB 12 The Show

Sony have released a new trailer for MLB 12: The Show. this trailer shows in-game action (including realism), some Playstation Move Action, in-game commentary, and action from several stadiums.




Source: USA Playstation Blog

Zero Punctuation - Sonic Generations

This week Yahtzee tackles Sonic Generations. with so few games being released, he's decided to go back and review some games he missed. Now, like many, Yahtzee has been critical of 3D Sonic games, but will this mix of 2D and 3D win him over...Watch and find out.



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sega Have Released A New Trailer For The 3DS Version Of Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games

Sega have released a new trailer for Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games on the 3DS. this trailer uses in-game action to show many of the 3DS Specific features, like motion controls and blowing into the microphone.


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Konami Have Released A New Trailer For The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Konami have released a new trailer for Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. this trailer shows what games, including bonus games, are included in the collection and how much better they now look in HD. the trailer goes over some game specific changes, like dual analogue controls for Peace Walker.


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Temco Koei Announce Warriors Orochi 3 Comes To The EU On PS3 And Xbox 360 On 30th March

Temco Koei have announced Warriors Orochi 3 comes out across the EU on PS3 and Xbox 360 on 30th March. Warriors Orochi 3 combines the heroes from Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors in a new story. a first the series, Warriors Orochi 3 also has characters from Ninja Gaiden, Warriors: Legends of Troy, Bladestorm, Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll and Dead or Alive.in all there are over 120 playable characters in the game.

The Story of Warriors Orochi 3 is that when a new threat emerged, many heroes were defeated. to save the day, the remaining heroes go back in time to save the fallen heroes, forge new alliance, and collect powerful weapons.

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A New feature for Warriors Orochi 3 is the Bond System. by fighting side by side, rescuing allies, and accepting missions, you can increase the bonds between characters. these bonds can influence the games' storyline. Other features include 3 character tag team, 2 player split screen co-op, two player online story and free mode.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Eat Sleep Play Announce Twisted Metal Has Gone Gold, Comes With Sweet Tooth Starhawk Skin


Sony and Eat Sleep Play have announced that Twisted Metal has gone gold. the game is set to come out on 14th February. pre-order incentives for Twisted Metal include a code to download Twisted Metal: Black and early access to to Axel.

David Jaffe has revealed there will be a day 1 patch for Twisted Metal. he kinda apologises for it and does say that it will be a small patch that brings some balance tweaks. he has also released a new video. this long video has David talking about why there is a patch, explaining why it needs to be done. he also goes on to talk about more game features like splitscreen racing and the demo. the video is long and casual but does show in-game action from around 7.40 minutes in.


Source:  USA Playstation Blog And Eurogamer

Sony Have Released A New Trailer And Screenshots For Dr Who: The Eternity Clock


Sony have released a new trailer and screenshots for their upcoming PS3 and PS Vita game, Dr Who: The Eternity Clock.The trailer shows in-game action, revealing the game has sequences similar to Shadow Complex. the trailer also reveals many of the monsters, The Silence, Cybermen, Silurians, And The Darleks. The trailer also reveals that the game will feature The Dr and River.



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Source: EU Playstation Blog

UK Game Charts; FIFA 12, Skyrim, Just Dance 3, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3

FIFA 12 is the UK number 1 again. there was some movement in the charts this week with Saints Row: The Third moving from 14 to 7 and Rayman Origins moving from 17 to 9. there were also 3 re-entries in the top 20 with WWE, Skylanders and Cars 2 coming in 18, 19, 20.

1 - FIFA 12
2 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
3 - Just Dance 3
4 - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
5 - Battlefield 3
6 - Zumba Fitness
7 - Saints Row: The Third
8 - Zumba Fitness 2 
9 - Rayman Origins
10 - RAGE
11 - Mario Kart 7
12 - Assassin's Creed Revelations
13 - Super Mario 3D Land
14 - Need For Speed: The Run
15 - Wii Fit Plus 
16 - Football Manager 2012
17 - Mario And Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games
18 - WWE 12
19 - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
20 - Cars 2

Charts Supplied By 3. UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

Last Week Top 20

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What Did You Play This Week?

Wow, where did that week go? I didn't end up playing much this week. One game I forgot to mention playing last week is Football Manager 2012.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales – DS

as I revealed last week i'm currently renting this game. I didn't get too much further in the game, completing a couple of extra books. I'm currently a bit stuck on one of the mini-games, its annoying as it really does take you out of the experience. There have been a couple of mini-games that i've found difficult, but this is the first i've left and moved on from. I don't know if i'll be able to continue the game or have to go back to unlock more things.




Football Manager 2012 - PC

I got this game via Steam when it first came out. Until then, I had previously been playing Football Manager 2012. when I play a new Football Manager I start off with FC Bayern Munich, I find they have a solid squad and let me experiment with new plays and get used to the game without being sacked quickly. I'm a few years in into my game and enjoying it. It took sometime adjusting to 2012 after playing 2010, and that's one of the reasons why i've taken my time and not got more years in.






Eufloria – PS3

I had played the demo for this game a while back. I enjoyed it but didn't end up getting it. Now the game is on sale on the PSN I jumped at the chance to buy it. I've done the first 10 of so levels, including the tutorial, and i'm really enjoying myself. Graphically, the artsyle is simple and effective. Its clear what everything is and it looks great on TV. The music is also simple and effective, though I personally think it may repeat itself just a bit too much. Initially the controls may seem a bit complicated, but after the tutorial it becomes clear how simple it is to control.

The idea is simple, you are a type of flower and you have to colonise other barren spaces. Each space has its own properties, its these properties that determine your flowers. More speed is more streamlined, more power is more robust. Some lands have other flowers on them. Its then up to you to defeat them and colonise. As you play there are “Artefacts” to collect. These slightly change the music as you play. Some games just take a few minutes but some can last 30 minutes, but the key part so far is that if you get a stalemate your able to change your tactics. If this sounds the least bit interesting, I highly recommend playing the demo for the game.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

EA Have Released A Features Trailer For Grand Slam Tennis 2

EA have released a new trailer for Grand Slam Tennis 2. this trailer goes over the games main features, including the 10 year career mode, character customisation (which you can share), and online modes.


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Sony Have Released A Behind The Scenes Look At Motion Capturing In Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Sony have released 2 new videos for Uncharted: Golden Abyss. these two videos show the motion capture process, where they get the voice actors to act out the scene in the game. Sony started motion capturing for Uncharted: Golden Abyss in February 2011. Sony also discuss writing the story for Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the script alone is over 400 pages and went through over 40 revisions.






Source: EU Playstation Blog

Konami Announce Puddle Comes To The PSN And XBLA On 25th January

Konami have announced Puddle is coming to the PS3 PSN and Xbox 360 XBLA on 25th January. Puddle is an upcoming puzzle game that sees you guiding a puddle across various levels. The Playstation 3 version of the game will support Playstation Move and Sixaxis. Konami have released some new screenshots showing several of these levels, as well as many hazards.

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Digital Reality And Grasshopper Have Released A New Trailer For Sine Mora Showing Normal And Hardcore Difficulty

Digital Reality and Grasshopper have released a new trailer for Sine Mora. Sine Mora is an upcoming shoot'em up that has over 60 combinations of planes and time manipulation, the soundtrack is composed by Akira Yamaoka. Sine Mora is set to come out exclusively on Xbox 360 XBLA. This trailer uses in-game action to show the differences between the normal, more casual, difficulty level and the hardcore difficulty.

 
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Sony Have Released New Artwork And The Opening Cinematic To WipEout 2048

Sony have released the opening Cinematic and Artwork for WipEout 2048, their upcoming PS Vita game. the first video is the opening cinematic, the second is the opening cinematic with developer commentary. in that video they break it down and explain what they are trying to show. they also talk about the WipEout history. And finally we have new concept art and artwork for WipEout 2048, is a mix of landscapes and tracks.





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Source: USA Playstation Blog

Nintendo Have Released A New Gameplay Video For Kid Icarus: Uprising On The 3DS

Nintendo have released a new trailer for Kid Icarus: Uprising. this gameplay trailer focuses on combat, with a giant boss battle against a Kracken.


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Bethesda Have Released A New Trailer For The Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition

Bethesda have released a new trailer and boxart for the Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition. the trailer shows the DLC that is included in this edition. as far as i know, this game is set to come out in the first couple of weeks of February.


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Ubisoft Have Released A New Dev Dairy For Ghost Recon Online That Focuses On Different Ghost Classes

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online. this trailer is a dev dairy that focuses on the different character classes in the game. the trailer shows in-game action of each class, highlighting the main differences between them and offering tips on how best to play as each class.


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Friday, January 20, 2012

Sony Have Revealed The Boxart For MLB 12 The Show



Sony have revealed the boxart for MLB 12 The Show.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

THQ Have Released A Behind The Scenes Look At Death In Darksiders 2

THQ have released a new behind the scenes look at Darksiders 2. this video focuses on the Death character and shows in-game action of him. the dev team talk about the look of Death and how he differs from War, the character in the first game. they also reveal some of the different locations in the game.


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RedLynx Have Released A New Video For Trials Evolution Showing In-Game Action

RedLynx have released a new look at Trials Evolution. this video was taken from their recent appearance on Inside Xbox and it shows in-game action from Multiplayer, Single Player, and the in-game editor. several locations are shown and in the video they talk about how the game has evolved from the first Trials game.

Tequila Works Announce Publishing Deal With Microsoft Studios, Deadlight Coming Exclusively To XBLA This Summer

Tequila Works have announced they have a publishing deal With Microsoft Studios. Tequila Works are based in Spain and formed in 2009. they are currently working on several original IP and the first of them is Deadlight. Deadlight is a "Cinematic Puzzle Platformer" that is coming exclusively to the Xbox 360 XBLA this summer. the trailer below is a teaser trailer for the game.



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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Capcom Announce Resident Evil 6, Coming November 2012 To PS3 And Xbox 360

Capcom have announced Resident Evil 6, game coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 this November. Capcom have also confirmed that the game will have Leon S Kennedy and Chris Redfield paired up. The game seems to have more than one story line, for example Chris is in China whilst Leon is investigating a separate event. their storylines do cross over

Capcom have revealed some of the story/set the scene for Resident Evil 6
"It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left."



Source: Capcom Unity

PS Vita Designer, Tokashi Sogabe, Discusses Designing The Vita And Internal Battles

Sony have released an interview with the PS Vita designer Tokashi Sogabe. Tokashi Sogabe had previously designed the Walkman, Vaio Notebooks, and the PS3 Slim. He has revealed some secrets from development of the PS Vita. he talks about some issues he had designing the Vita, some of which were his own doing like trying to have it all made out of Metal (which means the 3G+GPS wouldn't have worked).


His first reveal is that they did try out a 5.5 inch screen that had all the buttons on it, but that idea was abandoned due to how it affected operating the PSV. one of the biggest issues faced when designing the PSV was the Analogue sticks.  he reveals they tried out laptop touch pads but they didn't feel responsive enough. he says he preferred them from a design point of view but Sony Worldwide Studios decided to go with them and where to place them.

Another conflict he had was with the engineers. as a designer he said he preferred the device to be as thin a possible, and this final model is a little bigger than what he wanted. ultimately it was up to the engineers to point out that having it bigger meant a bigger battery and more.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

EA Announce Shank 2 Comes To PS3 And Xbox 360 Axross Europe On 8th February For €9.99

EA have announced Shank 2, from Klei Entertainment, is set to come out across Europe on PC, PS3, And Xbox 360 for 8th February. the game will be available from the PSN for €9.99 and from XBLA for 800 MS Points. Shank 2 features Shank once more but now the game features more precise controls, new weapons, and smarter enemies. there is also now a survival mode, which works online and offline.

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Ed Boon Details PS Vita Specific Mortal Kombat Features, 150 Extra Challenge Tower Missions And More



Ed Boon has detailed the PS Vita version of Mortal Kombat. it has every feature the PS3 version has, including characters, DLC, and Story mode. Ed has admitted that the PS Vita version does have reduced polygons but the screen is good enough for the game to look like the console versions...and a 60 fps frame rate.

There are now Two Challenge Towers in the game, the original Challenge Tower and new 150 Challenge Tower designed to take advantage of the PS Vita, it will also be exclusive to the Vita. Mortal Kombat won't use the rear touchscreen, instead there is a focus on the front touchscreen. you can touch the x-ray meter to unleash a X-ray Attack. fatalities also have touchscreen inputs. 

There won't be any cross platform features with the PS3 and online multiplayer won't have 8 player online fighting modes or 4 players in one match. 

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Namco Bandai Have Released A New Story Trailer For Soul Calibur V

Namco Bandai have released a new trailer for Soul Calibur V. this story trailer provides some back story from the previous games, the overarching theme of the swords, and tells some story of these new characters.


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Activision Announce Partnership With Dark Horse Comics, New Prototype Comic Coming 15th February


Activison have announced they have partnered with Dark Horse Comics to bring a new Prototype digital comic. coming 15th February, this new comic will be broken into 3 original stories that bridge the gap between Prototype and Prototype 2. "The Anchor," illustrated by Paco Diaz, continues the story of Alex Mercer, the protagonist from the first game, while the second story, "The Survivors," illustrated by Chris Staggs, follows a small group of residents of New York trying to escape the city after it has been transformed into NYZ with the outbreak of the Blacklight virus.  The third and final story, illustrated by Victor Drujiniu, is "The Labyrinth" and provides fans a deeper look into the backstory of  PROTOTYPE 2's new protagonist, Sgt. James Heller. 

You can get each comic starting from the 15th February at Digital.Darkhorse.com, with a new release coming every other week.




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Square Enix Have Released A New Final Fantasy XIII-2 Trailer Showing Time Travel

Square Enix have released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2. this trailer uses in-game action to show the time travel mechanic in the game. the trailer shows how you find the crystals needed and some of the places you can go.


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Ubisoft Have Released A New I Am Alive Trailer Showing How To Deal With Enemy Encounters

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for I Am Alive. this video, with in-game examples, shows the options you have when faced with an enemy encounter. the simple option is to sneak up on them but in I Am Alive there are more options. you can draw your gun and pretend your going to shoot, use other weapons like Bow and Arrows, or just simply shoot them.


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Sony Announce The PSN Will Be Down For 12 Hours Due To Scheduled Maintenance From 8AM PST / 4PM GMT

Sony have announced the PSN will be down for 12 hours today. this downtime is for Scheduled Maintenance and starts from  8AM PST / 4PM GMT until 9PST Today and 6AM GMT tomorrow.

Sony say that during the maintenance you won't be able to access:
  • PlayStation Store on PS3, PSP, and Media Go. 
  • PlayStation Network Account Management. 
  • PlayStation Network Account Registration. 
  • PlayStation Home Music Unlimited & Video Unlimited services

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sega Have Released 2 New Trailers And Screenshots For London 2012

Sega have released 2 new trailers and screenshots for London 2012, the official videogame of the Olympic Games. the first trailer is a general game trailer that shows many of the sports in the game. the second trailer focuses on the main staidum on London 2012.

London 2012 is set to come out on PC, Xbox 360 with support for Kinect, and Playstation 3 with support for Playstation move, in June. there are over 30 events in the game set in their Olympic arenas. there are also several game modes including online and offline multiplayer and a single player Olympic Games mode. the game supports global leaderboards and everytime a player earns a medal online, that medal will be added to a national medal score.


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Focus Home Interactive Have Released A New Trailer For Realms of Ancient War, Their Upcoming Downloadable Hack’n’Slash Game

Focus Home Interactive have released a new trailer for Realms of Ancient War. the game is currently in development at Wizarbox and is coming to the PS3 PSN, Xbox 360 XBLA, And PC. Realms of Ancient War is a fantasy Hack’n’Slash Game and this trailer shows some of the worlds you'll be fighting through.




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Nintendo Announce Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir Comes To The 3DS On 13th April, Comes With 16 Page AR Book

Nintendo announce they are bringing Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir to the USA on the 3DS. the game is set to come out on 13th April. the game will come with a 16 page AR Book and incorporate your own world into the games story. the story of the game has you trying to free Maya, a girl who has been hiding in the shadows of an old house. The AR Book will activate movies and pictures that help tell the story of the game.

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Capcom Have Released PT 5 Of The Street Fighter X Tekken Opening Cinematic, Gameplay Trailers, And Tease New Fighters

Capcom have released 3 new videos for Street Fighter X Tekken. the first video is Pt 5 of the games opening cinematic. The Second video is a gameplay video which focuses on the Street Fighter fighters kicking Tekken characters butts. The final video is a trailer for the game. it introduces Balrog, Vega and Juri, Paul, Law and Xiaoyu. the trailer ends with gameplay from the PS Vita version. the video shows the 2 announced PS Vita exclusive characters, Cole and Kuro/Toro and then ends teasing 2 more unannounced exclusive PS Vita characters.



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Zero Punctuation - Super Mario 3D Land & Rayman Origins

This week Yahtzee tackles platformers. he takes on both Super Mario 3D Land & Rayman Origins and actually enjoys one of them. watch and find out...



Arc System Works Announce A PSV, PS3, And Xbox 360 EU BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend Limited Edition


Arc System Works have announced there will be a Limited edition for BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend when it comes out across Europe. each of the PS3, PS Vita, and Xbox 360 versions will get a Limited Edition. As yet, no specific release date has been announced other than Q1 2012. The Limited Edition comes with:

  • 12 super-high quality prints offering a rare glimpse into the Arc design process.
  • Printed on high-grade Hahnemuehle Torchon art card for an exceptional reproduction of the original artwork.  
  • Never-before seen concepts, sketches and technical drawings from the BlazBlue archives.
  • These beautiful prints are exclusive to the European Limited Edition and are unavailable anywhere else in the world.
  • "Song Interlude" Soundtrack




 BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend is the most feature packed version of BlazBlue. BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend has all the DLC Characters as standard as well as a new character called Relius Clover. the game also comes with the original BlazBlue Calamity Trigger Store remastered.

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Nintendo Have Announced A Limited Edition The Last Story Bundle For Its EU Wii Release


Nintendo have announced The Last Story is getting a limited edition bundle for its EU Release. coming out 24th February, this Limited Edition includes a copy of the game, a soundtrack CD which has 7 tracks from the game, and a illustrations art booklet. 

The Last Story is a RPG that has a real time battle system, and a story driven single player campaign. however, the game also has two online multiplayer modes, Deathmatch and Co-op. online battles can yield rare weapons which can then be used in the single player game.


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Demos Are Coming To The EU 3DS eShop From Tomorrow. Resident Evil: Revelations And Cooking Mama 4 First Up


Nintendo have announced Demos are coming to the 3DS eShop across Europe from tomorrow. the first demos to be on the store will be for Resident Evil: Revelations And Cooking Mama 4. Nintendo have also detailed future demos coming. these include Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure.

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Perfect World Announce Star Trek Online Is Now Free-To-Play

Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced Star Trek Online is now a free-to-play MMO. as the game is free-to-play anyone can download the game without a retail copy or subscription. you can download the game at http://www.startrekonline.com/.



The Star Trek Online website has a great table showing what Free-to-play gamers get and what benefits you can get if you pay for it. you can find that table here.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sega Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For The Rise Of The Samurai Expansion For Total War: Shogun 2

Sega have released new screenshots and a trailer for the Total War: Shogun 2 expansion Rise Of The Samurai. This expansion is set later than the original game and features new things like a railroad and a Gatling gun. this expansion is standalone and is set to come out in March.


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Naughty Dog Detail New Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Maps And Announce Even More Fortune Hunters' Club Benefits



Naughty Dog have detailed the next Uncharted 3 Map Pack. This map pack contains 4 maps, Cave, Fort, Lost City, and Sanctuary maps. these maps have new Dynamic Lighting Effects, New Particle effects, and other technical changes. this map pack should be out today on the USA PSN Store.

Initially, the Fortune Hunters' Club let you pay a one off fee and get 4 map packs and 3 character skin packs for a saving of 45%. Now Naughty Dog have announced the Fortune Hunters' Club will offer discount on 7 new packs. Naughty Dog haven't revealed what these new packs will be, they have teased that they are working on an Uncharted 3 Online Adventure for DLC. the screenshot above is from that adventure.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Rockstar Announce Max Payne 3 Comes To PS3 And Xbox 360 From 15th May And PC From 29th May


Rockstar have announced the release date for Max Payne 3 on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game comes out first in the USA on 15th May on PS3 And Xbox 360, with a PC release on 29th May. The International release of May Payne 3 on PS3 and Xbox 360 is 18th May, and on PC on 29th May.

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Warner Bros. And Neverrealm Announce Mortal Kombat Is Coming To The PS Vita This Spring

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Neverrealm have announced Mortal Kombat is coming to the PS Vita. coming this Spring, Mortal Kombat will feature brand new gameplay features developed exclusively for the PS Vita. Console features are also included, Tag Team, Challenge Tower, X-Ray Moves, And of course the deep story mode.

More about this PS Vita Mortal Kombat will be revealed in the future. at time of writing there are no screenshots, artwork, or videos for this game.

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Feral Interactive Announce Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Comes To Macs On 16th February For $29.99, £19.99, €24.99

Feral Interactive have announced they are bringing Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 to Macs on 16th February. the game will come to retail and also be available online digitally, from sites like the Mac App Store and Feral Interactive, for $29.99, £19.99, €24.99.



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Minimum system requirements:
1.4GHz Intel Mac
2GB RAM
128MB or better graphics card
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. 

The game does not support the following graphics cards:
ATI X1xxx series, 
NVIDIA 7xxx series
Intel GMA series. 

These system requirements are provisional and subject to change before release.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Square Enix Have Released A New Game Trailer For Heroes Of Ruin

Square Enix have released a new trailer for Heros Of Ruin, their upcoming Nintendo 3DS RPG. this trailer uses in-game action to help tell some of the games' story. combat and exploring is the main focus of the in-game action.


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Deep Silver Announce All UK GAME Pre-Orders Of Catherine Will Come With An Exclusive Artbook And Soundtrack CD


Deep Silver have announced all UK GAME pre-orders of Catherine, on either system, will get an exclusive artbook and soundtrack CD. other EU Countries will get this pre-order bonus with specific retailers. the artwork in the booklet will not be available anywhere else, the same applies to the music tracks.

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MonkeyPaw Games Announce The English Language Version Of Arc The Lad Comes To The UK PSN On 18th January

MonkeyPaw announce Arc The Lad will come out on the UK PSN On the 18th January. this will be the english language version of the game. the game had previously been released on the PSN but it was the Japanese Language version. the English Language release had been delayed a couple of times, with it most recently been announced as coming out earlier in the month.





Source: EU Playstation Blog

Deep Silver Announce Ryder White DLC For Dead Island Comes out 1st February For £7.99 / 800 MS Points



Deep Silver have announced new DLC For Dead Island. Coming the first 1st February on PS3, Xbox 360, And PC, The Ryder White DLC lets you play as Ryder White, the antagonist of the main game, and learn more about his motivations and why he does what he does in the game. The DLC offers a single player campaign with several hours of story content. there are also 2 new blueprints and weapons. The DLC will cost £7.99 on Steam and PSN and 800 MS Points on The Xbox 360.

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UK Game Charts; FIFA 12, Just Dance 3, Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Zumba Fitness

FIFA 12 is the UK number 1 again. there wasn't much movement in the chart this week, again there were no new games in the top 20. for the second week running, Fitness games dominate the chart, with Zumba Fitness And Zumba Fitness 2 at 6 and 7. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 and Wii Fit Plus also reappear in the top 20.

1 - FIFA 12
2 - Just Dance 3
3 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
4 - Battlefield 3
5 - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
6 - Zumba Fitness
7 - Zumba Fitness 2
8 - RAGE
9 - Assassin's Creed Revelations
10 - Need For Speed: The Run
11 - Mario Kart 7
12 - Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012
13 - Forza Motorsport 4
14 - Saints Row: The Third
15 - Super Mario 3D Land
16 - Football Manager 2012
17 - Rayman Origins
18 - Mario And Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games
19 - Kinect Sports: Season Two
20 - Wii Fit Plus

Charts Supplied By 3. UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

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