Daily Archives: August 18, 2009

  • GamesCom: Mass Effect 2 screens are a sight to behold

    EA has just sent us over some rocking Mass Effect 2 screens. Nice to look at they are. We have them after the break. Tell the wife to go hide while you enjoy yourself.

  • GamesCom: Dragon Age: Origins video shows Darkspawn

    A new Dragon Age: Origins video was shown by Ray Muzyka during EA’s press event today at GamesCom. We have it posted for you below the fold courtesy of BigDownload. The video reveals the origins of the Darkspawn and how the Grey Wardens were formed to fight back all the evil. Game’s out in November […]

  • GamesCom: Videos for Digital Reader and PSP Minis

    Sony has released videos for both the Digital Reader and PSP minis. We have both posted after the break courtesy of Joystiq. For now, the Digital Reader is for comics only, but who knows what the future holds. Digital copies of Wuthering Heights, The Doppelganger or Atonement may not be just a pipe dream folks. […]

  • Persona 3 PSP details - gender choice, new in-game events

    Details on Persona 3 PSP’s downsized upgrade are finally* starting to roll in, and the game’s looking like much more than a simple port. Most notably, all that female main character jazz is choice-driven. At the game’s outset, you decide rather you want to be a soft-skinned, purty-lookin’ Japanese girl or a boy who, well, […]

  • Kotick: “People are happy with exisiting franchises”

    Activision’s Bobby Kotick, has told The Economist that despite criticism that the company is too dependent on exploiting franchises, many gamers feel the opposite. “A small segment of very vocal gamers say everything has to be new and different every year,” he told the site. “Actually, people are happy with existing franchises, provided you innovate […]

  • New Gran Turismo 5 info and screens appear on official website

    The official Gran Turismo 5 website has updated with some brand new info and screens for you to feast on. However, the info is in Japanese on the game’s website. Luckily, GTPlanet has the info translated for you already. Here’s what you’ll get when the game releases: 1,000 vehicles in the game 80 courses in […]

  • Ju-On: The Grudge Euro trailer shows people playing it

    A new trailer for Ju-On: The Grudge has surfaced on the net. It’s the Euro trailer, and it’s after the break. Game’s out in October for Wii on both sides of the pond.

  • Sony's GC Press Event: Watch the moment the PS3 Slim is revealed

    Pictures dont do this justice. After the jump is the moment SCEI president, Kaz Hirai, steps out on stage and introduces the PS3 Slim to the world, bringing to an end the worst kept secret in all of mankind. He also talks about the price cut as well. From GT.

  • New God of War III screens are family friendly

    Or at least, they’re as family friendly as God of War screens get. No blood, entrails, or cyclops-turned-no-clops in sight. Just Kratos and a big, mean monster man striking poses at each other. There are also a couple shots of Kratos attempting to fly in a cave, which strikes us as counterproductive. See them all […]

  • Silent Hunter 5 revealed, trailer shows the inside of a sub

    Ubisoft has announced Silent Hunter 5 at GamesCom for PC. Currently in the works at its Romanian studio, it’s expected to be released in 2010 and to continue the realistic submarine combat sim series by being set in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Players will be able to take control of both Allied subs and German […]

  • Wolfenstein multiplayer dev sees layoffs on launch day

    Just as Endrant Studios finished pushing Wolfenstein out the door, the big bad wolf that is financial troubles came and blew the developer’s house down. Or part of it, anyway. “We have recently completed a development cycle and have regrettably been forced to make adjustments to staff and headcounts,” a company rep told GamesIndustry.biz. “Those […]

  • GamesCom: PSP Go to retail in the UK for £225

    A SCEE rep has confirmed to VG247  that the PSP Go will retail in the UK for £224.99. It comes as the platform holder gutted the price of the fat Playstation 3 tonight down to £249, while also sticking on the same price tag for the newly revealed PS3 Slim. We see some special bundles […]

  • Pictures and video of PS3 Slim from PlayStation: The Official Magazine offices

    Some very lovely shots of the slim can be seen over on Flickr. The folks at Sony brought a slim to the offices of the PlayStation: The Official Magazine and that’s basically what you’ll see. Lovely photos of the thing. Did we mention that it was lovely? No? Well it is lovely. Have a look. […]

  • Amazon UK has PS3 slim up for preorder

    Amazon UK is now taking preorders for PS3 Slim. Says it’s 32 percent smaller, 36 percent lighter and consumes 34 percent less power than the original. Has it up for £249.99 coming out September 4. By the way, only five units per household, so that means you can put 4 on eBay like the Wii […]

  • Natal is "very, very exciting," says Nakamura

    Guitaroo Man dev legend Mitsuru Nakamura and Harmonix boss Alex Rigopulos have both given clear indications that instrumentless music games are on the way with a bomb, speaking at a GamesCom Microsoft after-party tonight. “First of all it’s very, very exciting,” Nakamura said of Natal. “I think we all feel the same way,” he added, […]

  • Water coming to LBP in future downloadable addon kit

    MediaMolecule has announced an upcoming downloadable bit of goodies for LittleBigPlanet. Water will be added via a kit basically. Shows it in the reveal trailer posted after the break. Wonder if sackboys are drownable. Hope so.

  • Sony's GC Press Event: UK PS3 price-cut is officially £249, also UK price for Slim

    SCEE’s confirmed to GI that the sterling price-point for the fat Playstation 3 will be reduced to £249. It comes as the US and EU recieved price-cuts of up to $299/€299 tonight in SCEE’s GC presser. Meanwhile, the PS3 Slim will retail also for £249, according to MCV. More info through the links.

  • Rock Band "is just part" of many major musicians' jobs, says Rigopulos

    Harmonix boss Alex Rigopulos said in Cologne tonight that creating Rock Band content is now just part and parcel of route to market for many serious musicians. “It turns out that many major artists have taken advantage and are moving quickly to bring content to the platform,” said Rigopulos in a talk and Microsoft’s HQ […]

  • Comedian Danny Wallace to appear in Assassin's Creed II

    Comedian Danny Wallace has lent his voice to Assassin’s Creed II. His likeness and voice will appear as Shaun Hastings a guide and source of information for the player. “When the UK suggested Danny to us, we were completely open to the idea,” said script writer Corey May. “Danny has been fantastic to work with, […]

  • LittleBigPlanet GOTY Edition a no-go for Europe

    Yesterday, Sony let the cat out of the sack concerning a Game of the Year edition of LittleBigPlanet, topped off with such bonuses as 18 new levels and a ModNation Racers beta code. One problem, though: the announcement only mentioned a North American release for the game. We asked Sony about this glaring omission, and […]