Tag Archives: Cologne 2009
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 22:27 BST
SCEE president Andrew House has told VG247 that initial feedback for PSPgo has been positive, and the consumers who hop on board first will benefit.
“I think, clearly, there is a delta there between PSPgo and the existing PSP-3000. We’ve received, to date, some tremendous anecdotal feedback on the form factor and the sheer sexiness of the device which I think bodes well for its launch.
“We, at least for Europe, were very keen to put an initial offer in place that would reward the consumer who jumps on board first. Therefore, I think the offer that we announced yesterday, that those initial purchasers will be able to get GT for PSP absolutely free. I think that goes a long way to addressing that.
“We’re also looking at some other plans further down the line that will come together for launch around people who have existing UMD libraries and what we can do to incentivize those as well. So, I think that and a combination of what is a really very attractive portable device leaves us feeling fairly confident where we are right now.”
Go through the link for the full interview.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 20:53 BST
Konami had their GC press conference today and none other then creator of the MGS series, the motherfucking man himself, Hideo Kojima was there.
He was there to demo Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and it’s co-op abillites for the game.
Kojima started off by showing the brand new trailer for the game, which you can find after the jump.
He then went on to say that, while co-op for the game is not like the recently released Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite, it does require a similar amount of teamwork.
Some of the co-op gameplay features shown in the demo included CPR, walking in tandem, hide in cardboard boxes together and back-to-back shooting. And before you know it, the demo was over.
There is more info at Kotaku.
Meanwhile, Konami have sent us ten brand new shots of the game. Them, and the trailer, are after the jump.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 12:50 BST
Oh Peter, you sly dog.
Don’t ever change.
So, Fable III was announced at the MS conference this morning in Cologne. What else was there? Umm, that was it basically, it was all about Fable III.
Although Fable II is coming to Marketplace on September 29. Overall, we’re just happy Fable III is coming at last.
Catch our round-up of what happened with Peter this morning below by hitting the links. The most important ones are in bold.
You’ll never know how much we love you, Peter.
- Microsoft press conference liveblog
- Churchill nabs an extra Lionhead update
- Fable III revealed [Update]
- The first pictures of Fable III
- Fable III is all about starting a revolution
- Fable II Episodic announced
- Fable III teaser shown
- Fable III dated for 2010 [Update]
- Lionhead still “working” on Milo and Kate
- Fable III teaser trailer now live
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 11:46 BST
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 22:58 BST
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 22:26 BST
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 coming for this and the PS3 Slim.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 20:58 BST
SCEA president Jack Tretton has spoken out on the PS3 Slim and the PS3 price-cut in a video interview with the US PS Blog for the first time.
“We’re extremely pleased that we’ve been able to meet production efficiencies that have allowed us to pass on those savings onto consumers,” said Tretton.
“As you know, the original Playstation and the PlayStation 2, we announced revisions of the hardware in the third and fourth years, we’re very pleased that, short of it’s third birthday, the Playstation 3 has achieved tremendous milestones which have allowed us to bring out this new form factor and pass those savings onto consumers, giving them the opportunity to buy this state of the art gaming system at half the price it originally debuted at in October 2006.”
Thanks, Wonderwall Web.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 20:07 BST
Sony announced during their GamesCom conference this evening that a set of mini-games, known simply as Minis, will be available from October 1: the day the PSP Go launches in Europe. They are 100Mb in size and will be available from the PS Store at launch and downloaded directly from the PSP.
SCEE president Andrew House promised that an extensive line-up of the games will be available, all the way from the PC and mobile game markets.
It’s unclear if this will work with older PSP models.
Read what happened during the conference here.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 18:49 BST
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 16:00 BST
EA’s confirmed that it’s sold over 100 million Sims games worldwide.
This is coming from their GamesCom press conference, which is ongoing right now.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 10:11 BST
Namco Bandai announced it’s GamesCom line-up this morning.
Games confirmed include Tekken 6, Katamari Forever, Tales of Symphonia, Champions Online and more.
Here’s the full list:
- Tekken 6 (Playstation 3/Xbox 360)
- Dragon Ball: Rising Blast (Playstation 3/Xbox 360)
- Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo (Wii)
- One Piece Unlimited Cruise 2 (Wii)
- Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii)
- Family Trainer: Extreme Challenge (Wii)
- Katamari Forever (Playstation 3)
- Champions Online (PC)
It all kicks off next week in Cologne, August 19-22, and we’ll be there. Obviously.
Press release is after the jump.