So I’m sure most iDevice enthusiasts and Apple fans have seen John Carmack’s demonstration of his Rage engine running on an iPhone 4 during this year’s QuakeCon. Whether it was actually running at 60 fps as he claimed or not, it was quite an impressive display and gave us just a glimpse of what Apple’s little big machines are capable of. Continue reading
Today, 5 years ago, gamers lined up outside stores in anticipation for the release of the Playstation Portable in North America. Continue reading
There’s quite a bit of news coming from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this year. Biggest of which was Sony officially revealing their wand motion controller, now named the Playstation Move, to a much underwhelmed audience. Continue reading
Excited about God Of War III? We know we are, and to further fuel the excitement and anticipation for its release on the 16th of March, Roadrunner Records has released the “God of War III – Blood & Metal” EP yesterday.
The album consists of six God of War inspired tracks by heavy metal bands such as Trivium, Opeth and Killswitch Engage as well as other bands from the record label.
Owners of pre-Slim PS3s who have discovered that they’re unable to sign into the Playstation Network are affected by this bug. Various sites conclude that it might be caused by a bug in the firmware related to its calendar. Affected users all report that their date and times settings have been changed to 01/01/1999 or another date all together.
We have just found these funky Sackboy renders on the PlayStation blog’s Flickr account suggesting new DLC is inbound soon. Top of the list are 2 Killzone costumes, a Helghast – which we have seen before – and a `Sev` costume (Sev is the character you play in the single player campaign)
Next up is the slightly bonkers Buzz from the Buzz! Quiz games accompanied by Heavenly Sword’s Kai, the totally mad sister of Nariko.
No word yet on price or availability.
Following an exclusive announcement on Xbox LIVE that happened Monday, February 23 Capcom offers further details on Lost Planet 2. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, the landmark third-person shooter that debuted on Xbox 360, went on to sell over 2.2 million units worldwide after its release. This next instalment will offer deeper insight into the world of E.D.N III and the uncertain fate of future mankind.
Lost Planet 2 picks up 10 years since the events of the original adventure and the landscape has evolved dramatically. With the success of terraforming activities, the planet’s ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and other new environments. The story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience. With this concept, gamers will have the opportunity to engage in the story in a more dynamic way as plot threads evolve from various perspectives.
The strongest features from the first game will return in Lost Planet 2 making fans feel right at home. In addition to the anchor actions that made the gameplay in Lost Planet a true 3-D experience, Lost Planet 2 allows gamers to gain tactical advantage with a wide variety of new actions. The game will also contain a new addition to the enormous Akrids which were a fan-favourite in the first Lost Planet. Beyond the single player mode, Capcom claim Lost Planet 2 is loaded with one the most extensive multiplayer campaign seen in a shooter to date. The action packed campaign mode comes with the ability to form teams of up to 4 players online to clear mission objectives with friends.
In a statement from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) it was announced that the total number of registered accounts on PlayStation Network exceeded 20 million as of February 20, 2009. The registered accounts on PlayStation Network reached 5million in 1 year and 2 months, 10 million in 1 year and 8 months, and exceeded 20 million in only 2 years and 3 months from the service launch on November 11, 2006.
PlayStation Home launched in December 2008 and is said to have topped 4 million users in less than 2 months and will no doubt grow as more services are brought online, such as the Warhawk Command Center space which is due to go live this week.
Additionally, the number of users enjoying Life with PlayStation has now exceeded 2.6 million.The service offers users a new way to obtain information on a TV monitor in the living room by connecting it to the network via PS3. With "time" and "place" as keywords, Life with PlayStation will add more channels to enjoy content on the internet and broaden the world of entertainment beyond the realms of games.
SCEE have today confirmed the rumour that Little Big Planet is coming to PSP after all – along with a handheld version of the PS3 brutal off-road racer called MotorStorm: Arctic Edge. “There are a lot of big claims in the gaming industry but we’re confident when we say that 2009 is going to be an exciting year for PSP,” said Mark Hardy, European Marketing Director, SCEE. “Our fans have demanded big PSP titles and this year, we’re going to deliver again and again. With Resistance: Retribution, already on its way to stores, PSP gamers are going to get one big franchise after another.”LittleBigPlanet, developed in conjunction with Media Molecule, promises to offer new adventures with the same play, create, share experience for portable gamers. In addition brand new levels and environments will be specifically created for the platform.
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge sees the music, the festival and the brutal off-road racing game go off-piste with an Arctic adventure in it’s most extreme location yet: Alaska. Developed by award-winning Bigbig Studios, the team behind the best-selling Pursuit Force series, Motorstorm: AE brings two new vehicles to cope with the treacherous conditions: the Snowcat and the Snow Machine. One has the power and size to blast through packed snow, whilst the other has the grip and pace to combat most of what the sub-zero conditions can throw at it. The game is also expected to hit the PlayStation 2 platform later this year.
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