Archive for August, 2008

New Contributor: Ali_The_Brit

Posted in GOONL!NE Stuff with tags , , on August 31, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Yallo folks.

Just to let you know, we’ve got a new staffer joining us.

His name is Ali_The_Brit and he’s gonna be your Editor in Chief for the Xbox 360 (The Editor in Chief slot for the Wii wasnt filled sadly and we aint looking for anybody else now till after TGS but if you want to make your interest, contact details are in Contact Us)

Anyways, he’ll make his introduction post soon so give him a warm welcome.

Johnny.

RUMOR: OPM Rumor’s Kingdom Hearts III at TGS

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , on August 31, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

OPM Issue 23 reached subscribers yesterday and the issue contained 2 world exclusive reviews of Mercenaries 2 and Fifa 09, both god 7/10 and 9/10 respectfully.

But there was an intersting part in the issue which may raise a couple of eyebrows come TGS time including ours.

Hit the jump to find out what it is.

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Square Enix Buys 30% of Tecmo, Possible Takeover Coming?

Posted in Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on August 29, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Square Enix announced this morning that they have bought over 30% of shares of currently troubled Japanese developer, Tecmo.

The developer behind the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive has been through rough times recently with it’s most notable developer in the company Tomonobu Itagaki, behind both the NG and DOA series, being fired with Tecmo’s president Yoshimi Yasuda resigning last week.

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Dead Space Moved Forward in Europe to October 24th

Posted in PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on August 29, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

EA has announced that their new IP Dead Space, for the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360, will be moved forward of it’s release of October 31st (Thats Halloween to you & me) to October 24th.

But the PC verison will still release on October 31st as planned.

The move will probably not come as a surprise considering that 2 of the biggest blockbusters of the year, LittleBigPlanet and Fallout 3, is out the same week with LittleBigPlanet out on the 29th with Fallout 3 out on October 31st.

Press Release After the Jump.

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Final Fantasy XIII: New High-Res Shots

Posted in PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on August 28, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

IGN’s posted some fantastic looking pictures of Final Fantasy XIII from the Dengeki PlayStation issue from Square Enix’s event a couple of weeks ago.

They are after the jump, Final Fantasy Versus XIII too.

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2nd Batch of Sony European Beta Invites Sent

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , on August 27, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

For anybody who has signed up to Sony’s Beta Trial’s in EU recently, you may wanna check your emails right now because you may have got an email.

The emails were sent this morning but unlike the emails which were sent for anybody looking to playtest PlayStation Home, they were for full beta membership.

But not to panic if you didnt get one.

Sony has said that they will be sending more invites every week.

So calm down people, you may still get in yet.

New Warhawk Expansion Leaked

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

On a forum post on the EU PS Forums, it’s claimed that the new Warhawk expansion, due on the PS Store on Thursday called Fallen Star, has been put on the PS Store as part of the combined booster pack of Broken Mirror and Omega Dawn.

At the time of writing this story, the original thread has been deleted but more and more threads are starting to pop up. But there is more which is after the jump.

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Ryan Payton Leaves Kojima Productions

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Anybody who is a big fan of anything Kojima Productions such as the games (obviously MGS4) all the way down to the podcasts and in particular a couple of the staff wil be sad to hear that Ryan Payton has left Kojima Productions.

Payton, who was a major part of the Western release of Metal Gear Solid 4 along with being a very crucial part of development in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, announced to Kotaku that he left KP due to personal reasons stating that some heavy news to his mum was the reason he left.

I went back home to my family’s place in Washington state and literally three weeks after MGS4 launched we were hit with some pretty heavy news concerning my mom. I don’t think I need to go into details, but all of this has reminded me about how important family is. So this past month I decided to leave Kojima Productions and look to continue my career working closer to my family in North America.

But before he left, in that interview, he did give one last golden nugget.

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Leipzig 08: GOONL!NE’s Round Up of Leipzig Games Convention 2008

Posted in Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

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Well, it’s at an end now sadly but we still have one more big gaming convention to come and thats the Tokyo Games Show.

If only we could afford to go to Japan =(

Anyways, this year’s GC was jam packed full of news…yes, we did post Sony news from all of it but in our defence, they were the only one of the big three to put in a big appearence at the convention.

Anyways, our round up is after the jump.

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YouTube Channel This Week

Posted in GOONL!NE Stuff with tags , , , , on August 24, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Okay, you may have been wondering why there hasnt been no updates to the YT channel.

Well, dont fret, tomorrow will get a very big update to the channel with stuff including LittleBigPlanet and Heavy Rain plus more.

So check back tomorrow for that update.

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