Archive for June, 2009

CONFIRMED: Second Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Beta to Commence Soon

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , , , on June 30, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

uncharted-2-multiplayerNaughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has just confirmed in a livetext to the US PS Blog that a second multiplayer beta for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be coming before release, but dates for it, or for that matter how to get your hands on it, is to be decided yet. Asked if there was gonna be a open beta, Wells basically answered there would be.

Yes, we’re going to have another multiplayer demo before the game hits shelves. The exact timing isn’t finalized yet, but it should be available to an even wider group this time, so if you missed the last one I don’t think you’ll have any problem getting in this one.

Earlier, Wells confirmed a date for the game would be incoming, but would give no more then that. Catch our hands on impressions of the first multiplayer beta here.

It’s out this Fall for the PS3.

Naughty Dog: Uncharted 2 Release Date Coming Soon

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

uncharted-2-1Ongoing right now is a livetext on the US PS Blog involving Naughty Dog and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, where ND’s creative director Amy Hennig and co-president Evan Wells are in the chat.

During said chat, Wells has just confirmed that a release date is incoming very soon, the game was put down for just a Fall release.

We still haven’t announced our release date. So for now it’s still “Fall”, but I assure you that an official date will be announced very soon.

We’d like to see a date soon, preferingly sooner then later, both in the announcement and the release date. Either way, it’s exclusive to the PLAYSTATION 3 and is coming this year.

Splinter Cell: Conviction – Developer Diary 1 Released

Posted in Ubisoft with tags , , , , on June 30, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

splinter-cell-convictionIf you want a reason why we picked this as our Best of Show at E3 2009 at the start of this month, this developer diary shows why. Splinter Cell: Conviction looks set to be an absolutely thrilling games like it’s predecssors before it. Catch it after the jump, and you’ll see why and know what we mean.

It’s out this Fall, exclusive to the Xbox 360.

From IGN.

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Forza Motorsport 3 to Feature Japanese Tracks and Cars Including Suzuka

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on June 30, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Forza 3Swoon! Turn 10 have released brand new shots of Forza Motorsport 3 for the Xbox 360, announcing a brand new list of cars as well as 3 new tracks, all of which come from Japan.

The full list of cars is after the jump, but the new tracks are Suzuka, Tsukaba and Twin Ring Motegi. PR and Shots are after the jump, game’s out in October for the Xbox 360.

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RUMOR: PS3 Slim Manufacturing Contracts Awarded

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , on June 30, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

playstation-3Oh Sony, uncle Jack isn’t gonna be happy about this one.

Joystiq has recieved word that two Taiwonese manufacturing companies have been given contracts to create the PS3 slim for a upcoming August/Fall release (according to Ars). The manufacturing orders for the console have split in half to two companies in Taiwan, Foxconn and Pegatron.

All we’re saying as far as we’re concerned on the subject is Cologne at GamesCOM in a month and a half from now. Keep an eye out.

RUMOR: Steven Spielberg’s LMNO EA Project Named Eve

Posted in EA, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on June 30, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

SpielbergStart your engines, internet rumor machine.

Steven Spielberg’s secret EA project, which was once known as LMNO, now has a name and it’s now known under the monkier of Eve. The piece of info comes from the CV of former EA staffer, Melissa Garza who worked at the publisher between July 08 and October 08.

The game shows up on her CV.

Further confirmation comes from another CV from another former EA staffer, Raffael Dickreuter, who worked on the game on texturing, texture painting and modeling.

It was only a week ago when rumor went about the project was cancelled, but EA stated that the project is still in development.

Spielberg isnt just helping out on this one, or other games with EA including Boom Blox. Spielberg announced that he is working on projects for Project Natal for the 360 at E3.

From sa.

RUMOR: New York Weddling Listing (we know, innit) Cites Fable III in Development

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

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Amy E. Gilbert and Joshua Samuels Atkins are to be married Sunday in San Francisco. Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum is to officiate in the Penthouse of the Fairmont Hotel.

Ms. Gilbert, 31, is keeping her name. She is studying for a Ph.D. in molecular medicine at King’s College in London. She graduated from Middlebury.

She is a daughter of Kathy Kearns of San Francisco and the late Nathan Gilbert, who lived in San Mateo, Calif. Her mother retired as a program manager for Meals on Wheels in Santa Cruz, Calif. Her father was a lawyer in San Mateo.

Mr. Atkins, 34, is the lead game designer for Fable III, a video game series produced by Lionhead Studios in Guildford, England. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Wait, what?

Mr. Atkins, 34, is the lead game designer for Fable III, a video game series produced by Lionhead Studios in Guildford, England. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Ah, we see. Personally, we’re siding with the fact that it could be a typo. However, thats not to say Lionhead are working on the game. Peter Molyneux has come out and said in the past that he has arc’s set up for Fable’s III, IV and V. Plus, earlier this year at the gaming BAFTA’s, comedian Jonathan Ross said that he was doing voicework on the game.

Lionhead however are a busy bunch for Fable III right now though, they’re working on the Natal game, Milo.

From NYT, via Kotaku.

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