Archive for October, 2009

Infinity Ward Wants You To Fight Against Grenade Spam

Posted in Activision, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on October 31, 2009 by Chris Hawke

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Well here’s something you don’t see every day. Infinity Ward shows off a new feature, ‘Game Winning Kill’, which shows the last kill in a match, but in slow motion. But then left-handed starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cole Hamels turns up and asks you to fight against grenade spam.

The animation looks smooth, the graphics lush, and it is funny, until you realize that Fight Against Grenade Spam spells F.A.G.S, and hear the random swearing that’s sure to fill the lobbies of Modern Warfare 2 when it hits 360 and PS3 on the 10th November. We don’t quite know how to feel about Infinity Ward now…

Video after the jump.

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Hands on Impressions: God Of War III

Posted in PlayStation 3, Previews, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , on October 31, 2009 by Chris Hawke

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Developer: SCE Studios Santa Monica
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Also on: N/A (PlayStation 3 Exclusive)
Console Played on: PlayStation 3
Release Date: March 2010
Age Rating: ESRB M

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Rocksteady Hints At Batman Sequel

Posted in Eidos, Official PlayStation Magazine, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on October 31, 2009 by Chris Hawke

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Speaking in Issue 38 of Official Playstation Magazine (out now), Sefton Hill replied to the question of whether gamers would see a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum by saying this:

‘I’m not really allowed to comment on that, but there are definitely lots of exciting stories to tell in Batman’s world, and I can say that we’re really privileged to work on it, and excited about future possibilities.’

Maybe we’ll see the dank walls of Arkham Asylum again, or even a full-blown sandbox adventure in Gotham.

New Metro 2033 Screenshots And Artwork

Posted in THQ, Xbox 360 with tags , on October 31, 2009 by Chris Hawke

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Colour us excited for Metro 2033. The Survival Horror FPS is set to hit the Xbox 360 in early 2010, and it can’t come soon enough. Maybe we, like most people, are suckers for a post-apocolyptic wasteland scatters with crumpling  oppressionistic Soviet architecture, or maybe it’s just because we like shooting mutants, but if these 8 screenshots and 2 pieces of artwork are anything to go by, it’s going to be a sublime adventure.

Check them out after the jump.

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Uncharted 2 Gets Updated, Halloween Treat Coming Too

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , on October 30, 2009 by James Love

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The good folks over at the US PS Blog and the EU Blog have just announced an update for Uncharted 2 (1.01) which should be available now.

With Halloween on the horizon, it’s been announced that this weekend will be the first ever Double Cash Weekend, starting today (Friday 30th) at 11AM PST/6PM GMT and finishing Monday November 2nd at 11AM PST/6pm GMT.

Every match this weekend you’ll now get twice the cash award you normally would for completing typical game actions – not medal-related currency awards – giving everyone a leg up in increasing their rank.

A bunch of Naughty Dog staff will also be playing this weekend, so be on the lookout for the red Naughty Dog paw next to their PSN ID in the game.

A list of changes in the patch can be found after the jump.

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Studio Cambridge “Working On A New Product”

Posted in Official PlayStation Magazine, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , , on October 30, 2009 by Chris Hawke

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Talking to the Official Playstation Magazine, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida revealed that SCE Studio Cambridge have their hands in a new project;

“…But he won’t be drawn into discussing new, top secret games, other than letting it slip that 24 developer Studio Cambridge is “working on a new project we haven’t announced yet”

Studio Cambridge are best known for their MediEvil series, as well as aforementioned 24: The Game and working on LittleBigPlanet PSP. Could this ‘new product’ be a revival of the MediEvil franchise, or something to do with the Motion Controller? Now is th time for wild speculation, people.

Issue 38 of OPM is out now.

New Screenshots From The Ballad of Gay Tony

Posted in Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 with tags , on October 29, 2009 by James Love

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Today saw the release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City with the all-new episode The Ballad of Gay Tony on Xbox 360, which can be bought for 1600 MS points.

To celebrate the launch, we’ve got 6 new screenshots from the game direct from Rockstar that showcase the multiplayer amongst other things. Check them out after the jump!

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New Red Dead Redemption Screens

Posted in PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 with tags on October 29, 2009 by James Love

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Here’s the brand new set of screenshots from Red Dead Redemption straight from Rockstar.

We’ve got 4 in total, and they can be seen after the jump.

Red Dead Redemption is set to release in the first half of 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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European Game Releases [26/10 - 30/10]

Posted in Activision, Atari, Namco Bandai, Namco Bandai Partners (Atari EU), Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on October 29, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

The Ballad of Gay TonyOur EGR feature is back on GOONL!NE, as it is that time of year where the gaming schedule starts to get jam packed.

This week, the big release is Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the Xbox 360. The collection sees the two episodic DLC pieces for Grand Theft Auto IV come together in one disc, for anybody who doesn’t own The Lost and Damned or The Ballad of Gay Tony.

That said, if you already have The Lost and Damned, and you just want Gay Tony, you can download that as of now on Xbox Live for 1600MS points.

But it’s not just the Grand Theft Auto DLC that gets a release this week.

You also get DJ Hero for PlayStation 3, 360 and the Nintendo Wii, as well as Tekken 6 for PS360 and Wii Fit Plus for the Nintendo Wii.

Find the full list of console releases after the jump.

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Bayonetta Western Release Confirmed for January 2010

Posted in PlayStation 3, SEGA, Xbox 360 with tags , on October 29, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

BayonettaSEGA’s announced Bayonetta will get a Western release for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in January 2010.

The game, which is released today in Japan, will get a Western release from January 5th in the US and January 8th in the UK.

PR is after the break.

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