Archive for December, 2009

New Final Fantasy Versus XIII Trailer Shown at Jump Fiesta

Posted in PlayStation 3, Square Enix with tags , on December 19, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

According to Andriasang (via FF-XIII.net), a new trailer of Final Fantasy Versus XIII was shown at Jump Fiesta overnight.

Not much details of the trailer is known thus  far, but from what has been said already. The trailer does start with main character Noctis been picked up from the highway before the car speeds away. We don’t know more then what’s already been said other then that.

However, there are three important things to consider:

1) The trailer was shown in real time.
2) It was shown at Square’s Closed Mega Theatre.

But the most important thing of all is what was said at the end of the trailer:

“Revelation will come next time.”

We want this next trailer… NOW!

Final Fantasy Versus XIII will release when the world is coming to an end, exclusively to the PlayStation 3.

GOONL!NE Advent Calendar 2010: #12 – Alan Wake

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , on December 19, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

By Jonathan Cullen.

There has been many games in development  for a long time, with several of them announced in 2oo5. Arguably, Gran Turismo 5 and Red Dead Redemption is two of them games, but probably the biggest of the lot is almost certainly Alan Wake.

While Gran Turismo 5 has had several demos and GT5: Prologue released, with Rockstar working on several projects before RDR, Alan Wake was probably the game that has gone MIA the most this generation. But finally, it seems, we WILL get our hands on Remedy’s new IP next year.

The question is can Alan Wake really be the game it promised to be four years ago?

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Concept Shots of PS3 ‘Wand’

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , on December 18, 2009 by James Love

First shown off at E3 2009, the Sony motion control ‘wand’ has been subject of much interest, with it being recently rumoured to be called Gem after a leak by EA.

Now gadget magazine T3 (you may remember their PS3 Slim concept) have weighed in with their concept pictures of what Gem could look like.

Pics are after the break.

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Final Fantasy XIII Smashes 1 Million Mark in Japan

Posted in Final Fantasy XIII, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360 with tags on December 18, 2009 by James Love

We all knew Final Fantasy XIII would be big, and today Square Enix have announced the sales figures from Japan to back it up, with the game shifting over 1 million copies in its first 24 hours of being on shelves.

The sales figures though don’t include the Lightning Edition PS3 bundle, so if you were to include those the figure would be slightly higher.

[via Kotaku]

Heavy Rain DLC and Collector’s Edition Shown

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , on December 18, 2009 by James Love

Alex Pavey (European Product Manager for Heavy Rain) has given details of the DLC that’ll be coming to Heavy Rain when it launches next year, and has also shown off the Collector’s Edition of the game too.

Full details are after the jump. Heavy Rain is set to release on the PlayStation 3 in February.

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Uncharted 2 gets new title update

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , on December 18, 2009 by James Love

The PlayStation Blog have announced that Uncharted 2 is set to receive it’s third update today, bringing clan tags and bug fixes, as well as a significant decrease in loading times.

Full details are after the jump.

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Potential Pricing for PlayStation Network Detailed

Posted in PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Store with tags on December 18, 2009 by James Love

Details of a potential premium service for Sony’s PSN today were given to Kotaku in the form of a survey from IPSOS Online Research, which ranges from $50 a month to potentially $70 a year.

The sorts of bonuses offered by the hypothetical service includes hour long trails of games from the PS Store, free access to range of PSOne Classics, and cross-game voice chat.

The survey also included the following block of text:

“Sony is considering offering a premium PlayStation Network subscription in the future. The subscription offering would provide new premium features you could choose to pay for and are in addition to the features currently available for free such as access to online multiplayer gaming (current features would remain free).”

Other features mentioned are an extended warranty, early beta access and cloud-based storage.

Click on through to see a screenshot of the survey.

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GOONL!NE Advent Calander 2010: #11 – Red Dead Redemption

Posted in PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 with tags , on December 18, 2009 by Chris Hawke

By Will Swarbrick.

It was Niko’s walk that really got me in GTA IV. The way the immigrant swaggered, shoulders rolling, feet pumping the ground, leaning into each corner. It put so much character into something as simple as walking; you knew, right from the start, he was here to chew gum and kick ass.

So, Red Dead Redemption is leisurely strolling to our consoles, and the walk is back, albeit changed slightly. Arms slightly outstretched, large, unnatural sides, palms facing backwards, and a look that’s melt and burn butter simultaneously.

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New Mass Effect 2 Screens

Posted in EA, Xbox 360 with tags , on December 17, 2009 by James Love

We’re all hugely hyped for Mass Effect 2 here at GOONL!NE, check out our last article on it if you still need convincing why. Today those lovely chaps at EA sent out nine more screens to whet our appetites for the game, and you can find them after the jump.

Mass Effect 2 will land on the Xbox 360 in the UK on January 29th, and in the US on January 26th for the Xbox 360.

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Final Fantasy XIII Launches in Japan

Posted in Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Launch Portal, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360 on December 17, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

After years and months of waiting, Final Fantasy XIII has launched in Japan.

Square Enix has apparently confirmed that under 2 million units of the game has shipped to retailers in the country (thanks, UFFS), including those bundled with the Lightning and Sazh PS3 bundles that were also released, although numbers for how many bundles have shipped are unknown.

We wont get the early sales numbers for the game until possibly Friday most likely. As far as the hardware goes, for which FFXIII is expected to push PS3 sales into space, we’ll know the first indications on Friday when Media-Create releases the hardware numbers for the week, which should give the first indications.

We wont know the full effect of what the game has done in the MC software charts, as the game’s release was too late to be counted for the latest charts released earlier this morning.

The game won’t be releasing in the West until Tuesday March 9th 2010 for PS3 and Xbox 360. We’ve imported our copy of the game, so we’ll be sure to write some first impressions and maybe capture even the first 20 minutes. Stay tuned, sports fans.

For now, check our No# 10 of our 2010 Advent Calendar, which is Final Fantasy XIII today.

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