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GOONL!NE: The Game of the Year Awards 2009

Posted in 2k Games, Activision, Atari, Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Eidos, Final Fantasy XIII, Konami, Microsoft Games Studios, Namco Bandai Partners (Atari EU), Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Square Enix, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Take Two, Ubisoft, Valve, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on December 24, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

By Jonathan Cullen.

It’s that time of year, folks.

The time where we sort the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff and find out which is better: Coke or Pepsi? Daddy or Chips? But in our case, Uncharted 2 or Modern Warfare 2.

These are just two of the game that are in the running for Game of the Year 2009, alongside Batman: Arkham Asylum and Street Fighter IV.

We do have other awards too though, you know. So, let’s not waste any other time, and let’s get cracking. All of the awards are below.

Just one thing though: all of the staff involved in the process, both full-time and freelance, had a clean slate. They were free to pick any game that was on the consoles as their nomination. Basically, you picked Left 4 Dead 2 as a nomination in GOTY, it would also go down as your vote for GOTY. Same for all the other categories.

This could mean you may only see one game completely run away with it in one category, while it becoming very close in others.

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Cologne 2009: Sony Unveil New Heavy Rain Trailer and Characters

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Trade Shows 2009 with tags , , , on August 18, 2009 by James Love

Heavy Rain

David Cage was on stage for Quantic Dream demoing more of Sony’s upcoming thriller, Heavy Rain.

Cage announced the two brand new characters for the game, one a private detective called Scott Shelby and the second called Ethan.

Ethan lost his eldest son in a crowd, and he was hit by a car and died.  Another son is apparently kidnapped by The Origami Killer, Ethan it seems is not the luckiest fellow around. The video ends with  a car chase, gunplay, some police kicking down a door and ending with someone saying, “Everything I did, I did for love,” presumably Ethan.

The new trailer follows the jump.

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Cologne 2009: EU Video Store Launching November

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Store, Trade Shows 2009 with tags , , on August 18, 2009 by James Love


The Video Download Service will be available later this year. It’ll be for both PS3 and PSP and will begin with just films, but will expand out to include local content.

You’ll be able to rent and buy films in either SD or HD, and it will be coming to the UK, France, Germany and Spain in November, expanding to further territories throughout 2010.

Cologne 2009: SingStar: Beatles coming

Posted in EA, GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Trade Shows 2009 with tags , , , , , on August 18, 2009 by James Love


MCV are reporting that Sony have tied a deal with EA to release a SingStar game based on the songs of 60’s band The Beatles.

The game is set to launch in September this year along side the The Beatles: Rock Band game from EA, and it will be an instrument-free port of the game to a degree.

The Beatles will be the fourth band to have their own dedicated SingStar game following in the steps of ABBA, Queen and Take That.

Kmart Confirm PS3 Slim “Rumours Are Reality” and Price Cut

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009 with tags , , on August 18, 2009 by James Love

PS3 slim

US Retail giant Kmart have began taking pre-orders for the much-rumoured PS3 Slim model, and on the banner on their homepage have confirmed it too.

The price has been cut and is listed at $299, whilst a release date has been given of August 24th.

Asda in the UK have slashed the price of the PS3 nationwide to £250, bundling the console with the Terminator Salvation game, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on Blu-ray and a choice of either Ghostbusters: The Game or inFamous too.

Stay tuned for information from Sony’s GamesCom press conference at 17.30 BST to see if the Slim is finally unveiled.

Cologne 2009: 1UP Hint at Possible Gran Turismo 5 Date Announcement Next Week

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2009 by James Love


There has been much speculation over recent weeks of a possible Gran Turismo 5 release date, and 1Up’s ListenUP podcast have been dropping more hints of a possible 2009 release date.

This excerpt from the podcast from the final minutes strongly hints at a big game announcement this week at GamesCom.

John Davidson: “Big Sony game coming up this year you might not have expected”

Garnett Lee then asks if John can give any more hints without blowing cover. John’s response it to wait ’til next week. Sam Kennedy then clears his throat by making engine noises and asking “What are you driving at?”

With GT5 being listed for this year by major retailers like GAME and, it is quite likely that we could now hear something from Sony on Tuesday about their flagship race title during their GamesCom conference in Cologne

Lempel: We’re No Longer Doing “catch up” on XBL

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

playstation-3Director of the PlayStation Network in the US, Eric Lempel, has said that the PSN is no longer playing “catch up” with Xbox Live.

It comes in an interview with IndustryGamers.

I don’t think there’s a lot of ‘catch up’ [with XBL] any more. In some cases, I think we’ve got more, and we’ve got some other things they don’t have. In terms of strengths, of course we’re still free, and we’re giving you a lot for free. It’s not just free online gaming, but we’ve got PlayStation Home, which is a massive community and application that’s totally free to use. I think there’s a lot we’re doing that in some cases they’re not doing, and I don’t see a lot of things they’re doing that we’re not.

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