Archive for July, 2008

E3 2008: Sony Unveils Video Store, Launches Today in US

Posted in PlayStation 3 on July 16, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

At last night’s Sony E3 Press Conference Eric Lempel, Director of the PlayStation Network, showed off the PlayStation Video Store for the very first time.

Jack Tretton, CEO and President of SCEA, confirmed that as well as Sony (Naturally), other studios had signed up to include content on the store such as MGM, Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros and Fox.

In the demo, they showed how a download could take place with a download of a movie taking up to an hour at least depending on your broadband speed.Also, a pricing structure was announced varying for $2.99 for a movie rental and roughly around $10 – $15 for a download to keep.

As well as that, there would SD and HD movies on the store as well as TV shows although there were no TV shows confirmed at the conference. Movies shown include Cloverfield (My favourite movie this year), Walk Hard, Rambo and many more.

You can also take movies with you onto your PSP if you have a big enough memory stick and it wont cost you anything extra to do that.

Finally, Tretton wont to illiterate that the video store would be available as of today. Right now, its available in the US (I tried to see it on the PS Store via my US account but as of writing this, the Store has not shown in Europe) but it will be available in Europe and Asia before the end of the summer.

E3 2008: God of War III Unveiled

Posted in PlayStation 3 on July 16, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

At last night’s Sony E3 Press Conference, Jack Tretton unveiled God of War III for the very first time at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. He hinted it at the very start of show mentioning that a couple of other stars would be joing the Hollywood A-Listers such as Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid), Sackboy (LittleBigPlanet), Nathan Hale (Resistance) and Kratos (God of War)

Then, just after 9:00pm BST, Tretton unveiled the game.

“Yes, its true, God of War III is coming to PLAYSTATION 3″

Soon after, a teaser trailer in CGI was shown with destruction been shown in Olympus with Kratos saying “In the end, there will only be chaos”

We have the trailer on YouTube page but here it is for you.

E3 2008: Animal Crossing Wii Announced, Includes WiiSpeak

Posted in Nintendo Wii on July 16, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

At last night’s Nintendo E3 Press Conference, Nintendo announced that Animal Crossing for the Wii was coming before Christmas called Animal Crossing: City Folk. The first gameplay footage of it was shown off alongside the creator of Animal Crossing, Katsuya Eguchi.

Also shown for the very first time was something called WiiSpeak. WiiSpeak looks a bit like a re-vised Motion Sensor bar for the Wii but is actually a microphone which will be included with Animal Crossing: City Folk and is infact the first game to include Voice Chat for any Wii game.

Animal Crossing: City Folk is coming to the Nintendo Wii from this Christmas.

E3 2008: Wii Sports Resort Announced, Includes WiiMotion+ at No Extra Cost

Posted in Nintendo Wii on July 16, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

At last night’s Nintendo E3 Press Conference in the Kodak Theatre, Wii Sports 2 was announced…but not as we know it. It’ll be called Wii Sports Resort which does exactly what it says on the tin by taking a day out to a resort.

Games included are sword fighting, demoed by Reggie Fils Amie and Kammie Dunaway, water sking demoed by Reggie and Frisbee by Danaway.

They also confirmed that WiiMotion+, the new Wii prepheral which gives you more sense of control over your Wiimote and detect more motion will be included into Wii Sports Resort for no extra cost.

Wii Sports Resort will be coming in Spring 2009.

E3 2008: Wii Music Revealed

Posted in Nintendo Wii on July 16, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

At last night’s Nintendo E3 Press Conference, Shingeru Miyamoto unveil Wii Music for the very first time at the Kodak Theatre, 2 years since he played the game to conduct an orchastra.

When the game was getting unveiled, everybody thought this was building up to maybe Kid Icarus or Pikmin 3 but no, this was it. A drummer was playing with the drums in the game using the Wiimote with the bass drum being played via the Wii balance board before Miyamoto came out playing the Claranet.

Soon after, a couple of people formed somewhat a mini band to play the Super Mario theme, Miyamoto included to play a cow bell.

The game will be coming sometime next year for the Wii.

E3 2008: Sony’s Press Conference – LIVE

Posted in Livetext, PlayStation 3 on July 15, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Last year, everybody said it was make or break after their E3 2006 conference…well, they made it. Tonight, it really is make or break so much that that last year was a holiday.

After last night’s stunning announcement at Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference of Final Fantasy XIII, nobody is expecting them to top that…but dont write off Sony, not yet anyways.

Killzone 2, Resistance 2, inFamous, LittleBigPlanet plus more will top the bill. And its all but confirmed that we WILL see God of War III tonight along with a couple of other surprises.

Lets see what those surprises are. And dont forget, after the conference, we have one of our own. Check the Members Blog from 9:30pm.

E3 2008: Nintendo’s Press Conference – LIVE

Posted in Livetext on July 15, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

So, last night was chaotic, shocking and brillant. Chaotic because I couldnt get the first twenty minutes of the MS conference, shocking because of Final Fantasy XIII and brillant because…well it was brillant.

So tonight, its the other two platform holders Nintendo and Sony who must still be reeling after what happened last night with Final Fantasy XII at the Microsoft Press Conference. So what will we see from them tonight? We’ll find out later but tonight, we’ll see.

But first off tonight, its Nintendo, due on at 5pm. So, what could we expect from them? A new Kid Icarus or Pikmin 3 is an almost certain but what else? We’ll see below, shall we?

E3 2008: Full Microsoft E3 Conference Here

Posted in Uncategorized on July 15, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

G4TV has up for your viewing pleasure the drama and shocks of the 2008 Microsoft E3 Press Confernece.

We’ve put it below for you as well.

So if you didnt catch the liveblog, you can now see that epic moment when Fallout 3 was shown for the very first time…oh and Final Fantasy XIII going to the Xbox 360.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 15, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Okay, reasonw hy the Too Human impressions arent up is because all morning I’ve been fighting with YouTube over uploading our videos. A couple of them got up, a couple of them didnt (Tried to upload Resident Evil 5 just now, it wouldnt do it)

But we do have a couple of videos here for you, headlined by of course, Final Fantasy XIII.

Final Fantasy XIII – PLAYSTATION 3 & Xbox 360:

Fallout 3 – PLAYSTATION 3 & Xbox 360:

Resistance 2 – PLAYSTATION 3:

Gears of War 2 – Xbox 360:

Fallout 3 [30 Second Teaser] – PLAYSTATION 3 & Xbox 360

Mirror’s Edge – PLAYSTATION 3 & Xbox 360:

More trailers to come throughout the day before Nintendo’s conference at 5pm.

E3 2008: EA’s E3 Press Conference – LIVE

Posted in Livetext on July 14, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Okay, as eventful and unforgetable tonight has been, we now must focus on our 2nd liveblog of the night and that is EA.

We should see some new info on Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge as well as EA’s own sports brand (Hence, we need Peter Moore)

But what else could we see tonight? Find out below from 10:45.