Archive for September, 2008

Hands On Impressions: LittleBigPlanet

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , , on September 24, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

LittleBigPlanet Beta Keys on Eurogamer

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , on September 23, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Good News and Bad News.

Good News (Nay, IT’S FUCKING GREAT NEWS!) is that beta codes of LittleBigPlanet are now available on Eurogamer.


Bad News is that Eurogamer has died once again after the influx that was SOCOM: Confrontation.

We’re trying to get codes for anyways here anyways. They’ll be very few (At least 10) but we’ll try to anyways.

LittleBIGPlanet BIG Beta [Eurogamer]

European Game Releases [22 - 26/09] (NOW INCLUDES DIGITAL DOWNLOADS!)

Posted in Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Store Updates, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

What’s out on disc and download this week? Let’s find out shall we?

Haven’t done this in a while so lets do it again shall we but with a twisted flavour…digital downloads.

So, lets get to it.

Retail: This week, it’s dominated by one game, Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway but there is also Pure and a track pack for Rock Band on the Wii…on CD.

There are too many games to list all of them so we’ll do the big ones and thats after the jump along with digital downloads.

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Wii Shop Channel Update [September 21st]: Mega Man 9 Hits WiiWare!

Posted in Nintendo Wii, Store Updates with tags , , , on September 22, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Wii Shop Channel got updated today, lets take a look at what was added.

Christ, I haven’t done this in a while. Not since January when we were Gamzsone V3. But anyways, its been a while so lets bring it back and what a good update to start it with.

Mega Man 9 is on WiiWare and it can be yours for a small fee of 1,000 Wii Points and thats what dominates this Monday’s update.

But there are other games.

There is Platchen: ‘Twist & Paint’, Super Dodge Ball and Vectorman.

Full list is after the jump.

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Bungie’s New Game IS a New Halo Game

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

You may remember that E3 conference from Microsoft where it had Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, Lips and Final Fantasy XIII but it also had a game which was meant to be there…a certain game fom one of the biggest gaming studios in the world, if not, the biggest gaming studio in the world, Bungie.

And before E3, they kicked off this big massive promotional campaign for it with weird post’s from the myserious ‘superintendent’ and when it came to E3, there was a 90 second ‘knock ‘em dead’ trailer set to be shown.

But needless to say, our great friend and bigmouth, Xbox boss Don Mattrick cancelled the unveil to an angry response from the internet.

And then states days later that Bungie were cool about it and were even laughing about it (Not according to Bungie, they weren’t laughing about it one bit) before spilling the beans to MTV Multiplayer that the new Bungie game was infact a new Halo game.

But now, it seems, the game is finally getting unveiled soon.

A new post from the superintendent came up on Bungie on Friday spilling the load of gobbledigook on the post. The full transcript of it is below.





>> (..)

[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “We know. Personnel are en route. Can you–”
[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “–put Kinsler on the line?”
[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “Sorry, what?”
[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “Oh, come on… ”
[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “Listen. We have a report of core data corruption.”
[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “I need you to upload your–”
[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER] “–logs for the last twenty-four hours!”
[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “We’re sending a team, alright?”
[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “Until they arrive, all additional comm needs to route through me.”
[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “Repeat and acknowledge.”
[COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “I’ll take that as a ‘yes’…”



They also posted a picture which was fuzy looking but it says ‘keep it clean’

We can now take that they will unveil a new Halo game soon…but when? Well, last week, we reported that a special MS event was due to take place in London with a new game from Rare as well as the said new Halo game but we havent heard anything since so we may consider that BS.

But notice how in the transcript, it says…


Now, I dont know about you, but this is severely hinting at a unveil at the Tokyo Games Show which starts in 2 and a half weeks from now, it also lines up with John Schappart’s keynote speech at TGS. If the game does get unveiled at TGS, it will be, ironiclly enough, be Schappart’s 2nd big announcement at a keynote of his this year after unveiling Gears of War 2 at GDC in February.

We’re gonna keep an eye on this one for now…very closely.

Burnout Paradise Released on PSN on Thursday

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

As well as having wipEout HD released on Thursday, Criterion Games have confirmed that Burnout Paradise will hit the PS Store for the PLAYSTATION 3 this Thursday (Sept. 25th) but it’s not yet stated if it’s for the US Store, EU Store or both.

The game will contain all of the updates included so far including the recent Cagney and Davis updates recentley added to the game, Davis being the most recent update.

As well as that, for anybody who gets the game on the PSN or has the Blu-Ray verison already, a patch will be released on Thursday so that the game includes Trophy Support for the game but it wasn’t said if the trophies are retrospective.

Full blog post below.

Burnout Paradise – full game OUT THIS THURSDAY on the PlayStation Store

We announced a few weeks back that you’d soon be able to buy Burnout Paradise on the PlayStation Store.

We’re now able to confirm that this will be released on this coming Thursday (25th September).
Buying the game gets you all the original Burnout Paradise disk content. If you missed it, that’s all 5 neighbourhoods in the Paradise City open world filled with hundreds of Road Rage, Stunt Run, Marked Man and Burning Route events. Every street in the city features a Road Rules record time and Showtime score to beat. Take it online, and you’ll witness the seamless arrival of up to 7 friends. Collaborate with them to beat 350 Freeburn Challenges – simple challenges taking you all over Paradise City.
Starting the game will then immediately trigger the download of all our updates, including the recent Cagney Pack and Burnout Bikes. A pack delivering PS3 Trophy Support will be released imminently and included for free.
To give you some idea of what you get, here’s a whirlwind tour of all the awesome new content we’ve brought to Burnout Paradise since the game released.
  • Online Stunt Run (game mode)
  • Online Road Rage (game mode)
  • Online Marked Man (game mode)
  • 35 new car-based Freeburn Challenges
  • 35 new car-based Freeburn Challenges featuring leaderboards and against-the-clock gameplay
  • 35 new motorcycle-based Freeburn Challenges
  • 35 new motorcycle-based Freeburn Challenges featuring against-the-clock gameplay
  • 38 against-the-clock race events featuring day and night gameplay – Burning Route and Midnight Ride
  • All new game player licenses and motorcycle-specific progression
  • Nakamura Rai-jin Turbo RWD (car)
  • Hunter Olympus (truck)
  • Nakamura VF1100 Street Bike (motorcycle)
  • Nakamura Firehawk (motorcycle)
  • Fan-created Hippie Wagon (paint-job)
  • Fan-created Hunter Oval Steel Racer (paint-job)
  • Tiger GT (paint-job)
  • Rossolini Tempesta Dream (paint-job)
  • Completely overhauled ranked and unranked race system
  • Day and night 24hr lighting cycle and associated gameplay
  • Dynamic weather system
  • PlayStation 3 Trophy support
  • PlayStation 3 Custom Soundtrack support
  • PlayStation 3 1080i support
  • PlayStation 3 improved standard definition display
  • A mountain of improvements and top-requested fixes from our community
And there’s plenty more to come. We’re developing a new island location and much, much more. We’ll bring you all the breaking stories, plus indepth features interviews with the team and Crash TV (our video podcast) here on Criterion Games.
This year, Burnout changed forever. And we’ll continue to change it through amazing online support.
If you haven’t experienced Paradise yet, there’s never been a better time to join the party.

Burnout Paradise – full game OUT THIS THURSDAY on the PlayStation Store [Criterion Games]

RUMOR: New Metal Gear Solid Subtitled “Existence”

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

We wont ruin the story of MGS4 for you as you could still be far from finishing it but either way Solid Snake’s story is finished.

But it appears that Konami arent done with the Metal Gear Solid franchise yet.

It appears that Konami have registered a trademark with the Japanese Trademark Office.

Now, why on earth is this connected to MGS? Answer’s on a postcard OR hear our personal thoughts after the jump.

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LittleBigPlanet Trophies List

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , on September 19, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen has managed to get ahold of all 50 trophies coming to LittleBigPlanet. We’re not gonna post them here because of spoilers so if you want to see them, click on the link.

Thats it.

LBP is out on October 24th in the UK with a (now confirmed) October 21st release in the US for the PS3

LittleBigPlanet Trophies [PS3Trophies]

Sackboy to Appear in Pain

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , on September 18, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Well, what ‘cha know?

After all the cameo’s from other gaming character’s he’s got in his LittleBigGame so far, it looks like he’s becoming a cameo onto a very Painful game.

According to Game Informer magazine over in the US, they say that Sackboy of LittleBigPlanet will end up getting very very hurt as he’s gonna he be addded as a character for the downloadble game for the PLAYSTATION 3, PAIN.

Although no date has been set yet for the release of the DLC.

Aww cut Sackboy is gonna get mauled by deathtraps…poor thing.


LittleBigPlanet’s SackBoy Coming to Pain [1up]

Prince of Persia Dated for December 5th

Posted in PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on September 18, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Ubisoft’s confirmed that the new illiteration of the Prince of Persia series will be released on December 5th for the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 with a December 2nd release in North America.

Umm…yeah…thats it.