Archive for September, 2008

Timesplitters 4 Exclusive to…Well Thats Up To You

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

People say exclusivity is dead.

Mostly in particular because of the megaton that was Final Fantasy XIII going to Xbox 360 in July at E3.

But maybe it’s not entirely dead if anything Free Radical has to say.

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Mirror’s Edge Dated for November 14th [UPDATE]

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

UPDATE: It seems the demo is out earlier then thought! It’s out next week for the PS Store on the PS3 and Xbox Live Marketplace for the Xbox 360.

UPDATE 2: Full press release after the jump.

Original Story: EA has confirmed that Mirror’s Edge, the new 1st Person Parkour IP from DICE, will be released on November 14th in the UK for the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 with a November 11th release for America. Senior Producer at DICE Owen O’Brien said:

“Mirror’s Edge is bringing something new to the action-adventure genre this holiday by putting the player in the shoes of the hero [Faith], seeing what she sees, feeling what she feels.

“We wanted to create an entirely new experience, with a different type of heroine and a world that not only looks fresh and new but has unique gameplay.”

As well as that, EA also confirmed that a demo will be released on the PS Store and Xbox Live Marketplace closer to the launch of the game.

God help our wallets, it wont know what will hit it.

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Burnout Paradise “Davis” Update Now Available

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

Another quick heads up for you again, this time in the shape of Burnout Paradise.

The Davis Update which enables bikes and Day & Night cycles is now available to download but it comes in at a hefty 140MB….ouch.

And unlike the Cagney update last month where PS3 owners got it bang on time and the 360 owners had to wait 3 weeks to get it, Davis is out now for both the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 verisons of BP.

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Life with PlayStation Available Now

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

Just a quick heads up, after yesterday’s accidental leak, Life with PlayStation is available now. It will be replacing Folding @ Home on the network tab of the XMB and comes in at around 160MB. LWP is a application which will let you have a view of the world along and when you highlight a certain city, you get the headlines which are repsective to each region as well as a live feed of the city (The closest city near me, Dublin, doesnt have a feed)

More from the PS Blog post after the jump.

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RUMOR: New Kirby Game Unveiled Tomorrow

Posted in Nintendo Wii with tags , , on September 17, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

A weird press release has been issued by Nintendo concerning Kirby and all hints are pointing towards a new Kirby game being unveiled. While the platform is unknown, we can guess it’ll be the Nintendo Wii as of the fact that the Nintendo DS verison was announced a long time ago and that Nintendo would do this much hype for a Kirby game unless it was the Wii verison.

Full press release after the jump.

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LittleBigPlanet Brought Forward in the UK to October 24th

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , on September 17, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

You may remember that at Sony’s GC Press Conference in Leipzig last month, you may remember in our livetext that Sony announced that LittleBigPlanet would be out on Wednesday October 29th 2008, 2 full days before Halloween (and Fallout 3)

Boy, do I feel sorry for Far Cry 2 now.

Because Sony has now taken the matter of that release date, shoved it up it’s hole and now issued a new one.


Before you get pissed at a delay, you may be surprised to learn it aint a delay, it’s actually an early release!

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White Knight Chronicles Hitting Japan on Christmas Day

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , , on September 17, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

White Knight Chronicles, the RPG that’s in the works for the PLAYSTATION 3 by Level 5, has been confirmed for a December 25th 08 release in Japan…thats Christmas Day to you & me.

In this week’s Famitsu, it was announced in an interview with the developers of the game. A translated verison of the interview is after the jump, thanks to N4G.

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RUMOR: Bungie’s New Game at a Special MS Event Next Week But Is It Halo: Chronicles?

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

According to well places sources, gamer tm has said that a new Bungie game will be unveiled at a special MS event next week along with a new game from Rare as well as a price cut for the EU, the latter of which has now been confirmed by Microsoft to take place as of this Friday (That soon)

It’ll come on the week that Bungie released Halo 3 one year ago with Bungie announcing their seperation from Microsoft soon after.

And it may come in the wake of recent staff additions to Microsoft Games Studios for a new Halo game which is rumored to be the Peter Jackson Halo Project, Halo: Chronicles. As well as the recent shuffle at Microsoft Games Studios which sees Phil Spencer take from Shane Kim as Head of Microsoft Games Studios, the Director of Technology at Gearbox (The studfio behind Brothers in Arms as well as rumored to be behind Halo 4) Corrinne Yu and her husband, id’s Ken Scott were joining the Halo team at MGS.

Plus to add even more wood to the fire already, another new staff addition was rumored for the game in the shape of assistant producer of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Ryan Payton. Payton, who recently left Kojima Productions to personal issues, said that he was looking to work in the US because of family problems and it looks like he’s found the perfect job.

Kotaku tried to reach Microsoft for a response and while they did get one, it was the shape of “Microsoft do not respond to rumors as such blah blah blah”

Which means, knowing MS, it’s true.

New Halo Helmed By MGS4 Producer [Kotaku]
Rumour: lots of MS announcements next week[gamer tm]

wipEout HD Dated for September 25th [UPDATE]

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , on September 15, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

UPDATE: Heads up, people. Sony has just given us confirmation here that wipEout HD will be out on the PS Store in the EU and the UK the same day and date as the US, next Thursday for £11.99.

Original Story: A new post on the PlayStation Blog has shown up and it’s about wipEout HD…and a DATE! The game will be out for £11.99 on September 25th (The blog post was US specfic but as all PS Store updates are on a Thursday, we’ll take this as the EU date too)

The game will include trophy support, 60FPS at 1080P, a soundtrack running at Dolby 5.1 as well as your own Custom Soundtrack from the XMB and online play with up to 8 players in a race.

I think you’ll find that, in the midst of the credit crunch, it’s the bargin of the century.

WipEout HD Officially Dated, Priced [PS Blog]

Full Guitar Hero: World Tour Tracklist Announced

Posted in Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Activision – Blizzard has tonight released a press release revealing the full entire tracklisting of Guitar Hero: World Tour for the PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 2.

Bands such as Paramore, Modest Mouse, Interpol (pictured), Van Halen, The Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, Dinosaur Jr; Fleetwood Mac, Muse, Michael Jackson and R.E.M plus more are on the tracklisting. Guitar Hero: World Tour will follow the Rock Band route this year by giving you the chance to buy a full kit of Guitar, Mic, Drums and in some stores and websites (Like GAME and, a free Bass guitar but thats where the simularities to Rock Band end.

The mic will have much more quailty then Rock Band, the guitar hasa touch sensitive neck for solos and the drums in World Tour are much more professional then those that you get with Rock Band.

Full tracklist after the jump.

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