Archive for October, 2009

Uncharted 2 “exceeding expectations” – DLC Planned

Posted in PlayStation 3, PlayStation Store, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , on October 27, 2009 by James Love

Uncharted 2

Developer Naughty Dog have told of how Uncharted 2 has outsold it’s predecessor “by many, many times.”

“I would definitely say it’s exceeding expectations,” Naughty Dog’s creative director Amy Hennig told IndustryGamers.

“It’s a tough business, but from the early numbers I’ve seen getting reported back it’s exceeded any estimates we had internally, and it’s certainly outsold the first game by many, many times. That and the critical reception so far has been really gratifying.”

Hennig also confirmed that the first DLC for the game shouldn’t be too far away.

“We’re working on that now, and what we’re prepared to say is that there will be DLC available before the end of the year,” she added. “It’ll involve new maps, new characters, things like that. Some of it will be free of charge and some of it will be purchasable.

We’ve got a lot of people on the team working on this stuff, some really cool stuff that people will be excited about. So we’re definitely taking it very seriously.”

Thanks to MCV.

Stephen Fry To Voice Another Game

Posted in Nintendo Wii, Other Gaming, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags on October 27, 2009 by James Love

stephen fry

After his work on LittleBigPlanet, Steven Fry has announced via his page that he is voicing yet another game.

“Voiced a game character today. Can’t say any more, I’m afraid. NDA and all that. I say, though – isn’t it dark? I mean golly, eh? Sheesh.”

Any ideas as to what it could be?

How To Survive A Zombie Outbreak!

Posted in EA, Valve, Xbox 360 with tags , on October 27, 2009 by James Love

Left 4 Dead 2

Not long now until Left 4 Dead 2 releases, so it’s about time you brushed up on your zombie survival skills, with the excellent video from Valve after the jump.

Left 4 Dead 2 launches on Xbox 360 November 20th. Read more »

Insomniac: PS3 won’t be maxed out for 2-3 years

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , on October 27, 2009 by James Love

ps3 slim

Speaking to CVG senior community manager for Insomniac James Stevenson has said it could be another two to three years before devs truly start to max out the PS3, much like how it was with the PS2.

“The first couple of years are all about developers getting games up and working. You see what Naughty Dog has had the chance to do in the past two years. You’ve seen what we’ve been able to do in that time. This is where it gets exciting” said Stevenson.

He went on to say that “The PS3 still feels like a young system… [and] I still think you’re not going to see the PS3 really maxed out for another two to three years. We’re using all of the PS3 right now, but you can always be more efficient in the way you use it.”

Brütal Legend DLC Announced For Xbox 360 And PlayStation 3

Posted in EA, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Store, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , on October 27, 2009 by James Love

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Electronic Arts have announced to TheSixthAxis that the first wave of downloadable content is out next week for Brütal Legend. Titled ‘Tears of the Hextadon’, the multiplayer maps will be available on Xbox LIVE on November 3rd for 400 MS Points and on PlayStation Network on November 5, where the two-map pack will be for free until November 19th, costing £3.99 after November 19th.

Additionally, all players who download the new map pack will receive a free axe, the Blade of Ormagöden.

Dead Space and DiRT Coming To Games on Demand Today

Posted in Codemasters, EA, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , on October 27, 2009 by James Love

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Dead Space and DiRT are both coming to Microsoft’s Games on Demand service today for Xbox 360, priced at £19.99/$29.99, though if you look around it’s easy enough to find them both on disc for cheaper. Still, if you’re feeling particularly lazy, the Games on Demand price isn’t too extortionate.

Thanks, VG247.

Sky TV Arrives On Xbox 360 Today

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags on October 27, 2009 by James Love

sky player

Sky Player finally arrives on Xbox 360 today, giving users access to 24 premium channels for a monthly fee of £15.

To gain access to the service, you’ll need an Xbox Live Gold account, a minimum broadband connection of 2Mb and either a Sky TV or Sky Player subscription. If you’re already a subscriber to one of those services, the service is free as you’re already paying for it.

Xbox Live Silver members can also access Sky News for free, while a special Sky Player Retail bundle pack will be available in stores from today which will include one month of the Sky Sports subscription pack, a three-month Live Gold membership and a Media Remote for £29.99.

For your £15 a  month you’ll be able to get the Entertainment Pack which gives you access to channels such as Sky One but if you want the Sports Pack, it’ll set you back an extra £19 a month. Pricey. Also, seeing as the UK’s broadband speeds aren’t exactly the best, there is currently no HD option for users.

This probably won’t be the last we’ll hear about Sky Player either, with the service expected to expand. Sky’s Sky’s Griff Parry said “More channels are being added all the time and we’re confident terrestrial broadcasters will join.” If Sky Player is a success on the Xbox 360, it’s not unlikely that the service could cross over to the PlayStation 3 much like Netflix has done recently.

Full channel list is after the jump.

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Metro 2033 Will Have No Multiplayer

Posted in THQ, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on October 27, 2009 by Chris Hawke

Metro 2033

Metro 2033 has confirmed via that it will have no multiplayer – just single player;

“We’re 100% focused on single player, which will be a pretty long experience – no multiplayer sorry!”

Before you cry and stomp, remember that games like Fallout 3 succeeded without online.

Metro 2033 is due for a 2010 release on Xbox 360.

Assassin’s Creed: Lineage – Part 1

Posted in PlayStation 3, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 with tags , , on October 27, 2009 by Chris Hawke

Assassins Creed 2

The first part of Assassin’s Creed: Lineage has hit the internet. Here’s the basic plotline; “When the Duke of Milan is brutally murdered, the Assassin Giovanni Auditore is dispatched to investigate. The answers he uncovers implicate Italy’s most powerful families reaching all the way back to the Vatican itself. As Giovanni draws closer to the truth, he becomes hunted himself. He must expose the conspirators before he joins their ever growing list of victims.”

It’s just an excuse for flashy CGI and a lot of bloodshed. Part 1 after the jump.

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New BioShock 2 Trailer Released

Posted in 2k Games, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on October 26, 2009 by James Love


2K Games have just released a brand new trailer for BioShock 2. The new video reveals a brand new villains along with new enemies (like Brute’s and the Big Sister’s in action), weapons (the rivet gun looking especially fun) and the always-gorgeous Rapture looking even better than ever, with parts of it being reclaimed by the sea.

With the global hands-on embargo being lifted on Thursday, expect masses of info be released on it. Check out the new trailer after the jump!

BioShock 2 launches on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360  February 9th 2010

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