Eidos Montreal: Deus Ex 3 Cinematics Being Handled by Square Enix

Posted in Eidos, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360 with tags , , on November 24, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Eidos Montral GM Stephane D’Astous has revealed to Edge that Square Enix will be handling the cinematics for Deus Ex 3. Knowing Square Enix, it’ll be filled with CGI goodness.

Just in case you can’t remember, Square bought Eidos back in April.

“The cinematics — by which I mean any CGI pre-rendered cinematics — are going to be done in Tokyo by Square Enix, and that’s going to be amazing,” said D’Astous.

“It was in April when Square Enix acquired us, and by June, July I was trying to think of a project we could do together. One morning I woke up and I said, we’ll, they’re known for their cinematics, so why not get them involved with those?”

Epic. The RPG is out next year for the PS3 and 360. We’re still to see some gameplay footage of it though. So far, only concept art and a has been released.

Unannounced Horror Sequel Teased in OPM is Dead Space 2

Posted in EA, Official PlayStation Magazine, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on November 23, 2009 by Chris Hawke

Update: Called it. Reveal coming December 22nd.

Original Story: In the latest issue of Official Playstation Magazine, a new, unannounced horror sequel is teased in the ‘Next Month’ section. What could it be?

Are those tentacles coming out of a gas mask? What are those letters on the top of the creature’s head? Why the odd, view obstructing grill? After sending the picture to forensics, we’ve discovered that the game is Dead Space 2.


Well, after a quick search for Dead Space Concept Art, here’s what came up: Recognize The Mask? That means you can expect the first info and screenshots next month, in Issue 40.

Issue 39 is out now, and the picture is after the jump.

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UPDATE: Heavy Rain Features A Male Shower Scene

Posted in Official PlayStation Magazine, PlayStation 3 with tags , on November 23, 2009 by Chris Hawke

Yeah, you read that right. A week ago, we reported a cryptic tweet from suggesting that there was also a shower scene in Heavy Rain;

“Heavy Rain preview code GET! Whole team gathered around… to watch @bodbod take a shower. :-/ Looks stunning so far. (Not @bodbod)”

Obviously, we assumed it was Madison, who shows all in a strip scene. However,  from OPM, in response to when the public will be able to see the scene, reveals that it’s a male character having a clean;

“Early next year. (It’s a dude in the shower though.)”

The game is out in 2010 for the PS3.

Secret 2K Shooter Gets Teased, Revealed at VGAs

Posted in 2k Games with tags , on November 20, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Spike TV has just released a video which shows a brand new shooter coming from 2K, which will be revealed at the VGAs in a little over a month from now.

What is it? We’re going to guess and say it’s the new game from BioShock creator Ken Levine but we do know its a shooter and that it takes place in Dubai in the UAE.

Watch it over at Kotaku. Halo: Reach will also be premiered at the event.

European Game Releases – 16/11 – 20/11

Posted in Codemasters, EA, Konami, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Ubisoft, Valve, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on November 20, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

A bit later then usual, but better now on release then never.

Still other then The Saboteur (R.I.P Pandemic), these are the last blockbusters of this year, but we go out with AAA games, not ass quailty games. Speaking of “ass”, the main game for this week is, of course, Assassin’s Creed II.

We’ve been covering it from the beginning of the year, before it was announced, up until now. Look for review on it shortly, but we’re properly pumped for it, lets just say.

Also out this week is Left 4 Dead 2 for the Xbox 360. This is another one which you should be getting asap by the looks of it. Dave has been writing up his review for a bit now, so expect it hopefully by early next week.

Catch the full list after the jump.

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Hidden 3.10 Feature: Report Playstation 3 Crashes

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , on November 20, 2009 by Chris Hawke

There’s always a hidden feature in a firmware update. It’s almost as if Sony turn a simple update into a game; how many secret changes can you find?

Well, we have found a brand new, unannounced feature in Firmware 3.10, and we’ve even got a picture of it.

If your Playstation 3 crashes, and you turn it off without pressing the PS button and selecting ‘Turn off system’, next time you boot up you can send an error report to Sony. Hopefully, all this information can help Sony find problems with the PS3 to patch up.

Picture after the jump.

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GOONL!NE Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 [Xbox 360]

Posted in Activision, Reviews, Xbox 360 with tags , on November 20, 2009 by David Pitchforth

Developer: Infinity Ward
Publisher: Activision
Also on: Playstation 3
Release Date: Tuesday November 10th 2009
Age Rating: BBFC 18

[Disclaimer: This is the second of our two reviews of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. If you want to read our previous review of the Playstation 3 version, please click here.]

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Look! Cactuars in Final Fantasy XIII!

Posted in Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Launch Portal, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Xbox 360 with tags , on November 19, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

The latest Shonen Jump scans have just come out onto the internet, which show Final Fantasy XIII in the latest issue.

But look closely. Look, Cactuars are in the game! The scans show as such.

Find the proof after the jump.

Japan next month, the West on March 9th 2010.

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PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.10 Has Arrived

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags on November 19, 2009 by James Love

Not the major update that many had hoped for (some gamers may yet be peeved by the lack of cross-game voice chat) but the new PS3 Firmware did indeed arrive earlier this morning.

You can now change the colour of your PSN Profile card, connect to Facebook to publish things such as recent PSN purchases or trophies that you’ve gained, and the photo section of the XMB has had it’s navigation redesigned too.

Check out some screens after the jump.

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EU PlayStation Video Store Available Today

Posted in PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Store with tags on November 19, 2009 by James Love

The PlayStation Network Video Store is going live today in the EU, bringing more than 2000 movies available to rent or to own at the click of a button.

Available in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, with other countries to follow in 2010, the service allows film fans to download hundreds of movies, including the latest releases, straight to the PlayStation 3.

More details after the jump.

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