FIFA 10 Attacking Tutorial Video

Posted in EA, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on September 6, 2009 by James Love

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With FIFA 10 less than 4 weeks away, it might time for all you footie addicts to brush up on your attacking skills for EA’s flagship footie sim.

Narrated by Martin Tyler, the video takes you through the basics such as dribbling (showcasing FIFA 10′s new 360 degree dribbling), passing (from simple ground passes to crossing) and shooting.

The video does a good job of covering the basics and will be a useful watch those who are new to the game.

FIFA 10 launches in the EU on October 2nd accross all formats, whilst the demo is due for release on September 10th to whet the appetites of all FIFA (and possibly some PES) fans.

Check out the video after the jump.

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Left 4 Dead DLC Crashes Home This Thursday

Posted in Valve, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on September 6, 2009 by Chris Hawke


According to Valve’s , the L4D DLC ‘Crash Course’ is due to be released this Thursday.

The add-on campaign is set after the events of No Mercy, when the helicopter pilot turns out to be infected (How unlucky) and Zoey has to kill him, bringing down the chopper in a zombie-infested driving course.

It only consists of two maps, and therefore is much shorter than the other campaigns, but that’s exactly what Valve are hoping for – with health-packs and guns always in the same place, Crash Course will be a quick, balanced and probably very bloody versus mode.

PC users get it free, while Xbox 360 owners will have to fork out 560 MS points.

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Mafia II Producer Talks About Game

Posted in 2k Games, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on September 6, 2009 by Chris Hawke

In a video interview with XGN, Danby Grace, producer of Mafia II,  discusses the various elemts elements of the highly anticipated game.

The sequel looks incredibly promising, with beautiful visuals, some class voice acting and snow. And when you’ve got a game with snow in it, you know you’re in for a good time.

One thing to note is the fact the game takes place over a ten year period. We’ve only seen footage of a ‘young’ Vito, and it’ll be interesting to see how the game evolves – new cars? New guns? Specs of grey hair?

We’ll have to wait for 2010 to find out.

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First Brink Gameplay Footage

Posted in Bethesda, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on September 6, 2009 by Chris Hawke


The first gameplay footage of Bethesda’s Brink has slipped out from PAX.

Despite little information on the game, it’s looking surprisingly smooth, with that seems like good lighting and ragdoll, and some great vistas.

Considering Bethesda came out with the superb but highly…broken Fallout 3, we can only hope the Brink does not suffer the same problems.

Video after the jump

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GOONL!NE Preview: The Beatles: Rock Band

Posted in EA, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Previews, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on September 6, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


Developer: Harmonix
Publisher: EA Partners & MTV Games
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
Release Date: Wednesday September 9th 2009
Age Rating: PEGI 12

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Agent Set For 2010

Posted in PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games with tags , on September 5, 2009 by Chris Hawke


In a Q&A on, the developers revealed that PS3 exclusive Agent will arrive in 2010.

‘We appreciate the enthusiasm of PlayStation 3 owners and believe us, we understand where you’re coming from.  That’s why we are working hard on a lineup of PlayStation 3 releases for 2010 that we know you will be very excited to play – including Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and the PlayStation 3 exclusive AGENT, which is a brand-new title from Rockstar North, the creators of the Grand Theft Auto series.  Plus there’s more yet to be announced…  Thanks again for your patience and please stay with us!’

Mistake or not, this is something to really get excited about. Hey, it’s a Rockstar North game – You can’t expect anything other than awesomeness.

The whole thing can be read here.

New Uncharted 2 Footage

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , on September 5, 2009 by Chris Hawke

Uncharted 2

New, off-screen footage from PAX, highlights the graphical beauty and smooth gameplay of Uncharted 2

The scene is one we’ve heard about, but never before seen. Climbing onto the top of the train, Drake fights his way through a number of goons before an attack helicopter pops up and tries to make short work of our hero.

The game oozes quality. The off-screen footage doesn’t do the lush jungle justice, and the rag-doll on the moving train just wants to make you pause and admire. And drool.

Video after the jump; the game’s out in October.

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Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time Weapons Trailer

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , , , on September 5, 2009 by Chris Hawke


A new trailer, straight from PAX, has been released showing off the weapons to be found in Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time.

The trailer, set to classical music (Works as a soundtrack to anything), shows the slo-mo carnage the Ratchet can unleash, and it looks beautiful. Insomniac have always been known for their great weapons, and Crack In Time looks to cement that knowledge.

Oh, and the Groove-a-tron a back. Win.

Video after the jump.

Game’s out on October 27th.

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SCEJ Boss: There Will Be New Games at TGS

Posted in Famitsu, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Tokyo Games Show 2009 with tags , on September 5, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


Sony Computer Enttertainment Japan boss Shawn Laydon has confirmed to that Sony will have new games to show at the Tokyo Game Show near the end of this month.

Speaking at the Japanese launch of the PS3 Slim in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, he made the announcement to the Japanese publication.

“From here on out, we will increase the software lineup. New titles will be announced at Tokyo Game Show 2009,” said the SCEJ honcho.

It comes as SCE boss Kaz Hirai will keynote the trade event at the end of the month. Expected at the show is the date for Gran Turismo 5, new info on the PlayStation Motion Controller and possibly new info on Team ICO’s The Last Guardian.

It all takes place from September 20th-24th.

Sam Fisher’s Trademark NVG’s Return in Conviction

Posted in Ubisoft, Xbox 360 with tags , , on September 5, 2009 by Chris Hawke

Splinter Cell Conviction 2

At PAX, Ubisoft were showing the same demo that we’ve seen a hundred times at E3, when creative director Maxime Beland let it be known that the trademark, uber-cool ‘Fisher Goggles’ will make a triumphant return.

A video shown at PAX showed Sam wearing the goggles while in his chic white-collar threads. No only can the tri-scoped headset be used for the good old green night vision, but also a new thermal mode, which turns everything black and white, while showing enemies though walls as white-hot fodder.

It’s just one more reason to get excited for 2010.

Thanks, Joystiq.