Kmart Confirm PS3 Slim “Rumours Are Reality” and Price Cut

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009 with tags , , on August 18, 2009 by James Love

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US Retail giant Kmart have began taking pre-orders for the much-rumoured PS3 Slim model, and on the banner on their homepage have confirmed it too.

The price has been cut and is listed at $299, whilst a release date has been given of August 24th.

Asda in the UK have slashed the price of the PS3 nationwide to £250, bundling the console with the Terminator Salvation game, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on Blu-ray and a choice of either Ghostbusters: The Game or inFamous too.

Stay tuned for information from Sony’s GamesCom press conference at 17.30 BST to see if the Slim is finally unveiled.

Cologne 2009: EA Release New Fifa 10 Trailer

Posted in EA, GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Trade Shows 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on August 18, 2009 by James Love

fifa 10

It’s coming to that time of year again when the big guns at EA and Konami get ready to release their annual football sims.

EA have just launched a new trailer for Fifa (the demo of which launches in 23 days time) at GamesCom in Cologne, it can be found after the jump. Improvements this year include 360-degree dribbling and an improved Manager Mode alongside other new features like a set-piece creator mode.

Fifa 10 launches in Europe on October 2nd across all formats.

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New Alan Wake Gameplay Trailer

Posted in E3 2009, Trade Shows 2009, Xbox 360 on August 18, 2009 by James Love

wake have a new trailer for Alan Wake live on their site that was shown behind closed doors at E3. It is narrated partly by creator Sam Lake, and the video shows exclusive new gameplay and details of the story.

Alan Wake is set to launch exclusively on Xbox 360 in Spring 2010.

GOONL!NE Review: Trials HD

Posted in Reviews, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , on August 17, 2009 by Martin Gaston

Trials HD BO

Developer: RedLynx
Publisher: Microsoft Games Studios
Also on: M/A (Xbox 360 exclusive)
Console Played on: Xbox 360
Release Date: Wednesday August 12th 2009
Age Rating: PEGI 16

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Cologne 2009: 1UP Hint at Possible Gran Turismo 5 Date Announcement Next Week

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2009 by James Love


There has been much speculation over recent weeks of a possible Gran Turismo 5 release date, and 1Up’s ListenUP podcast have been dropping more hints of a possible 2009 release date.

This excerpt from the podcast from the final minutes strongly hints at a big game announcement this week at GamesCom.

John Davidson: “Big Sony game coming up this year you might not have expected”

Garnett Lee then asks if John can give any more hints without blowing cover. John’s response it to wait ’til next week. Sam Kennedy then clears his throat by making engine noises and asking “What are you driving at?”

With GT5 being listed for this year by major retailers like GAME and, it is quite likely that we could now hear something from Sony on Tuesday about their flagship race title during their GamesCom conference in Cologne

Capcom: PS3 LP2 Demo “still to be confirmed”

Posted in Capcom, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on August 14, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

lost-planet-2Capcom has told GOONL!NE that the co-op demo for Lost Planet 2, confirmed this morning for a release on Xbox Live next week during gamescom, is still to be decided for the PLAYSTATION 3.

“A Lost Planet 2 demo for PS3 is still to be confirmed,” was what Capcom’s Leo Tan, head of UK PR for the publisher, told us this morning.

He also told us it doesn’t show how “awesome” (his words, not ours obviously) the game is with this demo.

“The release is pretty comprehensive, to be honest. It doesn’t say how AWESOME the game is, though. And it should.”

There you have it, Radiohead. It’s out next year for PS3 and 360. We’ll hopefully have impressions of the demo when it goes live next week.

MAG Delayed Until January 2010

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , on August 14, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

magSCEA’s announced it’s releasing MAG, in America at least, on January 26th 2010, effectively joining the Q1 2010 exodus.

While it wasn’t officiallly dated, SCEA did tentively tag the title for the fall of this year at it’s pre-E3 gamers day back in May. However, SCEA did confirm that the game will be at PAX next month, from the start of September for all attendents to try out.

More over at the US PS Blog.

Capcom Announce Lost Planet 2 Co-Op Demo

Posted in Capcom, GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , on August 14, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

lost-planet-2Capcom announce a co-op demo for Lost Planet 2, exclusive to Xbox Live and released during gamescom next Wednesday.

Gold members will get it right off the bat from Wednesday – the first day of the show – while Silver members will get it a week later on August 26th. It’s the same demo shown by the company at E3 and ComicCon.

We’ve left an email with Capcom to see if we can get any new details on it and to see if there will be a PSN demo down the line.

PR is after the jump. It’s out next year for PS3 and 360.

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Army of Two: The 40th Day Releases on January 8th 2010

Posted in EA, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on August 13, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

aot-the-40th-dayEA’s confirmed it’s releasing Army of Two: The 4oth Day in January 2010.

It’ll release on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in Europe on January 8th 2010 and January 12th 2010 in the US.

Also announced by EA is a brand new mode known as Extraction. It’ll launch a month after it’s release, but will launch from the day of release if you decide to pre-order the game.

PR is after the break.

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SCEE: GamesCom Conference Lasting an Hour, Not Three

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Store, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , , , , , on August 12, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

PS3SCEE’s confirmed to VG247 that it’s three-hour press conference is actually only an hour long.

Well, two hours if you count sitting down, the conference, assumingly for the German part of the conference and leaving. The console holder also confirmed that it’ll begin at 6pm BST on Tuesday, thats 7pm GMT in Cologne.

Earlier in July, the publisher stated it would be a three hour conference, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. But now, it will only last from 6:30pm-8:30pm GMT . However, rampant speculation as to what will be mentioned during the conference is still growing by the day, particuarly the price-cut.

According to MCV, UK retailers are being stripped of PS3s in antcipation for a new price-point, hence “price-cut”. As to what the price will be reduced to is unknown, but a fair guess would be £199 with the PS3 Slim due to come in at £249.

However, SCEE did confirm that news on the EU version of the Video Store, which has been live in the US for a good part of a year now, will be mentioned during the conference. The news came from the EU PS Blog.

Speculation is still riffe that the PS3 Slim, the price cut; which seems to be all but confirmed, and a date for Gran Turismo 5 will all be announced during the event.

Keep an eye on Tuesday then.