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Sony Launches MyPSN In Europe by Anthony Barlow
November 29, 2008, 6:54 pm
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[By Anthony]

Sony have launched the MyPSN service in Europe. Similar to Microsoft’s Xbox.com, MyPSN allows users to view their friends list and such when they’re away from the PS3 as well as allowing users to make their own ‘portable ID and view upcoming events. The service is going to be expanding though. The website states that the service will soon incorperate Sony’s trophy system which is nice as well as some other pretty cool features. Hit the jump for my ID to give those not in Europe (or those who can’t be arsed) a look at what to expect. Continue reading



Next Week In Rock Band by Anthony Barlow
November 29, 2008, 4:53 pm
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[By Anthony]

The first question that entered my head upon hearing what was going to be available for Rock Band next week was “What the hell is up with Harmonix?”. It seems like they might, hopefully for one week only, be aiming for a younger/more emo audience. You’ll see what I mean when you hit the jump. Continue reading



Ubisoft Confirm Ass Creed Sequel by Anthony Barlow
November 28, 2008, 10:10 am
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[By Anthony]

In a conference call this week Ubisoft confirmed that a sequel to the successful, yet not so critically acclaimed, stealth action game Assasins Creed is in the works. The Montreal based developer have not yet released anything on the game and would not even give it a tentative release date. An Ubisoft executive did say that they will release the game when there’s “more anticipation for it”.

Oh come on Ubi, stop messing about. After Prince Of Persia, this game will be top priority. I think we can expect to see this possibly at the end of next year or early 2010 at the latest.



Resi 5 Demo Is Coming… by Anthony Barlow
November 28, 2008, 10:02 am
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[By Anthony]

To both 360 AND PS3. It had previosuly been thought that an upcoming demo of Resident Evil 5 would be coming exclusively to Xbox 360. This has now been clarified and it has been confirmed PS3 fans can expect to see the demo too. The demo had previously been confirmed for just Japan but it will be coming to European and North American users too.

The demo is scheduled for December 5th in Japan, but those of us in the West can expect to see it after that date. Could it be that it isn’t coming this year? No idea, we can still get it from Japan though.



European PlayStation Store Update (27.11.08) by Anthony Barlow
November 28, 2008, 9:55 am
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[By Anthony]

Those of us in Europe had a minor update on Tuesday to coincide with the great update those in North America had. Sadly, our full update couldn’t really match that. Europe finally gets it’s hands on Capcom’s Pirate based RTS, Age Of Booty, in both full and trial form. We also got a demo for GTi Club+ as well as the regular stuff from LBP, Rock Band, GH:WT e.t.c. Hit the jump for the full list. Continue reading



D+Pad Reveals Sony’s ‘Plan’ For 09? by Anthony Barlow
November 28, 2008, 9:53 am
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[By Anthony]

A D+Pad source has apparently leaked what Sony have planned for 2009. The unnamed source apparently sat in on SCEE’s Annual Briefing in London and heard some rather cool things. Sony have come out and said that it is all “rumor and speculation”, but that isn’t a denial is it. Hit the jump for the details. Continue reading



THQ Cancels Destroy All Humans PS3 by Anthony Barlow
November 27, 2008, 4:23 pm
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[By Anthony]

Destroy All Humans: Path Of The Furon was scheduled for release in America next week, well it’s not any more. THQ have cancelled the game citing “development issues” on the PS3 as the problem. There has been no clarification on what those “issues” were, but personally I can’t see anyone really missing this one. The game is still on course for release on Xbox 360. I think it might be that THQ pretty much fired everyone, maybe that’s what the “issues” were.



Super Stardust Portable Out In Europe, Next Week For America by Anthony Barlow

[By Anthony]

It wasn’t just North America that got an update to the store on Tuesday. Eager PS Store users emailed me to tell me that Europe had in fact gotten itself a minor update in the form of Housemarque’s Super Stardust: Portable. What a nice surprise. The game is priced at £6.25 and if it’s big brother is anything to go off it should be really good. I’ve no idea how good it’ll control on PSP though (damn that nub!).

Housemarque’s Kimmo Lahtinen posted on the PlayStation Blog to tell those in North America that they should expect to see the game appear during next week’s update for $9.99. Not bad, hopefully there’ll be some sort of demo to allow users to try before we buy, otherwise this might not do as well as hoped.



Japan Gets Resident Evil 5 Sooner Than Expected/Limited Edition by Ryan Gray
November 27, 2008, 3:31 pm
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[By Ryan]

Japan is getting Resident Evil 5 on March 5. Nice news to hear for the Japanese, but thats the tip of the iceberg for what else is coming their way. Japan will also get its own Limited Edition of the game, and this thing is serious. It will include (along with the game):

  • A 2GB USB drive modeled after the TRICELL vaccine as seen in Resident Evil 5
  • A 32-page hardcover art book
  • A BSAA carrying pack, as worn by Chris Redfield
  • And as you expected, it isn’t cheap. The Japanese will be paying ¥12,800 (about $134 or 103.967 EUR). But if your a hardcore Resident Evil fan and…speak Japanese, you could pick it up. It looks like a quality collection of memorabilia.



    Skate 2 Release Date Confirmed by Anthony Barlow
    November 26, 2008, 1:10 pm
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    [By Anthony]

    Skate 2 is being released on January 23rd (21st in NA). The sequel to the revolutionary skateboarding game comes just after the holiday rush and I predict it’ll do really well. Black Box really impressed with the first title and from what people are saying, this is even better.

    The game improves on it’s predecessor and includes some, rather cool, changes. For example, players can now get off of their board and explore the world on foot, as well as move objects to create the ultimate line. As with most things there is a pre-order bonus (in the U.S. at least) – a free “Throwback Pack” which includes some old school threads for your in game self.



    North American PlayStation Store Update (25.11.08) by Anthony Barlow
    November 26, 2008, 1:04 pm
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    [By Anthony]

    The North American store update came early this week, thanks to that big ol’ meeting back in 1621 (Thanksgiving). This year the holiday falls on a Thursday meaning Sony pushed the store update forward a few days, nice of them isn’t it. I, of course, being from the United Kingdom don’t celebrate the holiday but I do like it when there’s new stuff on the store. Nice one Sony! You know what to do. Continue reading



    MGO Gets Updated by Anthony Barlow
    November 26, 2008, 12:52 pm
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    [By Anthony]

    Konami have released the 1.20 update for Metal Gear Online. The new patch adds support for the MEME pack as well as a few new things such as: the ‘headshot’s invalid lobby’ and ‘Stealth deathmatch’. This all sounds well and good, if only it was a better game. Hit the jump for the full list. Continue reading



    Firmware 2.53 Released Today by Anthony Barlow
    November 26, 2008, 12:48 pm
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    [By Anthony]

    The official PlayStation website revealed that Firmware 2.53 will be released today. The only real update we can find about it is that includes support for a full screen Adobe Flash player. Exciting. If there’s anything else worth mentioning, we’ll let you know.



    Kojima Given Lifetime Achievement Award By MTV, Jade Raymond by Anthony Barlow
    November 24, 2008, 9:34 pm
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    [By Anthony]

    Hideo Kojima was honoured at the MTV Games Awards. Kojima was presented the award by Jade Raymond of Ubisoft fame. When asked about the accolade, the legendary designer said:

    “I have to say, even though I received this award, let me state that I will not retire. I will continue to create games as long as I live.”

    We’re glad to hear that, hopefully we’ll be seeing them on the PS3 exclusively. That would be nice. It’s nice to see Kojima honoured the way he should be.



    What Games Do You Game by Anthony Barlow
    November 23, 2008, 8:53 pm
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    [By Anthony]

    Hey there readers, sorry it’s a bit late but we’re back for the second (or third) week running with What Games Do You Game? This week I am joined by News and Video editor Ryan Gray as we run through the games we’ve been playing over the last seven days. You know the drill, hit the jump for the rest. Continue reading