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North American PlayStation Store Update (12.02.08) by Anthony Barlow
February 13, 2009, 9:38 am
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[By Anthony]

So let’s see what those Americans have this week. Flower also makes an appearance here too, there’s some cool downloadable stuff, but generally it’s a slow week for PSN games. I think Sony might have delayed some stuff in order to give Flower a better run, if not I think it’ll help either way. Continue reading



European PlayStation Store Update (13.02.09) by Anthony Barlow
February 13, 2009, 9:27 am
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[By Anthony]

Yes, it’s late I know. You didn’t really expect the update to be on time did you? You did, well…fair enough. So yeah, for once in a long while BOTH of the PlayStation Store updates are late. Sorry. If you’re all amped up about me being late, for £6.29 you can calm yourselves down with Thatgamecompany’s Flower. Also this week sees the return of Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars, a new demo for Motorstorm 2 and some new paid-for content for LittleBigPlanet. Hit the jump for the full list. Continue reading



FIFA 09 Getting Full Trophy Support by Anthony Barlow
February 12, 2009, 4:49 pm
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[By Anthony]

It has been revealed that with the new update FIFA 09 will be getting full trophy support. Earlier this week it was announced that a new downloadable pack, ‘Ultimate Team’, would bring some trophies to the game but now it has come to light that a full set of trophies is to be implemented in a free patch.



Godfather II Coming April by Anthony Barlow
February 12, 2009, 2:50 pm
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[By Anthony]

EA have just let us know that the recently delayed Godfather II game will now be released in April. The game was originally set to release around the end of this month, but was delayed in order to give the game more of a push marketing-wise. With all of the other massive titles coming out at that time (Killzone 2, Steet Fighter IV e.t.c.), I think the game might have been missed by many. I think an April release will help the game a hell of a lot, good business decision from EA there.



Ten New inFamous Screens by Anthony Barlow
February 11, 2009, 12:15 pm
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[By Anthony]

New York Comic Con has wrapped up and it looks like we’ve missed a few things. In particular, some new screenshots from Sucker Punch’s upcoming, superpowered, action title inFamous. This game looks to to be shaping up quite well, but with this and Prototype in serious competition, who’s going to come out on top? We’ll have to wait and see won’t we, but for now check out these new screens…they’re pretty cool. Enjoy!



Hideo Kojima Keynote At GDC by Anthony Barlow

[By Anthony]

It was announced yesterday that, for the first time ever, legendary game designer Hideo Kojima would be delivering a keynote speech at this year’s Game Developers Conference. The Metal Gear creator will apparently be focussing on conquering development obstacles with creative design, obviously using the Metal Gear series as reference.

Kojima’s speech, “Solid Game Design: Making The Impossible Possible”, will take place on Thursday March 26th from 10am – 12pm.

Is it me, or is this amazing news. To hear Kojima speak about anything would be cool, to hear him speak about game design, well that’d be amazing.



Downloadable Content Coming For FIFA 09 by Anthony Barlow
February 11, 2009, 9:31 am
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[By Anthony]

Just after the release after the winter update, there’s more FIFA 09 news to share. Announced this morning was some new downloadable content for EA’s popular footy game and it sounds, well, kinda cool. The new ‘Ultimate Team’ mode is said to “deliver a strategic new online experience” to the game. The challenge is for the player to create or collect the best team and compete against others worldwide. This new downloadable content will also add trophy support to the PS3 version of the game, which is really cool, but why not just give the whole game trophies?

The mode is card based (wait don’t stop reading yet), players need to collect bronze, silver and gold cards. It’s not only players you’ll be collecting either, coaching staff will be available too, as well as different formations and contract upgrades.

You’ll also be able to create your own team. You’ll be able to:

” Customize everything from players and stadiums to the kits and badges, creating the world’s next great football club. Compete offline and online to earn more valuable cards or trawl the market for the ones needed to complete a winning team. Climb the league table or compete in knockout tournaments for the most coveted trophies, where the opposition becomes more difficult after each victory.”

The ‘Ultimate Team’ content will be available to download from March 19th (more than likely 20th for PS3). The press release also states that some kind of trial will be available to players, allowing them to try before they buy. Sounds, alright. No pricing has been announced as of yet, rest assured we’ll keep you informed on all the latest goings on. Hit the jump for screenshots. Continue reading