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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.

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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



H.A.W.X. Demo Coming Thursday by Anthony Barlow
February 10, 2009, 7:19 pm
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[By Anthony]

Ubisoft have announced today that a demo for their new Tom Clancy game  H.A.W.X. will be coming to the PlayStation Store this coming Thursday. The demo will contain two levels from Ubi’s latest game under the Tom Clancy brand, but how will it hold up against more prominent flight-based games Ace Combat and WarHawk? Well we’ll have to wait and see on that one. Hit the jump for the screenshots.



Riddick: Dark Athena Release Date Confirmed, Demo On The Way by Anthony Barlow

[By Anthony]

Good news for all you Riddick fans, the final release date has been confirmed and it’s also been revealed there’s a demo on the way. The game is coming on April 7th in North America with the demo coming in early March to give players a heads up on what the game is like. Assault On Dark Athena is partly a remake of the original Chronicles Of Riddick game (Escape From Butcher Bay) with a whole host of new content added in. It looks and sounds pretty cool, watch this space. I think this one will be one of 2009’s sleeper hits.



They’re Coming by Anthony Barlow
February 10, 2009, 1:21 pm
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[By Anthony]

Sony have announced that a set of Sackboy action figures will be hitting shelves courtesy of Mezco Toys. The figures are four inches tall and will be released this spring. Alongside these smaller figures, Mezco will be releasing special edition figures ranging from eight to twelve inches tall. Sony have also said that they’re still working on Sackboy plushies, now that would be much cooler.



FIFA 09 Winter Update, Out Now by Ad's
February 10, 2009, 12:28 pm
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[By Ad’s]

UPDATE: The update is now out, to get it go to Adidas Live Season and download the latest update. If it comes back saying you have the latest update go to league selection and click on the league of your choice. I chose the Premier League so I clicked on that and downloaded the latest update from there.

EA’s David Rutter has confirmed that the FIFA 09 Winter Update will be delayed due to a small bug. They are hopeful that it will be released either today or tomorrow.

I’m particularly looking foward to it as my beloved United will hopefully have had their stats changed to a more realistic level, Danny Welbeck a 64 for gods sake and Berba deserves more than an 86. Also Edwin’s rating has gone down drastically on the inaccurate Adidas Live Update, this after keeping 13 consecutive Premier League clean sheets.

It will also update the transfers that took place during the January transfer window. Tosic to Utd, Keane back at Spurs, Becks to Milan etc. Full quote from the FIFA forum after the jump. Continue reading



Review: Magic Ball by Ryan Gray
February 9, 2009, 11:13 pm
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[By Ryan]

Magic Ball is another PSN game by Creat Studios. I’ve played alot of PSN games since I’ve gotten my Ps3 and some have been great and others have been pretty crappy as much as I hate to say it. Which category does Magic Ball fall in? Hit the jump to find out. Continue reading