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Insomniac ‘Hearts’ Metal Gear 4 by Anthony Barlow
November 10, 2008, 11:09 am
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[By Anthony]

Easter eggs (no not chocolate ones, although they’re good too) are great, especially when they come in big AAA titles like Resistance 2. Some users have found that the guys over at Insomniac seem to have a liking for the work of Hideo Kojima (who dosen’t). Players have found the words “MGS4 PWNS” on the side of an ammo crate in the co-op mode. To find the little gem for yourself check the ‘Spec Ops’ ammo crate after “prototype ammo berserk” has been activated. It’s nice to see devs appreciating the work of others, I wonder what Kojima thinks about this? I wonder if we’ll ever know?



Leviathan Attacking Los Angeles (In Advert Form) by Anthony Barlow
October 21, 2008, 1:32 pm
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[By Anthony]

G4 have got hold of some pics of a ‘lifesize’ Leviathan advert for Resistance 2. The ad, which is currently located on Whilshire Ave. in Los Angeles, is covering a whole building and so far there’s been a pretty good reaction to it.

As you can see from the image topping this post the poster is huge, although I can’t help but think they haven’t taken the opportunity and put a huge PS3 logo (or Resistance 2 one) on it. Sure they’re there, but how noticable are they compared to that giant Chimera? Not that big is the answer you’re looking for.

It’s quite likely we’ll see some more massive ad’s popping up in places before the game releases, let’s hope they’re as cool as this one.



Resistance 2: Trophy List has arrived by Ryan Gray
October 6, 2008, 9:50 pm
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[By Ryan]

Resistance 2 is the sequel to the smash launch hit, Resistance: Fall of Man. This time around it’s bigger, badder, and now with trophies! Hit the jump for the list of trophies (this ones got secret trophies too). They’re worth a look and very well made in my opinion.

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A Resistance 2 Cutscene For Your Viewing Pleasure by Anthony Barlow
September 18, 2008, 11:50 pm
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[By Anthony]

IGN have today released footage of one of the cutscenes from Resistance 2. Set in California the cutscene does not spoil the story (or even hint at it really) and hopefully will give gamers a glimpse into what they could be doing come November. Hit the jump for the video. Continue reading



Quest For Booty Blu-Ray Binned by Anthony Barlow
September 11, 2008, 10:10 pm
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[By Anthony]

Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty has today officially been canned for release on blu-ray. I personally never saw the point of the game getting released on BD as well as the PSN but, whatever. The game is now on the PSN exclusively just like the US. It seems like the other European territories will still get the game both ways though. I’ve no idea why this decision has been taken but i’ll update you if I find out.



N4G Likes Us Too! by Anthony Barlow
September 9, 2008, 5:23 pm
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[By Anthony]

I was pretty buzzed when we got linked by Kotaku well now N4G.com has also linked here. My article on Insomniac and Rare seems to have gotten people talking, so much so commenter ‘8-Bit Punk’ has submitted at least two of our stories to the popular news site.

At the time of writing my article has generated around 200 degrees of ‘heat’ and is featured on the middle of the site’s homepage. All I can say is sweet!

It’s nice to see this little blog going that much further, thanks 8-Bit.



Resistance 2 Public Beta Delayed by Anthony Barlow
September 3, 2008, 10:55 pm
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[By Anthony]

Another day, another delay this time it’s Resistance 2’s public beta that has been bitten by the bug this week. The beta, which was scheduled for late September, will now be moved to a later date (possibly early October). I, like many others, think the reason for the delay is nothing to do with the game itself. I think Sony is trying to make sure that all of their properties get a decent look in with everyone. With SOCOM’s beta being pushed back a few days I think Sony will have put the brakes on to stop the betas from clashing with oneanother.

Sounds fair not only does it help Sony but allows gamers to play both betas at different times rather than changing between the two. Doing that could cause favouritism and ultimately hurt the sales or either game. Good looking out Sony.



Is Insomniac The New Rare? by Anthony Barlow
September 3, 2008, 10:32 pm
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[By Anthony]

This article started life as a rant about Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts being a Ratchet rip off. Look what you’ve got now. An article that does speak about said games, but says more about the two companies behind them. I think it’s better for it too. Hit the jump for the monster of a thing.

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First Pic & Details Of Resistance 2 Collectors Edition by Anthony Barlow
September 2, 2008, 8:34 pm
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[By Anthony]

The first image of the Resistance 2 Collectors Edition (complete with boxart #3) and I have to say it looks pretty cool. It might be unnessecary but it’s still got some pretty decent stuff in it. I’m probably not going to pick this up but i’ve gotta say it’s tempting. For all the deets hit the jump.

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Resistance 2 Collectors Edition Detailed? by Anthony Barlow
August 31, 2008, 7:08 pm
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[By Anthony]

Amazon, like many online retailers, are not usually the most credible sources but withe ammount of detail Amazon US have put into their listing for Resistance 2’s Collectors Edition, it seems hard not to believe them.

The game is listed at $79.99 and will include the usual things you’d find in a collectors edition. Hit the jump for the full list of Resistance 2 Collectors Edition goodies.

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Resistance 2 European Cover Art Revealed! by Anthony Barlow
August 29, 2008, 1:20 am
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[By Anthony]

Whilst people are voting for the Resistance 2 cover art it looks like the European art is already confirmed. Does that look familiar to you? (image above). Yes it’s the 3rd special edition cover I told you to vote on. According to ThreeSpeech that is the Resistance 2 cover art for Europe. Sweet, that’s the one I really liked.

I wonder what the U.S. standard edition will look like then?



Pick Your Favourite Resistance 2: Collectors Edition Boxart by Anthony Barlow
August 26, 2008, 9:53 pm
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[By Anthony]

IGN are giving their readers a chance to vote for the boxart which will appear on the ‘Collectors Edition’ of Resistance 2.There seems to be a clear favourite (the one above) and the other two seem a bit like crappy mock ups. Not only that but there seems to be some new info topping the boxart ‘Only On PlayStation’ and ‘PlayStation Network’. I’d definitely like to see this on more games in the near future. Hit the jump to see what Ted Price had to say and more.

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New Resistance 2 Details – XP Points Aplenty by Anthony Barlow
August 26, 2008, 8:51 pm
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[By Anthony]

It’s always nice to hear about all the new stuff that Insomniac are doing with Resistance 2 and it looks like they’re really set on improving the experience for us gamers. Kotaku’s Micheael McWhertor spoke to Insomniac’s Ryan Scneider at Leipzig last week who revealed some of the stuff that Insomniac hope will keep you hooked on their new game for months. Hit the jump for the details.

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Quest For Booty Priced For Europe by Anthony Barlow
August 18, 2008, 5:11 pm
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The downloadable Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty hits the PSN this week and seems to be getting quite a positive reaction from the games press which is nice. The game recieved the score of ‘Decent’ on IGN with reviewer Jeremy Dunham giving it a 7.4.

The game is out on August 21st in both Europe and America and will be priced at a reasonable £10 (15 Euros for the rest of Europe).

I’ve been waiting for this Ratchet title since it was included in that leaked list of upcoming PSN content. I really liked ‘Tools Of Destruction’ and although this title is more puzzle based, 3-4 hours of gameplay for a tenner it can’t be bad.

I’ll try and put some impressions up later in the week.



New Ratchet & Clank In 2009 by Anthony Barlow
August 16, 2008, 7:54 pm
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Thanks to the guys over at PS3 Fanboy for this one. The image you see above is apparently a tease from Insomniac found at the end of the new downloadable Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty. The image hints that there will be a fully fledged Ratchet & Clank title coming out in Fall (Read: Autumn) 2009.

Sweet, I really love the Ratchet series and any news on a new title is great.