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Rockstar Announces Red Dead Redemption by Anthony Barlow
February 6, 2009, 9:19 am
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[By Anthony]

Rockstar have announced that a sequel to the, somewhat popular, PS2 and Xbox game, Red Dead Revolver is coming. Red Dead Redemption will utilise the RAGE engine and has been promised to have “strong plotlines in a massive vibrant, rural environment” when it’s released later this year on PS3 and Xbox 360.

There has been few details released about the game, but it has been announced that you won’t be playing as Red Hollow, the original game’s protagonist, but a guy named John Martson. It has also been confirmed that the game will take place in the early 20th century.

I did play the original game and loved it, but felt it needed to be more ‘open world’ than it actually was. I’m really happy Rockstar announced this, and personally, I can’t wait.

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Virtua Tennis 2009 Coming In May by Anthony Barlow
February 6, 2009, 9:03 am
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[By Anthony]

SEGA announced yesterday that the fourth, home console, installment of their popular arcade tennis game, Virtua Tennis, is to be released this May. The game will be released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. All of the VT mainstays are there, singles matches, doubles and the ‘World Tour’ mode will all return, with the ‘World Tour’ now having leaderboards. The minigames are back too and are said to feature “crocodiles, pirates and fruit”. What would Virtua Tennis be without it’s minigames. So…anyone for tennis?



Prince Of Persia “Epilogue” coming Feb. 26th by Anthony Barlow
January 29, 2009, 3:12 pm
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[By Anthony]

Ubisoft have just announced some upcoming downloadable content for Prince Of Persia. The DLC, named “Epilogue”, will take place directly after the game’s shitty ending and will add to the story a little more.

This DLC will put The Prince and Elika in a new situation against a new enemy. The Shapeshifter (I wonder what his power is?) and will apparently strengthen the bond between the two characters.

The Shapeshifter will apparently take the forms of The Hunter and The Warrior but will require a new power, sprint, in order to defeat him. The DLC also gives Elika the “Energize” power, which will allow her to restore a piece of land temporarily. Ubisoft have said they wanted to “build a challenge and experience even greater with all the tools at our disposal, and let me say that there are a lot: Elika’s power, traps, combat system, etc.”

It seems like it could be cool, I still don’t like the idea of paying for ‘the real ending’ to the game. The DLC is set to hit both PS3 and 360 on February 26th, Ubisoft have not yet provided us with a price. Let’s hope it’s cheap-ish eh.



MadWorld Coming To PS3 (360 Too)? by Anthony Barlow
January 19, 2009, 2:09 pm
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[By Anthony]

It looks like Sony (and Microsoft) could be taking another exclusive here. It has been rumored that upcoming, black and white, Wii action game Mad World could be coming to ‘current-gen’ consoles. The game has been denied classification in Australia (like every game and their dog), but what people have noticed is it clearly notes that MadWorld is for the PS3 and 360 too. Of course this could be a mistake, but with the economy down the swanny it makes sense. It actually looks alright (not enough to make me buy a Wii, nothing will do that) but i’d be interested if it made it’s way onto a proper console.



Skate 2 Demo Hitting PSN Next Week by Anthony Barlow
January 8, 2009, 8:40 pm
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[By Anthony]

Well it looks like my prediction was wrong, for the PS3 anyway. It has been announced today that PS3 owners will get to sample Skate 2 a week LATER than 360 owners. Either way it seems players will have a lot to do as the demo contains 2 player online party play, Thrasher Hall Of Meat and Spot Battle.

It’s a shame we’re not seeing it this week, but hey what’s a week really?



BioShock 2 Timed PS3 Exclusive? by Anthony Barlow
December 22, 2008, 7:00 pm
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[By Anthony]

It might be Christmas time but the gaming news (and rumors) keep coming in. The Hip Hop Gamer Show is reporting that BioShock 2 could be a timed exclusive for the PS3. The guys are reporting that Take 2 have gained the most profit from PS3 sales this year, swinging the timed exclusivity in Sony’s favour. This sounds cool and all, but how credible is the source? Having never really watched the show before, I can’t tell you. If this is true though, it’s huge.

There’s already a backlash on the HHGS website from 360 fanboys, which is always nice to see. Please keep in mind that this is a rumor, albeit a nice sounding one.



Konami Teasing Next Metal Gear! – Not Coming To PS3? [Update] by Anthony Barlow
December 5, 2008, 2:06 pm
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[By Anthony]

The image above has mysteriously turned up on the landing page for Kojima Productions.  The page contains nothing but the image above and the Konami logo, could this be a hint at the next Metal Gear game? Many people are speculating that the i could relate to DSi or that the ! could be something to do with Ac!d. There’s people also saying that the end logo is something to do with the PC and that the green is a reference to Microsoft. Bloody hell, that’s a hell of a lot being read into an image on a website, but I do agree it is strange. The exclamation mark is a symbol of the MGS franchise and seening as Kojima has said that he wanted to pass on the Metal Gear torch, so to speak. Maybe this ‘new guy’ wants to take Metal Gear in a new direction and on a new console.

The MGS fanboy inside me is raging at the moment, I would hate to see the next Metal Gear game not appear on PS3, especially if it was a continutation of the story in a major way. Come on Kojima, tell us, we need to know!

[Update]

Konami have responded to VG24/7 about the recently released Metal Gear teaser on the Kojima Productions site. They’ve not said too much though only:

“I am afraid that Konami does not comment on speculation,”

The classic line, as crushing as it is for Metal Gear fans, it isn’t a denial.