Posts Tagged ‘Playstation 3’

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PAL Demon’s Souls To Have Fan Made Strategy Guide

April 19, 2010

It was recently announced that Demon’s Souls was finally making its way to PAL territories and that it would be arriving in a fancy box, complete with the soundtrack, art book and strategy guide. Namco were keen to point out that these were not just the leftovers of the other releases and were in fact completely new. So new, in fact, that the strategy guide is completely different and has been written by fans rather than professional writers.

Not just any fans mind you; the guide has been written by Matthew Whisker and Wayne Gibson, who run the Demon’s Souls Wiki. Namco Bandai contacted them and requested they write the game because their Wiki is the best place for information on the game. They obviously accepted and the deal means they do it free of charge but people who buy the game get a free strategy guide.

This deal keeps all parties happy really. Namco are able to produce the guide for basically nothing, the Demon’s Souls community gets credit for their work and gamers get a free guide!

Source: Demon’s Souls Wiki

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LittleBigPlanet Accidentally Announced?

April 17, 2010

Back in 2008, gamers were granted with one of the most fun and inventive games of the generation: LittleBigPlanet. Anyone who’s played it will know that it has so much charm to it and is just generally a really enjoyable game. Since it’s release, there has been loads of DLC for the game ranging from level packs to character skins and Media Molecule (The developers) have expressed that they wished to support the game by continuing to add content rather than make a sequel.

However, Christopher Leary (Better known as Ochre), Tweeted earlier on that he was “Pleased to announce the licensing of ‘Infotain Me’ to Sony for Little Big Planet 2 on PS3.”. Since then the Tweet has been deleted which suggests that there may be some truth behind it. Sony wouldn’t want a LittleBigPlanet sequel to be announced like this; this is the kind of thing for E3.

The game has been previously mentioned before. It came up in an interview about the upcoming PlayStation Move where it was mentioned as a game that would support the controls. Sony told us that it was simply a mistake though; this may not be the case.

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Japanese PlayStation 3 Sales Revealed

April 13, 2010

Enterbrain, the publisher of Famitsu, have revealed the current figures for PlayStation 3 sales in Japan, along with the best selling games. Over 5 million PlayStation 3’s have been sold in Japan as of April 11th. Recently, the PS3 has been doing very well in the country with it topping the weekly hardware charts for the past three weeks.

Game wise, the best selling game is, unsurprisingly, Final Fantasy XIII which has sold a total of 1.8 million copies. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Yakuza 3 are second and third place with 706,461 and 526,093 copies sold respectively.

Source: Famitsu, via Kotaku.

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Game of the Month: March 2010

April 10, 2010

March was an excellent month for gamers. With multiple great games being released gamers were spoiled for choice.  Titles like Just Cause 2, God of War III, Yakuza 3, Bad Company 2, Pokémon, Metro 2033 and more made it one hell of a month. However, there was one game in particular that has been taking up my time pretty much all month and that was Final Fantasy XIII. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Uncharted 2 Seige Expansion Revealed

April 9, 2010

More DLC is set to hit Naughty Dog’s excellent action-adventure title, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with the upcoming Siege expansion pack. The third download pack will contain new characters skins, maps, trophies along with a new co-operative mode. A total of six skins, two maps and eleven trophies will be available to players who purchase this.

Siege is the new co-op mode that puts 2 or 3 players into one of nine maps (Including the two new maps, called The Museum and The Highrise) where they need to protect moving Capture Points. As the game progresses the Capture Points will change location, forcing players to continually move around to take over the points for ten full rounds.

The six skins that are included in the pack are Wetsuit Drake, Baseball Shirt Drake, Prakoso, Platzor, Glowzor and Dead Explorer.

This expansion pack will be released on PSN April 22nd for €5.99 / £4.79.

Screenshots and a list of the new trophies are after the jump/below. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Heavy Rain Reaches 1 Million Sales

April 9, 2010

Quantic Dream’s cinematic, crime thriller, Heavy Rain, for the PlayStation 3 was always considered a niche title that was only ever going to appeal to some people rather than the masses. Most people expected it to not do too well commercially. However, as of today it has had a total of 1 million sales which is pretty impressive, especially when you consider the niche.

David Cage believes that it will go onto to sell another 500,000 by the end of the year bringing the estimated total to 1.5 million. It definitely deserves to do this well; I thought it was amazing. If you still haven’t played it I urge you all to do so, you won’t be disappointed.

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Flower Soundtrack Coming To PSN This Week

April 6, 2010

This week will finally see the release of the Flower soundtrack on both the European and US PlayStation Store. It is priced at €1.99/£1.59/$2.99 which is really good considering that it will feature 8 tracks from the game and will run for just over an hour. Anyone who’s played the game will know that the soundtrack is fantastic; very calm and relaxing.

Despite PSN currently being the only method of purchasing the soundtrack it should be able to play on computers.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog