Posts Tagged ‘PS3’

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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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David Jaffe: Game Sharing “is utter horse shit”

April 18, 2010

David Jaffe (God of War, Twisted Metal) is not known to keep his opinions to himself very often. Don’t get me wrong, I respect the man and think he should express what he thinks just like everyone else does, regardless of any criticism he gets. Yesterday, on Twitter, he gave his opinion regarding “game sharing”.

“@zKAPOWz No, but I think game sharing on PSN is utter horse shit. Why is it ok to buy a game and give it to 2-5 peeps 4 free? Insane!”

For those who don’t know, it’s when one PSN account downloads a game and then give the details to others to download onto their PS3. There’s a limit of only 3 systems though (Thanks – SJ) though. He has a fair point really, especially since he developed Calling All Cars on PSN. I don’t actually know if this is a big issue; it’s not something that’s heard of a lot but he still makes a fair point.

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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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Demon’s Souls Given EU Release Date

April 16, 2010

As reported yesterday, Namco Bandai said that a full announcement regarding From Software’s old school RPG, Demon’s Souls, would come today. Namco have now announced that it will be released in PAL territories June 25th this year so there’s not too much of a wait.

Of course, your patience will not go unrewarded. There will be no “standard edition” of Demon’s Souls and instead only the “Black Phantom Edition” will see release in the EU but at a standard price. Not only will you get a copy of the game but you will also get an art book, the soundtrack and a strategy guide in a nice, little box. All of these will be new and not left overs of the US versions.

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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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New Silent Hill Confirmed, New Developer

April 10, 2010

Konami have announced a new entry to their atmospheric horror series, Silent Hill, which will be released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Of course, details are very scarce on the subject. We do know that the Czech studio, Vetra Games will be behind the title; don’t worry if you haven’t heard of the before, they haven’t made much. Matthew Seymour, previously worked with Take-Two and Microsoft Game Studios, is in charge of the company though.

We can expect some more details of this untitled game at E3 later this year.

Source: 1UP

Posted with express permission of Hooked Gamers
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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.

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