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Forged By Chaos - Third Warhammer Online Novel Announced

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255w ago - Mythic Entertainment, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, and The Black Library, a division of Games Workshop, have announced Forged by Chaos, an original novel based on the critically acclaimed Massively Multi-player Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

The third in a series of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning novels, Forged by Chaos will be available in all major bookstores and on the Black Library website in the Autumn of 2009.

Press Release: Forged by Chaos, by noted Black Library author C.L. Werner, provides an epic and gripping account of Destruction's incursion into the infinitely massive and decidedly deadly Bastion Stair in search of the legendary Spear of Myrmidia.

As the armies of Destruction continue their war upon the civilized lands, the Raven Host of Chaos is poised to march upon the Empire of Man in an unstoppable tide. To ensure victory against the Emperor's Order of the Griffon, an elite party of Chaos warriors is tasked with the quest to find the Spear of Myrmidia and fully unleash the power of the Winds of Chaos.

To work such awesome magic, the marauder Kormak must dare venture into the Bastion Stair, portal to the Realm of Khorne, and defy the Blood God's wrath. However, the warriors of the Raven Host are not the only...
 

Video: PAX '09 Uncharted 2 PS3 Footage, Public Demo Announced

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255w ago - IGN has made available an off-screen Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PlayStation 3 Gameplay video from PAX 2009 this weekend.

Titled 'Nathan vs. Train,' the action includes a train crossing the jungle in an intense firefight. The video's caption simply reads: "Watch Drake fight his way through the most dangerous train in the world."

In related news, [Register or Login to view links] reports that Naughty Dog and Sony have announced that on September 29, 2009 the Uncharted 2 public demo will be available.

To quote: "If you didn't preorder the game at GameStop and missed out on the closed beta from a while back, don't be discouraged, Naughty Dog and Sony are going to give you shot at the end of the month.

That's right; starting on September 29th, there will be an open multiplayer demo available to all. What kind of content the demo will offer isn't known, yet. It will be different from the closed beta from June, though. If it'll be different from the GameStop beta isn't known."

Check out the video below!



 

Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Game Features Announced at GamesCom '09

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258w ago - Today some new Gran Turismo 5 PS3 game features have been uncovered by GTPlanet.net (linked above) during GamesCom '09, and then mysteriously removed from Polyphony Digital's [Register or Login to view links].

From the Press Release: August 18, GamesCom, held in Cologne, Germany - Gran Turismo 5 has been announced!

Here is the latest information on the game design:

Models included
1,000 vehicles
170 Premium new models (full interior modeling, the interior corresponds to vehicle damage)
830 kinds of standard model (some are from Gran Turismo 4 that have been carried over to GT5) [Read: Cars we have seen in GT4 before]

Courses
60 courses confirmed with 20 or more to be revealed

Physical simulation of vehicles
Physics system simulation is brand new
Represented is full fall in vehicles [possibly rollover]
Damage representation (reproduced in full by real-time collision deformation) faithfully reproducing the behavior of electric cars, i.e. Prius, Insight, hybrid cars and the latest Tesla model

Arcade Mode
Single Race
2 player battle

GT Mode
World Map
My Garage
Car Dealer
Tuning...
 

GamesCom 2009: PS3 Firmware 3.0 Announced!

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258w ago - Update: Sony's Eric Lempel has now officially detailed PS3 Firmware 3.0!

Andrew House has just announced PS3 Firmware 3.0 at GamesCom. It'll feature animated themes, a What's New section and some other great interface changes.

There will also be direct links to various TV services on the XMB – for example, iPlayer in the UK. For those interested, the battery meter has been moved in Firmware 3.0, and about time too!

PSN cards are also coming, we will see 50 euro and 20 euro versions in September.

They're also improving the aesthetics for PSN. Introducing animated themes. One is showing a SackBoy running on a globe.

For European customers there are shortcuts. BBC, RTVe, Antena 3, LaSexta and more European channels. Those will be found under the video setting.
 

LittleBigPlanet - Game of the Year Edition Officially Announced

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258w ago - As a follow-up to our previous post, today SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor has officially announced LittleBigPlanet - Game of the Year Edition for PS3. According to the boxart (below), it's also bound for PlayStation Home.

To quote: Today, we're pleased to announce the upcoming release of LittleBigPlanet - Game of the Year edition, which will ship to stores on September 8th for $59.99 with a "Sackful" of bonus content.

First off, you'll get the full award-winning LittleBigPlanet gameplay experience, or as we like to call it "Play Create Share" - ok, that was a bit to 'infomercially' (sorry), but you get the idea.

Everything that made LittleBigPlanet one of the biggest games on the PS3 is in there.





Next, to give our new fans a taste of the over 1,000,000 user-generated levels available on the PlayStation Network, Media Molecule has hand-picked 18 extraordinary people to Create bonus levels specifically for the GOTY edition - complete with interviews with each creator. We loved how these levels turned out and hope you will to.

And, for everyone looking for a great value, the...
 
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