246w ago - Rockstar Games announced today that Max Payne 3 is currently in development. It's scheduled to be released around this coming winter and will be released for the PC, the PlayStation 3, and the Xbox 360. Max Payne 3 will be developed by Rockstar Vancouver.
Press Release: New York, NY - March 23, 2009 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Max Payne 3 is currently in development and scheduled for a winter 2009 release on the Xbox 360¬® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION¬®3 computer entertainment system and PC.
Developed by Rockstar Vancouver, Max Payne 3 tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence.
The award-winning Max Payne franchise put players in the role of Max Payne, a hard-boiled New York City detective with a penchant for violence, out to avenge the death of his family. The latest installment delivers more of the classic elements and hyper-intense action that fans have come to love, while moving the story of Max in a new direction.
"We're starting a new chapter of Max's life with this game," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "This is Max as we've never seen him before, a few years older,...
253w ago - From Home Manager CydoniaX on the official PS board:
There will be an update to PlayStation Home tomorrow and I think you'll be happy to see that some of our more troublesome bugs are being fixed. Also stay tuned for a post from Locust_Star about new content coming soon to Home. I think you'll be excited!
Home will only be down for a short time starting at 12am, Pacific time, Thursday, February 5, 2009. Once it comes back online patch 1.10 will be available for download.
Here's the notes: 1.10 Patch Notes
• We have added a new "Remove Player" function that allows the creator to remove people from a Game Launching session. This is complemented by the Block Player function, accessible via the Safe Screen, which can be used to stop people rejoining.
Changes and Improvements
We are constantly tweaking and enhancing various game elements to improve your experience in PlayStation¬®Home. Updates in 1.10 include:
• The speed of the initial log-on process has been improved and a progress bar has been added to provide you with more information about what is happening.
Items that you have already purchased will now be loaded when you first log-in, reducing the loading time when...
255w ago - Square-Enix has revealed the first image of the limited edition Final Fantasy VII PS3.
Pictured below, you'll see the Final Fantasy VII style PS3. Dubbed "Cloud Black," this PS3 will come individually numbered and packaged with a Blu-ray version of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete.
Of course, the real appeal of getting Advent Children Complete on Blu-ray is the Final Fantasy XIII demo. Oddly enough, Advent Children will have the option of English voices, but it'll lack the option for English subtitles if watching in Japanese.
Also, the Final Fantasy XIII demo will not feature English subtitles or voice work. Too bad.
Complete package details:
- "Cloud Black" HDD 160GB PS3
- Final Fantasy XIII Trail Version Set (FFXIII demo)
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Blu-ray disc
The Cloud Black PS3 will come with a 160GB HDD and release on April 16th for 49,980 yen ($550 give or take a bit). No word on an oversea release, though.
260w ago - Eurogamer (linked above) posted news that a PSP-4000 will be released in 2009, which will apparently feature slight hardware upgrades.
They also mentioned that a PSP2 is still planned, despite David Reeve'srecent denial.
To quote: Sony plans to refresh the PlayStation Portable product line with a PSP-4000 model in late 2009 and launch a true successor - a PSP2, if you like - later.
Publishing sources, speaking to Eurogamer, were unable to provide any further detail on next year's update, which will presumably follow this year's PSP-3000 in taking an iterative approach. The PSP-3000 launched this October and followed a 2000-series model, the first Slim & Lite, in September 2007.
Even fewer details were available on the PSP successor, but we're told that developers are already working on games.
Sony has not ruled out either scenario, despite SCEE president David Reeves' assertion in MCV last week that "there are currently no plans for a PSP2". "I go to Tokyo quite a lot and no one has referred to it - I think they have their hands full at the moment," he said, non-committally.