324w ago - A listen to the latest episode of the 1UP Yours podcast reveals that the rumbling DualShock 3 is "confirmed," at least according to 1UP's lead Sony fanboy, Shane. He says that TGS will ultimately reveal the long-awaited rumbling controllers and the now-legendary 2.0 firmware, which will magically allow you to run many XMB tools from within a game. We're sure Sony's going to playing hardball at TGS, and you'll probably want to tune into our continuing coverage of the event, starting this Wednesday.
324w ago - EA Sports announced the soundtrack for the forthcoming release of NBA Live 08, boasting 19 tracks that span both eras (with recent singles like "The Way I Are" and old-school artists, such as DJ Jazzy Jeff and KRS-One) and genres (from hip-hop to rock and reggae).
"When it comes to defining new music for the coming year, the NBA Live soundtrack is the music industry's top playmaker," said Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing at Electronic Arts. "The goal remains to further define the global cultural phenomenon of music -- and help shape its future -- via one of the hottest sports videogame franchises in the world today. The NBA Live soundtrack is now officially a dynasty."
Who knew? Apparently videogame soundtracks can boast dynastic qualities. The full track listing can be found below:
Aasim - Customer
Cool Kids - 88
Datarock - Fa-Fa-Fa
The Dey - Get the Feeling
DJ Jazzy Jeff ft. CL Smooth - All I Know
DJ Vadim ft. Emo and Syrus - Fear Feats
Dub Pistols ft. Terry Hall - Running From the Thoughts
324w ago - Sony's Studio Liverpool has revealed to GamesRadar the eight racing teams that will appear in WipEout HD when the game is released via the PlayStation Store later this year. They are:
With the exception of EG-X (which is new to the upcoming PSP title, WipEout Pulse), fans of the series will be familiar with all the featured teams. It's also highly likely that this roster will eventually increase in number through additional downloadable content.
As for which tracks will appear, so far we've seen WipEout Pure's Anulpha Pass and Chenghou Project. The developer is keeping the identity of the other six circuits a secret for now, although we do know that two will be taken from WipEout Pulse and the rest will be from WipEout Pure.
We recently had a hefty hands-on with WipEout HD at Sony's London HQ, so keep your peepers on GamesRadar for a full report on how the anti-grav racer's PS3 debut is shaping up and if it really is just a port. (Clue: No it's not)
324w ago - Several online reports suggest that Sony will likely unveil PS3 rumble technology at the Tokyo Game Show this week.
The rumor stems from a 1UP podcast published last week in which co-host Shane Bettenhausen said DualShock 3 is "confirmed" for PS3, and that it will be officially announced at the Tokyo gaming event this week.
In early August, game developer blog InnerBits reported that rumbled-enabled Sixaxis controllers would be coming in two-to-three months. The site also said the announcement would be coming at Germany's Game Convention which wasn't the case.
Following the report, Sony responded by saying, "We have not added rumble [to PS3], and have no announcements regarding this feature."
Sony has been widely criticized for omitting rumble on the PS3, a technology which company vice president Phil Harrison recently called a "last generation feature."
324w ago - If you love MMO's, anime, and/or not paying monthly subscription fees, you've probably checked out other "free to play" online MMO's like Ragnarok Online or Maple Story. No, neither of those are headed to the PS3, but Q Entertainment seems to be bringing a title named Angel Love to the PlayStation Store, probably in Japan.
The game is supposedly going to be free to download and to play, but microtransactions on items will serve as a means to make money for the developer. No, not every item will require a nickel or dime. If you think back to Maple Story, it's probably like that -- buying funky clothing, super-special items and the like. Angel Love is supposed to land on the PS3 this December, most likely as a free PS Store download. No word on regions yet, though we wouldn't be surprised if it remained Japan-only. Still, it's free to download if you can handle not buying special items ... if you catch our drift.