234w ago - Today Pelfast Producer Jennifer Pourchot has detailed some new Comet Crash features on PlayStation Network.
To quote: We are pleased to announce that some exciting updates are now available in our first patch.
First, you will notice the new Video Record feature. You can now record gameplay videos to the hard drive or upload directly to your YouTube account. Comet Crash games can be incredibly unique, so I'm looking forward to seeing your videos.
In addition, we added country flags to the scoreboard. You'll have to beat your existing score to get a flag up there. Notice that scores with flags stand out amongst the others, so get them while they're hot!
235w ago - In a recent interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, it has been confirmed that the new Super Mario Bros for Wii will be the first title to include a new "demo play" feature.
With it, players can pause at any level and let the game take over to complete it on its own and resume playing at anytime.
To quote: "In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, if a player is experiencing an area of difficulty, this will allow them to clear troubled areas and take over when they're ready" confirmed Miyamoto, through his translator.
"And yes, we're looking into this for future games, too" Miyamoto says.
That means young kids no longer need to Google for cheats, purchasing strategy guides or even need to work hard to get to the next level.
Is this a helpful feature, or would you rather spend $50 to watch a couple of movies than to watch a game play itself? Feel free to share your comments below!
235w ago - It appears that InFamous has set the standard for new IPs that are exclusive to the PS3 in the US.
Below are some stats, courtesy of VGChartz and NPD, as follows:
• InFamous (May, 2009) - 176K first week
• Resistance (Nov., 2006) - 42K first week
• Motorstorm (March, 2007) - 107K first week
• Warhawk (August, 2007) - 70K first week
• Lair (August, 2007) - 69K first week
• Heavenly Sword (Sept., 2007) - 75K first week
• Uncharted (Nov., 2007) - 32K first week
• Haze (May, 2008) - 91K first week
• LittleBigPlanet (October, 2008) - 110K first week
To quote: Of course, established IPs have sold quite a bit more in their first week. Metal Gear Solid 4 sold upwards of 400,000 units, while established first party IPs such as Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 both sold close to 300,000 units in their debut.
235w ago - If you've been waiting on a PlayStation 3 purchase, it's likely that all you need is the proper incentive. And if you don't want to wait for that price drop any longer, perhaps a nice movie/game bundle will make you take the plunge.
To quote: The new bundle is set to include an 80GB PlayStation 3 console, along with Terminator Salvation, due for release tomorrow, Friday 12th June 2009, and a copy of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on Blu-ray.
The bundle will launch on June 26th, 2009, with a Recommended Retail Price of £309.99.
This latest bundle offer joins a long line of pre-packaged PS3 hardware and software, and will no doubt help to raise the profile of the system on UK shop shelves, but that long-awaited price-drop is still top of many gamers' lists.