Video: Lair being played with Analog

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341w ago - The title much says it, Lair the title which was heavily attacked for its reliance on motion sensing being played with the analog stick... check out the video below uploaded courtesy of heya81:




 

New (And Free) Downloadable Content Coming For Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

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341w ago - Bethesda Softworks sent over a note announced they will release their last downloadable content extra for 2006's fantasy RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The download, titled Fighter's Stronghold, will launch on Oct. 15 for both the PC and Xbox 360 versions and for the first week will be free to download. Here is a snip.

Defeat the attacking marauders and become lord of Battlehorn Castle. Located in the Colovian Highlands west of Chorrol, this expansive castle will allow you to live the life of a noble warrior, with private quarters, grand dining hall, wine cellar, barracks, training room and more. And what castle would be complete without a few hidden passages and dark secrets?

Features:

A fully detailed castle for you to explore
Knights of the True Horn patrol the castle and do your bidding
Secret treasure vault
Upgrade the furnishings in every area of the castle
Hire a vintner to create special wines to enhance your fighting abilities
Hire a combat trainer to spar with
Hire a taxidermist to craft lifelike trophies for your great hall
Purchase an ancient Dwemer Forge that buffs your Armorer skill

On the Bethsoft blog site, PR head Pete Hines talks about the possible way they will bring the downloadable content to the PS3 version:
 

MegaTV: Sony's TV Service

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341w ago - It seems a new service was announced by Sony called MegaTV, here is a rough translation:

Video upload coming soon and pics can be seen here.

"SCEK and KT introduced the new "Mega TV for PLAYSTATION 3" service. This service was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) software using a "Broadcasting Engine" based on the enabling technologies. "Broadcasting Engine" is the quality of HD PS3 ™ streaming software that enables playback. The "MegaTV for PLAYSTATION 3" service to the world's first commercialized in the United States.

The Cell / Broadband Engine ™ is used for optimal operation of the power and graphics capabilities, such as the PS3 RSX ™ to take advantage of the excellent performance of the hardware. Full-HD IPTV even responds. Using "MegaTV for PLAYSTATION 3" at the same time to use a Web surfing is also possible, such as top points you can not enjoy the Zone feature enables set-top boxes."
 

No PS3 Demo For Unreal Tournament 3

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341w ago - PC users can look forward to a three level multiplayer beta demo (which will include bot support) for Epic Games' upcoming sci-fi shooter Unreal Tournament 3. PS3 owners won't be so lucky, however. During a press event today at Epic's offices in Cary, North Carolina, Epic VP Mark Rein confirmed that they have no plans to offer a PS3 demo of the game. The reason is that Epic is concentrating on finishing the full PS3 version of the game, which like all PS3 games requires a certification from Sony before going gold.

Since demos for the PS3 also require a certification from Sony, Rein told us that it would take too much time from finishing the full game to also create a demo that would also need Sony's stamp of approval. Look for some hands-on impressions of both Unreal Tournament 3 and the PC port of Gears of War later this week.
 

SingStar PS3 Release Date Rescinded

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341w ago - SCEA won't even confirm a 2007 release date.

UPDATE: SCEA has confirmed the news to 1UP and refused to specify a new release date, even one within a "end of 2007" timeframe. Here's their official comment:

"In an effort to provide consumers with the most robust experience on the PlayStation 3, and access to a diverse catalog of downloadable content, the date of SingStar PS3 has been pushed back. We hope to have a new launch date confirmed in the near future. With a strong lineup currently available for the PS2 including SingStar Rocks, SingStar Pop, SingStar '80s, SingStar Amped and the limited edition SingStar Pop Ceramic White PlayStation 2 bundle, the franchise will continue to provide fun for the entire family this holiday season."
ORIGINAL STORY: The November 13 release date assigned to SingStar for PlayStation 3 in August may no longer be valid, as Sony confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that the game needs additional testing and does not have a current release date.

"We want to ensure that consumers have the best possible experience when playing SingStar on PlayStation 3," said a Sony spokesperson to the website. "We are therefore taking extra time to test the downloadable content and community features of SingStar to ensure that it is as rich, simple and accessible...
 











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