297w ago - In a not-so-surprising statement, a Sony representative confirmed today that SIXAXIS controller will officially be on its way out with the release of the force-feedback enabled DualShock 3 later this month.
Sixaxis will no longer be offered after it's completely sold through at retail (likely by the summer timeframe).
So if you absolutely don't care about rumble support, take this as a cue to stay on the lookout for clearance deals on the old SIXAXIS controller.
297w ago - You heard it here first. Forget about GTA IV. Forget about Gears of War 2. Forget about Metal Gear Solid 4. All of those games are going to be awesome, yes. All of those games are going to sell millions.
But one game from Bethesda Softworks is going to rise to the top in 2008 and claim the crown for game of the year. That game is Fallout 3. As creators of the critically acclaimed Elder Scrolls series, Bethesda has firmly established itself as one of the leading RPG game designers on consoles.
Currently in development for the Xbox 360 and PS3, Fallout 3 is set in the United States after a nuclear war in the year 2077 kills almost everyone on the entire planet. After the nuclear fallout, only a handful of humans who took refuge in Vault 101 in Washington DC are thought to have survived.
For 200 years Vault 101 has remained closed... awaiting the day when it is safe to emerge into a world that is completely decimated, and where radiation has mutated those who survived outside the safety of Vault 101.
While very little has been released to the public on this game, the buzz from review editors and industry insider's that have had the good fortune to see the game is incredibly positive. Early word on the game also indicates that there will be 200 different endings. Whether these are...
297w ago - Gas Powered Games boss Chris Taylor let slip that PC hardware is currently stalling plans to deliver a full-blown sequel to his RTS Supreme Commander.
Speaking about the addition of new faction the Seraphim in Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance in an interview with PC Zone magazine, he explained, "... the only thing stopping me from doing it [adding new factions] on any sequel is memory".
"I've been told by my engineers that for Supreme Commander 2, I don't have enough memory in a PC with 4GB of RAM to have more factions".
"I'm like, 'That's insane!', so we've got to work that one out", he continued.
"We'll return to the SC universe again," Taylor went on to reveal, "but we'll just have to see when that day is. Maybe when everybody has 64-bit processors..."
PC Zone's full interview with Chris Taylor can be read in its new issue, #193, which is now in subscriber hands. It'll be gracing your local newsagent's this week.
297w ago - In a brief email today, publisher Activision gave a revised release date of April 10 for the Xbox 360 version of its upcoming Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack. The release of the map pack was originally scheduled for April 3.
Set to cost 800 Microsoft Points ($10), the map pack includes four new multiplayer maps, namely Creek, Broadcast, Chinatown and Killhouse. Alongside the confirmation of a release date, Activision sent over a new batch of screenshots from each of the aforementioned maps.
Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack Screenshots, showing 4 of them!