288w ago - Sony Europe announced today that Warhawk expansion packs Operation: Omega Dawn and Broken Mirror will be re-released and packaged together as single downloadable bundle later this month on the European PlayStation Store.
The combo pack will carry a budget friendly price of 5 Euros. The same pack hit the North American PSN last April.
To quote: Double Your Firepower with Warhawk and PLAYSTATION¬®Network (PSN) Warhawk expansion packs Operation: Omega Dawn and Operation: Broken Mirror to be released as downloadable double bundle
Drop into the heat of the battle and hit the ground running in June 2008 when Warhawk™ expansion packs Operation: Omega Dawn and Operation: Broken Mirror enter the fray as a Booster Combo Pack for you to download from PLAYSTATION¬®Network (PSN)™.
Individually both expansion packs opened up the world of Warhawk - the ultimate PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3)™ war experience played exclusively online - with new terrains, vehicles and weapons. Now they're bundled together as one downloadable pack, it's time for every last hesitant soldier to take arms and enter the fray once more as the war between the Eucadian and Chernovan troops continues.
After the success of the original Warhawk (required to play the Booster Combo Pack), the Operation: Omega...
289w ago - The general consensus seems to be that Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock was a gross misstep for the series. It appeared that Neversoft made up the note charts rather arbitrarily, with many songs being made difficult for difficulty's sake.
And Rock Band, which came out just over a month after GH III, has taken the videogame world by storm (well, in North America – it came out today in Europe) with its rocking party atmosphere and smart packaging of DLC.
However, as we've now seen, Activision is attempting to cash in on the "full band of plastic instruments" phenomenon with Guitar Hero World Tour. Looking to one-up Harmonix, the game will feature a drum kit with three pads and two cymbals, and (for now) an untethered bass pedal. Oh, and it appears as if the guitars will look more realistic (and feature Rock Band-esque solo buttons).
But the big question on most people's minds so far is this: how much will the full bundle cost? I, for one, am not too keen on the idea of spending another $170+ on a second set of fake instruments, especially when it comes with the attached strings of Activision's DLC pricing/packaging. Well, now we've got an idea – and my friends, it's not looking pretty.
If you head on over to GameStop.com and search for "Guitar Hero World Tour",...
290w ago - Update: It appears that Konami may have dropped the $500 insurance charge and that pre-orders have temporarily ceased. The Konami online store asks customers to "Please check back tomorrow (May 20, 2008), when we will make available more stock for pre-orders."
One might think that after the registration disaster that was the Metal Gear Online beta sign up process that Konami would be well prepared for the pre-ordering onslaught that awaited them today.
Surprisingly, it wasn't, resulting in what can be be described as a clusterfuck of massive proportions as many gamers attempted to order their Metal Gear Solid 4 limited edition PlayStation 3 bundle.
In addition to tacking on a $500 insurance charge–which we're told is mandatory and refundable, though we can't confirm right now–we've yet to read of a single successful check out for the "gun metal" version of the console. As of right now, the Konami store is throwing a 503 error, most likely due to the heavy volume of MGS4 fans trying desperately to buy their PS3s.
Anyone out there lucky enough to secure one yet? Thanks to the many tipsters who sent this one in.
292w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) today announced that it would release "PLAYSTATION 3 Metal Gear SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS WELCOME BOX with DUALSHOCK¬®3″on June 12th, 2008, as a limited offer, at a recommended retail price of 49,800yen (including tax).
It will comprise of a 40GB PS3 (CECHH00 Series), MGS4, a Dualshock controller and a Sixaxis controller. The PS3 available in the pack will be available in three different colors of "Clear Black", "Ceramic White" and "Satin Silver".
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, today announced that it would release "PLAYSTATION¬®3 METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS WELCOME BOX with DUALSHOCK¬®3″on June 12th, 2008, as a limited offer, at a recommended retail price of 49,800yen (including tax).
It will become available concurrently with the release of the software title, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, from Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Konami).
"PLAYSTATION¬®3 METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS WELCOME BOX with DUALSHOCK¬®3″ comprises 40GB model of the PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3¬®) computer entertainment system (CECHH00 Series), Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns...
294w ago - Alright, so we already pretty much knew that Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 bundle was coming thanks to various retailers, but Sony Computer Entertainment Europe finally made it official today. Scheduled to hit on April 29 for 439 Euro, the bundle will include a copy of GTA IV, a 40 GB PS3, and a SIXAXIS (no DualShock 3 - sorry Europe).
SCEA has no plans at the moment to release a similar bundle package in North America.
Press Release: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) Confirms Official Grand Theft Auto¬® IV bundle
Grand Theft Auto¬® IV to be bundled with 40GB PLAYSTATION¬®3
April 23rd 2008: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today confirmed the release of an official Grand Theft Auto IV bundle exclusively for PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3™).The bundle, available on April 29, 2008, will consist of a PLAYSTATION¬®3 40GB model, a SIXAXIS™ wireless controller and a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV, the latest title in the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto franchise, all for just €439 (RRP).
"We are delighted to offer the millions of PS3 and GTA fans the ultimate gaming package," said David Reeves, President, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) is the eleventh, upcoming installment of the best-selling Grand Theft Auto video game...