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Possible Early Release of Ratchet & Clank PS3

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366w ago - Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction was pushed back by Insomniac for 1 week to release on the 30th October in the US. This was so they could thoroughly check the game and make it as perfect as they could before it went to print. We know that the game has gone gold now, and there are now signs that it may be releasing on the 23rd October.

Insomniac let us know on their official podcast, The Full Moon Show, that their upcoming Playstation 3 exclusive Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction had gone gold. But, they also stated that they had pushed the release a week later since their production had stretched into a further week of testing.
 

Warhawk add-on in December?

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366w ago - It's being reported that Sony and developer Incognito are planning a content download pack for the multiplayer only title, Warhawk.

December is the month we're told to this could happen and the download's biggest pull is said to be a new vehicle. It's being dubbed a missile-launching, airlifting drop ship by some, but without official confirmation, we'll just have to wait and see.

Warhawk director Dylan Jobe was unable to talk about the rumored expansion, but did tell Shacknews the studio remains committed to supporting the Warhawk community.

"We've already made significant updates on the server-side to help issues with stats and connectivity," said Jobe, "and we will further update the community with additional server-side updates, as well as client-side patches."
 

Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Review

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366w ago - Though past Hawk games have tried to bring all of its skating together using a story, Proving Ground compartmentalizes its story by breaking it up into three distinct "lifestyles." You've got the career path, where pro skaters like Arto Saari take you around and shoot skate videos with you. Then there's the hardcore path, where guys like Mike Vallely and Dustin Dollin teach you the fine arts of wearing jean jackets and how to properly knock over pedestrians.

Lastly there's the "rigger" path, where guys like Jeff King and Daewon Song turn Proving Ground into a puzzle game and have you place or modify pieces around the environment and rig up some new trick lines. On top of all that, there are plenty of other nondenominational chalk challenge goals, where you'll see marks around the world that ask you to grind, manual, wallride, or leap from one mark to the next. Most of the goals can be completed in three ways for three different difficulties, ranging once again from amateur to sick.

From the three lifestyles, things are even further broken down into episodes, which usually focus on one specific skater giving you a handful of different goals. Bob Burnquist's set of goals has you learning some new tricks, then taking on competition skating. Bam Margera's goals focus more on climbing than on actual skating,...
 

Sony Denies Surge Protector Voided PS3 Warranty

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366w ago - This post in the PlayStation forums claims that Sony Customer Service told the owner of a bricked PS3 that plugging his console into a surge protector had voided his warranty, and that he'd have to pay $150 to have the unit repaired.

This sounded pretty unlikely to us, so we contacted Sony and were told that, no, plugging your PS3 into a surge protector does not void your warranty. Duh. Ok, they didn't actually say "Duh," but it was clearly implied.

Sony will be contacting the customer with the bricked PS3 to resolve the matter and sort out any misunderstandings.
 

Sony unveils interactive sitcom game for PS3

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366w ago - Like Office Space or The Office? Sony's newest episodic content game may be your brand of java.

Rat Race, as described by Sony, "is a PS3 exclusive comedy/adventure game... to give you the feeling of 'playing' inside an episode of your favorite TV show."

Starting this winter, Sony will begin releasing game episodes via the PlayStation Network for an undisclosed, periodic price.

The game is set in an "extremely dysfunctional" office environment where players are required to endure the nine to five as you interact with a PR hottie, a pompous jerk (aka a Dwight Schrute knock-off), and an eccentric lab scientist in addition to others.

Rat Race is being written by persons involved on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, My Name Is Earl, Saturday Night Live, South Park, and Comedy Central sketches says Sony.

While heavy focus is given to comedic interaction, the game also promises the ability to solve puzzles, eavesdrop, and steal a co-partner's Streamline stapler.
 
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