243w ago - Splinter Cell: Conviction community development manager, Chris Easton, has told Videogaming247 today that not only is work on the game well under way, but that the "visual direction is simply much better" than what we've seen so far.
"Splinter Cell Conviction is certainly not canned, despite what the Internet rumour mill says, and won't look significantly different to what you've seen before," he said.
"The gameplay's evolved a lot but the visual direction is simply much better than what you've seen."
Easton added: "The gameplay has evolved from what we showed at Ubidays last year and when you see it again it'll be worth the wait."
243w ago - JStevenson, one of the developers of Resistance 2 just confirmed at NeoGAF forums (linked above) that there would be new 'ingame' images of Resistance 2, which would be posted tomorrow.
Here is what he said:
I'm exhausted, but we showed co-op, SP and MP... some folks played co-op for close to two hours, others played SP for that time, and others played MP. We went for over four hours and still had to kick people off.
Feedback was universally and exceptionally positive.
I'll be on a plane tomorrow when everything breaks. Rest assured i'll be around to answer questions when I get in.
And yes, all the screenshots you'll see tomorrow are real... "
243w ago - Here is the scoop, from their site linked at the top!
StA-14 Battle Rifle Description:
Still in service after fifty years, the StA-14 combines the ruggedness and reliability of the assault rifle with the accuracy and range of the sniper rifle. A symbol for the enduring nature of Helghast military ingenuity, it is considered an honor to wield this classic weapon into battle.
- Fires heavy-grain 7.62x51mm HSO rounds
- Distinct range advantage over StA-52 LAR
- Quicker target acquisition than StA-74 PSR
- Perfect for a defensive role from cover
Designing a Future Classic The accepted classification of weapon types in most present-day military services runs the gamut from pistol, through submachine gun, assault rifle and sniper rifle, to support weapons like the machine gun. But there's an older, lesser-known weapon type that sits between the assault rifle and the sniper rifle. Known as the battle rifle, this saber-toothed forebear of the common assault rifle is much larger, and fires heavier bullets with a bigger charge.
In Killzone 2, the role of the battle rifle was assigned to the StA-14. Intended as a forerunner to other 'Stahl Arms' weapons in the franchise - notably the StA-52 LAR and the brand-new...
243w ago - To quote desz: I'm not completely positive how true this is, but most of the things GilZ sends my way are true.
He was correct about the new price drops, new HDMI models, new Elites, and now a picture sent to us with clearly visible text, in what appears to be either the 360's new name or the next XBox's final name.
"XBOXPure" is what looks to be the final choice in this document.
243w ago - Update: Konami also registered "Existence" alone, without a link back to Metal Gear Solid in the USPTO on August 11. "Guns of the Patriots", Metal Gear Solid 4's subtitle, was also registered separately.
Siliconera reports: Solid Snake's story is finished, but that doesn't mean Konami is going to seal the Metal Gear Solid franchise in an early grave.
The first sign of a new Metal Gear Solid game comes from the Japanese Trademark database where Konami registered Metal Gear Existence with the boring image on the right. It's made to be used with video games so it's likely, very likely, the name of a future Metal Gear Solid game. Going by the title alone it sounds like we're going to visit the existence - or origins of the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
So, will this be another game starring Big Boss? Let the wild pre-Tokyo Game Show speculation begin!