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PES signs 'em up

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362w ago - Pro Evolution Soccer might be the critics' favourite but it's FIFA that routinely shifts the larger inventory. That could all be about to change, though.

Once upon a time choosing between the two was a relatively simple matter of preference for recognisable faces and a globally-recognised licence versus what's widely regarded as a provenly superior football videogaming experience. However the differential gap between the two has narrowed significantly in recent years and it's going to be slimmer still, now that Konami has announced a raft of extra licensed teams for the 2008 edition.

We doubt that PES will ever really be able to hold a candle to FIFA for licensed teams, but Konami are certainly giving it a go. Newly-licensed national teams for '08 now include Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Scotland and the important one - Brazil. Meanwhile Newcastle, Tottenham, RSC Anderlecht, HJK Helsinki, IFK Goteborg, Panathinaicos, Spartak Moscow, Fenerbache, NK Dinamo Zagreb and FC Basel join Turin, AC Milan, Celtic, Porto and co in the roster of world famous club sides.

All told PES 2008 boasts more than 250 teams and 3000 licensed players. Not bad. Konami is also keen to highlight PES 2008's enhanced AI system known as 'Teamvision' which, among other things, prevents lowly types from using...
 

NBA 2K8 Updated Hands-On: Association Mode Details

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362w ago - Here's how it works: All the players in the game can be divided into one of five role types. The roles are starter (for guys who get the majority of the minutes); 6th man (for those who come off the bench on a regular basis); role player (players that are on a team for a specific reason, such as a great perimeter shooter); prospect (a player who isn't quite starting material, but has lots of potential); and bench warmer (the guys who are more or less only hit the floor to give your starters a breather). In addition, each role has a handful of "sub-roles", which are essentially variations on the main role type. For example, the starter role has three sub-roles which more or less determines a starter's more specific role on the team--from the team starter to a guy who is replaceable if a better upgrade comes along.

As general manager, you can set roles and sub-roles, changing up the responsibilities and expectations for any player on your team. How that player reacts to those changes is the final piece of what makes the new franchise system in NBA 2K8 so compelling. That's because every player in the game has his own personality, divided along four types: unpredictable (the guys who can lash out at management; think Ron Artest), laid back (the Tim Duncan's and Grant Hill's of the NBA); neutral (the most common personality...
 

Orange Box PS3 Delay Not Due to PS3

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362w ago - Word hit yesterday that the PS3 version of Half-Life 2: The Orange Box would be delayed a few weeks past its 360 and PC kin. It's the latest PS3 version of a multi-platform game to stagger behind the other SKUs, but today Valve is assuring it had nothing to do with difficulties developing on the PS3 hardware.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Valve director of marketing Doug Lombardi said the reason is simply geographical; the EA UK team handling PS3 development across the pond is running a little behind the core Valve team. "We weren't going to hold up PC and 360 for PS3," said Lombardi. Furthermore, Valve says all three versions will be identical in terms of performance and content.

Considering the delay will only be a few weeks, Valve's explanation isn't surprising - any substantial PS3 development problems would more likely have delayed it by months. So just sit tight, PS3-owning Half Life fans. The wait to play Half-Life 2, Episode One, Episode Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2 won't be too much longer.
 

Square Enix Says FFVII Remake Could Still Happen

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362w ago - Fans of Square Enix's Final Fantasy series have been pining for a remake of the classic Final Fantasy VII since before the game's E3 2005 tech demo. And so far, Square brass has been fairly quiet on the idea of it becoming a reality.

Though, as Famitsu points out (via PlayStation Universe), they are very aware of consumer interest. Crisis Core producer Hideki Imaizumi said in an interview to the Japanese magazine that though fans clearly want it, it's a question of timing. The three most likely to work on such a project -- Kitase, Nomura and Tabata -- are too busy with Final Fantasy XIII.

Imaizumi did make clear there's no current plans for a remake, but pointed out some decisions are made quickly. He added that a new game is to be shown at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, taking place from September 20-23.

No doubt this new game is another part of Square Enix's masterful plan to keep developers too busy to re-render Cloud's ridiculous sword.
 

Morello officially Parade-s GHIII

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362w ago - Earlier this week, Rage Against the Machine fretter and renegade of funk Tom Morello told Rolling Stone that he would be joining Guns N' Roses' Slash and Poison's Bret Michaels as a boss in Activision and RedOctane's Guitar Hero III. All well and good, but Morello's inclusion presented the obvious query of which Rage song would get worked into the Neversoft-developed rhythm game.

Today, Activision officially announced Morello's inclusion in GHIII, and also revealed that gamers can expect to engage Morello in rhythmic fisticuffs to the tune of "Bulls on Parade." Ranked as the 15th greatest metal song of all time by VH1, "Bulls on Parade" features Morello's signature synthetic guitar sounds. Adding a wrinkle to the gameplay, Activision notes that players will be required to "emulate some of Morello's extremely innovative guitar-playing antics." Guitar Hero III is rated T for Teen and will be available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and Wii on October 28.
 
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