229w ago - Update: According to Dutch site NextGamer.nl, the Uncharted 2 European release date will be October 16, 2009.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is almost here, with Sony confirming to Kotaku (linked above) today that the Naughty Dog developed PlayStation 3 game will arrive in the U.S. on October 13th.
To quote: Sony also released Uncharted 2's final box art, reminding us of Mr. Drake's expert ability to hang from ledges and platforms with just one hand.
Combine that with his expertise at maintaining a shirt that's half-tucked, half-not and you'll see why the stubbly treasure hunter's adventures warranted a sequel.
Oh, and speaking of pre-orders, Sony laid out its retailer plans for a quartet of downloadable exclusives with Amazon.com, GameStop, Game Crazy and BestBuy. Golden guns, right after this.
Yes, those are the golden Barettas that Drake can wield in multiplayer, adding a bit of flash to your online death match and "Plunder" competition. They're exclusive to BestBuy, meaning that if you're into sporting golden AK-47s, that should be your pre-order retailer of choice.
Other retailers are getting downloadable exclusive bonuses too, as follows:
231w ago - Atlus has announced both the North American release date and the pre-order bonuses for their first PlayStation 3 title, Demon's Souls.
The game is an open-ended fantasy action RPG that allows the player to create their own character and face off against monsters, making use of a plethora of various weapons, which alter the gameplay.
In addition to a standard version of the game, which includes a new boxart exclusive to the North American release, a deluxe version will also be available, which will include a 150+ page strategy guide (not available for retail) and a collectible outer slipcase. Players who pre-order either version, will also receive an art book featuring designs and concept sketches.
To quote: "Atlus Spoils is all about giving back to our fans and thanking them for their support, and we're excited to be able to do something very special for Demon's Souls," stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Atlus.
"On October 6th, PlayStation 3 system owners will be treated to the definitive release of what many consider to be the most innovative action RPG in recent memory.
With both the standard and deluxe versions of the game accompanied...
320w ago - British and Dutch police today shut down the world's biggest source of illegal pre-release chart albums and arrested a 24-year old man in an operation coordinated between Middlesbrough and Amsterdam.
The raids, which were coordinated by Interpol, follow a two-year investigation by the international and UK music industry bodies IFPI and BPI into the members-only online pirate pre-release club known as OiNK.
OiNK specialised in distributing albums leaked on to the internet, often weeks ahead of their official release date. More than 60 major album releases have been leaked on OiNK so far this year, making it the primary source worldwide for illegal pre-release music.
The site, with an estimated membership of 180,000, has been used by many hardcore file-sharers to violate the rights of artists and producers by obtaining copyrighted recordings and making them available on the internet.
It is alleged that the site was operated by a 24-year-old man in the Middlesbrough area, who was arrested today. The site's servers, based in Amsterdam, were seized in a series of raids last week. OiNK's operator allegedly made money by setting up a donations account on the site facilitated by PayPal.
Cleveland Police and the FIOD-ECD SCHIPOL branch of the Dutch police undertook...