161w ago - Today Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 title update version 1.07 arrives, and Arne of Naughty Dog has detailed the changes, as follows:
Title Update 1.07 will be released worldwide today, April 21, 2010, at about 11:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT.
Some regions may receive the update slightly earlier or later than this time, but every region will receive Title Update 1.07 today.
Title Update 1.07 includes the following:
• Players can now select a Hero skin through their online profile for Co-op Arena matches only
• Additional spawn system changes to enhance spawn point update effectiveness
• Gameplay changes to prevent "airwalk" exploit by players
• Updates to map geometry collision detection to improve prevention of players attempting to leave normal multiplayer map boundaries
Additionally, the PlayStation Blog has noted that the UNCHARTED 2 Siege Expansion Pack is coming this Thursday alongside a double cash weekend!
To quote: "The day is nearly here for our UNCHARTED fans and the multitudes who have been awaiting a new co-op game type -- The UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Siege Expansion...
165w ago - Today a rumor is circulating the Internet which suggests that the next installment of ManHunt, specifically ManHunt 3, will be a PS3 exclusive title and the game will utilize Sony's recently announced PlayStation Move.
The rumor originated from a trusted source at GoFanboy.com (linked above), and along with PlayStation 3 exclusivity it claims ManHunt 3 will be one of the big rumored E3 announcements this year and take advantage of the PS3 Move motion controller.
To quote: "There have been murmurs about ManHunt 3 since the highly controversial release of ManHunt 2 for the Wii and PS2.
From what we're being told, the game will be PS3 exclusive and utilize the PlayStation 3's upcoming Move add-on. It definitely makes sense since the PS3 would be a perfect fit for the ManHunt sequel."
168w ago - Activision has announced their plans to expand the Call of Duty brand following the publisher's dismissal of Infinity Ward studio leads Jason West and Vince Zampella, who have now been confirmed as no longer being with the company.
A new game in the Call of Duty series will be released some time in 2011 and will be handled by newly formed Activision studio Sledgehammer Games, lead by Dead Space veterans Glen A. Schofield and Michael Condrey.
While Infinity Ward continue working on downloadable map packs for Modern Warfare 2, Treyarch - the studio behind World at War - will stillrelease their Call of Duty game this autumn.
According to the presser, the Sledgehammer Games title is an "action-adventure" game meaning fans may actually be able to expect two Call of Duty titles in 2011.
Beyond the two CoD titles, Activision also announced their plans to look at new genres for the franchise as well as branching out into the Asian market with the lucrative series.
170w ago - Today European Product and Development Manager Allison Walter at NIS America has announced that PSP title "The Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman" will immediately be referred to as "What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!?" due to an unintentional IP conflict.
To quote: I have a few bits of important news to announce!
The first is, Badman has decided to change his bad image, or at least his name. Let it be known: The Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman series will immediately be referred to as What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? The original title had a conflict of interest with an existing IP and it was not NIS America's intention to create any conflict.
This new title is intended to better represent the game's whacky retro dungeon world and connect the player's awareness with the overall theme of the game. Phil, give us a drumroll to introduce the new game cover...
Due to the name change the game, Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman!: What did I do to deserve this? will be temporarily unavailable from the PlayStation Store. The game will return as soon as the new name process has been completed.
The second bit of news is that What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 will be released...
179w ago - Naughty Dog's Senior Manager of Marketing Communications Arne Meyer has announced that an Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Title Update #3 v1.03 for PS3 will be available today as a mandatory download, as follows:
• Added Version number to game menu - should display 1.03 after this update
• Added Clan Tags - all players can now add a custom four letter Clan Tag in the Profile Menu (square) to display on-screen before their PSN ID
• Load times have been decreased significantly
• Added "Rematch" functionality
• Adjusted some Boosters for balance
• Addressed issue with Player's Met screen in game menu and XMB displaying incorrectly
• Addressed issue with Double Cash not doubling medal cash rewards
We've also made a slew of other changes to improve player experience.
I spoke with our multiplayer lead designer, Justin, to give us the lowdown on what's so great...