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Metal Gear Online's Second Expansion to be Playable at TGS 2008

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308w ago - Still playing Metal Gear Online? If you are, you've probably played the original game and the first expansion "Gene" to death already. It might just be about time for a new expansion; Konami seems to agree.

According to these new magazine scans courtesy of omaru from GameTrailers, MGO's second expansion dubbed "Meme" will feature both Liquid Ocelot and Mei Ling as new prized characters.

Then there are a handful of new maps: Silo Sunset, Forest Firefight and Winter Warehouse. It shouldn't be too difficult to figure out what those maps will look like judging by their respective titles. Silo Sunset, however, seems to be set in an area with ruined buildings and not actually inside a massive silo.

A price and date has not been specified, though we can't imagine that a price would be any different from the previous Gene expansion. It looks like the earliest anyone would be getting their hands on the new expansion would be at Tokyo Game Show -- where it will be open to the public.
 

Valkyria Chronicles Web site Live, Demo Available October 9, 2008

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308w ago - Sega's announced that the official Web site for Valkyria Chronicles is now live, however, there doesn't appear to be a link in the press release so HERE is the Sega product page instead.

Additionally, the PS3 RPG's demo will be released on October 9th, with the full game available on November 14, 2008.

Press Release: Valkyria Chronicles Web site Now Live, Demo Available October 9th

LONDON (30th September, 2008) - SEGA® Europe Ltd. proudly announces that the website for Valkyria Chronicles™ is now live. A special gameplay trailer for the title will debut there today.

SEGA is also pleased to announce that a demo for Valkyria Chronicles, featuring 2 playable levels, will be live on PlayStation® Network from October 9th. Players will be able to experience for themselves a taste of the incredible CANVAS graphical engine and the exciting action strategy that Valkyria Chronicles offers before the game launches on the 14th of November.

Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe on the verge of a great war. The game follows Welkin, a heroic commander who leads his small platoon against a merciless invading army. As Welkin's small country of Gallia is engulfed in battle, the emergence of...
 

Sony Unveils PS3 and PSP Tokyo Game Show 2008 Lineup

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308w ago - Kurosaki Ichigo of NeoGAF (linked above) has shared Sony's TGS 2008 lineup, as follows:

PS3 Playable Games Announced:

- Guitar Hero 3 Legends of Rock (Activision)
- FIFA 09 (EA)
- Street Fighter IV (Capcom)
- Biohazard 5 (Capcom)
- Lumines Supernova (Q Entertainment)
- Metal Gear Online (Konami)
- Way of the Samurai 3 (Spike)
- Sonic World Adventure (Sega)
- Socom: Confrontation (Zipper)
- PlayStation Home (Sony)
- Doko Demo Issyo (Sony)
- Motor Storm 2 (Sony)
- LittleBigPlanet (Sony)
- Resistance 2 (Sony)
- WWE 2009 SmackDown vs RAW (THQ)
- Gundam Musou 2 (Bandai Namco)
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (Bandai Namco)

Not Announced:

1 Irem
1 Konami
9 SCEJ

PSP Playable Games Announced:

- Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes (Capcom)
- Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid (Koei)
- Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin (Koei)
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (Square Enix)
- Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix)
- Clank & Ratchet: Maru Hi Mission (Sony)
- Saru Get You: SaruSaru Daisakusen (Sony)
- Patapon 2 (Sony)
- Bleach: Soul Carnival (Sony)
- Mainichi Issho Portable (Sony)
- Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2 (Sony)
 

Philips Demonstrates 3D on Blu-ray at IFA 2008

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308w ago - Philips has shown off 3D on Blu-ray at IFA 2008. A demo at the event shows that its 2D plus depth content format can be applied to Blu-ray, which has the effect of enabling a more life-like viewing experience on a variety of different display sets.

To quote: The demo shows that its 2D-plus-Depth content format can be applied to Blu-ray thereby enabling a great 3D movie viewing experience on a variety of displays.

With the growing amount of 3D movies currently on theater release, people now want to enjoy the 3D viewing experience in their homes as well. In order to bring high quality 3D content to the home, the 2D-plus-Depth format offers a solution that can be applied to Blu-ray. Subsequently, these discs can be enjoyed on both stereoscopic (special glasses needed) as well as auto-stereoscopic 3D displays, which do not require glasses.

Philips 3D Solutions provides end-to-end 3D system solutions ranging from 3D displays for professional use, 3D content creation and conversion tools to technology licensing.

Jos Swillens, CEO of Philips 3D Solutions stated: "This demonstration of 3D on Blu-ray is a clear proof point of the flexibility and sustainability of our 2D-plus-Depth content format. It can bring high quality 3D content to the home on a variety of displays and offers...
 

Worldwide PS3 Releases for the Week of September 28, 2008

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308w ago - Silent Hill is coming home this week. For America and Asia, that is. Europe has about another month to wait, but instead get the latest iteration in the never ending FIFA franchise.

That's it for this week, but here's the info in a handy bullet-point list:

US Games
• Silent Hill: Homecoming

EU Games
• FIFA 09

Asian Games
• Silent Hill: Homecoming

Release dates are constantly subject to change. If you're worried, then check with your local retailer. Europeans, feel free to import Silent Hill: Homecoming, if you're desperate.

Just be aware that imported games must have downloadable content from their respective regions. Not that we suspect Silent Hill: Homecoming will be getting any DLC.
 
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