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Rumor: MGS4 has 90-Minute Cut-Scenes?!

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343w ago - We know the Metal Gear Solid series is famous for its long cut-scenes, but this tops everything! Metal Gear Solid 4, the latest instalment in Hideo Kojima's seminal stealth series, has cut-scenes (note the plural) that approach the 90 minutes mark.

For those troubled with time keeping, that's the length of a feature film.

The news comes from PSW magazine, who's been and finished MGS4, and then promptly whispered in our ears about the shocking 90-minute cut-scenes. The latest issue hits newsstands today, by the way.

We were expecting long story sequences (MGS2 approached the 45 minute mark in one) but an hour and a half of cinematics was unexpected.

The good news is that you can now skip or pause the scenes. Hands up though, how many of you are actually going to sit through the full 90 minutes?

"MGS4's story is massive. The videogame equivalent of all three Godfather movies on one disc," says the mag.

"As you'd expect, you'll spend a lot of time watching cut-scenes, so if you found previous games' story exposition laborious, then you'd better find yourself a nice cushion and plenty of teabags in readiness for MGS4's.

"They can be skipped, but you'll be missing out on some of the finely crafted examples of FMV footage anywhere in gaming," the...
 

Unreal Tournament 3 Snowboarding Mod for PS3 released!

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343w ago - An Unreal Tournament 3 Snowboarding PS3 Mod has been released.

The Mod allows some pretty cool snowboarding action, even allowing you to pull off tricks- video below!

Download: Unreal Tournament 3 Snowboarding Mod

To quote: If you thought modding couldn't get better. Think again. Thanks to Epic Games we have been able to see what happens to a game when the allow community Mods.

This is just one awesome Mod that needs to be downloaded and installed to your PlayStation 3.




 

PSP Keyboard and GPS due Within the Next 12 Months

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343w ago - Sony senior marketing manager John Koller has revealed that the company's official PSP keyboard peripheral, first announced during this year's Consumer Electronics Show, is slated to hit North American within "the next 12 months."

Additionally, Koller once again reiterated that the GPS peripheral, already released in Japan and Europe, is also due for a stateside release during same timeframe as part of the company's mobile social focus.

Sony has been talking about both peripherals for some time, let's hope at least one of them will hit the market by the end of this year.
 

PlayStation Store Update for May 22, 2008

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343w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store):

Hey, everyone. It's time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.

Add-on Game Content:
Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

"Beetlebum" - Blur ($1.99)
"Countdown to Insanity" - H-BlockX ($1.99)
"Hier Kommt Alex" - Die Toten Hosen ($1.99)
"Hysteria" - Muse ($1.99)
"Manu Chao" - Les Wampas ($1.99)
"Monsoon" - Tokio Hotel ($1.99)
"New Wave" - Pleymo ($1.99)
"Perfekte Welle" - Juli ($1.99)
"Rock 'N' Roll Star" - Oasis ($1.99)
File sizes: 16.8 MB - 45.4 MB (singles)

Rock Band price promotion: "We Care a Lot" - Epic and "All the Small Things" - Blink 182 are reduced to $0.99 until May 29th.

Game Music:
PixelJunk Monsters Album ($2.99)
The PixelJunk Monsters Album is the original game soundtrack to the popular and addictive tower defense game, PixelJunk Monsters. This charming and distinctive soundtrack includes 24 music tracks by Japanese ambient techno group Otograph. Download the album today!
File size: 62.2 MB

Game Videos (free):
Siren: Blood Curse...
 

V Shaped Double Range Guitar hits Retail for PS2 and PS3

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343w ago - Third-party peripheral maker The Ant Commandos today announced that its "V Shaped Double Range Guitar" is now available for purchase at retail with an MSRP of $59.99.

Ranging in color variants from flame red to jet black, the wireless guitar controller touts "100% compatibility" with both Rock Band and the entire select of Guitar Hero titles for the PlayStation 2 and PS3, unlike the first-party controllers.

Press Release: THE ANT COMMANDOS' 4-IN-1 DOUBLE RANGE GUITAR CONTROLLER HITS RETAIL

Be The Envy of Your Friends With The First Guitar Controller That Is 100% Compatible With All Guitar HeroTM & Rock BandTM Features ForPlayStation®2 and PlayStation®3

May 22, 2008 - Ontario, CA- The Ant Commandos (TAC), a leading provider of innovative wireless video game music peripherals and accessories, announced today its V Shaped Double Range Guitar ranging in colors from flame red and electric blue, to jet black, is now available at retail for an SRP of $59.99. The Double Range Guitar is the first on the market to feature 100% compatibility with all Guitar HeroT and Rock BandT games for PlayStation® 2 and PlayStation® 3.

TAC's Double Range Guitar enhances players' gameplay experience no matter which music-inclined video game or PlayStation system they are using....
 
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