200w ago - For those who missed the hidden update, Sony's Product Marketing Manager Jefferson Dong has revealed that the Heavy Rain PS3 demo is officially forecasted for this Thursday on PSN.
To quote: While this might be true for the weather in some parts of the country this week, the game demo for Heavy Rain will be available worldwide through the PlayStation Store on Thursday, February 11, 2010. Mark this on your calendar!
This PlayStation 3 exclusive demo will feature two full chapters from the game, in which players will immerse themselves in the roles of Norman Jayden, a FBI profiler brought in to help local law enforcement find and capture the Origami Killer, and Scott Shelby, a private investigator hired by families of past victims to bring their killer to justice.
Gamers will finally get the chance to try this psychological thriller where players make choices that will determine their story, all in the hopes of uncovering the mystery of Heavy Rain. If you're experiencing heavy rain this Thursday, feel free to stay inside to download and play the demo of Heavy Rain.
201w ago - Recently misterwabo uploaded a video of what appears to be some leaked gameplay footage of Duke Nukem Forever to YouTube.
The newly found remains from the exploded corpse of Duke Nukem Forever have given followers of the Duke Nukem soap opera another chance to grieve the loss of 3D Realms' game.
To quote: "The apparently leaked footage is dark, blurry, occasionally covered in on-screen blood and might be familiar feeling to those of you who have sought out every scrap of footage and screen shot from the long in development Duke Nukem Forever.
At least, that's what we think this new-to-us footage is from, based on the enemies, fingerless gloves and big weapons.
And you know, some of it looks quite good, particularly the lovely headshot scatter and explosions. Plus, how often do you get accurate tumbleweed physics?"
202w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has posted up a video on the PlayStation Blog today introducing Assassin's Creed II - Battle of Forli which hits PSN this week.
To quote: If you played through Assassin's Creed II this winter (Platinum Trophy right here, folks), then you may recall there were a couple of corrupted sequences that Desmond wasn't able to access in the Animus.
Well, this week, you'll be able to play through the first of two "repaired" sequences, as The Battle of Forli hits the PSN on Thursday.
Producer Frederic Lefrancois (you remember him, right?) has some more details on the DLC:
The battle of Forli is an actual battle where the Orsi brothers attacked the city of Forli which was ruled at the time by Caterina Sforza. Ezio and Machiavelli - leader of the Florence mercenaries - make their way to the citadel of Forli with the apple of Eden to request protection from Caterina Sforza.
As they approach, something goes wrong: Forli is under attack! Borgia guards are laying siege to the city. The attack seems to be lead by the two dreaded Orsi brothers. Players will have to protect the city alongside Sforza and the great Machiavelli who they have met towards the end of sequence 11. The flying machine will also be accessible...
To quote: You might be wondering why it's XeDEV who are releasing this.. Since some people left the team, they don't want to retain the "freexex" name anymore. Also changed the name to XeXMenu (this is because XeXLoader is now much more of a menu than just a loader). So enjoy the new stuff :
- Gametitle extraction from NXEART if possible (toggle)
- Games with more than just one XEX will show up multiple times
* Embedded FTP Server to transfer your stuff directly from your computer
- Use xbox:xbox@ip:21
* Use FTP to read/write/delete your onboard flash
- Only user flash/flash is able to do that!
* Support for all found XEX files. Not just default.xex (toggle)
* Shows the content of any GAMES folder on any device
- Use GAMES, APPLICATIONS, EMULATORS for auto discovery menu on each device
* Switch between games/apps/emus in the discovery menu using RB/LB
* Auto scale skins for most...
208w ago - Today THQ UK's Community Manager Mike Richardson has shared a video and revealed that Joe Madureira will be at the Forbidden Planet Darksiders PS3 launch.
To quote: Darksiders is just weeks away from launch on PlayStation 3, and we've got some exciting news for all you Joe Madureira fans. Joe will be at Forbidden Planet in London on 7 January to launch the game.
Come along between 6-7pm and you'll be able to meet the creative mind behind Darksiders, well known for his work on X-Men and Battle Chasers. You'll also be able to buy the game a day early and get it signed by Joe Mad!