147w ago - This weekend numerous sites are reporting that Killzone 3 for PS3 has already leaked to torrent and tracker sites weeks before the official release date.
According to reports, the European version of Killzone 3 (BCES01007) has hit sites like BlackCats-Games and weighs in at 41.40GB in size under the label Killzone.3.EUR.PS3-MIRSUPER with another version coming without 3D dubbed Killzone.3.EU.JB.PS3-MrBLACK weighing in at 22.3GB.
Killzone 3 is officially scheduled to hit PlayStation 3 consoles on February 22 in North America, February 23 in Europe and February 25, 2011 in the UK.
To quote: 15 days before the release, Killzone 3 appeared on the tracker not only the country but also around the world. Sony suffers first serious leak, the fans are, and leaders of the wholesale stores is crying and crying.
149w ago - Since the previous PSP2 Dev Kit picture leak, Kotaku (linked above) has now posted what may be the first leaked official retail picture of Sony's PSP2 handheld console while VG247.com reports that Sony will reveal the PSP2 on January 27th in Tokyo.
To quote: This art work surfaced online today on 2CH, Japan's largest online forum.
The photo features a handheld believed to be the PSP2, which has a PSPgo style sliding shell. There is a 32 GB SD memory card as well, plus a "PSP2" Memory Stick. There is a long, thin stylus as well. According to Japan's Nikkei newspaper, the PSP2 will have a touch screen.
Unlike the current PSP, there are two analog nubs, giving this handheld a controller layout similar to the PS3.
What is fishy about the picture is that it appears to be a photograph of a handout of some kind. While handouts may be present at the January 27 press conference, it's also a good way for a Photoshopper to hide their work, as it masks any differences in resolution you'd be able to detect in an online image.
Going by the codename VITA, PSP2 has been in the...
159w ago - Today VG247.com (linked above) has reported on some leaked images of what is believed to be the Sony PSP2 Dev Kit, which sports twin sticks and a trackpad.
To quote: "The shots clearly show the device's forward- and rear-facing cameras, as well as the much-discussed trackpad on the rear of the unit.
Note that this isn't the console's final form factor. As you can see, some developers are working with a kit with similar construction to a PSP go at the moment - see the update below - with a sliding screen over physical controls.
We don't know when the final physical spec will be nailed down, only that this isn't it. PSP2 is supposedly heading for release in late 2011.
If you're in any doubt as to the authenticity of these images, don't be. It is what it is. Enjoy.
Update: We've been told by a source that these images are from the last kit. There's a newer one, which is a single, non-sliding block.
Remember those last Kotaku rumours of the unit overheating? Sony switched back a form like PSP-1000 in order to cool it down."
160w ago - Update: According to 4news.it (and IGN UK), the official release dates of Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 are: November 26 in EU (including Italy), November 27 in the US and November 30 in the UK.
Last month we reported that Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 was delayed but would arrive before Christmas, and today Hrabi at GTPlanet.net appears to have confirmed that sharing some pictures of what appears to be a leaked EUR GT5 PlayStation 3 game, box art and GT5 PS3 Trophies.
According to NicaGamerz.com, this copy is made in Austria where it was apparently given to reviewers and leaked, followed by a picture of what may be the first person in the world playing Gran Turismo 5 shown below.