305w ago - Things are starting to look up for the universe now that we've got January out of the way. Devil May Cry 4 makes it's English-speaking debut this week in both the US and Europe.
European gamers also have a few other games to pick from this week, including the potentially alright The Club. Here's the full release list:
Devil May Cry 4 (Get a $10 gift card at Circuit City)
Devil May Cry Collector's Edition
Turok (Get a $10 gift card at Circuit City)
Devil May Cry 4
Devil May Cry 4 Collector's Edition
Conflict: Denied Ops
Transformers: The Game
If you're not sure yet about whether to pick up Devil May Cry 4, then fear not. We'll have a review for you within the next few days tomorrow, along with an interesting feature for those of you new to the entire franchise.
Feel free to import any of the above games for whatever reason. Your PS3 is completely region free. Release dates are subject to constant change, so check with your local retailer before leaving the house. Or just order online. It requires less effort.
305w ago - Tired of Second Life - or want a better online 3D world experience? Sony may offer that alternative world later this spring with its "Home" destination for PlayStation 3.
"Home is a cross between private chat rooms, MySpace, YouTube and online gaming," explained Ron Festejo, creative director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, in an interview. "If you've ever tried Second Life, you can immediately see how much richer this world is and how accessible it is."
The Sony Europe group has been spearheading the software behind Home, a free PlayStation 3 virtual community that will launch this spring as a download. The creators of this new 3D universe were on hand at the Imagina conference last week to give attendees a sneak peak at the brand new, modified hub running online with thousands of Beta testers inhabiting the world.
Microsoft has accrued 10 million online subscribers for its Xbox Live service, which comes free as a basic service with every Xbox 360 but requires a $50 annual subscription to play online games. Sony, however, is going in a different direction with PS3. Anyone who has used Xbox Live knows that the service is a great way to jump into an online game, but the 2D interface is not built for stickiness in the generic lobbies.
306w ago - If there is one 3D fighting game that I must buy, it's always the Tekken series, Tekken in chinese sounds much cooler than Virtua Fighter and I thought the character design was awesome as well. Katsuhiro Harada, series producer including latest entry, Tekken 6, was at Taipei Game Show 2008 last weekend on SCET's (SCE Taiwan) invitation and talk to visitors about life and the game itself.
While there is no further news on Tekken 6, it's good to know that the developers are quite deep into porting the arcade version to the PS3 and the online mechanisms being worked on. Harada also shared the story behind developing the series, saying Sega's Virtua Fighter is the main inspiration for the game back in 1994.
On to the content of the subsequent games in the series, Harada says that most of them are feedbacks from players. And yes, Roger Jr., the kingaroo and panda are all requests by fans of the series. All the characters from the previous games in the series will be making their PS3 debut, this is because every characters appears to have their very own fans and the developers are terrified that a girl threatened to kill herself after news of her favorite character being dropped.
As for the online modes, the experience of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online has given them enough knowledge...