176w ago - Sony's Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview today of FirstPlay Episode 16 for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: We've got three exciting videos for you this week on FirstPlay. Actually we've got way more than three, but there are three really exciting ones.
First we go hands-on with zombie sequel Dead Rising 2, slashing, drilling and electrocuting our way through a Vegas-style Casino crammed with rotting undead fleshsacks, and getting a very firm grip on the game's weapon creation system. Saw blades and a lawnmower you say? Interesting...
Then we've got previews of period underworld epic Mafia 2, including an interview with the 2K dev team, and some properly incredible footage of SEGA's awesome looking robot-and-flames shooter, Vanquish. It has a sort of Transformers noise! Amazing.
On top of that we've got the second part of our Red Dead Redemption guide - falling to our baser urges, this week involves mostly shooting - plus a look at what's new on the PSP comic store, selected highlights of the latest downloadable movies and a round-up of your most amazing Skate bails.
Lastly we've got our screenshot galleries, which this week include MotorStorm: Apocalypse, FIFA 11, Final Fantasy XIV and, a game I'm particularly...
196w ago - SCEE's Senior European Product Manager Thach Quach has shared a God of War III PS3 video announcement today stating that it is coming alongside a TV advert.
To quote: As you probably know, the highly anticipated God of War III will be released in most European territories on 17th March 2010.
The game will be hitting the shelves in Australia and New Zealand on 18th March and finally the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria on 19th March. Not long to go guys, be patient, the wait is almost over!
Meanwhile, in case you haven't seen them, here are our TV and Print ads which will run across Europe. Hope you like them both!
That's it for now, stay tuned for some more God of War news.
196w ago - Sony's UK Product Manager Lucy Duncan has shared several new Heavy Rain PS3 advert videos today on the PlayStation Blog.
To quote: We have been running several different ads for the Heavy Rain TV campaign in the UK and just in case you have missed any of them, here they are!
This is a pre-launch we ran 'Top & Tail' ads to show the different choices you can make within the game and the consequences that this can have in the 'Hassans Shop' scene. 3 different endings were made and played out on TV.
Our 60″ ad first aired during last weeks Inter Milan and Chelsea Champions League game and ran throughout the launch weekend.
A shorter 30″ version of this ad will be running until the 14th of March:
You should also check out the interactive Heavy Rain game trailers on the Heavy Rain YouTube channel to experience the game, make decisions for yourself and watch...
197w ago - Jonathan Blow, game developer of the critically acclaimed game 'Braid', has shared with us through his blog that he's created a new Web site and blog for his next game called The Witness.
You can start following the blog here. The first information he shared through his blog are some wonderful concept art pictures, but it doesn't say much yet about the game.. Don't forget to read the caption of each image!
The main Web site also contains the following poem:
"Through many births,
I have wondered on and on,
Searching for, but never finding,
The builder of this house.
To be born again and again, is suffering.
House-builder, you are seen!
You will not build a house again!
All the rafters are broken,
The ridgepole destroyed;
The mind, gone to the Unconstructed,
Has reached the end of craving!"
If anyone can make any sense of it, feel free to comment!
256w ago - Sega shared today a first look at the special PlayStation 3 hardware bundle it's preparing for the February release of Ryu ga Gotoku 3.
As previously detailed back in December, Sega will release a PS3 hardware bundle pack for Ryu ga Gotoku 3 opposite the game's standalone release on February 26.
Called the "Nobori Ryu Pack" (unofficially translates to "Rising Dragon Pack"), this bundle includes a copy of the game and a specially designed 80 gigabyte PS3 and will be priced at 45,980 yen. Production is limited to 10,000 units.
Both the packaging and system design for the bundle are themed around the game at hand. The packaging resembles the solo version's boxart, with a drawing of main character Kiryu Kazuma looking up to the sky while smoking a cigarette. The system, based off the ceramic white PS3, has dragon tattoo markings on its top.
As previously detailed, the bundle represents a savings of 1,980 yen over purchasing the PS3 and game separately.
Those who pre-order the hardware bundle will qualify for the Kamutai Magazine item that was previously announced as a pre-order bonus for the standard version.