286w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe confirmed today that the limited edition Crisis Crisis: Final Fantasy VII themed PSP bundle will hit European territories on June 20.
Set to retail at 189.99 Euro, the bundle includes a copy of Crisis Core and an engraved silver PSP. Look familiar? Yep, this is the same commemorative hardware package that hit Japan last July. Exactly 77,777 units were produced for the Japanese launch and the bundle never made it stateside.
Press Release: London, 10th June 2008: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced the release of the CRISIS CORE¬® -FINAL FANTASY VII, PSP™ bundle, available on 20th June 2008, priced at 189.99 Euros. The chain of events which set the epic adventure of FINAL FANTASY¬® into motion is revealed this summer with the release of CRISIS CORE¬® -FINAL FANTASY VII- a prequel to FINAL FANTASY VII, the biggest selling FINAL FANTASY of all time.
The eagerly-anticipated game will be available for the European market, in a special PSP (PlayStation¬®Portable) bundle coinciding with the game's release and will include a limited edition, CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- engraved silver PSP and a copy of the game.
As one of the greatest franchises in gaming history, the arrival of CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- on PSP makes this the...
289w ago - Another fan-fueled Diablo Rumor Mill has propelled out in full swing after PC Gamer's July edition wrapped up with the following text:
"NEXT MONTH: Have you ever had a secret that you're just dying to blurt out, but you can't for another month, and the stress of holding it in makes you want to do the pee-pee dance? That's what the PC Gamer staff is doing right now, because the August issue will be chock-full of exclusives, including a top-secret cover story so huge we had to go to [CENSORED] to get it. Just 30 days more ..."
Here are a few thoughts to ponder on this brainstorming puzzle PC Gamer unleashed:
- PC Gamer was probably among the Gaming press Magazines who visited Blizzard Entertainment early on May, a few weeks ago.
- If you remember, PC Gamer knew about the Starcraft II announcement last May 2007. Blizzard Entertainment made the announcement at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals (WWI) at Seoul, South Korea.
- PC Gamer can't talk about it for the next 30 days ... the 2008 Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals at Paris, France takes place on June 28-29.
- June 29 is the date Diablo II shipped on USA (2000) and the same date the expansion Lord of Destruction shipped on Europe a year later (2001).
289w ago - Update: It appears that Konami may have dropped the $500 insurance charge and that pre-orders have temporarily ceased. The Konami online store asks customers to "Please check back tomorrow (May 20, 2008), when we will make available more stock for pre-orders."
One might think that after the registration disaster that was the Metal Gear Online beta sign up process that Konami would be well prepared for the pre-ordering onslaught that awaited them today.
Surprisingly, it wasn't, resulting in what can be be described as a clusterfuck of massive proportions as many gamers attempted to order their Metal Gear Solid 4 limited edition PlayStation 3 bundle.
In addition to tacking on a $500 insurance charge–which we're told is mandatory and refundable, though we can't confirm right now–we've yet to read of a single successful check out for the "gun metal" version of the console. As of right now, the Konami store is throwing a 503 error, most likely due to the heavy volume of MGS4 fans trying desperately to buy their PS3s.
Anyone out there lucky enough to secure one yet? Thanks to the many tipsters who sent this one in.
290w ago - Konami today that the limited edition Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3 computer entertainment system bundle for North America will be available exclusively available at Konami's Web site, www.konami.com, for a SRP of $599.99.
Pre-sales for the bundle begins on May 19th, 2008, and limited supplies are available.
Press Release: KONAMI ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION HARDWARE BUNDLE FOR METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS IN NORTH AMERICA
Highly Limited Edition Bundle Includes Gun Metal Gray 40GB PLAYSTATION¬®3 Computer Entertainment System With Matching Controller And Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition Game
El Segundo, Calif. - March 15, 2008 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the availability of a limited edition Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PLAYSTATION¬®3 computer entertainment system bundle for North America. Featuring a Gun Metal Gray PLAYSTATION¬®3 system with a 40GB hard drive, the bundle also includes a matching DUALSHOCK¬®3 Wireless Controller and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition game.
The bundle will be exclusively available at Konami's Web site, www.konami.com, for a SRP of $599.99. Pre-sell for the...