319w ago - Konami is working to iron out severe lag PS3 owners are currently experiencing with PES 2008.
An online notification displayed when gamers enter the PES 2008 lobby revealed that the publisher has uncovered "issues which can affect the online gameplay quality of PES 2008" and is working "full strength to find a solution as quickly as possible".
At the time of writing PS3 PES 2008 is practically unplayable online, with the ball pinging about uncontrollably and players randomly disappearing and reappearing.
Konami is already suffering criticism from gamers who say the PS3 version of the game suffers from frame rate issues and slowdown. You can see why we gave the game seven out of 10 in our review here. You can also see our exclusive gameplay footage here.
In further online notifications, Konami has revealed that between 25 October and 1 November there will be daily maintenance between 08.00 - 09.00 (BST), during which time online play will be shut down. This is in addition to ongoing regular maintenance every Monday between 07.00 - 08.00 (BST).
Here's Konami's notification in full: "Konami Digital Entertainment has uncovered issues which can affect the online gameplay?(sic) quality of PES 2008 on PLAYSTATION 3. We?(sic) are working at full strength to find a solution...
321w ago - NEW to Xbox LIVE Arcade: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords and Toyota Yaris Arrive this Wednesday! Two brand spankin' new titles join the Xbox LIVE Arcade library this week!
"Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords™" ups the ante on traditional puzzle games by incorporating strategy and role-playing elements in a captivating world with a persistent storyline. Also, gamers will get a special treat this week as Toyota brings to life one of their newest model of cars in "Yaris," the first dodger/shooter driving game on the platform, for free! Both games are available for download beginning this Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT).
"Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords" delivers classic puzzle-game action paired with an epic story of good versus evil. The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of "Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords" contains all of the content found on other platform versions, but is now optimized to take advantage of a widescreen, HD display and LIVE features like camera support, Achievements, leaderboards and Gamerscore. Additionally, the game includes some minor rebalancing and gameplay tweaks to enhance the gaming experience. Developed by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd., "Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords" is available for download worldwide on Xbox LIVE...
324w ago - The core gameplay here will be quite familiar to Subsistence players, as you still run around and shoot in third-person much like in the single-player MGS games. Gone is the stilted, immobile first-person aiming mode, though. In fact, the controls and basic shooting mechanics are lifted right out of Metal Gear Solid 4, the gameplay improvements of which we detailed in our hands-on report yesterday. So here you'll use the triangle button to perform a lot of environmental interactions, like vaulting over obstacles and backing up against flat surfaces to take cover.
More importantly, you've got the new shooting controls in here as well. The auto-aim that we found a little easy and unnecessary against MGS4's AI opponents seemed much more useful in this multiplayer setting, since you can use it to shoot at other players while you're fleeing from them or trying to dodge their shots. Like in MGS4, you'll hold L1 to lock your aim to the enemy most directly in your line of sight, then you can fire at them at will while moving. Also like in MGS4, you can turn the auto-aim off and use the L1 button to go to a Gears of War-esque over-the-shoulder aiming view for precision shots. This makes you move more slowly, so you'll have to use it somewhat sparingly to avoid getting blasted by other opponents due to your sluggishness.
324w ago - Here's an interesting departure from Q Entertainment's usual: an MMO, co-produced by Shockwave, featuring angels. Talk about getting closer to God! But if you're thinking "Gabriel" angels, you've got it all wrong; in Angel Love Online, angels are actually cute little winged anime girls who run around hitting flowers for experience points.
Stranger still, there are a couple different garden varieties of flowers that are out to get you, including a large drooping white blossom that maybe looks a little menacing... if you squint. Whack these evil flowers, and use some of your freshly granted angel skills to take them down even faster (or heal yourself, should you need to). If you have the correct tools, you can also fish or collect plants.
The animations are pretty simple, and even a little budgety, but they're also somewhat charming in their own way... especially if you like cute little anime girls. The interface is pretty typical of an MMO -- there's even a chat window in place, albeit not yet implemented. Surprisingly, the game is coming to both PC as well as PS3, and there are plans to eventually support a controller rather than the keyboard and mouse set-up we used during our hands-on preview.
It'll be interesting to see how the developers ultimately map all the controls to the Sixaxis,...