201w ago - Just a few days since the MAG BETA invites went out, SCEA's Director of Development Seth Luisi has announced that MAG will be hitting the PlayStation 3 console on January 26, 2010... and has shared a launch date trailer today.
To quote: We know you have been eagerly awaiting news to find out when you can finally become one of the 256 operatives in a MAG battle...you're in luck. The team at Zipper and SCEA are happy to announce that MAG will hit North American retailers on January 26th, 2010.
Shadow War continues at PAX; Join Zipper, SCEA, Jeff, Chris and fellow PlayStation.Blog readers for a MAG-centric community event in downtown Seattle. The event is scheduled for Friday, September 4th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM PDT.
200 lucky PS.Blog readers are invited to attend the 256-person function and get hands-on with a new MAG map.
Members from the MAG team at Zipper will be on hand to take your feedback and answer your questions. SCEA will also be showing off the new PSPgo and a few upcoming PSP titles.
All you need to do is be one of the first to RSVP and choose which...
202w ago - There hasn't really been that many horror games so far this generation, and there have been even less really scary ones.
Games such as Siren: Blood Curse, Alone in the Dark - Inferno and Jericho were disappointing and Silent Hill: Homecoming continued the series' habit of being mediocre since the first few games, and it's left us with few horror games.
The few games we're left with are Resident Evil 5, Condemned 2: Bloodshot, FEAR 2, Left 4 Dead and Dead Space.
To quote: Resident Evil 5 isn't so much a horror game than an action game, now, with revamped controls that stop you from moving whilst aiming in an attempt to artificially ramp up the tension.
Condemned 2 is a scary game. The emphasis on first person melee fighting makes it relatively unique and the atmosphere making every corner a dreaded turn into what could be anything from an addict with a pipe to some kind of monster that rises out of the ground.
In Dead Space the necromorphs are horrifying. They're misshappen, ugly figures that do a great job of making you swear and, whilst they move slowly, you can shoot their arms off and they'll keep coming.
FEAR 2 brought the whole formula back and kept it pretty much the same. This might have been fine, except that the game was somehow...
203w ago - Update: French site JVN.com reports that Gran Turismo 5 will hit Europe on December 11, with Game.fr now confirming the release date as well. It's rumored the date will be officially announced at GamesCom Cologne during Sony's August 18th press conference.
Gran Turismo 5 creator Kazunori Yamauchistated last month that Polyphony Digital will give a GT5 release date for PS3 soon.
That being said, if Amazon is correct then Yamauchi definitely wasn't kidding.
According to Amazon's official listing for North America, Sony will release Gran Turismo 5 on December 29th, 2009.
To quote: The fact that this date falls on a Tuesday only adds more credence since game publishers typically release their titles to retailers on Tuesdays. Oh, and you may remember this little tidbit spilled by SCEE chief executive James Armstrong last December.