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Sony Shows off PlayStation 3 Line-Up in Toronto

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315w ago - Sony converted a downtown Toronto art gallery into PlayStation 3 heaven Tuesday afternoon by outfitting the space with demo stations for dozens of games slated to be released over the holiday months.

Centre stage went to Sony exclusives like Resistance 2, the sequel to the PlayStation 3's top launch title. The second game in this popular sci-fi shooter series continues the story of WWII-era American trooper Nathan Hale as the fight against alien invaders moves from Europe to the United States.

There were half a dozen demo pods running the game, but a pack of excited reporters barred me from taking a turn at the stick. However, the detailed burnt out buildings and horrifically creepy aliens I managed to catch glimpses of over players' shoulders left me with the impression that Resistance 2 could be one of the most visually sophisticated console games of the season.

A first-party game that I did get some controller time on was MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. Disappointing A.I. spoiled the otherwise lovely first game in the series, so I was keen to see if the computer controlled drivers in the sequel exhibited more lifelike behavior than their predecessors. It seems as though they do, but I didn't race enough to know for sure.

And, truth be told, I was more fixated on the game's graphics...
 

Sony Unveils PS3 and PSP Tokyo Game Show 2008 Lineup

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316w ago - Kurosaki Ichigo of NeoGAF (linked above) has shared Sony's TGS 2008 lineup, as follows:

PS3 Playable Games Announced:

- Guitar Hero 3 Legends of Rock (Activision)
- FIFA 09 (EA)
- Street Fighter IV (Capcom)
- Biohazard 5 (Capcom)
- Lumines Supernova (Q Entertainment)
- Metal Gear Online (Konami)
- Way of the Samurai 3 (Spike)
- Sonic World Adventure (Sega)
- Socom: Confrontation (Zipper)
- PlayStation Home (Sony)
- Doko Demo Issyo (Sony)
- Motor Storm 2 (Sony)
- LittleBigPlanet (Sony)
- Resistance 2 (Sony)
- WWE 2009 SmackDown vs RAW (THQ)
- Gundam Musou 2 (Bandai Namco)
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (Bandai Namco)

Not Announced:

1 Irem
1 Konami
9 SCEJ

PSP Playable Games Announced:

- Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes (Capcom)
- Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid (Koei)
- Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin (Koei)
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (Square Enix)
- Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix)
- Clank & Ratchet: Maru Hi Mission (Sony)
- Saru Get You: SaruSaru Daisakusen (Sony)
- Patapon 2 (Sony)
- Bleach: Soul Carnival (Sony)
- Mainichi Issho Portable (Sony)
- Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2 (Sony)
 

Sony to Reveal Secret Game at Tokyo Game Show this October

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316w ago - We don't usually deal with rumor, however since we were the first to break this story to the net via the PlayStation forums, we thought we may as well report it.

So what was this rumor? Well, according to the Gut Reaction feature in the November issue of OPM, Sony will be revealing a "super sexy" secret game at the Tokyo Game Show this October.

We have included a scan below as proof, so start to get excited.
 

FFXIII and Versus are Video-Only for Tokyo Game Show 2008

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319w ago - Square Enix has posted their list of titles they'll be dishing out at the Tokyo Game Show, indicating which are playable, and which will video-only at the October event.

Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and Final Fantasy Agito XIII are showing up as video only.

Hopefully they'll be on the outside of the usual Closed Mega Theatre, and be more than just trailers.

At least a video walk-through of gameplay is something to hope for.
 

Sony introduces pricy BD-S5000ES Blu-ray Player at CEDIA Show

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320w ago - It's appears the pricy Pioneer BDP-09FD now has some competition from Sony.

Sony surprised the industry at the CEDIA consumer electronics show in Denver by introducing expensive new Blu-ray players instead of cheaper ones. One of the new models is the BDP-S5000ES which will be offered worldwide in December for $2,000.

Andy Parsons, senior VP of product planning at Pioneer Home Entertainment Group and U.S. chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Assn. Promotions Committee, said that "Blu-ray player sales were 50% ahead of total 2007 sales."

Parsons also countered reports that said sales weren't meeting expectations, and said that any problems in meeting expectations were due to supply shortages.
 
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