For starters, there's our spectacular cover story: inFamous 2. We spent a full day with the fine folks at Sucker Punch, seeing aspects of the game that no one outside of the studio has ever witnessed, and getting a chance to go hands-on with Cole MacGrath in new areas of the New Orleans-inspired setting.
All the electrifying details are revealed inside our lavish 10-page feature, along with world-exclusive screens, juicy new tidbits about the story, and a guided tour of New Marais' first island.
We've also scored a big scoop with the first hands-on with Mass Effect 2 on PS3, including details on how developer BioWare will ease us PlayStation gamers into their epic sci-fi RPG (since the original game wasn't released on PS3). Nifty stuff.
And it wouldn't be a holiday issue if there wasn't a gift guide....
132w ago - Today Sony Public Relations Manager Alex Armour has officially confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 will be released on November 24, 2010 and posted a new video trailer!
To quote: The date is locked in: Gran Turismo 5 will go on sale throughout North America (and PAL markets) on Wednesday, November 24th.
That means you'll be experiencing over 1,000 cars, including karts and select NASCAR cars, scores of tracks, the all-new Course Maker, a dynamic weather system, a robust online community, and everything else Gran Turismo 5 has to offer in less than two weeks.
Along with confirming the November 24th date, Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc. had this to say:
Gran Turismo 5 is an ambitious project, with challenges and complexities which have made it our version of the Apollo Space Program!
When we created the original Gran Turismo back in 1997, we wanted to set a completely new precedent for the racing genre. With the technological leap onto PlayStation 3, our objective with Gran Turismo 5 was to create another great revolution which...
Additionally, a video showing a 3.50 to 3.41 PlayStation 3 downgrade in what is being called the world's first PS3 downgrader (excluding Infectus, of course) is available courtesy of Disjod below stating that the software which appears to utilize the PS3 Factory/Service Mode requires an original PS JailBreak mod-chip.
To quote: "PS Downgrade is not a new chip, but it is the much anticipated software update to the original PSJailbreak...
132w ago - SCEE European Product Manager Ross Alexander has confirmed today that The Sly Trilogy is coming to the PS3 entertainment system from December 1, 2010.
To quote: Today we can announce that The Sly Trilogy (priced €39.99 / £29.99) will be released across PAL territories on the following dates:
• UK, Ireland: 3 December 2010
• Australia & New Zealand: 2 December 2010
• Rest of PAL: 1 December 2010
The Sly Trilogy features all three of the classic Sly PS2 games (Sly Raccoon, Sly 2: Band Of Thieves, Sly 3: Honour Among Thieves) on one Blu-ray Disc, remastered in HD and fully playable in stereoscopic 3D.
There are also some brand new mini-games to play with your PlayStation Move motion controller.