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Video: Sony Unveils a Preview of FirstPlay Episode 8 for PS3

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239w ago - Today Sony's Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has unveiled a video preview of FirstPlay Episode 8, which arrives tomorrow via PSN.

To quote: FirstPlay episode 8 is on the Store from Wednesday, and there's never been a better time to subscribe.

This week we're giving away the addictive arcade minis title Blast Off, and there are two more minis titles to follow in the next two eps.

We've also got demos, themes and avatars on the way very soon, all of which you'll get for free if you buy a 90 day subscription for just £8.99.

As for the videos, this week we start with a HD review of the sun-kissed arcade racer Split/Second: Velocity, which is mostly about blowing things up and looking pretty and therefore pretty amazing.

On top of that we've got a preview of Codies' International Cricket 2010 (yes we have been replaying that Australia/England World Cup final over and over) and a review of thunderous bike racer [Register or Login to view links].





Dig deeper and you'll find Network Highlights, this week featuring a guide to God Of War III's challenge rooms, and our screenshot galleries, including the latest on Castlevania: Lord Of Shadows and Saw 2. Dig even deeper and you'll...
 

Video: Ice Cave Level Preview from Uncharted 2 for PS3

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285w ago - This week on GTTV Geoff Keighley goes behind the scenes with Naughty Dog in Santa Monica and shows you a never-before-seen level called Ice Cave from Uncharted 2 for PS3.

The preview is included in the GameTrailers TV Episode 217 Promo, and offers a teaser of the full cinematic scene that's over 3 minutes in length due on Thursday.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is slated for a November 2009 release on the PlayStation 3 console.

Those interested can check out the teaser video below!




 

GDC 2009 Preview: Sony PS3 And PSP Rumors Surface

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300w ago - The 2009 Game Developers Conference begins [Register or Login to view links] (already today in some parts of the world), and here are some pre-GDC 2009 PS3 and PSP rumors circulating the Internet:

We round up the latest hearsay to come from the Game Developers Conference. Teeda was kind enough to share some of the latest rumors involving the Game Developers Conference with us. Here's the latest:

• New 80gb PS3 bundled with 2 games will be launched at the end of March.. it will cost $399 (already confirmed).

• New 40gb ps3 sku will be launched this May. The cost will be $299.

• PSP slide will be shown for the first time in this year's E3. The launch is next year.

• The currently available PSP model will get a price cut too. The cost will be $119.

• Fumito Ueda will be there at GDC '09. He will announce 2 projects. One of them is Shadow of the Colossus Online.

• Syphon Filter is underway to PS3. Apparently the developers are using the same engine behind Killzone2.

• Insomniac is developing a new action platformer RPG. It looks like a Zelda clone.

• Jak 4 is on the...
 

PlayStation 3 Project Preview: PS3-Wii Media Portal in the Works!

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311w ago - I'm currently working on a PS3-Wii Media Portal. I've been working on it for about 3 months now for approximately 2-3 hours a day.

At the moment I am integrating a flash MP3 Player for it. I will put it on a Googlecode page and add a download link when the beta comes out.. it will be ready for a beta in about a week if I can continue steady work on it.

The project is from Team PSI and I'm the main Dev working on it.. I used to have a Web site, but I closed it so am sharing the news here.

Hope to have it ready for beta release soon, below are some preview pics!
 

Preview: Killzone 2 Hands-On for PS3

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340w ago - Do you remember E3 in 2005? No, not the one with giant enemy crabs, massive damage, and "Ridge Racer!" - that was E3 2006. E3 2005 was the event where Sony showed the now infamous Killzone 2 trailer.

Much debate raged at the time as to whether it was pre-rendered footage or rendered in real time (it was pre-rendered, for the record) and much debate also raged as to whether or not the PS3 would actually be capable of displaying such visual beauty. Because, let's face it, in a pre-Gears of War world, the Xbox 360 wasn't exactly setting the world alight graphically.

Afterwards, Killzone 2 seemed to drop off the radar completely. Trade show after trade show it was conspicuously absent and people started to talk. Would Killzone 2 look like ass? Would it be another Duke Nukem Forever? Never mind the gameplay; all people wanted to know about was whether it was coming and whether it would live up to the pre-rendered footage.

Finally, some footage and screenshots emerged, and it seemed like while Killzone 2 wouldn't match the pre-rendered footage, it would at least come damn close. And, having now played the game myself, I can assure you that Killzone 2 looks amazing.

Although I was only playing a pre-alpha build (read: early days yet), I was still blown away by what I saw. Sure,...
 
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