276w ago - It has been revealed that the PS3 and Xbox 360 demo's of FIFA 09 will be available on September 11th. The six teams playable are Marseille, Schalke, Real Madrid, Chelsea, AC Milan and Toronto FC. While the new Wembley stadium is featured on the Xbox 360, the PS3 gets the FIWC stadium.
To quote: Hi all, just to keep the excitment flowing; FSB can now bring you details of the upcoming FIFA 09 demo due for release on Spetember 11th.
PS3 & X360 Demo
The online availability will be Sept 11.
For PS3 and 360 we'll have a full exhibition match with the following 6 teams available. If the match ends in a draw, it will go directly to penalties.
3. Real Madrid
5. AC Milan
6. Toronto FC
The demo features 'increased accessibility' (i.e. better flow for setting up matches) as part of the EA Sports focus on letting new players into our games. The player can also practice in the Arena and view tips on basic or advanced gameplay techniques.
Both versions unveil the new Team Management feature: Custom Tactics, giving the player a chance to sample tactical options in each of the key categories (Build Up, Chance Creation, and Defence).
The PlayStation 3 demo features the FIWC Stadium,...
276w ago - Earlier today Rockstar gave us the first ever look at Grand Theft Auto IV running on PC. And while you can read our quite favorable impressions in our full GTA IV PC preview and check out all the screenshots, it's worth noting some of the specific enhancements for the PC version.
First of all, the visuals. Running at a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600, the game's PC port offers all sorts of visual enhancements over its console counterparts, from a further draw distance to up-rezzed textures.
Then there's the replay mode. The game always records the last 30 seconds of whatever you do, and at any moment you can tap a button on the keyboard to capture a video clip. You're then able to edit together these clips in a montage editor and export your own home videos to Rockstar's Social Club website.
Perhaps best of all, though, are the multiplayer enhancements. Though Rockstar has teased about these in the past, it stated that the PC version will support more than the 16 players that the console versions had -- exactly how many more we don't yet know. Rockstar also mentioned that GTA IV on PC will offer improved searching and filtering to find the type of multiplayer games you're most interested in joining.
From what we saw and heard, GTA IV on PC is definitely worth getting excited...
277w ago - At Sony's ongoing conference at Games Convention 2008 in Leipzig, SCEE president David Reeves announced that the long-rumored PSP-3000 goes on sale this fall worldwide, pinning an October 15 date for EMEA territories.
As expected, the new model is a hardware refresh, adding a built-in microphone, as well as an enhanced LCD screen with significantly less glare and more vibrant colors. Cosmetically, the PSP-3000 sports slightly smoother curves compared to the design of the current Slim & Lite revision.
It'll ship in eight separate hardware bundle packages in Europe, with each priced at 199€.
For those of us outside of Europe, SCEA has confirmed that the PSP-3000 will be sold initially in North America through the previously announced Ratchet & Clank Entertainment Pack on October 14, as well as a new 4GB Entertainment Pack due out in November.
Both packs will cost $199.99. A standalone pack with the updated model, still priced at $169.99, will be available "later this year."
Press Release: Hitting the PAL Market in October 2008
Leipzig Games Convention, August 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment IEurope. (SCEE) today announced that it would launch a new PSP™ (PlayStation¬®Portable) handheld entertainment system (PSP-3000) with an advanced...
278w ago - Paramount Home Entertainment has finally unwrapped the details to Iron Man's Blu-ray arrival previously confirmed for September 30.
Iron Man will be presented as an Ultimate Edition two-disc set on Blu-ray in widescreen 1080p video and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio.
Blu-ray owners will benefit from several supplemental features that won't be found on the single or two-disc DVD sets. "Hall of Armor" will let reviewers zoon in on and study the three Iron Man suits or Iron Monger, then activate a 3-D weapons schematic to see what each suit is packing in terms of firepower.
Also exclusive to Blu-ray is Iron Man IQ, a BD-Live feature allowing viewers to create their own custom multiple-choice questions based on clips from the film and then share them as a working test with friends online.
The full list of over four-hours of bonus features is as follows, most of which is presented in HD.
-- Hall of Armor (Blu-ray exclusive)
-- The Invincible Iron Man (HD)
-- Friends & Foes
-- The Definitive Iron Man
-- Demon in a Bottle
-- Extremis and Beyond
-- Ultimate Iron Man
-- Deleted/Extended Scenes (HD)
-- BD Live: Iron Man IQ (Blu-ray exclusive)
278w ago - Slated for a fall 2008 release Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 combines the attention to detail that has been the series' hallmark with extensive new additions that are certain to cement the franchise's reputation as the world's definitive soccer title for any format.
Known by millions of fans for its superior gameplay and incredible realism, PES 2009 will further bridge the gap between PES and the real thing.
The game has undergone a stunning graphical update to ensure its players look more like their real-life counterparts.
Similarly, all-new options allow users to tailor the game to their own tastes, while new stylish moves, innovative control schemes and key online elements further the realism.