297w ago - New details from Electronic Gaming Magazine:
-You can roll or underhand a grenade with real physics
-You can lean your guy with the six-axis instead of the d-pad
-There is proximity chat
-Your clan can talk via open chat, but you can L2 to chat to everyone on your team. Or if you have proximity chat then you chat with who ever is around you.
-Audio has changed. Sounds around a corner sound muffled.
-There is now a run/sprint mode. You can run/sprint but you can't shoot and your gun will not be accurate after running. So basically just use this too avoid snipers.
-Tilt with the six-axis can be tweaked for sensitivity
-There are exploding barrels and cars.
-View distance is big, so no more fog like SOCOM 2
-Smoke looks dark gray
-They talk about the 3rd person view. They said because the new widescreen TVs have a different ratio, there was too much space on each side of the classic view.
-"Sony's Seth Luisi says, "Because it was more centered towards 4:3 TVs, and now going to 16:9, we have a lot more area off to the sides."
-You can go up on roofs.
298w ago - Below are the latest official details on the CoD4 map pack:
Since details on the maps have been pretty scattered throughout the internet, I thought I'd give you guys a comprehensive breakdown of each map in the upcoming Variety Map Pack for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare along with some suggestions on gametypes, classes, and a few more screenshots to look over; all in one location.
For those of you who don't know, these maps will be hitting in April and will be 800 MS Points (same pricing for PSN). Along with the map pack will be a few minor changes to the game, including a tweak to Clan Tags to re-allow special characters.
Individual DLC Map Descriptions:
Its size and alternating routes make "Broadcast" great for large team games. A large, multi-story television station with plenty of window vantage points creates the perfect setting for floor-to-floor combat.
The station is surrounded by extensive outdoor areas consisting of a long parking lot, surrounding buildings with sniping hiding spots and side-rooftop access to the top and bottom floors of the television station.
A large wide open village in the woods, "Creek" consists of heavy foliage, great for sniper cover: a deep ravine offers an excellent vantage point...
298w ago - According to reports, if you pre-ordered MGS4 from GameStop then you can look forward to receiving a special bonus disc that includes a code for the MGO BETA and access to some special features.
To quote: Also posted on the PS3 general board but we got our Metal Gear Saga Vol 2. in today at my work. Inside you get a card that says he beta will be available to download April 17 and gameplay will be available from April 21st - May 5.
You just enter the voucher code included. The dvd covers the series and the main characters of the story, it also includes all of the trailers that had been previously released.
The dvd goes as follows:
Chapter 001 - Prologue
Chapter 002 - Metal Gear 20th Anniversary
Chapter 003 - Big Boss - The origin of Snake
Chapter 004 - Liquid - The Second Snake
Chapter 005 - Solidus - The Third Snake
Chapter 006 - Solid - The First Snake
298w ago - Per Al De Leon (PR Manager, SCEA) today:
Hi, everyone. When you turn on your PS3 today, you'll be greeted with the newest system software update, v2.20. We gave you the heads up last week on what the new firmware would deliver, and, as promised, we have Eric Lempel back on camera to walk through a demo of some the new features.
Also, to set the record straight, Blu-ray Portable Copy was never a part of this firmware update, and the feature isn't related to BD-LIVE. We know a lot of you are excited about the ability to take a copy of a BD movie with you on the go on your PSP, so we'll keep you posted on any developments with this cool feature in the future.
298w ago - The North American Soundtrack Will Feature Weezer, Mars Volta, DJ Shadow and other Hot Musical Artists.. full Press Release below:
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American soundtrack for Gran Turismo(TM)5 Prologue, the fifth installment of the billion-dollar selling racing franchise developed exclusively for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) by Polyphony Digital Inc. The Official Gran Turismo 5 Prologue soundtrack is headlined by an in-game exclusive remix of Weezer's "Automatic," from the band's upcoming album and an EL-P remix of Mars Volta's "Goliath."
The soundtrack will provide North American racing fans with a High Definition (HD) audio experience to complement Gran Turismo 5 Prologue's stunning Full HD visuals, and furthers Sony Computer Entertainment's commitment to providing an intermix of entertainment, music and games.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue features an edgy soundtrack that mixes an aesthetic audio blending of indie dance rock, electronica, classic rock and brand new remixes by some of today's hottest recording artists such as Weezer, Mars Volta and DJ Shadow, among others. The Gran Turismo 5 Prologue soundtrack enhances an already comprehensive driving experience, and it builds on the historic success of past Gran Turismo...