271w 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...
271w ago - Some new details about White Knight Chronicles have emerged, courtesy of Japanese gaming site Game-Star!
Here's the gist of the article:
- Story should last 100 hours +
- Graphics will be at 1080P
- Dynamic battle system, allowing you to chose from the regular sized characters or transforming into the colossal white knight
- Co-op gameplay over the PSN
With TGS right around the bend, expect a lot more from Level-5 on this Sony exclusive RPG.
271w ago - Notch another game on your Trophy-to-do list. For all you completists out there, here's the list of available PS3 Trophies for Tom Clancy's EndWar. There are 53 Trophies in total: 42 of them are Bronze, 8 are Silver, 1 Platinum, and 2 for Secret.
Huh, no gold, you ask? Actually, those two Secret Trophies are actually Gold Trophies.
Bronze Trophies (42):
* Communication Officer: Complete the Voice Command Trainer.
* First Command: Win the Warning Signs mission.
* Combat Chain Master: Defeat Tanks with Gunships, Gunships with Transports and Transports with Tanks.
* Veteran: Win one match in each game mode (Conquest, Assault, Siege, Raid).
* Road to War: Use Secondary Attack for the first time.
* World in Flames: Win 15 missions in the Solo Campaign.
* Weapon Master: Win a mission by deploying infantry units only.
* Hardened by War: Play 20 Single Player Skirmish matches.
* No Stone Unturned: Win 10 2 vs. 2 multiplayer Skirmish matches.
* Call of Booty: Win 3 missions in a row in Theatre of War.
* Lightning War: Win 30 missions without killing a unit in Theatre of War.
* Blitz: Play 30 missions in Theatre of War city maps.
* Tour of Duty: Disarm 10 minefields in Theatre of War.
* True Patriot: Have one unit fight and...
271w ago - MTV's Stephen Totilo was once not a huge fan of PlayStation Home, however with more interaction and information with the service his opinions have now changed.
While Totilo has all sorts of of ways to talk to others about Games, for those who haven't found a way to connect with like-minded folk then Home should suit them just fine.
To quote: My impression has been changed. What I hadn't seen or had explained to me when I entered "Home" on my own those few months ago, was the function and helpfulness of the community. "Home" will be pointless if no one's in it, if its central plazas are empty. Buser said they won't even launch "Home" – an event scheduled for this fall – until they meet their goal to "have a kind of community to show people around." The idea is it's all social.
You go to an area of "Uncharted" to find out what people there think of the game or to ask for a hint. Yes, some of us would go to NeoGAF or Metacritic or GameFAQs for that kind of stuff. But perhaps the average PS3 owner wouldn't. For them, perhaps "Home" is the answer to questions they barely knew they had: Where do they go to meet people just like them?
I could see Buser's point about how socially empowering "Home" may be, even if his demonstration barely...
271w ago - European PS3 owners with a taste for authentic Japanese role-playing experiences can celebrate with the news that Atari and NAMCO BANDAI Games are bringing Eternal Sonata for PS3 to European shores in February 2009, complete with new gameplay quests, a revitalised story, brand new costumes and additional playable characters.
Press Release: Atari and NAMCO BANDAI Games to Bring the Unique and Enchanting Role-playing Game to PLAYSTATION 3 in February 2009, with New Features and Content -
6 October 2008 - European PLAYSTATION¬®3 owners with a taste for authentic Japanese role-playing experiences can celebrate with the news that Atari and NAMCO BANDAI Games are bringing Eternal Sonata for PLAYSTATION 3 to European shores in February 2009, complete with new gameplay quests, a revitalised story, brand new costumes and additional playable characters.
With its vibrant visuals, innovative combat system and captivatingregional storyline, Eternal Sonata has already won the hearts of western fans of Japanese role-playing games following its release for Xbox 360¬® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in October 2007. Selected media comments from reviews of the Xbox 360 game include:
"The battle system is addictively fun, the multifaceted story is riveting, and the graphics...