252w ago - Here is the first ever PES 2009 gameplay video from GC 2008, however while it looks to have got on the road to recovery, one can't help but feel that FIFA 09 will simply be the more complete package come kick off.
Video is available below, courtesy of vals38 via YouTube.
The caption simply reads: "First gameplay's video of PES 2009."
290w ago - Konami has posted on their site that indicates that the new patches for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of PES 2008 addresses the online lag and slowdown which affects the game. The PS3 patch also resolves an issue to do with downloading the game to the hard drive, but Konami reassure us that they are still working on improvements.
To quote: Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has released updates to rectify issues with the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION¬®3 versions of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008.
The free download addresses the online lag and the slowdown that affects the game in both online and offline modes.
The PLAYSTATION¬®3 update also fixes problems associated with downloading the game to the console's hard drive.
Konami will continue to look into ways to extend users' enjoyment of PES 2008 and is still working on improvements.
292w ago - Internet rumour suggests patch will be out on November 19.
Konami has issued a "no comment" to rumours it has set a November 19 deadline for a PES 2008 patch.
Internet rumours surfaced today suggesting that the Japanese publisher was expecting to make a patch that would resolve the online lag issues available in just a week.
Comments purporting to come from a Konami spokesperson, reported by pesforum.co.uk, said: "We hope to have the patch released within two weeks at the latest, and have set a deadline of Monday 19th November to get this to the public, as we are aware there are a lot of gamers out there that are avoiding a massive part of the game because of the online issues."
The quotes continue: "I would say to all PES fans to be patient with us while we rectify the problems, please be assured that we are working very hard to fix these problems. We hope that everyone will soon be enjoying the online aspect of the game which people will love playing with their friends and fellow gamers."
However, when Pro-G contacted Konami for clarification the publisher told us that no official announcement on a PES 2008 patch had been made.
Many gamers have expressed their frustration at the crippling lag experienced when playing console versions of the game. Last...
294w ago - Something which many of us missed from GameSpot's review on PES 2008 for the PS3 is that the online registration process locks your copy of the game to your Konami account. So therefore, if you ever wish to sell your copy of the game, then the buyer will have to have your registration details in order to go online.
To quote: It's also worth noting the online registration process, which locks your copy of the game to your Konami account for online play. This means that if you ever want to sell your copy of the game, the next person will be unable to play online unless he or she has your registration details.