84w ago - LightBox Interactive President Dylan Jobe has announced today that all Starhawk Beta Players will receive free gifts, with details below!
To quote: After years of hard work on Starhawk I am wicked excited to finally announce that Starhawk has gone gold and will be on store shelves in North America on May 8th! GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!
Starhawk is not your normal off-the-shelf shooter. We've certainly taken some chances with this game, but it's gonna be worth it: The Build & Battle system alters the traditional shooter recipe in such a way that when you play other shooters you may find yourself frustrated that you can't build bunkers, walls, outposts, and all the other stuff that Starhawk lets you build.
So if you're a shooter fan looking for a change of pace, definitely pick up Starhawk!
Nothing ever comes easy though, and integrating Build & Battle certainly took a bunch of iteration and refinement both internally during production here at LightBox Interactive and also during our private and public betas. You guys were really great beta testers, so as a "thank you" for your participation we're giving you two exclusive items.
223w ago - Today over 100 items were added PlayStation Home, along with 2 new apartments.
Added to this plethora of new goodies, Sony is giving you Killzone 2 fans something for you to show off in PlayStation Home.
To quote: "Sony has begun sending out codes for a free Killzone 2 Home T-Shirt to PSN users who have purchased either the Steel and Titanium Map Pack, or the Flash and Thunder Map Pack, as 'a special thank you for supporting the blistering first person shooter'.
The shirt features a glowing stripe pattern of the guns from KZ2.
So far the T-Shirt has only been confirmed for SCEE regions, with US accounts not yet receiving the promotion as of this writing."
237w ago - It looks as though Sony is planning to introduce yet another PS3 SKU in coming weeks at E3 2009.
Some believe it will be a redesigned Slim PS3 while others think it will have the same cosmetic design, but will boast different features.
We still don't have the specifics, but this leaked pic of the Best Buy database (below) essentially confirms that a new PlayStation 3 SKU is on the way. It's set to go active after E3 next week and while the price is still set at $399 for an 80GB machine, it's also labeled as a "Limited Edition" bundle.
This package will include two unknown games and it quickly reminds us of Target's PS3 bundle they offered after the GDC; it included both Resistance: Fall of Man and MotorStorm. The release date is listed as June 9, which is less than a week after E3 concludes.
Now, this news may be disappointing to those of you who are hoping for a price drop announcement, but any new bundle deals are always appreciated by the savvy consumer. This package may also be exclusive to Best Buy - although we can't be sure at this point - which means it may or may not make a big splash at Sony's E3 press conference.
247w ago - Sony's 3D technology impressed gamers that attended CES earlier this year.
Games like WipEout HD and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue were used to demonstrate the PS3's ability to render 3D images that pop out of the screen - provided you don special 3D glasses.
The latest episode of Qore suggests Burnout Paradise might also implement this feature. The end of their Burnout video special shows the host, 3D glasses equipped, staring an oddly distorted image on the screen. Really, there's no other conclusion to be made: she was certainly playing Burnout Paradise in 3D.
The tech is currently implemented in the PC version of the game and can only operate on special TVs and computer monitors with a speed of 100Hz or higher.
To check out what hardware works for the PC version, check out Nvidia's Web site.