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Heavy Rain: First 9 Minutes

Wow, the first full 9 minutes of the upcoming Adventure tale from Quantic Dream and Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 looks just like a movie. The gameplay looks slow and boring to start, but the graphics look hot. This is only the beginning of the game, meaning the developers could have made it more fun and interactive from the ending point of this video onto the end of the game.Anyway, enjoy the video below, and click on it if you want to see a bigger version.

Heavy Rain will be available to consumers on February 23 for the PlayStation 3.


January 24, 2010 Posted by | PlayStation, PlayStation 3, Sony, Videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

MAG Public Beta Invites Sent Out

Some lucky gamers have received the first wave of beta invites for Sony’s new online multiplayer game MAG. The following was posted on Joystiq when they received an invite:

According to the beta enrollment page, Sony “will be adding people in waves.” If you don’t see an invite in your inbox right now, don’t worry: you may be invited later. “If you do not receive an invite for the first wave you may still be invited in a following MAG Public Beta wave.”

Sony has already conducted a closed beta for MAG for over a month. The expansion of the beta to the public gives us hope that maybe — just maybe — we’ll be able to see MAG‘s 256-player online battles hitting the PS3 sooner rather than later.

VIA: Joystiq

August 12, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, PSN, Sony | , , , , , | Leave a comment

ModNation Racers: Official Trailer

After seeing the first gameplay for ModNation Racers at E3 2009, the community-based racer has its own official trailer. Sony Computer Entertainments new LittleBigPlanet-type racing game combine’s user created tracks and endless fun with friends to create the ultimate racing experience for the whole family.

For gameplay, ModNation Racers is like any other kart-racing game such as Mario Kart. The creation tools are easy, allowing users to construct their own tracks and the surrounding area. Players can add houses, mountains, trees, and even water, creating a good background for the mood the creator wants to create for the track.

Sony has this to say about their upcoming racer:

“Vinyl art & collector toys were an inspiration for us as we set out to create a game about creativity and self expression. It was in this spirit of creativity that we developed our character, kart and track editors. We wanted to give the user the ability to make whatever they wanted, but do so in a way that felt like playing and not working. For example, you just drive and the track is created behind you, so it’s intuitive and fun.”

ModNation Racers is set to hit the Playstation 3 in 2010.

July 18, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, PSN, Sony, Trailer | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A real Slim PS3 in the open?

Could it be true? A Slim PS3 in the open? Decide for yourself…

July 12, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, Sony | , , , | 4 Comments

Rumor: First photos of a Slim PS3?

With the Electronic Entertainment Expo rapidly approaching, rumors have already been thrown around the internet. One of the many interesting and exciting rumors that has been spread is highly debatable.

While Sony has said that they will not be releasing any new versions of their PlayStation 3, a rumor has popped up “revealing” a slim version of the PlayStation 3, obviously named PS3 Slim(go figure).

Appearing on a Chinese message board, some pictures of a new Slim PS3 version have been posted:

One of the most obvious changes besides the size and shape is the main logo on the middle of the PlayStation 3. The logo is different than what had originally debuted on the original PS3 which brings up suspicions since the different versions of the PlayStation 2 never differed in logos.

Another interesting detail seen on the box is the 120 Gigabyte hard drive logo. Could Sony be looking to make a version with a hard drive in-between their 80Gb and 160GB systems to give a cheaper version and compete with the Xbox 360 Elite?

What I must say is that if this turns out to be true, this system looks hot. Sony could be looking for a slimmer, cheaper version to debut on the market and to be able to sell their system to more gamers to develop their PlayStation 3 fan base.

Could this actually help Sony to overcome their loss of a fan base this console generation? Only time will tell.

[Source: Kotaku]

May 16, 2009 Posted by | E3, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, Screenshot(s), Sony | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Gameplay Trailer

A new trailer showing off gameplay for Naughty Dog’s sequel to Uncharted, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, has been released. The game looks great and is very interesting around the actions and looks to be a better game than the original.

“Uncharted 2: Among Thieves picks up a couple of years after the story in Uncharted ends. Similar to the previous story, Drake’s new adventure revolves around an unsolved historical mystery – this time surrounding Marco Polo and his doomed voyage home from China in 1292. After spending almost 20 years in the court of the emperor Kublai Khan, Marco Polo departed with 14 ships and over 600 passengers and crew – but when he arrived at his destination a year and a half later, only one ship remained, and only 18 of the passengers had survived. Although Marco Polo described almost every other aspect of his journeys in minute detail, he never revealed what happened to the ships that were lost.”

Enjoy the trailer below.


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May 16, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, Sony, Trailer, Videos | , , , , | 1 Comment

Explore Empire City in new inFamous Trailer

Wanted to see Empire City in real time with real gameplay? Here’s your chance, as the new trailer for inFamous has just what you wanted and more. Showcasing not only Empire City, the new trailer also shows real-time gameplay.

inFamous hits stores May 26th 2009.



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April 29, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, PSN, Sony, Trailer, Videos | , , , , | 1 Comment

Massive Action Game (MAG) – New Gameplay Trailer Released

Zipper Interactive, creators of the Socom series, has released the first ever HD gameplay trailer for their upcoming 256-player MMO Shooter MAG.

MAG is set to debut before mid 2010.



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April 29, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSN, Sony, Trailer, Videos | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sony preparing an “Electrifying” Announcement 4/27/09

On Sony’s official US Playstation website, a teaser was posted for an upcoming announcement for Monday, April 27th. Teased to be “Electrifying”, the teaser shows two games, inFamous and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

What is Sony planning for their upcoming announcement this Monday? Is something tied in between inFamous and Uncharted 2? Many questions and more will be answered this coming Monday.

UPDATE: It seems as though websites are reporting that the final release of inFamous could include some sort of beta code/version or demo. None of these reports have been proven as true, so don’t forget to take a grain of salt with them.

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April 23, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, Sony | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First round of DLC announced for Killzone 2

During a recent episode of GameTrailers TV, Managing Director of Guerrilla Games, Herman Hulst, announced that a map pack would soon be available as downloadable content for his most recent game Killzone 2.

Named the Steel @ Titanium pack, the realm of Killzone 2 multiplayer is taken back to where the fans of its single player mode enjoyed the most.

“Set on-board of two of the largest vehicles in the Killzone universe, there is the ISA flagship tech cruiser and a pair of two high-speed Helghast freight trains.”

Fighting inside the ISA tech cruiser, the gameplay is changed to a more vertical aspect. The cruiser features multiple decks, so the player can be shot at from above or down below, making finding good cover and maintaining the spot a challenge.

On the steel map in the pack, players start at the beginning of one train and fight to the end of the other train,while being able to hop from one train to another. However, caution is needed while jumping across due to the harsh environment in between the two trains, which can smash the player off of the trains, sending him or her to an painful but quick death.

Players can expect the pack by the end of April.

Guerrilla is indeed working on the next pack after their first releases, the word to keep a look out for is “Retro.”

VIA GameTrailers

April 13, 2009 Posted by | DLC, PlayStation 3, PSN, Sony | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment