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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.

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January 24, 2010 Posted by | PlayStation, PlayStation 3, Sony, Videos | , , , , | 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

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

Prototype Landing June 9th

Activision’s new open-world game, Prototype, will indeed be landing on store shelves this coming June.

Taking place in a fictional New York City, Alex Mercer is caught in a battle between the military, the monsters, and himself. Alex Mercer has the ability to shapeshift and consume his enemies, while fighting in the beautifully recreated city that is New York. Alex can run at high speeds of around 60 MPH, flipping cars with little-to-no effort, and leaping great distances.

Little is known about the background of Alex Mercer, except he has a brother named Brian, and a sister named Dana. Alex formerly worked as a scientist for a fictional company named GENTEK before he was used as a test lab rat. Dana Mercer, a journalist, is busy researching GENTEK for traces of what happened to Alex.

Prototype lands June 9th!

Some videos and screens are included below.

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April 8, 2009 Posted by | PC, PlayStation 3, Screenshot(s), Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Debut Teaser Trailer for Assassin’s Creed 2

Assassin’s Creed, released by Ubisoft on November 14th, 2007, will indeed be receiving a sequel. A teaser trailer for Assassin’s Creed 2 was revealed today. The teaser trailer is posted below.

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April 6, 2009 Posted by | PC, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New MAG Screenshots revealed

MAG, an upcoming MMO Shooter by Sony Computer Entertainment, was first revealed at E3 2008. The only visuals of the game that the general gaming public has seen so far was the debut trailer shown off at Sony’s E3 2008 press conference.

Unveiled today, we now have more of a feel of what the game will look like, play like, and feel like when it is finally released. One of the interesting details that we can acquire from these new screens are that the game may feature both a first person mode, and a third person mode. Look towards Sony’s upcoming E3 2009 press conference for more details to be given(hopefully).

A first look at an overview of one of the maps featured in the game, this thing is huge.


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April 4, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, Screenshot(s), Sony | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Prototype trailer; Details the story

A new trailer has been released for Prototype detailing it’s storyline and plot.

Enjoy, and Prototype lands on June 16th, 2009.

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April 4, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MAG only possible on PS3

In a recent conversation with VG247, SCEA hardware marketing boss John Koller stated that their upcoming MMO shooter MAG is only possible on the PlayStation 3.

“If you look at that competitively, it’s something that’s only possible on PS3. The processor speed, the ability of PS3 to showcase 256 players at any given time, and their actions.” said Koller at last week’s GDC, referring to their SCEA’s upcoming game MAG.

MAG was first announced at last year’s E3, shown at the end of Sony’s press conference. MAG not only is an impressive game to be on a console, but also the first game to feature up to 256 players on screen on a console. It is truly an accomplishment in technology to be able to feature all of the actions and features that 256 players can create on screen with no lag. Hopefully we get to see more of this amazing game at this year’s Sony E3 press conference.


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April 3, 2009 Posted by | E3, PlayStation 3, Sony | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leaked Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Gameplay

Again, one of the many in attendance at the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves game play session has taken a risk to record the game play and leak it onto the internet. So, for your viewing pleasure, please enjoy the leaked game play below.

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March 27, 2009 Posted by | GDC, PlayStation 3, Videos | , , , , , | 2 Comments