Thursday, August 16, 2007

PS3 Exclusive First Party Titles Officially Dated For Europe.

Today, the official release dates for upcoming PS3 games has been made official.

The game are Lair, Heavenly Sword, Warhawk, Eye of Judgement, Folklore and have all been dated for Europe.

Official release dates:
12/09/07 - Warhawk (Incl. Headset Bundle)
19/09/07 - Heavenly Sword
10/10/07 - Folklore
24/10/07 - Lair
24/10/07 - The Eye of Judgement

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

‘Gamercard’ Spotted In UT3 Demo – Is This PS3’s Answer To The 360’s Gamertag?

During a playable demo of Unreal Tournament III at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival, we spotted something very interesting on the game’s menu system. It’s called Gamercard and it doesn’t seem too unlikely a possibility that this will turn out to be a unique player identity system, not entirely dissimilar to the Xbox 360’s Gamertag system that manages player stats and achievements.

We quizzed Epic’s Mark Rein about and he did little to dispel our assumptions saying quickly "Oops, you shouldn’t have seen that". We would have liked to grabbed a pic, and were little deterred by the venue’s strict no camera phone policy and dodgy lighting, however Mark Rein’s rapid covering of the projector with his hand put pay to that cunning idea.

Needless to say, we have little to go on. It is accessed with the Triangle button if that makes any difference to you. It is also anyone’s guess whether this is a future Sony project that will cover the whole of the PlayStation Network or whether it is simply a feature of UT3. But I’m betting that the secrecy surrounding it indicates a new PS3 feature. More news as we get it.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

God Of War Creator Confirms Three PS3 Exclusives.

David Jaffe confirmed in an interview with GamePro that Eat Sleep Play's three upcoming games would in fact be original PS3 exclusives.

Jaffe clarified statements that in addition to the Twisted Metal: Head-On port for PS2, his new independent studio of 20 employees will concurrently be working on the first of three original games exclusively for PlayStation 3.

I can't disclose themes," Jaffe said, "but the new game is medium to hardcore in terms of game play and will focus heavily on multiplayer".

"I am more excited about this game than anything I have ever worked on. I cannot wait to unveil it," Jaffed added from Eat Sleep Play headquarters in Salt Lake City.

The three new games will either be on Blu-ray disc or as downloadable titles depending on how Sony decides to distribute the games. The first unnamed title is expected sometime in 2008.

Eat Sleep Play was founded in July by David Jaffe and Scott Campbell both formerly of Sony Studios. Combined, they are responsible for such titles as God of War and Twisted Metal.


Monday, August 06, 2007

'MGS4 For Xbox 360' A Mistake, Admits HMV.

Admin error blamed for online pre-orders of Metal Gear title

High Street retailer HMV has admitted a pre-order listing for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots on the Xbox 360 was a mistake by its online admin team.

The listing caused a stir over the weekend, with websites and forums assuming it was evidence that the anticipated Playstation 3 title was no longer a Sony exclusive.

"In his enthusiasm, one of our online games team indicated that would start taking pre-orders for MGS4 on Xbox 360, when, in fact, he simply meant to ask customers if they wished to receive an alert in the event of this title one day coming out on this platform," admitted the retailer to

"We're sorry to have caused such a stir - the oversight has now been corrected".

Although Konami maintains that the latest title in the Metal Gear franchise is a Playstation 3 exclusive, numerous reports and rumours - some from Konami employees themselves - have hinted that it may not remain on a single format in the future.


Thursday, August 02, 2007

PS3 80GB Sales Increase 5,685% At Amazon.

Sales of Sony's 80GB PS3 model have increased by 5,685 percent on Thursday morning on Amazon seeing as they commenced pre-orders of the product.

The new 80GB model includes a copy of Motorstorm for a total pack price of $599.99.

The item is scheduled to be released on August 12th, it will be interesting to see how much better the PS3 has performed when Official sales data is released in due course.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

PS3 Overtakes Wii On Once More.

The 60GB PS3 has retaken the #1 spot on the video game top seller's list for the first time in nearly two weeks. The console has been ranked in the top 3 since its $100 price cut at the beginning of July in a see-saw battle with Wii.