Thursday, April 24, 2008
-R-Types (PS1) - $5.99
-Iron Man demo
-Army of Two - SSC Challenge Map Pack - $4.99? - $9.99?
-Call of Duty 4 map pack 1 - $9.99
-Eye of Judgement - Set 2 - $14.99?
-Guitar Hero III - Def Leppard Track Pack - $5.99
-Karaoke Revolutions - New Songs - $1.49 each
Rock Band tracks:
Mötley Crüe - “Saints of Los Angeles” (master) - $1.99
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance LP (masters) - $14.99 for all or $1.99 each
“The Hellion/Electric Eye”
“Riding on the Wind”
“(Take These) Chains”
“Pain and Pleasure”
“Screaming for Vengeance”
“You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’”
-Army of Two - "SSC Challenge"
-Burnout: Paradise - "BTS - Fast Car music video"
-Burnout: Paradise - "Interview w/ Wyclef Jean, pt. 1"
-Burnout: Paradise - "Interview w/ Wyclef Jean, pt. 2"
-FIFA 08 - "Features"
-Gran Turismo 5 Prologue - "Techno"
-PlayStation @ Coachella
-Prototype - "Discover Evolution"
-Resistance 2 - "Debut Teaser"
-Bishi Bashi Special (PS1) - €4,99
-Command and Conquer (PS1) - €4,99
-Rocketmen: Axis of Evil demo
-Call of Duty 4 - Map Pack 1 - £6.99 / €9.99
-Resistance 2 - "Debut Teaser"
-TimeShift - "FPS Differently" (3 of them)
-Viking: Battle for Asgard (2 of them)
-Warhawk - "Operation Broken Mirror preview"
-Dark Sector wallpaper
-Metal Gear Solid 4 wallpaper
-Siren demo (survival horror game, going up early Friday morning US time)
-Hot Shots Golf 5 – New Course(s) – ¥800
-Flow Expansion – ¥300
-PixelJunk Monsters Encore – ¥600
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Several major UK game retailers and supermarkets are already sold out of Grand Theft Auto IV.
While it seems as though now you’re going to have to take your chances in shops on release day, most major online retailers still have the special edition available.
It also appears that the PS3 version is in higher demand than its rival.
Here’s a list of retailers that no longer can give you the game when you want it:
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
According to playstation.custhelp.com, the PSN store will be upgraded and inaccessible from April 14th at 8:00 am Pacific Standard Time and available again at 11:00 PM that evening. The entire PSN will be unavailable as well during this time frame. Once the PSN is back up and running, a new software upgrade will be available and will be required to use the PSN.
Once you get the update and check out the store, please check back and tell us your thoughts.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Well here’s some great news for the often forgotten Europeans. Although North American’s must pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4 to access the Metal Gear Online Beta, Europeans will be able to download the Beta for free, and with no need for a code. Follow the jump for more information.
In reporting new information on the Playstation Store relaunch and its included content, there was a nugget of information that would be easily overlooked if it wasn’t spelled out. Sony Europe confirmed that the Metal Gear Online Beta would be available on April 17th, but we presumed this would only be for thos who pre-ordered.
We then realised that, as of yet, there were no reports of Beta Codes in Europe. Konami thus made things all the clearer today, saying that the “Metal Gear Online Premiere Beta will be available as a free download on the Playstation Store from April 17th until May 6th.” The Beta itself will begin on April 21st (plenty of time to get hold of this presumably very popular download) and end on May 6th.
The beta phase features two maps, four gameplay modes, the SOP System that encourages up to 16 players to team up and share information, and deep skill-customization. Also equipped with auto-matching and training modes, the game offers players a sneak peak of this totally new approach to console-based competitive gaming.
Bring on the Metal Gear Online Beta for all Europeans (and hopefully others in the Pal region, including Australia) and those North Americans who were clever enough to pre-order.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Sony has told Eurogamer that it is unaware of any issues regarding the mysterious PS3 error codes supposedly popping up around the world.
The allegedly cursed number is 80010514. It relates to a faulty sector on the hard drive and faulty installation of firmware updates, according to GameRevolver.
There's advice to avoid this by following the correct procedure when installing updates, using a stable Internet connection to download and dust your machine to stop heat issues and other glitches occurring.
Despite the problem being unrelated to the hardware, your system will apparently still need replacing if the error occurs.
So is this a serious problem, or just Internet bunkum? An SCE UK spokesperson told us, "I've spoken to our Customer Services department and they aren't aware of this issue with the PS3".
Make of that what you will. And many of you probably will.
The retailer said that there was some confusion as to who would be distributing the product in the UK – Gem, which has the exclusive distribution contract with publisher Take-Two, or Centresoft, the company that handles distribution for Sony.
"We know for a fact it is coming out in Europe and we are expecting an announcement in the UK any time," confirmed Igor Cipolletta, COO of Shopto.com.
"We are not sure if Gem or Centresoft are distributing it yet, that seems to be the hold up," he added.
The bundle has a RRP of GBP 299 and will go on sale the same day as the release of the highly-anticipated Rockstar game.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Future firmware updates will include 1080 deinterlacing and DTS-HD MA, much to the joy of serious home theater buffs. Expect updates to happen quarterly -- although the revised PS Store will break from that planned cycle.
While the most recent firmware is required to sign into the PSN and play the newest games, it seems as though firmware updates will be required for movie playback as well. In fact, the Resident Evil: Extinction BD includes an updater on the disc, for firmware 2.10.
Expect this trend to continue into the future.
Monday, April 07, 2008
The price listed is 4499kr, which is the same as the Gran Turismo 5 bundle which launched just over a week ago. While availability in other countries has not been announced, this indicates that the GTA bundle should sell for £299.99 in the United Kingdom and €399.99 elsewhere.
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue takes pole position in the latest Australian software chart.
n doing so the Polyphony Digital developed racer, which is out in the US on April 15, echoes the success it enjoyed earlier this week in the UK where it debuted at No1 in the chart and became the fastest selling PS3 title within a week.
Brain Training re-enters the top ten at No2, while Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, also for DS, is a non-mover at No3.
Last week’s best seller, Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, is down five places to No6, former No1 Guitar Hero III makes two entries, while God of War: Chains of Olympus for PSP is new at No10.
01. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
02. Brain Training (DS)
03. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS)
04. Guitar Hero III Double Pack (Wii)
05. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3)
06. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (360)
07. Mario Party 8 (Wii)
08. Guitar Hero III Rock Bundle (360)
09. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
10. God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
Chart data compiled by GfK Australia.