Archive for August, 2009
You’ve got to love internet rumors, especially when it’s PS3 exclusives related. The guys ( and gals ) over at PS3Xtreme claim to have the goods on a yet-to-be-announced PS3 exclusive.
First of all, don’t bother e-mailing us with desperate pleas; those e-mails will go unanswered. Secondly, you can theorize and speculate all you wish but you must always bear in mind that we did not confirm a damn thing. Thirdly, and this much we can almost promise: the game in question is something the vast majority of gamers will likely enjoy, and the only hint we can give you is that it is familiar. Well, we’re talking about a massive upgrade over the last installment, but nevertheless…familiar. The good news is that we might be able to spill the beans on this as early as January or February, but we’re at the mercy of Sony right now. Our source – who is no rumor-starter but the game designer currently working on the project – says his hands are tied on the issue, and we’ll continue to respect that. But if everything goes well, we’d like to think this game will be ready to go by the end of 2010; that may seem like a ways off, but we consider it a damn good reason to own a PS3.
You know about Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, God of War III, MAG, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain, and The Last Guardian. This title will have a place in that elite group as soon as it’s announced; you can be guaranteed of that. Oh, and if any of you are wondering if there’s a chance the game will go multiplatform: no.
Clue # 1: It’s a massive upgrade over the last installment, meaning it’s a sequel to a game already released. Clue #2: This title will have a place with ‘elite’ 1st and 2nd party titles could mean the mystery game will also be from a 1st or 2nd party dev team.
My guess is it’s Heavenly Sword 2. What does everyone else think?
Apparently, GameStop has a deal where you can trade in your ‘fat’ PS3 for $150 towards the purchase of the new slim PS3. All you need to do is supply everything that came with the system (minus the ethernet cable), and you’re golden. This is a for-sure deal for 40, 60 and 80GB models. No definitive word on the 20GB model, though most GameStops would probably honor it. You can also get $50 toward a purchase of a slim PS3 with a slim PS2, two controllers and a memory card, netting a possible total of $200 toward your purchase. For those with a 60GB, would you be willing to part ways with the system’s extra features, including backwards compatibility, just to get the new model? Source
Not surprisingly, it’s been a relatively slow week in terms of news. We got a few opinion articles here and there, tidbits on upcoming games, Slim launch stories, including its ad campaigns, stuff like that, but nothing spectacular. Tokyo Game Show is coming up this month, so we should definitely be seeing a lot more news in terms of games. We should be getting more in-depth detail about Gran Turismo 5, especially since it’s been pretty much confirmed to be hitting stores by the end of the year. Plus, maybe some more exclusive JRPGs to hit up? We’ll see. Tokyo Game Show takes place September 24th-27th, so we’ll still have about 3 or so Weekly Recaps until then.
First off, congratulations to Jason, abenja1 and Kenny6774 for winning the NFS: Shift Press Event and giving us some videos and feedback from the show! We had a total of 29 articles. Quite a drop from last week’s eh? Ah well, it was expected. I only had one or two turned in because there wasn’t really much to report that hadn’t been reported, and my sleep schedule was messed up so I waste half my day sleeping :P.
As far as ‘Contributor of the Week’ goes, that is awarded to Tosh with 12 regular news stories. Awesome boss, that matches my record from last week!
Now we got to hand out a couple other congrats, first being ‘Most Liked’ article, we’ve got a tie with 7 likes each, and those are Heavy Rain Script 16 Times Longer Then an Average Movie by Eddie and Why does the press hate the Sony PlayStation 3? by fleakitten. Good going folks!
And the last congrats goes to the topic with the ‘Most Comments’, which is awarded to Darrin with the article Joystiq Interview with Microsoft Xbox/PS3: The Tides Are Turning, netting in a total of 17 comments, probably due to it’s controversial material :P. Nice job making a topic that sparks that much interest, especially on a week like this ;).
Also, just to point out, forum profiles have more options for you, such as entering your PSN ID so folks can find you on PSN. Speaking of the forum, go ahead and check them out and post in there as well. They’re open to pretty much anything you want to discuss, as long as it’s appropriate and tasteful.
And, of course, this week’s Trivia:
This very rare turtle can be found in Cambodia near rivers and streams, mostly inland. They can grow up to six feet long (around 2 meters), and spends 95% of it’s life buried and still, only surfacing about 2 times a day to breathe. They lay between 20 and 28 eggs on riverbanks of slow moving rivers. Last known sighting of one of these creatures was back in 2007, before that was in 2003. What is the name (as well as scientific name) of this creature?
For hands on impressions of the game check out this post. Will you be picking this title up?
The GameStop & EA Store Pre-Order bonuses are still available. Reserve Need For Speed Shift and receive exclusive access to the BMW E92 M3 GT2 when the game hits shelves September 15th. Available online and in-store while supplies last.