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Updates (September, 2006)

September 30th, 2006

Armored Core 4 Gets Japanese Date And Price
From Software is on track to deliver more mech goodness, but does the high Japanese price hint at something more meaningful...? - 0 comments

September 29th, 2006

Kutaragi Thumbs His Nose At Competition
We figured Ken Kutaragi was pretty excited - and confident - about the impending PS3. But now he's made that confidence very public. - 0 comments

September 28th, 2006

Updated PS3 Game Completion Percentages
For a quick summary of how far along the first batch of PS3 titles are in development, come inside to view this up-to-date listing. - 0 comments

Phantasy Star Set To Shine On PS2
You know you need an old-fashioned RPG fix every now and then, and Sega Ages is always there to help. - 0 comments

September 27th, 2006

Oblivion Coming To PS3 And PSP (UPDATE)
It made quite the splash earlier this year on the Xbox 360 and PC, and now it appears the eventual-award-winner is going multi-connsole. - 0 comments

Sonic Nails Down Date And Price
It's only a Japanese announcement, but it sheds some more light on the PS3 software price debate. - 0 comments

Review: Hitman: Blood Money
Agent 47 is back, and he's out to satisfy every possible client. Come inside to check out the latest installment in the acclaimed stealth franchise. - 0 comments

September 26th, 2006

First PS3 Games Priced At $59.99: Rumors Snuffed?
Well, it's not exactly official, but at least it's a good sign. And if some of you are a bit over-anxious, you can preorder some PS3 games right now! - 0 comments

Square-Enix: Share And Share Alike
Ever since switching their primary interest from Nintendo to Sony, Square-Enix has thrived. But now they're looking to adopt an "equal opportunity" stance. - 0 comments

DDR's Latest Dances Into Stores
Find an appropriate outfit and get ready to sweat, because Konami has prepared more tracks than you can shake your dance shoes at. - 0 comments

September 25th, 2006

TGS 2006: Attendance Trumps E3
Don't cry, gaming fans, the industry still has TGS. And if these numbers are any indication, it will continue to be a huge success. - 0 comments

TGS 2006: Everything Gran Turismo
It was a big show for the franchise, and due to the multiple updates, we're giving you the final word in accessible summary form. - 0 comments

TGS 2006: Everything Metal Gear Solid
Another bunch of little news stories condensed down into one for your benefit. This time, it's all about Kojima and MGS. - 0 comments

PS2 Cheats Updated
New cheats for Okami, Spy Hunter 3, Final Fantasy XII, Midnight Club 3, Nascar 07, Kao the Kangaroo 2, and Lego Star Wars II! Enjoy these and stay posted for more!

September 24th, 2006

TGS 2006: Sony Unveils PSP GPS
We'd heard about this little thing, but TGS was its first chance to shine. And even though it was on a "look-y but no touch-y" basis, it still managed to turn some heads. - 0 comments

Rumor: PS3 Software Could Cost $75?
Well, it might just be for Japan, but nothing's certain. According to a Japanese source, Sony might be radically changing their marketing approach... - 0 comments

TGS 2006: Sega Clarifies PS3 Downloads
Leave it to those over-anxious journalists to take an innocent statement and run with it. Well, Sega was quick to rain on your parade (for the time being). - 0 comments

TGS 2006: PSP Gets Rosy Glow
Japan is set to get some PSPs with a pinkish hue, but if you're not a fan of that color, try a silver one! - 0 comments

September 23rd, 2006

TGS 2006: No PS3 Price Drop In U.S.
News of the 20GB PS3 price drop in Japan has sparked a ton of misleading headlines, and now Sony issues the final word- no price drop outside Japan. - 0 comments

TGS 2006: PS3 System Preview
It was about time we saw more of the PS3, so here's a recap of this PS3 media event that featured a close look at the system's interface. - 0 comments

GT 4 HD: Borderline Free?
Well, isn't this interesting? One extra track download might cost more than the entire game! - 0 comments

PS3 Japanese Price Drop: A Sign Of Weakness?
Gamers in Japan are getting a break on that 20GB PS3, but according to one analyst, it's not a good sign from a business standpoint. - 0 comments

PS2 Video: Bully
Rockstar hooks us up with yet another Bully trailer.

September 22nd, 2006

TGS 2006: PSP Wireless Updates
Sony certainly isn't going to forget you handheld fans at TGS, so be sure to check out their latest set of details concerning wireless connectivity. - 0 comments

TGS 2006: PS3 Japan Game Update
There's finally some movement on the PS3 game front in terms of news, so come inside to check out the updates. - 0 comments

Sony To Churn Out 100 PS3 Titles
They're not fooling around here; Sony's worldwide development studios are slaving away in the interest of the future. - 0 comments

PS3 UT2K7 To Feature Player MODs
Sony seems determined to make online fan interaction and support as dynamic as possible, and Epic tends to agree. - 0 comments

September 21st, 2006

TGS 2006: PS3 News
Well, the keynote speech was kinda bland, but Kutaragi dropped a wee bit of intriguing news immediately following the conference. - 0 comments

Sony Stings Microsoft's HD Move
The first jabs are being thrown over in Tokyo, but Sony's trying a haymaker with this stinging retort. - 0 comments

Prediction: PS3 To Greatly Outpace Wii
One of the first industry predictions to reach the news wires, and according to these Japanese analysts, Sony gets the nod. - 0 comments

Sega Announces New Shining Force For PS2
The RPGs continue to roll out for the PS2, as this popular series will continue on with one more edition for the PS2. - 0 comments

Small Yet Experienced Team Preparing For PS3
Not all those must-play titles come from the likes of EA, Bioware, Capcom, Square-Enix, and other "big fish." No, some gems are constructed by the likes of Media Molecule. - 0 comments

Armored Core 4 Programmed For Spring
It's one of the most popular mech franchises out there, so are you really surprised to hear about a fourth installment? - 0 comments

September 20th, 2006

HD-DVD/Blu-Ray War: Over Before It Begins...?
Well, it wasn't out of the realm of possibility, but did we expect it to happen this early? - 0 comments

Level 5 Preparing Large-Scale RPG For PS3
Surprise! They've kept a lid on this one, but they can't stay tight-lipped any longer, so fans of Dragon Quest VIII need to come inside and check this out. - 0 comments

Rumor: GT 4 HD To Have Costly Downloads?
Woah. Somehow we know that a lot needs to be clarified, but if the sources are even remotely accurate, GT 4 HD might end up costing...big time. - 0 comments

Ninja Gaiden Slicing Its Way To PS3
Easily one of the most beloved and acclaimed action games of the last generation, Ninja Gaiden was a phenomenon. And now, that phenomonen is making a next-gen leap to the PS3. - 0 comments

PS3 Preview: Unreal Tournament 2007
It's destined to turn some heads and possibly even revolutionize FPS gaming, and we've got an in-depth look at this upcoming PS3 blockbuster. - 0 comments

September 19th, 2006

Okami Paints The Shelves
You'll soon have the chance to brush-stroke your way to a new world, because Capcom is delivering the goods. - 0 comments

EA Makes SKATE Official
Yes, EA has confirmed it. They are working on a skateboarding game. We have the first details inside. - 0 comments

SingStar To Rock U.S. Shores
Want to prove you're the best singer without humiliating yourself on American Idol? Well, get ready to pick this one up to show off your vocal prowess. - 0 comments

.hack REBIRTH Gaining Life On PS2
The multi-faceted RPG franchise is coming around again for another run, and this time Namco's giving us the option of a Special Edition. - 0 comments

SNK Ships KOF2006
Ok, so perhaps the first 3D King of Fighters wasn't great. But this one is actually quite decent, and it's out now. - 0 comments

Sega Frying Up Some PSP Vittles
Sega's reaching into its pockets to ally with Western forces again, and this time, they're targeting Sony's handheld. - 0 comments

NBA Live 07 Soundtrack Revealed
EA has announced the full soundtrack to NBA Live 07, complete with an international cast of artists. - 0 comments

September 18th, 2006

PS3 Preview: Resistance: Fall of Man
You've heard a lot about it, but we bring you this comprehensive up-to-date preview, loaded with all the info you crave (you know you can't resist...okay, bad pun). - 0 comments

EA Planning To Challenge Tony Hawk
Who in their right mind would try to knock Activion and Hawk from their lofty boarding perch? EA, that's who. - 0 comments

Sega Bringing Back A Few Classics
Leave it up to Sega to keep the good ol' days alive and well, but to partake of the memories, some importing may be required. - 0 comments

September 17th, 2006

Review: Yakuza
Sega's much-anticipated game tells a dark tale of the Japanese organized crime gang, but does it deliver the ultimate gaming experience? - 0 comments

PS3 Serves Up Another True HD Title
Dubbed "the holy grail of full high-definition," Sony has been straining to achieve the 1080p resolution with several games. Well, we've finally got one to add to Gran Turismo 4 HD. - 0 comments

Finally: Another Mana
First, they established the Secret, then came the Legend, and now, a new Dawn approaches. Check out another title destined to gain some attention at TGS. - 0 comments

Delta Force Getting Down With PS2
The latest in a long line of Delta Force installments will be exclusive to the PS2, and it's bringing along a horde of new goodies. - 0 comments

September 15th, 2006

Parappa Riffing His Way To PSP
Looks like Sony wants to relive a revolution; the reigning rapping king of video games is heading to the PSP. - 0 comments

PS3 Going Golf-Crazy For Launch
Well, Sony's always been good to you golf fans, so what did you expect? Here's another title to satisfy your off-season craving. - 0 comments

Seaman 2...Not Of The Sea?
We know the title, so nobody was expecting this bizarre turn of events. Seaman ain't exactly "seaworthy." - 0 comments

September 14th, 2006

PS3 Launch: 80% Premium Systems
The launch is inching ever closer, and now we know how Sony plans to approach the big day: Premiums are favored. - 0 comments

New Title For PS3 Controller?
Dual Shock is in the past, so we've been waiting for the next label. Has Sony let something slip just before a possible TGS announcement? - 0 comments

Review: MotoGP 4
Motorcycle racing gets more popular with each passing year, but we've never really had a fantastic simulator in the game world. Does MotoGP 4 fit the bill?

Tough Puzzler Coming To PS2
It's silver, it's liquid, it's fatal if swallowed, and you get to control it. Check out the PS2's latest addition to the puzzle genre. - 0 comments

September 13th, 2006

Activision Reveals And Prices PS3 Games
We get a confirmation on a supposition and an unveiled launch lineup, so props to Activision for the announcements. - 0 comments

PSP Preview: Silent Hill Origins
You can play this one even when you are hiding under the bed covers.

TGS Set For Record Showing
Who needs E3? The Tokyo Game Show is where it's at in 2006, complete with a huge number of previewed games. - 0 comments

Kingdom Hearts II Update Announced
It may only be a Japanese update, but that won't stop you Kingdom Hearts fans, now will it?

September 12th, 2006

PS3 Preview: Tony Hawk's Project 8
What's this? A Tony Hawk game with a realistic physic engine? Read the in-depth preview, folks. - 0 comments

PSP Sports The First Holiday Bundle
As an added incentive to pick up that slick PSP, Sony has announced a new bundle that includes a game and a movie.

Good Day For PSP
Two more promising games are on the way for the PSP, and both may foster an addictive personality in every fun-loving fan.

Enchanted Arms Reaching Out To PS3
The 360 won't be the only console to have From Software's new RPG this holiday season. - 0 comments

Xfire Rumor Arises, Then Clarified
There was some confusion today regarding Xfire and the PS3, but we've got it all sorted out for ya...kind of. - 0 comments

September 11th, 2006

PS3 Preview: Ridge Racer 7
Check out our in-depth preview of Ridge Racer 7. - 0 comments

PS3 Preview: Battlefield: Bad Company
The Battlefield name is getting a complete makeover for the next generation, so expect to see more than revamped graphics. Check it out inside. - 0 comments

Ubisoft Gives Handheld Fans Their Rainbow Fix
Top-notch team-based action isn't reserved solely for consoles, and Rainbow Six Vegas is gonna prove it.

Seaman 2 Announcement Incoming
Don't Panic! Sega is releasing concrete details later this week!

Sony Tells of Launch SKU Split
Still lamentably vague on details, Sony at least lets us know the score concerning the PS3's distribution at launch. - 0 comments

Prince Brings Another Adventure To PSP
Prince of Persia's innovative platforming and acrobatic combat is returning to the PSP, so get ready for another healthy dose of Prince-ly action.

Schafer and Sierra Come Together
A new generation without Tim Schafer isn't a generation worth having. Vivendi and Sierra clearly agree. - 0 comments

September 10th, 2006

PS2 Getting "The Creatures Who Swallow The World"
As if Nippon Ichi hasn't created enough countless hours of strategy fun, they're moving forward with yet another absorbing title.

September 9th, 2006

PS3 Preview: Pirates of the Caribbean
Based loosely on the third Pirates movie, this one will bring Keith Richards' long lost brother into the next generation, loopy swagger and all. - 0 comments

New Devil May Cry 4 Info
Everyone's anxiously anticipating Dante's leap to the next-gen...but our attitude-laden hero is taking a secondary role. Details inside. - 0 comments

An Anomaly: Non-Violent FPS On The way
Don't look now, but they've managed to produce a shooting game without the normal requisite of death.

September 8th, 2006

PS3 Launch To Be Bigger Than Xbox 360's
Despite some trepidation due to recent launch estimates, the PS3 is track for a fairly normal 2006 release run - 0 comments

Ted Price: "Working hard to put in all the gravy"
Insomniac's President and CEO's new blog dedicated to their hot new PS3 title, Resistance: Fall of Man, is up. - 0 comments

Don't Cry, PSP Owners, Dante's Coming!
Devil May Cry will soon slice its way into the handheld medium - 0 comments

Rayman Not Just For Wii
New Rayman title going multiplatform - 0 comments

PS3 Screens: Ridge Racer 7
Like screenshots? Of Ridge Racer 7? You came to the right place.

PS3 Video: Sonic The Hedgehog
Will be the Sonic that turns the series around? I have no idea, but the trailer is all sorts of cool.

September 7th, 2006

PS3 Preview: Full Auto 2: Battlines
So what should you expect from the second Full Auto title? Check out our preview. - 0 comments

PS3 Preview: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
Take a quick look at what the newest Tom Clancy offering will have in store. (And please ignore the data column on the right). - 0 comments

Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2 Announced
KOEI officially announces the impending release of another Dynasty Warriors game for PSP. - 0 comments

September 6th, 2006

PS3 Shipment Only 400k for US Launch
Sony has announced a slice of shipment numbers. US will get 400k on launch day. But what about replenishment stock? - 0 comments

PAL Region PlayStation 3 Launch Delayed
People in the UK, Europe, Russia, the middle east, Australia, and New Zealand will now have to wait until March 2007 to buy a PlayStation 3 console locally. - 0 comments

NASCAR 07 Drives to Retail
Shake and Bake baby! Wooooooooooo! - 0 comments

PSP Video: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Groove to the sounds of the 80's while you check out all the latest happenings in Vice City Stories.

September 5th, 2006

PSP Screenshtots: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Just how many screenshots did we add? 33. Go see them now!

New God of War 2 Screens
We have nine new images from Sony's upcoming God of War 2, including a particularly gruesome beheading.

GTA Vice City Stories Site Goes Live
The official Rockstar Games site for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is up, and it's quite stylish. - 0 comments

Japan Gets PlayStation 2 Discount
Japanese gamers can now buy the PS2 at a lower cost, although not as low as you'd think. - 0 comments

Killzone PSP Downloads Details
Sony lets us know about the initial wave of download content for Killzone: Liberation, including a whole new play mode. - 0 comments

Square Reveals Tokyo Game Show Lineup
Square-Enix divulges their plans for TGS2007. What to expect? - 0 comments

EU PlayStation 3 Marketing Site Live
Want a sneak peek into Sony's ad campaign for the PlayStation 3? SCEE just put up a site containing the very first adverts. - 0 comments

September 1st, 2006

PSP Review: Ultimate Ghosts and Goblins
A great game that can only truly be enjoyed by a few, but should be respected by everyone.

PS2 Video: NHL 2K7
With fall on the horizon, hockey is just a few weeks away. Get ready for the season by checking out NHL 2K7 for the PS2.

PS3 Video: Stranglehold
John Woo and Chow Yun-Fat demand you watch the latest Stranglehold trailer. Just do it.

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