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Updates (January, 2009)

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January 31st, 2009

Last Updated 3304 days, 9 hours, 39 minutes ago

Has The PlayStation Home Mania Completely Disappeared?
It's REALLY weird. In late 2008, you couldn't go a single day without seeing a Home headline, but now that is has arrived...guess there's nothing to say.--1/31/2009 11:08:38 AM--
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Rumor: New Tron Title In The Works
Disney Interactive is supposedly working on a game to go along with the new "TR2N" movie, scheduled for release in 2011. Yep, time to relive a classic!--1/31/2009 10:49:31 AM--
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PS3 Review: Afro Samurai
Namco's Afro Samurai game aims to take on the first season of the actual show, and while it does a lot of things right, it does more of them wrong. --1/31/2009 2:30:01 AM--
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PS3 Preview: Supercar Challenge
The follow-up to last year's Ferrari Challenge now gets a horde of new car manufacturers, in addition to an improved physics engine.--1/31/2009 12:02:37 AM--
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PS3 Preview: OutRun Online Arcade
This online version of OutRun is exclusive to the European territory, and there's quite a bit of fun to look forward to here. --1/31/2009 12:02:37 AM--
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Game Franchises You Will Always Play
Some franchises just demand your attention; whenever there's a new entry in the series, you're definitely gonna buy it. What are your automatics?--1/30/2009 10:29:36 PM--
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Guitar Hero: World Tour Standalone Drum Set Priced And Dated
Neversoft has announced the North American price and date for the standalone Guitar Hero: World Tour drum set. You know you need 'em!--1/30/2009 9:58:08 PM--
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LittleBigPlanet Tops 2 Million Sold, Killzone 2 #1 At Amazon
LBP hasn't been the massive sales success Sony wanted it to be, but the numbers continue to climb, and KZ2 is #1 on Amazon's Bestseller Game list.--1/30/2009 9:41:18 PM--
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January 30th, 2009

Last Updated 3305 days, 8 hours, 5 minutes ago

Sony: No Immediate PS3 Price Cut Due To Economic Downturn
SCEE's David Reeves says the PS3 will probably get a price drop at some point, but not in the short-term due to the current economic position. Makes sense.--1/30/2009 12:42:06 PM--
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Killzone 2 Secures Japanese Date
Sony has announced that Killzone 2 will launch on April 23 in Japan, and with Nintendo suddenly in a swoon, now is the time for Sony to strike.--1/30/2009 11:09:13 AM--
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EA Announces Need For Speed Franchise Renovation
Think Undercover was a big enough departure from the norm? Think again. EA has big plans for their long-running racing franchise...and we kinda like 'em.--1/30/2009 10:53:11 AM--
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GameStop: God Of War III Assaults Store Shelves In March 2010
There's still no exact release date, but it seems GameStop has received an e-mail from Sony, saying God of War III won't launch until March 2010. Figures.--1/30/2009 10:37:21 AM--
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PS3 Preview: Splatterhouse
If you're old enough, you may have played the original Genesis game. Well here's your chance to relive one of the goriest games of the days in HD!--1/30/2009 12:19:32 AM--
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PS3 Preview: FUEL
An open ended racer that boasts 5000 square miles of terrain? Sign us up! See what you can expect out of this racer in the spring. --1/30/2009 12:19:32 AM--
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What Constitutes A "System Seller?"
So here's the question: how good does an exclusive really have to be in order for it to have a significant impact on hardware sales? Um...REALLY good.--1/29/2009 10:31:41 PM--
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Prince Of Persia Epilogue DLC Slated For February 26
The first set of downloadable content has been revealed, and we'll get "over 3 hours" of additional gameplay! A new area, new skins, a new skill...--1/29/2009 10:06:14 PM--
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Sony Plans PlayStation 3, Killzone 2 Marketing Blitz In UK
Sony has apparently allotted 4 million for PS3 and PSP advertising in the UK, and half of that amount is headed towards KZ2. Oh yes, it's about time...--1/29/2009 9:50:29 PM--
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January 29th, 2009

Last Updated 3306 days, 9 hours, 24 minutes ago

Will DLC For White Knight Be Included In North American Release?
A new batch of downloadable content hits the Japanese Store tomorrow (and it's free), so now we're wondering: will this stuff be in the NA version?--1/29/2009 11:23:28 AM--
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2008 Ship Stats: PS3 Nearly Ties 360
The PS3 couldn't possibly match the 360 in 2007, but in 2008: about 10.8 million 360s were shipped worldwide, in comparison to 10.77 million PS3s!--1/29/2009 11:07:33 AM--
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PS4 To Build Upon Existing PS3 Technology For Lower Costs?
Considering the current situation, it's probably the best idea. Supposed leaked PS4 details show that Sony may turn a profit faster with a familiar base...--1/29/2009 10:48:35 AM--
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Exclusive Interview: Bang Camaro
Harmonix found this Boston indie band and asked them to submit a song for Rock Band 2. Now, they've performed at the Troubadour, played on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and are on the way UP.--1/28/2009 10:34:35 PM--
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PS3 Videos Updated
A cool half-dozen for you, including two great new trailers for Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, plus new previews for Afro Samurai, Resident Evil 5, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, and Ski Doo.--1/28/2009 10:32:03 PM--
3306 days, 22 hours, 15 minutes old

PSP Videos Updated
This update includes two hot new vids for Resistance: Retribution, plus gameplay trailers for Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero?, LocoRoco 2, Star Ocean: The Second Evolution, and Phantasy Star Portable!--1/28/2009 10:25:58 PM--
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PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 Graphics Gap Will Start To Widen
As of right now, the visual gap between the PS3 and 360 will visibly widen with every passing year. We say this based on history and developer information.--1/28/2009 10:23:50 PM--
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How Did PS3 Exclusives Fare In 2008?
We all know how great the games in that exclusive trio were - MGS4, LBP and R2 - but how did they fare in terms of sales? Well, it's an interesting mix.--1/28/2009 9:48:00 PM--
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Clarification: Killzone 2 Review Embargo Lifts On February 2
Some sources have tried to say the embargo date for KZ2 is January 29 - today - but it really isn't. No reviews can go live until February 2, and that's that.--1/28/2009 9:34:55 PM--
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January 28th, 2009

Last Updated 3307 days, 7 hours, 58 minutes ago

New Demon's Souls Review Gains Attention Of RPG Fans
Role-playing aficionados are already anxiously anticipating White Knight Chronicles, but a brand new Demon's Souls review is MOST encouraging.--1/28/2009 12:49:55 PM--
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Capcom Expects To Sell 5-6 Million Copies Of Resident Evil 5
Not surprisingly, Capcom has high expectations for the worldwide sales of RE5. They also think it will sell 500,000 copies on launch day in Japan alone.--1/28/2009 11:02:47 AM--
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Final Fantasy XIII "New Vision" Countdown Reveals New Trailer
Well, we suppose this is better than some silly iPhone adaptation. The countdown is over and Square-Enix has a new trailer...and this one includes gameplay!--1/28/2009 10:49:14 AM--
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Famitsu: Dead Rising 2 Coming To PS3
Apparently, it is now confirmed: Capcom has called 2009 "the year of the multiplatform," and that should most certainly include Dead Rising 2. Yay!--1/28/2009 10:35:51 AM--
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The PS3 Is A Sexy Chick Magnet
Oh, stop laughing. There are several reasons why the PS3 is more chick-friendly than either of the other two consoles, and we're gonna tell you about 'em.--1/27/2009 10:31:25 PM--
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Capcom: Too Many Headaches To Put Online Play In Rearmed
Capcom producer Ben Judd said it was "the right choice" to keep online multiplayer out of Bionic Commando: Rearmed. Just too much of a headache.--1/27/2009 9:49:43 PM--
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Oasis: "Playing A Guitar Is Not A 'Expletive Removed' Video Game"
HA. It's just funny when those who are completely out of the loop goes out of their way to make some truly humorous statements. Sodomizing goblins...?--1/27/2009 9:47:00 PM--
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January 27th, 2009

Last Updated 3308 days, 7 hours, 59 minutes ago

Gaming Facing An Identity Crisis?
I'm relatively certain that most all younger gamers won't agree with this assessment, but those who recall the golden age of the industry might...--1/27/2009 12:48:34 PM--
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Prince Of Persia Movie Ad Spotted In Confessions Of A Shopaholic
You're probably not planning on watching Confessions of a Shopaholic, but if you don't, you'll miss out on the clear Sands of Time movie poster! Yep, it's there.--1/27/2009 11:13:35 AM--
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Pacific Rift Update Coming Very Soon
A very important update for MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is "in the final development stages," and should be "just around the corner." Good news, racing fans.--1/27/2009 10:58:29 AM--
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Amazon's Deal Of The Day: A 80GB PlayStation 3 For $349
You probably don't make a habit of checking out Amazon's Deal of the Day all the time, but for today, January 27, it's a price cut for the 80GB PS3!--1/27/2009 10:42:48 AM--
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Square-Enix Prepared To Shock PlayStation 3 Owners?
The countdown to a "new vision" is about 35 hours away, and we're wondering if it might be something special for the PS3. We'd like to see SOME respect.--1/26/2009 10:19:29 PM--
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PS3 Preview: Rag Doll Kung-Fu: Fists Of Plastic
The name alone should make you smile. We take a look at the upcoming PSN title and conclude that crazy, loopy, zany downloadable titles are FUNNY.--1/26/2009 10:22:55 PM--
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Sony: We Said No PS2 B/C For The PS3, And We Meant It
Remember when Sony said rumble was a "last-gen feature" and then delivered the Dual Shock 3? Well, they're not backtracking on their PS2 b/c claim.--1/26/2009 10:02:12 PM--
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PSP 2 Rumors Hint At Drastic Overhaul
The rumors continue to fly, and now, "inside sources" say Sony is indeed working on the PSP 2, which would include an interesting touch-screen interface. Hmm...--1/26/2009 9:49:46 PM--
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January 26th, 2009

Last Updated 3309 days, 8 hours, 2 minutes ago

Everyone Needs To Stop Complaining About Game Sequels
I see it all the time: people whining and moaning about the onslaught of sequels in the industry. But has anyone bothered to notice how GOOD they are?--1/26/2009 12:45:40 PM--
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Games Outsell Movies In 2008, Sales Rise 20% To $32 Billion
The recession has hit a lot of people hard, but as most analysts expected, the game industry remains in its protective cocoon. The 2008 numbers are GREAT.--1/26/2009 11:10:29 AM--
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Midway Ships 1.8 Million Copies Of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
We all had our concerns, but as it turns out, Midway produced a fine fighting game with MK vs. DC, and now, they have a few solid milestones to announce.--1/26/2009 10:55:24 AM--
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No "Post-Play" Option For Fallout 3 PS3
Well, this is unfortunate. Bethesda plans to issue some DLC that will allow players to keep playing after finishing the game...but it's not PS3-bound.--1/26/2009 10:40:22 AM--
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Will Publishers Rush Exclusives For Sake Of PlayStation 3 Sales?
We probably don't have to worry, but is it at all possible that publishers will put pressure on developers to finish up big PS3 exclusives?--1/25/2009 11:07:40 PM--
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Guitar Hero: Metallica Track List, Additional Artists Revealed
If you loved Guitar Hero: Aerosmith than you'll probably sign on to experience Guitar Hero: Metallica; here's the full track list and additional artists!--1/25/2009 10:41:03 PM--
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New Rumor: Eidos Adding More Blood, Sex To Tomb Raider?
The first rumor said Eidos might be going for a more family-friendly Lara, but the latest rumor says the opposite. Could we get an "M"-rated Tomb Raider?--1/25/2009 10:22:11 PM--
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January 25th, 2009

Last Updated 3310 days, 7 hours, 4 minutes ago

PS3 Review: Lord of the Rings: Conquest
A game that boasts a great concept and features epic potential ultimately crumbles. See why this LOTR isn't worth the potatoes.--1/25/2009 1:43:40 PM--
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Ben's Week In Review: January 25
I conduct a successful and potentially landmark mini-survey with girls in cocktail dresses and come to a GOOD conclusion, I've started PoP, and I need LBP.--1/24/2009 11:55:36 PM--
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January 24th, 2009

Last Updated 3311 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes ago

PlayStation Home Cafe Revealed
It's an all new space for Home (it apparently already exists in the Asian version), and the first screenshots are here. Get ready to go to the cafe and...eat?--1/24/2009 10:58:25 AM--
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New inFamous Details Emerge
Sucker Punch talks about the gameplay, the impact our decisions will have on the immediate environment, and an entirely "scalable" virtual world.--1/24/2009 10:42:50 AM--
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Editorial: Hollywood Needs To Stop Blaming Games
Hollywood needs to quit whining and just accept the fact that their product no longer measures up. I'm just sick and tired of being constantly insulted.--1/23/2009 10:17:54 PM--
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AIAS Awards Nominees Revealed: LittleBigPlanet Dominates
LittleBigPlanet leads the pack with an amazing 10 nominations for this year's Interactive Achievement Awards. As far as we're concerned, it's deserved.--1/23/2009 10:14:26 PM--
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Amazon Takes Uncharted 2 Pre-Orders, Drops Drake Price
It seems they don't need a release date; you can put your money down for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves at Amazon.com. And the original is now only $41.99!--1/23/2009 9:56:09 PM--
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January 23rd, 2009

Last Updated 3312 days, 7 hours, 59 minutes ago

Is Killzone 2 A New Era's Half-Life?
After considering all the hype and feedback, we just have to wonder: is Killzone 2 the next-gen embodiment of Half-Life? Is it a new revolution?--1/23/2009 12:48:27 PM--
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GameStop Used Game Sales Account For 42% Of Profits
Used game revenue will hit $2 billion this fiscal year, which accounts for 23% of the company's total revenue and 42% of overall profits. Pretty crazy, no?--1/23/2009 11:15:02 AM--
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Patch 1.40 For Resistance 2 Detailed
A new patch for R2 will drop this Monday, and it's a monster. This one addresses plenty of issues and makes a lot of appreciated alterations. Check it out!--1/23/2009 10:58:28 AM--
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EA On Red Alert PS3: "It Just Took Longer To Complete"
The Ultimate Edition is on the way to the PS3, but it took a while. EA explains that they "just announced it too soon;" it took "longer" than expected.--1/23/2009 10:44:20 AM--
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Hey Fanboys: PS3 And 360 Success Isn't Mutually Exclusive
"LAMLAM The PS3 needs to die!" "LOLOL The 360 is weak and can't compete!" You know what would happen if EITHER bit the dust? Well, you don't wanna.--1/22/2009 10:29:35 PM--
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PS3 Review: Magic Ball
It's another downloadable title courtesy of Creat Studios and TikGames, and it's another fun, breezy experience. Not fantastic, but worth the ten bucks.--1/22/2009 9:57:28 PM--
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EA: Rumor Regarding Mass Effect PS3 Port Is "Inaccurate"
Okay, so EA has said the rumor of the original Mass Effect coming to the PS3 is "inaccurate," but still refused to comment on any future installments.--1/22/2009 9:49:25 PM--
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Rumor: Megan Fox To Supplant Angelina Jolie As Lara Croft?
The big Hollywood rumor is that Jolie is out as Lara Croft in the next Tomb Raider (if the movie even happens), and "Transformers" cutie Megan Fox is IN.--1/22/2009 9:34:33 PM--
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January 22nd, 2009

Last Updated 3313 days, 5 hours, 34 minutes ago

Killzone 2 Gold, Ads "Everywhere"
Killzone 2 has officially gone gold, and Sony says the marketing team is "working their tails off," and the ads will soon be "everywhere." About TIME.--1/22/2009 3:13:36 PM--
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Ubisoft Posts Financials, Clarifies Game Release Estimates
Far Cry 2 is a huge seller and I Am Alive is NOT coming in March. But it's coming - along with Assassin's Creed 2 - in the new fiscal year.--1/22/2009 12:56:55 PM--
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Sony Reveals $2.9 Billion Loss, Unveils Restructuring Plans
Well, losses are up (the games division lost $337 million), and Sony has started the revamping process. The biggest victim is the global LCD TV business.--1/22/2009 11:19:37 AM--
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Polish Magazine "PSX Extreme" Killzone 2 Review: It's Not Us
We had no idea a Polish magazine with our name exists, but we assure you that the KZ2 review you see floating around has NOTHING to do with PSXE.--1/22/2009 10:58:00 AM--
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Square-Enix Turns Crystal Defenders Into Downloadable Title?
A rumor that may put you to sleep: it seems Square-Enix wants to bring Final Fantasy Crystal Defenders, an iPod and iPhone game, to the PSN.--1/22/2009 10:44:58 AM--
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Video Game Critics Turning Into Attention Whores
It's the latest negative trend that seems to be revolving around game reviewers. Some have learned how to get attention/traffic, so be careful...--1/21/2009 10:38:03 PM--
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New LittleBigPlanet Content Packs, Costumes Revealed
Media Molecule continues to produce the fresh content, and although these dates are only set for Europe right now, it'll come to North America, too.--1/21/2009 10:06:56 PM--
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Final Fantasy XIII Countdown: "A New Vision Will Soon Be Revealed"
Oh, those tricky countdowns. Square-Enix has started one for Final Fantasy XIII, and we only have a week to wait...let the debate and discussion begin!--1/21/2009 9:52:47 PM--
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Best Buy, Amazon Gaming Deals
If you're looking for bargains, you need to check out Best Buy and Amazon this week. GREAT games like Far Cry 2 and PS3 accessories are on sale!--1/21/2009 9:35:12 PM--
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January 21st, 2009

Last Updated 3314 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes ago

EA: Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition Heads To PS3 This March
There was a time when we thought the PS3 version may have been canceled, but now, the Ultimate Edition is gonna satisfy RTS fans this March.--1/21/2009 1:34:54 PM--
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Sony Restructuring Plans Coming Soon, PlayStation Benefits?
The internal restructuring everyone has been talking about should happen soon, and CEO Howard Stringer apparently wants to switch their focus to software.--1/21/2009 11:10:03 AM--
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Ubisoft Sets I Am Alive For March
Hey! Where'd this come from?! Ubisoft has apparently pushed up I Am Alive's release date, and most sources are quite surprised. It's NOT far off!--1/21/2009 10:53:24 AM--
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Atlus Announces NA Release For Class Of Heroes PSP
Yup, it's another old-school RPG for the PSP, and this one is bound to remind you of the good ol' days, when role-playing was all about a first-person view.--1/21/2009 10:37:24 AM--
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PS3 Videos Updated
We've got great new stuff for you- two new gameplay vids for Street Fighter IV and Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X., the opening cinema for Killzone 2, the debut promo trailer for Skate 2, a Flower preview, and more!--1/20/2009 10:21:42 PM--
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PS3 Preview: Flock!
There are sheep. Weird items like catapults and weird occurrences like the crazy shrinking sheep. A spaceship called the "Motherflocker." Yes, REALLY.--1/20/2009 10:18:48 PM--
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Pachter: Assassin's Creed 2 Releases Next Fiscal Year
Ubisoft has yet to officially announce it, but analyst Michael Pachter says the highly anticipated sequel will release between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010.--1/20/2009 10:15:08 PM--
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New God Of War III Info Next Month
Kotaku has been invited to a sneak peek at the biggest action game of the generation, and it's only a few weeks off. Say "YES" to more sweet info!--1/20/2009 10:02:29 PM--
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Rumor: Tales Of Vesperia Confirmed For PlayStation 3
We've heard the whispers for a while, and now, a Famitsu scan has apparently revealed that Tales of Vesperia is indeed headed to the PS3. Yes, please!--1/20/2009 9:44:53 PM--
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January 20th, 2009

Last Updated 3315 days, 1 hour, 26 minutes ago

PS3 Review: SKATE 2
The game launches tomorrow, but before you pick it up, we tell you if this one's worth the money. Read up on our full review. --1/20/2009 7:21:49 PM--
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PS3 Firmware Update 2.60 Announced
The new firmware update is coming soon, and Sony has outlined the improvements: one of them is a nifty new suite of tools for the Photo Gallery.--1/20/2009 12:35:11 PM--
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Hirai: Nintendo Not A Competitor, Xbox 360 "Lacks Longevity"
Kaz Hirai spoke to OPM and explained how his company views their competition. Well, the Wii isn't competition, and the 360 lacks staying power.--1/20/2009 11:10:17 AM--
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First Screen, New Info For I Am Alive
We still don't have a huge unveiling, but we continue to get bits and pieces of new information, and that's fine for now. I Am Alive could be a definite gem.--1/20/2009 10:59:12 AM--
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Forbes Calls Rock Band A "Shameless Knockoff" Of Guitar Hero
Although EA won't respond to the accusation, a recent Forbes article has called Rock Band a "shameless knockoff" of Activision's Guitar Hero. Uh-oh...--1/20/2009 10:41:56 AM--
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Visit the PSX Extreme Forum!
Hey, guys! You've all done an amazing job at bringing the comments section to life, so let's try and get some of that energy into PSXE's message board! There, instead of waiting for us to post a story, you can post any topic of your choice and voice your opinions freely! This message is brought to you by Kazakhstan and their wonderful export of potassium.--1/19/2009 10:31:32 PM--
3315 days, 22 hours, 16 minutes old

How To Kill Video Game Stereotypes
All these stereotypes and stigmas get tiresome, don't they? Well, considering that most of us don't fit the labels, there's an easy way to defy the masses.--1/19/2009 11:10:04 PM--
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PSP Preview: Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
Yeah, we know what you're thinking: "damnit, another Dynasty Warriors. 'yawn'" But hey, this PSP entry appears to be a long-awaited breath of fresh air...--1/19/2009 11:08:24 PM--
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Advent Children Blu-Ray Release And FFXIII Demo Delayed (UPDATED)
Yeah, that announcement of the Advent Children PS3 package was great, but people noticed the date: April 16. Yes, this means what you think it means...--1/19/2009 9:55:46 PM--
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Dragon Ball: Evolution Movie And PSP Installment Announced
Namco and Twentieth Century Fox have decided it's time to bring Dragon Ball into the Hollywood limelight, and of course, we'll get a new game, too.--1/19/2009 9:42:29 PM--
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January 19th, 2009

Last Updated 3316 days, 8 hours, 7 minutes ago

Get All Surreal With Flower Next Month
If you've enjoyed the incredibly creative PSN titles so far, then you'll want to sign on to the PSN on February 12, when Flower becomes available. Pretty!--1/19/2009 12:40:48 PM--
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Uncharted Director: Drake Already "More Popular" Than Lara Croft
Obviously, in the bigger scheme of things, this isn't true. But Naughty Dog is talking specifically about the PlayStation audience, so in that way...--1/19/2009 11:12:47 AM--
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PS3 "Only Console Powerful Enough" To Handle Killzone 2
It's something that fans and even journalists have been saying, and Sony adds their statement. Oh, and there's a lil' gift along with the OPM KZ2 review...--1/19/2009 10:53:46 AM--
3316 days, 9 hours, 54 minutes old - 83 comments

Japan Gets Advent Children PlayStation 3 Bundle In April
The original source used a somewhat misleading title, but they're only talking about a FFVII:AC-themed PS3 bundle for Japan. Still sweet, though.--1/19/2009 10:41:40 AM--
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Who Am I? - Arnold Katayev
You've been interacting with us via comments section for a little bit now. So we figured we'd give you a crash course, of sorts, on who we are and give you the chance to get to know us, and ask us more questions. --1/18/2009 7:17:12 PM--
3317 days, 1 hour, 30 minutes old - 102 comments

Who Am I? - Ben Dutka
Arnold has done his and it's my turn to ante up and kick in. Here's a brief bio and some personal commentary; we love connecting with our readers!--1/18/2009 10:42:04 PM--
3316 days, 22 hours, 5 minutes old - 97 comments

Great Games Have The Power To Restore All Lost Faith
Yeah, we're well aware of the opposition right now; Square-Enix is in many a Sony fan's doghouse. But TRUST me...the end result can restore all faith.--1/18/2009 10:39:42 PM--
3316 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes old - 43 comments

Amplitude May Come To PSN, Sequel Possible For PS3?
It was one of the best games of the previous generation, and not only might it come to the PSN, a sequel may be headed to the PlayStation 3!--1/18/2009 10:20:02 PM--
3316 days, 22 hours, 27 minutes old - 17 comments

Mass Effect Trilogy Confirmed For PS3?
According to a "fairly reliable source," EA has decided to bring the sequel and any new installments in the Mass Effect franchise to the PS3. Yes, please!--1/18/2009 9:59:34 PM--
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January 18th, 2009

Last Updated 3317 days, 21 hours, 36 minutes ago

Ben's Week In Review: January 18
I think boycotting FFXIII is counterproductive, I actually don't need another Grand Theft Auto this year, and I consider a Left 4 Dead purchase.--1/17/2009 11:11:42 PM--
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January 17th, 2009

Last Updated 3318 days, 9 hours, 37 minutes ago

How Did You Decide Upon Your Next-Gen Console Purchase?
So many people are desperate to defend their console of choice, so let's hear about how you came to the conclusion to buy the systems you have.--1/17/2009 11:10:23 AM--
3318 days, 9 hours, 37 minutes old - 160 comments

Rockstar: "No Truth" To Reports Of New GTA Coming This Year
Well, it was a nice dream while it lasted. Contrary to the rumor started by Game Informer, it has been confirmed that a new GTA won't be coming in 2009.--1/17/2009 10:40:46 AM--
3318 days, 10 hours, 7 minutes old - 21 comments

Taking The Zen Approach To Gaming
There's just too much negative energy coursing through the industry these days, so it's time to sit back, relax, and get all Zen. Take the journey...--1/16/2009 10:03:47 PM--
3318 days, 22 hours, 44 minutes old - 26 comments

Pre-Order Resistance: Retribution, Play Demo Two Months Early
If you pre-order from certain major retailers, you will receive a voucher code that will let you play a demo two months before the game's release!--1/16/2009 10:01:14 PM--
3318 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes old - 6 comments

World At War Nazi Zombie Mode Open To All, Double EXP Weekend
You no longer have to complete the single-player mode to enjoy the popular Nazi Zombie mode online, and Treyarch is offering double EXP for the weekend!--1/16/2009 9:47:22 PM--
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January 16th, 2009

Last Updated 3319 days, 8 hours, 3 minutes ago

Resident Evil 5 Collectors Set: A Hardcore Fan Must
Oh dear LORD. Capcom is pulling out all the stops on their RE5 Collectors Edition; you just HAVE to see this. It'll cost $90, but it might be worth it...--1/16/2009 12:44:30 PM--
3319 days, 8 hours, 3 minutes old - 36 comments

Analyst Pachter Alters PlayStation 3 Price Cut Prediction
Michael Pachter said he expected a PS3 price cut by April, but that was his "April Fool's joke." Realistically, the drop will hit between June and September.--1/16/2009 11:06:03 AM--
3319 days, 9 hours, 41 minutes old - 42 comments

Burnout Paradise Party Pack Scheduled For February 5
It's like the Energizer bunny of racers. Burnout Paradise is coming to the PC in February, and at the same time, the new Party Pack drops for consoles!--1/16/2009 10:52:38 AM--
3319 days, 9 hours, 55 minutes old - 15 comments

YouTube For Television Now On PS3
It's just another piece of the media-centric puzzle. YouTube has come to the PS3 in beta form, so sit back on the couch and watch videos in full screen!--1/16/2009 10:37:20 AM--
3319 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes old - 44 comments

Molyneux: LittleBigPlanet Is "Most Creative Innovation Of 2008"
Most Sony fans aren't big fans of Peter Molyneux (they have their reasons), but he has recently gone on record to hand Media Molecule some nice praise.--1/15/2009 10:27:25 PM--
3319 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes old - 35 comments

FFXIII Releases In Japan This Year, Overseas After April 2010
Well, it was a nice dream while it lasted. Final Fantasy XIII will launch in Japan this year, but not until after April 2010 in North America. 'sits and waits'--1/15/2009 10:10:36 PM--
3319 days, 22 hours, 37 minutes old - 99 comments

More Left 4 Dead PS3 Evidence
First, someone accidentally "confirmed" a port. Then, a PS3 version was spotted on a UK retailer's website. And now, can you pre-order L4D PS3 at Best Buy?--1/15/2009 9:36:20 PM--
3319 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes old - 65 comments

Original Persona Coming To PSP
The series has flourished since the days of the original PlayStation, but you gotta try the old-school classic that started it all. It's goin' handheld, guys.--1/15/2009 9:57:16 PM--
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January 15th, 2009

Last Updated 3320 days, 8 hours, 5 minutes ago

Over 100 Death Animations Adorn Killzone 2's Battlefield
Rather than only a small handful of similar death animations, you will see many, MANY different ones in Killzone 2. The enemy's reaction is THAT realistic.--1/15/2009 12:42:21 PM--
3320 days, 8 hours, 5 minutes old - 44 comments

Killzone 2 Playable Demo Assaults PSN On February 26
We finally have a clarification: the Killzone 2 demo (which GameStop pre-orderers get to play sooner) will come to the Store the day before KZ2's release.--1/15/2009 11:22:36 AM--
3320 days, 9 hours, 25 minutes old - 21 comments

F.E.A.R. 2 Demo For Qore Subscribers
Want to play the F.E.A.R. 2: Project origin demo? Then you need to pick up Qore Episode 8 today on the Store; this sequel should be worth your time.--1/15/2009 11:09:05 AM--
3320 days, 9 hours, 38 minutes old - 15 comments

Sony Issues Explanation For "17 Million PSN Users" Statistic
Everyone was a little skeptical when they heard the number, and now, Sony has provided us with a clarification. It's just hard to track such stats.--1/15/2009 10:58:57 AM--
3320 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes old - 27 comments

PS3 Hate Boils Over, Fanboy "Journalists" Embarrass The Industry
Okay, we've HAD it. We've had it with this newfound whining rush of anti-PS3 articles that prove NOTHING and yet, continue to gain attention. SO sad.--1/14/2009 10:42:28 PM--
3320 days, 22 hours, 5 minutes old - 415 comments

PS3 Videos Updated
We've got a new look at the combat in White Knight Chronicles, fresh gameplay trailers for Street Fighter IV, Prototype, Skate 2, Killzone 2, and more, plus a brand new theatrical trailer for Resident Evil 5!--1/14/2009 10:09:22 PM--
3320 days, 22 hours, 38 minutes old

Next GTA To Release Later This Year?
The latest issue of Game Informer reveals a very juicy piece of information: Rockstar apparently plans to release the next GTA by the end of 2009!--1/14/2009 10:07:06 PM--
3320 days, 22 hours, 40 minutes old - 61 comments

Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins Now Available On PSP Store
It's considered to be one of the more difficult games ever created, and now it's available for download. Think you've got what it takes, King Arthur?--1/14/2009 9:51:39 PM--
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January 14th, 2009

Last Updated 3321 days, 6 hours, 36 minutes ago

Resident Evil 5 Demo Headed To PSN On February 5
We know you've been wondering when it will come to the PS3, and it seems you won't have much longer to wait. Get ready for a small taste of RE5 goodness!--1/14/2009 2:11:51 PM--
3321 days, 6 hours, 36 minutes old - 24 comments

Final Fantasy XIII To Be Available Worldwide Later This Year?
According to Famitsu, FFXIII should release "on both sides of the Pacific" before 2009 is over, which is great news. But why can't PS3 owners get it earlier?--1/14/2009 11:09:53 AM--
3321 days, 9 hours, 38 minutes old - 93 comments

God Of War III Coming In Q1 2010?
Although they say development is pushing ahead and they've already completed the game's "core structure," GoWIII may not release until early 2010.--1/14/2009 10:55:15 AM--
3321 days, 9 hours, 52 minutes old - 40 comments

Sony: "The PS2 Is Not Going Away Any Time Soon"
Some thought Sony would have discontinued production of the PS2 by now, but it's FAR too popular for that. It's gonna keep on going into 2010.--1/14/2009 10:42:27 AM--
3321 days, 10 hours, 5 minutes old - 57 comments

If Gears Ever Comes To The PS3, Here's What We Want Fixed
Yes, Gears of War 2 rocks the house. But athough nobody wants to talk about them, there are several major issues we want fixed if it ever came to the PS3.--1/13/2009 10:26:05 PM--
3321 days, 22 hours, 21 minutes old - 91 comments

PS3 Preview: Ride To Hell
It's an interesting concept: take a Grand Theft Auto setting, rewind about 40 years, and adopt the role of a biker on the prowl. Chopper fans, unite!--1/13/2009 10:28:21 PM--
3321 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes old - 14 comments

Guerilla Confirms: No Co-op For KZ2
Despite what you may have heard, Killzone 2 won't come with a co-op mode, nor will Guerilla add the option with a later patch. Just learn to live with it.--1/13/2009 9:39:56 PM--
3321 days, 23 hours, 8 minutes old - 76 comments

Rumor: Fallout 3 Patch Causing Freezing, Save Data Issues
The Fallout 3 1.10 patch is here, and while it's supposed to fix some technical glitches, it appears to be causing additional problems for PS3 owners.--1/13/2009 9:54:02 PM--
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January 13th, 2009

Last Updated 3322 days, 8 hours, 5 minutes ago

FFXIII Video Featuring Producer Kitase And New Footage
We know the FF fans crave any new Final Fantasy XIII footage, and here's a bit more, along with producer Yoshinori Kitase. Can you speak Japanese?--1/13/2009 12:42:54 PM--
3322 days, 8 hours, 5 minutes old - 35 comments

Mirror's Edge Time Trial DLC Scheduled For January 29
DICE has solidified a release date for this highly anticipated DLC, which will allow you to focus entirely on the concept of RUNNING. No bullets...yay!--1/13/2009 11:06:01 AM--
3322 days, 9 hours, 41 minutes old - 12 comments

Full Killzone 2 PSM Review Leaked
The review embargo date is still a few weeks off, but we've got the entire PSM review via magazine scans. They currently sit on display in our forums...--1/13/2009 10:50:24 AM--
3322 days, 9 hours, 57 minutes old - 44 comments

Star Ocean: Second Evolution Hits Europe On February 13
This remastered and improved sequel for the PSP has now received a release date for all PAL territories, so RPG fans should mark their calendars. --1/13/2009 10:34:59 AM--
3322 days, 10 hours, 13 minutes old - 7 comments

PS3 Review: Cuboid
It's a brand new release for the PlayStation Network, and for only $9.99, it's a steal. As it turns out, Cuboid is one of the best puzzlers currently available!--1/12/2009 10:16:51 PM--
3322 days, 22 hours, 31 minutes old - 11 comments

New Character, Battle Info For FFXIII
Even though it's a good ways off, we've stumbled across a new set of details, which includes fresh character and battle information. For YOU, RPG fans.--1/12/2009 9:47:20 PM--
3322 days, 23 hours old - 38 comments

Konami Offers "Welcome Rookie Campaign" For New MGO Members
If you haven't registered for Metal Gear Online yet, Konami has a great incentive: a free demo on the PSN, plus the "Welcome Rookie Campaign." Try it out!--1/12/2009 9:59:25 PM--
3322 days, 22 hours, 48 minutes old - 19 comments

Pachter Expects PS3 Price Drop In April
Although Sony maintains its insistence that a price drop isn't imminent, analyst Michael Pachter says we can expect the cut to come in a few months time...--1/12/2009 10:14:48 PM--
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January 12th, 2009

Last Updated 3323 days, 8 hours, 8 minutes ago

Guitar Hero III Is First Game To Surpass $1 Billion In Sales
Activision has announced that Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is the first game ever to pass $1 billion in overall sales. ...pretty damn impressive.--1/12/2009 12:39:45 PM--
3323 days, 8 hours, 8 minutes old - 39 comments

Guerilla's Response To "Killzone 2 Is Just Too Grey" Critics
If there's a voice of opposition out there, the only negative they can point out is the perceived lack of color diversity. But even that doesn't ring true.--1/12/2009 11:13:31 AM--
3323 days, 9 hours, 34 minutes old - 81 comments

FFXIII Demo Only Set For Japan
In the worst news of the year so far, Square-Enix has confirmed that the FFXIII demo shipping with the Blu-Ray version of Advent Children is "Japan only."--1/12/2009 10:53:43 AM--
3323 days, 9 hours, 54 minutes old - 69 comments

Eidos To Give Lara Croft A "Family-Friendly" Makeover?
So because Tomb Raider: Underworld missed sales expectations, Eidos thinks Lara's popularity is fading in the U.S. Will she face an all-new redesign...?--1/12/2009 10:40:53 AM--
3323 days, 10 hours, 7 minutes old - 43 comments

PSXE Best Of The Best Update: Gran Turismo 4 Pulls Away
It was an easy win for GT4, even thought Burnout Revenge and and Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition had respectable showings. Best PS2 Overall is next...--1/11/2009 11:22:22 PM--
3323 days, 21 hours, 25 minutes old - 19 comments

Attention Sony: Let Me Introduce You To The Concept Of Advertising
You've got one hell of a year lined up, Sony. You've conquered most of the obstacles facing the PS3. Now, let's move on to producing those ADS.--1/11/2009 11:07:24 PM--
3323 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes old - 76 comments

No Killzone 2 PS3 Bundles For U.S.
Disappointing for North American gamers, but a nice little bonus for European consumers. There are "currently no plans" to bring this bundle to the U.S.--1/11/2009 10:00:01 PM--
3323 days, 22 hours, 47 minutes old - 20 comments

Guerilla Believes They "Can Get More Out Of The PS3"
Think Killzone 2 is even close to maxing out Sony's ultra-capable machine? Guerilla says no; they claim they can get even MORE out of the PS3. Wow.--1/11/2009 9:35:30 PM--
3323 days, 23 hours, 12 minutes old - 46 comments

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January 11th, 2009

Last Updated 3324 days, 21 hours, 57 minutes ago

Ben's Week In Review: January 11
I wonder if PS2 backwards compatibility for the PS3 is more important now, it'll be interesting when WKC releases in NA, and I finish Gears 2...gotta rant.--1/10/2009 10:50:33 PM--
3324 days, 21 hours, 57 minutes old - 94 comments

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January 10th, 2009

Last Updated 3325 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes ago

SOE Expects PS3 To Represent About "Half Their Business"
Although they've been firmly entrenched in PCs in the past, SOE plans to bring their MMOs to whole new audiences, and that means focusing on the PS3.--1/10/2009 10:58:16 AM--
3325 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes old - 36 comments

Brutal Legend, God Of War III, Uncharted 2 On Tap For GDC 09
Three of the biggest titles of the year should make appearances at the upcoming Game Developer Conference in March. Great presentations!--1/10/2009 10:46:31 AM--
3325 days, 10 hours, 1 minute old - 24 comments

Editorial: Nostalgia, Changing Game Preferences
Even though we'd all like to think we'll love our favorite games forever, will the constantly advancing industry and fickle human tastes change things?--1/9/2009 9:58:02 PM--
3325 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes old - 26 comments

Tecmo: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Tech Utilized For Quantum Theory
It's another PlayStation 3 exclusive with loads of potential, and the good news is that the excellent tech found in Sigma will be used in Quantum Theory!--1/9/2009 9:56:04 PM--
3325 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes old - 27 comments

Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 Bundle Spotted
Well, it makes perfect sense, doesn't it? It's the Killzone 2 PS3 bundle, and it seems to be confirmed for Europe. It should come to the U.S., too, though.--1/9/2009 9:54:29 PM--
3325 days, 22 hours, 53 minutes old - 48 comments

"No Plans" To Bring Star Ocean: The Last Hope To The PS3
Contrary to any rumors you may have heard, Square-Enix has once again confirmed that there are "currently no plans" to bring this game to the PS3.--1/9/2009 9:52:42 PM--
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January 9th, 2009

Last Updated 3326 days, 8 hours, 11 minutes ago

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Demo Slated For This Month
A playable demo is coming to the PSN and Live Marketplace some time this month, and it could be as early as next week. This sequel should be freaky...--1/9/2009 12:36:05 PM--
3326 days, 8 hours, 11 minutes old - 15 comments

Regarding Gaming Journalism: Please Ignore News That Isn't News
The Blu-Ray doomsday "news" articles never have a single statistics that means anything... The kids acting as real journalists are dragging us down.--1/9/2009 10:43:32 AM--
3326 days, 10 hours, 4 minutes old - 36 comments

Killzone 2 Euro Release Date Clarified
You may have heard something about a February 6 European release date for Killzone 2, but Sony has clarified...sorry guys, you won't get it 3 weeks early.--1/9/2009 11:09:30 AM--
3326 days, 9 hours, 38 minutes old - 19 comments

Sony To Find PS2 Emulation For PS3?
Sony removed PS2 backwards compatibility from the PS3 for cost purposes, but now that costs are down, the rumor is that they're looking into it again...--1/9/2009 10:58:55 AM--
3326 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes old - 52 comments

PS3 Review: Lumines Supernova
It's nasty outside. The holidays are over and the economy still sucks. So just sit back and download one of the best puzzlers ever, and for only $14.99.--1/8/2009 10:06:43 PM--
3326 days, 22 hours, 41 minutes old - 2 comments

Killzone 2: Forgive The Hype, This Will Be A Defining Experience
Yeah, you're probably sick and tired of seeing all the Killzone 2 headlines all over the Internet. But this isn't just hype; this is a singular PROMISE.--1/8/2009 10:04:24 PM--
3326 days, 22 hours, 43 minutes old - 120 comments

LBP Hits 1.3 Million Sold Worldwide
Sales didn't exactly go through the roof, but LittleBigPlanet is doing just fine, thank you. And users have created over 300,000 unique levels, too!--1/8/2009 10:02:46 PM--
3326 days, 22 hours, 45 minutes old - 16 comments

85% Of PS3 Owners Online, Compared To 60% Of 360 Owners
It's one of the more interesting numbers Kaz Hirai threw out at the Consumer Electronics Show, and it does prove that "free" is always appealing.--1/8/2009 10:00:43 PM--
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January 8th, 2009

Last Updated 3327 days, 8 hours, 7 minutes ago

Sony Adds EA Sports And MTV To PlayStation Network
Sony has announced two major players for the PSN: the EA Sports Arena for Home is coming, and MTV/Viacom sign on for the video delivery service.--1/8/2009 12:40:57 PM--
3327 days, 8 hours, 7 minutes old - 29 comments

God Of War III, Uncharted 2 Trailers Hitting PSN On Jan. 22
We had heard that a ton of great content would be heading to the PlayStation Network this month, and here's more evidence: 2 HOT trailers scheduled!--1/8/2009 11:11:31 AM--
3327 days, 9 hours, 36 minutes old - 25 comments

Cooper Lawrence Steps In It Again, Talks Video Game Addiction
She made a fool of herself with the Mass Effect fiasco, and now she's back. This time, her and her FOX cronies talk video game addiction...oh dear GOD.--1/8/2009 10:51:43 AM--
3327 days, 9 hours, 56 minutes old - 65 comments

Sony Breaks Out 150 Bravia TVs For CES 2009 Presentation
Okay, just out of curiosity, how long does it take to set up that many TVs? Did Sony reps arrive last WEEK and pull all-nighters? This is just nutty.--1/8/2009 10:33:50 AM--
3327 days, 10 hours, 14 minutes old - 16 comments

PS3 Videos Updated
A half-dozen new videos for your viewing pleasure: Tekken 6, Infamous, White Knight Chronicles, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, Cuboid, and Lord of the Rings: Conquest. Top-notch previews. --1/7/2009 10:28:11 PM--
3327 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes old

PSP Videos Updated
This update features some very slick trailers for Dissidia: Final Fantasy, The 3rd Birthday, Loco Roco 2, Patapon 2, Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2, and Soul Eater: Battle Resonance. Great stuff!--1/7/2009 10:25:37 PM--
3327 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes old

Killzone 2 And Infamous At CES Today
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas isn't usually a hotspot for gigantic news announcements, but Sony is still breakin' out the big software.--1/7/2009 10:22:51 PM--
3327 days, 22 hours, 25 minutes old - 16 comments

Sony: PlayStation 3 Keeps Games And Entertainment Simple
In a new press release, Sony explains how, if you analyze what you're getting out of the box, the PlayStation 3 isn't necessarily the most expensive.--1/7/2009 9:42:03 PM--
3327 days, 23 hours, 5 minutes old - 105 comments

White Knight Chronicles Causes 16% Boost In Japanese PS3 Sales
The Japanese still love their RPGs, as the launch of WKC over the holidays caused a 16% rise in PlayStation 3 sales. Now, just bring it to the U.S.!--1/7/2009 10:07:33 PM--
3327 days, 22 hours, 40 minutes old - 22 comments

Qore Ep. 8 Features Killzone 2, Home Receives New Updates
Today is a good day to check out all the new stuff on the PlayStation Store: the new Qore episode is here, and PlayStation Home gets new additions, too!--1/7/2009 9:52:49 PM--
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January 7th, 2009

Last Updated 3328 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes ago

Sony's Liverpool And Evolution Studios To Merge, Share Resources
Developers of Wipeout HD and MotorStorm will merge and settle in "one geographical location" this year, so of course, we expect a "WipeStorm" announcement.--1/7/2009 1:50:31 PM--
3328 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes old - 31 comments

Confirmed: White Knight Chronicles Headed To North America
We all assumed this was inevitable, but it's always good to get confirmation straight from the source. Level 5 has revealed that WKC is coming to NA.--1/7/2009 11:10:07 AM--
3328 days, 9 hours, 37 minutes old - 35 comments

UGO Absorbs Struggling 1Up Network, EGM Canceled
The dust has settled and UGO has taken control of 1Up. EGM had to go, but 1Up boss Sam Kennedy says you shouldn't say UGO is the "bad guy."--1/7/2009 10:59:17 AM--
3328 days, 9 hours, 48 minutes old - 17 comments

Disney To Purchase EA This Year?
Yep, fish eating fish all over the world, and one of the dominant fishes may be making a play for EA this year. Mickey Mouse in the next Mirror's Edge!--1/7/2009 10:42:49 AM--
3328 days, 10 hours, 5 minutes old - 55 comments

PSP Preview: The 3rd Birthday
It doesn't have "Parasite Eve" in the title, but it's the third installment in the series. Aya Brea returns to battle the Twisted, and she's lookin' good...--1/6/2009 10:32:50 PM--
3328 days, 22 hours, 15 minutes old - 11 comments

New I Am Alive Details Surface
Updates: It's going to use a first-person perspective, the player should feel the chaotic force of Mother Nature, and Jade Raymond is NOT producing it.--1/6/2009 10:28:38 PM--
3328 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes old - 23 comments

Blu-Ray's First Two Years Outstrip DVD
Don't listen to the naysayers: the numbers say that Blu-Ray is pushing forward at a much faster rate than DVD in its first 2 years...by over a 2-1 ratio, too.--1/6/2009 10:05:45 PM--
3328 days, 22 hours, 42 minutes old - 53 comments

Sony Expects Killzone 2 To Match Or Surpass MGS4 Sales
MGS4 was a memorable and amazing experience, but Killzone 2 should be equally amazing...and it'll have a wider appeal, so Sony's expectations are high.--1/6/2009 10:03:39 PM--
3328 days, 22 hours, 44 minutes old - 68 comments

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January 6th, 2009

Last Updated 3329 days, 8 hours, 21 minutes ago

SCEA: PS3 Sales Up 130% During 2008 Holiday Season
Despite low expectations, SCEA says that PS3 hardware sales were up over 130% after Black Friday, and they expect that momentum to continue...--1/6/2009 12:26:57 PM--
3329 days, 8 hours, 21 minutes old - 49 comments

Sony Asks: "What Are You Looking Forward To Most In 2009?"
Industry developers and executives have answered this question, and the replies just remind us of how incredible this year will be. Games, games, games!--1/6/2009 10:59:40 AM--
3329 days, 9 hours, 48 minutes old - 96 comments

Greenberg Expects PS3 Price Drop
Xbox 360 product manager Aaron Greenberg said he expects to see a price cut for the PS3 "in the next couple of months," which adds fuel to the rumor fire.--1/6/2009 10:42:23 AM--
3329 days, 10 hours, 5 minutes old - 44 comments

Insomniac Member On Killzone 2: "It Is Indeed Awesome"
Okay, who ELSE wants to say it? Insomniac's Community Manager apparently just finished Killzone 2, and loved it. Anybody with a PULSE will love it.--1/6/2009 10:30:34 AM--
3329 days, 10 hours, 17 minutes old - 45 comments

Public Killzone 2 Demo Won't Hit PSN Until After Game Launches
You know that demo you can only access by pre-ordering Killzone 2 at GameStop? It's definitely exclusive; the public demo won't go up until later.--1/5/2009 10:08:52 PM--
3329 days, 22 hours, 39 minutes old - 46 comments

WarDevil "Progressing To Plan"
It's difficult to believe that a game is "progressing to plan" after having been in development for well over 3 years, but hey, we still say it's good news.--1/5/2009 9:56:27 PM--
3329 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes old - 12 comments

New PS3 Exclusive To Be Revealed Within Next Few Weeks
We know about all the blockbuster PS3 exclusives for 2009...or do we? Sony will announce yet another exclusive very soon; is Team ICO coming forward?--1/5/2009 9:42:05 PM--
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January 5th, 2009

Last Updated 3330 days, 7 hours, 59 minutes ago

Kojima: 2009 Will Be A Year Of Change, "We Start From Zero"
Kojima Productions has evidently realized that their games don't "translate globally," and they want to start fresh and compete with the big boys this year.--1/5/2009 12:48:09 PM--
3330 days, 7 hours, 59 minutes old - 58 comments

Metacritic Responds To Early Reader Review Ordeal
Okay, so the 360 fankids jumped on Metacritic to bash Killzone 2, then the PS3 fankids turned around and did it to Halo Wars. It needed to be stopped.--1/5/2009 11:14:43 AM--
3330 days, 9 hours, 33 minutes old - 66 comments

Sony Facing Corporate Upheaval?
Inside sources have said to expect some "sacred cow-slaying" measures; it appears as if the Japanese and U.S./European divisions can't get along...--1/5/2009 11:00:20 AM--
3330 days, 9 hours, 47 minutes old - 45 comments

Capcom Announces Lineup For First Half Of 2009
Yes, it certainly includes Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5 (February 20 and March 13) but they've also included Bionic Commando.--1/5/2009 10:41:39 AM--
3330 days, 10 hours, 6 minutes old - 10 comments

PSXE Best Of The Best Poll Update: Gran Turismo 4 Laps Competition
Yep, despite all the quality sports/racing titles that were available on the PS2, it appears as if nothing can compete with Gran Turismo 4. Not surprising.--1/4/2009 11:05:22 PM--
3330 days, 21 hours, 42 minutes old - 18 comments

PS3 Haters Lose Advantage, Jealousy Fuels Hostility
It happens. When you realize you're on the losing end of the argument and you're not man enough to own it, you get all defensive and nasty. So predictable.--1/4/2009 10:06:31 PM--
3330 days, 22 hours, 41 minutes old - 303 comments

New Heavy Rain Gallery Found
A whole bunch of new screenshots have surfaced and you gotta check 'em out. It appears as if they're showing Heavy Rain's primary crime scene setting.--1/4/2009 10:04:57 PM--
3330 days, 22 hours, 43 minutes old - 28 comments

Traveller's Tales To Give Rock Band The LEGO Treatment?
If you can figure this one out, we'd appreciate a reasonable explanation. If it's true, how - and WHY - would you want to produce LEGO Rock Band...?--1/4/2009 10:03:24 PM--
3330 days, 22 hours, 44 minutes old - 14 comments

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January 4th, 2009

Last Updated 3331 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes ago

Ben's Week In Review: January 4
I find myself needing GT5 (and I really want to see what Yamauchi does next), Street Fighter has me on the fence, and I might try Valkyria Chronicles.--1/3/2009 10:39:34 PM--
3331 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes old - 41 comments

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January 3rd, 2009

Last Updated 3332 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes ago

PS3 Preview: UFC 2009 Undisputed
It could end up being one of the year's best fighting titles, as the developers are clearly striving for a true-blue simulated feel. Realism, authenticity...--1/3/2009 3:24:01 PM--
3332 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes old - 5 comments

Valkyria Chronicles Gets Budget Re-Release In Japan
On March 5, Japanese gamers will see a freshly re-released and lower priced Valkyria Chronicles on store shelves. Will Sega do the same for the U.S.?--1/3/2009 10:50:59 AM--
3332 days, 9 hours, 57 minutes old - 19 comments

Rumor: Perfect Scores For Killzone 2 And Street Fighter IV In OPM
A German source has found the early OPM review scores for both Killzone 2 and Street Fighter IV...and they both received a 5/5. Is this for real?--1/3/2009 10:37:26 AM--
3332 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes old - 70 comments

Why Do Gamers Opt For PlayStation?
Why do gamers ultimately end up siding with the PlayStation, generation in and generation out? Perhaps it's not about anything but the GAMES...--1/2/2009 10:26:54 PM--
3332 days, 22 hours, 21 minutes old - 117 comments

Will Certain Movies Drive Blu-Ray?
Blu-Ray continues to catch on, but it seems that certain types of movies will drive it forward. It's the wonderful visceral experiences that defines Blu-Ray...--1/2/2009 9:41:21 PM--
3332 days, 23 hours, 6 minutes old - 35 comments

Volition's Red Faction: Guerilla Maxes Out Xbox 360
In an interesting piece of news, Volition claims they have maxed out the Xbox 360 while working on the new Red Faction. ...what are the future implications?--1/2/2009 9:39:08 PM--
3332 days, 23 hours, 8 minutes old - 75 comments

Pre-Order Retribution At Amazon, Get Code To Early Demo
If you pre-purchase Resistance: Retribution for the PSP from Amazon before January 12, you will receive a code that'll allow you to play an early access demo!--1/2/2009 9:37:28 PM--
3332 days, 23 hours, 10 minutes old - 4 comments

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January 2nd, 2009

Last Updated 3333 days, 19 hours, 52 minutes ago

The Wait Is Over: PSX Extreme Game Of The Year Awards 2008
The time has come. We have considered and deliberated and have handed out all the awards. Come on in to check out our Achievement, Genre and Platform Awards...and oh yeah, our coveted Game of the Year!--1/2/2009 12:55:15 AM--
3333 days, 19 hours, 52 minutes old - 124 comments

Polyphony To Go In Another Direction After Gran Turismo 5?
Here's a bit of interesting news: GT creator Kazunori Yamauchi says they may want to try a "new, distinctly different game" after they release GT5. Wow!--1/2/2009 12:44:17 PM--
3333 days, 8 hours, 3 minutes old - 52 comments

Final Fantasy XIII Ad Spotted In Japanese PlayStation Home
Well, well, well...it seems they DO have ads for third-party titles in Home (RE5 and Yakuza 3, too), so can we hope for a Japanese release date for FFXIII?--1/2/2009 11:08:53 AM--
3333 days, 9 hours, 39 minutes old - 14 comments

RE5 Producer On Western Devs: "Japan Is Now Their Target"
Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi is worried about the impact Western developers will have on Japan in 2009, and his concerns are legitimate.--1/2/2009 10:52:31 AM--
3333 days, 9 hours, 55 minutes old - 13 comments

Free Radical Future Still Uncertain
It wasn't a very merry Christmas for the Haze developer, but if they want to survive, perhaps a willing investor will show up and save their butts.--1/2/2009 10:35:59 AM--
3333 days, 10 hours, 12 minutes old - 8 comments

PS3 Preview: SKATE 2
We wrote this a few days ago, but noticed it slipped through the cracks and we forgot to inform you about it. Well, in any case, here it is. And if you're a fan of the original, you'll love the second one.--1/2/2009 12:46:45 AM--
3333 days, 2 1 minute old - 10 comments

The Required RPG Transition
Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the face of the RPG has changed considerably over the past decade. And now, old-school fans are forced to adapt...or leave.--1/1/2009 10:54:48 PM--
3333 days, 21 hours, 53 minutes old - 44 comments

Attention Square-Enix: Your PSP Titles Are Doing Quite Well
So maybe you should SUPPORT it a little more! A recent sales analysis of Square-Enix PSP and DS titles reveals something very interesting...--1/1/2009 10:41:28 PM--
3333 days, 22 hours, 6 minutes old - 11 comments

Ceramic White PS3 For U.S. 2009?
Sure, black is nice, but wouldn't you like to have another option? FCC filings say it's possible, even though Sony clearly won't confirm anything right now.--1/1/2009 10:20:01 PM--
3333 days, 22 hours, 27 minutes old - 43 comments

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January 1st, 2009

Last Updated 3334 days, 2 16 minutes ago

The PS3's New Year's Resolutions
The PlayStation 3 has come forward with its list of New Year's Resolutions, and we have repeated them here, word for word. He swears it'll be a great 2009!--1/1/2009 12:31:50 AM--
3334 days, 2 16 minutes old - 49 comments

EDGE Reveals New Uncharted 2 Info
Yeah, we can't stand 'em, either, but their latest publication features an in-depth article on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Here are a few juicy details for ya.--1/1/2009 12:08:38 AM--
3334 days, 2 39 minutes old - 36 comments

Digi-Guys Announces WarDevil Chronicles For PlayStation 3
It's a special side project that goes along with the WarDevil game, and it will most certainly come as good news to 2D cartoon and anime aficionados...--12/31/2008 11:55:08 PM--
3334 days, 2 52 minutes old - 11 comments

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