The winners of the E3 Game Critics Awards 2010 have been announced
Nintendo's 3DS handheld managed to scoop the coveted "Best Of Show" award, while PS3 titles Portal 2 and Rage walked away with two awards a piece. God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta scooped the "Best Handheld" award, while Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood got the best...
The Game Critics' Best Of E3 2010 nominations have got out, with a variety of this year's stand-out titles listed
While it's a particularly strong showing, our heart goes out to Guerrilla Games who were given nothing but praise for Killzone 3 throughout this year's showing and have seemingly been pipped at the post. LittleBigPlanet 2 is also notably...
As announced during Sony's E3 press conference, those unable to visit E3 for real were able to enjoy a meticulous recreation of the Sony booth via Sony's digital world, PlayStation Home
Turns out, that was quite a successful move. As much as people like to rag on Sony's totally free online service, it's got quite a following. In fact, according to...
Yakuza is a franchise firmly fixed in familiarity
Of the three Yakuza games that have launched on the PlayStation in the past, not much has changed. Yakuza 4 hasn't changed much either - instead it's tweaked one pivotal element that separates it from its predecessors. Here, Kazuma Kiryu is no longer the lead protagonist - instead he shares that...
Somewhere amongst the E3 hustle and bustle, we managed to skip on posting one of the things we're most excited for: the new Silent Hill game
Despite not having a full title yet, this lengthy trailer for the tentatively named Silent Hill 8 goes pretty in-depth into the latest Silent Hill's psyche. The game appears to revolve around a group of prisoners who end up in the ever so pleasant town of..
According to a report on PS3Hype
nl</a>, recognised Dutch reporter, Jan Meijroos, dropped a Tweet this week regarding something he'd overheard on the E3 show-floor. Apparently some Sony developers were talking about how "amazing" Uncharted 3 looks, presumably at its early stage of development. We expect nothing less from the Uncharted franchise, and anticipate an announcement later..
I was right
I went on a record a couple of times before E3, stating vigorously that it would be unlikely we'd see a new PSP. We didn't. Probably a good thing - with all the hype surrounding Nintendo's 3DS, it would have taken something special to top that. But it raises a question of its own. I had speculated that Sony might dramatically drop the...
Perhaps the most fitting word to describe our reaction to the new-look Cole in inFamous 2. The once gruff-voiced egg-head with electric powers had seemingly been replaced by the cover-star of the next Skate game - a brusque, handsome looking extreme sports star who Sucker Punch describe as being "inspired by Tony Hawk". Beyond the...
thatgamecompany's flower made us feel empowered like no other game
There's a moment, nearing the end of the game's relatively short campaign, where you guide your team of petals up an angled high-way. That moment is unlike any other we've ever experienced in a video game - there's a sensation of pure, unbridled freedom. It touches on pretense, but...
A few months back we learned, with some disappointment, that Dark Energy Digital's episodic water-physics driven title, Hydrophobia, would be an XBOX 360 exclusive
We were understandably gutted but we should have known better. Like most XBOX 360 exclusives, the game's not really an exclusive to the true definition of the word. It's timed, and it's...
Killzone 3 does a lot of stuff
It does 3D. It does PlayStation Move. It does multiplayer. It's pretty much a technical show-piece of everything PlayStation 3. As such, its boxart is suitably loaded with pictures, graphics and logos representing its compatibility with various PlayStation features. It still looks awesome though. The game's due in February.
Twisted Metal is one of the oldest, most recognisable PlayStation franchises out there
Despite being shunned aside by bigger franchise power-houses in PlayStation's history (the likes of Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid), Sony's E3 press conference spelled out quite categorically that Twisted Metal is truly back in bombastic style...
Truly, truly bonkers. With most games this generation unable to stick to 60 frames per second and stuggling to meet 720p — Gran Turismo 5 is a technical marvel hitting 60fps constantly, and reaching the dizzying heights of 1080p. But there's more. As per a video interview with GameTrailers, SCEA's Chris Hinojosa-Miranda confirms that the 3D version of Gran Turismo 5 will also stick to..
VG247 are reporting tonight that the Sly Cooper Collection - an HD re-release of the original three PlayStation 2 Sly titles - will release here in Europe this November
Many believed the release of the Sly Cooper Collection would be delayed here in Europe, as was the case with the God Of War Collection, but thankfully that's not going to be the case. Sony's also confirmed that the Collection will..
It's taken half-a-decade, but Polyphony Digital are now just months away from lifting the lid on their masterpiece; Gran Turismo 5 launches this November
With a budget so high even Kazunori Yamauchi won't disclose, and attention to detail so cute you can see the individual screws of its roster's door panels - Gran Turismo 5, like its predecessors,...
One of the most zany, unusual things to happen during Sony's E3 press conference, was the appearance of PlayStation's very own marketing mascot - Kevin Butler
And while he had a few scathing words to say about the competition, Butler's speech was more about hitting the line that PlayStation Move is for everyone — whether you're a "core" gamer or "casual" gamer. That seems to..
Konami's confirmed that Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow will launch on the PlayStation 3 this Fall
The game's in development over at Mercury Steam, but is being overlooked by Hideo Kojima and his crew at Kojima Productions. (It kinda looks a lot like God Of War.) We've embedded some footage after the jump.
If you were worried that last week's Mortal Kombat reveal looked a bit tame, we've embedded a montage after the jump that may just cause you to bring back your breakfast
Well, not quite, but know that Mortal Kombat is indeed back, for real this time. The footage comes via ScrewAttack, and looks kind of ridiculous. It's gory, it's gross, it's a bit stupid. That's exactly what we wanted right? Hell..
Are you a complete tight-wad? Fair enough, "times are tough"
Do you want some PlayStation Move action though? Maybe a bit of SOCOM 4 or Resident Evil 5. Well, if you really don't want to drop the muller on the Navigation controller, Sony's confirmed the DualShock will work as a simple substitute. Of course, you'll still need the PlayStation Move controller and the Eye Toy camera to get going, but..
Konami's revealed that a new Silent Hill game is currently in development at Vatra
The game's due to release sometime next year. The press release notes the following on the game's storyline:The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well..
The Alice In Chains soundtrack is pumping and the action's in slow-mo -- it must be a trailer for 2K's upcoming cinematic shooter, Spec Ops: The Line
Looks like they're really pushing the style angle in this desert based shooter — everytime we've seen it the trailers have been swish. Differentiation is a good thing with so many familiar looking shooters on the horizon. This looks like one of the..
Kazunori Yamauchi has reassured readers of CVG that they should not expect any more delays from Gran Turismo 5
The website caught up with Kazunori on the E3 show-floor, stating a firm "Yes" with thumbs-up in response to the question: "No more delays?". Relax guys, it's coming this November.
Square Enix's The 3rd Birthday has been missing in action so long, that some were beginning to question its existence
But the game made a dramatic reappearance last night during Sony's E3 2010 press conference — and embedded above is what we saw. No date on the Parasite Eve spin-off just yet, hopefully it'll be out this year, though.
Perhaps the biggest story overshadowing Sony's E3 press conference last night was not what was showed, but what wasn't -- most notably Team Ico's The Last Guardian
Sony's Scott Rohde's has explained that the game's absence was due to timing and nothing more. The SCEA man told 1Up: The best way I can answer that is something that Sony does and were very proud of this is that were going..
Media Molecule's Pete Smith and Lee Cubin have detailed in a video interview with 1Up that a beta for the massively ambitious LittleBigPlanet 2 is coming "fairly soon"
The interview also features some new footage from the game, which is obviously a big "yay" from us. We've embedded the video after the jump. Hit it up. <object id="flashObj"..
We're a sucker for Time Crisis
We just can't help it. We even bought the dodgy iPhone version — a touch screen version; we know, it's mad, without a gun it's not even Time Crisis. But it had Time Crisis written on it, so we bought it. Therefore, one particularly title hidden among Sony's PlayStation Move montage caused a minor squeel to utter from between our pursed lips: Time Crisis: Razing..
If you missed last night's Sony press conference, you missed history
You've probably already heard that Mr. Gabe Newell of Valve - a.k.a. PlayStation's biggest troll - debuted Portal 2 there, after a rousing apology to PlayStation fans. Before showing off Portal 2, Newell declared that because of the open-nature of the PlayStation platform, SteamWorks would make the PS3 SKU of the game the best..
Hey readers, do you like Gran Turismo 5? Odds are, you probably do, and still have a few tears in your eyes from Sony's November 2nd date-bomb just last night
Now you know the date though, you're probably turning your attention to a collector's edition, right? Well, Sony's just detailed it. The Gran Turismo 5 collector's edition in the US will run you $99.99 - but despite the high price, you get a..
Sony's reportedly confirmed to VG247 that they will be re-releasing Heavy Rain later this year with PlayStation Move support
As yet there's no date for the re-release, but it seems like a good Move (geddit?) for Sony to make. Heavy Rain ended up having a surprising amount of mainstream appeal, and it once again secures the PlayStation Move as a control mechanic not solely targeting the Wii-too..
Sony's just dropped a fact-sheet in our inbox providing all the content details for their PlayStation Move controller
There's a lot of games coming too, be they ones that you may already own in some capacity, or completely new titles. We've dropped the list after the jump. You can get pricing and release information through here. First-Party Titles Beat Sketcher (Fall 2010) SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy..
Kratos is back
Again. And while this trailer for Ready At Dawn's upcoming PlayStation Portable hack-and-slash is incredibly light, it's the kind of debut trailer we've come to expect for a God Of War game. From what we've seen of God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta, it's shaping up very nicely. If you want technical spectacle from your PSP (who doesn't), then you're going to get it here.
Namco's confirmed that the delicious Pac-Man reboot, Pac-Man Championship Edition, is set to make the jump across to PSP and PS3 via Sony's PlayStation Minis service
The Minis due this fall, and should land alongside the full PlayStation Network release of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. So, basically, plenty of Pac-Man for your PlayStation this...
Journey is pretty much everything you've come to expect from thatgamecompany, the folks who brought you flower
Despite the somewhat covert announcement (c'mon Sony, this should have been mentioned in your press conference), Journey promises "simple gameplay and accessible controls." Naturally it looks super pretty to boot. We're getting an ICO-esque vibe. Interestingly, Journey is an..
You can't beat a good re-release -- and with 3D and HD upscaling, the Sly Cooper Collection looks to be exactly that
While we were a bit disappointed by the lack of a Team ICO collection last night, this Sly Cooper Collection's looking very pretty indeed. The Sly games were good, so we're excited.
SEGA's confirmed that Valkyria Chronicles 2 will launch on the PlayStation Portable this August 31st in North America
The game will be available on UMD and digital download from the PlayStation Store simultaneously.
Fanboy overload -- you're telling me that Heroes On The Move features Ratchet, Jak and Sly Cooper? Hell yes
Still not entirely sure what the game's all about, but it definitely features PlayStation Move and we're definitely excited — we've been waiting for a PlayStation mascot "get-together" for some time. Here's hoping Sackboy cameos.
Sony's announced that they're to release this rather rad looking all-in-one surround sound system for the PlayStation 3
The solitary sound bar uses Sony's S-Force PRO Front Surround Sound to create some, presumably, deep sounds without the expense, space consumption and hassle of a full surround sound set. It actually looks cool, we're kinda tempted. No pounds sterling prices as yet, but Sony has..
One-time PlayStation 3 oddball, Pityoma, has been announced for release on the PlayStation Portable this summer
The game's essentially a puzzle-title with a twist involving eggs and hens. It's a "chain the colours" affair at its core though. Still, seems like the type of game that's perfect for the PSP, right? Right.
SCEE's announced that a demo for Everybody's Tennis will hit the PlayStation Store today
The game's due later this year, but the demo should give you a taste of what to expect from the tennis RPG. We love tennis games (too much), so we're excited. We kinda wished this was a PlayStation Move title though.
Despite rumours claiming Patapon 3 was about to make the jump to the big-screen, Sony's revealed that the latest iteration in the rhythmn RPG is set to release on the PSP
This time, the game's all about playing with friends via ad-hoc or Internet Infrastructure, a pretty big change to the franchise. There are even competitive modes in this new...
Gamerzines has your first look at PlayStation Move's packaging here in Europe
While the stand-alone peripherals for the PlayStation Move controller and Navigation Controller fit in-line with other PlayStation peripherals, the Move Starter Kit packaging is a bit more bold and in-your face. Doesn't look particularly offensive to us. Pricing seems good too, with Amazon sticking a single wand at..
MotorStorm games have always been fun
But we honestly couldn't imagine how they could get more fun than Pacific Rift. That game, for us, is the pinnacle of arcade racing. But that's why we're not game designers, and developers Evolution Studios are. The answer, of course, was to include falling buildings. And plenty of falling buildings there are in MotorStorm: Apocalypse.
Every motion controller needs a good light-gun docking station, right? (Apart from Microsoft's Kinect, 'cos you are the controller - pew
pew!) Well PlayStation Move's kicks some serious ass. Kinda. Sure, it's sorta a shameless play on what Nintendo did with the Wii Zapper - but look at it! It looks like it came straight out of a flippin' sci-fi movie. Do want. The Move Zapper will be compatible..
The pitch: you're an office worker, riding an standard office chair down a hill, trying to escape the Japanese mafia
Yep, we wish we were getting more games out of you this generation, Japan Studio. Still, Kung-Fu Rider looks brilliant.
Sony's confirmed that their under-rated augmented reality release, Eye Pet, is headed to the PlayStation Portable
Looks like there are a host of familiar features to the PlayStation 3 version. This actually looks super cute and we kind of want it. We love the PS3 version of the game. If only Sony dropped the price of the PSP, we're convinced a good bundle of this would literally fly off shelves.
During Sony's press conference last night, they revealed that David Jaffe and his team at Eat Sleep Play are indeed working on a new Twisted Metal game, with much of the original team still intact
With an on-stage Sweet Tooth, Jaffe and co demoed some of Twisted Metal's new 16-player multiplayer features. An exciting new addition to the franchise is the inclusion of helicopters, so you'll be..
So what is all that PlayStation Plus stuff anyway? If you're confused, Sony's launched this handy little web portal to let you know a little more
PlayStation Plus is an extension to the PlayStation Network experience. While the standard (free) PlayStation Network experience will remain unchanged, PlayStation Plus will include additional features such as game give-aways, early access to betas and..
It's finally coming
Gran Turismo 5's releasing this November 2nd, as revealed at the end of this uber-stylish trailer shown at the end of Sony's press conference. Does it look rad? Hell yeah it looks rad. We're stoked.
Guerrilla Games has revealed that Killzone 3 will launch exclusively on the PlayStation 3 this coming February 2011
The game will feature both 3D integration, and PlayStation Move as an option control mechanic.
Sony's rattled off a series of 2010 releases (and updated favourites) that are set to get PlayStation Move support this year
Games include: Time Crisis, Singstar Dance, Echochrome 2, Eyepet, Heavy rain, Resident Evil 5, Bruswick Bowling, Fight Night, Sports Champions, Move Party, Eyepet Heroes On The Move, Socom 4, The Shoot, Tron and Sorcery. We're not going to link them all — haha. Gotta be..