Sony's released the first footage of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's co-op mode
The trailer pairs up Drake and Sully agaisnt a horde of heavily armed guards. Honestly, things are still looking a little bit rough. The character animations are sensational, but the visuals are still looking a little bit flat. We're assuming Naughty Dog hasn't implemented its final layer of visual trickery yet. From a..
No-one in their right mind should get excited over a pool game
Considering the NGP's stunning line-up, Hustle Kings should be the game that gets easily overlooked. But with the promise of a new interface and intriguing new multiplayer options, Hustle Kings is an important component of the NGP's line-up in spite of its dry subject matter. Touch...
Konami's released its launch trailer for Silent Hill: Downpour
The Vatra Games developed PlayStation 3 sequel is due for release in the Winter, which we're assuming means early next year. Some of the audio design in this trailer is great — Vatra seem to understand the psychological nature of the franchise. A prisoned protagonist certainly opens up plenty of potential for exploration. If Vatra can..
Just to underline the real lack of content at Konami's pre-E3 press conference, the publisher announced Silent Hill: Book Of Memories for NGP
"Fantastic," you might be saying, "Tell me more." Well, err, there's nothing more to tell. The announcement came with a big fat logo stating the game was not "concept approved" by Sony yet. It will be in due time, but we imagine..
While Uncharted undoubtedly rules the roost when it comes to PlayStation content in 2011, Wipeout has been quietly defining the brand throughout its entire life-span
Studio Liverpool's club-culture inspired racer was a smash on the original PlayStation, and hasn't looked back since. The most recent entry, Wipeout HD on PlayStation 3, is probably the...
Screenshots for Ubisoft's co-operative platformer Rayman Origins have emerged ahead of E3
The game, which was announced at last year's show and has been keeping itself quiet since, promises over 60 levels of platforming for all ages. There's more through here.</em>
There's a lot of criticism of Sony reverberating throughout enthusiast gaming forums
"Way to blow your load Sony," read most, insinuating that Sony's E3 surprises have been revealed prematurely. Some of the posters might have a point; Sony's been keen on turning E3 into an on-going season for some time. We've already seen announcements of Starhawk amongst others, and now the NGP's entire..
Super Stardust HD is one of the best games available on the PSN to this very day
So it's insanely exciting to see the NGP get a follow-up in the franchise. Super Stardust Delta not only looks glorious on the NGP's five-inch screen, but also makes use of the device's fairly ordinary dual-analogue controls. That extra stick really does make a difference, especially for something as slick as Super..
It's impossible to ignore a platform with a Wipeout game on it
Sony's futuristic racing franchise is probably one of the reasons we are such fanboys in the first place; how can you resist the game's serene environments and slick space-crafts? Like the original PSP, Sony's new handheld will have a Wipeout game around launch. That title — Wipeout 2048 — is a prequel to previous games in the..
When we first heard The Darkness was getting a sequel, we were a bit like, "Yeah whatever?" We liked the original game a fair amount, but never considered it a classic like many others do
That said, we were wrong to be so dismissive of The Darkness II. This new trailer for the sequel looks pretty impressive. We adore the new graphic novel visual style that developers Digital Extremes have..
Well this is pretty neat: Sony's confirmed plans to stream its E3 keynote inside PlayStation Home
The action kicks off at 17:00PT on June 6th. In addition, similarly to last year, Sony will also be recreating its E3 booth within PlayStation Home. The virtual space — which will open at 12:00PT on June 7th — will allow players to take a tour of...
Every once in a while a franchise comes along that you love in spite of its gameplay
The Getaway is one of those franchises. Its early incarnations are near unplayable due to shoddy controls and poor level design, but they are still amongst some of our favourite games on PlayStation. It's mostly to do with the setting. The Snatch-inspired British...
Famitsu's slapped up some screenshots from Ninja Gaiden 3
There is blood in them. The game is due out on PlayStation 3 in 2012. According Andriasang, the Famitsu report notes that the game is about 30% complete with a 2012 release being targeted. Apparently, protagonist Ryu Hayabusa's right arm plays a central role in the story. It's been possessed y'see. (Note: we're not making this up.) As with..
Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines has been in hiding for a long time now
But that's changed this afternoon, as SEGA's finally decided to bring the title out of the darkness and confirm a "Spring 2012" launch window for the game. To Gearbox Software and its peers throughout the industry, Aliens is one of the most influential science fiction properties of all time, said Gearbox boss..
Move's longest adventure yet?
Natsume has confirmed its PS3 version of Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (formerly Rune Factory: Oceans) will be fully playable at E3 next week. While little new information was given in the announcement, we expect to see a multitude of screenshots, videos and hands-on reports during E3's run from 7th to 9th June. The...
Regular readers will know we have a minor obsession with tennis games
We're probably one of the few video game blogs that actually discusses tennis games on a regular basis. For that, we apologise to our non-tennis fan readers — but just give us 1,000 more words to talk about one of our dream E3 announcements: a PlayStation Move tennis game...
You read the headline correctly: Q-Games has confirmed it will showcase three titles at this year's E3
We know one of the titles will be PixelJunk Lifelike — the company's bizarre PlayStation Move collaboration with Baiyon — but the other two are still shrouded in secrecy as far as we're aware. How much do you want to bet on one of the games...
Sharp Shooter with a twist
It seems like we just put our hands on the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter a few days ago, but an inventor named Adam Wickam — Colorado gamer and entrepreneur — has already found a way to innovate the design of the Sharp Shooter. In our Sharp Shooter Impressions Article we noted that the controller had its strengths...
You might not have noticed, but HD collections are big business on the PlayStation 3 right now
According to a report on Gematsu, Capcom's Devil May Cry will be the latest franchise to get the re-release treatment. The collection will be announced at E3 to commemorate the franchise's ten-year anniversary. Devil May Cry launched on PlayStation 2 in 2001. Gematsu's teasing that another "dark,..
Syphon Filter 4, guys
We've waited so long for this moment, and now it seems like Sony has revealed the great announcement prematurely. It's a shame really, because this announcement would have been a huge surprise at Sony's E3 press conference. But as the old saying goes, "leaks happen". The news popped up on the PlayStation Blog but was pulled moments later. That didn't stop outlets..
Live in your living room
Sony's E3 media briefings are normally held behind closed doors, away from the prying eyes of fans, but this year the company is opening those big doors to everyone and streaming the event live online. The official PlayStation Blog will carry a live stream of the show from its kick off on Monday 6th June at 5pm Pacific time,...
We'll soon see
NGP is the codename for Sony's next portable, with the official name likely to be unveiled at E3 next week. The latest rumour, however, claims to have outed the console's name already: PlayStation Vita. The Vita — which is Italian for "life", of course — was spotted on proofs for E3 booklets due to make the rounds next week. As...
Ah Hideo Kojima
We like to imagine his life is just as complex and convoluted as a good Metal Gear Solid narrative. The video game visionary has posted an image on Twitter alongside a statement that he is recording for his new project. The image shows two monitors with an unclear figure on the screen. What does it all mean? We'll let someone else get to the bottom of that. Kojima followed up the..
The platform holders finally get it: video game fans actually enjoy watching E3 press conferences. We've spent years fumbling with spotty GameSpot and IGN feeds, desperately trying to get a glimpse of the big threes press conferences, but, for Sony, that ends now. The company has confirmed plans to air its E3 press conference live on the PlayStation Blog. Presumably that means we'll all..
It's about a week until E3, so its only natural that the rumours and leaks should start to intensify
The Internet's been going crazy overnight about a couple of leaked photographs supposedly revealing the NGP's final name. That name is PSVita, by the way. Vita was originally believed to be one of NGP's codenames before the system was announced. The word literally means "life", which would..
E3's crept up on me
I've known it's been coming for some time, but am only just starting to get that pang of excitement for the event and all its impending announcements. A lot of gamers describe E3 as their equivalent of Christmas, and it really does feel that way. But I also sense the tide has been changing for some years. While the spectacle of...
Hideo Kojima has ruled out and confirmed a series of rumours in a quick-fire interview on the latest Kojima Productions podcast
The news, picked up by Andriasang, rules out the possibility of a Metal Gear Solid 5 announcement, while also discrediting rumours of an MGS4 port for NGP. In addition, Kojima used the quick-fire question round to confirm that he has "something big" planned for..
Team ICO's gaffer Fumito Ueda is not going to E3
Apparently. See, while we've no real reason to doubt Ueda's Twitter confirmation, we seem to recall David Jaffe pulling a similar stunt last year, only to roll up in Sweet Tooth's ice-cream truck and announce Twisted Metal. Of course, there's a good chance Ueda is telling the truth, in which case The Last Guardian will probably not be present at E3..
Kojima Productions has promised surprises as part of Konami's pre-E3 event next Thursday
Speaking in the studio's official podcast, host Sean Eyestone mentioned that company has "something special" to announce before the big event in L.A.. "We are going to have a few announcements at E3 and we have some surprises, so be looking forward to that, he said. And we have something..
"Stop worrying," was the message sent out by Sony Computer Entertainment this afternoon
Well, sorta anyway. The company reiterated at its earnings briefing today that the NGP is still on track for a 2011 launch. Of course, we still have no idea which region will get the device first, but we assume all will be made clear at E3 in a couple of weeks...
Mega publisher details line-up
Two weeks ago we reported that Motion Sports Adrenaline is coming to PlayStation Move, and now publisher Ubisoft has confirmed it's going to show off more of the game at its E3 media event on 6th June. The announcement carried no further details other than calling the game a "casual" title, so at this point...
One big party
We're under two weeks away from Sony's E3 press conference now, and those expecting a short in-and-out affair might be surprised that the event is set to last five hours. The actual announcements will likely come in the initial 'media briefing', expected to last an hour and a half or so, with a mysterious 'special event' following on...
Sony's attached timing information to its E3 press conference
The event — scheduled for June 7th at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena — will kick off at 17:00PT (01:00BST) and will run right through to 22:00PT. Don't go expecting a five-hour conference marathon though. Looks like Sony's got a big event planned for after the conference itself, presumably to flaunt the NGP in front of..
Sony's launched its official E3 website, revealing a few details about the event but keeping schtum on all the juicy stuff
The website does contain a few teasers: NGP will be demonstrated, alongside nine PS3 titles (four of which are left blank). Check out the website for yourself through here.
Let's be honest, we all knew it was probably coming
A report on JVN overnight is suggesting that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will be made available for PlayStation 3 via the recently announced PSP Remasters Series. Apparently the announcement will be made at E3, presumably kicking off a bumper evening of Sony and Kojima announcements. Presumably...
Regular readers will know that we're big fans of the car-combat genre
Up until last year, we'd given up hope of the genre making a return to its golden years, but then David Jaffe changed everything by announcing Twisted Metal and making us go mad in celebration. Twisted Metal is not out yet, but already the genre seems to be having somewhat of a mini-revival. Earlier in the year there was Red..
Swords And Soldiers developer, Romino, has announced its latest project for the PlayStation Network
Described as a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game (MOBA for short, of course), Awesomenauts is "inspired by 80's animated series" and looks a bit like Super Smash Bros. We can get behind that. The game will be playable at E3 next month,...
Remember last year? Valve said that it wasn't showing anything at E3, only for gaffer Gabe Newell to show up at Sony's press conference and announce Portal 2 for PlayStation 3
With Portal 2 come and gone, Valve has said it is definitely not showing anything at this year's E3. We really wouldn't be surprised if the developer had a change of heart and ended up showing something. Perhaps something..
Crystal balls on stun
Sony’s E3 presentation is less than three weeks away, and even though PSN is coming back online the looming issues still weigh heavy on gamers' minds, and the company definitely needs to pull out all the stops at E3 to regain its lost momentum. PlayStation Move’s first eight months on the market have proven successful and...
Locked and loaded for E3
So far we've seen shooters rule the roost on PlayStation Move, with high profile Sony FPS titles like Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 stealing much of the limelight. There's still room for off-shoots of the genre to make names for themselves though, and that's clearly the thinking at accessory manufacturer and publisher Bigben...
Sniper: Ghost Warrior only just released on the PlayStation 3, but City Interactive's already busy beavering away on a sequel to the surprise hit
The game's set to utilise Crytek's CryEngine 3 and is promising "graphically stunning" missions, alongside refined gameplay and plenty of sniping. Details are predictably scarce right now, but City Interactive's promising a big blow-out at this..
Natsume's bringing lots of titles to E3, but one of those games is yet to be announced
According to Siliconera, the "highly anticipated Wii and PlayStation 3" title might be a localisation of Rune Factory Oceans. We, err, we don't really know much about Rune Factory Oceans, but the commenters on Siliconera are literally flipping out with excitement. Good news?
Farming comes to PS3 at last
Harvest Moon's RPG spin-off series Rune Factory has been a Nintendo-only affair in the West so far, but Japanese PS3 owners have recently got to grips with Rune Factory: Oceans. So far there's been no word on a Western translation for the HD, Move-enabled farming RPG, but Natsume has just dropped a fairly big hint the...
Seattle's general manager Laura Fryer has hinted at an E3 announcement for a new title from FEAR developer Monolith. Chatting to Develop magazine about her forthcoming appearance at the Develop conference in July, Fryer said that "by conference time we should also be able to talk about the latest game from the creative team behind No One Lives Forever and FEAR, and what we've..
Expect big things
The annual cavalcade of big announcements that is E3 is just under four weeks away, as Sony has confirmed the time and date of its press conference. Taking place on Monday 6th June at 5pm Pacific Time (1am Tuesday 7th June UK time), the show will hopefully reveal more about some of the big PlayStation Move titles due out later this...
Will NGP steal the show?
Sony's NGP will take centre stage at the company's big pre-E3 press conference, kicking off in just four weeks time. On Monday 6th June at 5pm Pacific Time (1am Tuesday 7th June UK time) Sony will reveal plenty more about the machine, its games and hopefully the three biggest bits of information: the console's real name, its...
Rayman Origins made a huge splash when it was debuted as a PlayStation Network title at last year's E3, but since the game's promising announcement, Ubisoft has kept the Michael Ancel-developed platformer shrouded in mystery
Until today that is. According to GameInformer magazine [ via NeoGAF ], Origins is no longer a downloadable title and instead a full retail release. It will launch on..
Let's get straight to the bit you want to know: Ezio is back
Ubisoft has officially confirmed the existence of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, due for release on PlayStation 3 this November. The game will mark the conclusion of Ezio's story, which is now being dubbed as a "trilogy" by Ubisoft like it was intended all along. (Hint: it probably wasn't.) Apparently Ezio will follow the..
The best thing about the months prior to E3 is when publishers and developers alike accidentally leak their own information
We'll never forget when Sony uploaded an episode of Qore a few days early, giving everyone the scoop on the PSPgo before it was even announced. While not quite as excessive, it does seem like Ubisoft has just accidentally leaked the name of its next Assassin's Creed game. It's..
Ubisoft has confirmed that it will hold its E3 press conference on June 6th at 14:30PST
That's right before Sony's briefing at 17:00PST on the same day. Expect the publisher to focus heavily on the direction of the Assassin's Creed franchise, and keep your fingers crossed for a Beyond Good & Evil 2 announcement. What would you most like to see from Ubisoft at E3 this year?