Gran Turismo 5's appearance at GamesCom was a little unusual
While we watched the show-floor videos in awe, many of the Gran Turismo community picked apart every little detail of the game and perhaps came away a little disappointed. We don't neccessarily agree with holding a game to Godly standards — however, we can see how some might have found the demo a bit limiting. Here's the strange thing:..
Ears open folks: Billy Hatcher is in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Our question to SEGA: if Billy Hatcher counts as a SEGA All-Star, Ryo Hazuki has to be in there right? Right? Still, while Billy Hatcher might be the guy nobody picks, we'll almost certainly always pick Beat. That dude is just way too cool. And the Jet Set Radio games are...
Prepare yourself for 9 minutes of Snake-to-the-power-of-four action
This trailer is up there with Kojima's best. Get some pop-corn. Put it in the microwave. Turn the microwave on for a bit. Cover it in salt. Add some butter while it's still warm. Sit back. And press play. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker deserves that kind of attention.
Sony's semi-shock announcement from E3 '09 was Final Fantasy XIV
Here is the game being shown off at GamesCom. It looks very much like an MMO to us. To be totally honest, we have no idea what's going on in this video or how it compares to Final Fantasy XI (the previous FF MMO). All we know is that the graphics look pretty.
Tekken 6 is coming bundled with an exclusive stick if you want to shell out $150
We must admit, they do look rather neat. The question is, what looks neater — hot Namco Bandai girls or hot Tekken sticks? We couldn't possibly choose. Thanks Joystiq for the photo.
Introducing Scott Shelby, the detective tasked with the case of the Origami Killer in upcoming adult noire thriller, Heavy Rain
This gameplay trailer is probably the best of the lot, giving you a good idea of the similarities and improvements that have taken place between Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain. Sit back and enjoy, it's a bumpy ride.
The Internet is ablaze
Gran Turismo 5 replicates damage and it's still not enough. The Playstation 3 Slim is really cheap but it's still not enough. Ahhh the video games industry, how we hate the hypocrisy. Still, if you've been asking for damage in your Gran Turismo 5 and want to check it out, you'll notice that this GamerSyde video represents just what a good job Polyphony have done rendering it..
Namco Bandai have just announced Majin: The Fallen Realm at GamesCom in Germany
The game from Game Republic is said to have a "Last Guardian feel". Majin is a gigantic beast with which a small thief must work alongside in order to solve puzzles. It's expected to release in Spring 2010. More when we know about it.
Sony may not have had anything inherently new to say about their Playstation Motion Controller at GamesCom 09 (mainly a "wait until TGS comment") but they did have a quick developers' update
The update gives a few game ideas and talks a little about what's possible with the controller with a few simplistic looking demoes. It's nothing really new, but it should be enough to whet the appetite for..
Did anybody truly expect Gran Turismo PSP to have a cock-pit view? We totally didn't
Seriously we really didn't. Did you? Honestly? Well it does, as confirmed by this hands on from GameKyo.com. Amazing.
We think it's a theme that White Knight Chronicles trailers have to be uber-epic
This latest one from GamesCom introduces you to a number of the game's cast, set to lovely strumming acoustic guitars and fiddles. Note: the game looks amazing.
We're more likely to make levels on our Playstation Portable with LittleBigPlanet PSP if we're being totally honest
The fact that you can play the PSP anywhere, means we're likely to sit hunched over our shiny PSP Go's on the train working on wonderful concoctions on the way to work. So it's pretty much amazing that Studio Cambridge and Media Molecule have managed to squash pretty much the entirety..
Check out this crazy awesome Modnation Racers trailer and weep at the possibilities
The latest in Sony's line of "Play. Create. Share." titles - Modnation Racers looks like it's going to be fantastic fun. The developers will have to make sure that the actual racing gameplay matches that of the level creation (we reckon they should look closely at the likes of Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart..
Hey y'all, are you all still excited about the new features coming to the XMB via Firmware 3
0</a>? We know we are. How'd you like to see a little bit more about what the new firmware can do, plus get a quick look at some alternative animated themes? You would? Hit the play button above!
Interested in comics? Got a Playstation Portable? Sony totally have your back with the Digital Comics service they announced at GamesCom yesterday
The service will provide access to hundreds of Marvel comics when it launches later in the year, with a host of other publishers to be announced in the future. This is actually something we have a close...
Announced yesterday at their GamesCom conference, Sony detailed a new line of PSP titles that would be under 100MB and retail for a lower price
These titles fill out a new area of the Playstation Store known as "Minis" providing players with access to easily digestable, cheap games. We're pretty excited about Sony's latest line of games...
For those of you who are interested in like, taking your PS3 and installing other stuff on it, well, know that if you buy a PS3 Slim, you no longer can
As stated in Sony's official press release, "users will not be able to install other Operating Systems to the new PS3 system." Anybody offended by this development?
EA announced at their press conference today that their retelling of the classic Dante's Inferno would release on February 12th in Europe and the 9th in the USA
We still can't shake that feeling that it looks too much like God Of War mind.
Ever wanted to create your own retro inspired space shooter in a gorgeous HD environment
Just Add Water's PSN title Gravity Crash will let you do just that and then some. The game will also hit the PSP minus the Play. Create. Share. functionality.
This handily crafted PR shot from Sony's press office allows us to easily show you the difference in size you can expect between your current PS3 and the newly announced PS3 Slim
It's tiny! How did they manage that?
Sony have announced a Firmware Upgrade for the Playstation 3 at GamesCom today, coming into affect soon
The upgrade includes the ability for animated themes, a "What's New" section and a genuinely more streamlined XMB experience. The full list of upgrades are included after the jump. Whats New The Information Board will be replaced with a Whats New section, which..
Polyphony Digital's website has just been updated with a cacophony of information on Gran Turismo 5
You'll have to peruse the dodgy Japanese translation for now and try to pick out what you can; namely Youtube support, 1,000 vehicles and confirmed damage.
Singstar is finally coming to Playstation Home, with a Space that packs jukeboxes, quizzes and dance floors
Exactly what more could you want from a Home space? The answer is of course "nothing". Still, the trailer teases more to come.
We posted about Dead Nation yesterday when the game's title leaked
Now we've got the trailer. The PSN exclusive is a zombie shoot 'em up from the developers of Super Stardust HD. Carrying a grindhouse like feel, it's an isometric shooter in a similar vein as Burn, Zombie, Burn!.
The latest Heavy Rain trailer focuses on the emotional bond between a father and a son
"How far would you go to save someone you love?" When it comes to the Origami Killer, clearly a long way. Will Heavy Rain be the first game since Metal Gear Solid 4 to draw a tear?
You'll be able to read all your favourite comics on the Playstation Portable very soon
Sony announced their new "Digital Reader" for the PSP at GamesCom today. While it's unknown exactly what content will hit the service, we currently know that "hundreds" of Marvel comics will be among the first on the system. It'll be...
We speculated that Sony might have an "App store" of some form up their sleeve at this year's GamesCom
PSP "Minis" are just that. The sub-100MB PSP downloads will feature on their own section of the Playstation Store, providing cheap content for the portable system. Fifteen titles will be available on October 1st to coincide with the...
The Playstation 3 video store is finally coming to the European Playstation Network this Fall
The service launch in the UK, France, Germany, and Spain in November, with more areas to follow in 2010. The service will launch with a host of movies (for rent or purchase in HD or SD) but will soon branch out into local "televised" content...
After months and months of hype, the PS3 Slim has finally been announced
The new Playstation system from Sony is 33 percent smaller, 36 percent lighter and 34 percent more energy efficient. The system packs all the functionality of the current Playstation 3 models including the Blu-Ray player and a 120GB HDD. Sony have reduced the price of the system significantly, with the Slim now carrying a..
Water has been confirmed as a downloadable extra for LittleBigPlanet
The potentially game changing add on hasn't been detailed in full at the time of writing, but we do have this amazing trailer for you.
DICE have just confirmed they will launch Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on March 5th in Europe/March 2nd in America
They describe the game as true all out war and the definitive multiplayer game available. They even cited their respect for the Call Of Duty franchise, essentially claiming Battlefield is better.
EA have confirmed this afternoon at GamesCom '09 that FIFA 10 has expanded in a number of ways
The inclusion of 360 degree dribbling makes the game more precise and like the real game than ever before. The new control mechanics allow you to move anywhere on the pitch with precise controls. The addition of EA's Game Face technology will allow you to put yourself in the game. EA have also implemented..
FIFA 09 was a fantastic football game
Probably the pinnacle of this generation. FIFA 10 will try to build on that by not changing too much, but improving everything that came before. The biggest new addition is the 360 degree dribbling, which removes the 8-direction dribbling of virtually every football game in the past and gives you full control over your player's movement. We're seriously looking..
co.uk</a> are reporting a rumour from Japan's Express magazine regarding the appearance of Gran Turismo 5 at GamesCom. The magazine mostly focuses on the upcoming Gran Turismo PSP title, but does hint at GT5 claiming, "GT5 will be playable at Gamescom and next will be at Tokyo Game Show." A release date is anticipated at tonight's Sony conference.
Marketing posters have arrived at French retailers Micromania promoting the stock of "New Playstation 3s"
The posters give no details on price or dates, the price is to be filled in at the retailers own discretion. But this seriously has to be happening now, right? We'll continue to break the news throughout the day.
We're pretty sure someone, somewhere is enjoying the joke: "that's the first time you'll see the words 'Sold Out' attached to a Playstation 3"
Alas, that's exactly what's happening around the world as Playstation 3 stock continues to dry out. Numerous retailers around Japan are reporting that they are completely sold out of Playstation 3 stock. One staffer claimed, "It's been over two weeks..
Kotaku have infiltrated the massive GamesCom hall and recorded this YouTube hand-cam video for your viewing pleasure
Those of you who aren't in Germany might want to know exactly what the GamesCom hall looks like, and now is your chance. One stealthy day early. Cheers Crecente! The most interesting thing for us, as a Playstation site, is the Gran Turismo presence on the Sony booth (1:37). Of course..
It's rumoured that in a surprising move today, EA will join forces with Sony to release an instrumentless port of The Beatles: Rock Band exclusively to the Playstation 3
The "port" will be titled Singstar: The Beatles and will feature everything from the upcoming The Beatles: Rock Band, just without the instruments. The rumour, started by MCV, hints at a release "within days" of..
de's</a> schedule for GamesCom hints at an unannounced Playstation game. Among the lofty names of Uncharted 2, God Of War III and Eye Pet to be shown at Sony's GamesCom conference, the words "Dead Nations" stand out loud and clear. Certainly as PushSquare editors writing about Playstation all day everyday, it's a game we've...
Something we've hinted at in regards to the rumoured Playstation 3 Slim is a total image rebrand for the Playstation platform
Cue your new look boxart - in this case Eye Pet, which skips on the vertical "Playstation 3" banner keeping the Spidey font to a minimum. With Playstation 3 Slim expected to be announced at GamesCom tomorrow, we wouldn't be surprised if Sony detailed their whole..
We know Media Molecule are going to announce something at Sony's GamesCom conference on Tuesday
According to their official podcast, we have basis to believe the announcement will somehow involve the new Leerdammer update. Discussing the possibility of improved user profiles, an LBP staffer confirmed that such an update was "imminent" and...
The week of another massive games convention is upon us
Sony are scheduled to show up at the event next week and deliver a press conference on Tuesday 18th at 7:00PM CET. But what can we reasonably expect from the event? We look past the hype to deliver our expectations for Sony at GamesCom 2009. PS3 Slim With so many rumours in the Playstation 3...
Those of you who listened to this weeks IGN Podcast Beyond will have picked up on a little snippet of conversation between the site's Greg Miller and Chris Roper hinting at yet another Playstation 3 game
20:26 Greg Miller: I went on a secret Sony mission yesterday; I saw a bunch of their games. There's a lot of stuff going on.28:53 Chris Roper: I think we've exhausted all the rumors. Is there..
It's not quite E3 hype, but we're getting very excited about Sony's GamesCom conference next week in Germany
Not only is the thing scheduled to run a decent length of time, there are also likely to be announcements on the PS3 Slim among others. One such thing to be announced - the much anticipated European video store. If you're in the US you may...
Namco Bandai have started the hype train for their appearance at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany next week
Apparently they are bringing eight games, obviously including Tekken 6 and Katamari, plus some "major exclusive new announcements". Namco Bandai are penciled in for a show on Wednesday, August 19th, so we're guessing the announcements will be made then. Any hopes, dreams, wants? How..
This is a screenshot from French retailer Micromania's Product List
For those who want to cry and moan about the size of our images, we'll tell you that the screenshot lists "PLAYSTATION 3 Slim" in the product title row. That's right, PS3 Slim. Now, the first question that jumped to our lips was; why on Earth would a retailer list the PS3 Slim if it wasn't a real thing? You tell us. Of..
We don't always post "he says, she says" rumours - but this one comes from GTPlanet; one of the more dignified Gran Turismo sources on the 'Net and certainly worthy of our attention
That doesn't mean you should treat this as fact, just know that here at PushSquare we trust GTPlanet as a source. While hesitant about giving concrete details (for credibility's sake), GTPlanet are reporting that..