We actively dislike the dance game genre
We've made it a point to make that clear over the past couple of years, but we can't ignore their relevance. Franchises like Just Dance on the Nintendo Wii and Dance Central on the XBOX 360 are huge. Yet Sony's attempts to capture the market have been less convincing, with SingStar: Dance not quite shaking out as intended. It's looking like Sony's ready to..
According to a report on TheMagicBox , Sony intends to release a God Of War Portable Collection in Asia this Summer
The site notes that the collection is intended for the PlayStation 3, with enhanced versions of both God Of War: Chains Of Olympus and God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta included. While this isn't out of the realm of possibility, we advise some caution with this rumour. The source isn't..
Splinter Cell 6 is a real video game if this image detected by GamerZines is anything to go on
The pictures — posted bizarrely by audio manufacturer Blue Sky — show a recording studio at Ubisoft Montreal with "SC6" logos plastered all over the place. There's also what appears to be a splash screen featuring Sam Fisher and night-vision goggles. There's really very little to go on from..
Consider us completely caught off guard with this one
UK gaming magazine, PlayGamer, is hinting that Sony will announce a sequel to Heavenly Sword at this year's E3. It's unlikely that original developers Ninja Theory will be at the helm, as they are currently busy working on a Devil May Cry reboot for Capcom. Our top bet for taking on the franchise is God Of War developer Sony Santa Monica. The..
Rumour mill starts churning
EA recently forecasted its scheduled 2012 releases, and under the listings for Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3 the company revealed that handheld versions of the games are planned. EA did not reveal which platform the games would be released on, but seeing as the NGP can already port existing PS3 games to its hardware...
Mysterious title unearthed
Sony is already rumored to be readying a new WipEout game for the launch of the PlayStation NGP, but the title of the game has still not been set in stone. A recently uncovered domain name registration by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe reveals that it now owns the domain WipeoutTrinity.com, and has since November of...
God Of War studio, Sony Santa Monica, is hunting for a level designer with experience in "open world games"
The developer is also after a senior combat designer with an understanding of first and third-person shooters, as well as "experience working with, developing or designing vehicle combat". The studio previously put out a job listing...
It feels like we've been talking about Starhawk for an eternity
Dylan Jobe's Lightbox Interactive studio has been rumoured to be working on the "Warhawk in space" release for yonks now. But despite the countless threads of industry whispers, nobody has any confirmation the game actually exists. Well, apart from SystemLink it seems. The blog cites a discussion with an unnamed Sony..
The best way to get a scoop in the game's industry these days is to filter through the millions of LinkedIn CVs
Eventually, you'll come up with something. Case in point: VGN365 has happened upon the profile of ex-PlayStation Home developer Martijn van der Meulen. According to Meulen's LinkedIn profile, he is currently working at Sony Studio London...
Sony's not planning on launching a new home console until 2014, according to a source close to Kotaku
Insiders told the website that successors to the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360 could still be a long way off, despite rumours suggesting Nintendo is about to pounce with a new system at E3. "Both MS and Sony are telegraphing to each other that they're delaying, to milk the current and fill in..
Did any recognisable outlet give Fallout: New Vegas their game of the year award? Hmm
Whatever, Amazon UK is listing a Game Of The Year edition of the Obsidian developed RPG. Well, it was, until the listing got removed. Unfortunately, source VG247 forgot to take a screen capture. But we trust 'em. Naturally you can assume that the game of the year re-release will include a manner of DLC nuggets..
Rumours fizzing around the Internet this morning suggest that Sony has ceased production of the PSPgo
The much maligned handheld rarely set the charts on fire, so it wouldn't be a huge surprise to learn of the device's cancellation. The rumour stems from a blog post written by a Japanese Sony Shop employee. Translated by Andriasang, the post points out that stores will no longer be receiving..
Sports Champions is one of the most heavily under-rated releases of 2010 in our opinion
It's not that the game scored unfavourably, it's just that it didn't manage to register on the radar of most players. Which is a deep shame, because as far as we're concerned, the sports compilation's interpretation of table-tennis is hands-down the most accurate demonstration of motion control available..
If the Internet's wishing for one thing, and it's for some kind of Hideo Kojima x PlayStation E3 gangbang
As well as expecting the announcement of a new NGP and PlayStation 3 Metal Gear project, forum goers are also anticipating some kind of PlayStation 3 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. The discussion stems from a PSM3 magazine rumour which suggests "a major PlayStation franchise" is..
Guns, gears and hot Coles on the way
Another juicy tidbit revealed in the NGP’s recent showcase to analysts and investors reveals that Uncharted, SOCOM 4, Twisted Metal, Resistance 3 and inFAMOUS 2 were shown running on the NGP While we already know Resistance, Uncharted and Killzone will hit thanks to this
Just as we were thinking, "You know what the world needs, more Dragon Age," a great stonking rumour from Official PlayStation Magazine hints at just that
The magazine report posted by CVG teases that we should expect "more elf sexy time" as "Dragon Age III is on the way, with an added multiplayer component." For the record, Dragon Age II released like a month ago. They're..
Hold onto your hats
A supposed leak has hit the Internet allegedly revealing Sony’s plans for its E3 event in June, including a final name for the NGP, a price and an exhibit of seven titles for the NGP. The leak allegedly comes from Sony France, and while this is still only a rumour, the tipster who divulged the alleged leak does have a...
Dear readers, We are aware that some of you might been duped into believing that a remake of Final Fantasy VII is coming to the NGP
While we agree that this would be amazing, it has come to our attention that some websites are posting a fake job letter in order to support their personal fantasies. Please don't believe them. While it's entirely feasible that Square Enix might consider developing..
A forum post on Gamekult has been gathering traction across the 'net this morning
The supposed post details much of Sony's E3 announcement plans, as well as some specifics beyond. The leak hints that an NGP price and release date will be announced at E3, in addition to the device's real name. Seven first-party titles are set to be announced for the device alongside the reveal. In addition, Hideo..
Every consumer electronics company needs its own tablet computer on the market
Not one to buck the latest trends, a report on Bloomberg suggests Sony will release its long-rumoured tablet computer this summer. The report cites company CEO, Sir Howard Stringer, confirming as much to Japanese newspaper Nikkei. The device will apparently run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and will hit the US market first..
Is no news good news?
Here's a series we didn't think we'd see on Move: super-hardcore hack-and-slash Ninja Gaiden, a franchise with so much action our arms are sore just thinking about playing it with Sony's motion controller. The most recent issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine features an interview with Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi in...
Stop tipping us, already
We've read the rumours about Warhawk 2, and weren't going to post them, but seeing as our inbox has been flooded [well, it was more like two or three messages - Ed] with links to Just Push Start's report, we'll damn well cover it, alright? According to the publication, Sony recently held an event inviting fans of the 2007 Warhawk title to check out its successor. Presumably..
Reports filtering out of the US edition of the Official XBOX Magazine confirm that Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is in development at SOCOM: Confrontation developer Slant Six
The reports seemingly confirm rumours we'd heard earlier in the year. According to CVG, the team-based shooter puts teams of four-players in charge of clearing away any evidence from the Resident Evil 2-era outbreak..
A strong Move contender
Capcom just loves to tinker with its Resident Evil series: over the years it's seen more re-releases than Star Wars, but the publishing giant isn't done just yet. Japanese magazine Famitsu has outed a Resident Evil: Revival Selection for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, containing Resident Evil: Code Veronica and series pinnacle...
Snippets of information pieced together by superannuation's Twitter feed, TheSixthAxis and NeoGAF [quite the collaborative effort
Ed] might just be enough to paint our first impression of Quantic Dream's next project. We've known for a while that David Cage and his crew have been working on two new projects, but now we have the briefest sniff of some information. First up, domain registration..
According to AndriaSang, a sequel to the NES classic side-scroller, River City Ransom, is in development at Japanese developer Miracle Kidz
The original game released a whopping 22 years ago. Apparently Miracle Kidz has called on the developers of the original game to help work on the game, which is due on "consoles" this Summer. No...
A stonking rumour on trade-magazine MCV's website this morning suggests that Sony are lining up a November 11th European release date for their next hand-held, the NGP
The report clashes with statements made by SCEA boss Jack Tretton earlier in the year, who stated that a worldwide launch was very unlikely. But the site reports that deadlines on game development have been set for the end of summer,..
Guitar Hero might be dead
DJ Hero might be dead. But Kotaku's reporting that Activision's working on a new game called Dance Hero. We don't know why we didn't call it earlier — of course they are. It just makes too much sense. All the elements align. Despite the lowering demand for plastic instrument games, the dance genre seems to on the rise. To our dismay, anyway. Both Ubisoft and Harmonix..
Grand Theft Auto V could be codenamed Rush
That's according to a Hollywood casting call picked up by video game spy Superannuation . The call includes a number of character descriptions, revealing a rag-tag group of personalities befitting of any Grand Theft Auto experience. Sounds like the misfits will be dropped into a modern-day Los Angeles...
Perhaps preparing the waters for NGP's rumoured cross-connectivity features, Kotaku reports that cloud-saving is coming to the PlayStation 3 as part of the system's next firmware update (3
60). As anticipated, the feature will be restricted to PlayStation Plus subscribers and will presumably allow players to back-up their game progress in the cloud...
After the demonstrations of PlayStation 3 titles running on the NGP, the concern on most people's lips -- if not price -- is battery life
A report on Eurogamer pegs the device's battery at a reasonable 4-5 hours, comparable with the notably inferior Nintendo 3DS. According to Eurogamer, 6-8 hours was Sony's original target for the device, something they may still achieve with additional development..
This time tomorrow, we're 99
9% sure we'll know a little more about the direction of Sony Computer Entertainment's handheld strategy. At 3PM JST Sony's scheduled an event in Tokyo, Japan deemed "PlayStation Meeting 2011". Last time Sony held a PlayStation Meeting (in 2005), details of the PS3 were revealed. With the 3DS months away from general release, it would be a fitting time to..
French website 01
net</a> report that the PSP2 could be technically comparable to Apple's next generation iPhone and iPad devices. As the rumours grow in the build-up to Thursday, the site claims to have got its hands on a development unit of the PSP2 (and subsequently the specs). We've included all the technical gubbins after the jump. Perhaps most interestingly the site notes that the PSP2..
There's an elaborate hoax doing the rounds
Some big publications are posting up grainy shots of what they claim "could be" the PSP2. Never ones to miss out on a hit mongering story, we've decided to jump on the bandwagon and share our opinion on the matter. This is not the PSP2. For starters it looks like a carbon copy of the Xperia Play phone, and the logo is far too rubbish to be real..
Codemasters' top noggin has added further fuel to the "PSP2 is super powerful" bonfire
Ironically speaking at the 3DS event in Amsterdam last week, Rod Cousens told Eurogamer that rumours about Sony's next handheld are true. It is indeed a bit of beast. In portable areas youre going to have statements, which already out in the press, saying PlayStation Portable 2 is as powerful as the..
Definitely sounds like Sony's being Sony again
Nikkei is reporting some colossus information on the PSP2 this evening. According to preliminary information on the device, Nikkei reports that Sony's next portable system will support 3G functionality and an OLED touchscreen. OLED screens are widely considered some of the best available on the market. Nikkei's report furthers that Sony's custom..
VG247's running a stonking story this morning, speculating that Sony will announce the PSP2 in Tokyo later this month
According to the site's source, Sony will hold a business overview and strategy meeting in Tokyo on January 27th, and will use the event as a platform to reveal the PSP2. The date would certainly make sense, with Sony wanting to temper expectation for the soon-to-be-released..
Apparently GameInformer's been informed that a spin-off Uncharted title is actively in development for the "very powerful" PSP2
No word on a developer yet. We'll just turn your attention here...</em>
If there's one franchise that fans have been longing for on current generation consoles, it's SSX
The EA developed snowboarding franchise was a huge hit on the PlayStation 2, and it's almost bizarre that it hasn't made the jump to PlayStation 3 yet. We can only assume EA wants to make sure the game's done properly. According to Kotaku, a new SSX does exist and has been in development for two years..
Another day, another PlayStation Portable 2 rumour
This time from IGN, who claim that the PSP2 will have visuals comparable to early PlayStation 3 titles. Holy moly. The report notes: As far as graphics are concerned, the PSP 2 is a beast, packing enough processing hardware to produce graphics comparable to early PlayStation 3 titles." The processor, were told, is just over half as..
It's a shoe-in
Disney Epic Mickey on Wii is raking in some pretty positive reviews around the world but, despite Warren Spector's insistence that it was made for Wii, Michael Pachter is in no doubt it'll appear on PlayStation 3 in the fullness of time. It will ultimately come there. Maybe they’ll do it as a Playstation Network game for a lot less...
Grainy videos are a thing of the past apparently, as Engadget's released a video demonstration of the yet-to-be-announced PlayStation Phone
The PlayStation Phone, which probably won't carry the PS branding at all when it inevitably launches, is set to be less than a week away from a big unveiling. We'll have to wait and see, won't we? <object id="viddler"..
Patents registered by SCEA last month have added more evidence to the never-ending stream of PSP2 rumours
According to Akihabara News (via EDGE) the patent mentions a handheld device with two-finger touch triggered selection". Comprising: a case having first and second major surfaces; a visual display disposed on the first major surface; a touch interface disposed on at least one of the..
If you follow the games media closely you might remember the press going mad over a Spike TV teaser which seemed to hint at the reveal of a new zombie game
Now Spike's dropped another hint, this time including a biohazard logo. It's all part of the build-up for the VGAs — are we on the cusp of a new Resident Evil announcement? There's not enough to go on yet, but rumours did break regarding a..
Sony Ericsson's CEO Bert Nordberg has virtually confirmed the existence of the long rumoured PlayStation Phone, though it's sounding more and more likely to us that the so called "PSPhone" will be more a "phone that plays good games," rather than an SCE branded product
Nordberg told the Wall Street Journal: Theres a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere. Sony has an..
The new Bioware title which was teased yesterday is believed to be a multiplayer spin-off of the Mass Effect universe
That's according to a report on Kotaku citing an unnamed source. Apparently the game will be in-line with the Call Of Duty series — because more online competitive shooters are just what the industry needs. The game, which we've taken to describing as "Man With A Gun",..
Somehow VG247 has managed to acquire shots of an early version of the PSP2 development kit
It's real folks, these crumby photos prove it. The shots reveal forward and rear-facing cameras, as well as a track-pad on the reverse of the unit. According to VG247 this is not the final form factor of the PSP2 — in fact, the sliding PSPgo case has since been replaced for a PSP-1000 style case. VG247..
"A survivor is born
" It's not much to go on, but the phrase and artwork teased in the latest issue of GameInformer are sending Tomb Raider fans bonkers. The image, which shows a ship wreck, is thought to be connected to the leaked Tomb Raider plot which saw Lara crashed onto a "mysterious and remote island hidden off the shores of Japan." The new game's widely believed to be a..
Behaviour Interactive's working on a "next-generation portable platform" according to CEO Rémi Racine
The studio, who changed their name from A2M earlier in the week, are famous for their work on WET and Naughty Bear. While the executive was keen to point out his studio's involvement with the platform, he did follow up with a big fat, "That's the only thing I can say." Of course,..
House Of The Dead: Overkill is one of our favourite games on the Nintendo Wii
It's a no-nonsense entry in the rails-shooter franchise which plays heavily on the grindhouse horror movie scene with its gritty presentation and ridiculous narrative. NintendoLife reports that a sequel is well under way and should be released sometime in early or mid-2011. No platforms are mentioned, though it's safe to..