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GC 2008 Late Night Edition

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Since the Game Convention started in Leipzig today there’s a lot of stuff to cover so I’m going to summarize the most noteworthy announcements and link the best trailers only in HD.
Basically this is your one-stop Leipzig newsdesk.

Noteworthy Announcements:

  • New PSP 3000 will come out on October 15 and feature a better screen and built-in mic for $199
  • PS3 160G Hard Drive on October for $499, the 80G one will replace the current 40G
  • New 160G PS3 Uncharted Bundle featuring game, dualshock 3 and PAIN voucher for $499
  • EA is going to tackle Tennis games on Wii in 2009 taking advantage of the Wii Motion Plus
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts will be released November 14 for $40
  • Fallout 3 will come out October 28 in North America and October 31 in Europe
  • Suikoden Tierkreis is a DS title
  • Chrono Trigger on the DS will come out November 25
  • The Sims 3 worldwide release February 20, 2009

Noteworthy Trailers and Footage:

August 21, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, DS News, Industry News, PC News, PS3 News, PSP News, Tech News, Video Game News, Wii News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday August 7, 2008

Ubisoft Sues Contractor for Leaked Game

The French studio contracted a company to print the PC version of Assassin’s Creed and the game was subsequently downloaded more than 700,000 times six weeks before the game’s release.
Sales of the game on the PC barely reached 40,000 units as of June according to the NPD whereas the 360 and PS3 version has sold more than a million copies.

Screens for Heavy Rain

Quantic Dream is a somewhat lesser known (and French!! Yay!) company that keeps putting out very high quality titles. The company was founded in 1997 and their first game was Omikron: The Nomad Soul which was released in 1999 for the Dreamcast. The game had an amazing ambiance and soundtrack with some help from David Bowie himself!
Their next game is called Fahrenheit (known in the U.S. and Canada as Indigo Prophecy) which received worldwide critical acclaim even before it came out in 2005.
Since then they have been working on Heavy Rain (as well as Omikron 2!) which garnered interest with an amazing trailer that aired at E3 2006. It has been 2 years and we finally get a few screenshots with updated graphics (courtesy of Ripten) that simply look stunning.
The game was set to be released on 360 and PC at first but seems to now be a PS3 exclusive.

Dates, Dates and Dates

  • GTA IV for the PC on November 18 in the U.S. and the 21st in Europe. The game will feature expanded multiplayer mode.
  • Fable II confirmed for October 21 in North America and November 24 in Europe.

Grim for Grimm

So I recently reviewed episode 1 of the American McGee’s Grimm and said that each episode would be free on the day of its release. Well there’s a catch, I was going to play episode 2 (The Little Red Riding Hood) today but I found out that the free version is only for the online, Gametap hosted, version of the game. You cannot download the stand-alone at all for free. Now this would be fine if Gametap was compatible with Vista 64 but it simply isn’t.
So I will wait for a potential shelf release next year…or not. As a result I won’t be reviewing the following episodes. Sorry.

August 7, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, Industry News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News, Wii News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment