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  • Quantic Dream: Heavy Rain QTE criticism is 'bull***t'

    Quantic Dream bigwig David Cage has brushed off criticism accusing the firm’s upcoming PlayStation 3 thriller Heavy Rain for being over reliant on quick time events. The studio co-founder didn’t mince his words when given the opportunity to hit out at recent criticism of the hotly ant...

  • Heavy Rain demo still up in the air

    Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream has admitted that the studio is still flirting with the possibility of releasing a demo of the hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 thriller, explaining that the disparity between each of the game’s scenes makes it difficult for players to get a solid grasp on wha...

  • New Castlevania: Lords of Shadow trailer

    Konami has unleashed a fresh trailer for its visually striking Castlevania “rebirth,” Lords of Shadow. In case you’re out of the loop, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow casts gamers in the shoes of broody hero Gabriel, a fellow member of the ‘Brotherhood of Light’ respons...

  • SCEE boss talks up 'aggressive' battle against Microsoft

    Sony Europe chief Andrew House has said that the both the PS3 Slim and PSP Go have given the hardware manufacturer a chance to pull some serious punches against rival Microsoft in the on-going console battle. Speaking with website MCV during GamesCom this week, a bullish House stated, “We'...

  • Hideo Kojima says MGS confuses him at times

    Metal Gear Solid father Hideo Kojima has conceded that sometimes even he finds the popular stealth action franchise a tad confusing, hence the reason why he created detailed character timelines to refer to while developing the games. Speaking to Eurogamer at GamesCom, Kojima stated, "I perso...

  • FFXIII hitting Europe in spring 2010, story to last 50+ hours

    Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase has revealed that the eagerly awaited RPG will receive a simultaneous launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Europe next spring. Speaking to VG247 at GamesCom this week, Kitase stated, “We don’t have the actual month down yet, but in Japa...

  • GamesCom: Analyst - PS3 to close gap on Xbox 360

    EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has stated his belief that Sony’s newly introduced PS3 Slim and hardware price cut will facilitate the machine’s efforts in closing the gap between itself and Xbox 360, though noted success won’t shift in Sony’s favour over night. Said Divnich: ...

  • GamesCom: SCEE would price PS3 at 199 if it were 'sensible'

    Sony Europe head honcho Andrew House has said that the platform holder would ‘absolutely’ slap a £199 GBP price tag on the PlayStation 3 in the UK – that is, providing the decision rested within the boundaries of ‘sensible business.’ Speaking to the chaps at V...

  • GamesCom: LittleBigPlanet PSP has no multiplayer

    LittleBigPlanet PSP senior producer Mark Green has said that his team omitted the multiplayer component from the upcoming platformer in order to get it to function efficiently on Sony’s handheld. Speaking with Eurogamer, Green noted that although multiplayer functionality was lost, the game...

  • GamesCom: No b/c for PS3 Slim, says Koller

    Sony America’s John Koller has revealed that the PlayStation 3 Slim will not include PS2 backwards compatibility, arguing that punters will fork out for the machine with the primary intention of indulging in PS3 gaming only. Speaking to gaming blog Kotaku, the hardware marketing boss commen...