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  • Fracture demo out next Thursday

    LucasArts plans to publish a PlayStation 3 demo of terrain-jiggering shooter Fracture on Thursday September 18. Fracture is set in a post-global-meltdown world split between two factions - the Atlantic Alliance and the Republic of Pacifica. We're still trying to work out which is the USA. Each si...

  • Infinity Ward offers half-price COD4 variety maps

    Infinity Ward has slashed the price of the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety map packs and is offering double experience points to those who heed the Call this weekend. On Xbox Live, anyway, but don't fret - the PlayStation 3 will get its turn around September 18. The developer also plans to ...

  • Heavy Rain story continues even if main character dies

    Quantic Dreams Founder David Cage has revealed that Heavy Rain will allow players to continue through the main storyline even if the game’s female protagonist is killed. Speaking at the Games Convention last month, Cage commented, “I can’t really tell you too much about what the...

  • Stormrise 'Sniper' trailer

    Set on an earth devastated by a catastrophic event centuries ago, Stormrise sees the Echelon and the Sai battling to survive in a hostile and uninhabitable wasteland. Apparently, uninhabitable wastelands are always very gray. Minor palette criticism aside, the game seems to be shaping up quite well ...

  • UK: Kratos SackBoy with Official PlayStation Magazine

    As we approach the release of one of this year's most anticipated titles, it has been revealed that Official PlayStation Magazine (in the UK) will be providing some downloadable content for LittleBigPlanet. In its next issue, the magazine will be giving away a unique code allowing you to download...

  • Moore likens videogaming to a "red-headed stepchild"

    EA sports supremo Peter Moore has led an impassioned defence of videogaming in an interview over on gama this morning, expecting sales of Madden '09 to trump efforts of big-budget Hollywood blockbusters this month. "Madden continues to be one of those one or two titles that can deliver $100 ...

  • SingStar Abba coming to PS2/PS3

    Abba have become the latest act to cash in on the SingStar phenomenon, set to star in their own version of the karaoke title due out for both PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 before Christmas. If any of you have a sister, cover your ears and get ready for hell. “We are thrilled to be collabo...

  • Metal Gear Solid creator slams game ad campaigns

    In a job posting on the Kojima Productions site, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has thrown a bit of a tantrum about modern videogame marketing. Here's the key sentence - you can blame Kotaku for the slightly dodgy translation: "The creativity of video games is now on the verge of crisis....

  • Media Molecule: LittleBigPlanet impossible on 360

    In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Media Molecule's Alex Evans has declared that LittleBigPlanet could not have been made for Xbox 360. Or not in its present form, anyway. This fact is as much down to Media Molecule's platform focus as it is the unique selling points of the PlayStation 3. &q...

  • Resistance 2 public beta open for applications

    We have incoming! Insomniac Games is now inviting applications for the public beta of Resistance 2. Step on over to the official site to sign up for a shot at the PlayStation 3's biggest and baddest mutant shooter yet. You'll need to supply a PSN ID, obviously, plus your full name, postcode and deta...

  • DICE unveils Bad Company trophies, election results

    EA DICE has just announced the winners of the Battlefield: Bad Company Conquest map ballot held last week. Rather pleasingly, the two single player levels selected for reinvention as Conquest mode multiplayer maps were none other than those cherry-picked by your humble correspondents - "Acta No...

  • Project Origin renamed F.E.A.R. 2

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed today that the publisher has acquired the rights to the F.E.A.R. name, and has subsequently re-titled its upcoming FPS Project Origin as F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. The game focuses on the efforts of a Special Forces squad dispatched to the city of...

  • Sucker Punch: PS3 can do "everything you want"

    The Sucker Punch/Sony love-in continues. Speaking to Videogamer.com, inFAMOUS game director Nate Fox has put the game's visual strengths down to the muscle under PlayStation 3's hood. "You have a lot more characters running around, particle effects," he gushed. "Everything you want...

  • Yoshida confident in PS3's performance in 2008

    Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida has reaffirmed the company’s belief that 2008 will prove an auspicious year for the PlayStation 3, noting that all major components “are coming together,” from hardware pricing to new software. Speaking with VG247.com, Yoshida comm...

  • 160GB PS3 being used as a test, says Reeves

    Sony Europe boss David Reeves has said that the platform holder aims to utilize the new 160GB PlayStation 3 unit as a means of determining how consumers respond to a higher capacity version of the popular gaming system. Speaking to MCVUK, Reeves commented, "The 160GB is a limited edition tha...

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