This week Peep Game has gotten the Don King out of our
systems, and we’ve grabbed a pack of smokes and a bandana. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is on the way this week,
much to the joy of all gamers!
We take a look at gamer demographics, and the results may
Sony is testing out some new products, Nolan Bushnell is
getting his own movie, Xbox is kicking butt and Haze
getting kicked while its down.
We also have one of the best RPGs of 08 with Mass Effect.
Without further ado
Ballin! – NBA 2K9
2ksports has selected Celtic’s standout Kevin Garnett as their cover athlete for the best basketball franchise on the market. This may also be a hint to what to features will be added to the game.
Sonys Copycats, Redos and Understudies
Sony just may be copying the Wiis motion sensing
controller, the Wiimote. There is word
that Sony has had focus groups testing a motion sensing PS3 remote control.
They must be forgetting the SIXAXISs motion
sensing qualities that havent been utilized this side of Lair perhaps that is for good reason.
On the other hand, Sonys older products, the Playstation 2
and the Playstation Portable are getting some love. There is word that they are
getting redone in new colors in Japan.
The Playstation is getting a Fire Red implementation and the PSP is getting a Metallic Blue version,
09.Not just satisfied with a redesign, Sony is selling dev kits
to the aforementioned consoles to universities. The initative is called
PlayStation-edu , and will allow engineering and computer science students to
get their hands on the dev kits to get familiar with it. Perhaps soon
professionals will get used to the Playstation 3 dev kits…
Video game legend and innovator Nolan Bushnell is getting a
biopic from Hollywood entitled Atari, and Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star. For those who
do not know, Bushnell was a driving force behind Atari during its most
productive years, and founded a place we all secretly love, Chuck E. Cheese. We
can only hope that Hollywood does this right!
I Cant Sell Through
Apparently the critically denounced bomb has had its price
reduced. The Sony exclusive can now be found at Gamestop for $40. Its a shame.
Haze had so much promise, and way too
Apprentice in Soul Calibur IV
Another character has joined Soul Calibur IV apparently. Darth Vaders apprentice Starkiller,
who is also starring in his own game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Apparently Soul Calibur has
unlocked its FSCS slot, word to Star Wars
Galaxies. The game is set to be released on July 25, 2008.
Conan Goes Platinum!
Adventures has shipped a total of
one million units, making it the largest launch since World of Warcraft. The MMOs appeal is its Real Combat and more
adult themes, as well as a quick leveling system and a focus on the endgame.
Those who find interest be forewarned, this one is a Beast, requiring a gaming
rig and 30 GB of space, unlike WOW
which runs on almost anything.
Age Of Conan Trailer:
With Grand Theft Auto IV
The highly heralded title has seemed to save Take-Two
according to the latest reports. Grand
Theft Auto IV has turned their sizeable deficit to a sizeable profit, to
the tune of almost 100 million dollars. This should make it even harder for EA to take over the company.
In other news, the downloadable content that was on deck for
360 owners has been pushed back to 2009s fiscal year. The content may not be
pushed back to 2009, as Take-Twos fiscal year starts November 1. Still, this
does mean a bit more of a wait then what were originally assumed.
NIS America Back On The
NIS America, has announced that three games are arriving
this year to the U.S. The company is known for their quirky yet fun RPGs and
have quite a cult following. A Witch’s
Tale (DS, October 2008) which is a first action RPG, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (DS, September 2008) a port of the
slept on Playstation title, Disgaea 3:
Absence of Justice (PS3, August 26), the flagship series of NIS, featuring
the same insanity of the other games.
A Witchs Tale Trailer:
Rhapsody: A Musical
Disgaea 3: Absence of
360 Wins Gen Y Vote
According to Neilson Games’, the Xbox 360 is the most popular
of all the systems with the 10 to 26-year-old gamers as of February ’08. These graphs bring up interesting figures, like the Wii only being slightly behind the Playstation 3 in terms of gameplay, while the 360 is far ahead of both consoles.
Decipher these for yourself and see what you can grab from
Forget the world being your oyster, take the universe. Mass Effect captured our imaginations by
having you play as Shepard, a human SPECTRE in search of a SPECTRE-turned-traitor.
Along the way, you learn more about the universe youre trying to save and get
introduced to the story of your crewmates.
The RPG shooter gameplay and a somewhat clunky interface
left some sore, but in terms of the story telling and the aesthetic, it was top
notch. The details in this game worked well with its expansive nature as it
featured optional reading to really give some foundation to its mythos.
Fans of RPGs and the science fiction of a good story should
give Mass Effect a try. For those
without a 360, it was just released on PC, so go and enjoy.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Metal Gear Solid 4 is
only days away. The most anticipated title since GTA IV is ready to grab gamers attention all summer – to answer
all your questions, and probably add a few more. If for some reason you havent
seen the trailers, or havent heard of the series, we will be running a Peep
Game special to reacquaint you shortly.
Here’s a little something to get you in the mood. Get hype!
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