It's no big secret that I"m a huge Star Trek nerd. No, I don't own a uniform or wear fake Vulcan ears, but I just love all the shows and all of the movies. But we now know there will be a new Star Trek game based on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek alternate timeline movies. With the sequel to the newest Star Trek movie coming next year, Sony's conference divulged info to us on a game focusing on a young Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. They didn't say when this takes place (although I assume its probably after the first movie but before the newest one), but all I can say is hell yeah! It looks very good for a PSN game, and I know it'll give me a reason to finally get a PSN card to buy stuff (since I sure as hell am not putting any credit card on there, ever). This 3rd-person action game looks to keep true to the Star Trek series, and makes me that much more excited for the next movie coming out next year. We're uploading the video from Sony's conference now, so stay tuned for the trailer. If you're like me and love Star trek, buy this game when it comes out. Live long, and prosper.
Almost a month and a half after jerk-faced hackers hacked Sony's PlayStation Commodore 64 state-of-the-art online servers and forced it to shut down, it has finally returned. As far as I can tell, it's pretty much just as we left it only with new stuff to buy. In a press release, Sony stated that the details for the "Welcome Back Package" will be announced in each region soon.
If you've been dying to download yourself some DLC or PSN titles and still trust you're credit card to Sony, then have at it!
Sony has had a hell of a time over the last few weeks. Hackers have ravaged their online network to shambles. Fans were left in the dark. Personal data was compromised, and even developers felt the pain of a PSN-less world. To make matters worse, Sony was dealt blow after blow with password reset exploits, yet another compromise with Sony Online Entertainment, and entire governments demanding answers for it all. Countering this negativity, Sony announced that it will be remastering some classic PSP games for the PS3.
But guys, what about the other big Sony news? What about the NGP?
Well, it's been a rough month for us all. The PSN outage of 2011 will surely go down as one of humanity's greatest struggles, but we held together and survived.
Well, most of us.
While we did get some other exciting news these past two weeks, it all pales in comparison to the return of the Ol' Mighty PSN! Hail PSN!
For those who care, here's a run down of everything else we posted. Eric gave us an interesting list of his 10 ten classic games that need a reboot, Modern Warfare 3 leaked all over the place then got an official teaser. A new and supposedly good Tekken movie is in the works and will be released this summer. L.A. Noire is set to release this week and we got an awesome launch trailer to make us salivate. Then Manny broke down what is wrong with games today. For everything else that happened consult the magic list below.
(Update) The PSN is officially back online in the United States. PlayStation.Blog has a handy map to let you know the status.
Well it only took 24 days, but it looks like the PlayStation will finally be doing "Online" soon enough. Sony has officially announced through a Riiiiidddggge Racerless Kazuo Hirai video that they will begin restoring service tonight.
With the success of the new Mortal Kombat, now would be the perfect time for some sort of re-release of the classic MK games. Well, that's exactly what Warner Brothers is thinking, as late this summer they'll be releasing Mortal Kombat Arcade Edition 1, 2, and 3 on Xbox Live Arcade, Windows PC, and PSN (if it's back up by then), for just $10 (800MS points)!
Don't worry, if you feel like spending $10 for all three original MK games is too little then you can also buy Mortal Kombat Klassic Fight Sticks for $129 (which includes a download code for the games). The limited run fight sticks are made by Performance Designed Products, the same people who made the Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition Fight Sticks. So get ready for some sprite on sprite fatalities later this summer!
Another week has gone by, and the PlayStation Network is still down. This continued to dominate the news until last night when Sony held a press conference and basically apologized for about 30 minutes. The good news is the PSN should be back up this week. The bad news is 77 MILLION ACCOUNTS WITH 2.2 MILLION CREDIT CARDS GOT HACKED!!! Other than that, some less dramatic things happened. Eric reviewed Mortal Kombat and I'll give you a hint; he loved it. Nintendo confirmed it will be announcing a new console at E3, Valve is releasing some free DLC for Portal 2 this summer, and Shadow of the Damned looks fabulous. Also, Manny made some predictions about Madden '12. Check out the links below for anything you may have missed this week.
Hide your kids, hide your wives, and hide your husbands... Hackers may have their credit card data.
After nearly an entire week of vague responses and uncomfortable silence, Sony has finally addressed the sudden demise of their online service, the Playstation Network.
Keep reading for more details, but the long and short of it? PSN is offline indefinitely, and your personal information has been compromised. *Insert slow clap processor here*
Vagrant story is one of those games that I wish I played more of when it came out. The funny thing is, I actually owned it on PS1 back in the day, and mostly ignored it. I can't say I got more than an hour into it before losing interest to do whatever else it is that kids do. I guess the exposed buttocks look that the main character was going for didn't resonate with me like Square would have hoped.
Well, I guess I can give it another shot. Vagrant Story will hit the PSN tomorrow. Oh Joy.
Gameloft has just announced that they have entered into a long-term multiplatform agreement with Epic Games to use the Unreal Engine 3 for upcoming projects. Currently, Gameloft is working on four games using the Unreal Developer Kit, with two scheduled for release in 2011, and two in 2012. No word is given on what these titles will be, but the press release does state that they are developing for iOS, Android, PSN, and Set-top boxes.