PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Revealed

Well the long rumored answer to Super Smash Bros has finally been confirmed. Sony has released the first trailer and details for PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale.

The game looks to be very similar to Super Smash Bros, with famous icons from the Playstation brand like Kratos appearing in the roster of fighters. The game is a 2D fighter, thought it appears the environments will have an amount of destructibility to them, as well as the background itself coming into play, as you can see in the trailer with Hades from God of War attacking the fighters as they duke it out.

The game will feature online multiplayer as well as co op and single player modes.

No word on a release for the game as of yet, you can watch the trailer after the break.

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Trailer

Capcom have set loose a trailer for the upcoming online shooter, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. The trailer doesn’t show any gameplay but it’s still pretty cool. Laser trips mines, active camouflage, thermal vision and some badass knife skills are all present, plus we get some good vision of a licker and tyrant.

Playstation 3 Starhawk Beta Impressions

Starhawk in Action!

I downloaded the Starhawk beta for the Playstation 3 recently and since putting in a bit of time with it I thought I would write-up some impressions of the beta. Now I know that a beta doesn’t represent a full product at all so I’m not going to be making any judgments on what the final game will be like.

Firstly I think the game might be a little to frantic, I remember the main complaint I used to hear about Warhawk was that if you weren’t in it from the beginning, other players got to far ahead, to fast and you could never catch up, this seemed to be the case for me in the beta as well. Since I didn’t get into the beta at the very beginning and get my skills up straight away, the other players who have been playing the game just annihilated me, barely giving me a chance to spawn before I was killed again, this can be a turn off for some players. Wanting to give a good impression of what I played however, I persevered and once I got a bit of skill up the game became quite fun.

I found myself building and flying the Hawks, riding the bikes, manning tanks, it was all good fun, I still got killed…alot, but I dished out my own fair share as well, which kind of balanced it out for me, if you come from Call of Duty and are worried about a Kill/Death ratio, then Starhawk isn’t for you because you will die…alot!

The graphics in the game are better than I expected, as is the animation and handling when I was firing weapons as Infantry. Speaking of weapons, there is a wide variety in the game and you can hold fair amount, able to switch on the fly to pick the right tool for the job.

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Battlefield 3 ‘Close Quarters’ DLC to feature Bad Company 2 level destruction?

Massive Destruction?

After reading through the announcement of 3 expansion packs coming for Battlefield 3 and seeing the fact that environmental destruction was being added with the ‘Close Quarters’ DLC, I contacted EA/DICE on twitter to see if I could confirm whether or not the level of destruction being added to the game would be on par with what was seen in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

I received a reply back stating that “This information will be unveiled at a later date. Please stay tuned to our Battlelog news for the latest on this. ^KF.”

Why would this information need to be clarified and released at a later date if DICE weren’t aiming for something close, if not more destructible then Bad Company 2? It’s an interesting, if not, cryptic reply, though so was the decision to leave out that level of destruction from Battlefield 3 in the first place. I suppose only time will tell on this one.

Starhawk Beta Updated, Adds 32 Player Support and Vehicles

OX Heavy Tank

The Starhawk beta has been updated to 1.3 today, the update adds 32 player support and map, Planet Dust, new vehicles, the jetbike and the Ox Heavy Tank.

Beta for Starhawk ends on March 27 in preparation for its May 8 release. So head over to the Playstation Store and download the beta before it over.

Uncharted 3: Shade Survival DLC

Sony have detailed the upcoming DLC for Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception on the Playstation blog website. The article details what to expect in this new online mode;

“The Djinn haunt this mode as you and your friends will be assaulted by wave after wave of progressively more demanding opponents. There are eight rounds in total. The Djinn’s ability to catch fire and teleport poses a formidable challenge to team strategy and coordination, and later rounds include highly skilled Djinn sporting extra armor and firepower, so get ready for a hearty battle.”

The DLC is priced at 5.99 (US) or free if you are a member of the Fortune Hunter Club, so get online March 13 and chart a path to this DLC.

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