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Japan now getting two PS1 updates a month - where's ours?

Another Japanese PSN update consisting of PS1 games occurred today. While we don't normally report on this, some interesting/annoying/enviable news has also slipped out alongside it. Since the PS3's launch the Japanese PSN Store has been updated once a month with large additions of PS1 games playable on both the PS3 and the PSP. From now on, however, the PS1 updates will be coming twice a month.

So where's ours? The EU and US PSN Stores have had very few PS1 game releases. Europe got a few more games added a couple of months ago, but most of those were taken down due to glaring glitches and errors. If the recent list of rumored PSN releases is to believed, then we've got a few more to look forward to this week. Even so, the Japan store has many times more than Europe and the US added together. When is Sony going to realize we want to pay money for old games we never bought the first time around? Seriously Sony, you're missing out on free money here.

Rumour: EU PSN updates roadmapped for the next month

If Videogamesblogger.com are to be believed, the upcoming month could be looking pretty shiny for the European PSN store. Apparently SCEE have revealed a list of full titles that will be released on the EU PlayStation Network store. The full list is as follows:

October 11th
  • Ratchet and Clank demo
October 18th
  • Feel Ski full game
  • Pixel Junk Racers full game
  • Blast Factor: Advanced Research add on
  • Folklore "Kidnapped Folk" add on
October 25th
  • EyeCreate full application
  • Trials of Topoq full game
  • Operation: Creature Feature full game
  • Aqua Vita full game
  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection online add on
November 8th
  • Toy Home full game
PS1 games due out during October
  • Crash Bandicoot 2
  • Crash Bandicoot 3
  • Everybody's Golf 2
  • Crash Team Racing
  • Bust a Groove
  • Syphon Filter 3
  • Cool Boaders
  • Spyro 2
  • Spyro: Year of the Dragon
If this list is correct, then we're in for a great month. We know that the Ratchet and Clank demo is due out this Thursday in America, but there is no word on whether we can expect it in the European territories as well. As for the games being released on October the 25th - this corresponds with the release of Eye of Judgment and, therefore, the PlayStation Eye which is required to play all of the games listed under that date.

Presumably there will be more demos available within the next four weeks than just Ratchet and Clank. Having said that when it comes to Sony you never know. We'll let you know more as soon as we find out ourselves.

PlayStation Fancast 011: We're back!

Just as the summer game drought ends, so too does the PS Fancast drought. It's been a full month without a podcast and, yes, we know you're upset about it. We are too. But fear not, because we're starting to get back into our regular schedule starting next week, with another one to come this week. Hopefully.

Episode 11 features Jem Alexander, Nick Doerr and Andrew Yoon. We discuss the 40GB PS3, Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron and we also answer a few user submitted questions. If you want us to answer your question on future shows then send them to us at Jem[at]www.PS3Fanboy.com. Check below for the complete program.

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Program:
0:01 - Introductions
0:02 - What Are You Playing?
0:12 - We answer your emails
0:48 - 40GB PS3
0:49 - Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadon
0:53 - Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core PSP
0:55 - Looking forward at the next few months of games

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Fatal Intertia definitely coming to PS3 in 2008

Remember Fatal Intertia? The once PS3-exclusive that went feral, lost its PS3 release date and became a timed exclusive for the Xbox 360? Well apparently it's definitely still in production for the PS3. Koei have revealed that the game will finally be released sometime in 2008. As far as release dates go, that's pretty broad. The PS3 version will also utilise SIXAXIS controls.

While it is nice to know that development is still going ahead, we're more looking forward to Wipeout HD than Fatal Inertia. With a release date as vague as "2008", we're not going to hold our breath. If you're excited about the game, however, then rest safe in the knowledge that you'll be playing it soon. Well - within the next year at least.

Japan gets 40GB, price drop, white PS3


Japan always have it slightly better, right? First the FFVII Crisis Core PSP, then the early DualShock 3 release and now Japan is getting the 40GB and a price drop on the 20GB (they still make those?) and 60GB models. So what's new? Europe is getting the same thing, right? Wrong - Japan is getting a new PS3 colour for the 40GB model as well as matching Dualshock 3 controllers. The new 40GB PS3s and controllers (all in Clear Black and Ceramic White) will be available on November 11th, about a month after the European release, and will sell for 39,980 yen (around 340 dollars or 240 euros). The Dualshock 3s will not be bundled with the console but will be available for 5,500 yen each (about 33 euros or 47 dollars).

In addition to this, effective October 17th the 20GB and 60GB models will be dropping price to 44,980 yen (about 384 dollars or 273 euros) and 54,980 yen (about 334 euros or 469 dollars) respectively. They will also be eligible for a free copy of Spider-Man 3 on Blu Ray for the first 200,000 purchasers, as will the 40GB once it is released. With price drops of about 5,000 yen across the board, and the inclusion of a new budget system, Sony really seem to be pushing forward through this holiday season.

If you're disappointed about not getting rumble until next year, or you just want a white controller, then don't fret. Most of this year's new games will have rumble out of the box so feel free to import the controllers from Japan.

Worldwide PS3 releases for the week of October 7

Happy Folklore week! Sure, Japan has had it for a couple of months now but since then we've been waiting patiently for the localisation process to be completed. This week our waiting pays off. But Folklore isn't the only big hitter to be released this week. Here's the full release list:

US Games
  • FIFA 08
  • Folklore
  • Sega Rally Revo
European Games
  • Skate
  • NBA 08
  • Folklore
Asian Games
  • NBA Live 08
  • Rise From Lair
  • The Godfather: The Don's edition
Not a bad haul. We're really pleased to see that Folklore is being released in the same week in Europe and America. We're also happy to see Skate finally get its PS3 release over in Europe. As for Asia, we're intrigued to see how well Lair (named Rise From Lair over there) sells, considering its critical acclaim.

Don't forget, if there's a game on the list that looks interesting to you then feel free to order it, regardless of territory. Your PS3 loves games from other regions. Release dates are subject to constant change, so make sure you check with your local store before venturing out of the house.

European PSN updates for October 4th

Remember when SCEE stated that they'd be "fixing" the PSN updates in Europe? Today seems to be the first step in that direction. It's a small step, but we're getting there. Four demos is nothing to be sniffed at, especially when one of them is being released on the EU and US PSN stores simultaneously. Here's the full release list:
Still, when compared to the US update there's definite room for improvement. No Go! Sports Ski? Oh well, maybe next week. Until then, enjoy your demos (even if you've had most of them downloaded for a week from the US store).

Rumour: 40GB PS3 in UK tomorrow alongside 60GB price cut

Pocket Lint is reporting that the 40GB PS3 is coming even sooner than we expected. They have had several separate reports that the new SKU will drop tomorrow, October 5th. Not only that, but the 60GB will be dropping in price to £369 at the same time. While we haven't been able to confirm these reports, and therefore have no choice but to label them as a rumour, we're remaining optimistic and look forward to see what will happen tomorrow.

Pocket Lint is also stating that, while two of the four USB ports and the memory card readers will be gone, WiFi and software emulated backwards compatibility will remain. This is a particular point of interest for us, particularly as Play.com pointed out that the 40GB would have no backwards compatability whatsoever (though that information, as well as the other specifications, are now gone from their site).

We're looking forward to seeing how this progresses and, if Pocket Lint and their sources are correct, we may not have long to wait.

Seventeen more tracks announced for Guitar Hero III

With Guitar Hero III's imminent release later this month we've almost got the entire track list for the game. Almost. Activision have today revealed another seven songs that will be available on the game disc. Are you ready to see them? Are you sure? Go on then, they're just below. Check out the rest of the previously announced songs as well, after the break.
  • Same Old Song and Dance (by Aerosmith)
  • Helicopter (by Bloc Party)
  • Stricken (by Disturbed)
  • Monsters (by Matchbook Romance)
  • Before I Forget (by Slipknot)
  • Kool Thing (by Sonic Youth)
  • When You Were Young (by The Killers)
  • Devil Went Down to Georgia (as made famous by Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Sunshine of Your Love (as made famous by Cream)
  • Holiday in Cambodia (as made famous by Dead Kennedys)
  • Cliffs of Dover (as made famous by Eric Johnson)
  • Hit Me with Your Best Shot (as made famous by Pat Benetar)
  • Black Magic Woman (as made famous by Santana)
  • Story of My Life (as made famous by Social Distortion)
  • Pride and Joy (as made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughn)
  • The Seeker (as made famous by The Who)
  • Black Sunshine (as made famous by White Zombie)
As usual, "as made famous by" means that the song will be a cover. All the others are master tracks. We're excited about this lineup, particularly with the addition of British indie rock favourites such as Bloc Party. Don't forget more songs will continuously be available for download after the game is released too. At what price? Good question.

Continue reading Seventeen more tracks announced for Guitar Hero III

The plot thickens - 40GB PS3 found on Play.com

As if we needed further confirmation that the 40GB PS3 is on its way Play.com are listing such a creature on their website. Though it is not yet available, and has no price attached to it, there is a sign up sheet where you can express interest by submitting your email address. The listing says that the 40GB PS3 will lack any backwards compatibility and will have only two USB ports. We're curious that there is no mention of the memory card readers as we would have suspected those to be the first to go, before the USB ports.

The biggest piece of information to come out of this (other than an all-out confirmation that the 40GB is going to happen) is that Europe (or, at least, the UK) will be getting a slice of the 40GB pie. This is great news considering David Reeves, president of SCEE, has stated that a price cut will not be happening this year in European territories, instead opting to produce "value added bundles" like the starter pack. How much the 40GB will cost in Europe is still a mystery, though a £299 price point has been kicking around recently.

With the new PS3 SKU all but confirmed, we're anxious to see what Sony's "big bang" announcement will be later this month. If retailers are already advertising for the device on their site then Sony are going to have to reveal a little more than we already know to truly impress us. We'll see what happens when the twelfth swings around.

[Thanks Daniel!]

Worldwide PS3 releases for the week of September 30

Looking for a new game this week? We hope you like the NBA, because that's pretty much all that's on the menu. Three separate NBA games are being released by three different publishers this week. Here's the full release list:

US Game
  • NBA Live 08
  • NBA 2K8
  • NBA 08
European Games
  • Madden NFL 08
  • According to reader tip, SingStar is also available in Sweden.
Asian Games
  • Heavenly Sword
  • NBA 08
Pretty slow week unless you're an NBA fan. It's nice to see that Asia is getting Heavenly Sword and we hope to see some decent sales figures from that. Japan, in particular, love their stories and while the gameplay in Heavenly Sword isn't anything too special, the story is worth the purchase. Next week things start hotting up as we head into the holiday season. We hope you've been saving up - the next few months are going to be expensive.

Your PS3 is region free and can play any game from any region, so if you're a European NBA fan, don't lose heart. Release dates are constantly subject to change so make sure you call your local store before leaving the house.

European PSN updates for September 27th

It's that time of week again. The European PSN Store has been updated with a reasonable amount of content this week. We're not about to start shouting Sony's praises yet, however. The US has still had a much nicer amount than us for the past few weeks. Enough moaning, here's the release list:

Folklore
demo? Didn't we already get that during Leipzig? Good question. The description claims that this demo is new, but we won't be able to let you know for sure until it has finished downloading. The Motorstorm and Ninja Gaiden game packs keep on coming, which is nice to see. The really weird thing about this update is the inFAMOUS trailer. The description reads "Straight out of E3 2007, watch our trailer ... ", seemingly without irony. We've had two game shows happen since E3 and no videos from Tokyo Game Show are up. Has anyone really not downloaded this from the US store yet?

[Thanks Singularity and Ciaran!]

American PSN updates for September 27th

The US PSN Store has yet to be updated but still we know what's due to be released. How do we do it? Witchcraft? Voodoo? The Cell processor's built in time-machine feature (it's there, trust us). Actually, none of those things. We check the PlayStation.Blog, just like everyone else. Here're todays upcoming updates:
Demos for everyone! By "everyone" we mean "PS3 and 360 owners." Today marks the first time that people have got the same demos on the same day, regardless of their console choice. We're excited to try out and curious to see whether the demo will make an impact on which of the three basketball games being released next week people will pick up.

TGS07: Puzzle Fighters coming to EU in early November

Whilst getting some hands-on time with Devil May Cry 4 at TGS with the guys from Capcom we asked a few questions regarding Puzzle Fighter HD and its delay in Europe. The Capcom representitives told us that the game would be available for download on the EU PSN store in early November. The reason for the delay is, as usual, localisation issues. They were also quick to mention that in solving these issues now all future Capcom downloadable content will be available worldwide simultaneously. Sounds like a good deal to us.

We followed up by asking whether Sony Europe would be providing any localisation aid to publishers now that they recognise the issues that are causing the delays and trying to fix them. Quite frankly, the answer is no. Third party publishers who want their content available to all regions simultaneously will have to make it happen themselves. But if Capcom can promise that all future releases will be available without delays, then others must be able to do the same, right Sony?

Rumour: 40GB PS3 coming says Sky; £299 in UK says CVG

In a (not very) surprise revelation Sky, the British broadcasting supplier, has stated that they expect the fabled 40GB PS3 to be announced this week. They claim that this new model will lack several features of the 60GB/80GB such as backwards compatability (both hardware and software emulation) as well as USB ports. We're more inclined to believe that WiFi would be removed before USBs as some games will require them. Imagine if people lured into buying a new PS3 at a lower price weren't able to play games like Guitar Hero III, Rock Band or anything involving the PlayStation Eye.

The price is still rumoured to be at $399, which we've always said would make an excellent low-end price for the system. Elsewhere reports are coming in that the UK will be receiving this new SKU as well and that it will sell for £299. Though all of this information is still classified as heavily rumoured, CVG has been told by multiple sources that Sony will introduce the 40GB model in Great Britain (and, presumably, the rest of Europe) at this price, which makes it around the same price as an Xbox 360 Elite.

To cap off today's rumour-fest, Sony was touted to make these announcements at Tokyo Game Show (which didn't happen) or early this week. We'll let you know what happens.

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