"Big Peace Walker Announcement" coming this Wednesday
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is shaping up nicely; and frankly, the PSP desperately needs this title. After all, Peace Walker was originally slated to be the next mainstream MGS prequel, and Sony's handheld could do with another AAA game to make up for its slow trickle of premium exclusives. Hideo Kojima has dropped some tantalising hints about a big announcement that'll hit this week during the Peace Walker 'Completion Ceremony.'
“On Wednesday, there will be a big Peace Walker announcement. I don’t think you can understand the enjoyment of Peace Walker until you’ve played it, but I believe you’ll feel a hint of sorts about ‘where is it a new Metal?’.”
Feisty one you are, Kojima. I'd usually have a go at predicting what this big surprise might be... but when Kojima's involved it could be literally anything. After all, the legendary developer's brought us 3D softcore pornography, turn based card combat and mooing, pooing robots with shapely legs in his last few titles. Your guess is as good as mine. [andriasang via VG247]
Leaked Duke Nukem Forever Footage & Pics
DNF (internally known as Do Not Finish) may be the biggest gaming joke of the last decade, but at least we finally get a good look at the game that might've been. After all, it was due to go gold on April 1st, which arguably should've started alarm bells ringing straight away.
All Games Beta has acquired a substantial amount of leaked footage and pics that show off the combat, weapons and Duke's mad coin-flipping skills. Oh, and naturally there's a vehicle section. There's always a vehicle section. As a fan of uncomplicated shooters I was personally quite impressed by the leaked content, but we'd be interested to hear what you all make of it.
The future of Duke Nukem Forever is still unclear. Take Two are currently suing 3D Realms for millions of lost dollars, but the odd comment and twitter still promises tantalising hope that development will recommence at some stage. The only question remains: will anyone care? [All Games Beta]
Killzone 2...D. Sony squashes 3D Rumours
A recent trailer shown on Qore (PSN's subscription-based monthly showcase) appeared to confirm incoming 3D support for Killzone 2, GT5, Wipeout and a handful of other titles. However, Sony has since recanted, stating that the footage was for "demonstration purposes only."
"Unfortunately, our feature did not make it clear that the 2D game footage was included for demonstration purposes only. We apologize for the erroneous inference that 3D versions of LBP, Wipeout HD, Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5 or Super Stardust HD are in production."
That's not to say that it will never happen. It just won't happen soon. [IGN]
iPhone iControlPad may iNfringe Copyright
In a further attempt to transform the iPhone into a bona fide handheld console, Apple are considering releasing an attachable control pad- essentially resembling a hollow Game Boy. Funnily enough, it turns out that buttons are actually quite handy for playing most games (though a touchscreen is perfect for RPGs and puzzlers...and Puzzle Quest). It transpires that Apple applied for the patent in 2008, but we simply haven't been aware of it until now.
Unfortunately, the iController already exists- and its creators are currently terrified of the legal juggernaut that they may have to confront in order to retain their copyright. As a small company, I don't fancy their chances if Apple decide to go ahead with production.
I'll leave you with an idea for anyone interested by this latest turn of events. Want a touch screen-enabled game experience with responsive D-Pad controls... and a huge game collection? Buy a DS, you poser. [Kotaku]