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From Heavy Rain DLC Delay to Crackdown 2 Demo - News Roundup 19th June 2010

Jonathan Lester
Crackdown 2, Games news, Heavy Rain, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Move, Quantic Dreams
Heavy Rain

Crackdown 2 Demo Hits Monday

From Heavy Rain DLC Delay to Crackdown 2 Demo - News Roundup 19th June 2010

Excited for Crackdown 2? Of course you are. The original let us rampage around an enormous city, hurling cars at criminals and flinging grenades into multi-car pileups with merry abandon... and the sequel is set to double our fun with 4-player cooperative modes and a much grander scale. Luckily, we'll be able to get our hands on the demo in about 48 hours' time.

Just in case you can't wait, here's a little direct footage for your delectation. Expect Peacekeeper drop squads, turret mayhem and the titanic explosions that we crave from a Ruffian title. Skills for kills, agent!

Heavy Rain DLC On Indefinite Hold

From Heavy Rain DLC Delay to Crackdown 2 Demo - News Roundup 19th June 2010

Whilst the Taxidermist DLC was fairly pricey, its fantastic acting and new perspective genuinely piqued our interest (and commanded extremely strong PSN sales). However, Quantic Dreams has announced that the next DLC pack is now on indefinite hiatus- as Sony has commanded them to focus on developing the upcoming Playstation Move patch for the original game.

We're actually looking forward to the Move Patch... as it will essentially turn Heavy Rain into a Saw-themed version of Warioware: Smooth Moves. Catching sight of ourselves flailing around in the TV reflection should be enough to replace the horror and anxiety with embarrassed laughter! [Joystiq]

3DS Not Suitable for Young Children

From Heavy Rain DLC Delay to Crackdown 2 Demo - News Roundup 19th June 2010

If you are a young child, you should probably leave this site immediately. Firstly, you'll need a credit or debit card to take advantage of our deals- and we frequently resort to filthy language or improper suggestions when we care passionately enough about something (or hate something sufficiently).

However, while we've got you here, we need to quickly warn you about the upcoming Nintendo 3DS. Apparently your weak developing eye muscles simply aren't capable of dealing with the glasses-free three dimensional effect... and your tiny innocent minds might not be able to cope with, for example, the intricate plot of MGS: Snake Eater. To prevent cranial explosions, you'll have to sit this one out.

“We will recommend that very young children not look at 3D images,” he said. “That’s because, [in] young children, the muscles for the eyes are not fully formed… this is the same messaging that the industry is putting out with 3D movies, so it is a standard protocol.

“We have the same type of messaging for the Virtual Boy, as an example.”- Reggie Fils-Aime

So there, kiddies. You can have one when you're older. [VG247]

On a lighter note, Fils-Aime has claimed that we can expect a comparable battery life to a DSi, even though the power consumption of the 3D parallax barrier screen is far greater than the standard DS. We'll believe it when we see it.

Add a comment3 comments
Mike  Jun. 19, 2010 at 16:08

Wow Crackdown 2 looks a bit better than an xbox game

Gunn  Jun. 19, 2010 at 17:21

I wonder how serious that warning is for the 3ds, as at least with 3d movies you can easily moderate that only kids above certain age can watch but with the 3ds I cant see that happening. Kids under 5 play DS now so would naturally want an upgrade and would all parents understand this issue and be able to enforce it

Jonathan Lester  Jun. 19, 2010 at 17:27

Very good point; but I think that most parents will probably overreact if anything. Considering that some parents won't even vaccinate their children for fear of extremely rare side effects, I reckon they'll take this warning more seriously than it was intended in the first place!


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