Crackdown 2 Demo Hits Monday
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
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
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.