Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit ‘four times as big as Burnout Paradise’

Matt Webster chatted with the EA blog the other day, and he sad that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit will be about ‘four times bigger’ than Criterion’s last big racing game, Burnout Paradise. Here are a few reasons why. First and foremost, Criterion wanted the cars going upwards of 250 miles per hour, so more speed means more room needed. There will also be more elevation in the levels, as well as more space to do things like hide your car in the bushes and find off-road shortcuts. Webster says there are over 100 miles of tarmac, and lots of other space to explore as well.

He also talks about the game’s “Autolog” system, which will allow for ghost competitions between players, and what he’s calling the “Speed Wall,” a set of leaderboards which shows how close you are to overtaking your friends, even if they’re not online. And finally, Webster says that Criterion has been hard at work replicating real cars for the game — they had to fine tune the wheels of a McLaren out 2 mm just to get it to hit the right top speed in-game. Sounds like the game is coming along well — it’s scheduled to hit the lights and punch it this November.

Uncharted 2 demo & DLC heading onto the PlayStation Store January 28

Naughty Dog announced that a free Uncharted 2 demo is making its way to the PlayStation Store next Thursday, January 28th. In addition, premium DLC will arrive alongside the demo for fans that are still playing online.

As previously mentioned, the first DLC pack will add Sev and a Helghast soldier from Killzone 2, Nathan Hale and a Chimera from Resistance 2, and Cole (both good and evil variants) and Zeke from inFAMOUS. This first set of DLC will be available for $4.99 in the US.

Modern Warfare 2 makes a billion dollars

Were you planning on giving Activision a billion dollars during 2009? Its a little late to turn back but that’s what you have done — and that’s only for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Activision announced that Infinity Ward’s FPS just hit the $1 billion threshold in sell-throughs. Which means, yes, that some of that billion went to retailers and not just Activision. Keep in mind that $550 million of those sales happened in the first five days, meaning that more than half of the game’s total worldwide sales occurred right at launch.

“There are only a handful of entertainment properties that have ever reached the $1 billion mark,” Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, beneficiary of some of that one billion dollars you put into this game, said, “which illustrates the power of the Call of Duty franchise and mass appeal of this game.”

PixelJunk Shooter is now available on the PSN Store


PixelJunk Shooter just released on the Playstation Store for $9.99. This PixelJunk game actually has a bit of a story to it. The game takes place years from now and the story begins by telling you how minerals on earth became scarce so humans decided to search and mine minerals on other planets, but the humans start getting attacked by enemies and you have to rescue the humans. The game play is simple yet addictive, you control this yellow ship (the one in the picture above) and you go around caves on other planets killing enemies and rescuing miners who got trapped in the cave.

Gran Turismo 5 demo finally coming to PSN on December 17

Gran Turismo 5

The long awaited game Gran Turismo 5 finally gets closer to its release date with the demo coming to PSN on December 17. Gran Turismo 5 already had a game-like demo titled Gran Turismo Prologue which released in April of 2008, but this is the actual demo for Gran Turismo 5.

There’s still no set release date for Gran Turismo 5. But hopefully with the demo hitting PSN December 17, Gran Turismo 5 will release early 2010… If that is the case, you may want to read below to learn how to get your free Gran Turismo 5 Pre-Order from before its too late.

PSN Thursday: Braid This Puzzle

Braid Wallpaper

This week Braid finally drops onto the PSN, along with Star Trek D-A-C. If your not sure about buying Star Trek D-A-C you can try the demo, you can also try out the Inferno Pol, NCAA Basketball 10, and MX Vs. ATV Reflex demo’s. If any of you Dita Von Teese fans are out there you can download her special theme for a low price of $2.

Price Drops

  • Battle Tanks Price Drop ($6.99)

Downloadable Games

  • Braid ($14.99)
  • Star Trek: D-A-C ($9.99)
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PSone Classic) ($5.99)


  • Inferno Pool Demo
  • NCAA Basketball 10 Demo
  • MX Vs. ATV Reflex Demo
  • Star Trek: D-A-C Demo

Add-on Content

  • PAIN Fat Princess Character (free)
  • PAIN Speed Oocher Mode ($1.99)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu Mistress of Mime Character (free)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu Shaolin Scarecrow Character (free)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Costume Pack ($3.99)
  • Guitar Hero 5
    • “Fly Away” — Lenny Kravitz ($1.99)
    • “Lady” — Lenny Kravitz ($1.99)
    • “Let Love Rule” — Lenny Kravitz ($1.99)
    • Kravitz Pack ($5.49)

Rock Band

The White Stripes Pack 01 ($5.50):

  • “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” ($1.99)
  • “Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine” ($1.99)
  • “Icky Thump” ($1.99)

Individual songs:

  • The Damned – “Smash It Up (Part II)” ($1.99)
  • Kasabian – “Club Foot” ($1.99)


  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time – Launch Trailer
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time – Space Trailer
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time – Time Trailer
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time – Weapons Trailer
  • The Saboteur Just Getting Started Trailer
  • The Saboteur Just Getting Pre-order Trailer
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 Limited Edition Trailer
  • Star Trek: D-A-C Trailer

Themes and Wallpapers

  • Ratchet & Clank Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Dita Von Teese Theme ($1.99)
  • Deep Space Theme ($1.49)
  • Junkyard Girl Theme ($1.99)
  • Road to China Theme ($1.49)
  • Tekken 6 Lars Wallpaper
  • Tekken 6 Lilli Wallpaper
  • Tekken 6 Nina Wallpaper
  • Tekken 6 Yoshimitsu Wallpaper
  • Tekken 6 Zafina Wallpaper
PSP Content

PSP Mini

  • Bubble Trubble ($4.99)

Downloadable Games

  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PSone Classic) ($5.99)
  • Pinball Heroes – High Velocity Bowling ($3.99)
  • Pinball Heroes – Hot Shots Golf ($3.99)
  • Pinball Heroes – PAIN ($3.99)
  • Pinball Heroes – UNCHARTED ($3.99)
  • Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble ($39.99)
  • OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast ($19.99)

Add-on Content

  • Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce (free)

Rock Band Unplugged

  • No Doubt – “Excuse Me Mr.” ($1.99)
  • Dropkick Murphys – “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” ($1.99)

PSP Themes

  • Dita Von Teese PSP Theme 1 and 2 ($1.49 each) (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • Deep Space PSP Theme ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • Junkyard Girl PSP Theme ($1.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • Road To China PSP Theme ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)

PSN Thursday: Military Madness Nectaris

Military Madness Nectaris

PS3 owners don’t have much to download, with Military Madness (pictured above) and Numblast the sole new games on PSN this week. For PS1, Gex crawls out onto the Playstation Store. Make sure you get the free LBP birthday costume, and don’t miss out on the Trine demo (especially if you’re on the fence!). If you would like to get Trine free go to the PS3 Redeem Codes site. PSP owners have a lot more to choose from with the addition of Numblast, Dissidia, Ghostbusters and a free MotorStorm: Arctic Edge demo.

Price Drops

  • TV Show King ($6.99)
  • X-Men Origins Wolverine – X Arena Pack ($4.99)

Qore Episode 18 ($2.99 episode / $24.99 subscription)

Downloadable Games

  • Military Madness: Nectaris ($9.99)
  • Numblast ($4.99)
  • Gex (PSone Classic) ($5.99)


  • Trine Demo
  • Military Madness: Nectaris Demo

Add-on Content

  • LittleBigPlanet – Anniversary Birthday Cake & Spacesuit Costumes (free)
  • Dragon Age Origins
    • Stone Prisoner ($14.99)
    • Warden’s Keep ($6.99)
  • Brutal Legend – Tears of Hextadon (free)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
    • Character and Mission Pack ($9.99)
    • Character Compatibility Pack (free)
    • Juggernaut Playable Character ($1.99)
  • Topatoi: The Great Tree – Arcade Pack (free)
  • Way of the Samurai 3 – Weapons ($1.99)

Rock Band

Foo Fighters Pack 03 ($6.99):

  • “Best of You” ($1.99)
  • “The Pretender” ($1.99)
  • “Wheels” ($1.99)
  • “Word Forward” ($1.99)

Nirvana Bleach Pack ($5.49):

  • “About a Girl” ($1.99)
  • “Blew” ($1.99)
  • “School” ($1.99)

Individual songs:

  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – “Fake Friends” ($1.99)


  • PULSE – 11/5 Edition
  • God of War Collection – Trailer
  • PlayStation 3 Commercials (x2)
  • Assassin’s Creed 2 – Dev Diary 4
  • Dragon Age: Origins – Trailers (x3)
  • Numblast – Trailer
  • NIER – TGS Trailer

Themes and Wallpapers

  • Tekken 6 Themes (x3) (free)
  • Family Guy Theme ($1.99)
  • DarkMatter Quadrilogy Theme Pack ($5.99)
  • FIFA Soccer 10 Wallpapers (x5)
  • Tekken 6 Wallpapers (x5)
PSP Content


  • Mercury Bundle, includes Mercury and Mercury 2: Meltdown ($9.99)

Downloadable Games

  • Gex (PSone Classic) ($5.99)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force ($19.99)
  • Ben 10: Protector of Earth ($14.99)
  • Crimson Room: Reverse ($7.99)
  • Class of Heroes ($39.99)
  • Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground ($14.99)
  • Creature Defense ($7.99)
  • Numblast ($4.99)
  • Star Wars Battlefront Elite Squadron ($29.99)
  • Star Wars Clone Wars: Republic Heroes ($29.99)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy ($39.99)
  • Ghostbusters The Video Game ($29.99)


  • MotorStorm: Arctic Edge demo

Rock Band Unplugged

  • Bullet For My Valentine – “Waking the Demon” ($1.99)
  • System of a Down – “Toxicity” ($1.99)


  • PULSE – 11/5 Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars – Trailers (x2)
  • PlayStation 3 Commercials (x2)
  • Mercury Bundle – Trailer

PSP Themes

  • Lemmings Theme (free)
  • Numblast Theme (free)
  • DarkMatter Quadrilogy Theme Pack ($4.49)
  • Roadkill Themes (x2) ($1.49 each)

PSN Thursday: Marvel Vs Capcom 2


MCV2 Team Attack

Marvel Vs Capcom 2 hits the PSN Store today for $14.99, also new this week if you have PAIN you can download the Smooth Jarvis Character free, which is suppose to make the game easier. Everything else in the update is just the usual DLC which you can find below.

Playable Content

  • Marvel Vs Capcom 2 full game ($14.99)
  • Dead In The Water ($5.99)
  • Ten Pin Alley ($5.99)
  • Tomb Raider ($9.99)
  • Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Demo

Add-on Content

  • LittleBigPlanet MM Originals Pack 2 Historical ($3.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Historical Costume Pack ($2.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Ada Lovelace Costume ($0.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Boudicca Costume ($0.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Ghengis Khan Costume ($0.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Mozart Costume ($0.99)
  • PAIN Naughty Bit’s Mode 1: Knockin Blocks ($1.99)
  • PAIN Museum Environment ($5.99)
  • PAIN Smooth Jarvis Character (free)
  • Cross Edge Big Strong Pack ($1.99)
  • Cross Edge Additional Dungeon 5 (free)
  • Cross Edge Stew Pack ($1.99)
  • Cross Edge Unspoken Fear Pack ($1.99)
  • Disgaea 3 DLC Complete Set ($49.99)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Arabian Armor Set (women) (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Wa Armor Set (women) (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Mystic Armor Set (men) (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Shinobi Armor Set (men) (free)
  • Madden NFL 10 Packs and Upgrades (x27) ($0.50 – $9.99)
  • Red Faction Guerrilla Demons of the Badlands Pack 1 ($9.99)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010 Gary Player CC ($7.50)

Rock Band

Gorillaz Pack 1 ($5.50)

  • Gorrillaz “Clint Eastwood” ($2)
  • Gorrillaz “Feel Good Inc.” ($2)
  • Gorrillaz “Re-Hash” ($2)

Individual songs

  • Jefferson Airplane “White Rabbit” ($2)
  • The Band “Chest Fever (Live)” ($2)
  • The Who “Magic Bus (Live at Leeds)” ($2)
  • Janis Joplin “Piece of My Heart” ($2)

Guitar Hero World Tour

Activision Music Track Pack (free)

  • “Nothing All The Time” by H is Orange
  • “The Silence is Deafening” by Awaken
  • “I’ll Never Know” by Hundred Reasons


  • PULSE 8/13 Edition
  • Alpha Protocol Gameplay Walkthrough #2
  • Darksiders Comic Con Trailer
  • Mini Ninjas Tora Vignette
  • Battle Tanks Trailer
  • Astro Tripper Trailer
  • Unbound Saga Between The Panels Issue 3

Themes and Wallpapers

  • Azmodeus Dark Angels Theme 4 ($1.49)
  • Metal Battalion Maidens Theme 3 ($1.49)
  • Amplified Theme ($1.49)
  • World’s Apart Theme ($1.49)
  • Lingerie Football League ($1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: All Star Theme ($0.99)
  • Fear 2: Reborn Theme ($1.99)
  • Fat Princess Wallpaper 1

PSP Content

  • PULSE 8/13 Edition
  • Unbound Saga: Between the Panels issue 3
  • Amplified PSP Theme ($1.49)
  • World’s Apart PSP Theme ($1.49)
  • Lingerie Football League PSP Theme ($1.99)
  • Azmodeus Dark Angels PSP Theme 7 ($0.99)
  • Azmodeus Dark Angels PSP Theme 8 ($0.99)

Rock Band Unplugged

  • “The Number of the Beast” – Iron Maiden ($1.99)
  • “The Trooper” – Iron Maiden ($1.99)

PSN Thursday: Batman Arkham Asylum Demo!

Batman Arkham Asylum Wallpaper

Batman’s Arkham Asylum demo has arrived! Yes you heard me. Batman: Arkham Asylum is the game that Batman deserves, making you forget every Batman game that may have scarred your childhood. I’ve already played the demo and its turning out to be a great game. The only other DLC in this update worth noting is Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3. This zombie infested map pack should keep you busy till next week.


  • Qore Annual Subscription ($25)
  • Qore Episode 15: August 2009 ($3)

Playable Content

  • Crystal Defenders full game ($10)
  • Spec Ops: Covert Assault PS1 game ($10)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu demo (free)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum demo (free)
  • Crystal Defenders demo (free)
  • Worms demo (free)

Add-on Content

  • Savage Moon Waldgeist Add-On ($4.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet inFamous Costumes Pack ($0.99)
  • Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3 ($9.99)
  • Cross Edge Latest Technology Pack ($1.99)
  • Cross Edge Pretty Little Pack ($1.99)
  • Cross Edge Trial Edition Pack (free)
  • Cross Edge Additional Dungeon 4 (free)
  • Cross Edge Enigma Synth Pack (2) (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires: Additional Music Set 3 (free)
  • GTI Club Plus ($1.99) – Four new cars.
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010 Cog Hill Golf & CC ($4.99)

Guitar Hero

“Camel’s Night Out” by Eric Johnson ($1.99)


  • TV Show King Trailer (English, French and Spanish versions)
  • Watchmen The End Is Nigh Part 2 Launch Trailer
  • Watchmen The End Is Nigh Part 2 The Complete Experience Launch Trailer
  • G Force The Video Game Trailer
  • Mini Ninjas Futo Gameplay Trailer
  • Mini Ninjas Futo Vignette
  • Mini Ninjas Shun Vignette
  • Unbound Saga Between the Panels Issue 2


  • College Football Themes (x5) (Arkansas, Clemson, Colorado, Illinois and Missouri) ($1.99 each)

PSP Content

  • Dynasty Warriors ($14.99)
  • Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show Musicians Wardrobe Add-On (free)
  • Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show Moment Maker Special Effects Add-On (free)
  • Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show Stage Prop Add-On (free)
  • Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show Fashions Add-On (free)

Patch to fix Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare UFO mode exploit ‘in the works’

Call of Duty 4 UFO Mode Exploit

If you’ve recently played Call of Duty 4: Modern Marfare you may have noticed players flying around the map appering on top of buildings outside the map, this is when the player uses a exploit to go into “UFO” mode. Well Infinity Ward has also noticed this and Infinity Ward community manager Robert “fourzerotwo” Bowling via his twitter feed: the developer is onto the recently discovered multiplayer exploits that unscrupulous players are using to cheat their way to victory.

The patch is currently ‘in the works’ so no release date for the patch has been announced.