This week we have two more interviews from E3, Paul Hollywood from the team creating Motorstorm Pacific Rift and Brian Allgeier from Insomniac who is currently busy creating Ratchet and Clank Quest for Booty. GaR has no issues with any numbers or game titles but does have a little to say about the pricing of Rock Band, Brian gets excited about 80’s movie tie-ins and Wugga takes a little walk.

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It was revealed today by CVG that the release of Tom Clancy’s Hawx has been delayed. The dog-fight flight sim was slated for release on PS3 and Xbox 360 this coming September, but gamers will now have to wait until at least January ’09 to get their hands on it.

No reason for the delay was mentioned.

Siren Blood Curse logo colour It seems that Sony won’t be relying on the slowly increasing Broadband penetration in NZ to move its games. Siren Blood Curse, which is now available via the Playstation Store, will soon be available on Blu-ray from your local game store.

This will not be the only Playstation store specific title to see release on physical media, at the PAL briefing at E3 it was announced that Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty will also be released on Blu-ray in NZ and Australia.

GPstore has send out an email to its customers advising that they are now officially taking pre-orders for Rock Band and that EA has informed them to expect a October release date. The contents of the email are past the break.

The crux of the email is that the game (without any instruments) will cost 120$, if you would like to play some instruments with the game it will cost more depending on what package you choose, the full package of instruments (Wireless Guitar, Drums, Mic) will cost 299.95 meaning that if you want the game and instruments you are looking at $419.90

A year late and at twice the price? It is just too much in my opinion.

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For the development of the WiiMotionPlus Nintendo teamed up with a company called AI Live. AI Live have developed a tool to be used by developers to track and interpret the enhanced capabilities of the WiiMotionPlus. If you read my WiiMotionPlus Hands On then you might remember that I stated that I think that the limitations will now be with the software/games interpreting and implementing motion recognition. Here is a video demo of LiveMove 2’s capabilities via IGN.

Dennis Dyak might be busy explaining Norse Mythology to busty lingerie clad gals but I am sure he left someone behind at Silicon Knights to finish up work on Too Human. The game is due to release in a matter of weeks and there is a demo available now on Xbox Live. As we prepare for the release here is some info on three of the characters that you will meet through the storyline of Too Human.

Sticking with the theme of busty lasses, first up is Freya.

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It has been a while since we have seen any new in game footage for Rockstars new Midnight Club game, actually it has been about a year. Fear not, the game is still driving its way towards the October release date for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and to prove it Rockstar have released this new trailer.

There is also a PSP version called Midnight Club: L.A Remix that will also release at the same time.

If you have been experiencing problems with the playback quality of some of your PS3 and Playstation format software then this one will blow your mind. If however like me you haven’t noticed anything unusual then you can skip it, unless of course you want to play online.

Just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up that a PS3 firmware update (v2.42) is now available for download. This update improves the playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation format software

Via PSBlog