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Beaucoup Updates From PlayStationLand

The next Ratchet & Clank, a Killzone 2 interactive commercial, PS3 firmware update, and even a new Jak & Daxter? Things are busy in the Sony camp.

Sony's been busy announcing games and other goings-on this past week, but amid the hubbub of the Game Developers Conference and yesterday's April Fools lunacy, you may have missed some or all of them. So here, take a look!


Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time Announced, Contest Happening Now


Have you heard? There's a new Ratchet & Clank game on the way. A Crack in Time will supposedly finish off the storyline that's been going since Tools of Destruction and on through Quest for Booty. Here's the trailer, which doesn't exactly give away much information about the game.


  



If you want to add your two cents to the game's development, Insomniac is running a contest where you can design one of the new weapons. My idea: a gun that turns enemies into sheep. What, they did that already? Well, nuts.



Killzone 2 "Behind the Bullet" Interactive Freebie Up On PSN Today


If you remember the Killzone 2 television commercial we wrote about a while back, you may also remember Sony intended to release an interactive version called "Behind the Bullet," allowing you to play around in real-time 3D within the commercial, on the PlayStation Network. Heads up: That's out today!


PS3 Firmware 2.70 Available Now


Sony continues to ensure you'll be updating your console every other time you turn it on with the latest system software update. The 2.70 upgrade falls far short of the pie-in-the-sky imaginary feature list that's been floating around for a while now, but here's a video showing off the new chat features and other stuff that did make it in.

  



A New Jak & Daxter? Really?


This seemed like a joke yesterday, because I was sure we'd seen the last of Jak & Daxter on any platform--but nevertheless, a new game is coming to the series courtesy of High Impact, who's been handling the PSP Ratchet & Clank games for a while now. I would have liked to see what Jak could get done on the PS3, but if I have to dust off my PS2 again to play more Jak, I guess I can make that sacrifice. Apparently The Lost Frontier will have "air pirates and sinister creatures," so yeah, this does sound like a proper Jak & Daxter game. Look for it! Or don't!


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Posted by Brad

Sony's been busy announcing games and other goings-on this past week, but amid the hubbub of the Game Developers Conference and yesterday's April Fools lunacy, you may have missed some or all of them. So here, take a look!


Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time Announced, Contest Happening Now


Have you heard? There's a new Ratchet & Clank game on the way. A Crack in Time will supposedly finish off the storyline that's been going since Tools of Destruction and on through Quest for Booty. Here's the trailer, which doesn't exactly give away much information about the game.


  



If you want to add your two cents to the game's development, Insomniac is running a contest where you can design one of the new weapons. My idea: a gun that turns enemies into sheep. What, they did that already? Well, nuts.



Killzone 2 "Behind the Bullet" Interactive Freebie Up On PSN Today


If you remember the Killzone 2 television commercial we wrote about a while back, you may also remember Sony intended to release an interactive version called "Behind the Bullet," allowing you to play around in real-time 3D within the commercial, on the PlayStation Network. Heads up: That's out today!


PS3 Firmware 2.70 Available Now


Sony continues to ensure you'll be updating your console every other time you turn it on with the latest system software update. The 2.70 upgrade falls far short of the pie-in-the-sky imaginary feature list that's been floating around for a while now, but here's a video showing off the new chat features and other stuff that did make it in.

  



A New Jak & Daxter? Really?


This seemed like a joke yesterday, because I was sure we'd seen the last of Jak & Daxter on any platform--but nevertheless, a new game is coming to the series courtesy of High Impact, who's been handling the PSP Ratchet & Clank games for a while now. I would have liked to see what Jak could get done on the PS3, but if I have to dust off my PS2 again to play more Jak, I guess I can make that sacrifice. Apparently The Lost Frontier will have "air pirates and sinister creatures," so yeah, this does sound like a proper Jak & Daxter game. Look for it! Or don't!


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Edited by Tiwi

well looking forward to seeing more of this you go Sony!
Edit: and btw FIRST!

Posted by PowerSerj

New Jak & Daxter + new Ratchet and Clank == so full of win. Not as much win as it could have been had J&D been a PS3 release.

Posted by OmegaPirate

Yeah downloaded the 142 mb update earlier, crazy size and took a while - really wish chat was voice in game - but this is actually not a bad little replacement for now - had 3 chat rooms up all afternoon to different peeps whilst playing, deffo a useful add on

Posted by canucks23

ok... this stupid ass firmware update is so stupid. The in-game text chat is completely pointless, what exactly is the point of having it in game when you have to pause your game, go into the xmb, and start typing to people? It's even overly censored, and it's a private chat for christ sakes. It completely defeats the purpose of an in game chat. I'm really getting sick of these useless ass firmware updates, first a photo album... now this? Get your shit together Sony.

Posted by vermifuge

That looks like a Sony XBR4.  You would think they have the latest and greatest TVs at their disposal.

Posted by spilledmilkfactory

J&D is cool. too bad it's not on PS3, cuz i'm sure it would have done better all around if it was. oh well, at least i'll have something to play on my PSP. and the new R&C is exciting, since i love the first 2 PS3 outings.

Posted by Ironknight

@canucks23
This is a great update for the PS3 it makes typing way easier because now you don't have to pm people  and its open to more people so what if its censored  I don't really support that  part but theirs really no need to curse and this isn't costing  you a penny so you should be happy Sony has done a great job updating the PS3 these last few years but it seems that you can't give credit were credit is due
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoGYx35ypus
Posted by TwoOneFive

dude, the killzone 2 interactive thing is awesome, its one of the coolest free features for a game i've ever seen. its short, simple, and fun to toy with for 10 to 20 minutes, and i think thats all it was intended for....i'm sure people are finding easter eggs or something by now too. 

Posted by vinsanity09

I have to agree with Canucks23 (even though it's all about the Habs loll), just put the damn voice chat just like in the 360

Posted by Otacon

I'm sure Naughty Dog haven't given up with Jak, I'm still hoping for a PS3 game someday.

Posted by Aaron_G

Sony has some good stuff coming out. 

Posted by PenguinDust

A new R&C sounds great, but the rest of the info was pretty "meh" in my opinion.  Wow, that PS3 update video was *yawn* riveting.  I'd prefer a few other items added to the PS3 than a chat box, but maybe next time...

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Posted by Media_Master

R and C looks awesome!