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"Aggressive" EA licensing leads to PES 2014 cuts; Rain also missing

Konami has confirmed a couple of features that won’t make it into the extremely promising looking PES 2014. Chief amongst them is the omission of rain. Rain has not been implemented for 2014 as we had to overhaul the whole game and build it from scratch,” a memo posted by …

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Sony says Rain is due in October as PSN game gets release date

Digital curiosity Rain has been dated for PS3. Sony says the game will arrive on PSN on October 2nd with a European price of €12.99. The game’s up for pre-order right now. Those who do drop money on it early will get a few bonuses – a dynamic theme, a …

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Sony pushes new IP to extend PS3’s shelf life

Vita may have been about the big brands at Gamescom this week, but PS3 was almost the exact opposite – with Sony announcing even more new IP during its press conference. Joining the already announced new IP of Beyond, Last of Us and Wonderbook were there new games from Sony’s …

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ASA rejects Heavy Rain complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected complaints about a Sony advert for recent PS3 hit Heavy Rain. The BBC reports that the objections stemmed from the depiction of a level in the game where two-sided detective Scott Shelby intervenes (or not, depending on the choices made by the player) …

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Cecil: Heavy Rain was deeply flawed

Absolute genius but deeply flawed – that’s the verdict of Revolution Software’s acclaimed development star Charles Cecil when asked by MCV what he though of Sony’s recent chart-topper Heavy Rain. Half way through I thought it was a work of absolute genius,” Cecil told MCV. When I finished it, I …

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Heavy Rain hits 1m

One of the biggest publishing gambles of recent times has very much paid off with the news that Quantic Dream’s PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain has now sold over 1m copies worldwide. The game, which is the child of Fahrenheit creator David Cage, is best described as an interactive movie and …

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Cage wants to take Heavy Rain online

Those of you yearning for a sequel to Sony’s successful Heavy Rain are in for some good and bad news. The bad news? That a fully-fledged sequel to the game doesn’t seem to be on the cards. The good news? The game’s creator wants to take the achievements of Heavy …

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Molyneux praises Heavy Rain

Sony’s recently released Heavy Rain has come in for some welcome praise from famed developer Peter Molyneux – who lest we forget is the current creative director at none other than staunch PlayStation rival Microsoft Game Studios. I recommend anyone who wants to start to see the first glimpses of …

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Sony working on Heavy Rain shortages

Having shot straight to number one in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week, Sony has revealed that landmark PS3 release Heavy Rain is suffering shortages on the UK High Street. However, Sony hopes to have got extra stock into the channel by next week. We have …

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UK CHARTS: Heavy Rain claims no.1

So new, risky IP can’t be a commercial success, right? Wrong. Sony’s hugely ambitious and totally off-the-wall interactive crime thriller Heavy Rain has lived up to the hype and debuted in top spot in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week. It’s Sony’s first UK number one …

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