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Eidos & Square Enix Deal Details, Eidos to Retain Independence

Eidos & Square Enix Deal Details, Eidos to Retain Independence 100°
305w ago - Eidos will remain as an independent operation, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co.,Ltd., following the completion of the £84 million acquisition last week.

Phil Rogers will continue in his role as CEO of Eidos, reporting directly to Yoichi Wada, President and CEO Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. and Eidos will continue to focus on delivering on the clear strategy to leverage the company's franchises and develop world class games.

Also confirmed is that the 'Eidos' brand will continue to be the brand identity for the business.

Yoichi Wada, President and CEO, Square Enix Holdings Co.,Ltd., said:

"This is an exciting beginning to what I believe will be an incredible journey. I am very happy that Phil Rogers has agreed to lead Eidos in what I see as an international marriage between our two companies, a marriage that will give birth to great things. Eidos is a content rich company and a culturally significant business to the Square Enix group."

Phil Rogers, CEO, Eidos, said:

"This is a watershed moment for Eidos. We have the backing of an incredible company which believes in our strategy and our people.

In the Square Enix group, we have a parent company, which I have held in high respect...
 

Celebrate Earth Day with New Trash Panic PS3 Screens & Details

Celebrate Earth Day with New Trash Panic PS3 Screens & Details 50°
306w ago - Today U.S. Producer Josh Miller unveiled some new Trash Panic PS3 screens and details as follows via PlayStation Blog:

Happy Earth Day 2009! I'm Josh Miller, the US Producer of the upcoming PS3 PSN downloadable exclusive, Trash Panic.

In celebration of Earth Day 2009, I wanted to talk to you about Trash Panic and give you the low-down on what to be excited about this Spring. As I'm sure you heard, we are giving new meaning to waste management with a brand new puzzle game that combines strategy and action with well...garbage. Here, players are tasked with having to compact as much garbage into a trash can before it overflows AND in the most eco-friendly way as much as possible!

Trash Panic definitely provides a new take on gaming while making players more aware of environmentally friendly ways to dispose of waste.

Throughout each stage, random trash items will be delivered to players who will need to manipulate the speed and direction they fall using the DualShock 3 controller. The trash can will quickly reach full capacity unless the trash is broken down or dealt with by strategically using various elements given throughout each stage.

Items will continue to be dropped until the player successfully compacts a certain number...
 

Killzone 2 PS3 Patch 1.24 Inbound, Details Now Available

Killzone 2 PS3 Patch 1.24 Inbound, Details Now Available 200°
307w ago - Today motherh666 of the official PlayStation boards (linked above) has shared Guerrilla Games Producer Seb Downie's Killzone 2 PS3 Patch 1.24 (57MB) details as follows:

On April 22nd at 8AM GMT, Guerrilla Games will release the next game update to their hit First Person Shooter Killzone 2, exclusive for the PlayStation 3.

The primary main aim of patch 1.24 is to enable the released versions of the game to play with Japanese release due on the 23rd of April 2009.

It also enables support for the first DLC pack - "Steel and Titanium" available on the Playstation®Store from the 30th of April 2009 and we have added three additional ranks to the top-end of the rankings known as 'Hardcore ranks'.

There are also some minor improvements on finding and joining friends and clan member, but we will continue to improve on the system with the next update.

The patch is 57MB large and a full list of fixes and feature updates are below:

• AI - Bots now skipping disabled/destroyed MGs in warzone when requesting mounted guns.
• AI - Do not claim waypoints for the previous character when it's dead.
• AI - Fixes bots getting stuck trying to arm/disarm S&D object when mission is already over.
• Campaign - Fix for potential...
 

First Killzone 2 DLC Details for PS3 Unveiled Tonight

First Killzone 2 DLC Details for PS3 Unveiled Tonight 50°
308w ago - Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein announced the following tonight via PlayStation Blog:

By now, you Killzone 2 multiplayer fans should be leveled up close to General. You should know how deadly the shotgun can be when Capture & Hold-ing at Radec Academy, and where to set up your sentry bots in Salamun Market.

So what's next for Killzone 2 multiplayer? Put a pot of coffee on and find out tonight.

Hermen Hulst, Managing Director from Guerrilla Games will be joining Spike's GameTrailers TV at 12:30 am this evening (late Thursday/early Friday) to reveal details about the first DLC for Killzone 2.

I'll see you in the Warzone until 12:29...
 

Sony Details April '09 LittleBigPlanet Downloadable Content

Sony Details April '09 LittleBigPlanet Downloadable Content 100°
308w ago - Today SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor shared details on LittleBigPlanet DLC for April, 2009 as follows:

It's that time again! Here's the scheduled release dates for additional LittleBigPlanet content for the rest of this month and the start of May.

April 9th: Rag Doll Kung Fu Costumes: $5.99

To coincide with the release of Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic on the PlayStation Store, we've put together some great costumes and themed stickers. Contains:

• Hero costume: Hero hair, jacket, trousers, skin
• Master Hip costume: Master Hip trousers, shirt, hair, skin
• Master Sin costume: Master Sin hat, jacket, nails, trousers
• Master Tang costume: Master Tang hat, moustache, jacket, fish, trousers, skin
• Sung Ling costume: Sung Ling hair, top, trousers, skin
• 36 Rag Doll Kung Fu theme stickers

April 9th: Patapon Costume (Europe): $1.99

Patapon 2 has hit the streets so it's high time that Sackboy took up the challenge with this costume including a selection of weapon options. Contains:

• Patapon costume: Patapon skin and head-dress, Patapon Axe, Patapon Bow, Patapon Sword

April 16th: Monkey King Costume: FREE

The costume...
 

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