Posts with tag syphon filter
Posted Jun 25th 2007 9:00AM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: News, Syphon Filter
Various members of the IGN Boards
have spotted Logan's Shadow
demo UMDs at GameStop/EB Games. The demo will allow you to get a taste of what the media got to play at Sony's Gamer's Day. Lucian04 from the forums noted that "they just gave me the demo when I asked for it. No pre-order involved." You may want to do the same.
The incredible graphics, sweet new control options, and fantastic presentation all have us thinking Logan's Shadow can become PSP Game of the Year. Rush to your nearest GameStop, hassle an employee, and tell us what you think of the demo.
[Update: You can get a free UMD from Sony at the official website.]
Posted Jun 15th 2007 7:00PM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: News
After months-long delay, Europe is finally getting a chance to download and play PS1 classics
on their PSP and PS3 systems. Although there's no way to directly download games to the PSP yet, those fortunate enough to have both Sony machines will be able to access the following content next week, according to Three Speech
- Crash Bandicoot
- Jumping Flash
- Syphon Filter
Of these titles, we recommend Crash Bandicoot
and Jumping Flash
the most. These games will be available in the European PS Store on 6/22.
Posted Jun 15th 2007 8:00AM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: Syphon Filter, Video
Sony's starting to send out preview demos of the upcoming Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow and IGN has captured video of the game in action. We've seen the impressive graphics of the game at Sony Gamers Day, and the latest build continues to impress. Check out this intro video, setting up the Greg Rucka-penned story. For more gameplay footage, check out IGN.
Posted May 28th 2007 1:00PM by Steven Bailey
Filed under: Syphon Filter
For anyone browsing the coming soon listings for PS2, you may notice a familiar title. The excellent Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror is being ported to Sony's last gen powerhouse. Previously, we've seen Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto titles and Tokobot make their way from PSP to PS2, but Syphon Filter may be the first Sony developed title to make the journey. Losing a PSP exclusive like this is usually somewhat maddening. In the case of Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror though, it so easily eclipses its precursors, that we can't help but want others to experience the series reboot. Besides, the PSP sequel Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow comes out on the same day, so PSP gamers should be too busy playing that to care.
Posted May 22nd 2007 9:30PM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: Syphon Filter, Video
Great graphics? Check.
Great music? Check.
Ambitious gameplay? Check.
From the looks of this new video, Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow could have it all. As previously mentioned, Logan's Shadow is adding tons of depth to the franchise with a Gears of War-styled cover system and a God of War-styled button-pressing system. The ability to use hostages as human shields is more than impressive -- it's awe-inspiring. Brilliant graphical touches, such as atmospheric fog and stellar lighting, make us continuously question the true potential of the hardware. Oh, and great music and story are nice bonuses too. Don't doubt it: Logan's Shadow might become the best PSP game of all time.
Posted May 19th 2007 12:00AM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: Theatre
PSP Fanboy offers the latest and greatest movie and game trailers, formatted for the PSP in this new weekly feature. Check it out every Saturday. PSP owners can download files wirelessly via m.pspfanboy.com.
Save all movie and thumbnail files to the VIDEO folder. These high resolution 480x272 videos require firmware 3.30 or above
: OE custom firmware will also play these videos.)
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow [PSP]
(8.1MB) | Download JPG
The following Gamers Day videos are featured after the break: Jeanne de Arc (PSP), PaRappa the Rapper (PSP), Pursuit Force Extreme Justice (PSP), SOCOM Tactical Strike (PSP)
Continue reading PSP Fanboy Theatre: Volume 20
Posted May 17th 2007 3:01AM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: Syphon Filter
Looks like that accidental GameStop leak was correct -- there is
a new Syphon Filter
, and as you can see in these new screens, they look incredible. Logan's Shadow
, which is currently planned for a fall release, has players returning to their role as Gabe Logan. In an all new story written by Greg Rucka (author of the Queen and Country series of novels and graphic novels), players must stop a criminal extremist group from using a dangerous new technology. The story will take players from the depths of the Indian Ocean to the deserts of the Middle East. In a surprising twist to fans of the franchise, Gabe must face the possibility that his long time partner, Lian Xing, is a double agent.
New gameplay mechanics include a Gears of War
-esque "blind-fire", an advanced melee system that allows Gabe to use enemies as human shields, and 360 degree underwater combat. "Interactive moments" akin to those of God of War
and Resident Evil 4
will also add a dash of cinematic thrill.
has a lot of impressive technology behind it. Aside from the visuals, it's also one of the few PSP titles (if not the first) to utilize the Havok physics engine made famous by games such as Half-Life 2
. With such impressive production design, it may be Syphon Filter
that becomes PSP's big "killer app," not God of War
. Check out the images below, and then a video after the cut.
Continue reading SGD '07: Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
Posted May 15th 2007 3:00PM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: News, Syphon Filter
Is Syphon Filter
returning to PSP? According to an updated GameStop release list, the answer is yes. Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
joins the newly revealed SOCOM: Tactical Strike
and a US-release for Pursuit Force 2
in the retailer's latest update to their database. If Gamespot
's investigating is to be believed, Logan's Shadow
should hit PSP systems first -- September 4th. Afterwards, Pursuit Force 2
and Tactical Strike
should release on September 25th and October 2nd, respectively.
Retailers are notorious for revealing unannounced titles accidentally, giving this report a great deal of weight. With Syphon Filter
joining the PSP lineup again later this year, it's clear that PSP owners are going to have a lot of games to play this fall.
Posted Apr 3rd 2007 10:00AM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: News, Syphon Filter, Daxter
The $30 price drop
isn't exclusive to GameStop/EB Games--it's universal. But, that's not where the savings end. Sony has also added two more games to PSP's Greatest Hits
and Syphon Filter
According to the press release, "We have always been passionate about making great entertainment accessible to everyone, and the new price for PSP, as well as the continued growth of the 'Greatest Hits' library, reflect our ongoing commitment to supporting and expanding the PSP community," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "We are pleased that we are able to engineer savings for the consumer at this stage of PSP's lifecycle, allowing more individuals to experience PSP for the first time. In particular, we have recently seen a steady rise in the number of teens adopting PSP as their primary handheld entertainment system, and we expect the new price will accelerate that trend."
Sony also reminds players that the future of PSP is quite bright, especially with the upcoming God of War
: "Ready At Dawn couldn't be more pleased with our success bringing Daxter to the PSP platform last year, and now we have another opportunity to blow away expectations of what a developer can accomplish on a portable when Kratos hits the 'small screen' in God of War
," said Didier Malenfant, co-founder and president, Ready At Dawn Studios. "PSP is an ideal platform for us to work on because we have a high level of freedom to be creative, and we can deliver gameplay experiences that rival ones you'd get from a computer entertainment system."
According to Engadget
, the PSP Entertainment Pack will also receive a $30 cut, from $250 to $220.]
Posted Mar 4th 2007 6:30PM by Steven Bailey
Filed under: Metal Gear: Portable Ops, Grand Theft Auto, Syphon Filter, Metareview, Daxter, Fan Stuff
PSP sales have been quite good the last few months and I figured there's probably a lot of new PSP owners that may not be up to speed on what great games the system has to offer. With that in mind, every day this week we'll feature a new genre and list the top 5 games (according to metareviews), so no matter what you're into, you'll have some idea of what games you should own. We start off the week with one of the most popular genres around: Action.
Top 5 Action games on PSP
- (tie) Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories/Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
- Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
- Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
I'm lucky enough to own and have played all of the games in this particular list and trust me, they are all incredible gaming experiences and it's all the more impressive that they're on a portable. I do have to say that I think Ratchet & Clank is better than Daxter and GTA: VCS is better than GTA:LCS, but you really can't go wrong with any of these games. What did you think about these 5 games? What action games aren't on this list that you think every PSP owner should have?
[Data Via Metacritic]
Posted Feb 16th 2007 10:30PM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: Syphon Filter, Demos
They said it would happen
. And it has, stealthily. Like the game. Get it? Good.
the demo ZIP file.
2. Extract the contents of the ZIP file.
3. Connect your PSP to your computer using a USB cable.
4. Go to the PSP/GAME folder.
5. Copy UCUS98641 folder into the GAME directory.
Check out our new demos site:
Posted Jan 30th 2007 7:11PM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: News
You've begged for them, and Sony's finally listened. Sony shot us an e-mail just now stating that "first and third party demos will be offered on an ongoing basis" through their official website. As we reported weeks ago, Killzone is now available for download, but Syphon Filter and SOCOM should be available in the coming weeks.
While these games certainly aren't the newest releases for the system, this is a step in the right direction. Hopefully, it won't be long until we see downloadable demos of Ratchet & Clank and third party games.
Demos at PSP Fanboy
Posted Jan 25th 2007 11:15PM by Steven Bailey
Filed under: Fan Stuff
You've seen the top ten girls of Hooters. You've perused the top ten women of tennis. You may even have seen the top ten girls of gaming, but you haven't yet seen the top ten girls of PSP. Until now that is! The requirements are simple, to qualify she has to be a girl and has to be in a PSP game. But enough with the procrastinating, on with the ceremony!
Top ten after the jump ...
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Posted Jan 8th 2007 7:53AM by Steven Bailey
Filed under: Killzone, Syphon Filter, Fan Stuff
Sony requires any game ported to the PSP to have extra content not found in other versions of that same title, but that's not what this post is about. A strange thing has happened to game franchises on the PSP, sometimes their best showing is on the portable. Can a franchise that you loathe be loved on the PSP? Well it has happened to me ...twice already.
Syphon Filter is a gaming series that I just couldn't stand on the Playstation or Playstation 2. I disliked the graphics, animation and gameplay of every version I tried. Even fams of Syphon Filter seemed to hate the last one that came out on PS2. So when a Syphon Filter game was announced on PSP, I was as interested in it as I was about castration. When reviews started to pour out that stating the game was incredible I lost respect for every reviewer that enjoyed it. Then one day while adding games to my Gamefly Q I decided to put Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror on the list. I didn't do it because I expected to enjoy the game, but rather so I could validate my hatred for the franchise.
Continued after the jump...
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Posted Dec 24th 2006 9:15PM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: Reviews
Original Release Date:
January 31, 1999
Not Recommended. Syphon Filter
's impressive PSP outing, Dark Mirror
, deserves all the accolades it has been earning over the past few months. Gamers should not expect the original Syphon Filter
to match the Dark Mirror
's quality: the game suffers from lackluster graphics, horrendous controls, and presentation values that simply don't work well on the modern palette. Avoid this one.
Continue reading Retro Review: Syphon Filter
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