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Deal: Syphon Filter: Logan's shadow for $10

[Update -- Apparently, Amazon can run out of stock, but they replenish throughout the day. Keep checking back a little later if you don't see the $9.99 deal!]

The winner of last year's PSP Fanboy's Game of the Year award was Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow. The game still goes for almost $40 in most places, but now Amazon has copies of them on sale for $9.99. The complex storyline, orchestral soundtrack, excellent controls and lush graphics made it an instant classic on the PSP. At this price, you can't afford not to give it a try. Take advantage of this deal here.

Sony Europe preps UMD collection of downloadable games

Many hardcore PSP fans love being able to launch games off the Memory Stick, instead of UMD. Not only does it mean we can carry multiple games on our system, without having to carry around an extra pouch for games, but games stored on Memory Stick typically load faster as well. In spite of that, many casual users of PSP may not know about the PLAYSTATION Store. Sony Europe's solution? To bring downloadable games out on UMD.

The PLAYSTATION®Network Collection - Power pack will arrive in Europe next month, and it will house three very different downloadable games: beats, a music game which lets you use your own MP3 collection, Syphon Filter: Combat Ops, a third-person multiplayer shooter based on the Syphon Filter universe, and flOw, a relaxing adventure where players grow and evolve creatures.

The PLAYSTATION®Network Collection - Puzzle pack will feature three other download games: Lemmings, Go! Sudoku! and Go! Puzzle. This collection will also be available next month.

[Via Siliconera]

American PC Store releases for June 12th

We're starting to see a pattern with these PC updates recently. Almost all the content tends to have a common theme. This week the theme is Syphon Filter. Not a fan? Then you won't find much of interest in today's update. PS1 games are always nice to see, however. As for the nine free music tracks -- we find that very tasty. Here's the full release list:
  • Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror PSP game ($15.99)
  • Syphon Filter 3 PS1 game ($5.99)
  • 2x Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2 themes (free)
  • 8x Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror wallpapers (free)
  • 9x Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror music tracks (free)

Syphon Filter: Combat Ops now available in the UK

The PLAYSTATION Store continues to update in Europe. Today, UK Store visitors will be able to download Syphon Filter: Combat Ops for a measly £6.99. The online-only game features some intense Infrastructure battles, and allows you to create your own maps for distribution. There aren't too many people playing it online, but we're hoping this new release will inject the community with a bit more life.

Also available on the Store:
  • Judge Dredd (PS1) - £3.49
  • Cloverfield trailer
  • N20 (PS1) - £3.49
  • Hardcore 4x4 (PS1) - £3.49
[Thanks, Duffski!]

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PSP Fanboy Theatre: Volume 47's Wipeout Pulse import impressions (61.9MB)

Also featured: God of War: Chains of Olympus, Twisted Metal: Head on: Extra Twisted, PlayTV and Syphon Filter: Combat Ops

Continue reading PSP Fanboy Theatre: Volume 47

Viral videos focus on Gabe Logan's moves

Gabe Logan isn't dead. Logan's Shadow, winner of PSP Fanboy's coveted Game of the Year award, is striking the internet yet again with a series of new viral videos on YouTube. They focus mostly on the various moves that Gabe can perform, but a few get very bizarre.

[Thanks, Lorderk!]

Greg Rucka live chat tonight at 8PM EST

Did you love Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow as much as we did? Good. Then you'll want to tune into the Greg Rucka live chat happening later tonight at 8PM EST (5PM PST). Rucka is responsible for the far-improved script of Logan's Shadow. Dare we say, the story's actually quite good?

Get a chance to thank the man for his work here:

When: Thursday, Dec. 13, 8pm EST (5pm PST)


Click on the link above, then navigate to the Events section (after the Flash intro)


Play Syphon Filter: Combat Ops with us this Thursday

Have you had a chance to try Syphon Filter: Combat Ops yet? This multiplayer game is available exclusively through the PLAYSTATION Store and gives players more than just the standard deathmatch options. You'll be able to create your own missions and share them with other PSN members. Cool, huh?

Join PSP Fanboy and members of the Sony Bend development team for an exclusive multiplayer session this Thursday at 3PM PST. Space will be limited, so if you plan on joining us, please leave a comment below.

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Behind the scenes of Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

Sony's been becoming quite versed in the promomentary -- documentaries meant solely to promote a certain product. Considering the incredible moves Logan can pull off in Logan's Shadow, that's certainly not a bad thing. After a brief introduction to Rucka's work, see how Logan can take out his enemies by using blind fire and grappling. We can describe it, but seeing it actually unfold in front of your eyes is another thing.

This latest Syphon Filter title received a 9.0 from PSP Fanboy, and comes highly recommended.

Greg Rucka talks about Logan's Shadow's story

You already know how awesome Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow is. Did you know that the story is penned by popular graphic novelist Greg Rucka? Watch this new video to see the process behind Logan's Shadow's story, and how it expands upon the entire Syphon Filter franchise.

PSP Fanboy review: Syphon Filter Logan's Shadow

Your PS2 is quietly sobbing, jealous of your next PSP purchase. Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow is an incredible game that manages to defy the limitations of portable gaming. Packed with incredible graphics, fantastic music, and terrific gameplay, Logan's Shadow is one of the best PSP games to date. Fans of the series will be surprised at how far the franchise has matured: this is easily the best game in the Syphon Filter series.

The gameplay is what sets Logan's Shadow apart. It's still a stealth action game, but the action has been upped quite considerably. Logan can move through environments with masterful precision, and his updated roster of moves makes him a considerable killer. Cautious gamers will want to take the stealthiest approach to the game, and avoid detection as frequently as possible. By sneaking up to enemies, Logan will be able to slit their throats with a knife, throw them off ledges, or take them as hostages at gunpoint. Sneaking up behind a villain and snapping his neck is always a satisfying experience.

But perhaps you'll want to take a less subtle route. There are plenty of guns at Logan's disposal, and they're all very satisfying. The core of the gunplay is the cover system. You'll hide behind walls, crates, and other sizable objects. By pushing the analog nub, you'll be able to take aim and then duck out for a quick shot. This methodical approach will let you target specific areas of the body: headshots are usually effective, but helmeted enemies can be taken down with a nice shot in the kneecaps. The cover system is ideal for PSP, as it gives gamers time to adjust their aim with the face buttons. Who needs a second analog stick? Of course, if precision isn't your style, then switch to a fully automatic rifle and fire away through the protection of blind-fire, a la Gears of War. There are so many ways for you to kill your enemies -- and it's relatively easy to learn.

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One last look at Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

Click for high-res image.

... Before the review. We've raved about the gameplay, the graphics and the story before. Now, with the release of the game finally upon us, we can share these new screenshots from both the single player and multiplayer portions of the game.

Gallery: Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

PSP Fanboy hands-on: Logan's Shadow

Watch out. Logan's Shadow will redefine what gamers should expect from the Syphon Filter series. No, it will change what people should expect from handheld games in whole. The long-running franchise hits its peak in the upcoming PSP-exclusive Logan's Shadow and provides one of the most intense and immersive handheld experiences ever made. What makes Logan's Shadow so successful is its incredible production values. The graphics take full advantage of the PSP's true power. RUnning at 333MHz, the game outputs some of the system's best graphics, only falling shy of the upcoming SOCOM: Tactical Strike. The graphics found in the game best many PS2 games, with superior interactive water, beautiful volumetric smoke, and intense particle and shader effects. In addition, detailed animation and real-time physics bring the world to life.

The core of Logan's Shadow's success comes in its unrelenting pursuit of bringing a true console experience to the handheld. This is easily the most advanced Syphon Filter yet, allowing players to perform a variety of moves that establishes Gabe Logan as a true badass. Logan has a variety of moves at his disposal: stealth moves allow the player to grapple enemies and dispose of them in unique context-sensitive ways. Sneaking around, taking cover, peeking and blindfiring will be familiar to those that have played Gears of War, and its impressive that the controls translate so well on the PSP's admittedly limited interface. There are so many "wow" moments in the game that handheld gamers would never have expected. For example, in one of Logan's misadventures, he'll have to fight a submarine underwater. Given complete 360 degree freedom whilst fighting enemies underwater and figuring out how to defeat a submarine is one of the most epic experiences I've seen in all of handheld gaming ... and that's just one of the many brilliant set pieces to be found in Logan's Shadow.

There's a lot to rave about the game, but we're not allowed to talk about the game's latter half, which features some truly spectacular moments. Rest assured, it appears that Logan's Shadow will be the single best game ever made for PSP, provided you're a real hardcore gamer. Casual players will be offput by the complex controls and somewhat daunting difficulty level. The incredibly long levels also do the game some harm: gamers will have to devote a hefty amount of time to each level, with each individual level taking upwards of thirty minutes of continuous play. However, with a compelling story, great graphics, and exciting gameplay, you'll want to devote a lot of time to the game. Expect the full review soon.

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