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In the wake of recent news on PES 2009,NGP has been relaunched to update you on all the upcoming PES info. We’ve noticed this site has still been getting thousands of views even though we haven’t posted in over 6 months, which is really impressive. Check back regularly because from now until the new PES is released we’ll be supplying you with the latest info!
Try not to act too surprised guys, but it looks like another PES 2008 glitch has surfaced. Just a quick heads up that according to various PES players from other websites, there is a glitch on Master League mode, where if you play against Celtic, the game won’t start, and your master league will be over. Apparently, you can’t even pick up from the nearest save data, because you’ll still get the same error upon playing them.
I myself have had no issues playing Celtic in the ML, but if you’re about to start one, you might aswell stay on the safe side and remove them from your league.
Here is an email PESfan have received from Konami on the subject of slowdown.
Konami Digital Entertainment is aware that some players of PES2008 are experiencing “stuttering” by their machine when playing on PS3. (This does not occur on other formats). After checking the matter we have found that the problem is primarily taking place where the user is not playing the game in high definition.
The solution to this problem is to play the game on an HD TV (high definition screen) with an HDMI or component cable and the PS3 set to output in 720p resolution or above. This should prevent the problem and allow the player to enjoy the full HD experience provided by their PlayStation 3.
Please note: to achieve high definition it is necessary to use HDMI or component cables instead of the AV (composite) cable supplied with the PS3.
We are continuing to work on finding a solution for those people who do not have access to an HD TV.
In the meantime Konami would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused
This is very dissapointing, considering quite a few people on various websites, including me, have the resolution and cables required, yet the slowdown is still evident. Hopefully they’re not trying to weasel out of a patch and one will be released in the coming weeks.
Good to see they’ve found out where they’ve gone wrong and have set a deadline of November the 19th for the patches on both the PS3 and the 360.
Here’s the interview, courtesy of PESforum
There are several issues with the new release but the ones I am mainly concerned about for our users is the Achievements on xbox 360 version and Online play on both versions. Are you aware of how bad the online lag is at the moment both on the xbox 360 version and PS3 version? I am sure you have seen it for yourself and admit this needs to be fixed as a priority.
Yes the lag needs to be sorted out and is an issue we have been working on since a week before official release when we were first made aware of the issues. To minimise lag, try to play against people from your own country and turn all other Internet using equipment off.
Some people have reported seeing a goal go in but beein given a corner, or have seen a free kick go wide but was given as a goal, is this just all part of the lag and will it be fixed?
Yes it is, sometimes it will show on one persons screen as a corner, but the other as a goal, this is the game out of sync, this is the same as free kicks and other situations where on one screen it goes out for a corner but the other it goes in, but we have heard of cases that on both screens it did not go in but was still given as a goal, this is all down to the net code which is all part of the same lag issue which will be rectified with the patch.
Do you have a timescale on when the patch will be released for both versions?
We hope to have the patch released within two weeks at the latest, and have set a deadline of monday 19th November to get this to the public, as we are aware there are a lot of gamers out there that are avoiding a massive part of the game (online play) because of the online issues.
Are you aware of the problem people scoring free kicks online and not getting the achievement? Also several other achievements seem to be given to some people but not others.
Yes this is another issue that will be resolved with the patch, we cannot understand why some people have been given the achievement but others have not, we are currently working on a solution to this and will issue a statement explaining why this happens in the near future.
There are a lot of dissappointed PES fans out there that have even took the game back and bought a certain other football game, what would you say to them?
I would say to ALL PES fans to be patient with us while we rectify the problems, please be assured that we are working very hard to fix these problems. We hope that everyone will soon be enjoying the online aspect of the game which people will love playing with their friends and fellow gamers
Just a quick update on the latest gaming charts, and despite all the critisicm, PES is still top. Still early days, but it’ll be interesting to see how long they can stay there.
Top 10 (All formats):
3.The Simpsons Game
6.Football Manager 2008
7.The Sims 2:Castaway
8.More Brain Training With Dr.Kawashima
9.Brain Training With Dr.Kawashima
10.The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
I’ve always been a fan of PES 2008’s Japanese counterpart, Winning Eleven. It’s been around for a lot longer than PES series, and I’ve always enjoyed it more, the main difference between the two being the fluid gameplay. So it’s interesting to see that the WE 2008 demo is out on the Japan and Honk Kong store. We know almost all of you will have the US or UK store,so here is some more info on how to create an account.
You should then have access to the store where WE2008 will be out.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see if it has no slowdown on the demo, and eventually the game.