Silent Hill HD Collection

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Digital FoundrySilent Hill HD Collection Performance Analysis Video

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 frame-rates compared in the HD versions of both Silent Hill 2 and its sequel.

Digital FoundrySilent Hill 3 HD: PS2 vs. PS3 Comparison Video

PlayStation evolution. Silent Hill 3 compared on Sony's older hardware and its current gen console.

Digital FoundrySilent Hill 3 HD: PS3 vs. Xbox 360 Comparison Video

Comparison video of the two HD versions of the PlayStation 2 classic.

Digital FoundrySilent Hill 3 HD: PS2 vs. Xbox 360 Comparison Video

Comparison video of the PS2 original up against the Xbox 360 HD remaster.

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Silent Hill HD Collection patch canned for Xbox 360

Silent Hill HD Collection patch canned for Xbox 360

"Due to technical issues and resources."

The hugely criticised HD ports of Silent Hills 2 and 3 that appeared in the series' HD Collection will not be patched on the Xbox 360, Konami has announced.

According to Konami, the patch was "cancelled due to technical issues and resources."

Upon following up, Konami also added "timing" to its list of reasons.

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Silent Hill HD Collection finally gets PS3 patch

Silent Hill HD Collection finally gets PS3 patch

Unfinished port code fixed at last.

Konami's buggy Silent Hill HD Collection has finally recieved a patch on PlayStation 3.

The update fixes a number of problems with the original release, which Konami admitted was based on incomplete code.

PS3 players can nab the download now, Silent Hill producer Tomm Hulett wrote on the Silent Hill Community forums.

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Konami to patch Silent Hill HD, Downpour

Konami to patch Silent Hill HD, Downpour

Publisher answers negative fan feedback.

Konami has announced plans to patch up both Silent Hill HD Collection and Silent Hill: Downpour following negative fan feedback to the two recent releases.

The updates will fix problems with autosave in Downpour, and framerate issues and audio-syncing in Silent Hill HD.

"Players have voiced their concerns, and solutions to these issues will be fixed and launched in the coming weeks," read its announcement.

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Japan chart: 3DS sales spike thanks to new Kingdom Hearts

Japan chart: 3DS sales spike thanks to new Kingdom Hearts

While Silent Hill HD Collection, Little King's Story Vita tank.

3DS sales saw a significant jump in Japan last week thanks largely to the release of a new entry in Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts action RPG series.

Nintendo's portable sold 121,921 units, compared to 94,011 last week.

It continues to totally dominate the Japanese hardware market - its nearest rival was PlayStation 3 with 23,771 sales. The Vita continues to slum it, but saw a small bump to 12,105, up from 10,302.

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Silent Hill HD Collection Review

Calling it a collection is pushing it, given the number of Silent Hill titles excluded from this package. But with HD makeovers all the rage these days, it's hard to argue with the appeal of a full refresh for the second and third instalments of Konami's beloved horror series.

The problem for the team tasked with such a remastering job is in managing the expectations of two distinct audiences: those coming to the experience for the first time, and those wishing to relive a classic. For the former group, elevating the presentation to acceptably modern standards might be enough, as long as the game holds up. But the latter's hawk-like glare will be checking that every pixel preserves the integrity of the original.

There's been a right old hoo-ha over this release and the quality of the conversions. Forums are aflame, rage fuelled by comparison images and videos ostensibly highlighting the shoddy, careless work that has destroyed these masterpieces. Even the original art director has joined in, expressing astonishment on Twitter that a screenshot of the PS3 update was taken from a "released version", branding it "poor". So, is all of this fair comment or more entitled whining from spoiled babies?

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Silent Hill HD Collection release date

The HD Collection of Silent Hill, not a patch on Mute Mountain, will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360 on 29th March.

The HD Collection comprises the second and third PS2 Silent Hill games. They've been reworked with HD graphics and re-recorded soundtrack and dialogue. The latter involved reuniting all the old cast.

The included version of Silent Hill 2 includes the levels from the Director's Cut.

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Konami confirms Silent Hill release dates

Konami confirms Silent Hill release dates

Downpour, HD Collection, Book of Memories due in March.

Three separate Silent Hill titles all hit US shelves in March, publisher Konami has announced.

First up on 6th March is Silent Hill HD Collection on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which offers remastered versions of Silent Hill 2 and 3.

That's followed on 13th March by Silent Hill: Downpour, again for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It's the latest console release in the long-running survival horror series, and the first from new developer Vatra Games. Take a look at a trailer below.

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Konami dishes out Silent Hill release dates

Konami dishes out Silent Hill release dates

Downpour, HD Collection, Book of Memories.

Konami US has announced release dates for three upcoming Silent Hill games.

The Silent Hill HD Collection on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (bundles remastered Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3) will be released on 24th January 2012.

PlayStation Vita game Silent Hill: Book of Memories will be released in February.

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Voice actor defends Silent Hill 2 HD

"If you want to hate it, that's fine."

Troy Baker - the new voice of James Sunderland in Silent Hill 2 HD - has defended the quality of the voice acting in the game, and blamed original voice actor Guy Cihi for forcing Konami to record new voices.