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US PS Store Update Includes Dirt 3 DLC, Alice, Outland Demo

by Ernice Gilbert on June 14th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, PSP, Sony

This week’s US PS Store update comes ready with tons of content including Dirt 3 DLC, loads of content for Alice and an Outland demo. There’s also a Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition full game trial for PS Plus subs, and if you’re one of the millions affected by the recent PSN breach, this should be yours for the taking.

Agony: Sony’s Seventh Generation PlayStation Story

Inside Sony Japan, where most massive company decisions are made, the mood must have been joyful when it was time to release PS3: “Guys we have no competition!” PlayStation father Ken Kutaragi must have proclaimed. “PS2 is the most successful console ever made, and with over 130 million (at the time) sold, the PS3 will have even more success!” I imagine he didn’t stop there either, with his confidence beaming, and Sony wanting to once again put out the most compelling machine they’d ever forged, all sorts of technology must have been considered, and although price would’ve definitely be an issue, Sony wasn’t afraid.

“They’ll buy it!” I could hear Hirai siding with Kutaragi, “it’s PlayStation, damn it! Look at how many PS2s were sold!” Things were getting a bit touchy though, price range had shot up from $399 to now $599 and some execs were perturbed. “Are we showing too much confidence in our userbase?” Another thought to himself, yet he failed to utter the thing, since the two big dogs in the room held all the say. So Blu-Ray was implemented, OtherOS, Cell Technology – and the final product was a massive technological accomplishment, but one that came with a great price.

Nintendo’s Plans Are “Unreal”, Controller To Feature HD Screen

by Ernice Gilbert on April 15th, 2011, under Hot, News, Nintendo, Wii 2

Whatever Nintendo does has to be revolutionary. Whether it’s the Super Nintendo of old, or its latest console, the Wii – it has to be different. In fact, although you may not like the Wii that much, (I don’t) the console’s changed the game forever, forcing Sony and Microsoft down a route they thought was futile, but now, both Kinect and PS Move are selling millions – thanks to Nintendo.

But the Wii’s lost steam, and analysts have been calling for a new console from the legendary gaming company for months. Will it happen? It’s basically confirmed for an E3 2011 reveal, and as news surface, we’re learning more about the console. We already know it’ll be more powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360, but what we didn’t know is how excited developers who’ve seen it are about the system. I mean, who wouldn’t? The hardware’s spotting an HD screen on its controller. What Nintendo’s forging is “unreal” says one source.

To Gamers From Sony: Remember Our Great Exclusives In 2011

by Ernice Gilbert on April 12th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, Sony

While gamers who own Xbox 360 and PC get to enjoy loads of multiplatform games and a few exclusive ones, it’s safe to say that this year, Sony’s really went above and beyond in the exclusive lineup department. Not only have they outdone themselves, but almost everyone of those games are blockbuster titles.

So like any other would do, the hardware giant wants to remind us all of something: PS3 has the best games this year, make sure to play them.

New Assassin’s Creed Confirmed For 2011

by Ernice Gilbert on April 12th, 2011, under Hot, News, PC, PS3, Ubisoft, Xbox 360

Looking at my AC: Brotherhood boxart now, I’m trying to find the date of release….Oh yeah, last October, I think. Well hang on to your sits, gamers, because according to Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot, a new Assassin’s Creed will be released this year, and it’ll be “something interesting around the…brand.”

Rumor Water – GTA V In The Works, Domains Registered

by Ernice Gilbert on February 28th, 2011, under Hot, News, Rockstar, Take-Two

GTA V is coming. There’s no doubt about it. Rockstar would never put an end to its biggest grossing franchise without notice. So when it was unearthed that new domains were registered relating to the game, our response was: bring it on.

Microsoft: 2011 Will Be An “Incredible Year” For The Hardcore On Xbox 360

by Ernice Gilbert on February 24th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News

Microsoft is in San Fransisco holding its annual Xbox event, a venue the software firm usually unveil its biggest 360 offerings. So far, all we’ve heard come out of the show that’s been significant, is the release date of Gears of War 3, and the game’s multiplayer beta that’s happening mid-April. But senior producer of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business, Kevin Unangst, has said the hardcore crowd shouldn’t be worried, as 2011 will be “an incredible year” for hardcore gamers on Xbox 360.

Video Thirst: New Rage Trailer Needs No Introduction

by Ernice Gilbert on February 17th, 2011, under Bethesda, Hot, News

Will id Software’s Rage be a great game? I’m not telling tales when I say it ‘most likely’ will. All one has to do is look to DOOM or QUAKE to muster up a conclusion. Still, we’ll let the trailer below the break do the job of further convincing.

EA Will Announce New “Exciting” FPS Later This Year

by Ernice Gilbert on February 2nd, 2011, under EA, Hot, News

Is it something from Insomniac Games, or a monster new entry from former Infinity Ward bosses and creators of Modern Warfare, Jason West and Vince Zampella’s new studio, Respawn Entertainment?

We don’t know for sure, but according to EA CEO John Riccitiello, the publisher will announce a “very exciting” FPS title it has on its books “later” this year.

Video Thirst: iPad 2 Vid Released At CES

by Ernice Gilbert on January 12th, 2011, under Apple, Hot, News

Apple isn’t messing around. The company’s now the biggest tech giant in America, and it plans on keeping things just the same. How exactly will Steve Jobs and the Apple elite accomplish this?

How about the iPad 2? Yes. The device was seen floating around CES.

Rumor Water: 3DS Will Be Region-Locked Confirms Nintendo Japan

by Ernice Gilbert on January 11th, 2011, under Hot, News, Nintendo

Planned on purchasing a 3DS? Planned on importing some of those awesome Japanese games to play on it? Stop dreaming, Nintendo Japans’s apparently confirmed that its latest handheld will be region-locked. Basically you’ll only be able to play games purchased on the local you’re in.

It’s a damned shame.

PS3 Owners Are Happier Than The Xbox 360 Crowd

by Ernice Gilbert on January 11th, 2011, under Articles, Feature, Hot, Microsoft, Sony

When you’ve been around something for a while, you get the sense of what’s going on with it. Whether it’s a good situation or nasty one, because of its familiarity to you, there are certain answers you’d be able to give without stuttering. For example, if you told me that my wife was a talkative girl, I’d call you a boldface liar because the woman’s hardly ever running her mouth. On the other hand, if you told me she’s somewhat feisty, I’d agree with you wholeheartedly. It’s a no-brainer really, you get to know to an extent, the things and people you hang around.

I’m sure you’re saying to yourself ‘where the hell is he going with this’ and to that question, I’ll answer, to the truth.

Nintendo Will Ship 4 Million 3DS Units By March

by Ernice Gilbert on January 10th, 2011, under Hot, News, Nintendo

Analysts across the board are hailing Nintendo’s upcoming revolutionary handheld gaming device as the industry’s ace for 2011, and riding the moment, Nintendo’s planning to ship 4 million units by March.

That’s no shabby number.

Sony Shows Off Its 2011 Exclusive Lineup

by Ernice Gilbert on January 10th, 2011, under Hot, News, Sony

Hey, if you’ve got something to brag about, go right ahead and brag about it. Let the world know you’re a winner, that you’ve made it to and through college, that you married the woman of your dreams, that you’ve beaten Uncharted 2 without dying. That you’re virgin.

Um… Yeah.

Sony’s bragging today, putting up a list on the US PS Blog showing off its 2011 exclusive games lineup.

I’m impressed and so will you after hitting the link.

Video Thirst: LittleBigPlanet 2 Story Trailer Is Victorious

by Ernice Gilbert on January 10th, 2011, under Media Molecule, News, Sony

Can a game be a winner even before it’s released? Many a gamer would argue no. But some will say yes, and amongst the optimists, especially for LittleBigPlanet 2, you’ll find me there, cheering the masses on to purchase this game because it’s loads of fun.

The latest story trailer released by Sony tells tale of Sackboy joining an alliance in order to save LittleBigPlanet from “The Negativitron”.

Quench it past the jump.