Archive for October, 2007

CoD4 in the Wild

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There’s lots of information coming down about Call of Duty 4. In particular, this dude over at AVS Forums has made himself famous by talking about a retail copy of the PS3 version he got (link). He posted lots of pics of setup screens etc, but the bandwidth was exceeded, so go here for the PS3 CoD4 pics. Lots of nice stuff there!

If you’d like some more information about the weapons and perks, follow this UGO link.

And last up, 402 has also revealed what “Old School” mode is:

Old School is a new game mode that completely changes the way MP is played.

No Classes, so everyone starts off with the Scorpion and pistol with no perks. Perks and Weapon pick ups are scattered around the map. In addition players have increased health and increased jump height. Essentially it’s all about using the new settings to your advantage, learning the maps and best weapon pick up / perk combo placements in the map because once a weapon / perk is picked up you have to wait for it to respawn.

I can honestly say that some of my favorite games have been in Old School mode. I play it a lot when we just want to jump in and have fun, although I stick to objective gametypes and normal team deathmatch for my serious games. I think of Old School as the opposite of Hardcore Mode. While Hardcore is for serious balls to the wall gaming, Old School is just crazy / mess around games.

Neat stuff! Next week is gonna be awesome!

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Quick News Bits for 10/31/2007

Last night, Mark Rein wrote:

I was playing the PS3 build for a few hours tonight and it is really, really fantastic. Amazingly smooth and solid. I think you PS3 users are in for a huge treat with UT3.

SingStar is coming to Europe in December but not until later for the US. The delays with this title have been licensing related and not technology related. link

MGS4 may or may not be moved back from Q1 2008 to Q2 2008. (from fleakitten)

The ps3blog Folding@Home team has climbed to position 392! Congratz! (from mcloki)

Happy Halloween from Austin!

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New Resistance Fall of Man Patch Rumbles

The new patch enables Rumble and another cool feature “snapshot Mode”. Use the PRT SCRN on your keyboard and it will save it to the XMB. Cool stuff. Hopefully more titles will have this feature.

Turn off 40s and Tags

Private Game with password

Roundbalancing more aggressive

Rumble-enabled

Weapon-balancing

Decrease damage and range of Shotrange

Increase Laark reload – decrease radius of explosion and the speed

Frag grenade – less radius

More damage with Hedgehog – put smaller chance of One-Hit kill

Increasing the range of fire of Arc Charger + damage increased

Decreasing the damage of secondary Arc Charger

Clip-Fire reduced

Bullseye Tag Re-fire is slower

Custom Game Mode – Voicechat with EVERYONE in the game

Bug fixes

Elite Soldier and Assains Medal recorded in all game modes

Defender Medals in CTF record in ranked too

You can use PRT SCRN on your keyboard to take pictures and save them directly to your ps3 hard drive

New unlockables:

Clank backpack
Magna Boots
Ratchet’s Wrench

Wonder what the Magna Boots look like! :)

Resistance Fall of Man New patch Details – includes Rumble and snapshot Mode

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Remote Start your PS3 with upcoming FW 2.00

The PSP recently got a firmware update 3.72. And it had something very interesting in the new feature list.

* Support has been added for [Remote Start]* of the PS3 system under [Remote Play].

*To use this feature, the PS3 system software must be version 2.00 or later. For detailed information about [Remote Start], visit the PS3 Help & Support section at eu.playstation.com and select Connecting to other devices in the General Guides area.

So when will this the 2.00 PS3 FW hit? Hopefully soon. Now I don’t have leave the PS3 on remote play while away from home, how great is that :)

Update features (ver 3.72)

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