Archive for November, 2009

New Releases for the Week of 11-29-09


Another pretty dry week. Apparently, the Avatar game is looking pretty good according to those who have played the demo. I guess we’ll have to see what happens there, because we all know what usually happens when a video game is based off of a movie that’s released the same week of the game. Another cool bit, though, is that the Saboteur will be released in Europe later this week. Hopefully it will get good reviews, because that’s a game I, myself, am looking forward to.

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Rogue Warrior
– December 1st // ESRB M
Avatar – December 1st // ESRB T
MX vs ATV Reflex – December 1st // ESRB E


Tony Hawk: Ride – December 4th // PEGI 12
Avatar – December 4th // PEGI 12
The Saboteur – December 4th // PEGI 18


Where the Wild Things Are – November 30th // OFLC G
Avatar – December 3rd // OFLC PG


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The Weekly Recap (November 22-28)

No surprise here, but we only had a total of 14 articles submitted last week. Thanks to Thanksgiving out here in the states haha (in fact, we had no submissions for Thursday). Hope those that celebrated enjoyed themselves, though! As for what’s been going on, it doesn’t look like a whole lot. There’s a few deals to be found from retailers here and there and Darrin has an Impressions article on the new Ratchet and Clank game, and a few details on DLC for a few games.

For being the holiday season. new releases are relatively dry right now. Everyone feared that now would be a bad time to release, but there are only just a small handful of big-name games (Uncharted 2, Assassin’s Creed II, and Modern Warfare 2) and the early part of next year is looking really congested, especially on the PS3 side of things.

Anyway, onto the main course:

Not a whole lot going on in the Community really. Luke had decided to start contributing news, though, and his article will be the first on the list on next week’s recap. Keep in mind, if you want to contribute yourself, be sure to click the button up above and sign up. We really appreciate your involvement in the community and making this site the best source for PS3 news! Here’s this week’s recognitions:

Contributor of the Week

  • Trev – 4 Entries

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LittleBigSonic.
Trev – November 22nd

Free DivX Movie for your PS3
Tosh – November 23rd

Revenge of the Wounded Dragons.
Trev – November 24th

2010: The First 6 Months
fleakitten – November 24th

Is Bungie Working on a PS3 Game?
fleakitten – November 24th

PlayStation Video Store Previews Needs Work
Tosh – November 25th

How popular is PS3Blog.net?
Trev – November 25th

PS3 Terms of Service Change – Might Want to Read…[UPDATE]
JimmyMagnum – November 25th

Uncharted 2 The gift that just keeps giving.
Trev – November 25th

First Need for Speed SHIFT DLC on the Way!
JimmyMagnum – November 25th

Amazon Black Friday PS3 Bundle and More
Tosh – November 27th

LittleBigPlanet: Online Create Mode
Darrin – November 27th

Crack in Time Impressions
Darrin – November 27th

So That’s What Happened To Those Fat PS3s
fleakitten – November 28th

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Another Sweet PS3 Bundle

What do you get, when you take Kevin Butler, and a BestBuy employee? You get the power of BOOM! Check out the latest “Dear Playstation” ad campaign commercial and save up to $1,100 when you purchase a PS3, Bravia HDTV, and a choice of a new game and a Blu-Ray movie. It seems like the promotion only runs from November 29th until December 12th across BestBuy stores nationwide, but don’t despair , the nice folks of BestBuy promise to do the basic installation for free.

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So That’s What Happened To Those Fat PS3s

 
Last year, the Air Force acquired at least 300 PS3s for test purposes of the Cell Broadband Engine. The systems, now numbering at 336 PS3 units, are at Air Force Research Laboratory’s information directorate in Rome, N.Y.Now the Air Force wishes to at another 2,200 consoles to the mix, which presumably means that the initial test batch yielded pleasing results.
After inspecting the document on the Federal Business Opportunities site, it appears that the Air Force is not interested in the new, cheaper slim model. Rather, it is after the 160 GB model (CECHP01 or 989038) that was available in limited quantities before the 120 GB slim model arrived.

 The Air Force has used the PS3 cluster to stitch multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images, video processing, and building computers with brain-like properties.

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Brain-like properties? Can anyone say..SkyNet?

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