Archive for October, 2010
The official PlayStation blog collected votes on all-time favorite PS2 games from various famous game developers and media personalities. I’ve aggregated the results here:
* Grouping Notes. I grouped most series together. For example, I grouped all GTA games together along with a single vote for Bully. I also grouped Ico with Shadow of the Colossus and Frequency with Guitar Hero. I separated Ratchet & Clank vs Jak & Daxter even those were definitely the same style of game. I separated Final Fantasy X and XI because they were so different (single-player vs MMO).
Here are my Awards of the Awards:
The Super Voucher includes access to the in-game soundtrack, a dynamic theme, the Retro Map Pack (with 2 popular maps from Killzone 2), Double XP for the first 24 hours of multiplayer gameplay, and full access to all weapons and abilities in the same time span.
Pre-order bonuses are detailed in the next tab.
Guerilla Pack (GameStop)
- Unlock all weapons and abilities for 24 hours, and get the Retro Map Pack for free
Fast Starter Pack (Best Buy)
- Double XP for the first 24 hours of multiplayer, and the Retro Map Pack
Unlock and Load Pack (Amazon)
- Get 3 Unlock Points to use on a weapon or ability, as well as the Retro Map Pack
All other participating retailers will simply get you the Retro Map Pack for free. No word on pre-order bonuses in other regions, though.
The new HD upgrade to the Sly Cooper franchise has been cleared for launch and will be available at retailers starting on Tuesday, November 9th for your platforming pleasure. The game was revealed at this years E3 and shortly after we got some new info about what we would be getting for our $39.99 purchase which makes this post a whole lot easier:
- Sly Cooper 1, 2 and 3, all in one Bluray disc.
- Widescreen 720p remastered graphics at a steady 60 frames per second
- 4 new minigames that take advantage of both the new PlayStation Move controller and 3D. You can also play them with the Dualshock 3 controller and without the 3D.
- Trophies for all 3 games which means you get 3 platinum trophies for only $39.99
Don’t get to excited about the naked part, all I meant by that is that this PS3 is going to be a 320GB standalone model without anything included. According to SONY this is what a bunch of users have been asking for and with all the content that SONY has been pushing and adding as of late they decided this was something that was a good idea. This baby is ready for your gaming or watching pleasure as early as today at your local retailers. It will debut with a $349.99 price tag and for only $50 more than the 160GB model, it’s a pretty good deal.
Yesterday after posting about the new Playstation Rewards initiative from Sony I figured that some heavy “maintenance” was to be scheduled for PSN to implement the changes needed so they could track and link our activities and thus allow us to increase our PS Rewards Rank. PSN will be down from 7:00 am Pacific up until approximately 3:30 pm Pacific.