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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Battlefield Bad Company 2 – Vietnam: Dev Diary

November 29, 2010 | | One Comment

Here’s a video with the Community Manager at Dice Daniel Matros talking about the new Vietnam DLC that is going to hit Battlefield Bad Company 2. He talks about why they created the Vietnam DLC and what you can expect from it.

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Dead Nation Hits the Playstation Store Tomorrow, PS Plus Members Get Day 1 Discount!

November 29, 2010 | | 15 Comments

We have seen this game being tossed around on this site for some time now as it is an important game from no other then Housemarque who created Super Stardust HD.

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The Fight: Lights Out (Move) Review

November 29, 2010 | | 12 Comments

A week ago I got my grubby hands on The Fight: Lights Out (regards to Trev & Tosh for hooking me up with a promo copy). With me being heavily into sports and somewhat liking UFC etc, I wanted to get involved in the sport without physically getting battered and bruised – so, what better way to do this than play a game of The Fight: Lights Out.

I always seemed to think I was a pretty athletic/fit person due to the amount of sports I used to play, however I don’t think I was prepared for what I was about to encounter.

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Chevalier Saga Tactics, SRPG Coming to PSN

November 29, 2010 | | 7 Comments

Imageepoch has announced this traditional looking SRPG for the PC as a browser based game but also will be coming to the PS3 on PSN. It will be a free to play game most likely charging for in game items and such. There will be online play, social elements and cross platform gaming across all 3 announced platforms for this game.

It has a very similar look to Final Fantasy Tactics.

There are 4 types of character classes, with 3 classes in each type. Warriors: Fighter, Knight, Berserker. Bandits: Rogue, Ranger, Assassin. Magicians: Mage, Wizard, Sorcerer. Monks: Acolyte, Cleric, Enchanter.

There is no definite word on if it is coming to the states or not, but they have an overseas publishing deal with Nippon Ichi so chances are good.

Click the link for images.
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Cyber Monday Deals!

November 29, 2010 | | 14 Comments

Hey Folks! It’s Cyber Monday! the day internet retailers get their chance at your holiday dollars, euros, and yen.

Today you can use this post to find, and tell others about Cyber Monday deals you find all over the web. Help your fellow gamers find that special deal and we’ll help you.

Clearly discribe what item is part of the deal and what Store it’s at.
Tell us what is the price or or how much is the mark off.
How long the deal lasts, If it’s a timed deal what is the Start and End time and what time zone.
Provide a link to deal or to a page that will lead to the deal.

Please keep posts limited to Gaming related deals!

Some Amazon.com Gold Box hints for the next few hours.
GOLD BOX
Recreate Michael Jordan’s most famous performances on the PS3 Starts 11:20am EST
Score a touchdown on the PS3 …Starts 11:20am EST
Are you prepared for Tier 1? (PS3) …Starts 1:20pm EST
The latest and greatest in Street Fighter …Starts 9:20pm EST
The gold edition of RE5 …Starts 9:20pm EST (Unknown if PS3 or 360)
Play as a fortune-hunter with a shady reputation and an even shadier past. …Starts 10:00pm EST
The dead are back …Starts 11:20pm EST
Return to a lost planet …Starts 11:20pm EST

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29nov10: State of Black Ops

November 29, 2010 | | 14 Comments

Last week I started what I hoped to become a short-lived but weekly series on the state of Black Ops. I had assumed that Treyarch would continue putting out live patches and PSN patches to address issues that we’re all having. Unfortunately, nothing has changed in the last week. There have been no PSN patches, and any live patches that did occur were transparent enough that the game doesn’t seem to have changed at all.

To recap, the four biggest issues outstanding for Black Ops on the PS3 are frame rate issues, crashing/freezing, matchmaking, and bad spawns. Add to that sundry other issues like the fact that chat icons don’t work at all, and the game aborting and giving you a loss when someone quits to XMB, and Treyarch really has their work cut out for them.

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Sony Set for an Epic Year in 2011

November 28, 2010 | | 50 Comments [tab:Epic Year 2011]

2010 is almost over with a few smaller releases still pending this year while the bigger games have all just came out i.e. the long awaited for Gran Turismo 5.

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GT5 fans, hold on to your PS3’s! (The brief history of game save locking)

November 27, 2010 | | 11 Comments

Your garage in GT5

One inconvenience for users who want to buy their second PS3 for a variety of reasons, or simply continue a game at a friend’s house, is locked game saves. In the early times of PS3, few games, if any, used locked game saves. This allowed people to share their save files, not a bad thing at all, but also allowed the users to easily backup their game saves, take it anywhere, and continue their game on another PS3. The open nature of the save files also lead to some save file hacking, with the potential to give unfair advantage to users in competitive multiplayer or leader boards. That’s the major negative side of unlocked saves.

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