Archive for November, 2010
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.
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
UPDATED after the fold. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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.