Archive for January, 2011

Save Game Cloud – How Do You Feel About It?

Finally! Strong rumours are circulating that a cloud storage facility is going to be arriving on the PS3 with F3.60. However, as premiersoupir has already reported, it looks like this feature is going to be available to PlayStation Plus subscribers only.

We all know about the benefits provided by PlayStation Plus; with it costing around £40 GBP a year, you have benefits such as automated overnight game patching/firmware updates, £200 GBP worth of games every year – with a few more bells and whistles added on (i.e. early beta access for certain games).

For me, the Save Game Cloud is going to be an important feature, however – even though I stressed in a previous article that I would be happy to pay a premium for a ‘Save Game’ Cloud in order to protect my game saves, I’m not too sure I may take advantage – even though it’s less than £1 GBP per week for PS+. I currently do not subscribe to PlayStation Plus. I’ll be honest, it hasn’t appealed to me – yet. I don’t mind doing manual updates for games and firmware, and even though you are given lots of free games, etc, you don’t get to keep them after your subscription finishes – that’s quite a bummer.

Regarding my comment above about not being sure about taking advantage of PS+ due to the introduction of a Save Game Cloud, it’s not that I don’t want to pay the money – it’s more to do with the ongoing commitment of paying the premium each year – for my game saves.

If you decided not to continue with your subscription after the current one expired, what happens to your save games stored in the cloud? For some reason, I feel this feature should be sold as a separate service and not be tagged onto the end of PlayStation Plus. I may be wrong.

Are you going to subscribe to PlayStation Plus just because this feature is being introduced? Share your thoughts with me in the comments box below.

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Killzone 3 Voice Actors Keep It Classy

Ray “I’m here to kill your monstah!” Winstone and Malcolm McDowell (he was in God of War 3 you know?) are supplying their voice talents in the upcoming Killzone 3. Both are fine choices, Ray may have even managed to curb the cockney accent and continue to add to the Hollywood template that British guys make the best villains. Though Guerilla have a track record of this with Brian Cox (not the scientist) from Killzone 2, at least they’re keeping a nice consistency for the Helghast with quality British talent. Killzone 3 is out 22nd Feb in US and 25th Feb in Europe.

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There is an “Inception” Game in the Works

Christopher Nolan, the writer/director of Inception, recently told Entertainment Weekly that a videogame based on his movie Inception is beign developed. He also hinted that it might be a MMORPG. Whatever it is, I hope is will be as great as the movie, and released on the PS3.
Read what he had to say after the jump.
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Game Deals of the week Jan 30th

Here are some gaming deals this week from Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, GameStop, K-mart, Target & Toys R Us. Full list after the jump.

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