Archive for January, 2011

I’m Victim of Dead Space 2’s Game Breaking Battery Glitch

***Warning, before reading, this situation could detail some very minor spoilers. Nothing story driven, just a specific scenario late in Chapter 6.***

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Dead Space 1, but I understood its appeal and respected it enough to give the predecessor a go. Much to my surprise I was having more fun with this sequel than I did with the original. However my fun turns to disappointment after reaching a certain point in Chapter 6.

There is a certain area in a zero gravity room that the entrance you need to take is cast in uncontrollable flames. There are 3 oxygen machines pumping out air that are keeping the flame alive. Your job is to remove the battery cores from the machines so that the oxygen is depleted and the flames extinguished only upon my arrival, all 3 battery cores were already missing.

I wasn’t exactly sure what needed to be done here and I thought nothing of it. This was a fairly large room and I figured I just needed to explore some more. Upon exploring I found some items such as a precious power core so I went back to the previous save point right outside of the door and saved my game. This was my mistake. Saving the game saved the glitch. No battery cores will pop up for me to remove from the oxygen machines which means I can’t put out the flames. The only way around this is to start the game over completely.

To their defense…its my fault for only having one game save. As an RPG fan I understand the added benefit of saving multiple times in multiple places, but for linear shooters, I’ve never seen the purpose of doing that…well that is until now.


GT.TV’s Interview With Twisted Metal Creator David Jaffe

The fourth season of GT.TV kicked off last week with never-before-seen footage of Twisted Metal and an interview with creator David Jaffe. In this extended cut version of what aired on the TV show, Jaffe shares details about what fans can expect from the online multiplayer modes to the usual wacky gameplay that makes Twisted Metal…twisted.

Source: GameTrailers



Cloud Game Saves

Kotaku reports that with official firmware v.3.60, Sony will enable online storage of game saves. (Finally an OFW update that provides a new feature set!) This frees up hard drive space, of course (though not much in principle), but the more exciting ramification of this is that one will be able to download one’s game saves to other consoles or even to the same console in case of hard drive failure.

Two caveats: This service will only be available to PS+ members, and Sony will allow game developers to opt out of the cloud system for their titles. I wonder how this feature will treat games with locked game saves. Will they be grandfathered in to the pool of those who opt out?


The Weekly Recap (January 23rd-29th)


Another week and another Recap. This is 3 weeks in a row this has been on time! I love how everything is easier for me to compile for the week now haha. Anyway, this was a busy week. We had a total of 32 main posts and 22 QuickNews. Haven’t seen that much activity in both fronts at the same time for a while.

Biggest news this week was, of course, Sony’s PSP2 unveiling event (I don’t like to use NGP). If you haven’t seen anything on it yet, I suggest watching the conference video. Uncharted and Little Deviants had some awesome examples of the control systems available on the device.

There was a big number of new trailers and videos posted for upcoming games, as well as a fan-made Fallout-themed short. We have also had announcements of games coming to PSN, as well as demos and such, which are pretty standard news fare. Still, 2011 is proving to be quite eventful.

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Nothing new this week, really. Although there is one thing that has been done for those of you who like to read up on the store updates and want to be sent notifications when they go up. If this pertains to you, you can follow those by subscribing to the RSS feed on FeedBurner.

First off, the winner for the Two Worlds II contest has been chosen. Congratulations to Kane112!

We also have another giveaway underway. This one is for a collectible Bulletstorm Nutcracker. Be sure to check that out here!

32 Articles // 22 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Eddie – 9 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly & Eddie – 6 Entries Each

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Although we don’t have any Game Nights currently planned, Gophermods’ RSX reballing service should be available this Tuesday. This means I should have my PS3 fixed early next month, which, in turn, means we’ll likely also have the GT5 tournament sometime next month as well (the one that was originally scheduled for December 26th). Details on that will be posted again when I get my console back, so keep an eye out for that ;).

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PSP2, What We Think We Know (Several Updates)
Eddie on January 23rd, 2011 52 Comments

PSN 11 for 2011 50% Off Game Sale
Eddie on January 24th, 2011 27 Comments

L.A. Noire Trailer, Release Date May 17th North America/ 20th Europe
Eddie on January 24th, 2011 14 Comments

Need for Speed SHIFT 2 Limited Edition Trailer
Jay on January 24th, 2011 7 Comments

Alert! Incoming Helghast Attack on the PlayStation Home this Thursday!
Luke on January 24th, 2011 8 Comments

Portal 2 Mods to be Platform Agnostic
premiersoupir on January 24th, 2011 7 Comments

Skyrim: Creating Better Combat
Eddie on January 24th, 2011 10 Comments

Silent Hill 8 Officially Named Silent Hill: Downpour to be Released Fall 2011
Oly on January 24th, 2011 8 Comments

Infinity Ward Security Meeting on PS3 Hacking
Eddie on January 24th, 2011 11 Comments

Avatars Galore Hit PSN Tomorrow!
Luke on January 24th, 2011 18 Comments

Final Fantasy Overflow. XIII-2, Versus, Type-0 New Info
Eddie on January 25th, 2011 9 Comments

MAG Turns One
premiersoupir on January 25th, 2011 4 Comments

EA Sports Fight Night Champion Demo Available Feb 1st
Oly on January 25th, 2011 4 Comments

MLB 11: The Show – New Mode for Disabled Gamers
Jay on January 25th, 2011 6 Comments

COD Black Ops Xbox Live Error
Trev on January 26th, 2011 8 Comments

Single Player Killzone 3 Demo Hitting PSN Next Month
Sakinah on January 26th, 2011 13 Comments

Fallout: Nuka Break Fan Made Short
Jay on January 26th, 2011 5 Comments

Ghostbusters: Sanctum Of Slime to hit PSN March 23rd
Oly on January 26th, 2011 4 Comments

Crysis 2 is Actually Quite a Crisis of a Game.
FooBear408 on January 26th, 2011 19 Comments

New Rage Trailer and Screen Shots
Oly on January 26th, 2011 3 Comments

Sony PlayStation Event 1AM EST on 1/27
Eddie on January 26th, 2011 14 Comments

PSP2 is Here and it is the NGP!
Eddie on January 27th, 2011 38 Comments

“PlayStation Suite” Will Allow PlayStation Content on Android Smartphones and Tablets
Oly on January 27th, 2011 5 Comments

New HD Trailer Of Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Sakinah on January 27th, 2011 9 Comments

MAG Statistics
premiersoupir on January 27th, 2011 7 Comments

Sony’s Battle With Piracy and Firmware 3.56
Eddie on January 28th, 2011 35 Comments

Tips and Tricks: PS3 Rebuild Database & FAQ | Recovery Menu
Tosh on January 28th, 2011 14 Comments

Uncharted NGP/PSP2 Tech Demo Footage
Jay on January 28th, 2011 11 Comments

Plants Vs Zombies Is Finally Coming Soon to PSN!
Oly on January 28th, 2011 12 Comments

SEGA & PlatinumGames “ANARCHY REIGNS” Teaser Trailer and Pics
Oly on January 28th, 2011 5 Comments

Mass Effect 2, Commander Shepard Battles New Evil!
Luke on January 29th, 2011 5 Comments

Watch the Entire Sony Event
Jay on January 29th, 2011 5 Comments


Killzone 3 the Largest PS3 Game Weighing in at 41.5GB
Eddie on January 24th, 2011 6 Comments

PSN Version of Just Cause Could be Heading Our Way
Eddie on January 24th, 2011 4 Comments

Killzone 3 Multiplayer Weapons Revealed
Oly on January 24th, 2011 3 Comments

Explodemon Explodes on Feb. 8th on PSN for $9.99
Eddie on January 24th, 2011 No Comments

PS3 Accessories: Up to 50%. 2 Days left
FTP on January 24th, 2011 3 Comments

MAG Acquisition Mode Neutrality
premiersoupir on January 24th, 2011 No Comments

Sony’s January 27th Event “Playstation Meeting 2011″
Eddie on January 24th, 2011 8 Comments

Disney Restructures Into a Digital Only Publisher
Eddie on January 25th, 2011 1 Comment

Bulletstorm Demo Blows Up PSN Today!
Beastxjason on January 25th, 2011 3 Comments

Upcoming Novel to Bridge Gap Between Resistance 2, Resistance 3
Oly on January 25th, 2011 2 Comments

Killzone 3 Helghan Forest Map in New Game Video
Jay on January 26th, 2011 2 Comments

SHIFT 2 Unleashed Career Trailer
Jay on January 26th, 2011 No Comments

LittleBigPlanet 2 Game Night Jan 25th Recap
Tosh on January 26th, 2011 3 Comments

Pre-Release NGP (PSP2) Video
Oly on January 27th, 2011 1 Comment

David Milch Adapting ‘Heavy Rain’ for the Big Screen
Oly on January 27th, 2011 3 Comments

PS3 FW 3.56
premiersoupir on January 27th, 2011 3 Comments

PS Home Central Plaza Taken Over By Helghast
Tosh on January 27th, 2011 3 Comments

Brand New Footage From TWISTED METAL Tonight on GTTV
Oly on January 27th, 2011 2 Comments

Socom 4 Will Be Released April 19th (New Multiplayer Trailer)
Oly on January 28th, 2011 3 Comments

Imageepoch Working on NGP, Comments on Uncharted
Eddie on January 29th, 2011 No Comments

CFW App Permits Loading PC Mods for Oblivion and Fallout 3
premiersoupir on January 29th, 2011 5 Comments

Just Cause Game-Based Movie in the Works
kennygk on January 29th, 2011 4 Comments

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Yeah, this was kind of a dumb question to ask, but I’ve seen many comments of people who believe that exclusive titles are hurting the industry. I think what would have been a better question was whether or not third party exclusives do, so that was an ‘oopsie’ on my part, as differentiating third party exclusives from first party could have changed the results.
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With the recent unveiling of the PSP2/NGP, this poll question was going to be kind of an obvious choice. Will you be picking up the new handheld?




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