Archive for 2011
GameStop is having a great deal where you can trade in your current PS3 for $200! This trade-in must be put towards a newer model PS3. So, if you have an old fatty, and are looking to keep up with the design change, now is the time to act. This deal runs until the 14th of May. Here’s how the ad reads:
All we have for now is a teaser trailer (posted below) and some basic info about how the game will be structured. It has zombies (a must for any game in the 21st century), it has survivors (what fun would a zombie game be without a group of detailed, stylized and curiously inclined humans?), and it mixes 3rd person action (the game uses the Unreal 3 engine, so 3rd person comes naturally) with tower defense strategy (love me some towers, love me some defenses).
[spoiler intro="Teaser Trailer"][/spoiler]
Looking forward to it, and here’s hoping we get a chance to review this at ps3blog.net!
The biggest game in the world returns soon. At least that’s the message in the most recent issue of The Official PlayStation Magazine. In a teaser for its July issue, the magazine illustrates a huge “3″, hinting at none other than Modern Warfare 3. We all knew it was coming, right? It also seems very close to E3, so, I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a boat load of info during E3(June 7th-9th).
Voice actor Craig Fairbrass had previously hinted that a Modern Warfare 3 announcement was brewing.
“I did Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as Gaz and then I did Ghost in Modern Warfare 2, which has become one of the more iconic figures in the history of computer games, which is great,” Fairbrass said during a radio interview.
“And I’ve just been out in LA doing something that’s going to be announced in May,” he added. “I’ve just been out there doing some bits and pieces, and one is to do with… I can’t say too much.”
Ubisoft has announced the follow up to AC: Brotherhood, titled Revelations. The game will allow you to play as Ezio, Altair, and Desmond, with Ezio’s gameplay taking place in Constantinople and Desmond’s story picking up from where it left off.
There is no news yet on how Altair will figure into the equation. Multiplayer is returning for this game as well. The game has been given a November 2011 release date for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, which just happens to be the same release window as Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception AND Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. November is going to be a very busy month for gamers. The first screen shot for the game can be seen here
Within the past hour or so, Sony had posted an update on the outage, stating that they have begun the final testing stages of the updated PSN service, hopefully resuming it some time this weekend, if tomorrow is out of the question (no solid date yet, still). At least we know we’re very close.
Also announced, for US customers (other territories to have similar services announced soon), Sony’s complimentary ID theft monitoring will be provided by Debix, Inc, with the service ‘AllClear ID Plus’.
With this service, you will have an entire year of ID theft protection. Sony will be sending out activation emails for the service within the next few days, and the activation codes must be claimed by the 18th of June. Service will be provided for an entire year from sign-up date. What is covered by the service?
[spoiler intro="Cyber monitoring and surveillance..."]…of the Internet to detect exposure of an AllClear ID Plus customer’s personal information, including monitoring of criminal web sites and data recovered by law enforcement. If his/her personal information is found, the customer will be alerted by phone and/or email and will be provided advice and support regarding protective steps to take. The customer will also receive monthly identity status reports. Debix works with an alliance of cyber-crime experts from the government, academia and industry to provide these services.[/spoiler]
[spoiler intro="Priority access to licensed private investigators and identity restoration specialists."]If an AllClear ID Plus customer receives an alert, or otherwise suspects that he/she may be the victim of identity theft, the customer can speak directly, on a priority basis, with an on-staff licensed private investigator, who will conduct a comprehensive inquiry. In the case of an identity theft, the customer can work with an identity restoration specialist to contact creditors and others, and take necessary steps to restore the customer’s identity.[/spoiler]
[spoiler intro="A $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user..."]…to provide additional protection in the event that an AllClear ID Plus customer becomes a victim of identity theft. This insurance would provide financial relief of up to $1 million for covered identity restoration costs, legal defense expenses, and lost wages that occur within 12 months after the stolen identity event.[/spoiler]
Be sure to keep an eye on your registration emails! As soon as we get word of other territories’ ID theft protection services, we’ll let you know!
Posts just keep coming in. Howard Stringer, after the blog posted those two updates, also posted a letter, which you can read after the jump.