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I Remember When Video Games Cost A Nickel!

August 17, 2011 | | 9 Comments

Loyal minions! Gather around because it’s once again FooBear408 story time. I realize it’s been quite some time since I’ve published any articles, but I’ve been working on about four or five articles at the same time – so be ready for a Foo onslaught! Fret not loyal reader, for I have always and shall be – your friend. And remember, you can always get your fill of PS3BLOG’s most popular writer (yours truly) usually every Thursday on the weekly podcast – published by our very single, very disease-free,  Jcmdaddy.

Just recently I visited my local Gamestop and preceded to drop some serious clams on some pre-orders to help lessen the sticker shock of when I actually go to pick them up. Those quality titles include:

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Uncharted 3: New & Improved (Now With More Beta!)

June 28, 2011 | | 37 Comments

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a PlayStation fan. I think the game that escalated that fandom without a doubt has got to be the Uncharted series.

It’s that time again with the UC3 Beta coming out today on the PSN around 2pm PST (according to Evan Wells’ twitter) and then I’ll be able to go home and starting handing tickets for the “pain train”. The videos showcasing the new maps that will be available to play will be “Airstrip” & “Chateau” along with some co-op options.

Now if you couldn’t tell, I’m just this side of being excited to be included in this boner-inducing beta and not only will you be able to play the beta – you’ll be able to earn in-game rewards for the actual game when it comes out in November. Now that is something to write home to the alumni association about.

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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

May 9, 2011 | | 11 Comments

Greetings true believers!

Once again loyal minions, time for another enthralling FooBear408 article. I’d like to think I’m the resident Andy Rooney around these parts…maybe just not as old and certainly not as grouchy. Definitely more handsome, and with the stockpile of jokes – I’m a pretty safe bet. Fortunately, for me – I have Mrs. FooBear, so I’m taken. I’ve also written on subjects including, but not limited to, my infatuation for my fat boy model 80gb to the current hot topic that’s lighting up the message boards today: the great PSN fiasco.

Don’t fret – this isn’t another one of those articles.

I’ve been doing some serious thinking about the state of gaming lately. Actually on some titles coming out, some types that are already out, and ones that right on the cusp of coming out. One of these titles, “L.A Noire”, for instance has got me hook, line, and sinker. I think the reason why this game has its meat hooks into me is because it’s original. It’s never been done before. I recognize that, and want to be part of it, so I can go on the message boards and shout from the rooftops about how much I want to be its baby’s daddy and/or completely blast it anonymously and tell everyone how much it stinks.

I don’t think that’ll be the case, though. Tell me I’m wrong.

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FooBear408 Reviews PlayStation Move Heroes

May 4, 2011 | | 4 Comments

Greetings true believers!

Your lil’ pal FooBear408 once again has hopped on the old soapbox to audition for position of town crier. Basically, I’m willing to talk for anyone who’ll listen. This being my first serious review of a game that isn’t all that serious to begin with.  Whether you’re playing as a raccoon who sports a black lone ranger mask complete with newsboy/berét, or my personal favorite: the low budget and not so smug version of Bender from Futurama – Clank – you’ll be kicking ass and taking names in no time. And in conclusion to this first riveting paragraph: there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that this game gets repetitive – fast. And the game, as a whole, leaves something to be desired for the hardcore fans. The good news is there’s no more bad news.

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PlayStation Network Outage: FooBear408 Weighs In

May 4, 2011 | | 41 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve written an article/rant for a while and I’ve kept quiet for some time now about the whole Playstation fiasco – until now. Read on…

Let’s set the record straight:

[spoiler intro=”Timeline of Events”]April 19, 2011. 4:15PM PDT – Sony Network Entertainment America (SNEA) network team detects unauthorized activity in the network of 130 servers. Specifically, machines were “rebooting when not scheduled to do so.” Analysis begins.

April 20, 2011. Early Afternoon – SNEA engineers discover evidence of “unauthorized intrusion” and that data had been removed with PlayStation Network servers. PlayStation Network shut down by engineers, taking 77 million registered PlayStation Network and Qriocity accounts offline. Sony retains service of computer security and forensic consulting firm.

April 21, 2011 – Sony retains services of second computer security and forensic consulting firm.

April 22, 2011 – Nine of ten compromised servers are mirrored by Sony and security firms. Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) general counsel provides FBI with information about the intrusion. A meeting with the FBI is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th, 2011.

April 23, 2011. Afternoon – Forensic teams confirm that intruders used “very sophisticated and aggressive techniques to obtain unauthorized access, hide their presence from system administrators, and escalate privileges inside the server.”

April 24, 2011. Easter Sunday – Sony retains additional forensic team with “highly specialized skills” to “determine the scope of the data theft”.

April 25, 2001 – Teams confirm account details compromised, including name, address, country, email, birth date, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password, login, handle and network ID, but remain unsure if any of the 12.3 million global credit cards stored on the servers were compromised.

April 26, 2011 – Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment America provide public notice of the intrusion and alert regulatory authorities in New Jersey, Maryland, and New Hampshire.

April 27, 2011 – SCEA alert regulatory authorities in Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Puerto Rico.

May 3rd, 2011 – Sony Chairman Kaz Hirai sends letter to Congressional Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade explaining details of intrusion.[/spoiler]

Now two things come to mind when reading that timeline:

1.  Fifteen days is a really long time for any conglomerate like Sony to take a hit and stay down as long as it has.

2. That entire timeline was “borrowed” from Kotaku.Com, mostly because I’m too lazy to write anything that in-depth.
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F.E.A.R 3 Super Mega Awesome Giveaway Winners

April 6, 2011 | | 17 Comments

First off, apologies for the delay – it seems Mrs. FooBear got food poisoning and yours truly had to make sure she was ok. So situations beyond my control and all that…now let get to the business at hand.

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F.E.A.R. 3 Multiplayer Super Mega Awesome Giveaway!

April 1, 2011 | | 25 Comments

Greetings true believers!

Yours truly went to the FEAR 3 multiplayer event last night. And between you & me, it probably was one of the nicest, and definitely most organized, events I’ve ever been to.

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Is It Bedtime? Did I Ask For A Story?

March 30, 2011 | | 3 Comments

Yes. It is bedtime. And you will sit there and read every word I have to say. This story has charm, lovable characters, and paints a picture with words because the author is awesome. Let’s begin, dearest reader…

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