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Report: NBA Elite 11 Officially Cancelled

November 2, 2010 | | 8 Comments

Video game blog Kotaku reports that EA’s embarrassingly delayed new NBA game, NBA Elite 11, has now been officially canceled by EA during an investor call.

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Review: Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare DLC

October 29, 2010 | | 22 Comments

Marston will be doing a lot of this during his adventures in Undead Nightmare.

I don’t often (or ever) purchase DLC. But, when I first heard about Undead Nightmare DLC for one of my favorite games of the year, Red Dead Redemption, I knew I’d purchase it. But should you?

Short answer: Absolutely.

Long answer: if you enjoyed Red Dead Redemption, and are looking for a Halloween-y themed game with terrific graphics, a great story, and some of the funniest dialog this side of GLaDOS, then you should run to your PS3, go to PlayStation Store and download this game right now. It is completely and utterly worth it.

After you download and install Undead Nightmare, you’re greeted with probably one of the greatest opening cutscenes in history. I laughed out loud a couple of times. Undead Nightmare plays itself off as a B-movie parody, and it’s pitch perfect. The laughter continues during Marshall Johnson’s mission, when a cutscene has John Marston return to Armadillo, and have a conversation with Armadillo’s resident homophobic, antisemitic racist bigot, Herbert Moon. After Moon launches into a tirade about how “Jewish British Catholic homosexuals” are responsible for the zombies infesting RDR’s world, he then walks away, and is almost immediately attacked by three zombies is by far the funniest part of the game.

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Mafia II PS3 Review

August 24, 2010 | | 19 Comments

I’ve been anticipating this game since I stumbled upon the website from 2K’s main page while looking for information on BioShock Infinite. I was surprised I hadn’t heard about it before, but I guess my agonizing waiting of L.A. Noire, and Rockstar’s little to no information about it made me pursue other games. It seems to be GTA 1950 with similar missions, cars and weapons in a huge open world, which looks pretty much exactly like Liberty City, except it’s not.

The city is Empire Bay, not related to the Empire City which had the crap kicked out of by a terrorist bomb and a dude who shoots lightning out of his hands in InFamous, and it looks exactly like New York City, even though the Czech dudes who produced the game said that Empire Bay was based off multiple cities in the United States, but mostly New York. Just in the trailer, you can see the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. All that was missing was the Statue of Liberty in the Empire Bay harbor.

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The Six Weirdest PlayStation Ads

July 21, 2010 | | 15 Comments

No matter what Xbox fanboys say, Microsoft can never top Sony in the ad department. Most of the ads for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 were rather creepy or revolting. And this post will highlight (or lowlight) the best (or worst) of them.

No. 6: “You’re saying that the PlayStation is Jesus? I’m so confused.”

The Vatican did object to this ad, which only circulated in Italy, where 90% of the population is Catholic, and most of the people who saw it were deeply offended. But, in all honesty, this looks like the MySpace profile pic of a creepy priest.

Too be honest, I have no idea who Sony is trying to appeal to. The caption,  PlayStation: 10 anni di passione, translates to ‘1o years of passion’. A seemingly innocent caption. But, when coupled with the crown of thorns, and the film ‘The Passion of the Christ‘, which was published by uber-Catholic and uber-prejudiced Mel Gibson, it’s revealed that the ad is saying that the PlayStation is Jesus. And that’s not cool, especially in Italy.

It’s also, incredibly creepy.

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The Six Worst Video Game Covers Ever

July 8, 2010 | | 12 Comments

No. 6: Super Duper Sumos, Game Boy Advance

Whoa. So, this Game Boy Advance exclusive apparently has three obese men rubbing their buttocks together. I’m pretty sure that’s not how you sumo wrestle. And, if that green stuff is any indication, these guys are simultaneously farting. Evidently, the cover designer accidentally took a piece of clip art from some sort of weird fetish website, and stuck it on the cover of his game. And, somehow, it received the much-coveted Nintendo Seal of Approval. Hopefully for the actual content of the game, not the freaky cover.

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Six Thoughts on Red Dead Redemption

June 27, 2010 | | 5 Comments

A few days ago, I finished up the story missions for Red Dead Redemption. And I must say, I was impressed. It brought me back to my wide-eyed youth when I was first stunned by just how brilliant video games could be with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in 2004. It is a beautifully written, beautiful looking video game. Now, without further ado, here are my six thoughts on RDR. This post contains spoilers, so please read it at your own risk.

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Six Upcoming Games I’m Way Too Excited About

June 16, 2010 | | 14 Comments

With E3 just getting underway, I’ve decided to look back on games that teased me in the past, that still haven’t been released, with a few more from E3 2010 that have had new details revealed about them. It’s a shame that since there technically hasn’t been an announcement of Grand Theft Auto V or Uncharted 3, because those would definitely be on this list.

I Am Alive

The post-apocalyptic survival game due to hit shelves sometime in before fall 2011, from Ubisoft, takes place after a decimating earthquake strikes Chicago. Originally unveiled at E3 2008, I Am Alive was the victim of multiple delays, and production shifting. Originally from Darkworks, it moved to Ubi Shanghai. Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond was originally involved, but she left in January.

The 2008 trailer makes the game look awesome, but I’ve been disappointed by Ubisoft before (Stupid EndWar. What a waste of money.) and the delays in I Am Alive worry me. There’s also going to be a port to the Wii, and I hope that the Wii port doesn’t tone the game down for the real consoles.

According to the website and press releases, you have to wander around the destroyed Chicago area looking for anything of use, drinking water to stay hydrated, and avoiding other people because they will do anything to get their hands on your supplies.

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