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Harmonix losing some respect points with Rock Band 3

October 26, 2010 | | 15 Comments

Harmonix’s flagship brand, Rock Band 3, released yesterday. For fans of the music / rhythm game, and its many iterations, this game is the culmination of years of work and thousands (over 2,000 now) of songs. Yes, Rock Band 3 introduces new modes,  new instruments, a refined experience, and a partridge in a pear tree. One of the greatest features of Harmonix’s games is how much they seem to go to bat for the consumer by trying to provide ways to make their Rock Band experience that much more enjoyable. One of the ways Harmonix has done this is allowing song imports: Rock Band 1 imported 55 of 58 songs into Rock Band 2 for a $5 fee; Lego Rock Band imported all songs into Rock Band 2 for a $10 fee; any of the track packs, or the AC/DC pack imported into Rock Band for no extra fee. The only drawback was The Beatles Rock Band was not importable into other games, considering the licensing it took to get the Beatles into Rock Band in the first place, I don’t begrudge Harmonix for that at all.

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The Ultimate SingStar Dance Party!

October 8, 2010 | | 3 Comments has another PlayStation event: The Ultimate SingStar® Dance Party!

Think you’ve got the voice or the dance moves to become an international pop star? Then host The Ultimate SingStar® Dance Party and put your talents to … Read More

Racquet Sports hands on review

September 28, 2010 | | 5 Comments

With PlayStation Move being so new to the market, there aren’t a ton of games available yet, especially third party games. One of Ubisoft’s first entries into PlayStation’s motion control technology is a port of their Wii game Racquet Sports. I never played the Wii iteration of Racquet Sports, so I’m not able to compare the game between platforms. From the screenshots and box art for the Wii version, it looks like the graphics have been improved and some of the ‘cutesy’ elements have grown up for the PlayStation version.

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Sports Champions Gladiator Duel Split Screen Game Play

September 15, 2010 | | 17 Comments

I’ve posted several videos on YouTube over the last few weeks showing some of the game play for PlayStation’s new Move controller. With my last one, I compared Sports Champions Table Tennis verses Wii Sports Resort Table Tennis in a split screen … Read More

PlayStation Move Sports Champions Table Tennis vs. Wii Sports Resort Table Tennis

September 3, 2010 | | 11 Comments

I put together a video of game play from PlayStation’s Sports Champions Table Tennis and Wii Sports Resort Table Tennis in a side by side comparison. I played a game as normally as possible. I played a game simply … Read More

PlayStation Move – now with ‘Supplies will be Limited’?

September 2, 2010 | | 8 Comments

The wife dragged me up to the mall earlier for a fun filled afternoon of holding her purse and chasing the kid. As a reward, I got a few minutes in the local EB Games (Gamestop). I went ahead … Read More

Google TV on the PlayStation 3? Let’s Speculate

September 1, 2010 | | 11 Comments

Speculation is abound for the PlayStation 3 to get Google TV sometime in the future. Google says:

Google TV is a new experience made for television that combines the TV you know and love with the freedom and power of the Internet.

Here’s some of the facts we know:

  • Google’s partners in this Google TV venture are Sony, Logitech, Intel, and Dish Network.
  • PlayStation has a HDTV/DVR add on unit that can act as a TV tuner and a digital video recorder (utilizing the PS3 hard drive), called PlayTV in Europe and Australia and called the torne in Japan.
  • Apple has been all over the media with its Apple TV lately.
  • Google TV will be in the upcoming Sony Bravia TVs and in set-top boxes (among other places).

Here’s some rumors we think we know:

  • CVG learned new PS3 sku’s where in the works, a low end 250G model and a high end 500G model. The new models will also come with built in 802.11n WiFi for faster wireless internet connectivity.
  • Mashable learned “Google TV will eventually integrate with Sony Playstation.” though no source is cited.

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This Isn’t Your Grandparents’ Wii

August 31, 2010 | | 21 Comments

I was playing the demo for the PlayStation Move game Sports Champions, Table Tennis, with my step-son earlier. He kept flailing the Move controller around like he was having a mini seizure in his hand. This is how he … Read More