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

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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19 Year Old Arrested For Using PlayStation 3 To Make Bomb Threats

According to a news report in Japan. A 19 year old unemployed Japanese man threatened to blow up a train station for reasons unknown. What is known however is that the man used his PlayStation 3 to write the message in Japanese bulletin board.

Authorities traced the man’s IP address and they discovered that he used his PlayStation to write and send the message. The threat read “”Tomorrow, I will blow up Hiroshima Station.” The next day, he was arrested.

Source: Nikkasports Japan

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Are Video Games Causing Marital Trouble?

I listened to a local news story about how video games are causing marital issues. They reported that 15% of women say their husbands’ obsession with gaming is cause for their divorce. It was only 5% a year ago in the same survey. I think part of this is due to them not working out the real issues in their marriage, or maybe it’s just that some guys are really addicted to games and don’t care about anything else. If you are playing games for 8+ hours every day, and your aren’t getting paid to do it, I think that’s a little much for a married guy. Unless your wife if out of town. Then get in all the gaming you can!

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How Long Can You Go Without Playing On Your PS3?

Forget the PSN incident for a second – or maybe for the next 60 seconds and let me give you an insight on what’s currently going on in my life.

We all have been affected by the PSN outage which lasted for over a month or so – this including the full restoration of the PS Store (which is as of writing this still offline). However, the majority of you have had the opportunity to play single player games on your beloved black box, ensuring the addict has got their fix whilst the PSN services were down.

Online gaming was restored only a few weeks ago, and those of you who are addicted to those multiplayer games got your ‘online’ gaming fix and your gaming life is now almost back to normal.

For me, it’s a little bit different. My story still goes back to when the initial services went offline back in April. I have yet to wait to get my gaming fix, whether it be on a single player game or a multiplayer. Why? Well, here my story (I hope the Hollywood producers are reading this – I’m sure you could beef up the story and make it into a Hollywood production).

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