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September Software and Hardward Sales Data | NPD Predictions

October 16, 2009 | | 5 Comments

The PS3 sold pretty well for last month. But not as well as I thought it would. Thanks for finding this list GM – Luke.

1 Halo 3: ODST (X360) – 1,740,972 2 Wii Sports Resort (Wii) – 526,618 3 … Read More

Trent Reznor Sony Bashing

September 25, 2009 | | 9 Comments

From here:

Being honest, I’m not a huge fan of Sony. Their entire strategy behind the PlayStation is to focus on gaming as an experience last and getting a Blu-ray player in your living room comes first. Now, three years … Read More

Games To Keep An Eye On: Blur

September 22, 2009 |

Don’t let this game slip under the radar! Blur is being developed by famed studio Bizarre Creations. Bizarre Creations are behind the 360 Exclusive titles under the name Project Gotham Racing, which is one of the best looking racing franchises on the 360 (though, very limited in terms of vehicle upgrades, etc). Due to licensing, Project Gotham Racing is owned by Microsoft, so Bizarre decided to go a different route in the racing genre, and Blur is the result.

At first glance, the game looks to be a full-on arcade racer. Given the power-ups available, it’s more akin to be a kart racer with licensed vehicles, what, with all the power-ups and whatnot. The only thing is, though, Bizarre likes to make things a little more realistic, so they’re aiming for the vehicles to have more realistic handling as well. One thing is for sure, this is definitely one of the most stylized (and best looking) racing games out there.

The game includes 55 licensed cars (and I’m sure more will come via DLC) and an awesome damage model. The cars aren’t direct representations of the real-life counterparts, seeing as they’ve had a few design provisions to suit the game’s style. You’ll see plenty of variety in the vehicle types as well, from muscle cars and tuners to luxury vehicles and vans. Given that, there should be something for everyone. No word yet on whether or not you can create custom liveries, but since more and more games support such an option, it would be a step backwards for such a game (especially with how stylized this game is), but it really isn’t that big of a deal.

As far as gameplay elements go, the main draw for this game is the power ups. Included in the game are five different types of power ups. Mine, Shunt, Nitro, Barge and Shock. Each has a specific characteristic. The ‘Mine’ power-up lays mines on the track, exploding on impact any vehicles that are following you. The ‘Shunt’ power-up, which sends a ‘homing’ blast to the car in front of you, upending the vehicle and causing it to lose control. ‘Nitro’, obviously, gives you a boost of speed. You can send a shockwave out the sides of your vehicle with the ‘Barge’ power-up. And last, but not least, is the ‘Shock’ power-up, which sends out a blue lightning bolt that slows any nearby opponents down, and causes the target vehicle to lose any of its power-ups.

One of the cooler aspects to the power-up system is that you can store two at any given time. If you happen to save up two of the same power-up, you can “double tap” it and increase the damage dealt, the speed, etc (depending on which one you use. They each have a different specialized effect). If you have two different power-ups, you can switch from one to the other if you prefer to use a specific one during a race. There are also health pick ups, so you have to keep track of the damage you take as well.

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BBC Watchdog Fiasco

September 18, 2009 | | 7 Comments

I’m sure a lot of you may have seen the video on YouTube, or elsewhere, where BBC was investigating the cause of the infamous “Yellow Light of Death” and how Sony demands money for the consoles to be repaired. … Read More

Stop Screwing Sony users!!

September 13, 2009 | | 6 Comments

Another chain mail has started working its way around PSN to start up protests, after such a successful one against Infinity Ward, this time against Sony’s lack of exclusives and poor quality multi-platform titles. The protest reads as follows;

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Gears of War on PS3 eventually, says analyst

September 13, 2009 | | 11 Comments

Analyst heavyweight Michael Patcher is at his crystal ball again, this time dishing out the controversial prediction that Epic’s Gears of War series will come to PlayStation 3… eventually.

Speaking to Game Trailers, Patcher pointed out that Epic is … Read More

Robert Bowling responds to protest.

September 7, 2009 | | 7 Comments

Robert Bowling of Infinity Ward responded to the recent exclusive map packs for Xbox. As I suspected the chain mail appears to have started out of confusion by the timed exclusivity of the map packs appearing on Xbox first … Read More

Call of Duty Protest.

September 6, 2009 | | 9 Comments

A protest against the Modern Warfare 2 timed exclusive map packs for Xbox has been organised. Due to take place on Monday September 7th, the protest calls for all PS3 gamers playing Call of Duty 4 or World At War … Read More