Archive for March, 2010

PlayStation news: Kratos Croons in God of War R&B Music Video

Warning: Though much less than the game God of War III, the music video features sexual themes and violence. Watch at your own peril.

In keeping with this week’s God of War insanity, I thought a musical reprieve might be in order.

Kratos is a fighter, hence the God of War moniker, but did you know he was a lover (yes, if you played the games you know he is)? In this excellent R&B spoof video Kratos proves that he’s got mad lady combo skills in addition to his much ballyhooed fighting abilities.

Kratos sings a slow jam

[Source: G4]

Kratos Croons in God of War R&B Music Video originally appeared on About.com PlayStation Games on Saturday, March 20th, 2010 at 07:29:37.

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Posted on March 25th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

Games Chatterbox Column Thursday

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Posted on March 25th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

Breaking the Back of the Madden Juggernaut

JDE writes:

"This May, developer NaturalMotion and publisher 505 Games will have an important question answered for them by consumer’s wallets: If a football game doesn’t have "Madden" on the box and an NFL license inside, is it still worth playing?" Slim-PS3.com is updated frequently per day with the very latest console news and reviews.

Posted on March 23rd, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

IncGamers: Runes Of Magic Demon Lord Statue – Console news

Frogster, the team behind the MMO Runes of Magic, has commissioned an 18 inch statue of the villain from the game’s first chapter, the Demon Lord.

IncGamers was sent one of these beauties, and has several screen shots of the impressive model. Slim-PS3.com is updated frequently each day with the latest Free Sony Slim PS3 news.

Posted on March 23rd, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PlayStation news: Weapons of war

Take a look at some of the devastating weaponry and beasts Kratos will be able to wield and take control of in the spectacular God of War III.

God of War III on PlayStation 3 sees Kratos make his final assault on the gods and Mount Olympus. With chaos comes a whole new set of weapons along with a classic arsenal including the mighty Blades of Chaos now famous as Kratos’ weapon of choice in his war on Zeus. Take a look at just some of the tools of destruction that Kratos battles with in God of War III.

Blades of Athena/Blades of Exile

These blades are Kratos’ primary weapons, both of which are curved blades attached to chains seared to his forearms, granting Kratos the ability to swing them at a great distance. Not only do they allow the Spartan to perform devastating combo attacks, they can also be used to assist him in scaling walls and ceilings throughout God of War’s huge environments. In God of War III, the Blades of Athena are replaced by the Blades of Exile when Kratos receives them as a gift from the ghost of Athena.

Apollo’s Bow

This long-ranged weapon is ideal for keeping enemies at bay in God of War III. With the ability to launch flaming arrows, Kratos can torch large clusters of enemies such as Undead Legionnaires with just one single arrow from Apollo’s Bow. It’s also the perfect weapon for getting the attention of the Harpies in God of War III, which he can grab hold of to reach new areas in the game. It is one of the first weapons Kratos will discover in the Underworld when he meets the damned Apollo.

Hades’ Chains

In God of War III, Kratos will acquire the chains of Hades, god of the Underworld. Functioning like the Blades of Exile, Kratos has at his disposal a number of lethal attacks, as well as the ability to summon the souls of the dead in his fight for vengeance.

The Golden Fleece

Acquired in God of War II on PlayStation 2 after defeating the Mole Cerberus, the Golden Fleece is Kratos’ essential defensive weapon, allowing him to block enemy attacks and follow through with powerful counters.

Cestus

Similar in style to the Gauntlet of Zeus found in God of War: Chains of Olympus on PSP, the Cestus is comprised of two lion head shaped steel fists, each of which are attached to chains which, like the Blades of Exile, can be extended for ranged attacks. Arguably one of the most devastating weapon sets in God of War III, the Cestus are capable of inflicting massive amounts of damage on hordes of enemies.

Control the beasts of Olympus

One of the most powerful new attacks in God of War III is Kratos’ ability to beat some of the mighty monsters of Olympus into submission before leaping on their backs and controlling them using the Blades of Exile. Once in control, Kratos can then use a combination of light and heavy attacks on other enemies, crushing them in an instant. Beast riding isn’t just limited to combat; Kratos will also have to solve certain puzzles using them too, before ultimately casting them aside and moving on to the next epic battle.

For a taste of epic vengeance download the God of War III demo from PlayStation Store now!

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Posted on March 22nd, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

REVIEW: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Redefines Online Warfare – Console news

Recent games console news:
Halo killer. Remember that phrase? It wasn’t long ago that any publisher with a first-person shooter to sell would hype their game up as the one that would finally outdo Bungie’s pride and joy. The term died off sometime in 2008 when, to the surprise of many, Call of Duty 4 outgunned Halo 3 at retail and on the Xbox Live charts, making Modern Warfare the new game to beat. Rather than focusing on being “better than Halo,” Infinity Ward made something entirely different, something with its own identity and unique selling points. In the years since, the industry has seemingly learned nothing. The success of Modern Warfare 2 has every publisher racing to add a contemporary military shooter to their portfolio, the most of notable of which is Electronic Arts’ reboot of the Medal of Honor series due later this year. It’s a maddening scenario for anyone with a hint of historical perspective, but doubly so when one considers that Electronic Arts already has a far more exciting answer to Modern Warfare 2. Bad Company 2 outmatches Modern Warfare 2 on the multiplayer stage because DICE are championing their own vision of what modern combat should play like instead of simply following in Infinity Ward’s footsteps. Our site is updated several times every day with all latest Free PlayStation 3 news and reviews.

Posted on March 22nd, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials – Issue 19

Kratos returns to bring chaos to the gods over the weekend in the colossal God of War III.

Simply godly

It’s here and it’s devastatingly brilliant – the adult action adventure God of War III has arrived exclusively on PlayStation 3 to thunderous acclaim and it’s easy to see why. With jaw-dropping visuals, blisteringly fun gameplay and memorable set pieces, this is one title which screams for deserved attention. The end of Kratos’ quest for revenge begins here.

And there’s more. If you’re lucky enough to find a copy, you can buy God of War Ultimate Trilogy Edition – available in limited numbers, so make sure you don’t miss out. This box set is a must for any God of War fan, containing not only God of War III and all the above downloads, but also classic PlayStation 2 titles God of War and God of War II (remastered in High Definition, with trophy support), an art book, postcards, an exclusive video documentary on the series downloadable from PlayStation Store, the God of War Trilogy Soundtrack and the God of War: Blood and Metal EP – a heavy metal homage featuring original music inspired by God of War.

Truly a launch fit for any videogame god or goddess…

Feed your Kratos obsessions

While you’re in the mood for some God of War inspired chaos, why not jump on board the latest Obsession Confessions where you can tell the PlayStation community which bosses are your highlights of the series. Recount your favourite tale of epic confrontation to the official PlayStation Forums at community.eu.playstation.com and you could win a God of War III T-shirt.

Patch up your games collection

Flying to PSP from PlayStation Store is the endearingly different puzzle game, Patchwork Heroes. In a daring race against time, your mission is to join Titori and his crew and dismantle a giant flying warship before it destroys their city. Can you survive the onslaught of deadly weapons and killer robots trying to stop you? Take flight with Patchwork Heroes and see if you’re a true daredevil of the skies.

PlayStation Home is where the heart is

Have you visited PlayStation Home recently? Take a trip down to everybody’s favourite virtual 3D social gaming community and you’ll find a new Space in association with retailer GAME. Sign up for a GAME reward card, jump into a fast paced mini-game to earn PlayStation Home rewards and browse and purchase PlayStation titles. Get yourself over to the Moon space of PlayStation Home and check it out.

Note: PlayStation Home supports the following languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Keep an eye on blog.eu.playstation.com for the latest PlayStation news as it happens.

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Posted on March 21st, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

Nintendo Promises Improved MotionPlus Support

When Wii MotionPlus launched in June 2009, enthusiasts immediately realized what the Wii’s technology was now capable of, and these abilities were shown off in releases of Wii Sports: Resort and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. After the initial games that launched with MotionPlus, support for the new-fangled extension began to slack, even into 2010.

All hope is not lost, though. Other sports titles undertook the new technology, including ,i>NHL 2K10, and fishing, tennis and golf releases. A huge, upcoming third-party title, Red Steel 2 looks to take motion-controlled gaming to a new level, but besides that we don’t have a huge look into 2010. Other than Red Steel 2, we haven’t seen much. At Nintendo’s Media Summit, we only saw one title announced to be Wii MotionPlus compatible: FlingSmash.

Hit the cut to find out why Nintendo’s Reggie still thinks MotionPlus has “tremendous support.” Slim-PS3.com is updated several times per day with all latest gaming system news and reviews.

Posted on March 21st, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

Episodes from Liberty City Delayed on PS3

PS3 owners are going to have to wait a little longer to get their hands on GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City as Rockstar has announced that the content has been delayed by two weeks because of some “minor” content modifications. Apparently the issue stems from certain radio, television and Internet content deemed inappropriate for Europe and the other PAL regions. The new release date for the DLC is April 13 for the US and April 16 for Europe.

Hit the break to find out why we’ve been kept waiting. Slim-PS3.com is updated regularly per day with all latest general console news.

Posted on March 20th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 Slim news: Bayonetta 2 – how to make the best better

GamesRadar: Bayonetta is brilliant. The game takes everything the original Devil May Cry stood for and tweaks it to near perfection. But you know what the problem with that is – there’s very little left to improve in a sequel.

So Sega is left with a dilemma. With a massive franchise on their hands before it’s even hit game number two, what they do right now will determine the fate of the entire series. So here’s what you could add to make a better Bayonetta. Slim-PS3.com is updated frequently every day with the latest Free PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on March 20th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »