Archive for November, 2010

Slim PS3 news: 1UP: TRON: Evolution Review

Latest news: Of all the campy sci-fi flicks from the ’80s, few have more built-in potential for a videogame adaptation than Tron. With its (at-the-time) groundbreaking CG animation and game-developer-trapped-in-a-computer storyline, Disney’s cult classic has plenty of hooks in place for a decent gaming crossover. Unfortunately, Tron: Evolution wastes most of that potential on sloppy, unimaginative third-person action and some seriously reprehensible vehicular segments. Slim-PS3.com is updated several times per day with the very latest Slim PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on November 29th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Gran Turismo 5: Punishing The Online Gamer

Since the release of Gran Turismo 5 over a million people have gone online to play with their friends. Sadly it wasnt as simple as it sounds, some people werent able to find their friends and others were being plagued by connection issues and all of them were being secretly punished for playing the game online. Slim-PS3.com is updated regularly every day with the very latest Slim PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on November 29th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: More than 50 3D PS3 games on the way

It won’t be long before the PlayStation 3 is accommodating a slew of 3D titles, a Sony executive has reportedly told gaming publication Develop Online.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Studio Director Mick Hocking told Develop Online recently that Sony is currently “applying 3D to more than 20 internal games.” He went on to say that third-party studios are also seeing value in creating 3D titles for the PlayStation 3.

“Overall we have more than 50 titles currently being converted into 3D, and this number if growing fast,” Hocking reportedly told Develop in the interview. “Some of them are massive names. That’s a really, really good sign that the industry is behind our unique message that 3D is a key element in the future of home consoles.”

Unfortunately, Hocking didn’t elaborate on which titles are currently being converted to 3D. But one of the most anticipated 3D releases for the PlayStation 3 is Killzone 3, which is currently in development. According to Hocking, when players “plant an explosive charge on the wall” in the game, the 3D effect makes gamers think the “charge has been placed on your TV. It’s amazing.”

Sony has been investing heavily in 3D both in and out of the gaming space. Earlier this year, the company updated the PlayStation 3′s firmware to support 3D games. In September, it updated the PlayStation 3 again to accommodate 3D Blu-ray movie playback. The company is also heavily invested in the 3D TV market, selling sets with the technology built-in.

For now, 3D games are somewhat hard to come by. Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops is arguably the most notable 3D title on store shelves. But if what Hocking reportedly said is true, it might not be long before a slew of 3D titles make their way to Sony’s console.

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Posted on November 28th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Mass Effect 3 PS3 confirmed by Sony Russia

It looks like a Sony Russia rep messed up big time. A Tweet on the SCEE Russia Twitter feed pretty much confirmed Mass Effect 3, according to internet translations.

Speculation has been rife since BioWare revealed that teaser trailer for its as-yet-unnamed new game – which is set to be officially revealed via the SpikeTV Awards in the US on Dec 11 at 8pm PST. But it seems Sony Russia has beat them to it.

According to Ripten, the crazy Russian symbols in the post (pictured) translated to: “Company #BioWare Award for #VideoGameAwards showed a teaser, in which we can see the first footage #MassEffect 3″.

The snapshot on this page is of the post before the whole account was snappily killed off, which does nothing but raise even more eyebrows. It must have been important for such a critical response.

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Posted on November 27th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

news: Game Talk: Dead Nation

Take a mad dash through the zombie laden streets of Dead Nation with Housemarque tester Tuukka Meklin.

Tuukka Meklin took some time out from fending off the zombies of Dead Nation to tell eu.playstation.com what it’s like to work as a tester on Housemarque’s PlayStation 3 exclusive blaster.

What does working as a tester on Dead Nation involve?  

My time and focus, apart from endless testing, has been mostly spent with gameplay issues, going through design ideas, difficulty levels and the gameplay balance.

How did you come to work for Housemarque?

It all started when the Housemarque team contacted me because I had done so well on the Super Stardust HD leaderboards. They asked if I was interested in testing their upcoming SSHD add-ons. I had no previous experience in game development, but played my fair share of videogames. After several visits to the team’s office, one thing led to another and now I’m working here full-time.

How did you manage to achieve your high scores on Super Stardust HD?

In short, practice makes perfect. But I also exchanged many ideas and tactics with fellow Stardusters like Somini82, ER777 and Bridy. And no, the Housemarque team did not tell me any secrets or anything that would’ve helped me to achieve those scores back then or now.

What skills and experience from playing Super Stardust HD did you bring over to Dead Nation?

Well, I guess my way of thinking and analysing SSHD to its limit has been somewhat helpful at least. Also, the fact that both games are dual-stick shooters has made it easy for me to compare the overall gameplay. I’d say I’m pretty experienced in that area.

What Super Stardust HD survival techniques are useful in Dead Nation? Well, shooting and destroying everything before they can reach you is always helpful. SSHD and DN both have a quick escape option in the form of a boost or rush, and both are unlimited but can only be used when fully charged. After that it gets a bit different, as where SSHD had bombs, DN offers items, distracting car alarms and more.

How have you helped balance the difficulty level for new and veteran gamers alike?

In Dead Nation there are appropriate difficulty levels for all kinds of players. My focus has mainly been around the Undead difficulty, which is the hardest of the five difficulty levels, but I’ve also helped to find the most difficult parts of the easier modes and made them more enjoyable to casual players. I’ve also taken part in tutorials and information sections that are given to the players to make DN more accessible.

How do you feel the two player mode helps alter the dynamic of Dead Nation?

When playing DN with a partner you can really do more planning and figure out effective strategies. The enemies have two targets and players can take advantage of that. There are lots of fun combinations of weapons and items you can try out with a friend.

What’s impressed you most about the game?

The amount of enemies on-screen at once. Explosions with zombie body parts flying across the screen. Awesome lighting and shadows. The atmosphere created by the music and sound effects. I’m also looking forward to see how the global status of each nation will shape up.

Do you think you will be able to get the best high score on Dead Nation?

We’ll see. But it would be unfair if I posted a score on day one. I’ve had a few months to play it now, so at first I think I’ll just be checking out the competition and getting in on the action when the time seems right. I hope there will be even more competition than there is in SSHD. Also let’s not forget that every single play session helps your country to clear the zombie virus!

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Posted on November 26th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Gran Turismo 5 sparkles in amazing 3D

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It’s all systems go for the Real Driving Simulator and if you can get your hands on a 3D BRAVIA TV you’re in for a real treat.

Bagged yourself a copy of Gran Turismo 5 on PlayStation 3 yet? Then no doubt you’re marvelling at its stunning graphics, acclaimed by many as some of the most impressive ever seen in a videogame.

But you could just be scratching the surface: Gran Turismo 5 is one of the first of a new generation of games to support stereoscopic 3D visuals, putting you right at the heart of the action.

When it comes to 3D home entertainment, the game really is just the start. As well as your copy of Gran Turismo 5 and your PlayStation 3 with the latest system software installed, to enjoy the ultimate 3D racing experience, you’ll need a 3D TV that supports stereoscopic 3D display.

Sony has long been at the forefront of 3D technology development and its award-winning BRAVIA range includes a number of 3D High Definition TVs that will take your breath away.

You’ll need a pair of active shutter 3D glasses and a high speed HDMI cable, and to really make your 3D home entertainment set-up complete, you might want to add a 5.1ch Speaker Surround Sound System.

If you’ve got all that, you’re good to go! So strap yourself into that chair and get ready for a race that will change your life. Once you’ve played Gran Turismo 5 in 3D, there’s no going back.

Visit gran-turismo.com to find out more about Gran Turismo 5. For information on stereoscopic 3D and to discover more great 3D compatible games, visit eu.playstation.com/3d.

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

PS3 Slim news: Hulu Plus now available to all US PS3 owners

Sony made good on last week’s promise to bring the Hulu Plus video streaming service to all PS3 owners in the US. Unlike the previously offered Hulu Plus service this summer, users no longer need to wait for invites or be PlayStation Plus members. The monthly subscription does cost $10 per month for regular users, but grants users access to full seasons of TV shows from ABC, NBC and Fox, as well as movies from major Hollywood studios.

Users need to download the Hulu Plus app from the PlayStation Store and create an account. Their PS3s need to be linked to their Hulu Plus subscription by typing in a referral code. Current Hulu Plus subscribers can sign in without needing a special transition.

Besides the PS3, Sony supports Blu-ray players, Blu-ray home theater systems, Network Media Players, Dash devices, and connected Bravia TVs.

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Posted on November 24th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: GT5 To Become Biggest-Selling PS3 Game To Date

Games analyst Michael Pachter has told IncGamers that Gran Turismo 5 ‘is likely to be the biggest-selling game for PS3 to date’, but added that it will not be the biggest-selling GT game due to the smaller installed base of PS3 compared to PS2.

The Wedbush Morgan supremo believes that Sony’s forthcoming racer will not sell as many copies as PS2 title Gran Turismo 3 and that it will ‘find it hard’ to top Uncharted 2: Among Theives in terms of quality; a game which boasts a rating of 96% on Metacritic.

Speaking to IncGamers, Pachter said GT5: “Is likely to be the biggest selling game for the PS3 life-to-date, but I don’t think it will be the biggest selling GT of all time. 

“As I recall, Gran Turismo 3 sold around 10 million, maybe more. But the smaller installed base of PS3 compared to PS2 will limit the potential sell through for GT5.”

When asked if he thinks GT5 will be the best PS3 game to date, Pachter replied: “It’s going to be hard to top Uncharted 2, but I’m sure that Sony will try.”

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

Slim PS3 news: The SingStar Rooms have been revamped

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to rock out in PlayStation Home.

The SingStar Rooms in PlayStation Home have had a makeover and are now packed with a huge superstore, more music on the dance floor and loads more exciting videos to watch.

Fancy a fresh look? Head over to the SingStar Store. It’s filled with loads of cool new clothing, great costumes and funky accessories such as the SingStar Air Hostess and SingStar Bad Boy Rocker outfits.

To celebrate the release of SingStar Dance and SingStar Guitar on PlayStation 3, the SingStar Store is also stocking some costumes. Guitar Guy and Guitar Girl will get you in the mood for some heavy metal tracks, while Disco Guy and Disco Girl will prepare you for a boogie. Pick up a whole outfit or mix and match individual items to complete your look.

Get yourself down to the SingStar Rooms and enjoy new music, more videos, fun games and the brand new SingStar Store.

*Please note that PlayStation Home is only available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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

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Posted on November 19th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »