Archive for July, 2011

Slim PS3 news: TerminalGamer.com Reviews King of Fighters ’95

Terminalgamer writes: SNK adds to their PSN Neogeo collection. Does it have a fighting chance, or is it dead on arrival? Read our review to find out.

Its the year of our Lord,1995. Once again invitations to the King of Fighters tournament have found their way to the worlds most powerful fighters.

And their author is none other than the mysterious R! Could the R be that of Rugal, who supposedly blew himself up on his aircraft carrier one year ago? Slim-PS3 is updated frequently per day with the latest Free PlayStation 3 news and reviews.

Posted on July 31st, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Sony’s Insurance Company Rejects Their Claim Over the Hacker Attacks

Well, it’s almost satisfying to know that it’s not only my home owner’s insurance claims that get rejected, but Sony’s as well.

As is well known, the hacker attack on the PlayStation Network not only left us out of the online games scene for a month, but it cost Sony exactly 4.723 gajillion dollars, or somewhere around that.

All jokes aside, Zurich American feels they shouldn’t have to pay on their insurance policy to help Sony with the $171 million dollar loss. Not only that, but they are suing Sony’s other insurance companies in an attempt to get them to cover the bill for the PlayStation Network outage.

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Posted on July 26th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: “Catherine” Brings Creepy, Sexy, Cool to this Week’s PS3 New Releases

Yeah, go ahead. Order the “Catherine” collector’s edition. No one will judge you for wearing boxer shorts that came with a game, or snuggling with a pillow emblazoned with an anime woman on it. Yup, perfectly normal. No one will say anything.

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Posted on July 25th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 84

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Answer the Call of Juarez, take a trip to LIMBO and get your hands on loads of snackable minis titles this weekend with PlayStation.

Play spy games as Cars 2 speeds onto PlayStation 3

Become a detective on wheels in Disney · Pixar Cars 2 The Videogame and take control of Lightning McQueen, Fillmore, Mater and many more of your favourite vehicles from the Cars films. As an agent from C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage), embark on tons of turbo-powered missions and dodge enemies, fire weapons and perform tricks. Race to the shops and pick up your copy.

Join the Earth Defence Force

Giant bugs and snarling aliens are on their way to our planet and plan on ripping it apart in Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon. Join the EDF and help protect New Detroit from the deadly swarms before it’s too late, even if it means reducing the city to rubble. Choose from over 300 weapons and four armour types, then blast your way to victory on PlayStation 3 today.

Head to the Wild West in Call of Juarez The Cartel

Prepare for a gritty adventure this weekend in Call of Juarez The Cartel on PS3. Take on the roles of three very different characters on the hunt for a criminal mastermind. Interrogate suspects, launch raids and use fierce array of weapons to find the guilty party and bring them to justice. Saddle up and head out to get your copy now.

Are you ready for LIMBO?

Venture into the dark and creepy world of LIMBO, available to download to your PS3 from PlayStation Store. As a small boy looking for his missing sister, take on giant spiders, hidden traps and nasty surprises in this eerie, 18 rated puzzle. Begin your search now – if you dare.

Stock up on new minis titles

Fancy some bite-sized entertainment this weekend? Check out the new minis titles that hit PlayStation Store this week. Feed on dreams and chomp your way around crazy levels in Me Monstar! Hear me Roar!, protect Earth from a deadly zombie invasion in One Epic Game and find out the secrets behind your mysterious past in Dr Maybee and the Adventures of Scarygirl.

Did you download all of last month’s minis? Check out minis monthly 8 to make sure you didn’t miss out.

Delve into Old World Blues with Fallout: New Vegas

Travel to the Big MT research crater in Old World Blues – a brand new mission for Fallout: New Vegas, available to download to PS3 from PlayStation Store. Recover weapons, armour and technology to help save the Think Tank from their own experiments that have gone horribly wrong.

Set your sights on five new Bulletstorm maps

Explore two new Echoes mode maps and three new Anarchy mode maps with the Blood Symphony DLC pack for Bulletstorm on PS3. Download the map pack now from PlayStation Store.

Treat yourself to great films for less at the Video Store of PlayStation Store

Check out tons of great movies at fantastic prices from FOX Studios, available to download from the Video Store of PlayStation Store for two weeks. Find out which films are available in this special promotion at blog.eu.playstation.com.

Got a burning question about Resistance 3?

We thought so. We’ll be meeting up with Insomniac Games at gamescom 2011, so if there’s anything you want to know about this blockbuster PlayStation 3 title, head over to eu.playstation.com/competitions and submit your question now. If your question is used, we’ll send you a voucher code to download an Air Fuel grenade from PlayStation Store so you can start your Resistance 3 adventure with a bang when it launches in autumn 2011.

Keep an eye on PlayStation Blog at blog.eu.playstation.com for the latest PlayStation news as it happens and visit eu.playstation.com/competitions for your chance to win great prizes.

Be sure to opt in to receive PlayStation emails when you sign up for a PlayStation Network account. If you already have an account, sign in to your PlayStation Network account settings at eu.playstation.com/registration or via the XMB™  (XrossMediaBar) and opt in. That way, you can keep bang up to date and receive the latest PlayStation news direct to your inbox.

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Posted on July 23rd, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

news: Top Tips: inFamous 2

Master the creative tools of this electric adventure thanks to hints and advice from developer Sucker Punch.

Save the world or destroy it – or create it, thanks to the expansive User-Generated Content mode of inFamous 2. You can devise unique missions on PlayStation 3 and upload them via PlayStation Network to add to the ever-evolving flow of new challenges for the inFamous 2 community.

Bombard the city of New Marais with exploding disco balls, create ice sculptures taller than any building or beat enemies into submission with a succession of terrible jokes. There’s something to satisfy even the most surreal imagination.

Here, we pick three of the best nuggets of insider, do-it-yourself knowledge from the people who know best – the developers at inFamous 2 studio Sucker Punch.

Trigger happy gaming  Random events occurring in your creations can be kicked off by using special triggers. These make your missions feel unpredictable and exciting, while also letting you fine-tune parameters such as climactic set pieces. So, you could take down and restrain an enemy without disrupting the mission, or you might want an object to explode when a mission ends. Triggers are crucial to keeping players on their toes.

Bend logic to your willLearn about the mysteries of logic boxes, and make your missions some of the most dynamic and engaging around. Different combinations of logic boxes set the conditions for each mission – such as start and end points – and let you build up content layer by layer, forming a network that buzzes with your ideas.

Keep track of the conditions you set using the Smart Text box in the bottom left of the screen. It updates automatically as you add logic boxes and acts as a dynamic summary of how your mission will play out.  

Pick a pathInfluencing how a non-playable character (NPC) behaves in inFamous 2 is much easier than you might think. You simply need to choose an NPC and decide how he, she or it should behave. Set path points and create a mission script using the logic boxes, and you’ll be able to introduce a target, an enemy or a sidekick to your scene.

For real drama, why not create multiple characters and paths? Imagine creating a chase sequence in an assassination mission through heaving city streets, for instance. It’d be tense, but with careful planning you could make the crowd part at just the right moment to provide the player with a clear shot at the target.   

Give your mind free rein in New Marais. Discover a host of essential tips by visiting PlayStation.Blog at blog.eu.playstation.com, where you’ll find a series of User-Generated Content tutorial videos from Sucker Punch.

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Posted on July 23rd, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

AMD Radeon HD 6990M graphics chip will give your gaming some grunt – Console news

Toshiba Tecra R840 review

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Posted on July 22nd, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 Slim news: 10 of the Best: PS3 games on PlayStation Store

Take a look at ten of our favourite PlayStation 3 titles available to download from PlayStation Store.

inFamous 2

Exciting, enthralling and totally electrifying, inFamous 2 features reluctant superhero Cole MacGrath on his latest adventure on PlayStation 3. Assume almighty powers and choose whether you want to save the world or destroy it completely in this astonishing tale of good and evil.

You have the power – how you use it is up to you.

Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

Gather your allies for an epic tournament in Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012. This challenging strategy game sees you collect and earn new cards to build the ultimate deck. Take down the Archenemy with a partner or play against live opponents in exciting Two-Headed Giant competitions via PlayStation Network.

Gatling Gears

Take on the role of retired pilot Max Brawley in the action-packed Gatling Gears and try to stop the Empire from destroying everything. Soar above the clouds and fight your way to the heart of the Empire to cut off the destruction at its source.

Back to the Future: The Game

Get ready to jump into the DeLorean and travel through time in Back to the Future: The Game. Play as Marty McFly and try to find your old buddy, Doc, using the trusty DeLorean and its time-travelling powers – can you save him before it’s too late?

Final Fantasy VII

Embark on an epic adventure that shaped the future of role-playing games in Final Fantasy VII. This PS one Classic – available for both PlayStation 3 and PSP – is an adventure you won’t forget. The tale begins when Cloud, a cold-hearted mercenary, is hired to take part in a series of raids on Mako energy reactors which his eco-warrior employers believe are draining the planet’s life force. In the chaos that ensues, Cloud makes a discovery that will change his life, and the world, forever.

Might & Magic Clash of Heroes

Discover the vast regions of Ashan in Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, as five young warriors lead their armies to save the world. Up to three friends can join you on your mission via PlayStation Network and gain more abilities and power as you defeat deadly enemies.

Akimi Village

Put your building skills to the test on a mysterious floating island in Akimi Village and help the tiny Akimi create a happy home. Spread light to free the island from the grip of doom and watch as a wonderful metropolis comes to life.

Puzzle Dimension

Try and find solutions to intricate and addictive challenges in Puzzle Dimension. Plot your route through 100 original structures using the forces of gravity and movement to help you on your way.

DC Universe Online

Become a hero or villain in the huge world of DC Universe Online with your very own superpowered character. Choose your costumes, powers and abilities and then leap into PlayStation Network to join thousands of other players. How will you fight? Who will you battle with? Where will you take the adventure?

Flower

A truly unique experience, Flower allows you to guide and grow a swarm of flower petals through different worlds, using simple SIXAXIS motion controls. Collect more and more petals in this original title from thatgamecompany and use rhythm and pace to build a masterpiece on PlayStation 3.

Head over to PlayStation Store now to get your hands on all of these fantastic titles for PlayStation 3, we’ve enjoyed playing them, now you can too.

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Posted on July 22nd, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Hands on: EA SPORTS FIFA 12

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What does the latest version of EA SPORTS’ beautiful game feel like to play? The man in charge explains.

Barcelona’s footballing geniuses Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez spring to mind when David Rutter, producer of EA SPORTS FIFA 12 on PlayStation 3, tells eu.playstation.com of a “holy trinity”. In fact, he’s talking about the standout enhancements made to this year’s edition of the majestic football series. Here, we find out how these new features shape the game.

Collision coursesImagine Arjen Robben is streaking down the wing and that you lurk in wait with a stocky defender such as Carlos Puyol. The angle and speed at which you intercept are crucial to determining where the ball – and Robben – ends up, thanks to the game’s new Player Impact Engine. 

As Rutter says: “When players collide, what happens on-screen is almost exactly what would occur in real life. We have a limitless variety of collision outcomes; they’re entirely based on how you make contact with another player.”

Sharp timing could see Puyol surgically slice the ball from Robben’s toes in the blink of an eye. Wait a millisecond longer and you could send the Dutch winger spinning through the air. Crackling excitement comes from this “unpredictable physicality”, where a player’s strength doesn’t necessarily guarantee winning the ball.

Dangerous dribbling”Touch, touch, touch and a little movement”, that’s how Rutter sums up dribbling in previous games. In EA SPORTS FIFA 12, you have more direct control over the ball. Your player can shield and move with the ball more effectively, letting you weigh up the options before shuttling it on to another player.

“High fidelity control is what we’re aiming for,” says Rutter. “You can almost completely envelop the ball, containing it and relieving pressure before distributing it.”

Precision Dribbling varies the pace of a match enormously. Desperate defence flows into slick, measured build-up play thanks to improved control and your players having a clearer idea of where teammates are. In short, your flair and vision are given the stage to flourish.

Roaming roadblocks Tactical Defending radically shakes up how you’ll approach EA SPORTS FIFA 12. “We used to launch defenders at the opposition like homing missiles and we didn’t think that felt like real football,” Rutter explains. “Now we want to focus on containing the attacking player, on tracking him until he is running down a blind alley.”

What does this mean? There’s no “autopilot football”. You must think about defending as much as attacking, only pressing the tackle button when you’re sure it will work. “In this way,” Rutter reveals, “your own intelligence and footballing philosophy have more influence in the game.

“We never worry about coming up with new features. It’s fitting them all into one game that’s the challenge,” Rutter confides. Keep an eye on eu.playstation.com and PlayStation.Blog at blog.eu.playstation.com to see what else EA SPORTS FIFA 12 has in store on PS3.

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Posted on July 21st, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Amazon game download store prepping for October UK launch – Console news







Amazon is planning to unleash its online game download store in the UK this October, MCV reports.

The store would serve as a place where you could purchase games, then download them digitally, without having to go through all the hassle of having the darn things delivered to your house.

The service has existed in the US since 2009, which in tech-years equates roughly to the bronze age, so we’re glad Amazon has finally seen fit to bring it to our green and pleasant land. According to MCV’s sources, the service is currently in the testing phase, but is on track for a proper release in autumn.

Amazon is not the first to try and capitalise on digital downloads. Steam, from Half-Life developer Valve, is currently king of game downloads. But Amazon has the benefit of already being a household name that people trust, so when it comes to grabbing new customers it could have a massive advantage.

Assuming the UK service is the same as the US version, when you browse to a game that can be downloaded, you’ll have the option to buy it normally and have it posted to you, or to download it there and then. Tidy.

It looks as if the whole world is abandoning physical media. Not only did Apple remove the optical drive from its latest Mac mini, but it made Lion, the latest version of OS X a download via the Mac App Store.

Are you all for the gleeful abandoning of rubbish physical objects? Or do you prefer to have a physical collection of games? Let us know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.






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Posted on July 21st, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PlayStation news: What Consists a ‘Limited Edition? | MentalGamers.com

The latest news: Feature piece asking do you think a small downloadable item should warrant a ‘Limited Edition’ label on a game or expansion. Slim-PS3.com is updated regularly each day with the very latest Free PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on July 20th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »