Archive for August, 2011

IFA 2011 – Console news

Sony Tablet S and Tablet P to run PlayStation games

Formerly known as the S1 and S2, Sony’s tabs have just got full details including gaming abilities, release dates and pricing. Step this way for more.

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

Slim PS3 news: Dance Dance Revolution Take’s Over W.Virginia

GamerFitNation Interviews Brandon Cox about Konami’s West Virginia Dance Dance Revolution program to fight Obesity in Children. Slim-PS3.com is updated frequently each day with the latest Slim PS3 news.

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

PlayStation news: Think You’re Passionate About Games?

Latest PS3 news: Now we all love our video games, but some love them more than others. Now it has been known for people to go to midnight releases, book days off work to play their favourite video game – or even camp overnight to get their mitts on the latest releases – but some people go that extra step for their gaming fix. Slim-PS3.com is updated several times each day with the very latest Free Sony Slim PS3 news.

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

Slim PS3 news: Grab 20% off a year’s PlayStation Plus subscription

Fancy a massive 20 per cent off a year’s PlayStation Plus subscription? Find out how you can take advantage of this incredible offer.

Bringing you fantastic discounts, games and exclusive special offers every month, PlayStation Plus is home to some of the most exciting content available on PlayStation Store. If you’re not yet a member of the best subscription club in town then the perfect excuse to hop on board has arrived – you can now get a whopping 20% per cent off a year’s subscription.

From 26 August 2011 until 23 September 2011, you’ll be able to take advantage of a very special promotion where you can snag a full year’s PlayStation Plus subscription for only €39.99. This means you’ll have access to all the exclusive privileges enjoyed by other subscribers, for an unbeatable price.

If you sign up before 7 September 2011, you’ll be able to enjoy downloadable gems such as Assassin’s Creed on PlayStation 3 at 50 per cent off, a Full Game Trial of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood on PS3 with free Avatars, and titles like PS one Classic Rayman at no extra cost.

Have you been a jealous onlooker of friends who have been showing off their PlayStation Plus subscription avatars on your PlayStation Network Friends list? Now is the perfect time to level the playing field. Make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic offer. Find out how to become a PlayStation Plus subscriber at eu.playstation.com/playstationplus.

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Posted on August 29th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: minis monthly 9

Say hello to robots, monsters and one scary little lady…

Check out the minis that joined PlayStation Store in July 2011 – have you played them all yet?

First is an exciting platform title developed by The Bearded Ladies with the help and creativity of the PlayStation Community – Gamocracy One: Legend of Robot. Mankind’s survival is at risk, and only the amazing robot, H-7, can save the day. Guide the mechanical hero through more than 20 levels that will take you everywhere from the tropical South American jungle to the mean streets of Los Angeles.

Have you seen Dr Maybee? No? Neither has Scarygirl. Head out with her on a bizarre adventure to find the doctor and discover the mysteries of her past. Jump, kick, swing and fight your way through a crazy world and keep a lookout for weird and wonderful objects to help you on your way. Download Dr Maybee and the Adventures of Scarygirl from PlayStation Store.

Play as a ferocious beast in Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar! and gobble up people’s dreams in 30 challenging levels. Travel down the roaring road, take on brutal enemies and earn loads of Monstar parts to complete your look. Watch out for smaller Monstars, too – they’re super tasty.

There are loads more great minis titles to download for PlayStation 3 and PSP – check them all out at PlayStation Store

July’s top 10 minis downloads:

The Angry Birds are still flying high…

1. Angry Birds

2. Cohort Chess

3. MONOPOLY

4. I Must Run!

5. PAC-MAN Championship Edition

6. Arcade Pool & Snooker

7. Gamocracy One: Legend of Robot

8. Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter

9. Karoshi

10. Farm Frenzy

Did you know?

The minis section of PlayStation Store has had a revamp – go check it out!

All of the bite-sized titles mentioned above can be downloaded from PlayStation Store for your PlayStation 3 and PSP. Check out our next minis update in September 2011.

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Posted on August 29th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Battlefield 3 high-resolution class renders

High resolution renders of the Battlefield 3 classes — no watermarks. This site is updated several times every day with the latest Free Slim PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on August 28th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Solid Snake Speaks. An Interview With David Hayter Part 1

TheGamingLiberty.com:

“TGL had the honour of speaking with David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake, in the penultimate interview of our hugely successful Voice Actor Week. In this, the first part of a two part interview with David, we speak to him about his career, how he identifies with the character of Solid Snake and how he never expected Metal Gear Solid to become as huge as it has. Slim PS3 is updated several times every day with the latest Free PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on August 27th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Samsung Series 7 Gamer laptop pleases fraggers, librarians


Ah, the library. Font of knowledge, food for the soul, place to thrash opponents on Call of Duty. Eh? That’s right, Samsung’s new gaming laptop features a library mode to keep it whisper quiet, even in the most austere of environments.


But it’s not all sshhh-ing — there are plenty of other modes too, which you select using a dial. As well as Library, there’s balanced (for everyday use), gaming (maximised CPU, fan cranked up full, touchpad turned off in case you jog it) and green to preserve battery. So it’s perfect if you’re on the go all day, sneaking in a crafty game under the boss’ radar, or just going hell for leather in Deus Ex.


Mode dial aside, the Series 7 Gamer is a gaming powerhouse, powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor combined with AMD Radeon HD graphics card, and 8GB ExpressCache system (like a separate 8GB hard drive with automatic caching, improving speed).

It’s 3D too, with the 17.3-inch screen delivering eye-popping visuals at 1,920×1,080-pixel HD resolution, and a pair of Bluetooth-enabled active shutter glasses coming in the box.

The screen works at 120Hz, with 400-nit brightness and 16 million colours, thanks to Samsung’s own SuperBright Plus tech, the same seen on its Series 9 MacBook Air-alike. Though sadly this one doesn’t feature Duralumin, the material that sounds like it’s straight from the planet Krypton.


And sound? As well as two in-built speakers, you can take advantage of the Dolby Home Theatre v4 technology and hook up a 5.1- or 7.1-channel surround-sound system. Just please, not in the reference section.


The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is on sale now for £1,499 from PC World, Amazon, John Lewis and your local specialist PC gaming shop. Better dust off that library card, pronto.

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

Sony cuts PS3 price, readies PlayStation TV


Sony has slashed the price of its PS3, bringing a welcome new sub-£200 affordability to the slowly ageing console. The company has also put a price on its slightly
hideous
impressive PlayStation TV, bringing the UK release date forward from 31 December.


Okay, so it’s only a 24-inch display, but there’s a good reason to be excited. The idea is you can sit down with a mate to play multiplayer, but at such an angle that you both see an individual image. Let’s be clear — that’s two individual fullscreen feeds, so no more letterbox multiplayer when people visit. Oh, and it’s all in 3D. Nice!

It’s a shame it looks like a giant PSP, but it’s a relatively affordable £499, and it even throws in a free game (although not a free PS3). If more than two people could use it at once, you could throw a big sexy party when you buy it.


There isn’t a specific launch date, but according to the Register it’ll be out this autumn.

With the 160GB PS3 listed at £199.99, Christmas shoppers will be drawn to the nearly 5-year-old console like wasps to Orangina. Plus retailers will probably cut the price to something closer to £180 to compete with each other. Couple that with the PlayStation TV and a slew of blockbuster titles, and it looks like Sony could be popping corks by Christmas.


Speaking to MCV, HMV’s head of games Tim Ellis agrees: “It is great news and it will give a substantial sales boost to the whole sector. Clearly the £200 price point not only makes them more competitive versus Xbox, but also psychologically for the consumer it makes PS3 much more attractive being under £200.”


But beyond the obvious rush to come out on top in the Christmas console wars, what else might be behind the price cut? Some are taking it as a hint that a PS4 announcement is around the corner, if the corner were a big fat year or two. Still, the current generation of consoles are starting to saddle up for the ride into the sunset, so it’s a good time to start thinking about the future.

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

PS3 iPlayer has teething troubles, buffering blues

HP Pre 3

From £10.00

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