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PS3 news: Access TV Episode 61

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Messers Ratchet and Clank are back where they belong this week – on PS3 in a brand new adventure called Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force, and also on Access TV as Game of the Week in Episode 61. The Lombax / robot duo are in fine form too, returning with a tower defence twist but with all the charm, humour and outrageous weapons you’d expect from PlayStation’s premier platforming duo.

Elsewhere in the show there’s the latest on Dead Island: Riptide, as the Access TV crew head to London for a chat with the game’s developers amidst a torrent of zombies.

There’s also the small matter of the Access Game of the Year 2012 to sort out, with voting closing this Friday 7th December at 9am. There’s a rundown of the contenders in Bonus Level, but the gist is this – to have your say, head to and vote for your favourite.

As always, there’s a roundup of what’s hot on the PlayStation Store as well as all the latest news in PlayStation Briefing. Enjoy the show!

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Posted on December 7th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

news: Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition to Hit Stores on June 26, 2012

Deep Silver’s surprising critical and commercial hit “Dead Island” will get a coveted “Game of the Year Edition” on June 26, 2012. Following shortly on the heels of a “Game of the Year Edition” for “Batman: Arkham City…
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Posted on May 24th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Top Tips: Dead Island

Stay alive on the island of the dead with these horrifying hints from the game’s developer, Techland.

Fight smart, fight zombie smartWhenever you can, aim your attacks. A hit to the head deals much more damage than a hit to a zombie’s leg. Aiming is the best way to take down Thug Zombies – their long reach and hitting power can be stopped as soon as you can cut off or break their arms.

It’s a good idea to start a sequence of attacks with a kick. It will break the zombie’s counter-attack by throwing it off balance, giving you that extra second to land your own blow. A well aimed jump-kick combo knocks out enemies but the stamina cost is very high.

Know your weapons, respect your weapons

The hammer may be your best friend on this island. You should always have at least one or two really good melee weapons in your inventory. Keep an eye on their durability indicator and repair them whenever you can.

It’s much more expensive to restore a completely broken weapon than it is to keep it in shape. You can also maintain a number of expendable weapons that you won’t miss that much if you need to throw them quickly, or drop them on the battlefield. Be sure to favour weapons that benefit your character’s skill bonuses because they make a big difference.

Collect, upgrade, modifyThe better your base weapon is, the more effective modifications will be. Save the most expensive modifications for really good weapons such as the ones marked in green. They will serve you for a long time when fully upgraded and modified.

Parts for modifications can be bought from merchants. Tour their shops once in a while to check for missing components. It’s also a good idea to invest in diamonds because you won’t lose them when you die.

Be prepared

The resort area is only the beginning. In the city slums and further into the island’s interior, you’ll have to be alert and plan ahead for some really tough fights. Always carry at least one or two Molotov cocktails. They go great with meat bait if you can get it (by killing the infected with blunt instruments). Save the Molotov cocktails for situations where there’s more at stake than just your life, like characters you may be escorting to safety.

Hit them when they’re downSave your weapons for worthy opponents. When the zombies are down, kick or stomp on them to finish the fight. If you have to use something other than your boots, remember that a downward swing damages your weapon, but is also extremely powerful. Don’t forget to use your fury skills for large groups of enemies by pressing the Circle button on your wireless controller.

Embrace analog

In the options menu you can switch combat controls to analog on your wireless controller. This is a cool mode designed for better control and immersion. Push the right stick to precisely launch your melee attacks and enable some new tricks. An upward swing is the ultimate weapon against charging infected. Give it a try, you won’t regret it.

Pick up a copy of Dead Island on PlayStation 3 today and see if you can survive the night at the world’s most terrifying holiday resort. is updated regularly every day with the very latest Slim PS3 news and games reviews.

Posted on September 14th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 91

Join the Resistance, become a Space Marine and take a hellish holiday on Dead Island in a packed PlayStation weekend.

You are the Resistance

Small, scattered pockets of humanity are hiding from the Chimera scouring the globe to find them in Resistance 3. Are you ready to step into the shoes of Joseph Capelli and take the fight to one of the most brutal enemies on PlayStation 3?

Prepare for the fight to come by heading to PlayStation Home on your PS3 and taking part in a series of treacherous timed Resistance 3 challenges, then confront the Chimera and lead the human race back from the brink by picking up the latest chapter in the blockbuster series this weekend.

Welcome to Dead Island 

Pack your bags for a holiday you’ll never forget in Dead Island on PS3, as a mysterious zombie outbreak sweeps through a tropical resort, plunging you into a relentless fight for survival. Use melee weapons and discarded firearms to cut a path to safety through the undead hordes.

Greetings from Dead Island on PS3 – wish you were here?  

Be the next legend in NHL 12

Become the next hero of hockey in NHL 12 from EA SPORTS, the coolest sports simulation on PS3. Spend this weekend on the ice perfecting huge slap shots, bone-crunching interceptions and your fighting skills when the gloves come off.

Lead your team to Stanley Cup glory in NHL 12 on PS3.  See the galaxy as a Space Marine

Strap into the hulking battle armour of Captain Titus in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and enlist in the legendary Ultramarines. The fearsome Orks have launched a blistering assault on an Imperial Forge World, and it’s up to you to hold them off until Imperial reinforcements arrive.

Stop this vital factory planet falling into Ork hands using any means necessary on PS3.  

Get 10% off Shin Megami Tensai: Persona 3 Portable

Play one of the most absorbing PSP adventures of recent times when you download Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable from PlayStation Store. Until 21 September 2011, you’ll get ten per cent off the price of the game too – just one more reason to play this gripping tale of high school demon hunting.

Download some sizzling demos

Unsure of whether you first want to take out global targets for The Network in Bodycount or battle across ancient Greece in God of War Collection Volume II? Then try both demos by downloading them to your PS3 system from PlayStation Store right now. 

Dust off your spirit of adventure in Tomb Raider II

Uncover the final resting place of the mythical Dagger of Xian in Tomb Raider II, as the Lara Croft adventure joins the PS one Classics collection. Download it from PlayStation Store to PS3 and PSP and revisit this memorable journey along the Great Wall of China. 

Gear up with Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Practise your field manoeuvres for Battlefield 3 by downloading the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 bundle, which contains the two exclusive modes granted by the VIP Pass, the Vietnam map pack, the Onslaught co-op modes pack, the SPECACT special forces bundle and the Shortcut kit upgrade bundle.

Download it to PS3 from PlayStation Store while you still have the element of surprise.

Win a copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Augmented Edition

Fancy getting your bionic hands on the rare Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Augmented Edition on PS3? Then head to to be in with a chance of bagging a copy of the game, an exclusive Deus Ex: Human Revolution comic book and many more limited edition goodies.

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Posted on September 9th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 Slim news: Dead Island Review –

As a single player game, Dead Island delivers a meaty experience that lasts absolutely ages, and the first person zombie adventure is an excellent pastime. However, the overall enjoyment is slightly marred by the fact that the online coop is infested with bugs. Our site is updated several times per day with the very latest Free Slim PS3 news and hardware reviews.

Posted on September 6th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »