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PS3 news: PS3 Review: Sony PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

It’s like a PS3 gamer’s dreams come true. Fall asleep playing a fighting game and dream of a world in which your favorite Sony characters battle it out “Super Smash Bros.”-style for world dominance. What would happen if Cole fought Nathan Drake? What Hell could Fat Princess unleash on poor Sackboy? Does Parappa the Rapper still have a fan base? Welcome to the world of “Sony PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale,” a game with a great concept marred by disappointing execution. Read our full review for more details on one of the most creative and most chaotic games of the season.

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Posted on November 23rd, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: PlayStation Game and Community Awards 2011 – the results

Find out the best games of 2011 as voted for by the PlayStation Community.

At the start of the year, we asked you, the PlayStation Community, to tell us which games rocked your PlayStation 3 and PSP systems in 2011 over at community.eu.playstation.com.

We’d like to thank you all for sending in your nominations and voting for your favourites. You can view the full list of winners below.

PS3 Game of the Year: Uncharted 3: Drake´s Deception

“Uncharted won a crushing victory. Keep up the good work Naughty Dog and you´ll have more success and great sales in the future.” (javi_vcl, Spain)

Best Multiplayer: Battlefield 3

“Great result for Battlefield 3. It´s a real pleasure to play on its servers.” (AIPadrino, Spain)

Best PlayStation Network Service: Official PlayStation Forums

Most Anticipated PlayStation Game of 2012: The Last of Us

“There´s great expectation for The Last of Us. I’m really looking forward to something new from Naughty Dog after the success of Uncharted.” (AIPadrino, Spain)

Best PlayStation Video Game Art and Design: Uncharted 3: Drake´s Deception”With three wins, Uncharted 3 is the big winner.” (Aluai, Portugal)

Most Wanted Trophy: Uncharted 3: Drake´s Deception platinum “Naughty Dog has proved itself again this year.” (d1capo, Netherlands)

Downloadable Content of the Year: Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand

Downloadable Game of the year: Limbo

“I’m very happy for Limbo.” (curre, Italy)

Best Video Game Character: Nathan Drake

“Nathan Drake had a clear victory over the other candidates.” (Midgar_01, Spain)

Most Anticipated PS Vita Game: Uncharted: Golden Abyss

“In my eyes it’s well deserved. This is also the reason why I pre-ordered my PS Vita.” (steven_dutch, Netherlands)

PSP Game of the Year: Patapon 3

Keep an eye on community.eu.playstation.com for more great ways to share your favourite gaming experiences with the PlayStation Community.

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Posted on February 20th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Uncharted 4: Pitches from the IGN Readers

IGN – You tell Naughty Dog what Nathan Drake’s next adventure should be. This site is updated several times each day with the very latest Free Slim PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on January 22nd, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Have a 3D Christmas on PS3

Enter the third dimension with stereoscopic 3D on PlayStation 3 this Christmas.

Stereoscopic 3D continues to go from strength to strength in 2011 with more and more movies and video games adopting the eye-popping formula that has changed the way we watch High Definition films on Blu-ray Disc and how we experience PlayStation 3 games.

Accessing this brilliant entertainment on PS3 is simple. First, make sure you have a compatible TV, such as a BRAVIA 3D TV, and 3D compatible glasses or, if you’re feeling fancy, Sony’s HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer. Then read on to find out about some of the best Blu-ray 3D discs and games available to buy this Christmas from your nearest store.

Stereoscopic 3D games on PlayStation 3

If you’re looking out for the most mind-blowing stereoscopic 3D gaming there is on PlayStation 3, then check out Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception from developer, Naughty Dog. Packing in award-winning storytelling, blockbuster action and competitive and co-op multiplayer, Nathan Drake’s latest adventure is a must. Mix in stereoscopic 3D and you’ve got yourself one of the most immersive and thrilling game on PlayStation 3 in 2011.

Looking for a first person shooter that not only tests your mettle, but transforms your living room into a living, breathing war zone through the power of stereoscopic 3D? Then grab yourself a copy of the epic sci-fi action title, Killzone 3. Dropping you right into the heart of the battle, you’ll have to dodge bullets as the combat rages all around you on the treacherous planet Helghan.

Racing fans, rev your engines for the Real Driving Simulator, Gran Turismo 5, which comes rammed with over 1,000 stunning cars, more than 20 locations, over 70 track variations and stereoscopic 3D. That means car aficionados can ogle at some of the world’s greatest supercars from the likes of Ferrari and Bugatti in a whole new way.

Whipping up a storm in 2011 and hailed as the greatest superhero gaming adventure of all time, Batman: Arkham City allows you to slip into the batsuit and take on Gotham’s notorious villains inside the walls of the gargantuan Arkham City maximum security prison. Packed with a batcave full of gadgets and – best of all – stereoscopic 3D, Batman: Arkham City is the most fun you’ll have this Christmas in a pair of tights.

Blu-ray 3D discs on PlayStation 3

Battling with the family for a piece of the action on that BRAVIA 3D TV? Then be sure to grab a handful of some of the best Blu-ray 3D discs around this Christmas to avoid all-out war in the living room, including the complete Toy Story 3D collection. Each one is available separately and packed with Oscar-winning animation, witty scripts and some of the most memorable characters in film history. Oh, and did we mention that they’re all in stereoscopic 3D?

One of the most successful film series of all time came to an end in 2011 with the arrival of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, and now you can own it on Blu-ray 3D disc or download it from the Video Store of PlayStation Store this Christmas. Filled with tons of extra features and behind the scenes snippets, this final chapter in the epic series sees the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizard world escalate into an all-out war.

It’s hammer time and that can only mean one thing: no, not an MC Hammer revival, but Thor on Blu-ray 3D disc. The first of two mighty Marvel comic book movies to explode onto screens in 2011, Thor sees the arrogant warrior, played by Chris Hemsworth, banished to Earth from his home world of Asgard, where he must fight to reclaim his lost powers and learn what it takes to become a true hero. If you’re looking for more superhero action this Christmas then make sure you also pick up a copy of Captain America: The First Avenger on Blu-ray 3D disc to add to your collection.

Fancy something a little darker and perfect for the grown-ups at home? Then get ready for one hell of a ride in Drive Angry 3D. Nicolas Cage stars as Milton, a hardened criminal who has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on punishing a vicious cult who murdered his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her child under a full moon to raise the devil himself.

With loads of PlayStation 3 games and Blu-ray 3D discs to choose from, there is plenty to get you started this Christmas. This is just a taste of the growing catalogue of 3D compatible games and movies on PlayStation 3, so be sure to check out eu.playstation.com for all the latest stereoscopic 3D games and eu.playstation.com/ps3/movies/ for the best Blu-ray 3D discs headed your way in 2012. The revolution is only just starting!

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Posted on December 17th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

news: Game Talk – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

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Justin Richmond and Arne Meyer reveal all about the stars of the latest in the blockbuster adventure series.

Ever wondered what Nathan Drake would be doing if he wasn’t a globetrotting explorer? Or what crafty old fox Victor Sullivan used to do before he met his protégé? Well wonder no more, as our exclusive video interview with two of the team behind Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will fill in the gaps.

Naughty Dog’s Justin Richmond and Arne Meyer, game director and community strategist respectively, sat down to give eu.playstation.com a peek into the past of some of the biggest stars on PlayStation 3. 

Watch the video to discover how Nolan North, the voice of Nathan Drake, is becoming more like his alter ego; why Graham McTavish, who lends his tones to series newcomer Charlie Cutter, is the last person you’d want to meet in a dark alley and how festive Bill Murray movie, Scrooged, inspired Nathan’s latest nemesis.

Don’t miss out on this essential insight into one of the best-loved games on PS3.

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Posted on December 13th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 Slim news: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Review – GoozerNation

Recent news: Nathan Drake is back for yet another crazy adventure in Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception. If you are a PS3 gamer, chances are this is one of those gems that you have been waiting all year to get a hold of. Well, now that the wait is finally over, lets explore this new territory. Slim-PS3.com is updated several times each day with the very latest Free Slim PS3 news.

Posted on November 8th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – review

PlayStation 3; £39.99; Naughty Dog/Sony; 16+

Games exclusive to a single console have apparently been subjected to 1940s-style rationing these days, but rumours of their death have clearly been exaggerated. In recent years, the burden of providing a reason to buy a PlayStation 3 rather than Xbox 360 or Wii has been shouldered by Naughty Dog’s action-adventure franchise Uncharted, so the third iteration, subtitled Drake’s Deception, is the company’s great white hope for this Christmas. So it’s a good job that, like a polar opposite of the England football team, it seems able to feed off the pressure and achieve new heights.

As ever, Uncharted superficially adheres to the blueprint established by the Tomb Raider games, in that the game’s protagonist, Nathan Drake, divides his time between acrobatic leaping, climbing and swinging around, shooting and solving puzzles. That’s where the resemblance ends though. Uncharted 3 has a cinematic grandeur that would make Lara Croft choke with envy.

Talk of adhering to blueprints, commendably, is slightly misleading in Uncharted 3’s case. From the beginning, it makes clear its intention to avoid the predictable and obvious, mixing up its gameplay and exotic locations cleverly. It begins with Drake and his mentor Sully, unarmed, taking part in a great brawl in a London pub. Which illustrates two things: first, the game’s hand-to-hand combat engine has been massively improved (although it takes a back seat once weapons enter the equation). And second, that the franchise has raised its game in terms of virtual acting to a level only previously occupied by LA Noire. Those tiny incongruities that remind gamers they aren’t actually controlling a Hollywood movie have been ruthlessly eradicated, and the dialogue is vibrant rather than clunky.

The game’s narrative flow, as tortuous as we have come to expect, also provides an extra level of immersion. It soon busies itself by filling in a crucial chunk of back-story, as you flash back to control a teenage Drake in Cartagena, Colombia – where he first encounters Sully. The game then returns to the present day, apparently competing with itself to take you to ever more exotic locations as Drake’s treasure hunt takes shape.

You wouldn’t say that Uncharted 3’s gameplay is fantastically innovative. It’s very much a traditional game, and takes care to be forgiving for those who wouldn’t describe themselves as hardcore gamers. It does, nevertheless, feel fresh and ground-breaking. It flows magnificently, and is much more tightly plotted than the average movie, despite lurching across the globe. Drake and Sully’s banter compares favourably with that of the best-buddy movies, and is leavened by the occasional reappearance of various allies from previous Uncharted games. The (British, and nicely observed) baddies dog you every step of the way, so bouts of adventuring are usually followed (or even preceded) by shoot-outs. Drake even gets to show off his horsemanship skills at one point. As ever, the shooting places great emphasis on plundering guns and ammo from dead enemies, and different classes of enemy (including heavily armoured tank characters), keep that side of the game interesting. Uncharted 3 is gratifyingly keen to make its shoot-outs more challenging and hectic than its predecessors.

Graphics-wise, Uncharted 3 is beyond impeccable – it is one of the finest looking games ever. The trademark rich, colourful and vibrant environments are present and correct, and the cities are better populated, and therefore much more convincing, than before. And there are a couple of unexpected aspects to the game. At times – thanks to a baddie with a habit of firing darts filled with mind-bending drugs – proceedings become positively psychedelic. And Drake and his cronies have become much more humorous than before, never knowingly sparing the wisecracks.

Decades ago, all the talk in the world of games centred on beating Hollywood at its own game – but what we got, instead, demonstrated how difficult that was. But Uncharted 3, perhaps for the first time, represents what we all hoped games would eventually evolve into. Its production values are sky-high, and it puts you at the centre of a gloriously rich and irresistible world, controlling a character who is heroic, but also convincingly human. It’s also mildly didactic, and feels less dumbed-down than any mainstream movie we’ve come across in years. For once, you’re able to forget that it’s a mere collection of ones and noughts: the sheer slickness and believability of Uncharted 3’s production and characters ought to induce widespread self-flagellation in Hollywood.

Rating: 5/5

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

PS3 news: Get a taste of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception in PlayStation Home

Prepare yourself for one of 2011’s biggest releases with Uncharted Fortune Hunter.

Excited about the release of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception on PlayStation 3 later this year? Then head to PlayStation Home and get stuck into Uncharted Fortune Hunter – an action-packed space dedicated to the upcoming blockbuster.

Set in the sun-baked streets of Yemen, Uncharted Fortune Hunter challenges you to step into the shoes of adventurer Nathan Drake and explore your surroundings while collecting hidden treasure. But wave upon wave of ruthless gunmen stand between you and your loot, so hunt down hidden weapons to help you on your quest – there’s a pistol, a machine gun and even grenades to get your hands on if you’re wily enough to spot them. Use your weapons wisely to take down enemies and complete objectives, hunt out all of the treasure and battle fierce bosses.

With three waves of Uncharted Fortune Hunter to battle your way through, once you complete one of the waves, you will unlock the next one when it’s released. Complete all three mini-games and you’ll unlock the Kickback Endurance Booster to customise your character’s skills in the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception multiplayer mode when the game launches in November 2011.

Please note that PlayStation Home is only available in the following languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.

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Posted on October 13th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Coming to PS3 in 2011

Discover some of the biggest games heading your way on PlayStation in 2011.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception It’s time for you to take on the role of Nathan Drake once more as you embark on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert on a journey that pits you and your mentor Victor Sullivan against a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception features brand new hand-to-hand combat techniques, stealth attacks and a multiplayer experience that promises to bring the cinematic elements of the single player campaign to PlayStation Network. And best of all, it can be experienced in stunning stereoscopic 3D.

Killzone 3Prepare for the next instalment in the gripping series as you try to escape the nuclear aftermath of Pyrrhus City and attempt to leave the hostile planet Helghan once and for all. Playable in stereoscopic 3D and with your PlayStation Move motion controller, Killzone 3 promises more action, more explosions and all-new brutal melee moves for when you want to get up close and personal with the Helghast forces.

LA Noire Developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games, LA Noire is a dark and disturbing crime noir tale set on the streets of a perfectly recreated Los Angeles during the late forties. Take to the seedy streets of Los Angeles in search of clues to solve a series of heinous crimes as the epic story hurtles towards its conclusion.

LittleBigPlanet 2Sackboy and friends are back in LittleBigPlanet 2, the sequel to the 2008 award winning title that lets you make your very own games as well as levels. You will be able to play through a fun filled story mode packed with new puzzles and challenges, and share your cool creations online with the thriving LittleBigPlanet community via PlayStation Network. 2011 promises to be a year of playing, creating and sharing with LittleBigPlanet on PlayStation 3.

Resistance 3After the shocking conclusion of Resistance 2 on PlayStation 3 the war for humanity’s survival rages on as a brand new hero, Joseph Capelli, steps into the fray to take on the Chimera forces. Set four years after the events of Resistance 2, Capelli must travel through the remnants of the United States on a desperate mission to save man from extinction at the hands of the Chimera.

The Last GuardianGet ready for an incredibly moving journey in the latest tale from the award winning game director, Fumito Ueda. In The Last Guardian you take on the role of a young boy in a strange and fantastic world as you befriend a mythical beast created by the minds behind the spectacular PlayStation 2 hits, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus.

inFamous 2The second electrifying chapter in the superhero series from developer Sucker Punch returns with a bang in 2011 as reluctant hero, Cole MacGrath, embarks on a journey to discover his true super-powered potential after being blamed for the destruction of Empire City. Featuring new powers, enemies and blockbuster action, inFamous 2 promises one of the most visceral takes on being a superhero on PlayStation 3.

MotorStorm: ApocalypseBuckle up racing fans, the MotorStorm festival is back with MotorStorm: Apocalypse on PlayStation 3. Battling it out on the roads of an earthquake ravaged city, you’ll have to survive hundreds of staggering, epic real-time destruction effects as you gun towards that number one spot on the track. Playable in eye-popping stereoscopic 3D, MotorStorm: Apocalypse is the fastest and most furious in the series yet.

Other titles to watch out for on eu.playstation.com over the coming months in 2011 include Dead Space 2, Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Mortal Kombat, Virtua Tennis 4 and Twisted Metal.

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Posted on December 31st, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PlayStation news: Weekend Essentials – Issue 24

Answer the call of the wild in Dead to Rights: Retribution on PS3 this week.

One man and his dog

Is a man’s best friend his dog or his handgun? There’s no such dilemma for Jack Slate, the star of Dead to Rights: Retribution, this week’s big PlayStation 3 release on Blu-ray Disc – he’s got both at his side.

The hard-hitting vice cop is charged with cleaning up Grant City, which was once a thriving financial and cultural hub but is now plagued by crime and corruption.

You take control of both Slate and his loyal canine accomplice Shadow – a cross between a wolf and an Alaskan malamute considered too feral to be an official police dog. You can unleash a hail of bullets or get up close and personal with two hands and four paws in your bid to restore order.

A new challenge for Nathan Drake

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves fans will want to swing by PlayStation Store this week – the Siege Expansion Pack is now available for download. It includes a new game mode for two to three players called Siege, where you and your buddies must fight off ten waves of progressively tougher enemies. It can be played across nine levels including the two included with this expansion pack – Museum and Highrise. As well as that, you’ll also get six new character skins and 11 trophies to strive for.

After all that running and shooting, settle down in front of your favourite music videos. The latest free VidZone update introduces a new service called VidZone TV. It provides a list of regularly updated music channels that are perfect for those who just want to hit play and let the music roll. To download the update, simply start up the VidZone music video application on PS3 and follow the instructions.

Meanwhile on PlayStation Store, download the Lost Planet 2 multiplayer demo to get an early look at the co-operative alien blaster coming in May 2010 and pick up After Burner Climax to take to the skies in the world’s fastest fighter jets. Both are available to download onto PS3.

In the minis category on PlayStation Store, Monsters (probably) Stole My Princess makes its debut, bringing vertical platforming with a sense of humour to PS3 and PSP. You can also download the Saviour pack for THE EYE OF JUDGMENT LEGENDS on PSP and add six rare cards to your collection.

New Trophy options on PS3

System software update version 3.30 for PlayStation 3 is now live, allowing you to sort your trophies by the name of the game in which they are earned or by the date on which you earned them. You can either download this system software update from eu.playstation.com/PS3 or directly from your PS3 system’s XMB™ (XrossMediaBar).

At eu.playstation.com this week you also have the opportunity to quiz the developers of People vs: Monsters (probably) Stole My Princess. Wondering why an aristocratic demon is searching for true love and how he is going about it? Submit your question via the official PlayStation Forums and we’ll (probably) put it to Mediatonic in an exclusive interview.

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

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