Archive for October, 2010

PS3 Slim news: Weekend Essentials 51

Gain some powerful Force powers and take on the undead this week with PlayStation.

Feel the Force… unleashedDarth Vader’s dark apprentice, Starkiller, is back – how? Find out in the epic lightsaber wielding action adventure, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II on PlayStation 3. New Force powers are at your disposal… how will you use them?

The Force is strong on PlayStation 3 – find out why.

Saddle up for a scare! Rockstar Games has unleashed its ghoulish expansion pack on PlayStation Store for Red Dead Redemption, entitled Undead Nightmare. Here you’ll find an all new single player campaign where you play as John Marsden battling hordes of the walking dead, plus a myriad of multiplayer modes including the taut and terrifying zombie survival mode.

Scare yourself silly this weekend and download Undead Nightmare for Red Dead Redemption from PlayStation Store.

“Rock, rock on”It’s time to step up to the stage once more and show the world what you’re made of. Rock Band 3 struts its stuff on PS3 with features such as an 83-song track list and the new Pro mode which lets you develop actual musical skills with the game.

Become a real rock star with PS3.

Return of the kingWield the sword and live the adventure on PS3. The chance to become the legendary Aragorn is yours with The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest and the PlayStation Move motion controller.

Arm yourself with PS Move for a great adventure now.

Wrestle with your PS3Enter the squared circle with the biggest WWE superstars. WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011 brings the high-impact action of the world’s favourite sports entertainment right into your home.

Get to grips with the latest grappler on PlayStation 3 this weekend.

“Action!”The release of Time Crisis: Razing Storm is almost upon us, so why not get in on a taste of the PlayStation Move enabled action and download the fast and furious demo from PlayStation Store today in preparation for the game’s release on 5 November 2010.

Pull over! Criterion Games’ Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is revving its engines for a November 2010 release on PlayStation 3, you can step behind the wheel right now and hone your driving skills in preparation for road wars by downloading the demo available on PlayStation Store today for free.

Back of the net!Need something to do while travelling to the match this weekend? You’re in luck, as PES 2011 – Pro Evolution Soccer kicks off on PlayStation Store for PSP. Take to the pitch and get ready to score some goals in this realistic football experience.

Download it now from PlayStation Store.

Star qualityPrepare to enter the Lunar world as Lunar: Silver Star Harmony comes to PlayStation Store. A remake of the popular 1992 role-playing game Lunar: The Silver Star, this title sees you embark on a mission to become a Dragonmaster and save your homeland.

Begin your journey at PlayStation Store now.

Killer costumesEveryone is getting into the scary spirit this weekend, even LittleBigPlanet’s Sackboy. The cheeky little guy can now wear his very own Killzone costumes and dress up as a Helghast trooper in both the PSP and PS3 versions of the game.

You’ll find these great outfits now in PlayStation Store.

Fancy a new look?Check out the new Super Street Fighter IV avatars available from PlayStation Store. Choose your favourite character and let everyone know about it.

Head over to PlayStation Store now and pick up a World Warrior.

The latest on yourself into ghoulish goings-on at Halloween with some special articles to get you in the trick or treat mood. Want to know which titles are bound to send a shiver down your spine? Then check out the Games to give you goosebumps feature for a spooky selection of games or the Haunting Halloween highlights on PSN feature for some terrifyingly tantalising downloads to enjoy from PlayStation Store. You can also tell us which games have scared or shocked you senseless with Obsession Confessions: Halloween Horrors in the official PlayStation Forums at

Halloween fun aside, there’s the chance to win a PlayStation 3 system and Time Crisis: Razing Storm prizes in the Time Crisis: Razing Storm competition – as well as the opportunity to grab some Linkin Park tickets in the official PlayStation Forums competition at

Keep an eye on PlayStation Blog at for the latest PlayStation news as it happens.

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

Slim PS3 news: Fallout: New Vegas – ALL Companion Locations

1.Boone – Novac
You can find him inside of the dino’s mouth guarding the town of Novac after 9PM. You will need to complete the side quest “One For My Baby” that he gives you by talking to him in order for you to be able to recruit him to follow you.

2.ED-E – Primm
ED-E is a robotic companion that you can find in the town of Primm. It will be on the table inside of the Nash Residence. Once you repair him, his Side Quest “ED-E My Love” will become available.

3.Veronica – 188 Trading post
You can find Veronica at the 188 Trading Post, north of Vault 11 and El Dorado Dry Lake.You will just need to finish your discussion positively with her including positive things in relation to when she is asking about you about the Brotherhood of Steel. is updated several times each day with the very latest Slim PS3 news and games reviews.

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

PS3 Slim news: Back to the Future Writer/Producer Bob Gale Talks Video Games G4tv

“The entire Back to the Future trilogy is out on Blu-ray today, and when you couple that with the news that Telltale will be releasing the first episode of their own Back to the Future game for free when it’s ready … in the future. Honestly, the film has never looked this good. Besides the crystal-clear picture, there are a ton of extra features like the alternate nuclear test site ending, footage with Eric Stolz as Marty McFly (!) and new interviews with the cast. ” is updated regularly each day with the latest Free PlayStation 3 news and reviews.

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

PS3 news: NPD: PS3 sales numbers are in

NPD’s video game sales data lockdown has meant we’ve had to wait a little longer than usual to get hold of some of September’s US hardware and software numbers, but industry analyst Michael Pachter’s just thrown us a PS3 flavoured bone.

According to the Wedbush man, Sony’s system shifted 312,000 units in the States last month, down 37 per cent year-over-year.

That’s comfortably ahead of Wii’s 254,000 sales (down 45 per cent year-over-year), but well short of Xbox 360, which moved 484,000 units (up 37 per cent year-over-year) to top home console sales for a fourth successive month.

Sony was more willing to chat publicly about PS Move post-NPD last night, noting its satisfaction with the new motion controller’s “extremely” strong start in the US, and 1.5 million sales in Europe during its launch month. is updated frequently per day with the latest Free Sony Slim PS3 news.

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

news: Can PS3 Owners Expect A Better Final Fantasy XIV?‎

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I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Final Fantasy XIV – currently only available on PC – is…well, sorta broken. Depending on the source, the game is averaging about a 4 or 5 for an overall review score, which isn’t only well below Square-Enix standards; it’s well below anyone’s standards. The problems seem to be […] This site is updated several times every day with the latest Free Sony Slim PS3 news and games reviews.

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

news: Gran Turismo 5 Release Date Cancelled!!!

Yes, it’s official. Grab your white out, “Gran Turismo 5″ shan’t be coming out on November 2nd.

I know, I know, we’re all upset about this one. But relax, it’s not like we’ve been waiting since launch for a real Gran Turismo game… wait, “Gran Turismo HD” oh noes, we have been waiting since launch!

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

news: Now You Too Can Rent Video Games at Redbox

The latest PS3 news:
Apparently the video rental kiosk company Redbox had been testing renting games since 2009, but now it’s going national.

Various Kiosks in the West, Midwest, and Atlantic Coast should expect to see video games alongside their DVD and Blu-ray options in select Redbox kiosks at their local grocery stores, convience stores, Mc Donalds and other Redbox locations.

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

TT Champion Bat is realistic ping-pong paddle for Wii table-tennis players

One of the problems with Nintendo’s motion-sensing gaming system is the lack of realism offered by the controllers, as anyone who’s woken up aching after over-exerting themselves playing bowling on the Wii will tell you. Fans of table tennis on the Wii should enjoy the TT Champion Bat, then, a controller modelled on an actual ping-pong paddle.

Ah, Wii table tennis. Yes, with the Wii, you can play a fake indoor version of a game which is itself a fake indoor version of another game.

British peripherals purveyor Shinobii designed the life-size replica of a table-tennis stick to have an accurate feel and weight. That makes it perfect for recreating that one glorious night down the youth club when you were unbeatable on the scuffed ping-pong table so Sharon Wilkinson let you hold her Lilt, and all the other hundreds of nights when you weren’t and she didn’t.

For complete realism, Shinobii is also developing a peripheral that randomly fires ping-pong balls across the room, allowing you to get more knackered from constantly chasing manically bouncing balls than from actually playing the game. There will also be two versions of the TT Champion Bat: one decent one, and one that’s all manky, with the red rubber bit all peeling off, so the first round of each game involves arguing over who gets the good paddle. Probably.

The TT Champion Bat boasts a built-in rechargeable battery and built-in Wii remote, so you don’t need to plug in a separate Wiimote. It’s compatible with all MotionPlus games for the Wii, including such tabletop treats as Racket Sports Party, Rockstar Table Tennis, and Balls of Fury. The paddle will be available ‘soon’, costing $70 (£45) in the US.

We’ve compared the latest motion-sensing gaming systems in an arm-waving face-off between the Xbox 360 Kinect, PlayStation Move and Nintendo Wii. They’re no Monkey Tennis, though, are they?

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Posted on October 21st, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: HOARD Loots PSN November 2nd

PlayStation Blog: For those of you living in a cave (on a pile of gold?) over the last few months, HOARD is Big Sandwich Games dual-stick action-strategy game about dragons gathering treasure. Players roam over a medieval kingdom, burning villages, kidnapping princesses, slaying knights, and otherwise causing mayhemall in the quest for the shiny stuff.

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Posted on October 21st, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Shipment Results Preview for July-Sept for the Big Three

PS3 HW – 2.8m units shipped (2.0m sold). Sony sold 400,000 fewer PS3s this quarter than in the previous September quarter. However, like the previous September quarter, a new model / bundle was introduced and so Sony had to make sure there were enough Move bundles in case sales were surprisingly good for September and beyond. So as with the previous quarter, I have Sony shipped 800,000 more PS3s than they sold. It still looks like a down quarter though. Software shipments were likely 25m-30m units – it will partially depend on how Sony counts bundled software with Move.

X360 HW – 3.2m units shipped (2.8m sold). Microsoft normally overships more than this to prepare for the holiday rush but the company probably needs to leave physical space for Kinect bundles over the December quarter, so sales should be near shipment figures. The Slim / temporary clearance sale lift also began in June, so the push to prepare for bigger demand is spread between this quarter and the June quarter. Slim PS3 is updated several times every day with the very latest Free Slim PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on October 21st, 2010 by  |  No Comments »