Wednesday, April 30, 2008

GTA4 is going to take up some time.

So I sit down to play for a few hours last night and I have one thing to say about Rockstar's game..


I feel like I'm playing a episode of the Shield/Sopranos or something.I'm playing the 360 version now and I'll be playing the PS3 title some this week too. Only three achievements so far,but the story is very engrossing. I'm not spoiling it,but it keeps dragging me back to play it. Although,one of the characters sounds like Watto from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones..jeez

I'll get the PSN info up today. This game is dragging me away from some of the PS3 stuff I was working on,but I'll get back into it(blog) this weekend hopefully.

Now the step daughter(Mikayla) wants a Nintendo DS(great!!!!) and some games. Wish I had kept mine,but she wants pink one.I'm glad she likes games.

Monday, April 28, 2008

May 1st PSN Store Update

I'm going to be changing this one quite a bit this week..It's getting Hazy..or maybe not
Red Tandy" by the Mother Hips
"Time Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear" by the Mother Hips
"Zero" by Smashing Pumpkins

Echochrome PS3/PSP
Dark Sector Demo

The PJM DLC should be this week or there will be yelling at the official blog and it will explode under the weight of a million or so screaming Monster fans! (it's gonna be May 8th..ugh)

The Hotshots Demo(been playing's good)The UK got it first.
Echochrome theme/wallpaper!

American Idol Karoke:
I'm Coming Out
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
American Woman
Born to be Wild
Careless Whisper
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
The First Cut is the Deepest
Greatest Love of All
Love Will Keep Us Together
New York, New York
Proud Mary
Stand By Your Man
Straight Up
Sugar, We're Goin' Down
The Real Thing
When The Sun Goes Down
You and Me

I have to look some more..there is more btw.
Stay Tuned..I'll be updating as I find out. so don't get all mad if something changes..:)

Games I'm looking forward to..Later this year.

Well,after GTA4 then you have MGS4 and it's not a lot after that..So let's look forward and I'll tell you what I'm looking forward to later this year. There is some real expectation for these games and there are some more I'm missing that I'll probably start checking out.

Sony PS3:
Resistance 2
Socom Confrontation

Xbox 360:
Gears of War 2
I was going to put Too Human,but after hearing them whine about this freaking
I'm in the frame of mind's going to suck bad..
Yeah,it's starting to look a little weak on the 360 side..whats the deal?

I'm going to start back doing reviews stay tuned. The gloves come off on some games and gush about others!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

It's time for GTA4...Let's rock!


So it's time for GTA 4 and yes I'm really wanting to play this game.Never been the biggest fan of the franchise myself,but after all the hype..I must check out this game.I'll be playing both versions in the coming weeks and I hope to put up a side by side comparison of both copies..This will really be interesting for the fans,the fanboys and the slightly interested..So stay tuned!

Since the PSN store isn't reigon locked..go sign up

I would suggest a Hong Kong and UK account.I haven't really looked at the SCEJ side,so not sure whats there.The UK side has some nice themes and some other stuff,so check them out.Just google up a address in London or either Hong Kong and setup a new email account on hotmail and your ready to go!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Trying to secure a interview/questions

Just sent a message to a community manager for a company.Not gonna say which one or anything until he says yes or no,but hopefully I'll be able to get a few questions answered about their major game release this year.They are a good bunch of folks(appreciate the games!)so if he says yes,then I'll put it up to the readers for some questions.

May PSN Store Content "rumors"

This is what I'm expecting for May.I may be a week or so off in there so don't
kill me! lol I'll try to put in some kind of order

Pain DLC character Nigel(yes another one)
The Bourne Conspiracy Demo
Pixel Junk DLC(this might go next week..?)
Bionic Commando rearmed(probably mid may)
Haze Demo(this has to hit before the 22nd at least.
Elefunk(end of may?)
Wipeout HD
There are some more PS1 games down the pipeline too.But I'm guessing it'll be drawn out.
Rayman,Streetfighter Alpha,Wipeout XL,Syphon Filter 3

Will the Hot Shots demo hit?? UK got it.
I think the next couple weeks for the SCEE and SCEA stores will get noticeably better!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April 24th US PSN store update

Iron Man Demo (PS3)
Echochromo Demo (PS3)(PSP)
LocoRoco (PSP) Full game
Kingdom Of Paradise (PSP)
Full Game COD4 Map Pack (PS3)
Eye of Judgement Add-On (PS3)
Resistance 2 TEASER(PS3)
PSOne Classic - R-Type
Also look out for some new wallpapers and themes, along with GH3 tracks, Rock Band tracks, and Karaoke Revolution tracks.

I was also expecting the Pixel Junk expansion...hmm
Have to see tomorrow afternoon

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Home Delayed...

Yes,it was announced today that Home will be delayed. Guess it takes a little more time
to sort it out.I'm more concerned with in game XMB and playing some decent titles
in the coming year.I really hope I can get into the closed beta.I hear they will release
some info on this.Should be interesting to see what is required.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The week in Review of my video games

So,this week has been a busy week on the personal front.I picked up GT5P this week,after getting rid of Burnout Paradise.I believe I made it to the A license on the game and it pretty much was the end of what I found exciting about the game.I've been more interested in what Sony has been releasing lately.I really do believe that this year is going to be the year of the playstation 3. I'm picking up GTA4 next week on 360,to see how it's going to be.

I picked up the new update to Stardust HD and I have to say this is one of the best
downloadable games on either PSN or Xbox Live. I know it's just a shmup,but it really keeps
you involved and keeps you coming back.I recommend picking it up.

Played some more COD4 on 360 and yes,it's the best game on 360.I'm really glad that Infinity Ward made this game.It's better than Halo 3 and is the Counter Strike on the console generation.

I might pick up the Warhawk booster packs this week,so expect a review of those.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I've got a copy of GT5Prologue on my desk..

I've never been the biggest Grand Turismo fan,but I figure I'll give it a whirl tonight
and report back.It will be on the PSN tomorrow and hits retail today/tomorrow depending
on where you live.There are about 70cars in the game with 6tracks with alternative routes/mirrored. Should be fun!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Today was a busy day for Sony

So,the official Sony blog has posted up a State of the Playstation Nation report.Say that three times fast..

PSN Cards coming out soon..(knew this in December,but what was dragging it out)Home,XMB and Accomplishments are coming..Flower( A game from the creators of FLOW is down the road.
I won't bore you to tears so..
You can read all about it over on

The main thing is the new redesign of the store.You have to love it.It's fast and
really easy to use and find what you need.Gotta give them some credit on some hard work.
There is some content in the store like a Lair update,Super Stardust Update(I have this on my system and it rocks)The only thing is if you don't immediately see it in game,then reload the update and restart and it will boot back up. The rest of the other content will hit Thursday.I can then download the client for Metal Gear Online.(I got a code from Konami yesterday..Thanks!)

Haven't tried GT5P,but I'll play it some tomorrow..Been a long day and I need some sleep.

Monday, April 14, 2008

I won a free code for the Metal Gear online Beta.

So,I was on the official Sony blog... and I saw the new
Metal Gear Mondays post.In the post,was a link to Konami to sign up for the Beta.I signed
up and four mins later and I was in.Well I can download it on the 17th of April,but it doesn't actually start till the 21st.

I'm excited about this.Yet another Beta to

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I don't like RPGS..but I think I'm going to like Fallout 3.

So,the more and more I hear/see of Fallout 3..The more I want to play it.I'm thinking about picking it up ,just for the bobble head figure on the collectors edition. Well,the game is in a playable state apparently, and we're seeing more and more screenshots,with hopefully some video gameplay down the road shortly. I've never played any of the previous games,so maybe I can go into this with a clear mind and take advantage of the game without being previous Fallout player.I hear those diehards are pretty rough.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

PSN Store Video up and some questions answered..

A new video went up this morning on the official Sony blog for the new store update.I hope my idea of putting firmware update videos on the store makes it Jeff...I'm taking credit for that.
Well the new XMB interface looks pretty neat and it goes live April 15th.Store updates will be on the 17th and will continue to be on Thursdays..HD trailers for Movies will still be available(I know some people have been worried that just clips in the preview screen were it..

The Store will not be reigon locked..Good news,Europeans and anybody looking for unusual content not in your area. I'm seeing all kinds of reports of what may show up in the store from Home(not going to happen,sorry...) to others..SSHD update,new boards for Pixel Junk,etc

So check it out,but you may want to try youtube as the site has been experiencing some issues.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Home: Can it save Sony?

We all know there are private betas currently active for Home.We all know that we should see it sometime in 2008. But,is it the answer to Xbox Live? No,maybe..possibly more.I think Sony is trying the social aspect to bring gamers into a bigger picture.Yes,on Live you can send messages,see what your friend is doing and all that.Well,that is basically what Home will do also,but I think it's going to be more.I think the whole Xmb issue(which I understand the assets are already in the updates)should be resolved pretty soon. So,will we get what we want?

No, we won't. Point being is that you can't please the average gamer.I'm sure there will be some functionality that isn't up to par in someone's mind,but we'll get the base of what we need. After looking at the interactivity that Uncharted,Resistance and Warhawk get...I can't help,but be excited. I just can't wait to see how it evolves from first release to later revisions.

Once they get to the point where you hit the PS button,bring up a friends name(see what level he is on,his accomplishments) and you can join the game he is playing..Then I think Sony has come a long way.

The other thing about Accomplishments/Home I want to mention is the need for a total score/bankroll.I have thought about the idea of having a Accomplishment total score and using the points to be able to buy extras for Home. Extra furniture,outfits,different apartments,etc.
Here's what you do..Have a total Accomplishment score,but have seperate bankroll with the same amount.It subtracts the points when you buy items,but still shows you have 10k accomplishment points to your friends..

Just a idea Sony!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Video of the new PSN to be up this week and other PS3 rumors

Keep an eye out on the official sony blog this week for some new video of the new store upgrade.From what I hear it'll be before Wednesday,so keep checking

Bioshock 2 on PS3?? Seems like it's going to happen .
Kotaku has a story up on it now,but they have been posting job postitions for a while now.

Whats going to be on the PSN store after the 15th?
I've keep hearing rumours of a psn original game,some more PS1 titles,GT5P of course and a larger content amount.My money is on Echochrome(but I've heard May-June)

PS3 getting Fallout 3 exclusively?
No,it's going to be mulitplatform...I've asked..give it a rest folks.It's for PC,360 and PS3.

Infinity ward is plugging away on the PS3 maps for COD4,so expect them not long after store release.Go buy them,they are worth the money.

DLC for Ratchet and Clank..Yes,but when??
I think the PSN release chart was not a fake after all..Bring it on guys.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Quick review of the COD4 Variety Pack Maps

Well,I was off work today to go to the doctor with my gf.We're expecting our first child,so that was fun.But,I woke up early to check out the new maps and downloaded them off Xbox Live.
It took about 45 mins for the full 446mb download.There seems to be three map variety rotations.Deathmatch,Objective and Hardcore.So here's the run down.

It's sniper heaven.The map leaves a nice section of high ground for an assault,but this map is really made for sniping.There is a riverbed and a tunnel network along with a small town to fight in on the top of the hill. If you like the sniper rifles,then this is your map.It's my second favorite

2. Broadcast
My favorite map easily.It wide and varied in it's size,shape and options. This is basically,the TV station from the single player game,but much larger.It has a parking lot and multiple entrances.Very fun and some good close quarter combat in this one.

3. Chinatown
It's supposedly,a remake of Carentan from COD2.The map has plenty of stores and buildings to fight in and city streets.I like it,but it doesn't really go along with the COD4 theme. Keep your claymores handy on this map.

Haven't played it yet.I think it's either not setup correctly,or I'm not choosing the right map selection.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Podcast Review Central #2 Major Nelson's Podcast

Major Nelson's podcast is another that I listen to on a weekly basis.Although,I would like for it to contain more discussion about titles and what is going on,it is very informative.The interviews are a nice touch as you get a insight into the gaming world. Larry Hyrb(gamertag Major Nelson)
does a excellent job in communicating the updates/marketplace info on his official blog and does mention some content in the podcast also. He is routinely joined by "E" who is also a Microsoft employee(but he still hasn't beaten COD4) make sure to download the podcast and check them out.It's definitely worth a listen.