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PSN Servers Down For Possibly Another 48 Hours

April 21, 2011

Oh boy.

Not the best news for PlayStation users, especially during a the release week of Mortal Kombat, Portal 2 and of course, SOCOM 4.

The official PlayStation blog doesn’t shed too much light on the situation other than giving a possible timetable that is obviously subject to change.

While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can.

No bueno. I think it is Sony’s responsibility to inform their customers, some of which may have just shed nearly $200 to play said games, of what is actually going on. Bad on Sony’s behalf.

The great debate of what is better, Xbox Live or PSN, may have been decided for some people this week. Hopefully it gets resolved quickly because I have my Netflix account linked to my PlayStation 3, and I’m itching for some Cheers.

What is everyone else think about the situation? Have you had it with PSN? Is Cheers as awesome as I think it is? Tell us in the comments.

First Impressions: Portal 2

April 19, 2011

By Bobby Holt

Portal is back and so far, it delivers. After playing about an hour of the game I could already tell that Portal 2 is exactly what I wanted.  The game picks up some time after the first game ended and well, everything is sort of blown up.  Now down to the technical stuff.  The smooth controls are back, the ability to zoom in was added and in general the game play was fun. The biggest improvement to an otherwise almost flawless game was the addition of quirky “dialogue” between your sidekick Wheatley, which is as far as I can tell is a robot that was in charge of the entire facility, which now is destroyed.  “Dialogue” is in quotes because your character, which is the same one as the first game, doesn’t say a word. However, the writers at Valve know what they are doing because Wheatley is hilarious. Everything he says is funny. I can’t tell if it’s the actual words itself or the way he comes across, either way I’m a fan. This added a certain piece to the Portal puzzle that definitely helped. Read more…

Details on Sonic Generations Released

April 19, 2011

According to a story on 1up.com, SEGA has released some details on the upcoming Sonic game, entitled Sonic Generations, that will be hitting shelves this holiday season. The game will be released solely on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The article states that the latest entry in the storied history of Sonic will combine the classic side-scrolling gameplay and the more recent 3-D action seen in games like the Sonic Adventure series on the Dreamcast. The catch, though, is that the player has the option of how they want to take on the levels, meaning they can be played in both styles.

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New HD Nintendo Console is on the Way

April 14, 2011

According to a story from GameInformer.com, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation have confirmed that a new Nintendo console will be announced at E3 in June, if not sooner.

The reports state that this new console will be in HD, and could potentially be more powerful than Xbox 360 or PS3 (it can also be less-powerful). The reports state that this will now give Nintendo a stronger chance at landing sought-after third-party releases like Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat, among others.

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Ocarina of Time 3D and Other Nintendo Games Announced

April 13, 2011

Many have been complaining the 3DS doesn’t have anything worth playing yet. That will change June 19 with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, arguably the most anticipate 3DS game in the launch ‘window.’

Although there have been other re-releases of OoT, considered by many to be one of the best video games in history, this version has been given a face-lift in the graphics department, new controls and re-designed dungeons thanks to the Master Quest portion of the game for those who know the game like the back of their hand already.

Along with Zelda, Nintendo announced several other release dates, including a sequel to the “smash-hit” Wii Play. Wii Play: Motion will be hitting shelves June 13.

To see the rest of the released calendar check out GiantBomb.com

Who Would Like Mythos Beta Keys?

April 10, 2011
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Hello everybody. I have something fun for you. Actually I have nine somethings fun for you. The good people behind the game Mythos have seen fit to gift me with a number of keys to participate in the game’s closed beta. If you’d like to give Mythos a try, be one of the first nine people to post a comment below and I’ll send you a key. Just tell me your preferred way to get in touch with you: Email, Facebook, Twitter, carrier pidgin, smoke signal, Morse code or Navy Seals hand signals, just let me know which you would prefer.

If you’ve never heard of Mythos it has a very long and storied history. But all you really need to know is that it’s a Diablo style game that looks promising. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet myself but I’m looking forward to putting some time in. If you get one just head here to redeem it

Crysis 2 (Xbox 360/PS3/PC) Review

April 3, 2011

The Crysis series will always be notorious for the game very few people could actually play the way the game was supposed to. At least that was the case with Crysis 1, Crytek’s sci-fi shooter that only about seven people who actually bought the game could run at max-speeds. Although it looks great, Crysis 2 will be remembered more for the fantastic gameplay and Call of Duty esque multiplayer.

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