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Meet the PS3 Slim August 21, 2009

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The one on the right is much thinner. Trust me.

Like the PS2 before it, Sony has just announced the new, slimmer, cheaper, PS3 Slim. What we wrote about a few months ago has finally happened, and basically, it’s the same PS3 as the old 80 and 160 GB models that are out right now. Except it has 120 GB storage, it’s a lot Slimmer, and it costs $300. Yup, you read that line right. Three hundred bucks. For a PS3. Also, Sony dropped the price on the older models to make way for the Slim’s early September launch, making the 80 GB $300, and the 160 GB $400 (Word to the Wise – wait for the Slim: get a better, larger memory PS3 for the same $300 as the old 80 GB. But hey, it’s your call…)

Also, Sony announced a couple things for the new PSP Go!, which is still coming out in October, mainly the new “minis” games. Minis are Sony’s new section of games for the PSP, sorta like the Xbox Live Arcade or iPhone App Store. In fact… almost exactly like the iPhone App Store, seeing as Sony is working hard to get iPhone developers to port their games– including Fieldrunners, Hero of Sparta, and Minigore, some of the popular iPhone games.

That’s pretty much it for the Sony updates. So, fellow teens – is the new $300 Slim low enough for you to switch to a PS3? Sound off in the comments.

Madden NFL 10: All the Info You Need to Know (for Xbox 360/ PS3 Versions) July 22, 2009

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It’s July 22nd, and the next version of the awesome Madden franchise — Madden NFL 10 — is expected to drop in about 3 weeks (August 14th). Therefore, you Madden fans out there are begging for the newest features absent from its predeccesor, Madden 09. (However, if your are a true Madden die-hard as I am, you’ll be running home with the latest version anyway). To settle your anticipation, we present to you not the minor updates for basics and rosters, but some of the major updates for the Xbox 360 and PS3 models (updates for the PSP/PS2 and the DS/Wii versions will be posted in the next few days): new cameras, customizable gameplay, Pro-Talk, updates in both gameplay graphics and online play. Curious for more? Go for it– no extra charge.


E3 Roundup – Sony June 7, 2009

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A few days ago was Sony’s E3-note, and they announced/showed off some pretty cool stuff which definitely gave Microsoft a run for it’s money.


E3 Videogame Conference Rumors Roundup May 19, 2009

Posted by Eli Blumenthal in E3, Rumors, Video Games.
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Next month, a major video game conference called E3 is taking place, and all the big players in the video game industry– Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony, will be there. A lot of new/upcoming games and accessories usually get shown off for the first time as well. Read on to see of the rumors that have been flying around for E3 this year.


MLB 2K9 — Our Review (Xbox 360 version) April 8, 2009

Posted by Eli Blumenthal in First Look/Reviews, Video Games.
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This week the Major League Baseball season kicks off a what promises to be a great and intense season in pretty much every division (ok, ok, beside the AL East where my Yankees will not only dominate the Rays and Red Sox, but will also get elusive title 27– GO YANKS!, even though we started out a little slow in the first game vs the Orioles), and what better way to kick off the new season then by playing the new MLB game, MLB 2k9? Well, before you run out and drop $60, how bout you read our nice lil (ok, fine it’s not that little ;) ) review here first– trust me, not everything in this game is worth it.


The Beatles are coming to Rock Band! March 5, 2009

Posted by Eli Blumenthal in Music, Video Games.
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Very into Rock Band and are looking for some new classic songs to jam to? Well, if that’s the case, then today’s your lucky day: MTV Games, Harmonix (joint Rock Band founders) and Apple Corps LTD (copyright owners of the Beatles music; not the iPod company) announced today a whole new game for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii that features the legendary British rockers.

Arriving 9/9/09, it will be available as a stand-alone game for $60, and for $250, as a limited edition Rock Band set including the whole package– game, guitar, drums, mic– entirely designed to look like the instruments used by the Beatles. You can also get just the guitar for $100.

The game will also have 45 of the Beatles hits from 1962 through 1969 playable, though as of right now, not much is known about whether you can download those songs for play on your Rock Band 1 or 2 as well as if you can play other songs in this special Beatles version. We also know that fortunately, the 3 companies also said that the older Rock Band instruments will be able to work with the new game, so those of you who don’t wanna spend the extra $190 for more plastic instruments can just get the game and be all set ;)

So you pumped for this new game? Will this make you hold off on that Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero World Tour purchase and wait a few months to get a game based on one of the greatest bands ever? Sound off in the comments.

Info from Joystiq.com and pix from Rock Band Beatles preview page.

Uncharted 2 Details December 30, 2008

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Waiting for The sequel to Uncharted? Well you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. This picture of Nathan Drake, the protagonist of Uncharted, just makes me want the game that much more–whereas Uncharted 1 only used 30%, this latest version will be using about 90-100% of he PS3’s power.

Other interesting details:

  • This time, the storyline doesn’t revolve around Drake’s relative Francis Drake, but Marco Polo.
  • According to Edge, this game will dig deep into Drake’s persona and show his charming side, and his jerky side.
  • According to Naughty Dog, the game’s developer, they have added a new facet to the game which is called the “stealth mechanic:. The “stealth mechanic” just adds another way to play the game. From what i have heard it is just like what happened with Metal Gear, you could sneak around the enemy or just shoot them all down.

The game’s expected release is for early 2009.

Info and pix from ps3fanboy.com

Playstation Home Launching Today! December 11, 2008

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Your apartment in Home

Yes!  The long awaited Playstation Home has just been released!

In case you don’t know, Home is a virtual world where you create your own avatar, who gets his/her own apartment or living shelter and can deck it out anyway he/she wants to.

One really cool feature I like is you can get a bunch of friends to send their avatar to a “theater” in the game, put a Blu-Ray disc into your Playstation, and everyone can then watch the movie on their own TV at home! You will also be able to chat with your friends and even link to their hard drives, so are able to stream their music and videos from your own ps3.

I have been waiting for Home for a long time and it is finally here! So are you excited about Home and it coming to the PS3?

Info and Pix from earthtimes.com


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