Category Archives: PlayStation

PS3 Games You Should Play Before Next-Gen

In nearly six months, the third generation PlayStation will give way to its successor the PlayStation 4. In case you have missed out on some of the best PlayStation 3 games, here is our list of must play games before the PlayStation 4 release.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
After playing the original Uncharted, I was left wanting more and Uncharted 2 delivered in every way. I remember playing the opening scene and was absolutely blown away by how cinematic it was. The rest of the game was just as fun with multiple cinematic scenes to support its gripping story. To this day, Uncharted 2 remains as one of my favorite games of all time.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
MGSFrom the moment I played the original Metal Gear Solid back, I knew I was going to love the franchise. Metal Gear has remained on of my favorite franchises and although the story became a bit confusing, MGS4 answers a lot for the player (may not totally make sense if you are new to the series). My only gripe with this game was the extensive cut scenes which literally felt like hours on end sometimes.

Fallout 3
F3Anything that takes place in a post apocalyptic world sparks my interest right away. The game play, perk system and length of the campaign was what I loved most about this game. On the flip side, I felt the story may not deliver to everyone. Regardless of a somewhat weak story, this game definitely remains one of the best PlayStation 3 titles.

Batman:Arkham Asylum
Remember when superhero games used to suck? I do. Arkham Asylum was the game that changed the way superhero games were perceived. The story was awesome, the combat system was almost perfect and the Joker riddles were entertaining. If you enjoy Batman I am sure you have played it, but if not, now is the time to do so.

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GRID 2 Special Edition Costs $188,700

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No, that’s not a typo. Officially called the BAC Mono Edition – this ridiculously and very very pricey special edition will cost you a fortune.

You might also think that’s awfully expensive for the special edition of a racing game (any game, really), but allow us to put things in perspective. The GRID 2 BAC Mono Edition isn’t so much a special edition of a game as it is a luxury sports car that happens to come with a game. Specifically, the BAC Mono Edition comes with the Mono, essentially a street legal formula racing car. Also included is a racing suit and helmet, a copy of GRID 2 and a PlayStation 3 on which to play it. According to BAC’s website, a Mono with no frills has a base price of £96,495 ($145,919), and that’s before throwing in VAT. Only one copy of the BAC Mono Edition is being manufactured, making it something a collector’s item. You can place your pre-order exclusively with GAME. Oh, and shipping is free.

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Console War Too Close To Call

A long time ago, way back in 2006, Sony launched its third home console ‘PlayStation 3’ while Microsoft launched their new console the ‘Xbox 360.’ While Microsoft strategically priced their console at $399, Sony received much criticism for their launch price of $499 for the 20GB version and $599 for the 60GB version. Everybody thought the console war would easily go to Microsoft because of the overwhelming cost of a PlayStation 3. Towards the end of 2012, the Sony PlayStation 3 finally passed the Xbox 360 in total unit sales. However, since then it seems Microsoft and the Xbox 360 have taken the lead back. After around seven years, the console war is tighter than ever and there are only about six months until the next generation consoles are released. According to vgchartz.com, the Sony PlayStation 3 has sold 77.2 million units while the Microsoft Xbox 360 has sold 77.3 million units. It doesn’t really matter to me who wins this war, but wouldn’t be that much sweeter if Sony pulled it out after being doubted for so long?

Sony Stock Up 9% After Xbox One Reveal

Sony’s stock closed today at 22.91 points, nearly two points higher than it was eight hours before. That’s good for a 9.25 percent jump in Sony’s market price, an outrageous jump that many companies would kill for. Then again, with such a low market valuation, such jumps aren’t unheard of for companies in Sony’s position.

Microsoft’s stock closed down 0.66 percent, seemingly unaffected one way or another by Xbox One.

Your first instinct might be that this has to do with Xbox One’s reveal, which was light on games and heavy on entertainment. That might be part of it, but as Bloomburg reports, the stock jump seems to have been driven primarily by a rumor we first reported on last week: Sony may be spinning off its entertainment division.

Bloomberg notes that the jump correlated directly with a report from massive Japanese newspaper Nikkei that the company is indeed “leaning toward spinning off its entertainment division,” which is primarily comprised of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment. Such a move was first publically suggested by Daniel S. Loeb, a hedge fund manager who happens to own 6.5 percent of Sony.

The article also notes that “Sony executives are holding their regular corporate strategy meeting in Tokyo tomorrow. The company has relied on profit from its entertainment division to offset losses from its flagship consumer electronics business.”

What Sony’s actual strategy is remains to be seen, but between this fresh Nikkei rumor and, presumably, Xbox One’s reveal, Sony’s stock is surging.

Source: IGN

Metal Gear Rising demo coming January 23

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A playable demo of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be released in Europe on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Marketplace on January 23, Konami has announced.

The teaser offers three stages to enjoy, allowing gamers to try out the hack-‘n-slash spin-off’s fancy Zan-Datsu combat system as playable hero Raiden.

Metal Gear Rising sees the silver-haired ninja slicing battling soldiers and mechs using his high frequency blade. The game itself takes place four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, in a post-Patriot world where numerous rogue entities have rear their heads

Developed by Platinum Games and Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Rising will be released for PS3 and 360 in February 2012.

Source: PlayStation Universe

Sony’s ‘Play Days’ Sale

Starting tomorrow, PlayStation 3 accessories (and even two actual games) will be discounted by up to 60 percent at participating retailers. The “Play Days” promotion, as Sony calls it, knocks dollar-dollar-bills-y’all off the MSRP of pretty much anything that plugs into a PlayStation 3, from Dual Shocks, to Move bundles, charging stations and media remotes. Wonderbook bundles and Sports Champions 2 will also receive holiday prices starting this Monday.

The promotion runs until Saturday, January 12, so folks buying stuff for the PS3 they received during whatever winter-time gift-giving holiday they celebrate will be able to save some scratch as well. Hit the source link below for the full list of discounted products, or watch the above trailer and write very, very quickly.

Participating retailers:

  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • Fred Meyer
  • Fry’s
  • GameStop
  • Hastings Entertainment
  • Ingram Entertainment
  • Kmart
  • Mecca Electronics
  • Meijer Inc.
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Pioneer Distributors
  • Shopko Stores
  • Solutions 2 Go
  • Sony Retail Stores
  • Synnex Corp.
  • Target
  • Transworld Music Corp.
  • Walmart