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DSi Launched in Japan

Friday, October 31st, 2008 by Zach Potts

Well, it’s official; the new NIntendo DSi has officially launched in Japan. Apparently, not TOO many people lined up to pick one of these new handhelds up, but word on the street is that this is due to massive pre-orders. So, we’ll just have to wait a few weeks to see what kind of numbers the DSi gets, but I’m sure it will sell fantastically well.

In other news, Iwata announced that Europe and North America should be getting the DSi before Summer ‘09, so we don’t have to wait TOO long….I guess….those jerks in Japan….:(

Fallout 3 (PS3) Issues

Friday, October 31st, 2008 by Zach Potts

Fallout 3 might be one of the most anticipated games to hit the Playstation 3 platform this year, but unfortunately, many gamers have been experiencing problems playing it. We remember how many glitches and bugs Oblivion has when it was first released, and it seems that Fallout 3 has followed in those footsteps.

One of the common issues people are experiencing when playing their Fallout 3 is a lot of texture slowdown, lagging, occasional freezing to a certain point of the game, naming the GOAT test, and of course, the annoying game pausing when someone logs in and out from your friendlist. The XMB issues has been addressed by Bethesda and hopefully we’ll see some action right away.

It seems that every major game release has its own issues: LittleBigPlanet, Socom, Fable 2, and now Fallout 3. Are you experiencing these problems?

For the record, it seems that the XBOX 360 is running more smoothly than the Playstation 3. Hopefully Bethesda will do something about this!

Siren: Blood Curse Halloween Sale on PS Store!

Friday, October 31st, 2008 by Zach Potts

Happy Halloween, everyone! If you are looking to have a nice Halloween celebration tonight by playing a horror game all night with your friends, buying Siren: Blood Curse right now will be your best bet! For just a limited time, SCEA has dropped down the price of Siren: Blood Curse to $29.99, making it really affordable and cheap for those horror game fanatics out there!

Still not convinced? Check out our Siren: Blood Curse Review!

PlayStation Store Update 10/30

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 by Matt Cross

Lots of exciting stuff this week! One of the things I’m looking forward to most is the demo for the free-running game Mirror’s Edge, which is currently downloading as I write this. I’ll be posting my impressions of the game soon as well, so be on the lookout for that!

Among other things are of course a ton of add-ons and downloadable goodies to pimp out your PS3 however you choose, as well as a number of game videos for some of the new titles out now! Hit the jump for full rundown of everything released in the latest update!

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City of Heroes Comes to the Mac

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 by Matt Cross

Good news Mac people! Now you can get your hands on one of the coolest MMO’s going, City of Heroes! Well, almost.

NCSoft teamed up with TransGaming to bring their hit game to the Mac platform. Starting with Issue 13, there will be a public beta test for Mac gamers to give the MMO a shot before its eventual release sometime before the holidays.

Some of you may already be playing the game via Boot Camp, but for those that aren’t, this is your chance to roam the streets of Paragon City as a super powered hero and take on the evil Arachnos gang. This is one of my personal favorites in terms of MMO’s, so I would recommend any fan of the genre to give this one a spin! Full press release after the jump.

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EA Lay Off 600

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 by Matt Cross

Unfortunate turn of events for many workers at Electronic Arts. Word coming in is that EA has let go roughly 600 people, right before the holidays, in effort of cost reduction within the company.

They have also announced that they will be reducing their hiring and plan to close some open positions that they had planned to fill this fiscal year. All parts of EA have have adjusted their employee numbers in effort to ensure that they’ve resourced to allow them continued growth in revenue and at the same time keeping costs as low as possible.

Sad news for those folks who are no longer employed. What a crappy time to get laid off with the biggest retail holiday of the year coming up. Good luck to those who are now seeking employment.

Far Cry 2 Bonus Mission Codes

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 by Zach Potts

I am sure by now, you’re still exploring the vast land of Africa as you play Far Cry 2. If you are done with the game and looking for some extra missions to play with, enter the following codes and start prolonging your adventure in Africa!

The following are tested for the Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 Version!

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LittleBigPlanet DLC Coming Soon

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 by Zach Potts

I am sure almost everyone here in the United States has already gotten LittleBigPlanet, but not everyone in the world has it yet! To celebrate the worldwide release of the game next week, Sony will be starting to give out free, premium downloadable content for LittleBigPlanet!

Starting November 6, SCEA will start the DLC madness of LittleBigPlanet with two free limited time costumes that you can download from the Playstation Store. The Astronaut and Pumpkin costume for Sackboy will be the freebies that will be releasing next week!

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LittleBigPlanet Review

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 by Zach Potts

With so many AAA games coming out for the Playstation 3 this year, LittleBigPlanet is one of the most awaited games to arrive on the platform. The game has received a lot of hype throughout the months ever since it was announced at last year’s Gamer Developers Conference. Some said LittleBigPlanet resembled the king of platformer games, which was Mario, but others said LittleBigPlanet is more unique and shouldn’t be compared to Mario. Now that the game is finally out for everyone to try and make their own judgments, does our Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet have a chance to take Mario’s crown as King of the Platformer?

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LittleBigPlanet v1.03 Patch Now Available

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 by Zach Potts

The next time you boot up LittleBigPlanet and you are logged in to the Playstation Network, a new patch will be ready for download allowing you to have smooth gameplay and I am sure it will give you a better online / co-op experience. Since Sony has not announced what the v1.03 really does, we are presuming that this is a fix for the server.

We will update you with the full update details once we get them. For now, the server is back up so Play, Create, and Share!