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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Beta Gameplay – Sony PlayStation 3 Multiplayer Footage [VIDEO]

Due for release in November 2011, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception continues the epic adventures of Nathan Drake and his courageous friends.

If there is any one reason to own a Sony PlayStation3, the Uncharted series is without doubt my recommendation. A cross between Tomb Raider and Gears of War, Uncharted 3 manages to incorporate elements from other titles that have made them memorable yet still create its own identity with huge success.

Below is a HD video I captured of myself (GlideManiac) playing the Uncharted 3 beta. It contains a couple of the multiplayer Team Deathmatch levels, including one where you are fighting within and around a plane that is about to take off.


Dead Rising 2 – Zombie Killing While Wearing Female Attire Remains Strangely Addictive!

Dead Rising 2 follows on from the original game by continuing the same manic zombie killing sprees we all enjoy while also revealing a serious undertone through the constant cut-scenes. I and a fellow friend couldn’t help but chuckle though at the sight of seeing my controllable lead character attempting to look all serious and concerned with the latest media corruption, while wearing a prim and proper lady-like hat with all the usual feminine trimmings.

I must admit, I have never wished to try out the various garments that women wear oh so well, however while frantically pursuing zombie carnage I accidentally collected a hat among a shop full of clothing and accessories. I didn’t even notice the pink highlights as my mind was so focused on the challenge currently confronting my character. When a room is chock-a-block with creatures lusting for your blood, you don’t usually stop to ask for their opinions on your current choice of attire. They would only respond with a groan after all. Among the chaos not even my co-operative zombie annihilator noticed the new item donning my head until…


Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Announced – 2D Perspective Returns Summer 2010

The first time I experienced Sonic the Hedgehog was on the legendary SEGA Megadrive (Genesis). Unfortunately if you wanted to get your 2D fix of our little blue spin-dashing friend, you had to either purchase the original classics from services on all the current gaming consoles or try out the portable hand-held versions. The 3D variants of Sonic the Hedgehog have been extremely hit and miss and although Sonic Adventure on the SEGA Dreamcast transitioned fairly well into this new perspective, the Xbox 360 next generation revamp was a total disaster.

I am sure many of us have been badgering SEGA and in fact anyone who would listen, to create a 2D or at least a close to 2D, modern version of Sonic that we could love and even adore from the comfort of our sofa and admire on our high definition television screens. Project Needlemouse has teased us for months with promises that has even made me giddy with excitement and now the latest news has been released stating that Sonic the Hedgehog 4 – Episode 1 will be released in Summer 2010.


I Record High Definition Gameplay Clips on YouTube HD from Xbox 360 and PlayStation3

James Woodcock on YouTube HDLately I have been quite busy recording, editing and posting both HD video features such as reviews and top 10 lists as well as publishing gameplay clips from the latest gaming offerings. YouTube has certainly advanced since Google took over offering new tools and features adding to the whole experience, but HD support convinced me to invest in a HD PVR unit so I could take part in this latest presentation angle.

Here are a few of my latest offerings, however make sure you pop by my own YouTube Channel and subscribe so you never miss out on any future releases I create. You can also monitor my Twitter for gameplay video releases.


Buzz: Brain of the UK Review for PlayStation3 – Great, Why Not Downloadable?

buzz_sc001_en_gb3Here is my latest review and this time for Buzz: Brain of the UK for the Sony PlayStation3:

I have been playing quiz games on various platforms for years now probably starting with a PC game called ‘You Don’t Know Jack’. Although all seem to either capture a particular well known real life game show or add bizarre gimmicks to lure us in, I have been persistently disappointed by the lack of a true title winner that excels. Buzz attempts to put an end to my grief by adding the well known gimmicks as well as a few new ones while actually adding a substantial amount of substance in regards to the questions and expandability thanks to downloadable content.

Buzz: Brain of the UK is a little bit of a contradiction though… Although the original Buzz for the PlayStation3 features additional purchasable questions thanks to the PlayStation store, it seems they couldn’t resist releasing a brand new version of the game on disk, themed this time on the UK universe of questions and tom foolery featuring England, Scotland and Welsh flags. Why this route of trying to interest us with a whole new disk purchase rather than take advantage of downloadable updates is almost nonsensical, however lets give it a chance.

Link: My Buzz: Brain of the UK Review for the Sony PlayStation3

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