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10
Jul
2011

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.

8
Apr
2011

Swarm Review for Xbox 360 – Fast, Furious and Frilling… erm Thrilling

Ever wanted to take a collection (or swarm) of small blue creatures under your wing and guide them through a bunch of nightmarish challenges? Well now you can with Swarm available on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 respectively.

Your first inclinations may be to compare Swarm to Lemmings and to a certain extent there are some similarities, however they are slight. Just like Lemmings, the destiny of these poor and quite frankly dumb creatures depends completely on your skills to navigate the horrors that await – the difference though is that rather than ordering one Lemming at a time, you are in fact commanding the entire swarm in one go. “With great power comes great responsibility” and if Spider-Man played Swarm, he would hang up his super hero costume in the wardrobe and sit down in front of an Xbox 360 for the rest of his life.

11
Jan
2011

Official Sony PlayStation App Releases on Apple iTunes Store – My Impressions

Sony have today released an official PlayStation app on the Apple iTunes Store, which is destined to become a regular fixture in your gaming information gathering. The app is completely free and with it you can keep an eye on your friends status, view and compare trophies while also monitoring the latest news direct from PlayStation.com and the PlayStation Blog.

So let’s take a closer look at some of the features:

27
Feb
2010

Peggle Review for PlayStation3 – Amazingly Addictive Yet Currently Sadly Problematic

I have been spending countless hours listening to the sound of ‘plink’ as one peg bounces off into another and now the experience has transcended on to the Sony PlayStation3 after months and months of waiting, finally fulfilling the yearnings of PS3 puzzlers everywhere. I loved this game so much that back in May 2009 when I created a HD video feature of my top 10 Xbox Live Arcade games, Peggle triumphantly stood at the top spot.

Who would have thought such a simple idea would be so terribly addictive! Dropping a ball from the top of the screen and watching it bounce around is hardly rocket science, yet Peggle achieves something very special and that is your total captivation. It may be a fairly basic idea, however the execution is superb. Your task is to hit all (or as many) of the orange coloured pegs. There are green pegs that initiate a perk dependent on the character you have chosen, ranging from explosions and multiballs to the crazy magic hats and assistance from the divine interventions. Purple will provide a points boost and the boring blues will mostly just get in your way.

4
Feb
2010

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.