Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Unchartered 2 Among Thieves multiplayer rocks!

HERE is the first footage of the multiplayer side of Unchartered 2: Among Thieves, which really does look the business!
Let's hope they release a demo online before the game is released - that would certainly send sales rocketing, by the looks of it.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Protect your PS3 web browser

ANTI-virus developer Trend Micro is now offering free protection for the PlayStation 3 Web browser.

With the latest update of PS3 Firmware 2.70, Trend Micro is offering a trial service for the PlayStation 3 Web browser in two varieties.

The first is a Web filter, which will help you filter out adult content and spam to keep your children safe on the web. The filter will remove images and search results of innappropriate matter as well as block known Web sites that contain adult content and illegal matter.
The second is a privacy lock, that helps protect your personal data such as email addresses, passwords and credit card information from falling into the wrong hands. The filter also eliminates most spoof sites of your favorite web destinations, like Paypal knockoffs and Ebay shams.

While security on the PlayStation 3 has never been an issue, it is nice to know that a company is stepping up to offer services to the unique platform, providing an added peace of mind to an ever-growing market.

It is reassuring to know that you can surf the web on the PS3, safe in the knowledge that you're being protected.

The software is currently available for free for a limited time, while Trend Micro works out the kinks. To take advantage of this offer, open your PlayStation 3's web browser, hit Triangle on your controller, and scroll down to 'Browser Security'. Click on the 'Trend Micro for PS3' link and follow the instructions.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Wolfenstein trailer is here!

HERE is the first look at the new Wolfenstein trailer, on its way to the PS3. It looks really cool!

Monday, 20 April 2009

PS3 gaming on the cheap

MY GAMING collection on the PS3 has expanded quite rapidly over the past few months, and that is down to one thing - price.
If you look back 12 months ago, even the older PS3 games had a price tag of £20 or over, as there still wasn't much to choose from. But now, developers have finally embraced the PS3 and there is a wealth of games to choose from.
And the main impact of that is that older titles now still need to sell, so shops are finally getting the message and cutting the prices to shift them.
This month I picked up a copy of Baja for £7.99 - now admittedly, it's not the best racing title on the market, but I'll still get my money's worth. And just last weekend I picked up a copy of the original F.E.A.R. on the PS3 for just £4. For that price, you can't really loose.
Now that originals are coming down in price, let's hope Sony follow suit and start cutting the prices of PlayStation Network titles - especially those that don't have a demo to play first, as us buyers are more likely to make a purchase of a game we haven't or can't play, if it is cheap enough (although the best solution is to make sure there are demos of ALL Network games, to entice us to buy).

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Thief game is coming?

I WAS always a big fan of the Thief game deries on the PC - and it now looks as if the next instalment may be on its way (hopefully on the PS3)!
Eidos Montreal has teased its next project on its official site, and the font delivering the message has led to speculation that the unannounced game could be Thief 4.
At the moment Eidos Montreal is at work on Deus Ex 3, the latest instalment in the espionage first-person series that's been shrouded in mystery, with few details having made it beyond the studio walls.
A post on the developer's official site says the studio's next project will be revealed soon, employing a font familiar to fans of the Thief series. Scant details indeed, but enough to stir forums into a speculating frenzy.
The Thief games are held in high regard, with the last instalment, Deadly Shadows, and were ahead of their time with the whole 'sneak, not shoot' tactics now employed by such greats as Metal Gear Solid.
Here's hoping the rumours will be true.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Worming its way....

PREPARE to squirm - as Worms are wriggling their way back onto the PlayStation, and this time you can download it off the Network!
Worms is one of my all-time favourite classic games, and I have to admit, I've been waiting a long time for a decent version to appear.
Now those great gaming gods have come up with a great new retro-version for the PS3 - and I can't wait to see what it is like.
Apparently the 'new' version
has been fully expanded and features additional retro-styled landscapes, a wide-variety of team voices, additional graphic features and effects, a much more responsive physics engine, 1080p support and four additional weapons including the much loved Holy Hand Grenade, Super Sheep and Concrete Donkey.
I can't wait to start throwing those banana bombs.....

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

April Fool's.... sadly!

YES, I admit, the new Next Gen console story was an April Fool's joke.
But, in an ideal world, it would be true. Just think, if Microsoft and Sony pulled together, combined their resources and came up with a console which had the best bits of the PS3 with those of the Xbox 360?
I know, I know, it will never happen - too much competition and pride in there. But, with costs especially under scrutiny in these difficult times, just think what they could do together - and just imagine the console they would create that would be a true gamers' dream.....