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Heavy Rain: First 9 Minutes

Wow, the first full 9 minutes of the upcoming Adventure tale from Quantic Dream and Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 looks just like a movie. The gameplay looks slow and boring to start, but the graphics look hot. This is only the beginning of the game, meaning the developers could have made it more fun and interactive from the ending point of this video onto the end of the game.Anyway, enjoy the video below, and click on it if you want to see a bigger version.

Heavy Rain will be available to consumers on February 23 for the PlayStation 3.

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January 24, 2010 Posted by | PlayStation, PlayStation 3, Sony, Videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Batcave Arrives in PlayStation Home

Do you think of yourself as a disciple to the Dark Knight? Do you wish for yourself to be his personal sidekick? Well unfortunately that is not possible as far as we know, but an exclusive PlayStation Home Batcave will enable you to treat yourself like the real Batman. Including a replica Batmobile, the PlayStation Home space gives the real feeling of a Batman hide-out. The space will be unlocked when you buy the game.

Batman: Arkham Asylum will be available to consumers on August 26 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Interested in Batman: Arkham Asylum? Check out a video below:

Batman: Arkham Asylum Developer Diary

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August 12, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Home | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rumor: First photos of a Slim PS3?

With the Electronic Entertainment Expo rapidly approaching, rumors have already been thrown around the internet. One of the many interesting and exciting rumors that has been spread is highly debatable.

While Sony has said that they will not be releasing any new versions of their PlayStation 3, a rumor has popped up “revealing” a slim version of the PlayStation 3, obviously named PS3 Slim(go figure).

Appearing on a Chinese message board, some pictures of a new Slim PS3 version have been posted:

One of the most obvious changes besides the size and shape is the main logo on the middle of the PlayStation 3. The logo is different than what had originally debuted on the original PS3 which brings up suspicions since the different versions of the PlayStation 2 never differed in logos.

Another interesting detail seen on the box is the 120 Gigabyte hard drive logo. Could Sony be looking to make a version with a hard drive in-between their 80Gb and 160GB systems to give a cheaper version and compete with the Xbox 360 Elite?

What I must say is that if this turns out to be true, this system looks hot. Sony could be looking for a slimmer, cheaper version to debut on the market and to be able to sell their system to more gamers to develop their PlayStation 3 fan base.

Could this actually help Sony to overcome their loss of a fan base this console generation? Only time will tell.

[Source: Kotaku]

May 16, 2009 Posted by | E3, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, Screenshot(s), Sony | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Massive Action Game (MAG) – New Gameplay Trailer Released

Zipper Interactive, creators of the Socom series, has released the first ever HD gameplay trailer for their upcoming 256-player MMO Shooter MAG.

MAG is set to debut before mid 2010.


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April 29, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSN, Sony, Trailer, Videos | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Killzone 2 Invades San Francisco

Well we all know that Friday the 27th of February was a special day to PS3 gamers across the U.S. and the U.K. as the very special game Killzone 2 arrived on shelves. Whats better than waiting in line for your own copy? Dressing up as a Helghast soldier and scaring the complete crap out of a guy on his way to work, and handing out cupcakes.

“Friday, Feb. 27th, 2009…to us it marked the official launch of our exclusive first-person shooter Killzone 2, and the date the Helghast invaded many living rooms across the country. For some others, it marked the date Killzone 2 literally invaded, with a personal visit from a Helghast soldier to some of the gaming media in San Francisco.”

You can watch the video below:

March 4, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation, PlayStation 3, Sony | , | Leave a comment

Why did the PSP almost die?

Recently, new games released from week to week were featured on every system except for one. Know what that one system was? The PlayStation Portable it is.Lets all face it, the PlayStation Portable has not been showing its power in the market recently. Just like what was stated before, PSP games have been nonexistent with few to no new releases debuting in the past couple months.

How did Sony end up like this? Lets take a look at the history of the hand held gaming market. In the early hand held gaming days back with the original Game Boy, Nintendo had no real competitor. No real competition had ever posed a challenge to Nintendo’s ruling on the hand held market until one day at E3 2003 when Sony announced a new hand held gaming device was to show up on the market. Sony unveiled their new device named the PlayStation Portable which was to steal buyers away from Nintendo using its higher graphics quality, larger amounts of storage, and multimedia features. Everything was looking good for Sony, and many consumers were looking to purchase a PSP.

So with all the good promised features and higher quality, why did the PSP not sell as highly as expected? No one can say that there was only one reason that hindered the PSP from selling as well as its competitor the Nintendo DS did. Yes there was that one hundred dollar price difference that definitely turned away consumers, but why wouldn’t consumers want a quality handheld with a capability to browse the web and listen to music or watch videos? The problem for Sony was that consumers already had easy portable devices that could achieve the same features, or go beyond what the PlayStation Portable was capable of. MP3 players, Laptops, and other portable multimedia devices offered the same features and the PSP was way to pricey to get the same features that consumers already had a better solution for.

Sony is a big company with trusted products, so why doesn’t its handheld device sell as much as the Nintendo DS? Sony only started in the handheld business with the PSP, while Nintendo started from the original Game Boy. Nintendo has experience in gaming devices, be it console or even handheld. Nintendo also has its own line of very famous, great selling first party franchises to support any system it creates. If consumers want to play the newest game of Mario, or run through the detailed lands catching Pokemon, they have to buy a Nintendo system.

So if your wondering why the PSP did not have a strong release list late last year and early this year, the reason being that not many people are even picking up a PSP to play or use. There is no demand for PlayStation Portable system’s as of late, and many developers choose to develop for the Nintendo DS with its higher install base, and growing hold in the market.

February 24, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation, PlayStation Portable, Sony | , | Leave a comment