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Dual shock 4

Update:

I quickly took the unboxing video, and now we have to dub it, and do all this other stuff.  We also will try to get it to work with our PS3, as some reports state.  On super early impressions, it feels good, a bit bigger than the DS3, and a bit heftier, but not uncomfortable.  It does feel more ergonomic in the hands.  Shoulder buttons feel better placed and the analogs feel that much tighter.  The touchpad, can also be pressed, which I didn’t know.  In any case, here’s a quick comparo pic with my pretty dirty DS3.

 

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We just picked up our very own dual shock 4 for Sony‘s upcoming PlayStation 4. We will have a hands on impressions up soon. Stay tuned.

 

 

The Last of My Free Time

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Just picked up Naughty Dog‘s latest gem. Won’t be able to play it until Sunday though. First impressions and some gameplay footage to come then also.

 

 

PS4 Tease update – Someone put the puzzle together.

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Photo courtesy of Kotaku

Someone from Reddit pieced it together.  looks PS3 ish.  I kind of like the minimalist design. Who knows how close this is to the final product.

 

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Today’s games re-imagined…

..Kinda.  I cam across this from another friends FaceSpace page, and thought it was quite interesting.  What if the game’s we played today were done back in the 8 and 16 bit era.  Wait, scratch that, they were done back then but with different names, and well, with the limited tech, different perspectives.  As a long time gamer, I can’t help but see this parallel.  It also makes me excited at how much better it will be in the future.  I was blown away when I first played Gran Turismo 3 for the PS2, and now, I still get constantly blown away by the games that come out.  Let’s just hope no one ruins it for us, and gives us craptastic titles, with this current head hunt on violence in video games.  Time will tell.

 

Original Article from Geekosystem

http://www.geekosystem.com/8-bit-game-demakes/

 

 

Happauge PVR 2 Impressions and a quick Tomb Raider Gameplay video

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A few days ago, I finally bit the bullet and bought a Happauge PVR 2 to provide you guys with some additional content on the games we are playing.  I had bought this knowing that it will not work with the PS3 using HDMI.  Since it has HDCP protection, you need to hook up your PS3 via component connection, and not HDMI.  Anyway, the install, and set up on the PC was pretty straight forward.  I just had to reset my PS3 video settings to do component since I was hooked up via HDMI.  Long story short, after about a 15 or so minutes, installing the software, hooking it up, and resetting my PS3, I was up and running.   (more…)

MGR First Batch Of DLC Available Today

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30 VR Missions DLC up for grabs!

For those who own MGR: Revengeance for PS3 you’ll be happy to know that the exclusive 30 Missions DLC drops today. Head over to PSN later to grab your copy, which will be free for the first two weeks. After those two weeks are over however, the free for all goes out the window. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Source: Joystiq.com

Earworm: “Powerless” by Linkin Park

Oh, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. You’ve left many people, including the Big Cheese, powerless. In fact, I only got my power back today. So yes, our dear dedicated followers, the apologies for not really posting anything palatable in the last few days. Anyway.

Today’s Earworm will be my second LP ‘worm. It’s a good song, really. Off their new album Living Things.

Although the song’s meaning has nothing to do with electrical problems, the title of the song pretty much sums up what’s going on to most of the north east that has been affected by the dreaded super-storm, no matter how long the power had been out. I for one lost power for about 3 days. The Big Cheese has had no power for 4 days and counting. Everyone hope he’s safe, because he and I just want to get back to playing Resident Evil 6. (Little hint there, take note that you should expect a “Game Corner” from us soon.)

 

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Resident Evil 6 – Initial Thoughts

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Finally a new game to waste time on with Cheesecake.

It has finally come, RE6, a game Cheesecake and I have been eagerly awaiting since it’s announcement.  We’ve played countless hours of RE5, Practically getting everything that there is to get in the main games campaign.

We’ve tried other co-op games, but none gave us the satisfaction that RE5 provided us with.  I actually forgot that today was the release date for RE6. I  thought it was another week or so away.  I just happen to stop by a Best Buy during my lunch hour, and, there it was.  I picked it up on my way home, and not too long ago, I just finished playing through the ‘tutorial’ stage.

My first impressions? It still somewhat feels like RE5, controls wise, although now I can aim AND move.  Also during the tutorial stage, there was a lot of my ever so favourite quick time events.  (sarcasm)  Not a fan of them in any shape or form in any game, BUT it does keep you on your toes.  The graphics look gorgeous.  Textures look a lot better than they did of RE5.  Voice acting and sound effects were just as good as it was from RE5.

Initial response to the game by the media is really mixed.  Some gave it really great reviews, some gave it extremely bad reviews, and most gave it ‘meh’ reviews.  [Read snippets of some reviews from CVG].  The same was said about RE5, and RE:ORC.  They were both decent games that provided hours of frustrations and entertainment.  And that in my book is a win.

This weekend, Cheesecake and I will be playing it co-op style (not Gangnam…..yeah, I went there) and we’ll give you our semi-in depth take on it. You know what, maybe we might just go blog about it after each play session.  We’ll see if this is worthy of losing the game.

Stay tuned!