Posts Tagged ‘Infamous’
Geeky Game Review: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 11:30 Written by ClassicT Monday, 17 December 2012 11:30
First off, PlayStation All-Stars is very different from Super Smash Bros. It may appear to be highly influenced by Smash Bros. at first, but just a little bit of playing will reveal that it is its own game. While some things can still be compared, there are some clear advantages and disadvantages in the game.
Looking at the characters, each and every one of them seems like they were pulled right from their last game and dropped into the same universe, which is what the developer, SuperBot Entertainment, was going for. There are currently 20 playable characters with future DLC promising to add more characters and other goodies. I was impressed that the characters were not just ones that are currently or recently popular. Characters like Sir Daniel and Nariko are not very well-known, but they are welcomed members of the game and play rather well. As for the characters from recently popular games, there is Kratos, Sackboy, Nathan Drake, and a good list of others. There have even been some third-party members that made people really happy, like Big Daddy and Dante. While the list isn’t perfect (where is Crash Bandicoot?), it is impressive and all of the characters are entertaining.
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PlayStation 3 also had a birthday this week in case you forgot.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2011 10:55 Written by LoganDX Friday, 18 November 2011 11:00
With all the hub bub surrounding the 10 year celebration of Xbox, many geeks and gamers might have forgotten about the PlayStation 3‘s Fifth birthday. On November 17th 2006, the ebony shined PS3 came crashing down onto North American retail shelves. It was a slightly different affair back then as even the most hardcore of PS fanboys were thrown into a fit over the two different models to choose from, neither of which were very cheap. The faithful did indeed line the sidewalks for days prior to the launch though, investing a considerable amount of money into Sony’s wonder machine. As with all console launches there were problems, robbings, lack of units to fill pre-orders, etc. but the machine still enthralled all who gazed at it.
The last five years have given us Infamous, Uncharted, Resistance, Little Big Planet, a host of updated sequels and some jaw dropping PS2 remakes. We fell in love with the blu ray format and learned to love each other (sometimes quite literally) in PlayStation Home and we even helped crack the mysteries of the human body with Folding@Home. We even saw the return of the DualShock controller. It hasn’t been all roses and chocolates though. We had the Leap Year bug, causing gamers to lose trophies and saves while Sony stayed mum. We lost backwards compatibility with each new version of the deck. Linux was taken away as hackers found nefarious ways to use the Dual-OS option. We lost the PlayStation Network for an agonizing month after hackers tore down the network and we lost faith in Sony as they stayed way too quiet way too long.
Sony celebrates the fans with their new “Long Live Play” video! [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 09:45 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 5 October 2011 04:30
Sometimes you just want to feel appreciated and that’s what Sony has done with this new video for their “Long Live Play” campaign. In it we see Nathan Drake, Solid Snake, Kratos, Cole McGrath and many more PlayStation heroes talking about how “He” made them the heroes they are. The extol his many virtues, his grace under fire, his ability to do anything. “He” is spoken of like a legend of olden times, a God among mere mortals. Then they speak his name – Micheal. Holding up a picture, we see Micheal is merely a PS3 playing deity brandishing the iconic Dualshock pad in his hands. As the scene plays, more pictures just like this are noticed on the walls. More Gods, more heroes.
Watching the video admittedly gave me a sense of pride for being a gamer. Sony is clearly trying to rebuild the trust they lost in recent months and what better way to do that then by worshiping those very people. Making us the heroes, the Gods, the celebrated. Good play Sony, good play indeed. Video after the jump.
Geek Review: Infamous 2
Last Updated on Saturday, 10 September 2011 06:51 Written by LoganDX Friday, 24 June 2011 02:00
Ahh Infamous, one of a small handful of PS3-only franchises that makes me proud of owning the gigantic Sony system. I might be a bit of a Sucker Punch fanboy, I loved Sly Cooper and was slightly miffed when they announced their first PS3 game was not Sly 4. Once the teaser trailer for Infamous popped up on the net, I quickly changed my mind. Infamous was one of the better examples of a super-hero video game to come along. Was it without its problems? Of course not, no game is truly “perfect”. With the release of Infamous 2, did Sucker Punch fix some of those nagging problems or is more of the same ole, same ole? A note of caution: there are a few Infamous spoilers ahead.