Tag Archives: Playstation 3

Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC Round-Up – I Hear The Beaches on Pulse are Lovely This Time of Year

Final Fantasy XIII and its offspring have been the subject of quite a fair amount of debate, and have split fanbases down the middle in many cases. Say what you may about the games, there’s no doubt that they continue to push the envelope in terms of including features and designs that no other Final Fantasy game has before them. FFXIII-2 now stands as the first in the series to receive a healthy helping of downloadable content support, and new releases are still being announced. And, in traditional FFXIII style, the value of each DLC release is creating more and more arguments, such as “why spend money on this”, “do you really like playing dress-up with your JRPG characters”, “$1.59 is too much for a digital bikini”, among others.

PlanetSide 2 Alpha Gameplay Developer Walkthrough

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Release Date

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If you love using a giant robot to destroy other giant robots then this should be great news. Activision has announced that Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will release on August 28, 2012 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. If you don’t love murderous robots who can transform into cars and planes then…. I just don’t know if we can be friends anymore.

MLB 12: The Show PS3 Review: Is it Still the Champion of Baseball Sims?

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Publisher:  Sony Entertainment
Developer:  
SCE Studios San Diego
Genre:
Sports
Platforms:
PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Release Date:  
March 6, 2012
ESRB:
E – Everyone

MLB The Show has been the king of baseball sims for the past few years, and rightfully so. It offers up the deepest and most realistic baseball experience you will find. This all remains true for the 2012 edition, but you also can’t help feeling that the series is resting on its laurels a bit. There doesn’t seem to be much of an update other than the roster, but there are some subtle updates to the gameplay and the all new Diamond Dynasty online mode might make the game worth your while.

Assassin’s Creed III Trailer: Tools of the New Assassin

Mass Effect 3 PS3 Review: Does the End of This Trilogy Go Out With a Bang or a Fizzle?

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Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Bioware
Genre: Role Playing, Shooter
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Release Date: March 6, 2012
ESRB: M – Mature

There was a lot of weight on the shoulders of Bioware when developing Mass Effect 3. They had to follow up on the near perfect Mass Effect 2, and end the trilogy by doing justice to the beloved characters and story. Mass Effect 3 is a worthy closing to the series, but often times it feels like it is living in the shadow of Mass Effect 2. This is ultimately where many of the games issues come from. While there are some subtle changes that make Mass Effect 3 play better as a game, it struggles to match the previous games as far as story and characters go.

Journey Developer Diary

Some insight into the development process of the highly ambitious PSN title, Journey. Be sure to download this one on March 13 and look forward to our review shortly after. Anyways, enjoy the following video:

More information and news on Journey can be found here.

SSX PlayStation 3 Review – Show That Mountain Who’s Boss

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Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Genre: Extreme Sports
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: February 28, 2012
ESRB: E-Everyone

It’s been five years since the last SSX game, or nine if you’re a purist who believes SSX 3 was the last true entry to the series. That’s a pretty long time. You might think that after such a long hiatus the series would come back a very different and reinvented. After all it was intended to be a reboot of the series. While it may be different in some ways by adding new elements to the classic formula, it’s still very much the same game. I could take or leave some of the many of the new additions, but when SSX is in its purest form of racing and tricking it is an excellent and exhilarating experience.

Killzone 3 Multiplayer to Have Standalone Release on PSN

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If you’ve always been interested in Killzone 3’s multiplayer, but didn’t want to actually play the single player game, it’s your lucky day. On the PlayStation Blogcast, it was announced a standalone release of the multiplayer will release on PSN, and it’s also going to be free, sort of. The free version will have a level cap, and if you like the game enough by the time you hit it, you can buy it for $14.99.
This is a great move for Sony. Many of the downloadable multiplayer shooters that have released in recent time, no matter what the quality have done quite well. It’s an amazing deal to be able to get the deep multiplayer of Killzone 3 for free, and it remains a good deal for $14.99. You won’t have to wait long to give it a try because it is supposed to release sometime next week.

Twisted Metal Review: Calypso’s Deadly Competition is Back

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Publisher: Sony Entertainment
Developer: 
Eat Sleep Play INC.
Genre: 
Vehicular Combat
Platforms:
PlayStation 3
Release Date:
February 14, 2012
ESRB:
M – Mature

Playing Twisted Metal was a nostalgic experience. I felt as if I were sent back in a time machine to the 90’s to a time where car combat games were popular and split-screen multiplayer was boss. Yes I said boss. That was sort of a thing back then. This isn’t to say that Twisted Metal felt dated or archaic. It actually modernizes the car combat formula while keeping its roots firmly grounded with the games that preceded it. I feel like this is the game that the creator of the series David Jaffe always wanted to make, but was unable to because he was limited by the hardware.