So you just bought your PS3 for between $700 and god knows what…. And you really want to play some other PS3 Games to try them out, but are short on change. Well I just applied to GameFly and got a few PS3 Games from them. I use them for reviewing games basically. But they have a SICK deal going on, if you have never-ever used GameFly before you can use the coupon code Use Coupon Code TENDAY to start your 10-day free trial today to GameFly! GameFly is like a video rental store that ships to your door for next to nothing a month. Id check them out, as there are no late fees and the lowest membership is about $9.95 for 30 Days… 33 cents a day. Your local rental store is about $3 for 2-3 days.
But try them out for 10 Days, with NO FEE whatsoever.
Categories: Sony Playstation 3 Games
Tony Hawk Project 8 Review
“Great Game, Little Flaws And Some Fun Gameplay.”
The last Tony Hawk game that I had played was most recently on the Xbox 360, but it looks as if this newest addition to the Tony Hawk series also added a new game engine to keep pace with the new, beefier consoles. There are some serious visual additions in this game as compared to the previous versions of the Tony Series.
When you first get into the game, it has a nice tutorial that will bring any player that has not been familiar with this empire quickly up to speed. I was impressed how good the tutorial actually was. Now this game is available for the Xbox 360 too, but what makes it better on the PlayStation 3? The sexy SIXAXIS Controller. The PlayStation 3 version of this game offers the ability to set up the SIXAXIS Controller for motion sensing. You can now execute moves by the way you balance the controller. Now that being said, it is not as accurate as using something like the D-Pad, but still, its pretty freaking sweet.
One dissapointment I had was the fact that there is no online play. PS2 was pretty good for this, and well… The PS3 doesnt have it. Gameplay itself makes up for this.
When you boil the whole game down, its basically the exact same as any other enjoyable Tony Hawk game. One feature they did add was almost like a Matrix bullet time mode called “Nail the trick”. Its acutally pretty hard to use at first but after toying with it awile, I personally got used to the timing, and it makes executing some moves alot better.
Categories: Sony Playstation 3 Games
Just a quick post to say that just because November 17th has come and gone, this blog will not die! I will be changing the title to “Playstation 3 News And Reviews”, and this blog will host various topics on the PS3. I have my unit and thats why I have not posted in like 3 days. LOL
But More Of That is to come.
Categories: Sony Playstation 3 News
If you have not lined up by now for your PlayStation 3, your most likely too late. Your only other saving grace would be to order one online thru eBay for around $1000-$2000 or PlayAsia for about $999 for the 60GB Model.
If you know any last minute places to buy a Playstation 3 online, post them here for everyone to see. G’night folks and hopefully you all get yourself one!
So if youre reading this, you may be too late for your PlayStation 3. Why you ask? Well remember my post earlier saying that you should start lining up around Noon the day before launch, looks like some people took on my advice. In my city at the local Future Shop people are lined up at the doors right now. Yep thats right, the lines have started up here in Canada land. So if you were planning on lining up tonight, get your ass out there and line up for a PlayStation 3. Its shitty weather here in Ontario today so make sure to wear layers, and a raincoat for today.
Get Out there and get your PlayStation 3!
Since the PS3 shiped out a few days ago in asia, it seems that Play-Asia.com has PlayStation 3’s For Sale. Since there are no region restrictions on the PS3 you could buy one and ship it to your house (if your not from Asia), and not have to wait in the blistering cold for 20 hours for a unit.
If not, there are only 3 days left till the North American Playstation 3 Launch. Make sure to dress warmly if you are going to be waiting outside, cause lord knows I didnt when Xbox360 came out, and man…. it sucked.
Well there is some free conversion software out for the Playstation 3 by the name of “PS3 Video 9“ and it will be making your life alot easier if you are the type that uh… ‘back up movies’…. and want to watch them on your TV as opposed to your 17″ computer monitor. It will allow you to convert such extentions as divx, avi, mpeg, and so on to PlayStations format.
To my knowlege a program or function like this doesnt exist for the Xbox 360. However it will make downloading video samples, clips, community movies, and even movies more accessible to the user with a PS3. How cool would it be to have a few of your favourite DVDs loaded on the PS3’s hard drive?
Categories: Sony Playstation 3 News
IGN is reporting that the Playstation 3’s owners manual states that the unit will be able to accept any 2.5″ Serial Hard Disk Drive, and not just drives offically licensed by Sony. This is slightly good news for people who buy the 20GB unit and would like to upgrade to something better. I know with the Xbox 360 the add-on drive prices are slightly gouged. The manual also notes that it cannot guarantee sucessful operation of the device when using a thrid party drive. I can guaratee personally that this is just a load of crap that they dish out to protect their ass. If you crack open ANY drive from ANY console, I guarantee you your going to find drives from Maxtor, Western Digital, Samsung, etc… They just rebrand them and put them in their own name.
In a recent inteview over at RedHerring, ATARI founder had expressed some very intresting personal thoughts on the Playstation 3. During the interview Nolan Bushnell had said nothing but positive things about the upcoming Nintendo Wii. He expressed that Nintendo will be “expand[ing] the market beyond the hardcore.” And he also praised the 360 in its simple to use autoring tools and Xbox Live!
When there was mention of the Playstation 3, he had nothing positive to say about the console. Apparently Bushnell had expressed that the PlayStation is a horrible console to develop on. He also went on to talk about how Sony has “arrogance and capriciousness” towards development and your forced to develop on just because of the sheer userbase. He also when on to say that anyone whom developed on a PlayStation 3 over the 360 was an “idiot” for doing so.
When he was asked about previous PlayStation sucesses he responded that the reason why they were so good, was because of sheer release timing. “They had the right pricing at the right time [and were] almost the accidental winner,” he says. He also goes on to describe that he would be suprised if the PS3 sold 1 Million units by this time next year.
Now this being said, and a computer programmer myself, I can sympithize with Bushnell on deveopment aspects. Somtimes you can be forced to program on a certain platform, and it can be hell if its not set up right, or set up half-assed. Now the garbage that he was spewing about Sony’s new PS3 going to be a flop is BS. The only reason why they would only sell 1 Million units is because of production issues, and I dont believe they are going to have that.
Well this may make things a bit easier to grab a Playstation 3 at launch time. The following Circuit City stores are guaranteed to have 100 Playstation 3 units at launch:
* Union Square: New York, NY – Store 3679
* Torrance: Hawthourne, Los Angeles – Store 404
* Cherry Hill: Mount Laurel, NJ – Store 0734
* Schaumburn: Schaumburg, IL – Store 3111
* Rockville: Rockville, MD – Store 866
* Short Pump: Richmond, VA – Store 3549
Now when you line up out front of one of these at midnight, you will be able to count the people in line and know if you even stand a chance. But since this information has been released and made public, I guarantee you people from all areas of that current state will be lining up out front. I know personally one of the highest search terms on this blog is PS3 Launch Locations. The numbers are VERY high. So if I were you, Line up at like noon the day before. Yes your going to look like an idiot and people are going to ask you “Why are you waiting in a non-existant line?” as customers enter the store, but assure them that you are going to be much cooler then them when you secure yourself a cutting-edge Playstation 3.