Tag Archive: Playstation


The Xbox Dashboard update came out yesterday as many of you will be aware. Already there are many problems like the inability to connect to Xbox Live.  The most serious of these problems are broken consoles. If you have a complant about the new update head to the Xbox status page.

In my opinion the new update looks sleek, it offers a new tonne of stuff and it really separates it form the Sony’s PSN system. I really like it and I really thought i wouldn’t. What do you think? And have you had any problems? Leave your answer in the comments:

Kinect in TVs?

Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect technology looks set to appear in next generation TVs. Microsoft are keen to push the Kinect into as many living rooms as possible, even those without and Xbox 360 gaming system. Will we be seeing TVs where you swing you arm to turn on/off a TV? Or will it involve the newer voice command that the Kinect has? Microsoft is already in the stage of licensing the technology to major manufacturers like Sony. We might see the PS3 with the Kinects’ technology.

Xbox or PS3

For quite a while now the ultimate gamers question has been ‘Xbox or PS3?’. I am a Xbox guy and have been for almost a year. I used to play on a PS2 and it was a good console, but how things have improved. Price – the Xbox is cheaper, however you are missing out on the blu-ray capability of the PS3. Feel – I really like the Xbox controller, it fits snugly in your hand and I would say, is a better choice for the more competitive gamer. PS3, I feel is for the ‘luxurious’ gamer (so to speak) for it has better graphics and not to mention the beautiful curvy black console (better looking than the Xbox). Games – there isn’t much between them, normally the games are released at the same time for both of them. Xbox live tends to get the map packs and additions to games first, PS3 network a week or two later.

In summary both are great consoles and I wouldn’t say no to either! But because I don’t need the blu-ray and I really do like the Xbox controller, I tend to swing towards Microsoft’s Xbox. You may be calling me bias right now but it is just my opinion. What are you? Xbox? or PS3? leave your answer in the comments:

Goldeneye 007 Reloaded – Another Remake

Goldeneye 007 Reloaded

I am a great 007 fan and so really enjoy the games. When I came across this Goldeneye game trailer, I might have got quite excited! Lets face it the previous Goldeneye games didn’t follow the story-line what so ever – like lots of other James Bond games. But in this trailer I saw a decent amount from the film – it is my favourite James Bond but this could just be my imagination and it could be yet another 007 game completely different from the film. So there could be light at the end of the tunnel. If you saw Goldeneye released on the Wii last year, and its shocking graphics then this game should look like crystal for you. The MI6 ops mode looks particularly intriguing it has 4 different mode within it, you will need to use stealth, assault, elimination and defence. When I saw the multiplayer side I felt a little let down, the FPS and graphics didn’t look as good as in solo. You can play 8-16 player games and there are more maps and weapons than before! All in all I am greatly looking forward to this game being released on November 1st 2011 for America and the November 4th for Europe. I hope you are looking forward to it!

Is the Wii up to real gaming?

Wii Console

When I speak to people now, I ask what console they have and what they play on. I mostly get Xbox or PS3 but never Wii. Why is this? Well when the Wii first came out we were all like ‘wow that’s amazing!’, but now with the greatly superior Xbox Kinect and the Playstation Move it looks to be out classes. So what will happen to the Wii? My guess is it will die out like so many other consoles before it, and with the new ‘Wii u’ on the way it looks increasingly likely. But do not sell it or throw it away yet, for it is so good for parties and get together. Plus with the likely withdrawal of the Wii, comes a great reduction in the prices of games!

Just Cause 2 – what a game!

Rico Rodriguez being as epic as ever!

Thanks to Joeslife101 telling me what a great game Just Cause 2 is, I played it and within the first 5 minutes of playing it, fell in love! It has the good aspects of the original Just Cause with some upgrades with the fantastic graphics – so vivid. I must admit I did get stuck with the grappling system, it has changed dramatically from the first one plus I’m now playing on Xbox not PS2. The vehicles feel much more realistic, the island and guns feel better thought out and the Storey-line and missions are grittier and more believable. I’m not saying the first one was bad, and it wasn’t, in fact it is one of the best games I’ve played but, what a step has this game taken! You are again Rico Rodriguez, who again starts free-falling down and having ‘little’ shoot-outs with the odd enemy, sound familiar? As you go through the game you find and gather more money, vehicle and armour parts and earn chaos (by blowing stuff up). You can buy weapons, explosives and vehicles with the money. You can upgrade them with the vehicle and armour parts. The settlement or now stronghold take overs are harder due to miniguns, tanks and a lot of armed guards! The army bases are harder due to a colonel you have to kill who is better armed and protected than the previous game. This is a great game, on par with other shooters I have played plus you can drive vehicles.

Playstaion Vita

I don’t normally do Sony blogs but, good news! The release date for the greatly anticipated Playstation Vita has been confirmed as the 22nd February 2012 for North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. This is gaming platform is going to rival the generally rejected Nintendo 3DS, even though the Vita isn’t 3D! The console will be available as: a Wi-Fi only model (£229.99) or a combined Wi-Fi and 3G model (£279.99).

Playstation Vita

The new Playstation Vita is the follow-up from the ‘PSP’ which was a big hit, selling 70 million units worldwide. The New console has a five-inch OLED touch screen, a rear touch pad, rear and front cameras and two analogue control sticks. All games will be available to download from the internet, but some will be sold as a ‘slot-in-card’ sold in shops.

An impressive range of titles has already been reveled for the console including variations of Assassins Creed, Call of Duty and Little Big Planet. About 80 titles are already in production for the console.

The console has 4 social networking capabilities, a video chat, Facebook and Twitter access, and a close proximity data sharing service named ‘Near’ which allows Vita owners to communicate and automatically swap data. There will also be a compatibility with the PS3 to play games and communicate.

Top 5 PS2 Games

My top 5 PS2 games that I have played and got:

  1. 007 Nightfire
  2. Just Cause
  3. Destroy all Humans
  4. From Russia With Love
  5. Ford Racing

All great, fun games! Give them a try! What is your favourite PS2 games? Leave it in the comments:

The name’s Bond, James Bond

Back in the days of my PS2 I had many games. But the best of these has to be ‘007 Nightfire’. The story line has an almost CoD feel to it. You travel around the world to exotic locations, combining stealth and gadgets to complete missions. You get to drive and shoot from some of Bonds most iconic vehicles, including his Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. The story line has a lot of quite difficult missions, some where you will be stuck. But when you do get past them it feels all the better.

The 007 Nightfire game cover

This  game is from before the days of online Multiplayer however it makes up for this with ‘bots’ which you can play against with or without others (a bit like combat training on Black ops). The weapons are fun but not so realistic, some involving lasers but it did come out in 2002 so you have to let them off! This is a great game when played with a mate or two. So dig up those dusty PS2’s and revisit an old friend!

What is you favourite James Bond game? leave your answer in the comments below:

Hello world!

Hello world, my first ever blog post. I will be blogging about games! Mainly Call of Duty for yes, I am a CoD fanboy! However I still plan to blog about other games like Minecraft. I won’t just be blogging on console games I will blog on Nintendo DS games and Ipod apps.