Back in 2010, when I reviewed the PlayStation Move launch bundle, most of us expected it to be this grand, ground-breaking piece of tech that we would need rather than want for our PS3s.
It’s plain for anyone to see that that never really happened. For all of the protesting that PlayStation brand’s official hype man, Kevin Butler, did about ‘GAMING NEEDS BUTTONS!!!’, it never flourished and rather floundered into an embarrassing piece of really good gadgetry that few wanted and even fewer cared about.
Sorcery, is the PlayStation move game that is set to change all that. As the young male sorcerer, Finn, you are enticed by your sneaky feline nemesis and friend entices you into unleashing a world of mythical baddies upon the magical society that you live in. Your job, as the protagonist of Sorcery, is to fling about powerful spells to uncover ancient knowledge, save the townspeople and take on a range of exciting and adventurous quests.
Unlike most games that use PlayStation Move as a wedged in, back-of-the-box gimmick, Sorcery is made for PlayStation Move, meaning that if there ever was a time to get in on the motion control madness, that time is now.
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Aah, the new Xbox. Wouldn’t you like to know more about it?
So would I. So would the Queen of England. So would every Martian from every province and planet of the Milky Way.
The new Xbox is a pretty hot topic.
I’ve addressed Xbox rumours before, as I did in my Xbox 720 rumour round up (a must read if you’re the Queen, a Milky Way Martian or a gamer of any kind) but this new Xbox info, is as close to ‘confirmed’ as the next-gen Xbox hype machine has ever gotten.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to find out the latest gossip on the new Xbox
Like the shadiest of ‘doctors’ in the uncleanliest of back streets, this week, I’ve been trying to hawk vital organs on the Internet (only my own, I can assure you).
On Twitter I proclaimed ‘who wants a lung? I’ll even give away a kidney, for a price!’ and such, multiple times, hoping, begging and pleading that someone with a screw loose would take a body part in exchange for money – money I wanted, no, needed, to spend on a PS Vita – which comes out today.
For the most part, I was joking (though I did come very close to offering plasma up on eBay), I’ve become so convinced that I need a PS Vita that I probably would have (and maybe still will) do anything to get my hands on that delicious, powerful, slice of handheld gaming heaven.
It may, perhaps, come as a massive shock to you that I am now providing you with a handful of reasons why you shouldn’t invest in Sony’s latest gizmo.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to find out why you shouldn’t get a PS Vita (yet).
People seemed to enjoy my last Monday Musings link round-up so I’ve gone to the liberty of compiling another one.
This week, the links include a chance to win a bounty of Resistance 3 prizes, an argument against the new trend of ‘online passes’ and a look at MotorStorm RC, the PS Vita version of the franchise.
I hope you enjoy what I’ve included and feel free to let us know your thoughts on this new feature in the comments!
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As far as first looks go, this one is at the premier end of the scale. In fact, I’d even go as far as to say that this new trailer for MLB 12 : The Show takes the scale, destroys it, thwacks what’s left with its baseball bat and then pitches the remnants into the stands for good measure.
In true trailer fashion, it boasts “enhanced realism”, but that really didn’t need to be stated as our first taste of in-game footage looks (and even feels) incredible. (Apparently the game also has “full PlayStation move controls” too, which isn’t necessarily something to be proud of so you know, yin and yang).
It’s not the “#1 Rated Sports Game” for nothing.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to see MLB 12 : The Show in action.
This post comes fresh off the news that Sony and Microsoft will be announcing the successors to the current gen of consoles at this year’s E3 in an effort to compete with Nintendo’s next console effort, the Wii U (source).
I’m a skeptical woman, both consoles are rumoured, even if they do come from a highly reputable source, but I’ll still refuse to believe either console’s’ existence until I have the actual, tangible product in my arms and the reality has set in that I now have no money or a social life thanks to them.
However, one can cross all of their fingers, toes and other crossable body parts that come June 2012, both will be confirmed by the Microsoft and Sony bigwigs themselves but until then I’ve put together a list of all of the things we should hope are included (or avoided) in the new next-gen platforms.
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Let it be known that I am not the best at shooter games. If I were a real soldier, I’d be the one who unwittingly unloads an entire magazine of bullets into her fellow cadet’s foot and then apologises because ‘I thought the safety was on’. My not-so-finest hour had me cooking a grenade (in game) for so long that I blew my entire party to itty bitty virtual pieces. Oops.
So I was wary about how well I’d do in the Closed Beta for Starhawk’s multiplayer, which combines run-and-gun combat with vehicular warfare. But even with my lacking skills it’s clear that this is not your average online mode.
Click ‘Read More’ for my full review of the beta.
It’s been a busy news week for The Last Guardian as Sony have confirmed that both the game’s creator, Fumito Ueda, and the executive producer, Yoshifusa Hayama, have left the development studio of the title with the former only working on the game on a freelance basis.
This is a week that is set to get even busier as the dog/mouse/bird hybrid creature-thing and it’s boy protector seem to have gotten an actual release date, as listed by Amazon.
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Picture the scene : a population infected by a plague, enraged mutants preying on the innocent and healthy, the last remaining survivors trying to do just that, survive. It sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard of before, right? Oh don’t give me that look, I know the premise of The Last Of Us sounds like a half-baked slice of oversaturated gaming pie but I’m willing to bet my life savings on it playing out like the exact opposite.
The Last Of Us (which is a PS3 exclusive) seems to be your atypical survival horror zombie slash ‘em up, you’re fighting the undead, you’re fighting rebels who are trying to jump you for a packet of rations and you’re fighting for your life, but what sets TLOU apart from the likes of the more arcadey Dead Rising and the eerie slasher-flick-esque Dead Space is that it’s developed by Naughty Dog. These guys aren’t just the Kings (and Queens) of quality video game development, they’re the whole entire monarchy.
Click ‘Read More’ for more info on the game as well as the first trailer.
PlayStation and compilations go together like foots to balls, Activision to sequels and fanboys to the Internet. In fact, I should know, I put together my own PS Vita games masterpost last week.
Sony are well aware of this too it seems as just today they put out a shiny new trailer for the handheld console that includes footage of just about every game on the console that has been announced so far.
All of the most anticipated are there – Uncharted Golden Abyss, ModNation Racers and the unconventionally spelled as ever : WipEout 2048. If you’re more interested in the other features of the console, you’re in luck as we get another look at the XMB-like PS Vita interface as well it’s Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities and you can have a little dance to the funky backing track. Just me? Oh, okay…
Click ‘Read More’ to watch the trailer.