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Sony "Welcome Back" Program Now Active...With Errors -Update-

By: iorilamia Jun 3, 2011 | 15 Comments

The long awaited Welcome Back Program is here, a long with some FAQ.

A while back Sony announced we would get free stuff in the Welcome Back Program This was a bunch of stuff from PS Home, 2 free games for PS3 and PSP and 30 days free of PS+.  Also, they have lame free movies for the weekend and tons of bonuses for PS+ people. This is good and all but there are CONSTANT errors going on within the Store, I don't think many people can get a hold of these games at the moment. Some people can't get inside the store, others booted out, some download the game but it isn't showing up and a few other problems that need to be kinked out.

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Here are the details for Sony's Customer Appreciation Program

By: DragonKiss83 May 16, 2011 | 12 Comments

Have you been waiting to see what Sony was going to offer for a month of no psn?

After the disater with PSN Sony said you would get some free games for waiting it out.  Here are the lists.

For PS3

Dead Nation

inFamous

Little Big Planet

Super Stardust HD

Wipeout HD + Fury

For PSP

Little Big Planet PSP

Mod Nation Racers

Pursuit Force

Killzone Liberation

You get to pick 2 for each list that applies to you.  They will be offered for 30 days and they are the full game no strings attatched.  You also get 30 days of Playstation Plus, 60 if you already had it.  On Playstation Home you get 100 items, an alien casino, and a free game.  

Source http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/05/16/details-for-playstation-network-and-qriocity-customer-appreciation-program-in-north-america/

Does this make it all better?  I'm not impressed, but it is about what I was expecting.

Hal Sparks is back for Season 2. No not really. Just this video. Thanks god.

Sony was kind enough to even slip in a little commercial in the front of this video. Gotta love video games advertising. This Preview show goes through some of the Jimmys that didn't make it onto the show. Overheard from a random Jimmy. "I got an Xbox so I can laugh it."

My Money is on Big Fazeek!

Check out this video. Enjoy that super Nubfarm Hal Sparks.

GAMER DRAMA! lolz.

Exclusive Season Premiere

Tuesday November 2, 2010

Only on PSN.

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PS3 going for the Cloud

By: DragonKiss83 Mar 9, 2011 | 12 Comments

Looks like Playstation Plus gets a head start

PS3 users with playstation plus will be able to save 150 megabytes to the Sony servers.  

http://ps3.gamespy.com/articles/115/1154574p1.html from Gammespy

This is just another step forward for our current sytems and may be a preview of what to expect on the next generation.  By itself this isn't that big of a deal, but it just shows how fast the companies are implementing new technology as it presents itself.  What would you like to see make it on the systems next?  We already have web browsing, netflix, and countless other things.

 

Don't be a Jimmy, let's hear some ideas.

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SonicZero

My Love For The PS3

By: SonicZero Dec 27, 2010 | 15 Comments

My journey with the PS3 ups and downs

So for Christmas I got a PS3! I got 4 games with it(Heavy Rain, Metal Gear Solid 4, Little Big Planet, and Uncharted) So far everything is going good. I watched a ton of movies made a PSN and what not. But what pisses me off the most are the updates for games. Right now I wanted to play Heavy Rain for the first time and I have to sit for 183 minutes waiting for the update. Is that why PS3's memory is so big? To store all these updates? What's the point of installing every game ever made. It just wastes so much time and I decided to write this story because I have nothing better to do while Heavy Rain is updating. I've already taken a shit and made a meal. So what do you guys think of the PS3? I was actually blown away on how good it can look when set up right. They have good exclusives, and its just a nice sleek console and a change from my xbox. The only con for me right now I guess is the updates. :(

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PS3 gets it's ass kicked

By: DragonKiss83 May 5, 2011 | 8 Comments

He says he got the yellow light of doom, but with PSN down I'm sure a few of you can enjoy this.

I suggest hitting mute as this guy is going to offend some of you possibly.

Desert Eagle tears the guts out of the PS3, but when he goes for an automatic you can tell he plays Call of Duty online.

thank you gamesradar http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/playstation-3/news/video-heavily-armed-woodsman-deals-with-psn-issues-in-unsurprising-manner/a-20110505111653380093/g-20060314115917309058

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Expect free stuff when PSN returns

By: iorilamia May 1, 2011 | 6 Comments

As you may have seen in the news the past few weeks, PlayStation Network has been down. After some recent attacks on Sony's network, they shut everything down and built the system back up. Here is what users will get for the unfortunate wait...

      

    "Welcome Back" Appreciation Program has been announced to make up for the PSN downtime. Upon PSN's return sometime this week, this is what the program gives us...

  • Each territory will be offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download. Specific details of this content will be announced in each region soon. (AWESOME! Could just be wallpapers though, will update when info comes in)
  • All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service. ( YO AWESOME! I'm not a fan of ps+ but free is free! )
  • Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service. (Never used it and not sure how good it is, but congratulations to you guys who do!)

And it doesnt stop there! More "Welcome Back" content will be released in the coming weeks. I do think the Welcome Back Program is pleasant. Even though you can't keep majority of the PS+ downlaods, free is cool. Also if Sony goes apeshit on PS+ deals and updates, people may like it enough to buy it afterwards ;) What do you guys think of this? Don't be a jimmy, leave a comment.

Source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/30/press-release-some-playstation-network-and-qriocity-services-to-be-available-this-week/

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Sony E3 2011 Press Conference Live Stream

By: BatRastered Jun 6, 2011 | 4 Comments

The official feed from Sony, watch it here!

Check it out, leave some comments below on what's happening.

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Developers are getting PSN back

By: DragonKiss83 May 13, 2011 | 11 Comments

Could we take this as a good sign?

Source http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/05/13/rumor-psn-back-up-for-developers.aspx

Giant Bomb has confirmed that developers have some access to PSN back.  They can't create new accounts, but this is a start.

"As developers are able to bypass the login screen, shooters have been largely okay; those games connect to servers running independent of PSN. Games that access the friends list do not have the same option."

from http://www.giantbomb.com/news/developer-playstation-network-back-online-but-not-without-issues/3185/

Hopefuly the rest of us will be back online soon enough.

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Replay Value of Upcoming Games: Are they Worth The Money?

By: iorilamia May 19, 2011 | 7 Comments

Handful of games coming up in the next couple of months and I've been thinking about which will truly be worth my money.

Video games are expensive now a days and the cool swag you get from special editions costs even more. Also basically every game that comes out markets pre-order bonuses, coursing you to spend that $60+ first day even more. I am not a fan of renting because I take my time with games. Also I hate returning them for a lower price than I paid for, sometimes feel like I might as well keep it and try to make the best out of it. So what has always been the biggest importance to me was Replay Value. The ability to play a game more than once and enjoy it, to want to play through it again and the options to experience new things (besides mere achievement hunting ; boring) is what I enjoy. The lack of that in many games has driven me to play only games with multi payer features the last few years. 

Here is what I think of the four games I have been keeping my eye out on coming out in the next couple of months, and how my feelings have changed for them overtime leading to how I ultimately think / what I'm waiting to see.

1. inFAMOUS 2 - Jun 7 2011

I only played a little of the first game but I did definitely enjoy it. Luckily the video and previews on this sequel have been very informative. The single player (like the first) has 2 paths to go through, good side fighting bad guys and saving/ protecting the public and bad side, where you destroy the shit out of everything. Alright, that is already 2 play throughs, but what makes the game worth it? The fighting is absolutely epic. The main character Cole of course has many creative electrical super-powers (and even more with pre-orders / special edition). Besides flying around and making cool explosions, he has a melee weapon that involves very brutal combat. Besides playing through the story twice with wicked ass-kickings, what makes the game really shine is the Mission Editor. This time around you can create your own missions, or play other persons missions online! The possibilities are endless from what ive seen, turning the game into a shooter, plat former or basically whatever you can think of.

Now the pre-order bonus isn't necessary, but since i am already sold on the game i might as well. Gold Melee weapon from Amazon, Bad guy skin from BestBuy, Lightning Hook (basically the Bulletstorm Leash, go fuck yourself gimmick game) from Gamestop, which is where I'm getting it and Electric Grenade from Wallmart. The $100 Hero edition adds in a bag, belt and a comic ; lame. Also they all get Uncharted 3 Beta. Long Story short, this game 2-sided play through mixed with epic combat and a flexible mission editor will keep it far from boring.

All of your inFAMOUS2 info in one place http://gouki.com/Catalog/Details/infamous-2

2. Alice: Madness Returns-  Jun 14

Alice Madness Returns is another sequel game. The original was a PC mind-fuck action adventure horror game that not many people played. What brings a lot of hype to this sequel is the amazing story behind it and the feel/ style. This single player game is filled with bloody combat as Alice fights twisted figures in her once again Demented Wonderland. The downside is that it looks extremely repetitive. I was very excited following this game until they simply just wasn't showing enough, but then it seemed like the game didn't have much at all. The slicing, dicing and shooting with ridiculous amounts of blood spurting around is cool, but how long does that last? Ok, there are some plat forming elements, that look really pretty and Wonderland-ish, involving invisible things and fairy-tale esque powers Alice has.

A great sale point is when you buy the game, you also get the original as DLC! But that still doesn't convince me to drop $60+. Also the pre-order bonus is weak-sauce. Cd's are cool, but it isn't even real, it's a digital download Cd. Upside is that the music is pretty sweet in this game. In the end, cool visuals and a creepy-sick story is awesome, but that just makes it a rental :P The gameplay has some eerie effects but is basic for the most part. I still keep my eye on this game but at the moment, it has been taken off of my "Buy" list. I wish they would show us a reason to play it more than once besides enjoying the story and increased difficulty.

Get in on the madness here http://gouki.com/Catalog/Details/alice-madness-returns

3. SSF4 AE- Jun 28

Well this is a given. I'm a big fan of SSF4. Playing AE at the mall has given me the incentive to buy the AE dlc (I was going to regardless ;p) This newer version of SF4 personally is awesome for two amazing reasons. My characters got buffed overall (the nerfs were minor) and the top tier charge characters that dominated got nerfed pretty hard (except Bison). There isn't much to say here. Unless you don't own SSF4 and you are wondering "what cool stuff do I get for pre-ordering?" you get a lame Oni Bobble Head Doll thing, might even just be a plush. SF4 series has done a great job being one of the most simple / technical fighting games with great fundamentals that lead into many advanced techniques. The AE versions brings 4 new characters and all the old characters have been changed in some way, either buffs, nerfs or both, a definite must buy for fighting game fans.

SSF4 Arcade Edition News and Details http://gouki.com/Catalog/Details/super-street-fighter-iv-arcade-edition

4. Catherine -July 26

Catherine is a adult mystery plat forming rpg. Interesting genre mix isn't it? I've been following this game since the Japan release and have been extremely back and fourth whether to buy it. The story obviously is the main feature. You play as Vincent, a dude who has bros and a girlfriend, then he wakes up with another chick, starts having crazy dreams and people start dying in the real world with relationship problems. the action part of the game is the dream world where Vincent frantically climbs blocks, it isn't as boring as you think. The game is rather difficult and makes you use your head. He gets points and power ups a long the way as well. What makes the game playable multiple times is that there are several endings. The game is supposed to take around 20 hours to complete the first time around and the higher difficulties are absolutely insane (in the original JP version they had to send out a patch because the game was too hard on the first setting, this will be the default in our version). Besides trying to escape  gnarly monsters eating you in the dream world, you also interact in the real world. How you answer texts or not answering them at all, talk to your friends and comunciate with others around you shapes the story to one of its many endings to keep you interested there is a little multiplayer as well. Basically a head to head tower climbing mode to see who reaches the top first or survives the longest.

The Pre-order bonus to Catherine is more than enough. You get a saucey Artbook (meh) and a real Cd. The music to this game is simply amazing and worth it. For $20 more you get the "Love is Over Edition" which consists of a Pizza box from in-game, Vincent's Boxers, a pillow case with Catherine on it and a Empty Hearts shirt (which is what I really want). In the end, with a long and intriguing single player with several possibilities and some fun multiplayer stuff to toy around with, I will be picking up Catherine.

Everything you need to know about Catherine here http://gouki.com/catalog/details/catherine

 

Any of these games on your radars jimmies, which ones seem worth buying to you? Maybe some of the pre-order bonuses got you sold or Bonus $pecial editions.  Leave a comment on what you think.

 

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket software issues or broadcast issues? Not working on the debut day for PS3. We've contacted DirecTV here's what they told us ..

Widespread issues of NFL Sunday Ticket not working on PS3, To-Go and other HD Receivers. PS3 owners have also posted about slow feeds and terrible picture quality.

From the DirecTV forums:

"Anyone else using the PS3 function and having problems? mine keeps freezing and going back to pregame and then catching up?"

"Have this game going in Hershey, PA on my PS3.  It is a TERRIBLE feed.  I am seeing 4.1mbs download and 3.4mbs upload.

Please help!  It is lagging, and occasionally cutting back to moments from the pre-game show."

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Edge and Schick bringing you DLC for PS3 Games

By: iorilamia Mar 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Don't want to just buy PSN cards for points? Sony has promotions with Edge and Shick now for your DLC needs!

Killzone 3 has been doing a slurpee promotion, but now Killzone 3, Gran Turismo 5 and inFamous 2 are having a whole new set of awesome. Edge Shaving Gel and Shick Quatro products will have special attatchments to them. Purchasing these manly products gets you DLC for the game shown on it. The DLC are as follows :

  •  KILLZONE 3- Retro Map pack with 2 levels OR 3 unlock points to use on any gun/ability ( same as slurpee rewards). Maps are Salum Market and Blood Gracht
  • GRAN TURISMO 5- A customized Chevy Camaro SS “Edge Special” for Gran Turismo 5
  • inFAMOUS 2-  Sniper blast, which will be a narrow AOE.

 

 

Buy some shaving gel and get a Sniper Blast, win win situation right? Leave a comment below on what you guys think of these promotions. I'm loving it, first it was getting bonus xp in Killzone 3 for buying a slurpee, now rewards for buying a new razor? ( which I NEEDED) Keep in mind that it isn't a rip-off, Killzone 3 map pack costs $5, some of this stuff costs about the same. yes

 

SOURCE: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/03/15/edge-and-schick-bring-dlc-for-infamous-2-killzone-3-gt5/

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