Posts Tagged ‘Playstation 3’

Bioshock Infinite Sees Light of Day

Posted on: March 1st, 2012 by Michael Dao No Comments

Bioshock Infinite Logo

By: Michael Dao

This holiday season is looking to shape up nicely as Ken Levine and the rest of the boys and girls have announced a release date for Bioshock Infinite, the third game in the franchise, of October 16, 2012. The game, set in the flying steampunk city of Columbia is to be released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 in North America. International gamers will have to wait until the 19th.

There are no current pre-order bonuses from Amazon, but we will keep you updated when they inevitably come.

Preordering from Amazon is up right now at this link.

Help Operation Supply Drop Support Our Military Members This November

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 by John Parie 3 Comments

With all these hot new games hitting this month I know many of you may be wondering how you will ever make room on your gaming shelves that are already buckling under the building weight; how about donating to a really great group of people that work day in and day out to ensure our biggest concerns can be which game is the superior first person shooter, Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3.

The crew at OperationSupplyDrop.org  are rallying the troops once again to help gather gaming goodies to send to our military service members currently stationed overseas supporting the efforts of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Typically, they attempt to send one care package a month, but with November being their one year anniversary and host of Veterans Day they thought sending a package a week would be a great way to say thank you to the men and women that make our day-to-day lives possible.

For those unaware of Operation Supply Drop, they work with the gaming community to provide game consoles, games and other gaming related items to military units and squadrons in need. These units range from forward operators to medical stations that use the games as a way to blow off some steam in their limited down time.

There are a number of ways to contribute to their cause. They have setup a tax-deductible donation account with ChipIn.com for monetary contributions or people can donate new or used games and equipment. They are currently running a promotion where people that donate $40 or more receive a 1600 Microsoft Points card.

Complete donations and shipping details are available on their site.

 

Uncharted 3 Blockbuster Giveaway

Posted on: November 7th, 2011 by John Parie 138 Comments

What’s that? Battlefield 3 wasn’t quite your speed or you just didn’t win? This go around we have teamed with Blockbuster to give you a chance to win Uncharted 3.

Blockbuster is currently offering a month of free, unlimited in-store game and movie rentals to customers that purchase Uncharted 3 at their neighborhood location through November 22, 2011.

To celebrate this deal, we are giving away two copies of Uncharted 3 courtesy of Blockbuster.

To enter to win:

We will announce a winner Friday, November 11, 2011.

This contest is only open to residents of the U.S.

Eufloria Review – Minimalist RTS

Posted on: October 30th, 2011 by Michael DiMauro No Comments

Eufloria is an RTS game, but it is a different sort of RTS game. The gameplay is streamlined, the presentation is minimalist and the music is ambient. You control seedlings and Dyson trees, and you must explore space to find asteroids to inhabit. Not all of these asteroids are uninhabited though, and you will need to attack and fend off rival plant empires.  (more…)

Renegade Ops Review – Boom

Posted on: October 2nd, 2011 by Michael Dao No Comments

By: Michael Dao

Renegade Ops was an incredibly difficult game to review, especially considering the story is based on events from my own life. The details of the story are so entirely classified that their details will only be available to the public long after we’re both dead, but I can give you the gist of what happened without having to kill you after you’ve read this review. There’s a crazed mad man à la Cobra Commander who’s just demonstrated a horrifying weapon of mass destruction. When the governments of the world decide to negotiate with him as opposed to taking more, shall we say, direct action, the General quits and decides to take matters into his own hands. The player really doesn’t need to know much more about the story because sadly, it is quite forgettable and not key to the experience. (more…)

DICE Announces Battlefield 3 Open Beta

Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by John Parie No Comments

DICE announced, via its Battlefield Twitter account, that the highly anticipated Battlefield 3 beta will launch Sept. 29 on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The beta will be open to everyone through Oct. 10, but people who purchased the Medal of Honor Limited Edition or pre-ordered a digital copy of Battlefield 3 through EA’s Origin platform will gain access to the beta 48 hours early.

The beta will include access to Operation Métro map and the new integrated Battlelog social platform.

The beta will be open to residents of North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Full details are available on the Battlefield 3 site.

PS3 NFL Sunday Ticket Package Broken Down in to Four Payments

Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by John Parie No Comments

With the first batch of NFL Sunday games less than 24 hours away, the NFL Sunday Ticket is finally available in the PlayStation Store. While the $339.95 price tag was shocking to some when the partnership was announced during E3, there is some hope in sight.

Being that we are a thrifty group of gamers, we were delighted at the news that DirecTV and the PlayStation Store are allowing customers to pay the tidy sum in a more manageable way, four payments of $84.99. The fine print also cautions would-be purchasers that once the subscription has been started it can’t be canceled.

The service will provide purchasers with all NFL games each Sunday, that are not being aired on their local CBS and FOX affiliates; with the exception of games effected by local blackout rules. The NFL RedZone channel will also be included in the price of the package.

Driver: San Francisco Shifts the Franchise to High Gear

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by John Parie No Comments

By John Parie

With the ease at which publishers green light sequels of well known titles these days, it’s refreshing to see a developer take a known commodity like Driver and turn out a refreshingly original take on the standard driving game format.

The hook of Driver: San Francisco is the ability of the lead character, John Tanner, to “shift” in to any car in the city; following an unfortunate turn of events in the first few minutes of the story. From the start the player must set aside the entire concept of Tanner’s new found powers to truly embrace the story. While the rational for this new found power is tedious at best, gamers are left pondering the how and why of all of this.  (more…)

[Updated] Ubisoft’s Driver Uplay Passport Missing a Few Digits

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by John Parie 5 Comments

[Update] It appears as though Ubisoft has resolved the missing Uplay Passport issue by making the passport, normally 800 Microsoft Points, available for free. Users just need to select the purchase option from the Uplay Passport option in the Extras menu of the game. We still don’t have any official word from Ubisoft as to if this is a temporary or permanent fix to this situation. (more…)

Renegade Ops Preview – All Smiles

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 by Michael Dao No Comments

By: Michael Dao

One of the things I often complain about is how sometimes it feels that there is no real innovation in games, and that the new games coming out are simply rehashes of the same old formula, or are just a game we have all played before only now with some new feature, like a real time strategy game that is now played in a persistent world. But every so often, there comes along a title that can successfully take an old concept or design and successfully bring it into the present, while still keeping what made it special all those years ago. (more…)