Category Archives: PS3 News & Articles

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Review

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War. War never changes.

The Legend of Korra: The Video Game Review

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The animated Avatar franchise has had a bad history with video game adaptations. Past games that focused on the series have all been shallow beat-‘em ups with little enjoyment other than fan service. The Legend of Korra hopes to right the wrongs of past games in the franchise by being an action packed 3D brawler that can appeal to anyone.

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Review

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Written by Milo Fisher

Akiba’s Trip is one of the few whacky Japanese games that ten years ago we would of assumed would never make it across seas. But thanks to the team at NIS, the game has been lovingly localized for European audiences. The downside to bringing these strange Japanese RPGs is that they aren’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and Akiba’s Trip may be the hardest game to sell to a mass market. Akiba’s Trip is a free roam RPG that involves running around Japan attacking and stripping vampires.  Yep, it’s one of those games.

Destiny Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

Destiny is a universe jam packed full of adventure. Unfortunately, most of those adventures end up being repetitive and unimaginative.

One Piece Unlimited World Red Review

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Written by Milo Fisher

One Piece has been going for over 15 years now, and yet has never managed to find a video game genre that fit it. The series would often borrow from other franchises for its video game adaptations (see One Piece Pirate Warriors 2) but would never dare to be original. One Piece Unlimited World Red takes a bold step for the franchise by being the first original title to grace a home system, and it does so wonderfully.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Review

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Trying to talk to people in the west about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is like talking to a brick wall, it’s practically unknown. Meanwhile in Japan, it’s a highly popular manga and anime series that’s been going strong for more than 20 years, seeing multiple video game and movie adaptations. For this review, I’m going to assume that you’ve never heard of the franchise before in your life, and try to explain why this game, along with the series, is worth your time.

Tales of Symphonia HD Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

I’ve always held the “Tales of” series close to my heart. From the cheesy writing, to the simplistic yet addictive combat, I love it all. And while I was never fortunate enough to experience the Symphonia games when they were originally released, the glorious teams at Namco Bandi and tri-Crescendo have come together to re-release the two role playing epics in wondrous HD.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Demo Impressions

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Words by Milo Fisher

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of my favourite anime out there. It has whacky characters, bombastic battles, manly posing, and a whole lot of people shouting “JOJO!” and “DIO!” at the top of their lungs. It’s bizarre, and it’s wonderful. So when word came about that the fighting game was coming to the west, I was overjoyed with the thought that more people would experience the sheer joy from the game that I felt watching the anime. After playing a good few hours of the new demo that was just released, all I can say is that I want this game more than ever.

The Lego Movie Game Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

After the recent release of the fantastic Lego Movie, expectations for the movie based tie-in game were high. So far all Lego games had been tied to another franchise, so having the game be set in a world that was made to already be Lego was a scary thought. Would the game be able to deliver the same amount of entertainment and comedy as the film while also providing hours of addictive gameplay? Well…

Dark Souls II Preview

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Words by Milo Fisher

I got the chance to visit Namco Bandai recently to get our hands on Dark Souls II. And after playing the first three hours, I can safely say that it’s just as punishing and rewarding as it’s predecessor, and I rather loved it.

Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z Review

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Words By Milo Fisher

Dragon Ball Z is one of the most beloved anime franchises in the western world. The expansive amount of content in the universe just begs to be turned into a video game. Battle of Z is the latest Dragon Ball game to grace our eyes, but is it worth charging you Ki for? Or should you teleport away?

SIDE NOTE: Saint Seyia DLC impressions

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Milo Fisher’s impressions on the Saint Seyia DLC costumes for Saint Seyia Brave Soldiers.

Get your pickaxe, Minecraft tunnels its way to PS3

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Minecraft is just about on every device so it’s strange to have taken this long to finally get its ass on PS3. The pixelated mine-fest shot to massive success since it first released on PC in 2009 and now PS3 owners can play it from the comfort of their Dualshock.

Battlefield 4 patch due out today *Updated with patch notes*

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For those BF4 players who have been experiencing multiplayer instability, or who have come across the one-hit kill bug and found it rather bothersome, rejoice, for the end is near.

A developer over on the Battlefield 4 forums had this to say in regards to the situation:

We will be rolling out the Xbox One game update today, starting 10AM UTC / 2AM PDT. Players may experience some downtime as we upgrade our services. Expect patch notes to become available soon.

Hopefully this update fixes the majority of the problems gamers have been experiencing since launch.

 

Update; list of fixes included in patch:

-Fixed three common crashes that could occur during map transitions
-Fixed a common crash that could occur when using the in-game Battlelog in the “end of round” screen
-Fixed two crashes related to destroying vehicles
-Fixed a crash that could occur when the player lost connection to a server
-Fixed a crash that could occur when using the scoreboard
-Fixed a crash that could occur when players were using the voice chat
-Optimized performance when shooting destroyed Levolution objects on some levels
-Removed the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks
-Fixed the “one-hit kill” bug where damage from a single bullet sometimes was applied multiple times. This could lead to firefights where normal rifles sometimes dealt one-shot kills, which is not as designed
-Fixed a memory leak that could lead to crashes at certain points
-Further reduced the probability of getting a corrupt save file in the single player campaign
-Fixed the audio drop outs that could occur when playing on large maps. Typical map affected was Golmud Railway in Conquest with 64 players. Ambient sound would sometimes cut out, like foley sounds from player running, vehicle engine sounds, vehicle movement sounds, and map ambient sounds
-Fixed an issue with going online after resuming your Xbox One from suspended mode
-Fixed some issues with the handling of Xbox One parties
-Made the icons used to signal voice chat status more reliable

Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut Impressions

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Deadly Premonition is the twin peaks of gaming. It’s a B-movie for gamers. It’s a fantastically strange adventure that people are going to either love to bits, or hate with a burning passion.

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers Review

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When a new fighting game is made by Capcom, people lose their minds. But when a new fighting game is made by Dimps, no one seems to notice. It’s a shame, as Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers is an incredibly enjoyable and well made anime fighting game that should be played by all anime fans alike.

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon because I DON’T KNOW! Review

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Adventure Time. Cartoon Network’s hit show about a boy and his dog. With a series with such a well crafted world and many memorable characters, it seems that a game set in the world would be fantastic. Sadly, Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon because I DON’T KNOW isn’t the game fans have been waiting for.

Stick it to the Man review

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Stick it to the man is a hilarious, whacky, and enjoyable experience that harkens back to point and click games of old, but with less puzzles and more platforming. With its crazy cast of characters and interesting story, Stick it to the man is good fun.

Get ready for the enslaught of TV ads for Call of Duty: Ghosts

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We will be getting no less than 6 different Call of Duty: Ghosts ad bombarded at our TV screens. The ads will feature no gameplay but people talking about their game sessions in everyday situations.

PS Vita TV: Small box, big tricks

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At Tokyo Game Show Sony took to the stage to introduce their entry into the microconsole market with PS Vita TV. The console will be able to play games, access TV services, and enable the ability to use your PS4 remotely.

PS3 and Vita price drops

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Rejoice fellow gamers! For the PlayStation 3 and Playstation Vita have descended from their price points in the sky and have graciously accepted new prices lower to the earth.

Gamers get high in GTA V

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Games have been pushing the boundaries for years. More disturbing deaths, drug use, prostitution, but GTA is a game where all of it is a normal everyday occurrence. A breakdown of the game from the ESRB shows just what players are getting into.

New characters coming to Persona 4 Arena

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It was announced today that Junpei Iori and Yukari Takeba from persona 3 will be added to the rest of the fighters in Persona 4 Arena via a new system update.

Well, in Japanese arcade machines at least.

Injustice: Gods Among Us brings Zatanna to the gaming stage as the 6th DLC character

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DC comics are all about superpowers. Flight, strength, speed, etc. One thing that it also has, is a vast amount of magical beings. Lords of chaos and order, magicians, warlocks, witches, sorcerers, gods and demons alike. The DC universe is insanely complicated when discussing only the magic aspect. Injustice is now bringing a bit more of that to the game world.

Martian Manhunter DLC available now

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One of the biggest hits to any JL fan, the Martian Manhunter was missing from the original roster in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Thankfully, the newest DLC gives us just that. Now, J’onn isn’t exactly an easy character to use. His large amount of abilities can make him a temperamental character to play. He has powers for all ranges, but choosing when and where to use those powers can be tricky. That being said, he does have some pretty damn cool powers. Check out his trailer.

Bioshock Infinite DLC announced

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Irrational games have just announced three new pieces of DLC for Bioshock Infinite; one of them being a challenge arena, and the other two being story driven adventures.

Dishonored’s final add-on pack lands August 13th

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Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches is the final DLC for the critically acclaimed title from Arkane Studios. Available worldwide on August 13th, (PS3 in EU 14th), it will sell for $9.99/800 MSP.

Netherrealms reveals 5th Injustice DLC character, and boy is it a welcome addition

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Adding to the already fanboy dream of playable DC characters, comes one that should have been included at launch. J’onn J’onzz hits the screen to overwhelming applause at EVO 2013, in one of the most impressive gameplay trailers we’ve seen yet.

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Coming to PS3

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Sony and Insomniac have been teasing us with cryptic image over the last few days but now they have revealed to the world exactly what it is.

Sony’s teaser image is a new game from Insomniac

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Yesterday Sony teased us with an image titled “When Worlds Collide”. Turns out, it will be a game made by Insomniac.

Insomniac games have just put up a picture on their Twitter revealing more of the image with the words “Heroes Return” at the bottom.  They also state that there will be a big reveal tomorrow (July 11th) so we won’t have to wait long to find out exactly what it is.