Uncharted 2: The Best Surprise Of 2009

14 01 2010

by xeroxeroxero

As anyone who has been following me on Twitter can attest, I’ve been very much a fan of Uncharted 2. After playing the original, watching teaser trailers, pouring over leaked images and otherwise hyping myself up for the second, the one thing I was sure of was a fantastic single player experience. What I wasn’t sure of going in however, was its multiplayer. How wrong I was. Read the rest of this entry »





OutRun Online Arcade Review

8 10 2009

OutRun Online Arcadeby xeroxeroxero

Sega’s arcade racer extraordinaire has seen some pretty poor outings in the past, but is this release a winner, or headed for the scrap heap? Read the rest of this entry »





An Early Look At Afrika

12 08 2009

Afrikaby xeroxeroxero

A hardcore safari / photography simulation released (so far) only in Asia on the least popular current generaton home gaming console, there are definite reasons why it’s taken so long for Afrika, or Hakuna Matata as it is known in some territories, to be given a chance in the western market. But soon, it will be, via niche genre publisher Natsume. Will it be worth hunting down, or should you leave it to die out naturally? Read the rest of this entry »





30 Days: End Game

30 07 2009

Deep In Thoughtby xeroxeroxero

30 Days have passed since I first started playing Free Realms, and it’s been an enlightening experience. I’ve met and interacted with humans, fairies, dwarves, giants, crab people, goblins, some with a living breathing person on the other end of the connection, others simply pre-programmed automatons. It is the community that makes or breaks a game with any social aspect, so in the last part of this month long series of articles, what have I learnt from the people that go to make this world what it is?

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PSP to PS3 Connectivity – So much more than just Remote Play

21 06 2009

by Wayne Shayler

ps3-pspI must be one of the only people never to have played Final Fantasy VII, so when Sony announced that it would be coming to the Playstation Store, I knew I would be an early adopter.

My initial response was to download it to my PS3, then play remotely on my PSP whenever the TV was in use.  A ‘Win Win’ situation if you will.  The fact is, I hadn’t entirely thought it through.  I had no idea how great a game Final Fantasy VII really is, even after twelve years, and how much I would become absorbed in the world and the characters.  I’m sure anyone who has played it will lay testament to that.

My ‘Win Win’ situation suddenly turned into a big fat ‘LOSE’.

What if I want to play FFVII when I’m not tethered to a wireless internet connection?

There was only one thing for it.  I would have to pay another £7.99 and download the game directly onto the PSP.

Luckily, the good men and women at Sony are already one step ahead of me, and boy, have they got this one right…

 

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MidLife Gamer Byte Sized – Wheelman

12 03 2009

wheelmanby Daren Baldock

So here’s our pilot of ‘Byte Sized’. A new media addition coming out of the MLG stable where your esteemed hosts play a game for a little while and deliver opinions and commentary on the whole experience the only way we can!

The Wheelman demo hit PSN & XBM last week. We experience the demo together for the first time and give you our initial impressions.

Hit the jump for the full video and find out what we had to say…

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Resident Evil 5 demo coming to XBL, exclusive for one week

14 01 2009

by Daren Baldock

res_evil_5It’s money hat time again boys and girls! The lovely people at Capcom have given a one week exclusive to Microsoft for the Resident Evil 5 demo, which is due to hit Xbox Live the week of Jan 26th ahead of the PSN release on the week of Feb 5th.

So what do we get in the demo? Find out this along with a twist to the tale after the break.

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