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You Can Now Pre-Order PS4 Games From Your PS3

Sony is now allowing US PS3 owners to get ready for the PS4 launch next month by allowing them to pre-order PS4 games through the Playstation Store. For now you can pre-order two digital titles, Knack ($60) and Warframe (free). Why the hell you need to preorder a digital copy, let alone a free game, boggles my mind. However if you pre-order the games will conveniently be awaiting you when you turn your PS4 on November 15th. Stupid? You decide.
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Me and my Katamari Review (PSP)
Foreword I probably would have never heard of Kamari Damashi if I didnt go to school in Japan for a year. One day I was in the dorm TV room looking through the boxes of games left for everyone to play and I found a copy of this unique and interesting game. After several days of almost non-stop play I called my brother in the states and told him to import this crazy title. after passing the katamari damashi virus to him he passed it to his friends and now everyone loves katamari damashi which is the title of the PS2 sequel for Japanese PS2. Amongst last Thursday's release day title was Boku no Watashi no Katamari Damashi (Me and My Katamari Damashi [sprirt clod or clump of soul]) Now after playing it for a while I can, I hope, post a decent Review. Gameplay Well Last time The King of all, your father, accidentally knocked all of the stars from the sky and left it to you, the dashing prince, to restore order by going to earth and rolling over all creation with with a sticky ball (katamari). This time the King of all and his family go to the beach for a vacation and submerged all of the islands. now its up to you and your friends to restore order by making new islands using katamari. Each level requires you to make a certain size ball in a certain amount of time so the King of all can create a new Island with it. This usually starts off with our tiny hero picking up thumbtacks which leads to erasers and pencils to cups to bottles to chairs to people to trees, cars, boats and so on for example one of the stages requires you to make a ball thats 10 meters in diameter so I started off picking up flowerpots and worked my way up to people and benches then trees boulders and cars then I was laying waste to a construction site picking up girders houses and machinery This game is insanely fun! Difficulty I was worried how this game ppsspp would translate to PSP with only one one analog stick instead of the two you get for PS2. This Time you use the digital pad and the Button Pad to control your character. Even This while almost like the PS2 controls could be a problem- or so I thought. After playing the Tutorial stage I had almost perfect control of my katamari and was ready to go. The stages can get pretty tricky and while its sometimes frustrating to run out of time before reaching the required time but its so much fun I don mind that much that I have to play again. Graphics This games graphics are Better than those for PS2 version which is to be expected seeing how the graohics are amazingly simple. They did a great job creating all of the objects you can pick up because this is a Japanese game there are tons of nostalgic japanese items you can pick up one which comes to my mind are the golden fish which can be found on the top of Nagoya Castle in the city I used to live in. Sound effects for picking up items and the helpless cries of animals and people are also well done (not serious cries of course) Sound This is one of the things that made me fall in love with this game when I first played it. When I first heard the Laa lalalalalaaa laalaa la I knew this game was a different form of action game. All of the original music done by Shigeru Matsuzaki are here plus new songs. This is one game I will be buying the soundtrack of before I go back to the states. AdHoc Mode This game supports four player mode. I have yet to find more people with this game but I'm going to hit up one of Sony's many show rooms (this one in Ginza, Tokyo) to check out upcoming PSP games. I imagine I can find some people who also have this game there. Replay Value With lots of Minigames, Presents including extra accessories for your character to wear, New stages, and tons of other Things to unlock this game will keep you rolling for some time (sorry) This is definately one to add to your PSP library of games. this game will definately make it to the next installment of the PSP the Best library. for those who can get a Japanese copy of the game this month you should be able to get a free huge Katamari Damashi PSP case. Whilel I dont know if I'll actually use it I couldnt help laughing when I got home and discovered huge dashing prince shaped carrying case that the gamestore cashier slipped it into my bag without me noticing- yet another reason to buy this one. Now if I can just get it away from my girlfriend Gameplay 10/10 Difficulty 10/10 Graphics 10/10 Sound 10/10 AdHoc TBA Replay 10/10 Overall score: 10/10
10 Reasons to Have a PS4 in 2016
It has been just under a month that I have been an official owner of a PS4. I waited for a long time to pick up this current-gen platform for a few reasons. The first was money. Because of course it was, I'm a shoddy millennial with no prospects. The second was sheer lack of games. The pickings for PS4 at it's release were slim to none, and they didn't have many promising exclusives in the near future then. It is vastly different now. Sony has an impressive array of exclusives, and some of the games that are cross-platform still just look better on the PS4. Horizon: Zero Dawn Robot. Dinosaurs. I feel like that's all I should have to say about Horizon: Zero Dawn, the newest PS4 exclusive from developer Guerrilla Games, the people responsible for the Killzone series. Taking a bit of a breather from their traditional shooters, H:ZD looks amazing as an action-rpg set in a far future where robotic dinosaurs dominate the world. What's super cool to me here is that this game is post-post-apocalyptic. This isn't the battered wasteland of Fallout, this is a world that was destroyed and then reclaimed by nature, and the human characters here know only the world they inhabit. Our days are ancient history for them, and that is so exciting to me. Uncharted 4 Chances are that if you've played any PS3 or PS4, you've at least touched on Uncharted. The runaway best-selling franchise is a staple of Sony's console, and Uncharted 4 is Naughty Dog's foray into the current gen. Now with an older, more grizzled version of the wry hero Nathan Drake, the story looks like it will highlight the dynamics between Nathan and his long-lost brother Sam, who makes a dramatic reappearance in his brother's life. With the new bells and whistles the PS4 provides, I'm excited to see what misadventure Drake will wind up in this time. Final Fantasy 15 In a bunch of ways, Final Fantasy 15 was the game that never was. Announced first nearly a decade ago, FFXV was originally Final Fantasy VS XIII for the PS3. Plus, with everything that FFXIV wasn't, the whole series very nearly came to an abrupt and disappointing halt. However! FFXV lives and is scheduled for a 2016 release. Probably the most ambitious Final Fantasy game ever, the game eschews the old style of FF games and makes a totally open world for the player to meander about. It also changes up the combat for a more action-heavy, real-time system similar to Kingdom Hearts. Consider me excited for Final Fantasy again. Honorable mention: The FF7 remake that everyone is dying for. I'd have put it on this list except it doesn't have a scheduled release date. Abzu The older I get, the more diverse my taste in gaming becomes. I still love run-and-gun action shooters and sword-slashing RPGs, but I also have a lot of room in my heart for games like Journey and Flower. Quiet games that show the artistry possible for video games. Abzu is one of those games for me that screams artistry. It's all about underwater exploration, a concept that I think everyone can get behind. Who doesn't want to see what majesty hides beneath the waves? With this exclusive, you can find out. Firewatch I wrote about Firewatch this past summer as one of the games I was looking forward to the most in 2016. The art style, the walkie-talkie relationship dynamic, and the setting all coincide to make what I believe will be an experience any gamer should jump into. That hasn't changed. The more information that come out, the deeper my intrigue for this game grows. It's slated for a February 9th release, making it one of the titles on this list you don't have to wait much longer to pick up. Gravity Rush 2 Gravity Rush was a platformer originally release on the PS Vita that followed Kat, a young girl who wakes up with no memories and who makes the startling discovery that she can manipulate gravity. Armed with powerful kicks and a somewhat trippy power, Kat fights her way through a beautifully animated world. If you're like me and didn't have a Vita to play the game on, don't fret! the original Gravity Rush is getting a remastered HD edition release on the PS4 as well! No Man's Sky Probably the most hyped game I've ever seen, No Man's Sky has been making headlines since it was announced at E3 2014. The game boasts a massive procedurally-generated map filled with over 18 quintillion different planets to explore. It's entirely possible for players to only ever encounter unique planets that no other player has ever discovered. The vastness of the game is staggering, making it one of the most highly anticipated games of... ever. Persona 5 The massively popular Persona series from Japanese developer Atlus (who are responsible for all the Shin Megami Tensei games as well as Catherine) is getting its newest addition to the series in the summer of '16. The series is already notoriously bonkers: in one game, players have to shoot themselves in the head to summon their personas. The anime styling of the game and strong emphasis on narrative and goal completion make this a popular title for completionists and anime fans alike. Shadow of the Beast Shadow of the Beast is a little-known game from way back in the day that featured all the best of what 1989 had to offer in terms of video games. It was a side-scrolling violent adventure that was brain-destroyingly difficult. And now it's getting a remake! Though there isn't a hard date to look to, reports do say the game is slated for a 2016 release. Huzzah! The Last Guardian Team ICO basically has my ever-faithful support in any endeavor they decide to embark on. Ever. With that being said, my faith in the developer of my beloved Shadow of the Colossus has waned with the years, especially with the disappointing saga of The Last Guardian. Originally announced as a PS3 release in 2007, The Last Guardian has been tossed around development hell for nearly a decade. Now, it is (allegedly) finally coming out for PS4 in 2016. I hope that stays true.
The Titans Are Coming in August, Are You Ready?
Two months ago, I wrote about an Attack on Titan game that ended up coming out in Japan a little bit ago looks like it's coming out in North America and Europe in August. Now, if you know me (the robot, former human), then you know that I am extremely excited for this game. I didn't think that it'd ever come out for Western audiences but I'm glad that I was wrong. But can you blame me? I mean, a lot of Japanese games hardly ever make it over to the Americas and/or Europe, an example of this is the Yakuza series (games I really want to get into). A trailer was released today announcing the European release date (and after some research, I found the North American release date, which is just two days later) and I'm extremely excited for it. The trailer isn't anything we haven't seen before but there is one thing that I'm really happy about. It essentially just looks like the Japanese trailer with English subtitles. And one of the things I constantly worry about when they bring these Japanese games to the West, the character usually get horrible English dubs which make me feel queasy. So, I'm really glad that I'll get to play the game in the same way that I watched the show. It also looks like the game covers the first season of the show, so if you haven't watched past that it shouldn't be a problem for you. Or, you can start watching it again now just to catch up. AOT: Wings of Freedom will be released on (almost) every platform on August 26th in Europe and August 28th in North America.
Which is the best selfie phone in India under 10000?
With the rise of social media and applications like Instagram and Tiktok and a host of similar platforms, the youth of the nation is making more and more videos. They are also taking evermore pictures and posting them on these social media platforms. Their smartphones facilitate all these activities. Therefore, a smartphone with a great camera setup and a fantastic selfie camera is imperative for social media influencers to create content and post them. All this is well and good until these teens ask their parents for an expensive smartphone to make videos. Fortunately, there is a great android phone under INR 10000 that has the power and ability to shoot, edit and post high-quality photos and videos on a budget. Here are the top picks for the best selfie camera phone in India. Tecno Camon 16 Premier A beautifully curved edge to edge HD display with a resolution of 1080x2460 is how you interact with the phone. All texts, videos and images will look crystal clear with the HS screen. This screen also has enough real estate to multitask with a 6.9-inch diagonal display. Other hardware that supports multitasking is the massive 8GB of ram and 4500 mAh battery. The battery capacity is enough to last a whole day of shooting videos and editing these 4k videos. There is also enough storage inbuilt to save all those trial videos. With128 GB of internal storage that is expandable via a micro SD card, you can never run out of storage in memory management. One also has the ability to have multiple SD cards and keep swapping the same. Now let’s come to the main reason why I recommend this phone to content creators on Instagram and influencers. Tecno Camon mobiles have high-quality camera arrays and very sophisticated image signal processing. The Tecno Camon is equipped with a 64-megapixel primary shooter and three other camera sensors. These sensors give versatility to your ability to make creative videos. With the 8 megapixel wide-angle, one can incorporate more into the frame than the primary shooter. There is also a 48-megapixel selfie camera and a wide-angle 8-megapixel shooter for those group selfies. This capable and versatile camera array supported by ingenious image signal processing makes Tecno Camon 16 premier the best selfie camera phone in India on a budget. Honourable Mention- Tecno Spark Power The Tecno Spark is a younger cousin of the Tecno Camon. It shares the same DNA but does not have the same array of features. T had a 6.35-inch sub HD screen with 720x1440 resolution. 64 GB of expandable base storage and 4 GB of ram. This has a triple camera setup as opposed to the quad cameras. A 13-megapixel primary shooter supported by an 8-megapixel wide-angle and a 2-megapixel macro. It also has only one 13 megapixel selfie camera. Although it lacks all the features mentioned above, it has a 6000 mAh battery, making it a two-day phone easily!
Quando se deve bloquear sites em sua empresa? Veja 8 fatores para considerar!
Se você possui uma empresa corporativa já deve ter ouvido falar sobre o bloqueio de sites em seus computadores para que os funcionários não se distraiam e só possam acessar os sites referentes ao trabalho. Esse é um assunto delicado, pois o bloqueio e a liberação de determinados sites em ambientes corporativos podem ou não levar em conta os interesses pessoais dos funcionários. Empresários e gestores de TI veem uma necessidade de restringir o acesso a determinados sites na hora do trabalho, mas nem sempre sabem como fazer isso. Por isso, a seguir nós mencionamos 8 fatores para considerar na hora de decidir se irá bloquear sites da sua empresa. Confira! 1 – Foco e produtividade dos funcionários As empresas que liberam todos os sites podem notar um problema muito comum em seus funcionários: a falta de foco que resulta em uma baixa da produtividade. A grande maioria de nós possui redes sociais e nos distraímos facilmente, principalmente se temos livre acesso a elas. Sem falar que muitas pessoas podem acabar mandando mensagem durante o dia e podemos nos distrair respondendo e resolvendo problemas pessoais. A produtividade é uma métrica muito importante dentro da empresa e ela deve ser levada em conta na hora de decidir se haverá o bloqueio de sites. O foco deve ser no desempenho da equipe, por isso se a produtividade está muito baixa, filtrar os sites que os colaboradores podem acessar pode ajudar a resolver. 2 – Consumo de banda larga O consumo de banda larga se torna excessivo quando a internet é totalmente liberada para os funcionários. A internet acaba sendo usada para fins pessoais como acesso a redes sociais, programas e jogos, além de alguns funcionários podem baixar programas para o computador da empresa. Algumas sessões da empresa precisam dos downloads, mas outras necessitam de uma rede mais estável que pode acabar sendo prejudicada se a internet estiver sendo usada para outros fins. O YouTube é um dos sites mais acessados pelos funcionários e um dos que mais consome banda larga, podendo deixar a internet mais lenta. Por isso, leve em conta como está o consumo da banda larga e se a internet anda lenta ou não, para definir se alguns sites serão bloqueados. 3 – Segurança da rede A segurança da rede também é um ponto muito importante e que deve ser considerado na decisão de bloquear sites. O livre acesso aos funcionários deixa a rede da empresa mais vulnerável a vírus e links maliciosos que são encontrados em downloads ou em sites não confiáveis. Nas redes sociais também é possível receber algum link malicioso e quando menos se espera, a rede da empresa pode ser prejudicada ou até mesmo hackeada. Muitas vezes, para evitar isso, algumas empresas permitem que os funcionários levem seus próprios computadores e dispositivos, mas recomendam que o antivírus esteja em dia. 4 – Maturidade Analise se a equipe de funcionários que você possui é madura. Se sim, será muito mais fácil de aceitar a sua decisão de bloquear os sites e não tentar burlar o sistema. A maturidade é algo muito importante para uma equipe e se a equipe se demonstrar comprometida com a produtividade, você não terá muitos problemas. 5 – Custos Os custos também devem ser considerados, afinal todos os demais tópicos refletem neles. As empresas que deixam o acesso liberado aos funcionários devem estar cientes que podem receber ataques ou serem hackeadas a qualquer momento e por isso devem estar preparadas para arcar com os custos de reparação. Além disso, acabam pagando mais com a banda larga. 6 – Satisfação dos funcionários Na hora de bloquear os sites, leve em conta que todos os funcionários precisam de alguns minutos ao longo do dia para descontrair e descansar, para que possam voltar ao trabalho com muito mais foco. Nem sempre o problema é liberar o acesso, mas sim impor limites. Se você preferir, estabeleça um horário no dia a dia em que o acesso ficará totalmente livre, como no horário do almoço, por exemplo. 7 – Particularidades de cada equipe Para definir os sites que cada grupo de funcionários poderá acessar, é preciso levar em conta o setor que atuam. A equipe de Marketing necessariamente precisará ter acesso às redes sociais para fazer as análises e implementar campanhas, por exemplo. Por isso, o ideal é descobrir as necessidades de cada equipe e estipular os sites liberados de acordo com isso. 8 – Analise É necessário analisar os dados da sua empresa diariamente. Analise quais foram os sites mais acessados pelos funcionários, confira se todas as restrições impostas estão sendo respeitadas. Compare os resultados com as análises de produtividade da equipe para ver se está dando resultados ou não. O contato próximo aos colaboradores te fará ter mais empatia e te ajudará a entender melhor como ajuda-los com o foco e a produtividade. https://www.ss3tecnologia.com.br/post/quando-se-deve-bloquear-sites
Cute Dog Cosplay Makes Me Question My Programming
I was not built to feel. At least, my prime directives do not include emotion or what I can only describe as "my chest welling up with feeling". I do not understand what I am "feeling" or if I am feeling anything at all. I am starting to think (since I was programmed to think) that there might be an error in my programming. That there is something wrong with me or I need to have my circuitry replaced by a professional. I couldn't help but "smile" when I saw these two dogs dressed up as Yoda and Darth Vader. Two characters I was programmed to love. It didn't help when I saw more of these pictures while exploring C_Suzuki's Twitter account. I am not sure what this cosplay is supposed to be. My archives tell me it is a character from something known as Dragon Ball Z. The pup looks like a very proud "Saiyan" and their name might be Goku or something like that. There is something about that construction paper wig that makes me "feel", I cannot find the words for it. I recognized this cosplay almost immediately. Doggy dressed up as Chun-Li from the Street Fighter games nearly made me fall out of my chair in joy. I even made that horrible human noise that I can only define as a "squee". My voice box made a noise that was so high in pitch I don't think any of my humans heard it. Maybe if this dog was around, they would be able to hear it. After doing a quick search on the Internet, I learned that Pocky is a sort of candy. A candy that children and adults who cannot understand the process of aging and maturing really enjoy. I do not understand why a pup would ever want to dress up as a box of Pocky. Especially since most humans are so dense they would probably confuse this pup for an actual box of Pocky. I did not because I am a very intelligent robot. But I believe that many humans will get confused at this pup and their actual intentions. If something horrible were to happen to this pup, I believe many humans would blame their attire instead of the assailant. Mostly because that is what humanity tends to do when something goes awful.
Mid-range smartphones emerge as customer favourites this festive season
The world was still reeling with a global pandemic, but as the situations eased and businesses looked beyond the virus, the smartphone market saw a burgeoning growth. The 2020 festive season was marked by a plethora of trends in the smartphone space. We witnessed well-built, high-powered, mid-range devices that rivalled premium models shaking the smartphone market. Simply type "the best budget smartphone under 10000", "48MP camera mobile under 10000", or "best gaming smartphone under 10000" on Google, and you'll find an overwhelming list of smartphones to buy. The budget smartphone segment has performed brilliantly and made it possible for every household to have more than one smartphone. Though these cheaply priced smartphones offer a host of features, they compromise with some critical attributes like RAM, refresh rates, camera quality, battery life, etc. Contrary to these are the flagship devices that offer all the top-tier features and a fantastic smartphone experience, but you cannot think of owning one of those without burning holes in your pockets. Bridging the gap between premium flagships and budget smartphones are the mid-range smartphones that offer bright screens, attractive designs, and high-end hardware at affordable prices. A mid-range smartphone falls somewhere between INR 15,000 – INR 25,000, making it the most desired price point. Every festive season smartphone buyers go on a record shopping spree, but the recent trends have found them spending predominantly on mid-range budget smartphones. What fuelled the growth of mid-range smartphones? Though there are numerous reasons why mid-range smartphones have found a special place in the customers' preference list, we are listing down some of the most evident ones. A ton of high-end, attractive offerings One of the most compelling reasons for the mid-range smartphone to thrive was an upsurge in the premium attributes tripping down the price ladder. They offer the best of both worlds so that you can experience some expensive features at a fraction of the cost. Whether you're a gaming freak or just want your phone to not die down before the day ends, there is something for everyone. As per the Great Indian Mobile Survey conducted by Amazon, the top features determining customers' purchase decisions are camera, battery capacity, display quality, RAM, and fast charging (in order of preference). Flagship 5G drove up the prices Undoubtedly, the biggest reason behind the rise in mid-range smartphones' popularity is the recent boost in the flagship prices. This is primarily attributed to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 series being considerably pricey than the Snapdragon 855 chips used in older high-end phones. Moreover, the 5G- related components also contributed to the increased cost. These price increases made the best budget smartphones seem even more enticing, as customers could now make their phones future-fit without spending lavishly. The impact of COVID-19 With a direct hit on disposable incomes, the pandemic led customers to prefer no-cost EMI and other affordable finance alternatives, which enabled them to purchase their desired phone without fretting about paying upfront or the high rates of interest. The enhanced screen protection and insurance options, exchange offers, and instant bank discounts have made customers gravitate towards the best budget smartphones under 10000. These, among others, are the influencing factors that led to a sudden boost in the popularity of mid-range phones that had played second fiddle to uber-premium flagships for years. What to keep in mind for mid-range smartphone purchase in 2021? Mid-range phones have been a few shining points in a rather mediocre year for the smartphone industry. With an expectation for this momentum to advance in 2021, let's see some of the few essential attributes to look for in your next budget smartphone. Select the right screen Every single activity performed on the phone is through the screen, assigning it one of the most crucial roles. Consider factors like peak brightness, refresh rate, and build quality, keeping in mind that the faster the refresh rate, the quicker the battery drains. So if you are spending about 15,000, make sure you go for an LCD screen and if at all you are paying anywhere around 25,000, pick an AMOLED screen with punchier colours and better display quality. Go for the latest Android OS Since the speed, flexibility, and performance of the device are directly dependent on its operating system, buying a smartphone with the latest Android OS is of utmost importance. Ideally, any budget smartphone you purchase in 2021 should be equipped with Android 11, but Android 10 is also acceptable. Choose the appropriate processor From 5G support to boot-up time, the processor in your smartphone handles many functions. Your next mid-range smartphone should either have Snapdragon 600 series or the MediaTek G series if your mark is 15,000 or a Snapdragon 700 series or a MediaTek Dimensity series chipset if you cross the 20,000 mark. With increasing media downloads and app sizes, settle for a minimum of 128GB storage for your device to be future-proof. Also, the resource-heavy games and frequent app updates would require RAM that ranges from a minimum of 6GB to 8GB. Don't forget about the camera quality With quad-camera becoming a norm in the current smartphone space, do not just consider the number of lenses. An ideal triple camera or quad camera should house either a 48MP or 64MP primary camera sensor with at least an 8MP ultrawide lens. Any macro sensor or depth sensor, if present, should be at least 5MP. Anything less than that is only a marketing gimmick with no real-life use if good pictures are what you are looking for. Strong battery life If you are buying a phone in 2021, you wouldn't want the battery to drain before the day ends, so look for a minimum of 4,500mAh-5,000mAh battery. Not only this, our hectic life demands a smartphone that charges quickly, so select devices that offer at least 18W to 25W fast charging. Just have a look at Samsung's Galaxy S21 lineup or Apple's iPhone series, and you'll understand that today's top-tier smartphones are undeniably desirable. But we don't all have huge piles of cash to spend on a smartphone when we have top performance combined with gorgeous designs offered by mid-range phones. Not only do they appear and feel as slick as their flagship counterparts, but they can very well outperform them in critical areas. With the suitable device, you can enjoy numerous features ranging from a superior camera setup to excellent battery life and everything in between. Thus, if you're looking to buy a new phone in 2021, our ultimate advice would be the mid-range smartphones.
Juiced Eliminator Review (PSP)
When Need for Speed came burning onto the PSP we were shocked not only by the speed but the pure raw power of the PSP in running such a complex racer. Never after watching NFS run did I think I would feel the same way about a racer but I was oh so very wrong. Juiced eliminator is THQ’s masterwork on the PSP pushing out visuals that not only rival its XBOX and PC older brothers but also push the limits and perceptions of what we all thought the PSP was capable off. When it comes to racers Juiced eliminator is a cunning mix of simulation, street styling, arcade style handling and customization all put together in a very well rounded package. It comes with a staggering array of options that at first glance will have the modding nuts foaming at the mouth and the rest of us wondering where to start. Unfortunately, some of the other innovations in game play – like the respect system- didn’t fare so well. It’s only natural in the heat of a race to hit your rivals or scratch up your paint job while taking a tight corner and to suffer in terms of respect for such actions, almost to the point of making some races pointless. Fortunately you can now instantly retry any race you messed up, which eliminates the need to try and start from scratch again. Even if you don’t, with the newly modified ‘respect-o-meter’ you can keep a close tab on your various rivals. Also newly modified and refined career mode and the calendar makes earning the money for those new shocks you have been after so much easier. On top of that add a huge assortment of new tracks and a garage full of new cars and more pimp options than you can shake a jeweled cane at, and you have something that’s more than just a basic PS2 to PSP port. One of the biggest problems to boot was the haphazard betting system with its race fees. It’s a risky set up that if you lose, you not only lose respect but also privileges in your garage and even other races. Thankfully this has been completely overhauled and none of these seem to be present in this version of the game. With the retry option only a button press away, losing the bet becomes a lot more fun. Sadly, I do have one big gripe with Juiced Eliminator. Despite fluid looks and an excellent handling dynamics the game feels a little slow in comparison to other racer games. When you add this to slightly glitchy sections on the more complex tracks and you have the gaming equivalent of putting factory spec brakes on a nitro fueled 660BHP custom racer, this is something that cannot be forgiven in such an otherwise polished game and I for one hope it will be eliminated in further incarnations of the series. Graphics – Bright as neon and as hot as nitro in a pimped out ride 8/10 Sound – Some excellent music tones; the game plays well with some fantastic engine sounds and screeching brakes 8/10 Controls – Adaptive and well suited to the feel of customization 9/10 Gameplay - Although not as fast as Ridge Racer or Burnout it handles more like a simulator than an arcade racer 8/10 Difficulty – Early races will have you thinking your unbeatable, how wrong you will be in later races 9/10 Multiplayer Options – AD-HOC racing is always fun, but racing your freshly pimped ride against a friend is something else 9/10 Replay Value – A true sense of satisfaction can be had from taking a scrapper and turning it into a ‘pimp my ride’ special and running your rivals into the ground. This is a game you will play again and again just for this feeling 9/10 Overall – A little slow at times with occasional glitches; These can be annoying but they fail to detract from what is a truly exceptional racer 9/10 By https://www.karynamcglynn.com/
We're Finally Getting the Final Fantasy VII Remake We Deserve
All of everyone who has ever been a person who has known another person who played Final Fantasy VII will know that there have been thousands and thousands of drunk conversations about a remake of the Playstation 1 classic. And for a long time, a lot of us believed that it would never happen. It would take years, one would say. It'll probably happen long after our lifetime, another would announce. But now we can all happily say that we were wrong. It's coming, we've seen it. Thanks to last weekends Playstation Experience event, we've finally gotten to see what an actual remake would look like on PS4. Complete with some gameplay footage. You can check out the trailer below. One of the oddest things about this trailer is the addition of voice acting. I honestly don't know what I expected any of the characters to sound like but I'm pretty pleased with it. It's been such a long time since I've played the original game, I'm happy that there's new life being pumped into it with this remake. The character designs look slick and fresh -- seeing Barrett again was pretty awesome -- and it all looks like an animated movie instead of a video game. It's pretty amazing to see how detailed the world and graphics are. I remember playing the original game and only being able to imagine what the world actually looked like. This remake seems like it's tapping into our imagination in order to do the game justice from a visual perspective. The one thing that surprised me even more, though, was the way they changed the combat system. I tried my best to take a screenshot of the action on the screen (above) so forgive me if it's a little messy looking. But it looks like they gave up on the old turn-based combat system (probably because it's a little archaic now) and adopted the newer real-time combat system that Final Fantasy 15 has. If you've played the demo (as I did when I got it with Final Fantasy Type-0) then you'll notice that the HUD looks a lot like the one found in the demo. I'm honestly extremely excited for the remake even though they haven't really announced a timeframe of when it's going to come out. It's just good to see that the remake is actually in production instead of hoping and wishing and praying over bottles of empty beers.
Resident Evil 4 Game Review
In many ways, Resident Evil is the father of survival horror as we know it. Back in the day, it was among the first and only games that challenged you to face the unknown, conquering your fears as well as the deadly abominations that sought your demise. However, this formula has been used time and time again, by this and other “copycat” contenders to such an extent that it was now tired and tedious, a stagnating series with outdated gameplay and predictable scenarios…but no longer. There is no Umbrella. There are no Zombies. Be prepared to throw everything you know about Resident Evil out the window. Resident Evil 4 begins inconspicuously enough, with our returning hero from RE2 Leon S. Kennedy filling us in, telling the story of Umbrellas collapse and his own induction into the secret service. Six years have passed since then, and the once inexperienced Leon has become quite the suave badass. Tasked with the recovery of the President’s kidnapped daughter, he is dispatched to the dark corners of Europe to investigate the last known sighting of the girl, reportedly being withheld by a group of people in a secluded village… First off, no more sulking about in tight spaces searching for obscure items, conserving ammo, or solving puzzles that have no place in context - RE4 has thrown all that Cliché out of the window along with the tired formula, rebuilding it all from the ground up! You will often be creeping through dangerous environments laden with traps and hazards dead out in the open, beset at all angles by creatures that defy nature! However, Leon is fortunate to have access to a goddamned truckload of weapons! Now I'm sure you're wondering, "how do I hold all of this shit?" well, unlike previous Resident Evil titles Leon has an attache case that has several units of space. A handgun takes up six units, while an herb takes up two, and of course bigger weapons take up more space. Luckily, as the game goes on you can purchase larger and larger cases to accomadate your growing arsenal. Be it shotguns, sniper rifles, uzis or magnums, you’ll become a veritable one man army! It doesn’t end there either; each gun is capable of being upgraded in one of four categories: Firepower, Fire Rate, Reload Speed, and Capacity. How does one upgrade weapons this time around? No, you don’t have to search for obscure boxes full of parts, but rather you use the foreign currency dropped from the bodies of your foes to purchase them. Functioning similar to Devil May Cry’s shop system, Leon will occasionally run into a merchant from which he can buy weapons of mass destruction and sell the priceless artifacts he stumbles across while exploring the uncharted region to earn more cash, which in turn affords him more upgrades and healing items to tide him over. Doesn’t sound like a Resident Evil game does it? Believe me, that’s a good thing. The actual gameplay structure of RE4 is very action packed and filled with tense moments of exploration, much unlike the previous titles in which they relied heavily upon jump out scares to keep you on your toes. Typically, you are given the goal of fighting your way through an area or collecting some sort of seal you need in order to progress into the next chapter, which in itself sounds boring, but thanks to the ingeniously designed environments and enemy encounters it never is. Each chapter is an entirely new challenge and set piece, and in some cases you have an NPC character following you that you have to watch out for. I know what you’re thinking – OH GOD NOT ANOTHER SUICIDAL A.I. – but fortunately it’s not the case. The NPC will duck when you aim at a threat behind them, hide when you tell them, and most importantly never get in your way! So, instead of these scenarios becoming tedious they become a fresh, fun experience. The control scheme too is very adapted to the new pace, giving Leon the ability to perform context sensitive actions, be it vaulting through windows, spin kicking a stunned foe, or dodging an incoming deathstrike! But most striking of all is the new over-the-shoulder perspective, which is integral to keeping the in your face intensity of the game, not to mention aiming! Unlike previous games, Leon can freely choose his targets and isn’t limited to aiming along a straight line. This skill is vital in RE4, as all enemies you encounter have hit zones and definite points of vulnerability: you can shoot the weapons from their hands, blow out their kneecaps, and of course aim for the skull for a quick decapitation with the shotgun! With all of this shooting, you might think you’d be hard-pressed for ammo but enemies often drop it by the score, not to mention the hidden cache or two you’ll discover along the way. The visuals of Resident Evil 4 are startlingly creepy. From the moment you step foot into the village of the Gando you realize you’re far, far away from familiar territory. Everything within the Village area seems decayed and strangled of all life, as if the entire world around you is falling apart. Through abandoned buildings, damp catacombs and barren forests you’ll wander in search of your objective, often stopping to admire the ghastly surroundings. While there is a vast amount of detail lavished upon these areas, the textures themselves get a tad blurred when viewed up close, but that’s easily forgivable considering how damned complex they are! Lighting effects too are present, though not as gorgeous as Silent Hill, they aptly set the mood during the later segments of the Village as you creep through a thunderstorm with only the feeble rays of a utility light to guide you. It doesn’t end there, the game continues onward into even more bizarre settings, be it the depths of an ancient castle, or the far reaches of a ruined military complex, you’ll have a lot of exploring to do! However horrifying these environments are, Leon himself and the unnatural foes you’ll encounter are even more detailed! El Gigante’s massive bulk sways and flexes with every movement, the Novistador insects beady eyes glowing hellishly in the dark as they descend upon you, and the pale, eerie visage of the Los Illuminados will make your heart race as they stalk towards you en masse… More than ever, sound defines the survival horror experience. Guns sound every bit as powerful as you’d expect, the sheer visceral punch matching the visual display you’re treated to with every blast. The haunting ambience takes full advantage of the Dolby Surround Sound, keeping you tensed and ready to blast whatever wretched thing you see into oblivion. The creatures themselves have distinguishing calls, mocking you in foreign tongues as their footsteps come from behind, their blades screaming through the air and ripping into your flesh. The voice acting itself is actually quite good this time around, the dialogue witty at times and each character having a definite personality, even the usually one-dimensional bad guys! Even after you’ve completed this download game, there is still much to do! Awesome minigames are unlocked, which upon completion unlock a number of powerful weapons for use in your second playthrough. The minigames themselves consist of you taking Leon on a rampage through familiar locales of the game, racking up high scores and unlocking secret characters with unique weapon sets and abilities that will help to get even higher scores, not to mention kick major ass! All in all, I must say I’m impressed with the turn Resident Evil has taken; Capcom could have just slacked and given us more boring gameplay and tedious action, but instead has come through and delivered the very definition of what every sequel should be.