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Sony Unleashes Super Slimline PS3 Soon!
The first new PS3 Super Slimline will be bundled with the Game of the Year edition of Uncharted 3, with all the DLC and extra content. It will also come with a voucher for DUST 514 and $30 of content for it as well. Everything else that comes with it is standard, except it’s at 250GB HDD space and will likely retail at $249.99, though the price is currently unlisted. It comes out next week.
However, late October will see the rise of an Assassin’s Creed III PS3 Super Slimline bundle. Unlike the other, it will come with Assassin’s Creed III, a free 30 day Playstation Plus pass, and a mammoth 500GB HDD. It will retail for $299.99, according to the current listing.
Which are you looking forward to?

Sony Unleashes Super Slimline PS3 Soon!

The first new PS3 Super Slimline will be bundled with the Game of the Year edition of Uncharted 3, with all the DLC and extra content. It will also come with a voucher for DUST 514 and $30 of content for it as well. Everything else that comes with it is standard, except it’s at 250GB HDD space and will likely retail at $249.99, though the price is currently unlisted. It comes out next week.

However, late October will see the rise of an Assassin’s Creed III PS3 Super Slimline bundle. Unlike the other, it will come with Assassin’s Creed III, a free 30 day Playstation Plus pass, and a mammoth 500GB HDD. It will retail for $299.99, according to the current listing.

Which are you looking forward to?

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Review: Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Admittedly, I am not the largest fan of the Uncharted series. In fact, I am quite a critic of the series and its usual queue of bad guys, linear outside level design, and repetitive cover shooting. In an attempt to see if this game would break that rhythm, I decided to give Golden Abyss a try. Unfortunately, the trip was a less than favorable trip down memory lane.
[[MORE]]To begin with, the story starts off being horridly confusing for the first half of the game or so with it being a mix of current events and flashbacks with no explanation to the shifts in perspective. When the story shifts, there’s nothing telling you it has shifted, and events often get jumbled together. Uncharted as a series carries a cinematic feel to it, but this game lacks that same focus on a cinematic perspective and instead chucks together segments of a generic action/adventure/cover based shooter experiences haphandedly. While this may not be a dealbreaker for other series, since Uncharted has traditionally set itself aside with this cinematic approach, it takes away a fundamental aspect of what set it apart in the first place. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you see it), the game is still rather short and can likely be beaten in a night if you are simply that bored and have about 8-10 hours on you.
Gameplay is to be expected of the series, retaining the cover based shooting elements that bogged down the series from before, and now made worse by lackluster attempts to utilize the Vita hardware. Aiming has become a major hassle, and when the point of mobile gaming is to have immersive experiences on the road, one would think “not looking like an idiot” would rank pretty high on that list. The game attempts to convince you that using the analog sticks are viable options, but there’s no way to disable the gyromotion when aiming, which often causes your aim to falter and the analog sticks seem to never respond appropriately to your input, often feeling more like suggestions rather than commands.

Honestly, why bother talking about the story any more than already discussed? There’s more ripoffs of Indiana Jones and National Treasure in this game, with not much new being added.
Golden Abyss’ only redeeming features are the safe routine it has employed since its birth. Nothing in particular feels wrong or out of place, and the platforming flows nice and smoothly, but I did encounter a few glitches that dropped either voices or music while I was playing the game. Given that it was a launch title, it might have been easy to suspect some glitches upon release, but there doesn’t seem to be any reason as to why there were glitches in the first place.
By the end, the game feels safe and secure in being a decent title, especially for a launch title, but also feels like wasted potential even for a game series I’m not personally fond of. The mediocrity of the game and the lackluster utilization of controls make the game feel like a larger letdown than it really is, and I’m still unsure it’s worth the price paid, but at least the game is beautiful to look at.
Gameplay: 6/10 Overall solid, but frustrating controls lead to a lot of trips to Fuckupville.
Graphics: 6/10 Gorgeously rendered visuals that clash with some pretty shitty background and not enough features showing off good design.
Audio/Music: 4/10 Entirely forgettable, but not necessarily bad. Voice work is standard, but nothing engaging.
Story: 4/10Another lackluster feature. Nothing new and pretty confusing.
Overall: 5/10 You could do worse, but nothing keeps the game from being plain and average, similar to other Uncharted titles.

Review: Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Admittedly, I am not the largest fan of the Uncharted series. In fact, I am quite a critic of the series and its usual queue of bad guys, linear outside level design, and repetitive cover shooting. In an attempt to see if this game would break that rhythm, I decided to give Golden Abyss a try. Unfortunately, the trip was a less than favorable trip down memory lane.

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Uncharted 3 Gets Some Co-Op DLC
A new game mode will be coming to Uncharted 3 via DLC. The new mode is called Shade Survival Mode and it’s a co-op one. In the new game mode, you will be teleporting up Djinn in an eight-round horde mode.
The DLC will be available on PSN on March 13, and will cost you $5.99. It will be free for those of you who purchased the Fortune Hunters’ Club though, which costs you $24.99.
Sony says the final Fortune Hunters’ Club DLC installment will be coming in April.
(via: Game Informer)

Uncharted 3 Gets Some Co-Op DLC

A new game mode will be coming to Uncharted 3 via DLC. The new mode is called Shade Survival Mode and it’s a co-op one. In the new game mode, you will be teleporting up Djinn in an eight-round horde mode.

The DLC will be available on PSN on March 13, and will cost you $5.99. It will be free for those of you who purchased the Fortune Hunters’ Club though, which costs you $24.99.

Sony says the final Fortune Hunters’ Club DLC installment will be coming in April.

(via: Game Informer)