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Failures of 2008: Devil May Cry 4, Splinter Cell Conviction and Haze?

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348w ago - The class of 2007 learnt a pretty good lesson, too much hype results in a fundamentally flawed game. Rarely has there been a case that a game that has been running on a million shots of morphine, been able to cross the line of both critical acclaim and sales, with the year ending the buzz has already started on the lineup of 2008.

The original Devil May Cry sold millions to the PS2, after DMC's initial screening at E3, MGS 2 was not the only game people wanted to play. Dante was pegged to be the next big avatar next to Snake and Max Payne. The game was launched and proved to be a big hit. Next year the developers decided to make another game starring Dante but this game hardly proved to be different from its predecessor and bombed. The team came back one last time on the PS2 to revamp Dante in DMC 3 and proved that with necessary and radically cool changes in gameplay, the audience would still yearn for Dante.

Production for DMC 4 started off with a bang and then Capcom decided to give gamers a bigger bang by announcing the title for the "Dead (Now) Rising" Xbox 360. The game's officially in production since the announcement of the PS3 and by the looks of it the game might just go down the alley as 2008's biggest disappointment.

Looking at a whole lotta stuff from the game it seems,...
 

Assassin's Creed PS3 patch being actively worked on

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348w ago - The UK Community Manager known as UbiRazz at Ubisoft has confirmed that the team are actively working on a game update to resolve the freeze issues that PS3 owners are experiencing with Assassin's Creed. The upcoming update will bolster the stability of the game and will be released ASAP.

To quote: Following our recent statement regarding the freeze issues that some consumers are facing with Assassin's Creed on PlayStation 3, we can confirm that we are actively working on a game update. This update will help improve the stability of the game and will be released as soon as possible. In the meantime thank you for your ongoing feedback and patience.
 

Pictures where the PS3 consoles get manufactured?

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348w ago - The following images are supposedly from a factory in China where some of the PS3 units are made. The pictures come courtesy of a BBS in China and their validity can not be confirmed.

To quote: The picture on the right shows the sleek and shiny PlayStation 3 by Sony. The picture on the left allegedly shows one of the Chinese factories where the PS3 is made. The pictures are from a BBS in China (see more here).

I have no idea on their veracity, but as my two students Sin Sai Kit and Go Yu Hang said in last night's tutorial presentation, it's another example of stakeholders presenting an alternative view and talking back to companies. The factory is not exactly what one might expect to be the production site for PlayStation.

More pictures at the site linked above!
 

New White Knight PS3 scans available

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348w ago - Feast your eyes on the following new White Knight scans for the PlayStation 3 platform...

More are available at the link above too!
 

PS3 Public Display of Affection Video Contest

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348w ago - PlayStation.com is running a contest in which gamers are encouraged to create videos which highlight their love for the PS3.

The most successful videos will win an 80GB PS3 complete with a range of five games.

The contest closes next month, so get creative! =]
 
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