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Sony Making a Silver 40 GB PS3 ?

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368w ago - Sony today revealed their upcoming 40GB Sony Playstation 3. Unfortunately this new model will not be backward compatible, meaning it won't support any PlayStation 2 titles. It will feature 2 usb ports and no multimedia card reader. However it seems that Sony possibly forgot to mention one "new" feature ...

SCEE confirmed to PSNow! that the new 40GB model will have a matt finish instead of the regular glossy one we see on 60Gb and 80Gb units.

But the true surprise came when they told PS3Now! that the new 40GB will come in Satin Silver.

Yes, the finish on the 40GB model is a satin silver whereas the 60GB has a shiny finish."
Is Sony hiding a Satin Silver PS3 from us? Or is this a simple mistake from a SCEE PR rep...?
 

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Update

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368w ago - Though the holiday release season is nearly half over, Sony still has a handful of big titles up its sleeve slated to hit this year. Naughty Dog's first PlayStation 3 title, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, could turn out to not only be the best PS3 title of the season, but the best all year. Its mix of action and adventure looks like it was ripped straight out of an Indiana Jones film, and the game looks tighter and tighter every time we see it.

Yesterday we were able to check out a few snippets of some indoor-based locales from the game, the Customs House and Catacombs. The Customs House is where folks would check in and out anything going through the island, just like you'd do at an airport or whatnot these days. With the amount of gold, spices and such being ported around the seas in those days, it was a heavily-trafficked area.

These days the building is quite dilapidated, but that doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. Outside, vines creep in and out of a balcony that has fallen into ruin over time, which Nathan must carefully navigate by jumping from ledge to ledge. Inside, a series of outlaws blanket the floor where pillars lay broken and crumbled.

It's here that we saw some of the refined animation features in place in the current build. Thanks to the game's blending technology, different...
 

Go! Sports Ski Review for PS3

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368w ago - Created by Yuke's Media Creations, the development house behind the wildly popular and successful SmackDown vs. RAW franchise, Go! Sports Ski is an abomination of a game. Its controls are terrible, the feature set is extremely bare-bones (even for a downloadable title) and some of the options and perks are head-scratchingly stupid.

Let's begin with the control issues. Aside from menu navigation, the game uses the Sixaxis motion controls exclusively. Movement, jumping, tricks and everything else are performed by tilting the controller, and there's no way to change this. While turning works decently, to an extent at least (it can be hard to make extreme cuts in the snow), things like tricks and even just using your poles to push yourself can be frustrating, unresponsive and aggravating.

To push with your poles, you need to twist the controller left and right. This sounds simple enough, but the game will oftentimes think that you're trying to jump. And even when it does work, your dude will usually continue to push after you wish to stop, and you can't turn while pushing, so you're left out of control.

Speaking of control, there are issues with the gear that you're allowed to pick. You have three options for skis - one that turns well but is slow, one that's fast but turns like a boat, and one...
 

Shadow of the Colossus 'sequel' quasi-confirmed

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368w ago - Sony seems to have leaked news of an ICO/Shadow of the Colossus sequel, expectedly for PS3.

After asking the Official PlayStation Magazine (UK) for news regarding Team ICO, which developed ICO and Shadow of the Colossus for PS2, Team ICO Gamers Blog was presented with the following reply:

"We asked Sony boss Kaz Hirai what was going on with Team ICO a couple of months back," alleges OPM. "As he was pleading ignorance, one of the other execs present blurted out, 'I'm pretty sure they're doing the sequel.'"

Afterwards, the room immediately fell silent says OPM.
 

Folklore Review for PS3!

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368w ago - If you had proof that there was life after death, would you live differently than you do now? Would the world change--and not just for the better? These are questions the characters in Folklore wrestle with. It sounds like the setup for a deep role-playing game, but in actuality, this is an action/adventure game with rather few RPG elements that tells an intriguing, convoluted story set in two distinct worlds: modern-day Ireland and an afterlife based on Celtic traditions.

Folklore is an inconsistent game with some minor gameplay and storytelling issues that keep it from reaching its full potential. Nevertheless, even with these flaws, it manages to be an enjoyable journey into the lands of the dead, where our memories take many different forms.

The game is separated into two different regions. First, there is the Irish village of Doolin, where two characters are trying to solve a series of murders. One of them is Ellen, a young woman who's received a mysterious letter from someone claiming to be her long-lost mother, and encourages Ellen to come to the village to find her.

The other is Keats, a reporter for an occult magazine who received a message of his own, one that points to strange goings-on in the same village. The second region is the netherworld, a series of afterlives that are home...
 
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