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PixelJunk Racers Review for PS3

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368w ago - PixelJunk Racers is a neat little game that takes the basic concepts of slot car racing and applies them to a multitude of minigame-like events that you can play alone or against friends. There are a good number of different events, though the addition of a few more tracks and online multiplayer would have made it a much longer-lasting collection.

The controls in Racers are simple. You can use either the D pad or the analog stick to change lanes, and the L2 or R2 triggers can be used to control how fast you're moving. You don't have direct steering control, and so you can swap between lanes only one at a time. This control scheme is applied across 10 different tracks and 32 different game types, which gives you a lot of different potential combinations. But that doesn't prevent the game's solo tournament mode, which gradually unlocks tracks and game types as you play, from feeling monotonous for sticking to the same handful of tracks early on.

Some events are basic races to the finish line. Others include stuff like "the munchies," which is accompanied by this helpful life lesson: "Eat cars to stay alive for as long as possible!" Still others have you blowing up your car like a balloon to charge it with forward movement; dodging cars until you pass enough to turn into a fireball, at which point you have...
 

Another method to load PS2 Back-Ups on PS3

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368w ago - UltimatePS3 posted on his French Web site linked above another video of loading PS2 back-ups on the PS3. This has been done numerous times already with many similar methods, but those interested can check out his video below.




Feel free to share comments on this method if you like guys!
 

$169 Rock Band on November 23

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369w ago - Shortly after Rock Band was first announced for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, retailers posted product pages for the game's various instruments and an all-in-one bundle. However, Harmonix and MTV Games remained stubbornly mum on the subject of pricing and package options for the music game.

That changed today when a Harmonix rep confirmed for GameSpot that Amazon.com's latest changes to the game's price and release date are accurate. The online retailer is currently listing the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 bundles of the game for $169.99, with a November 23 release date.

In addition to that news, the representative also confirmed the PlayStation 2 version's price and release date. Last-generation gamers will have to wait a little longer to shred, but the price of admission won't be quite so steep, because the PS2 bundle will sell for $159.99 when it arrives December 10. The game and instruments will also be available separately.

Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 bundles will include the game, a wired drum kit, and a microphone. The 360 bundle will also come with a wired Fender Stratocaster guitar controller and USB hub, whereas the PS3 bundle will come with a wireless version of the Stratocaster controller and no USB hub. The PS3 edition's instruments can also be used with the PS2 edition...
 

MX vs. ATV Untamed Hands-on

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369w ago - When it comes to offroad racing titles, you'd be hard-pressed to find a developer more experienced, praised and passionate than Rainbow Studios. The development house has been cranking out offroad games for nearly a decade now, starting with 1998's PC release of Motocross Madness. Now, the studio is ramping up to its seventh title, MX vs. ATV Untamed, set for release on December 17th.

Video: MX vs. ATV Untamed Trailer

With its first title for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Rainbow Studios started from scratch and built MX vs. ATV Untamed from the ground up. This means that aside from having prettier visuals and more expansive online play, the game also features a more robust physics engine that not only allows for more precise interaction with the environment, but more personalization in your riding as well.

For example, you're now able to perform scrubs, which are where you flatten the bike like you would for a tabletop trick right as you're exiting a jump, thereby keeping your bike low so that you don't overshoot your landing spot. Some of the tricks are now physics-based as well, like flips and whips. Since they're based...
 

UK sales of PS3 and 360 neck-and-neck in 2007

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369w ago - Hardware statistics from ChartTrack show PS3 and Xbox 360 are within a hair's breadth of one another in terms of total calender year sales to date.

Xbox 360 enjoyed a 12-week headstart on PS3 before it was launched on March 23rd, but both systems have near identical sales figures for the first 38 weeks of the year.

However, 55 per cent of all PS3 sales came in the first four weeks after the console's launch date.

Xbox 360 is still benefiting from its price drop and the introduction of the Elite model last month, when it enjoyed a 260 per cent jump in sales. Since then (week 34), it has consistently sold more units than PS3 week-on-week.

ChartTrack director Dorian Bloch believes that the price of Sony's machine and lack of killer app software will see Microsoft's format pull ahead in the closing months of 2007.

"Prior to week 34, it's fair to say that Xbox 360 sales were verging on the unimpressive," he told MCV. "But since Elite was released and the 360 price drop has kicked in, Xbox is outselling PS3 week-on-week."

The consoles are at different stages of their lifecycles, and long-term the sales balance could easily shift. But unless a PS3 price cut comes in - and after Tokyo Games show it looks unlikely - it's difficult to see the 360...
 
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