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Team17 Reveals Customization in Worms: Battle Islands for PSP

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203w ago - Team17 Community Manager Mark Baldwin has revealed several customization options today in Worms: Battle Islands for PSP.

To quote: A couple of weeks ago, we introduced the latest game in our long-running Worms series, Worms: Battle Islands on PSP.

We gave an overview of the game and introduced some of the single-player and multiplayer modes included. This time, we want to show you some of the customisation options that will make Worms: Battle Islands the most personal title in the series.

Customisation

The ability for players to customise their team of worms has always been a mainstay feature of the series and one that I think people who play the game get a lot of enjoyment from. For Worms: Battle Islands, we put a lot of effort into increasing the player's options for how they customise their team.

There are new customisation categories such as masks and backpacks, and over a hundred different items with which the player can leave their personal mark. It's possibly the highest degree of customisation we've ever had in a Worms game, and it's certainly the most customisable of the 2D games.

Landscape editor

To act as a nice aside to the action and to allow the player to demonstrate their creative side, we've...
 

The Ultimate Next Gen Customization Guide

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360w ago - As we've shown before, upgrading your PS3's hard drive (HDD) is a quick and easy process. You don't need to be a master PC builder to do it; in fact, the hardest part is removing the tiny screws without stripping them.

After swapping out our first drive, we naturally wanted more, more, more!. A huge hard drive is obviously great for downloading demos, videos, and adding MP3s to your PS3 library. But speed also counts. Hard drives are comprised of platters that spin to read and write data; the faster that platter spins, the faster the hard drive can perform...leading to increased performance on PCs.

But does the PS3 benefit from a faster hard drive? And if so, is the performance boost worth the extra money?

We put two hard drives, a stock PS3 drive running at 5400rpm, and the other at 7200rpm, through a series of simple stopwatch tests to figure out whether drive speed matters to the PS3. By and large, we found that the gains were tiny.

Does a 7200rpm drive make your PS3 faster? We're about to find out

Note: both drives are Seagate Momentus drives; the 5400 RPM model is the stock option in the 60GB PS3.

PS3 startup time

5400rpm speed test: 15.7 sec
7200rpm speed test: 13.5 sec

VERDICT: This one was the most noticeable; we...
 
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