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Twenty-five Things Every Gamer Should Do Before They Die

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345w ago - Twenty-five Things Every Gamer Should Do Before They Die:

1. Beat Portal
Finishing Valve's mind-bending strategy game is necessary for two reasons. 1. It's more compelling to find out on your own that the cake is, in fact, a lie. 2. "Still Alive" rocks.

2. Buy a dedicated MAME cabinet -- or build your own.
There's a guilty pleasure in owning your own arcade unit, so why not treat yourself to a MAME arcade cabinet? You get bonus points if you build your own, creating the ultimate Bubble Bobble machine, complete with dedicated Bub and Bob artwork.

3. Get into a press conference
Even if you're not a member of the video game industry, you owe it to yourself to try to get into some kind of press conference. It's an experience, and if you're lucky, you learn something amazing before the rest of the world does -- like the Gears of War 2 announcement at GDC.

4. Visit an arcade in Japan
You NEED to see Japan arcades. Some are several floors tall, loaded with Street Fighter and Tekken machines. If you ever make it to the Land of the Rising Sun, wander around Lost In Translation-style and stop into one of these places. You'll be glad you did, even if you drop a few hundred yen in the process.

5. Dress up like a video game character and walk around in public
 

SCEA Releases DualShock 3 Compatibility List

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347w ago - Sony has released a full compatibility list for the DualShock 3 controller set to hit retail shelves later this month.

PlayStation Network PSOne titles will support the force-feedback feature of the new controller, along with other notable game titles like Devil May Cry 4, MotorStorm, Heavenly Sword, Resistance, and Uncharted.

For the complete list of compatible games see below. Note that a select number of titles, which are denoted with an asterisk, will require a software update in order to activate rumble support.

* SCEA - Formula One Championship Edition* (PS3)
* SCEA - MotorStorm* (PS3)
* SCEA - PAIN (PSN)
* SCEA - High Velocity Bowling (PSN)
* SCEA - MLB 08: The Show (PS3)
* SCEA - Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
* SCEA - Resistance: Fall of Man* (PS3)
* SCEA - Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
* SCEA - Go! Sports Ski* (PSN)
* SCEA - Folklore* (PS3)
* SCEA - Heavenly Sword* (PS3)
* SCEA - Warhawk* (PSN / PS3)
* SCEA - Super Stardust HD* (PSN)
* SCEA - Snakeball (PSN)
* SCEA - Toy Home (PSN)
* SCEA - PSOne Emulation (PSN)
* SCEA - Piyotama (PSN)
* SCEA - PixelJunk Monsters (PSN)
* SCEA - Blast Factor* (PSN)
* Sega - Condemned 2: Bloodshot (PS3)
* Ubisoft...
 

Top 25 PlayStation 2 Games of All Time

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350w ago - Here is the rundown:

25. Contra: Shattered Soldier (Konami)
It's time to grit your teeth, cock your weapon and show the world what you're made of. Contra: Shattered Soldier is the meatiest Contra game to date, only because it's the most difficult one ever made. That's just fine by us, though. Along with the challenge, you'll also find Shattered Soldier's gritty graphics and rock soundtrack par for the course.

24. Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil (Namco Bandai)
Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil is everything we hoped a sequel would be and so much more. The revamped cel-shaded visual style, along with the wondrous soundtrack and the classic 2-D gameplay, make it a game worth revisiting. It's a shame we won't see Klonoa 3 on the PS3 anytime soon.

23. Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
Resident Evil 4 rocks on GameCube, but the PS2 received a solid port. Along with improved visuals and gameplay, RE4 on the PS2 also features several sub-missions featuring the strikingly beautiful Ada Wong.

22. Odin Sphere (Atlus)
Atlus' 2-D RPG Odin Sphere makes the list for being unlike anything we'd seen. The side-scrolling fighting style is perfectly balanced, and the hand-drawn visuals look exquisite.

21. Shadow of the Colossus (SCEA)
The ICO Team wanted to prove it wasn't a one trick...
 

List of 'Known Issues' with Xbox Originals

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367w ago - Being able to download games that were released just a few years ago and play them straight from your 360's hard drive sounds like a great feature. However, being that the games will run under software emulation, there's going to be a few issues present, as follows:

There are some known issues with Xbox Originals. With all game titles, publisher logos at the start of a game can be choppy on first play when caching. Also, any additional content within a game (such as a demo or trailer) is not supported by Xbox Originals titles and selecting those options may result in crashing the game (requiring a restart of the console).

There are also some issues unique to specific game titles, as follows:

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge: There is some minor flickering at the top of the screen that happens very rarely. The "Press A to Continue" message is missing when the host player leaves a multiplayer game. Additional content within the game (such as demos & trailers) are not supported and selecting those options may result in crashing the game (requiring a restart of the console)

Fable: There are some random bursts of audio static and some minor texture issues and a short hang up when removing tattoos. Additional content within the game (such as demos & trailers) are not supported...
 

Dual Shock 3: Rumble Compatability List!

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375w ago - List of PLAYSTATION®3 titles compatible with DUALSHOCK®3 in North America and Europe, as of September 20th, 2007:

The Darkness 2K Games
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Activision
Soldier of Fortune Activision
BIOHAZARD® 5 CAPCOM
Devil May Cry® 4 CAPCOM
N-Cube Creat Studios
Warbit Creat Studios
Dark Sector D3 PUBLISHER
Turok Disney Interactive
Highlander Eidos
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Eidos
Burnout Paradise ELECTRONIC ARTS
FIFA franchise (title name TBD) ELECTRONIC ARTS
Legendary: The Box Gamecock
To End All Wars Ghostlight
RAGE id Software
WarDevil - Unleash the Beast Within Ignition Entertainment
Dynasty Warriors 6 KOEI
Fatal Inertia KOEI
METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS Konami
Blacksite: Area 51 Midway
TNA Wrestling Midway
Unreal Tournament 3 Midway
Wheelman Midway
Cops (codename, title name TBD) Pyro
Planet One (codename, title name TBD) Pyro
Heroes over Europe Red Mile Entertainment
Condemned 2 SEGA
Iron Man SEGA
The Club SEGA
The Crucible SEGA
The Incredible Hulk SEGA
Blast Factor (*1) Sony Computer Entertainment
echochrome Sony Computer Entertainment
Elefunk Sony Computer Entertainment
Folklore (*1)...
 
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