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Review: Velvet Assassin Video Game

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280w ago - Velvet Assassin Review by Shummyr:

Name of Game: Velvet Assassin
Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive
Release Date: 4/28/2009
Genre: Action, Adventure
Player: 1
Buy/Don't: No
Overall Rating: 1.0
Platforms: XBox 360 and PC

Lets start out by stating this game is possibly the worst game I have ever played/reviewed!!!

You're a British Secret Agent who has to destroy and assassinate key political and military targets.

The AI in the game is so dumb, but dead-on when they go to shoot you. Her sneaking thing is sluggish and inconsistent, the hype was worth it but the game was a huge letdown.

There's not a very big selection of weapons and ammo is scarce at best. Its extremely difficult, slow and tedious. The graphics are horrible, and I've seen better PS1 and Gameboy games that were more interactive and fun.

Now you are probably asking would I buy this game? No, I would not because the gameplay is horrible, the controls are sluggish, or plain flat do not work. As mentioned above, the sneaking thing is terrible and the enemies can see you as if you were walking up to them and ammo is nearly in non-existant.

The levels are the same and repetitive,...
 

Video: Uncharted 2 PS3 Visuals Blows Away All Competition

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280w ago - After watching the 5 min gameplay of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, I have been left speechless.

I hear this is a common symptom with most PS3 exclusives of late, but this has taken it too far, the game looks incredible, so incredible... nothing else on consoles matches it.

The detail in the character models, faces, environments, explosions, lighting and animations are absolutely fantastic, I have to give special recognition to just how crisp the textures of this game look, I think the secret to the uniquely crisp textures are the fact that they are hand-painted!





For those of you that haven't seen it, you need to watch this footage, it's stunning in every sense of the word, and if this is the level of visual fidelity we can come to expect from every level in the game, I can't wait to see gameplay of some snowy areas.

From loads of insider sources I'm in contact with, they are stating that Nathan Drakes character model alone contains more detail than in some other games environments. various shaders have been applied to his body, and an even more improved expression engine has been used to craft characters organic facial expressions with great care.

No other game comes close to the...
 

PlayStation Network Video Content Update for May 15, 2009

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281w ago - Sony's PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has shared this weekend's video content update today, to quote:

Hi Everyone - Here are this week's new releases and top downloads for the Video Store.

This week we've added the following new HD movies:

HD Movies

•Without A Paddle: Nature's Calling
• Coyote Ugly
• Afro Samurai Resurrection
• The Spirit
• S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale

And these HD TV shows:

HD TV Shows

• American Dad | Season 4
• Breaking Bad | Season 2
• In Plain Sight | Season 2
• Law & Order: Criminal Intent | Season 8
• The Unit | Season 4
• Bones | Season 4
• Dollhouse | Season 1
• Prison Break | Season 4
• 24 | Season 7
• Rescue Me | Season 5
• Rules of Engagement | Season 3

And the following feature films:

Movies

• Coyote Ugly
• Taken: "In Character with Liam Neeson" Featurette
• Afro Samurai Resurrection
• Fly Me To The Moon (2D)
• Never Back Down
• Penelope
• Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
• The Grudge 3
• Passengers
• S. Darko:...
 

Video: PS3 System Crash During Firmware Investigation

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281w ago - Hello to all members. A week ago I found very useful information of what kind of software (firmware) is inside this powerful box PS3, and I was shocked by the level of protection and level of firmware.

XMB is running in virtualized space (other os too) with conditions that controlled by "Super Hardware Administrator"-its not real name, (there is no Hypervisor like all of you like to say, it has something like that but, the system name is other, we have a deal with strong coded engineered system)

There is so much conditions in the firmware, that $ony and some other good companies create for it, that you even can`t imagine. Under other os I tried too run some other code of software that tries to load some stuff and first results like crashing system in to yellow light and then to blinking red I gained, my ps3 is working fine after that.





Now I`m waiting for a 250gb hdd to install RadHat or Suse (i don't decide yet wich is better for my investigation but both are good) and after that i maybe will have much more information about a system, but now i know a lot about it. I found useful information about what kind of software is inside, how information crypto working (about every 64k point on hdd and how this data crypto...
 

Video: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Single Player Gameplay HD

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281w ago - Here is an Uncharted 2: Among Thieves exclusive single player gameplay HD video.

Currently the release date for the PlayStation 3 is TBA.

The video's caption reads as follows:

Drake steps into the warzone and bloodies his hands.

Check it out below, courtesy of GameTrailers.

Enjoy!




 
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