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Video: Far Cry 3's High Tides DLC Sails to PS3 in January 2013

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108w ago - Massive Entertainment Writer Meghan Watt has posted up a video today showcasing Far Cry 3's High Tides DLC, which sails to PS3 in January 2013.

To quote: Hey, gamers! The studio that brought you Far Cry 3's online experience is preparing something big to kick off the new year: the co-op DLC pack, High Tides, exclusively on PS3 for console gamers.

This January, we're releasing two entirely new co-op chapters, Jailbreak and Redemption. These new chapters feature the culmination of all the hard work we've put into the main co-op campaign.

High Tides will take place where the original six co-op chapters left off. These are the gang's final moments, and we're really challenging ourselves to go all-out.

We've got new missions, tougher fights, bigger competitions, some great up-close time with your favorite characters, and explosive moments unlike anything you've seen before. Can you tell we're excited?





We want everyone who loves Far Cry 3's co-op to get even more quality time with the whole gang - Leonard, Tisha, Mikhail and Callum. So pick up your copy of Far Cry 3 for PS3 today, and find out in January what happens when the gang tries to escape the island in these final chapters.
 

Video: New One Piece: Pirate Warriors Footage Sails In and More!

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122w ago - Namco Bandai EMEA Community Manager Anthony Grabit has shared some fresh video footage today spotlighting One Piece: Pirate Warriors alongside an announcement of a Grand Treasure Hunt below!

To quote: Ahoy there, warriors of the seas! Luffy and the Strawhats are on their way to kick some serious pirate butt on 21st September in One Piece: Pirate Warriors!

Unfamiliar with the title? It's an exhilarating action game that lets you play with the whole Strawhat crew, as well as extra guests, and faithfully experience the grand One Piece story.

It's also the first game based on the One Piece anime series to be released on PlayStation 3.

The huge story mode can be enjoyed solo or you can play co-op with a friend using the PlayStation Network. You'll battle your way through hordes of marines and pirates and fight mighty bosses pulled straight from the anime series.

When not battling, you'll visit beautiful and exotic islands looking for 100 special coins to power up your stats and get new awesome and effective abilities.

Get a taste of One Piece: Pirate Warriors with this new video showing the confrontation between Zoro and Mihawk. The action takes place in Baratie and shows a fight between the two best swordsmen from the One Piece universe.
 

UK Royal Navy Issues PSPs to Sailors for Training Sessions

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265w ago - According to Hardocp.com (linked above), the British Royal Navy sailors in the UK are being issued with PSPs in order to help them with their training.

Apparently, the PSP units come preloaded with slides and commentary which are about 8-12 minutes per training session.

To quote: "While the US builds PS3-based grids for cracking passwords, the UK is buying Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) units and issuing them to Royal Navy sailors for use in training. The units come preloaded with study packages of slides and commentary and are about 8-12 minutes per session.

The first to receive the devices are marine warfare engineering technicians, who maintain the fleet's radar, sonar, VHF radio and communications systems.

If the PSPs are a success, their distribution could be widened throughout the Navy, starting with air and marine engineers but potentially to many other disciplines."
 

NDS Pirate Interview: Sailing the Seas of Nintendo DS Piracy

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311w ago - As part of an article investigating Nintendo DS piracy, an NDS pirate was interviewed to ask him his thoughts on the whole affair.

He commented that as he has access to so many games, he only plays them for five minutes before loading up something else and essentially enjoys gaming LESS.

For any pirates out there, has easy access to game also ruined your appetite for serious gaming?

To quote: Of course, these viewpoints fail to counter the fact that video game piracy is fundamentally wrong.

Games may cost a lot of money but they also cost a lot to produce, and when you pirate a game you might otherwise have purchased you're essentially robbing the publisher and developer of potential reward for their hard work. Just because it's easy to do doesn't make it any less illegal or immoral.

It's also fair to say that when you acquire things with little to no effort you fail to truly appreciate them. During our investigation we spoke to a gamer who readily admitted that he pirated DS games. Surprisingly, rather than feeling like a kid in a candy store, he revealed that such a wealth of choice ironically resulted in him enjoying his hobby less.

"Because I have access to so many games I only play them for maybe five minutes before loading up something else," commented...
 

Age of Booty Sets Sail for PlayStation Network Today

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319w ago - Capcom's John Diamonon shared the following today via PS Blog:

Hey PS Fam! Long time no blog. It's my pleasure to announce that Age of Booty will finally become available today on the PSN for only $9.99. I know there was a delay bringing this title to you, but we had to make sure we fixed all the bugs before we deliver one of the most original digital games on this platform.

Anyway, Max Hoberman, the President of Certain Affinity and the developer of Age of Booty, wanted to give you some insights into this critically acclaimed game. He'll also answer any questions you have about the game. Without further ado, heeeere's Max!

This is a follow-up to my previous post, where I described the genesis of our upcoming downloadable pirate action RTS, Age of Booty. I left off with us signing a publishing deal with Capcom and beginning production. That was a year ago, and since then we've had a lot of time to improve upon the original design.

At this point you might be wondering what exactly Age of Booty is all about. In my last post I touched on the game's unique combination of simple, intuitive controls and mechanics and strategic depth. But that was all pretty high-level, so let's dive a bit deeper.

In Age of Booty you are the captain of a pirate ship, a...
 
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