248w ago - Some additional details are available today courtesy of Konami Online's Brandon Laurino via PlayStation blog as follows:
Hello all - Only one more day until the SCENE Expansion for Metal Gear Online is released! That means only one more day until the pre-order period ends, and your opportunity to get the "cardboard man" head gear for free!
You can purchase the SCENE Expansion by itself for $9.99, as a bundle with the MEME Expansion for $14.99, or for the best value, get all three Expansions, GENE, MEME, and SCENE, all for only $17.99.
All three options are available now via Metal Gear Online's in-game shop and Konami's shop. Along with all other normal methods of payment, you will be able to use PayPal as a form of payment, and the PlayStation Network Wallet payment system will be coming soon.
As part of what is included in SCENE, you can acquire three new Skills.
The First of these is CQC (Close Quarters Combat) EX. In order to obtain this skill, you have to execute a CQC maneuver 200 times with CQC Mastery Lv3 equipped. Once you have this skill, your character will automatically counter an opponent's CQC attack.
You can also gain Toughness, by receiving a knockback,...
285w ago - Just being able to play games is only the beginning. If you're going to call yourself a proper gamer (as opposed to a casual pretender) there are a few requisite skills that you must master first. 50 skills, in fact. And they're all right here...
1. Give a game a review score without ever actually playing the game
A cursory glance from 20 paces of a grainy postage stamp-sized super lo-res scanned-in screenshot pinned to the ass-feathers of a headless chicken in a sandstorm should be all you need to confidently attribute an authoritative and infallible review score to any game. It's how professional reviewers have been doing it for years.
2. Be able to spot whether a game is running in 720p
Just by looking at it.
3. Survive with only four hours sleep (max) a night
We all abide by the 'one more go' mantra. It demands that we are strong in the face of severe sleep deprivation.
4. Play Wii without using the wrist strap
Or, master the art of gripping. Even newborn babies can do it.
5. Attack the weak point for massive damage
Look for the big red/yellow/orange thing. It's normally located on an enemy's back/ass/forehead. If a sustained assault yields unsatisfactory results, try attacking it with the last weapon you picked up. That normally works...
313w ago - Computer skills are still undervalued in the UK board room, according to software giant Microsoft.
It surveyed 500 UK business leaders and found that a knowledge of information technology (IT) was seen as the seventh most important workplace skill.
Instead, team working and interpersonal skills were seen as the core factors, followed by initiative.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said IT skills were needed from the shop floor to the chief executive.
"One of the most important changes of the last 30 years is that digital technology has transformed almost everyone into an information worker," said Mr Gates.
"In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organisation to operate more effectively."
Yet in an article written for the BBC News website, he added that team work was also a core requisite for success in the software industry.
"Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs," he said.
In third place in the survey behind team working and initiative, came analysing and problem...