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08.07.11
Even if you aren't at home, there are still plenty of ways to play some video games while on the go. Handheld systems really made a name for themselves mainly due to the Nintendo Game Boy, selling millions of units worlwide. Jump the calendar up over a decade and now you have a combination of handheld systems and mobile phones that are capable of playing games. While the mobile market has been rapidly increasing in size, Sony has a device they believe is capable of succeeding in the PS Vita. Though that battle will play out for a long time, one thing that is certain is that the Vita is quite an impressive device.
08.03.11
When it comes to 3D gaming, Sony is making a big push to be the leader in delivering a quality 3D experience to PS3 owners all over the world. At E3 this year, they announced a brand-new, 24" 3D TV to hit the stores and give people a 3D display at an affordable price of $499.99. I got a chance to see this display in action and can surely say that this new TV is quite the bargain, and still a really nice display even at a cheap price.
08.02.11
With the launch of the PS3, one of Sony's aims was to produce a large library of exclusive content to their newest console. To date, Sony internally owns 15 studios that have helped to develop exclusive titles such as LittleBigPlanet and God of War 3. This morning, a 16th studio was added to the list in Sucker Punch Productions. With the success of the Sly Cooper series and the recent inFAMOUS titles, Sony felt the need to acquire the studio and continue its push with more exclusive content in the future.
07.27.11

One of the highlights for our trip to Comic-Con this year was attending the panel for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, set for release on PlayStation 3 this November.  The panel included the likes of behind-the-scenes folks at Naughty Dog, including Amy Hennig herself, as well as voice talent such as Nolan North and Emily Rose.  It was a delightful sit-in, and not just because of a shirt giveaway.  But, hey you can see for yourself.

07.20.11

Nathan Drake has seen his fair share of adventure across two games thus far, with two more -- Uncharted for PS Vita and the long-awaited Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception -- coming our way later this year.  But now Nathan is invading some new territory, thanks to DC Comics and some savvy comic book veterans.

07.12.11
Multiplayer action has been heating up the past few weeks with the release of the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta. Whether racking up kills on Team Deathmatch or capturing plenty of loot in Plunder, lots of people have enjoyed the game modes offered in anticipation of the game's release this November. One question that gamers have in the case of any online multiplayer is whether or not the game will feature dedicated servers., and on Naughty Dog's Twitter page, that idea has been shot down.
07.10.11

To many, the idea of updating a Wii classic to the PS3 complete with spruced up graphics and Move support should seem like heaven; I mean to date the Move still lacks in number truly innovative titles and No More Heroes from the Wii stables is perhaps the most ‘adult’ of all its titles, complete with blood, violence, gore and not to mention intermittent sexuality and Manga niceties; you can see the appeal.

07.08.11

You've probably read the news earlier this week that Sony was implementing a PSN Pass program for its upcoming first-person shooter Resistance 3, due for release this September.  The Pass is similar to a separate online play activation that other companies have been implementing in their games, including Codemasters, THQ and Electronic Arts.  A lot of people have gone on the rampage due to Sony's move, even going as far as saying they won't buy the game.  But the question is this -- is such a decision really a surprise?

07.05.11
For those of you who had early access to the Uncharted 3 beta, you'll notice a slight change has occurred. Two game modes went missing - Three Team Deathmatch and Co-Op Arena. Now that we are headed into the second phase of the beta, Naughty Dog is replacing those two game modes with something else. Those new game modes happen to be Team Objective and Co-Op Hunter Arena. If you were already impressed with the beta thus far, these two new modes will do a little more impressing for you!
07.05.11

Both ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are games that were critical hits on release and have since developed cult followings. Many praised the games for the ways in which they sought to evoke certain feelings in those who played them and drew parallels to older adventure games. It's not uncommon for these two PS2 titles to show up at the top of great games lists, either. The games were already great, and it looks like the HD versions, available on the PS3 later this year, are even better. Two new trailers for them are available below.

07.04.11

Little Big Planet is an iconic franchise that truly embodies Sony's current goal of appealing to gamers of all types. Enjoyed by people of all ages and types, the LBP games now give a nod to the Final Fantasy fans among their players with a set of Final Fantasy VII Sackboy costumes set to hit the Playstation Network on the 13th of this month. Get a quick look at some of the costumes, as well as what else is in store for Little Big Planet, below.

07.03.11

Twisted Metal is a series near and dear to this gamer’s heart.  It was the first game I ever played on the PlayStation, and it’s also one of the few game franchises that I put more hours in than I have to my personal hygiene.  Between the firefights with friends in the original TM, stalking my brother in Paris (Spectre was his main) in TM2, to the epic four-way dances-of-destruction in Twisted Metal Black, I’ve put more hours into blowing up sports cars with ice cream trucks than time studying for college.  And, quite frankly, what more education do you need than knowing that clowns are even scarier when their head is on fire?  And that paper bags make the best friends in the world?

07.01.11

Comic-Con will often feature a panel of video game music composers, talking about their work and having as much attention lavished upon them as actual game/comic book creators themselves do. In anticipation of that happening again this year, here's a few of the most memorable composers in game history, and why they deserve some serious praise...