More shattering news :(

As mentioned yesterday I’ve been waiting for the PSN store to come back online so I can get my mitts on some news games and demos from the Japanese PSN store. I know that it’s not supposed to be back up until the end of this month being May but there were whispers that it would be back up today…imagine my shock and utter dismay when I read that nope…it ain’t gonna be up today!! I suppose I only have myself to blame for getting my hopes up, Sony did say end of May so I’ll keep them to that. But from the other side of the pond being Nintendo land, I hear that the eagerly awaited Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version, which was to coincide with the launch of the eShop has also been delayed and won’t be available on June 7th!! Things just aren’t happening today but on a brighter note, the news that Sony are going to be bringing PSP classics to the PS3, fully remastered in HD and with Siaxxis support , builds more momentum with the news that Peacewalker is one title that’s going to be receiving said treatment…this is awesome and nearly deadens the blow of the two previously mentioned news 🙂 Peacewalker, for the uninitiated out there, follows along in the Metal Gear Universe and has received rave reviews as one of the best games available for the Sony PSP.

No news on when this is happening has been confirmed as definitely happening so one reason to rejoice!!

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Rants and raves :)

I’ve recently rediscovered my love for the band The White Stripes, in particular, their absolutely mindblowingly sublime cover version of Dusty Springfield’s, I just don’t know what to do with myself. For those that have come in late, I’ve included the vid below. It’s directed by Sofia Coppola and features Kate Moss looking great before all the drug issues…or maybe it was during? Who knows but she delivers a great turn in the video. The song itself is amazing though and deserves a few listens…will definitely be adding this one to my must buy list.

And on a sidenote, when the feck will the PSN store be back online??? It’s great that the network is back up and everyone’s fragging each other all over Black Ops, for those that haven’t lost interest in the whole COD franchise but to the rest of us, and by rest of us I mean me, that don’t go for that and just wanna hook up their psp with some new games, this is a disaster of unmitigated proportions!! (Have always wanted to use that phrase!) Supposedly by the end of this month 😦 All that has to happen now is the launch of the e-Shop for the Nintendo 3DS will be delayed as well and then I’ll go completely postal!! You heard it here it first anyways 🙂

Don’t say it don’t look amazing!!!

3DS eShop delayed :(

I was really really really looking forward to the Nintendo 3DS update, you know, the one that would have included the web browsing capability and more importantly, the eShop as I wanted to get my mitts on some classics that I should have played years ago but never did. And thanks to the 3DS I was finally going to get that opportunity…dismay central however as the update, which was due to hit the interwebs sometime in May, has now been confirmed as June 6 😦 I’ve literally been counting the days til we reached May and now that it’s here…it was all for naught 😦 For the handful of you out there who don’t know what an eShop is *clears throat and posts from IGN*, “The shopping interface is officially known as the “Nintendo eShop.” Similar to the current Wii Shopping Channel and DSi Shopping Channel, you’ll access this to make downloadable game purchases. As previously detailed, the shop will also offer demos and video downloads.”

One cool aspect that has been shown are the 3DS prepaid cards much like we have now for the Wii and the PSN (yes, the same one that has been offline for 22 days and counting).

At the moment these cards seem to be relegated to the US but no doubt these will show up on our shores after the eShop launch 🙂

So pencil that date in…June 6!!