MGS Remastered and Uncharted beta

All this time I’ve been thinking it’s just Peacewalker receiving the HD treatment as it migrates from PSP to PS3…I had no idea that three titles were being packaged and sold as one like they’re doing with God of War!! Three titles, MGS2: Sons of Liberty, MGS3: Snake Eater and Peacewalker all in one package…and releasing in November and in HD??  Marvellous!! Oh and the Uncharted multiplayer beta is pretty sweet, if you haven’t downloaded it and taken advantage of the free upgrade to PS+ status for one month, then download it now…it’s completely worth it 🙂

Playstation Australia article

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Would the real Kevin Pereira/Nathan Drake please stand up?

I previously posted this at the bottom of another post and figured that maybe not too many people saw it 🙂 But I personally think that Attack of the Show host, Kevin Pereira shares a striking resemblance to the hero of the Uncharted franchise on the PS3, Nathan Drake. Pics below. There’s a poll as well to vote on!

Nathan Drake
Hero

Kevin Pereira
Smouldering…

Now you, is Kevin Pereira Nathan Drake in disguise??

Some more gaming goodness :)

E3 is nearly done for this year and I just wanted to post some things that made my day and I’m looking forward to in the coming year, First of all, the big one Wii U, I really can’t wait til Nintendo start doing roadshows with this bad boy like they did with the Wii in 2006. I’ll be surprised if this isn’t the case as this is clearly yet another revolutionary console implementing a unique control system much as the Wii changed the market 5 years ago.

The other hot system revealed by Sony was the handheld formerly known as the NGP, which now has the final name of the PS Vita, Vita being Life in Latin. There were some incredible videos revealed for the Vita with Uncharted: Golden Abyss being a massive standout. Of particular importance was the US price revealed for the WiFi model which was $249.99. This is the same price that the 3DS costs in the US and the 3DS ended up costing $349.95AU. This hopefully means that Vita will follow the same pricing format and place it on even footing, price wise, with the Nintendo 3DS. The 3G & WiFi model was priced at $399.99US. Vid below showing the Vita’s capabilities and below that an Uncharted: Golden Abyss video…droolworthy 🙂

 

I managed to shift some EB store credit around and snagged the Zelda Collector’s Edition of the 3D remake of the Ocarina of Time for the 3DS which looks like this…
Ocarina of Time Ocarina Edition

To see the awesome celebrations that Nintendo are doing to celebrate Zelda’s 25th anniversary, check out part 1 of the Nintendo E3 conference available HERE.

 

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is shaping up to be another sublime outing in the Uncharted canon, just check out the trailer below.

And lastly, just a great compilation video showcasing the games on Vita.

P.S. Anyone else think Uncharted’s Nathan Drake and Kevin Pereira from Attack of the Show share a striking similarity??

Nathan Drake
Kevin Pereira

It’s uncanny!!

The NGP begins to beckon…

Any Sony fanboy or girl will have heard by now of the latest offering from Sony, the successor to the PSP, will be the PSP2 or as it’s being called, the NGP (Next Generation Portable). Now I wouldn’t say I’m a fanboy but Sony does fill a void that Nintendo doesn’t quite fill and that being the space for the hardcore gamer with realistic graphics and things getting blown up. I’ve owned all iterations of the PSP including the Go but was less than thrilled when I saw the size of the NGP…it’s currently bigger than a PSP3000, ie. BIG! And yes it does push around a bucket load of polygons and pixels and shading coming out the whazoo but I was expecting more than just fancier graphics, 2 touchscreens and 3G access…I might be just a little picky here? The price of all this technological wonder hasn’t been mentioned yet but knowing Australia, it will involve selling our other kidney to buy it when it eventually arrives. But I digress (yes I do digress), the point that I was making was that unless there was a change to the size or the eventual price, I had zero interest in picking one up at launch…until I saw the  video for Uncharted running on the NGP and the recent news that indicate Nathan Drake’s portable outing would be taking place before the PS3 adventures? A chance to see how and why Drake became the man he is and does what he does?

SOLD! The only thing remaining to clear will be the price barrier but hopefully the upcoming E3 will yield some answers on that grey area. E3 is 2 weeks away so hopefully any nuggets of information won’t be too far away 🙂

And if that wasn’t enough…just a reminder of what else we can expect from the NGP 🙂