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PS3 Slim, and PS3 Price Cuts

August 19, 2009 Leave a comment

Just announced, is the PS3 slim, yes you all guessed it, a PS3 slim. What is up with Sony and Slim, do they have something against fat? The price of the new PS3 will be $299, 299 euros, and 29,980 yen. It will have a 120 gig hard drive an not compatible with PS2 games. If you want exact details, go here.

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DSi Impressions

August 19, 2009 Leave a comment
Yes, I gave in and bought a DSi with money from selling my broken PSP and Rock Band (also broken). I know I wrote a pretty harsh post on the DSi a while back, but now I kinda take that back. I had a old DS lite that I sold a long time ago, so I can have a say in what Nintendo improved. All the new stuff is actually pretty cool, the camera, first off, isn’t that great in quality, but it is fun to mess around with the faces and distortion. Little ones have lots of fun with the camera. Next, the DSi Ware Store is pretty impressive, it’s good to know that Nintendo can do stuff that Sony can’t. I did get the free points, but I haven’t decided on what to buy.The size is pretty much the same as the lite, the only difference is is that it’s screen is bigger, and it’s lighter…than..the..lite…hmm. Well anyway, the new texture of the skin looks cool but I’m constantly cleaning fingerprints off of it. The one major downside is that it doesn’t have the GBA slot, which alot of games require for certain things. It does have better Internet connectivity so you don’t have to open your router up to the “Come And Use My Internet” setting. The price isn’t too bad either, $169, cheaper than the PSP and it has more variety of games. I defiantly recommend the DSi if you don’t have a DS already, and if you want a score, I’d give it an 8.5 out of 10.So whenever you look at it you say to yourself, “I’ve got the newest handhold, and it looks awesome.” Here is a couple of pictures I took and edited with the camera. The last two are me and the first is my dad.

Categories: DS, DSI, nintendo, Psp, reviews, rock band

Play Games, Heal Kids, Extra Life

August 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Some of you reading this may be from Sarcastic Gamer.com and already know of Extra Life, but this is for the people who don’t know. A very good gaming blog called SarcasticGamer is doing a charity for kids with cancer. This charity is called Extra Life. Extra Life is a 24 hour gaming marathon, and all you have to do is get people to sponsor you for a doller an hour, and, well, play games for 24 hours. Last year Extra Life was a last minute idea that raised over $100,000! This year they plan and expect to raise more, alot more. Alot of websites and even developers and publishers are planning to get involved. So let’s show them that even a little website like us can raise a bit of money. For more information go to ExtraLife.Sarcasticgamer.com and sign up to contribute to a great cause. And tell them you are from Games In A Nutshell, and join the Games In A Nutshell group, please, show them what a little community can do. Team page

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Demo Impressions

August 14, 2009 Leave a comment

I have recently downloaded the Batman: AA demo from steam and this is what I think. First off the demo starts with a basic combat tutorial and the free flow combat works really well. I am playing it on the PC, so the basic controls are; L-Click is punch, kick, basic attack. R-Click is counter, special moves, and batarang. Ctrl is crouch, you can also do Ctrl+R-Click for a take down. Space is run as well as glide and dropping down from ledges silently. Q is randomly throw batarang. F is grapple, ect. and so on. The controls work surprisingly well for the pc, nothing is too cumbersome and far apart, all the keys are easy to get to. The graphics in the game are amazing, as the Unreal Engine would offer, everything is very detailed, and there is somewhat destructible environments. All the old characters are back, the Joker, Gordan, Harley, Zhaz, Killer Croc and so on. Also, characters like Harley have new improved outfits. In the demo you don’t get to play challenge rooms and it end with a teaser of a boss fight. There is one room that shows off where the game excels in stealth. There are 5 guys with guns and you have to take them out 1 by 1. I have played this part over and over again and there are still new ways that I can take them all out. If you are a Batman fan, or even just a action/stealth/brawler fan, you owe it to yourself to check out this demo. The demo is available on PC, 360, and probably he lead platform, PS3.

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MadCatz New Accessories

August 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Now along with your really crappy COD MW 2 night vision goggles, you can get an equally expensive controller that actually looks like a gun! That’s right MadCatz has done it this time, with their gun controller for COD MW 2. This is probably the best thing the company has done in a while. MadCatz has also branded a new line featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr. I can’t wait for this controller, we still have yet to see how it works, like how will you go forward. We also have questions like, If people use this, won’t they have an advantage over people who don’t? We will have to just wait and see. In the meantime visit the source.

Categories: Cod4 mw 2, controllers, MadCatz

Risen Banned In Australia

August 11, 2009 1 comment

Risen, a new RPG, has been banned in Australia for supposedly “teaching kids to do drugs and have sex”. This may not be as explicitly true, but i the game does have some references in it, such as buying “wood reefer”. Seriously?! Wood reefer? Come on. Anyways, the game’s Aussie distributor was concerned by “sexual activity and drug use related to incentives or rewards.” If you’re a Australian reader and you were excited for this game (personally I don’t know how you could have gotten excited, because I haven’t even heard of this game) then I’m sorry, you will probably just have to import it.

Categories: australia, banned, drugs, risen, rpg, sex

Delays For 2009

August 10, 2009 Leave a comment

This year has been a confusing year for video games, there are so many delays that is was hard to keep up with. So for all of you who want to know when that new game is coming out, or if you’re not sure if it is coming out this year, then here is a list of delayed games;

Delays:
Red Steel 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction- Q14 2010
Ghost Recon and I am Alive- Rumor, Q3 2010
Bioshock 2 and Heavy Rain- Q4 2010
Bayonetta- Q4 2010
Dark Void- 2010
James Bond- 2010
Rumor of Mag- 2010
These are all the confirmed, and 1 rumor, delays I could find, there may be more in the months to come but it looks like nobody wants to compete with Modern Warfare 2. This may be a slow holiday season, but we will have a packed Q1 of next year.