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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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;