PlayTV To Hit UK & Aus. In Q4 by Anthony Barlow
April 30, 2008, 8:36 am
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It has come to light that Sony’s PlayTV, the TV service for the PS3, is to hit in the 4th quarter of 2008. Gizmondo AU were told that it would launch in Q4 around a month after it hits Europe. Gizmondo were also told it would retail for less than AUD 200. Due to the way TV is broadcast in the states┬áPlayTV will not be released in the U.S.

God Of War III – Online Content ? by Anthony Barlow
April 30, 2008, 8:30 am
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A job listing has appeared on SCEA’s website asking for an “Online Gameplay Programmer”. Not only that but the description mentions working with the team behind ‘God Of War’ and ‘God Of War II’. That team is working on ‘God Of War III’ so is this a taste of what’s to come from the ‘GOW’ franchise from now on?

I personally played very little of the 1st game and have never played the 2nd but i’m definitely intrigued by this one.

Back To Real News(?) by Anthony Barlow
April 30, 2008, 8:20 am
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‘Real’ gaming news seems to have taken a backseat over the past few weeks but it is returning this week. Don’t worry there’ll be no ‘countdowns’ until a week or so before MGS4.

Thanks, Barmelo

P.S. I don’t know why that image has french text

It’s Alive! It’s Alive! by Anthony Barlow
April 30, 2008, 8:18 am
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Yeah I got my supposedly ‘refurbished’ PS3 from Sony yesterday and not only that my two copies of GTA IV turned up too. Double Whoot! It’s been a bore without a PS3 for a few days but now it’s back normal service is resumed.

Got home early yesterday only to be met with Sony’s last firmware update (2.30) waiting for me. Not good. Anyway, after the good hour long wait I set up my PSN accounts again and started the downloads of all my games and add-on’s again. I thought about waiting, for about three seconds, and then jumped on GTA IV and Skype.

The game is absolutely sweet definitely in my top two games list (number one being Metal Gear Solid on the PSone). Only had a few hours on it but it’s definitely living up to the hype. If I can actually stop playing it I might post some impressions, but I wouldn’t expect a review any time soon. What I will tell you is that the Special Edition of GTA is well worth it.

Got more stuff to download tonight (All my U.S. PS Store content). But i’ll get that done in the background whilst i’m playing GTA.

Like A Wild Goose Chase Whilst Jumping Through Hoops by Anthony Barlow
April 27, 2008, 8:45 pm
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That title explains today perfectly. Went round to my cousins full of hope and optimism about getting my save games back from my dead PS3’s hard drive. Alas, I failed in my quest. The damn PS3 wanted to re-format my HDD before it would recognise it in another PS3 (damn Sony and their stupid rules).

I have given up ever getting my good ol’ original game saves back. Well there’s always Gamefaqs.

Best Soundtracks Ever by Anthony Barlow
April 27, 2008, 1:24 pm
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Yeah, I got myself the soundtracks for GTA Vice City & San Andreas and have realized just how much my musical taste has grown in 6 years. Of course I knew of David Bowie and Lionel Ritchie but I didn’t know their music, if you know what I mean.

Just looking through the track lists for both games made me want to go and get these and I’m glad I did. I basically thought that using these soundtracks in GTA IV (If it has custom soundtracks on the PS3 – I haven’t succumbed to the spoilers). I thought it’d be cool listening to some of the older radio stations in the game and that was a big selling point on these soundtracks for me.

I really do hope the PS3 version of GTA IV supports custom soundtracks because these soundtracks will be even better then.

PS3 Countdown – Day 2 – 26th April 2008 – Little Better by Anthony Barlow
April 26, 2008, 9:39 pm
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‘A Little Better’ – Gnarls Barkley

I found today how bored an obsessive gamer can get. However there was light at the end of the tunnel, a bit of bad result, as well as a tiny chimp sitting in the corner laughing it’s head off at me…I will explain.

Well I started the day with a nice delivery. My new enclosure for my external HDD arrived today so i can go to my cousins and back up my PS3 tomorrow, which is sweet! After a little tweaking and messing about I got my HDD working and formatted so it’ll work on my PS3.

Second on the ol’ delivery list was my recently posted about ‘I Am Legend’ blu-ray. This is the tiny chimp. I was happy I got this earlier than expected but upon remembering I can’t play it it began to slowly grind away at me and this could be an indicator as to what it’d be like if GTA IV arrives early.

After a bit of waiting I went downstairs to watch Manchester United Vs. Chelsea and hopefully see a Man. Utd win. That didn’t happen. Michael Ballack scored the 1st and even though Wayne Rooney scored, and injured himself, Ballack was back again to score a penalty in a poorly given decision.

Yeah so boredom really did set in quite a bit today. A PS3 only gamer without a PS3 is not a very happy one. Knowing I could be playing the MGS Online Beta amongst other things whilst waiting for my copy of GTA. Instead I was browsing various non-gaming forums laughing at “Insomniac” Milkmen and issues of “Dog Fouling” on Skpe with Adails.

My day was not going well at least I know I get can my saved stuff back tomorrow.

I’ll be back tomorrow to report on the day’s goings on but for now i’ll be off.