Get Ready For Survival Early by Ryan Gray
September 5, 2008, 2:08 am
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[By Ryan]

Seems that EA’s survival horror game is coming ahead of time. October 14th is the release date for this gore-filled terror machine. This game already has bans on it in Germany, Japan, and China so this one isn’t going to be for the faint of heart. For those of you like myself who love a good scare and are willing to put up with all of the blood and guts, or enjoy destroying limbs and organs alike, look for more on this one in the near future.

Oh sh*t.

Oh sh*t.

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.

PS3 Countdown – Day 1 – 25th April 2008 – Misery Guts by Anthony Barlow
April 25, 2008, 9:15 pm
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The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

Yep this musical performance by one of Manchester’s finest, The Smiths, reflects the day i’ve had without any sort of home console to play. Not only that I can’t watch movies because I used my PS3 for that too. Yep so to sum up today, my first day in nearly a year, without my good ol’ PS3 i’ve chosen ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’. Something nice and cheery to kick off the weekend.

Good news is I can back up my data and the like with the help of my cousin, his PS3 and an external HDD so that helps. Still this musical performance really does set the mood.

GTA Countdown – 21st & 22nd April 2008 (One Week Left!) by Anthony Barlow
April 22, 2008, 12:39 pm
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Yeah so it’s only seven little days until I, like many others, get my hands on GTA. I’m back in college in college now so postings will be a little less frequent but as the week ticks down i’ll try and post daily. So let me recap the last two days.

21st April 2008

Back in college today after a very nice break. After spending a few meager hours doing work in college I was off back home ready to chill out and as per usual play some games. Was more than looking forward to playing the MGSO Beta but as it was postponed I played some Euro 2008 online. Which, although it was a little laggy, was really good even if I did get beat in every game. Didn’t do much as I was really knackered I did watch some of the 1st season of ‘Lost’ but that was about it.

22nd April 2008

Now for today. Well at this precise moment i’m sat in college and meant to be working and listening to Lupe Fiasco (one of the few rappers I like). Started to read books because I’m so bored of the wait between now and next Tuesday. Currently reading ‘I Am Legend’ by Richard Matheson. Reading seems to pass the time quite well. Feeling I should have brought my PSP and used remote play to play some Pixel Junk Monsters. I’ll probably play some Euro 2008 and finish off the 1st disc of ‘Lost’ season 1 tonight.

That’s it for now. I really can’t wait for GTA now. I should have my two copies on Tuesday and will be sending someone out on an errand to take one to be traded in. Got to pay for my special edition tomorrow (£69.99) and my standard one on Sunday (£36.99). I’m paying a lot of money but it’s worth it really as I’ll probably get about £30 back when I trade a copy in anyway.

GTA Countdown 18th, 19th & 20th April 2008 (Only 9 More Days!) by Anthony Barlow
April 20, 2008, 2:17 pm
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Yeah the GTa countdown is coming to a close and we only have 9 more days to wait! Expect the news to come flooding in over the next week but for now i’ll give you an update on what i’ve been doing in this GTA Countdown triple-header.

18th April 2008

Not much to report today. Played some Rock Band and Euro 2008 but not much gaming today been finishing some work off for college watched some movies but like I said the downhill slide has begun.

19th April 2008

Saturday was ok me and a mate were playing some Euro 2008 in the new ‘Captain Your Country’ mode which was really sweet and will definitely be one of the modes i’ll be playing more often. Rock Band also provided some footy downtime but Euro 2008 seems to be my game of choice at the moment.

20th April 2008

Been catching up with my podcasts today (GameScoop & 1Up Yours). Other than that been working for college again. Taking a break and have been playing a little Euro 2008 but i’m playing Super Stardust HD. Got my Konami iD/Game iD for MGS Online so will be playing that tomorrow.

Catch ya later readers.

GTA Countdown – 17th April 2008 (12 Days To Go!) by Anthony Barlow
April 18, 2008, 1:52 am
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The best gaming day (for me at least) between now and GTA with a whole host of crazy crap to play I don’t know how i’m gonna get to write about it all, but I will.

First up. I checked the, newly updated, PS Store today and found some nice new content for some of my favorite games. We got a new add-on pack for Warhawk (as did the U.S.). Operation Broken Mirror launched today and although i’m yet to download it (lack of funds) but will do as Warhawk is cool and new content is always good. Alongside that both the EU and US got a new add-on pack for Super Stardust HD which adds some cool features but is another one i’m yet to download. For the full list from both stores check out my new feature to be announced shortly.

Today’s best new content is the MGS Online BETA which hit the EU store for free and for anyone, unlike the US. After finding that a rather slow downloading patch was needed I set it aside for later on (it’s just finished now) and played Euro 2008.

Yep I finished Dark Sector last night around midnight (as was said in last night’s/yesterday morning’s post) and took it back to my not so local gaming outlet where, after a few hours of waiting for a delivery, I picked up UEFA Euro 2008 on the PS3. I’m having an awesome time with it so far and will be posting my early impressions soon. This will definitely tide me over until GTA for which i’m extremely happy as I have run out of dosh, but will have it for the release of GTA.

So guys, the possible pinacle of the wait comes on the 12th day. Is it all downhill from here? Can I survive without spending until May? All will be reveled soon enough, but for now this is the XeNonX GTA Countdown for 17th April 2008, I’ve been Barmelo and I’m out.

GTA Countdown 16th April (13 Days To Go!) by Anthony Barlow
April 17, 2008, 12:12 am
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Unlucky 13, Unlucky 13 usually not too good but today was once again pretty cool. I think the boredom may have surpassed but the hype as gone into overdrive. I can’t wait for GTA and especially as I can now pay for both my copies.

Anyway today I went and stuck my pre-order down on Euro 2008 and wandered aimlessly around Warrington town centre trying to resist the temptation to buy some cheap DVD’s. Needless to say, I didn’t and here’s what i picked up:

  • Raging Bull
  • The Pursuit Of Happyness
  • Jarhead
  • Van Wilder: Party Liaison

Yeah, so I got some movies to watch :).

I DID finally finish Dark Sector today about half an hour before this post and will be taking it back to the shop tomorrow and exchange it for Euro 2008. That should be pretty sweet tomorrow. Shame i’ve only got four more days holiday before going back to college though :(.

By the way the GTA countdown will be up the day after the events (i.e. 16th going up on 17th e.t.c.)