Saturday, November 14, 2009

Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo Wii

Can't wait to pick this game up. its not a five but it will definatley be a solid game for the Wii. Here is a video interview on the game.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Nightmare on elm street trailor






Some pictures of jacke early haley as Freddy in the new remake of a nightmare on elm street. I tried to put them through photoshop to brighten the images enough to see his face. However, I couldn't do alot without messing up the pictures. Hope you all enjoy.



Monday, September 07, 2009

Gamescon PS3 firmware 3.0

Below is an explaination of the new firmware update which was presented at Gamescon! I am pretty excited for the new dynamic backgrounds! Good Stuff.

PS3 showing strong Growth with New Slim! & Somthing Interesting


Smaller, Slimmer, Cheaper; The PS3 Slim is beginning to top the charts in sales in most all areas of the world. The first week in Japan the Slim has sold over 150,000 units within its first week. In the UK reports are showing that there has been over a 1000% increase in sales resulting in a 3-1 advantage over the XBOX360. In the US the ps3 Slim has doubled its sales. Lastly, the PS3 slim has shown to be quite popular now as it trends its way to the top of the best sellers list above the Wii and the XBOX360... So i guess my question would be "Is price the one factor that has been effecting how successful a console is?".. Lets examine a few things. Currently on the market we have three great consoles in my opinion. With these three consoles we have been lucky enough to see a full array of capabilities.



First there is the XBOX360 ($199 Arcade, $249 Pro, $299 Elite):
  • Next Gen Graphics
  • HD or SD capable
  • HD-DVD peripheral (sold separately) to watch movies in Hi-Def.
  • NetFlix Capability (to watch instant play capable videos) This is great for watching your favorite TV episodes.
  • New XBOX experience! cool new GUI and more options for Market Place
  • Xbox live Market Place--- purchase your favorite music videos, Rent Movies, or update existing games with new content (maps, characters, music, etc.)
  • Live Chat - Chat with anyone on MSN (Cool feature since your family may not have a 360 but do have a computer. This makes staying in touch easy and fun.)
  • Play online against others on 360 or across platforms PC to 360.
  • Play arcade classics.
  • Use Media center to watch TV or view pictures, listen to music, or watch DVD's.
  • Backwards capability

Second there is the Wii ($249 Just console, wii sports and a controller Price will vary depending on package deal):

  • Next gen way of playing with Wii motion controllers
  • Customize an avatar for yourself (Mii)
  • Wi-Fi Built in for free online Services
  • Backwards compatible with all gamecube games
  • Get access to all old Nintendo virtual consols, Sega Genesis, Turbografix-16 and more
  • Access to Wii Channels (weather, Internet, games, etc) (updated regularly)
  • use SD cards to extend your memory or load pictures

Lastly there is the PS3 ($299 Slim 120g, $299 80g, or $399 160g)

  • Next gen Graphics
  • Next gen Six Axis Motion controllers for Next Gen Play
  • True HD (HDMI and Blue Ray capable)
  • Wi-Fi Built in for Free online service
  • PSN (PlayStation Network)
  • Download/Rent Movies in Blue Ray or definition
  • Download old or new PlayStation titles
  • Consistent firm ware updates (This keeps the system evolving and interesting)
  • Capable for remote play with PSP (upload or download content to either system)
  • Home- this is similar to second life but not as creepy... Great for connecting with friends customizing your own avatar using the PSN and playing built in side missions.
  • locates media servers so that you can share videos, pictures and music wirelessly through your own home networks.

Ok, so I listed some of the major features of each of these consoles. Some of you may already be fully aware of these differences and some of you may have found something new you didn't previously realize. Overall, the XBOX360 kinda sits in the middle in terms of its gaming capabilities, the Wii has taken a minimalist approach and made their console as simple as possible kinda like google or apple, and Sony went all out with every bell and whistle on their PS3 system you could think of. So value wise the PS3 will give you the most for your money if you were to compare. However, how much fun you will get for your money will depend on you and what you want. Going back to what I was saying earlier.... "Is price the one factor that has been effecting how successful a console is?". Pay close attention to something... I am showing that the PS3 80g was the exact same price as the new Slim (don't believe me click here to go to Sony's site and see for yourself). So why now are people all of the sudden buying up the PS3 Slim like hot cakes?? Everybody wants to attribute it to price but in my eyes not much has changed except for the obvious change in size (which is cool but not a tremendous reduction) and an additional 40gigs (which you can find anywhere now days). If consumers really wanted a PS3 for its functionality they would have picked up the 80g a long time ago and upgraded the hard drive at a later time. I got to give it to Sony they have done a pretty good job at not making this very clear to consumers but hey its working and that's what matters. Are you planning on buying a PS3? If so why now and did the additional size of the "PS3 Fat" really deter you from purchasing previously?

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Will PS3 ever get its BC back???

So my Original PS3 gets stolen--- Eventually I break down and go to buy a new one and find out that the friggin thing warns me that it is not capable of playing ps1/ps2 games. "WTF!!" I say loudly in my local Best Buy which prompts a Best Buy sales associate to tend to my eloquent words that I have chosen to bequeath upon the innocent children playing with the Wii next to where I am standing! After some discussion with the sales rep I find that not only have they paired down the BC (Backwards Compatibility) capability, they have also taken the four usb ports down to two and also got rid of the card readers that fit so well under that cool secret door. No wonder Sony was able to drop the price.... Anyway, I don't really care about all of the other peripheral crap but I do care about the BC. So I wrote this just to rant for a moment and to let all of those others out there with this problem that they are not alone..... Sure wish I could play this final fantasy game:(

YouTube - System of a Lego - Chop Suey!


Wow 8-bit trip now this!! Well I think its just too sweet! Enjoy....

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Beaterator PSP (Timbaland Explains)

So a few weeks ago I posted a trailer about Beaterator. Above is Timbaland explaining the game and how it works. It could be somthing fun to get for kicks! As you may notice Timbaland is using the new PSP go-- It looks like it has voice recording capability from what I could tell from this clip...

Starcraft 2 Trailer

Starcraft 2 might be out in the later half of 2010. However, based on Blizzards crazy timelines I bet we might see this pushed out further into 2011. Anyway, here is a teaser clip from the game. Enjoy!


Friday, August 28, 2009

8-bit Trip

Just a cool vid! These guys said they took 1500 hours to make this. Wow! enjoy!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Halo Reach to use Natal peripheral?

For those of you who may not of heard---during E3 2009 Microsoft reviled project natal. Project Natal is supposed to act as a new peripheral that you plug into your xbox 360 and use as a camera to sense your movement... Doesn't sound too complicated right? Well, it is not such a simple device. This new camera or "peripheral" as many can't seem to stop saying is supposed to not only track motion but emotion as well. That's right! The camera will also be able to track your face and speech to understand your mood. This paired with its ability to sense an incredible amount of side to side movements and depth allows game developers the ability to add a whole new feel to their games. At first when I say project natal I thought it was kinda creepy but then I thought to myself that this could be a pretty sweet platform to a whole new and different type of gaming experience. Anyhow, enough with the background. You can go to http://www.xbox.com/ to learn more about the device if you choose.



One of the most interesting pieces of news that I have heard is that bungie may use Natal as a feature for the upcoming Halo reach game which will be released around a similar time to project natal. Well I am sure that since it will be one of the first games for project natal it will probably not make full use of the camera feature as it typically takes developers a few years before being able to push new technology to its limits.



Game on!

Marvel to supply content to new Sony PSP Reader

OK so there are a few different home brew applications out there which were built to enable you the ablity to read up on your favorite digital content through your Sony PSP. However, it seems that Sony will be creating a reader which will be used with this digital comic service. Currently, this will allow readers to read up on their favorite Marvel Comics while on the go. From the video below it looks like two different UIs will be available for the Sony psp 3000 and the new sony PSP go. I don't know how well this will really work just because most people typically like to have something physical in their hands while reading.... I guess that's just part of the experience of reading-- I mean how ofter have you read a book cover to cover online? Anyway the concept looks great and I like the lay out of the GUI. However, I think we will have to wait to see if this is something that will really take off or not.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Some GTA anyone!

Sorry folks but I am not too privey to these mods so I am wondering how the heck these guys did this. Anyway I loved san andres and so when I saw this I thought it was the coolest funnest thing ever! Ahh many of night has been spent playin this on the old xbox. Well check these out some of these guys have modded the cars and are scrappin around town. Most of these videos are pretty choppy though. I am sure you will get the picture when you watch one.








Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Will we see heavy rain get a demo on the psn!

After reading G4's blog I found that ther emight be a demo coming out for heavy rain. I think this would be great hopfully they do it soon so we can all get a feel for what this game will be like. it seems like heavy rain has been in development for so long people don't even know what to really expect anymore. Anyway I thought that this was some interesting news and hopfully we will see heavy rain released on the playstation network as a demo.

PS3 Slim Confirmed! Yesss

Ok--- so I posted a blog earlier which covered the fact that there would possibly be a showing of the new ps3 slim if it existed. So now that Gamecom in germany has been taking place this week Kaz Hirai unveiled the new Sony Playstation 3 slim. After going over its features (which you can see in this clip below) it was said that the new ps3 slim will be available for sale beggining september 1st and the new playstation will also come at a lower cost. From what I can tell the ps3's new design has not really lost much functionality. the biggest difference is that the slim is... well slimmer-- duh. The slim also has traded the touch sensitive eject and power buttons for actual buttons and the hard drive is located on the bottom rather than the side as it previously was on the old ps3 fat-- I think that is the appropriate name for it now. The new slim also has done away with the glossy finish and now has a mat black finish... so that meeans no more worrying about scratching or marking up your playstation with your greasy finger prints. Anyway, I like the design and I think I will have to come out of pocket and grab a new one--- what do I do with my old one Though?

Fable 3 Xbox 360

Well we all knew it was comming folks and here it is. This is the official Fable 3 trailor released at gamecom in germany. I definatley am going to be getting this title as soon as it is available for pre order.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

psp beaterator

Firs off I love messing with games that let you play around and create your own music. I think this sounds like a promising title and it seems that Timbaland himself has paired up with the developers of this game to give some of his tools to the public to edit and make their own. Anyway, I can't wait to get my hands on beaterator for the psp. This will definatley be a great title to kill time on those long trips--- well-- also in my livingroom. check out this teaser.


PS3 Slim comming out in 2009

So I keep hearing all these rumors about the ps3 coming out with the ps3 slim.... Basically the rumor is that the PS3 will come out with a consol that is similar to the slimed down ps2. Well we all might be able to put a end to these rumors in a few days as sony may reveal whether or not they have plans to produce the slim ps3 or any other iteration of the next gen consol. Either way I am hoping that this is put to rest so that all of the fake photos can stop floating around on random sites. Anyway, I don't think that this rumor could be so far fetched since sony has pretty much slimmed or made smaller almost every thing that they have done when it comes to games. Additionally ps3 has also done quite a overhaul to the new ps3 models in order to drive costs for themselves. If you don't know what I am talking about you probably have not owned or seen some of the origionall ps3 consols with 4 usb ports and a multi card readers and backwards capability--- Anyhow I get pissed when I start talking about this since my origional ps3 was stolen and my new one sucks.... Well I thought it would be interesting to bring this topic up since it is getting alot of attention with the arrival of gamecom comming up in germany. Hopefully when the trade show hits we will start to see some news emerge of the console possibly getting a new look so keep an eye out.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Space Invaders Arcade Game



Space Invaders Arcade Game for you to enjoy at your leisure later on! If you would like to pause space invaders right click in the screen. this works if you simply want to stop.

Mortal Kombat 3 The Movie in the Making?



Ok lets step back for a minute. Mortal Kombat the origional movie--Awesome, Mortal Kombat 2 the Movie---Not so Hot. I hope that if everything goes through that we will see that they have completly revamped the acting because the acting in the second Mortal Kombat was horrible. Anyway, I do get very excited about mortal kombat so when I heard that they are about to come out with Mortal Komabt 3 the movie I naturally got excited---Just hope it doesn't suck because I will probably be first in line to toss some money to watch it.

A review for Need For Speed Undercover




Yea yea, I know its way late but this is one of the few games I never purchased for whatever reason so I felt like looking it up today! It would seem from this review that I made a good choice to not waste my cash! Anyhow, if you wanted to get a look at this game Enjoy!

PSP: Chains Of Olympus God Mode

A few people have emaild me asking if there was a cheat It sux but in order to achieve God Mode in Chains of Olympus for the Playstation Portable (PSP) you must successfully complete the game on any difficulty. Below is a youtube clip of sombody making a god mode run in chains of olympus. The game actually doesn't take to long to beat so give it a try and have fun.




Sunday, August 09, 2009

Give me my change!

And Now for the Video you have all been searching for!! GIVE ME MY CHANGE Here on Welikegames.blogspot.com. Please leave comments!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Heavy Rain For the PS3!

Definitely a title that I would like to get my grubby hands on in 2010 will be Heavy Rain for the PS3. First of all the graphics look amazing . However, the story looks even better. The story revolves around a serial killer on the lose who has been nick named the origami killer. The name comes from the fact that this killer leaves origami in the hands of his victims. One of the most interesting features seemingly limitless possibilities for the story to turn in whatever direction depending on how you play. It is as if you breath a particular way and you can change the outcome of events. Anyhow, the game looks great, graphics look great I am definitely going to reserve a copy whenever possible. Below is a video of Heavy Rain that I found as I was surfing the net.



PS3'S Heavy Rain Trailor:

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