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Recent PS3 updates

So as some of you may very well know, PS3 has changed a little bit in the last few months.
The funny thing is it hasnt chaned the same way everywhere and as someone who has multiple accounts for different regions, I'd like to compare these changes. 

First off, in Europe, we got a Singstar app that has been plastered right below the disc game.
I say in Europe because this fucking thing cannot be seen in my Japan or US accounts.

Second the store, oh how I hate that thing. The original PSN store was kinda bad in its own right.
Everything wasnt organized properly so there might have been stuff you didnt know existed until you searched for them. However there were pretty solid caterories. Now half of those categories is gone.

Not only that but if you have a widescreen sd tv the store will default to 4:3 regardless of your system settings, and ofc it has to use Pan & Scan to fit the fucking thing properly.

US got it worse since they have even less categories, and PS2 and PS1 games are all under the same Classics label, unlike before where they were seperate.

And Japan.....well, japanese store remains exactly the same. Yeah there are no changes at all.

TL;DR: Fuck you with a cactus Sony


Finding the uncharted treasure

So, A little while ago I finished my semi-marathon of all the uncharted games and tought I'd give my tough on each individually, here we go.

The first game was, uhh kinda weak to be honest. It wasn't bad or anything and it had some cool stuff going for it but at the end of the game it was not all that unique. It certainly wasn't up there with the rest of the series. Dialogue was fun and the facial expressions were sometimes rather hilarious.

I remember hearing this game beeing a real struggle for naughty dog and it kinda shows that it was a hard project for them, kudos for finishing it.

Oh man was I suprised when I started up this one. The train scene in the beginning is undoubtedly one of the coolest things I have ever seen in a video game, ever. And that's just for starters. This finally revealed to me why this game got as much praise as it did. I mean my god the building collapsing, the truck chase, the finale and the genereal smoother and flow of the experience was incredible. I particulally liked the cutscenes not beeing seperated from the actual game all that much.

Also the sneaking, while not metal gear quality, is still fun enough to be a worthwhile solution to get by enemies.

Not as good as the second installment, tough that might be because the second one kicked so much ass that they found themselfs saying: "Fuck, how are going to top that". The grapichs look much nicer and my favourite features wich are stealth kill and fist fighting have been improved, for example drake will pick up objects nearby as weapons (bottles and such).

The experience dosent have the same flow anymore as it did with the 2nd wich to me is kind of a letdown but it still has stuff like the sinking ship, etc.

TL;DR: Uncharted 2 > Uncharted 3 > Uncharted 1 IMO


Babby's first blogpost

Hello there, if you stumbled on this blog you might have the following questions:
Who is this guy?
What is this blog about?
Why does this guy have a blog?

The answers are fairly simple. I'm a random unemployed european asshat, who should have started a blog long ago, due to the fact that twitters character limitation is always a deal breaker and facebook is visible for my friends only. This blog is gonna be primarily me sharing my tought's on random stuff, mostly gaming but probably other stuff as well.

Other things you should know, im not always keen to talk about the hot new topic since I'm rather lazy and read this kinda stuff every now and then. I might also read alot of old stuff and have some toughts so expect blasts from the past.

With all that out of the way, let's get started with something that got me thinking:

Yes, this again. Apparently Capcom never gets tired of watching their fans cry in angry tears.

I found this while browsing articles at Blistered Thumbs and my first tought was: "Oh boy, time to get dissappointed and read all the idiotic comments about how they never liked the old dante and this game is gonna be way better .etc"

 And to be honest, after watching this it seems to me that Ninja Theory is slowly starting to get the gameplay down.

Why do I think this? allow me to walk you trhough the older trailers and my toughts
 Up first we have the trailer that started it all, well as far as I know anyway.

The first time I saw this trailer was on facebook, when one of my friends expressed his displeasure with the trailer since he is a huge fan of the series.

After witnessing this I started to look for fan reactions and reading comments on this video, etc. After a quick look it seemed to come down to the hair color and the "emo look". But after reading longer there were other complaints that popped up wich were far more valid, such as Dante smoking since that was originally avoided for a purpose, the game looking gritty and sluggish (compared to the other games). The second one is the biggest one for me personally, in this trailer the combat looks very very sluggish and bland. Where did all the style and fast pace go? So this trailers was an absolute disaster.

Then I saw the first gameplay trailer:

Well, this looks much better already, I mean the attacks seem to actually have some power behind them instead of the half assed attacks of the first trailer. But still theres something missing isn't there?
Yup, it still isnt good enough, there are barely any enemies on the screen and they all seem to wait until you beat them one by one. Also why is Dante pulling the enemies toward himself? Isnt he supposed to use a sword and guns? While all that is a little better, it's not up to the quality that would make me or anyone else who actually liked original Devil May Cry games buy it. Also the tone of the game is way too serious.

And then we come to the trailer at the beginning, wich has improved the impact of the attacks alot and overall it looks more fun. However the complaints about the serious tone are still there wich IS a major downer.

After seeing that last trailer I searched for a Devil may cry 3 gameplay video and realized what this whole thing reminded me of.

Yeah, this game. Why?
Well, this is a pretty ok game on it's own, but compared to what came before it, it feels very lackluster. The animation has way too many frames and moves at snails pace compared to the original 3 games on the PSOne. Also it just dosen't have the charm of the original games intact anymore.
So my toughts on the whole scenario right now as it stands, is that at best the game will be another Wrath of the Cortex. Aka technically not a bad game, but very dissapointing when compared to any of it's predecessors.