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  • Jan 04 / 2013
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RIP Playstation 2

Happy Friday everyone!

RIP Sony Playstation 2

RIP Sony Playstation 2

Some of you may have heard the that Sony have ceased production of the Playstation 2 console (sorry to start Friday with the bad news!). Continue Reading

  • Oct 05 / 2012
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Andy's Blog, Games

What We Remember…

Hello one and all!

Yesterday after I got home from work (thankfully I missed the rain because my lovely girlfriend picked me up from the station :-)….extra brownie points earned!) I was faced with the dilemma of what game to play. I got the new Tekken Tag Tournament and Fifa 13 about a week apart and I’ve played them for about an hour a piece because I was working long days in the week and then recovering at the weekend.

Yesterday I finished work (by the way I got another job! Tell you about that in a later blog post!), came home and had Fifa 13 and Tekken Tag Tournament in front of me and kept asking myself what one will I play. I (eventually) opted for Tekken but my other half was watching Big Bang Theory and it was the episode where Amy (Sheldon Cooper’s girlfriend) played the Tetris theme tune on their “romantic night in”; that gave me an idea.

I carefully placed Tekken Tag Tournament and Fifa 13 down and looked “calmly” for a certain console which is so good, I bought two! That’s right, my SNES with one of the best fighting games EVER!

Street Fighter 2 Turbo SNES

Street Fighter 2 Turbo SNES

I set the SNES up with the old RF cable (yes it’s that OLD!), popped Street Fighter in and smiled so much that it reminded me of the day I got the SNES when I was 7 (all 19 years ago!). The game worked like a treat and I still remembered all the moves for ALL of the characters; but there was something missing….

… Down, R, Up, L, Y, B, X, A on controller pad 2 when Turbo appeared on the start screen! Oh yeah 10 star cheat!

I’ve been through school, college and uni and can barely remember anything I was taught but a game which I haven’t played since I was 8 or 9 years old, I can still remember the cheat!

Oh what we remember!

Happy Gaming People!

  • Apr 04 / 2011
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Seven million copies of Modern Warfare 2 were sold on it's first day

Haaaaaaaaaaaaappy Monday everyone!

I don’t know if any of you know but there was a spoof a few weeks ago involving the much anticipated addition in the Modern Warfare range. When the “spoof” was noted by many gaming and technology websites, fans were going mental (me included!). However, Activision released a statement that they have no official release date of Modern Warfare 3, let alone the stage which there in regarding the development of the game.

Now I’m not one to deliver bad news….

…and I’m still not! Why would I upset my loyal followers?

On Friday at work (don’t tell my manager), I was made aware of a link from an Australian website who said Activision are planning to release a statement this month regarding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. I cross checked the news with a UK newspaper The Independent who confirmed this!

Looking at past history this is perfect timing for Activision because during the build up to Modern Warfare 2, Activision/Infinity Ward (the team which bought you Modern Warfare 2 NOT Black Ops) released a statement in April and released the game the 3rd quarter of 2009. Can we be looking at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 by September/October 2011? I sure hope so! Also, EA leaked the date of Battlefield 3 which is due to go head to head with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – it looks like the war is on!

I’ll keep you guys posted but until then, I hope you have a great day and an even better week.

Take Care
Andy Singh

  • Feb 07 / 2011
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Call of Duty: Black Ops – An Ongoing Problem?

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops was the biggest selling game in 2010

Hi everyone,

The latest game in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops, has been causing some up roar in the gaming world since the day of it’s release. No I’m not referring to the games violence, realism or storyline but the fact that the developers Treyarch have yet to release a patch which fixes the problems in the PC and Sony PS3 format of the game.

Many gamers playing Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PC and Sony PS3 have experienced random glitches and have been thrown out of online multiplayer games (which is Call of Duty’s biggest selling point) have sent endless amount of complaints to the developers but nothing has been done…yet! Angry gamers have expressed their views directly to the publishers Activision who have released a statement a few days ago stating there will be a patch available in the near future to resolve any problems which gamers are having….I’m sorry a patch is coming 3 months after it’s release!

Personally, I’ve played and experienced the problems Sony PS3 users are facing. Call of Duty: Black Ops is an amazing game, there’s no question about that but the sheer fact that gamers are shelling out £45/$50 for a game which, lets face it, doesn’t work properly really puts a downer on such a successful franchise. I know many games have a few glitches here and there (an example being one one of my top 5 games of all time – Fallout 3) but for Activision and Treyarch to release a game which is faulty on the day of release and still is 3 months on is TOTALLY unacceptable.

Let me know if you’ve experienced any problems with Call of Duty: Black Ops!

Until next time,
Andy Singh

  • Nov 30 / 2010
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Review: Gran Turismo 5

Good afternoon people!

After much playing time over the weekend, I can finally bring to you a short review of Gran Turismo 5.

What’s so different?
Unlike previous versions of the game, Gran Turismo 5 allows users to play online against other Playstation 3 users; and also the major cool thing about the game is there are over 2000+ cars with further downloads being made available in the near future.

First Impressions
In a nutshell – outstanding! When the games FMV started, I had goosebumps (literally!). With the movie starting in space and gradually coming down into a pit garage, the game lets you hear the soundtrack which any car fanatic loves – the sound of a beautiful V8 engine.

After the first 10 seconds, my smile was SO wide that the 2012 Olympic committee contacted me to ask if they could use my mouth in the 100m hurdles! After the starting movie the game introduced its vast collection of cars and tracks from the past, present and future.

The First Race
After much deliberation I opted to take my first dream car, the Ferrari F40, out on the Trial Mountain track….3-2-1-GO!! With the background music turned down and the car sound effects on full, the sheer noise of the car when I pulled away from the starting grid was like a punch from Mike Tyson – breathtaking!

With the track being from the very first Gran Turismo which I mastered, I thought taking the F40 round would be easy…..WRONG!! I’ve heard this new edition of Gran Turismo is as realistic as they come and there not wrong. Touch a bit of grass when coming in or out of a corner, the car will test your car control; get your braking wrong in a corner, your gone; putting it simply, if you think you can throw the car into corners like other games, your wrong. It’s either perfect or not!

GT Career – the First Car!
With only 20,000 credits to spend on a first car, I went around the various dealers and discovered I only buy a new Daihatsu….that wasn’t going to happen! Thankfully there is a list of used cars which ranged from the very first 60+ bhp Fiat 500 to a low mileage Maserati; but because it was my first car, I was only allowed to by a Level 0 car (I’ll explain more later). Now your thinking your options are going to be along lines of the 60+ bhp Fiat 500 or the Daihatsu I mentioned earlier; but no your wrong because for 17,500 credits I bought a 187bhp Misubishi FTO.

After a car wash and a change of oil, I entered the Sunday Cup with my FTO and absolutely blew everyone away! After a few races, I made the credits back which I spent on the car and looking to purchase something better. Great car to start your GT career.

The Licenses
Like previous editions of the game, Gran Turismo has it’s range of licenses starting from the simple B license right up to International A license. I managed to complete the B license really quickly, and even managing to get a Gold in one of the tests. Completing the B license allowed me to enter races which had better prize money when compared to the vintage ‘Sunday Cup’. I highly recommend anyone who is yet to start their career mode to complete as many of the licenses first before going out to race because remember the ‘levels’ I was talking about earlier? Well you accumulate level credits after each successful license test. Get gold and you get triple, get silver and you get double, get bronze and you don’t get anything extra.

I may not have scratched the surface with this game but to put it plainly – IF YOU HAVEN’T GOT THE GAME, GET IT!

Thanks for reading guys and wishing you all the best for the week
Take Care
Andy Singh

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