Saturday, April 16, 2011

War on Sony - Anonymous puts out the Hit!

Ok, so we all know by now that Sony have had a spot of bother lately due to some 'Hacking' issues... Should Sony have the right to defend themselves? Should people have the right to use a bought product in whatever way they want? Should the might of the customer hold a company to ransom? Well, we don't have the answers and were usually too drunk to care but if all this is of interest then please read on... we are drunkards!

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Hacker activist group Anonymous launched its first volley in its war against Sony, successfully gumming up the works at PlayStation Network and related PlayStation 3 websites. Sony successfully countered the distributed denial-of-service attacks on its servers by enlisting the aid of anti-DDoS specialists Prolexic Technologies.

But the war is far from over, Anon promises in a new interview, and the worst is yet to come. Speaking with PlayStation LifeStyle over a secure chat channel, Anon member Takai said Sony was wise to hire Prolexic, but it won't protect the company from what the hackers have planned. "So far, all Sony has seen from us is poking and prodding," Takai told PlayStation LifeStyle. "A simple salute to let them know we're coming. Make no mistake, what you saw today and thought to be frustration is merely preparation for what's to come.

We said, expect us. Counting us out would be a mistake." Exactly what Anon has planned remains unknown, but Takai said the group is "really going all out for this one." And what about all of the PS3 gamers that simply want to log on to PSN to play games online as the attacks escalate? "The consumers in this are as one might call, collateral damage," said Takai. "We are very cognizant of the fact that we are not making friends nor allies among the average consumer with our attack. This is unfortunate... will the very people we seek to support not see what it is we are trying to achieve? In this case, many don't.

There has been a lot of hate spread throughout the internet and over forums that we are being reckless and simply punishing consumers more than Sony... Before you judge us, take the time to understand us."

Battlefield 3 and Pre Order

This is the game's official description.

"In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. As the first boots on the ground, players will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York. As a U.S. Marine in the field, periods of tension and anticipation are punctuated by moments of complete chaos. As bullets whiz by, as walls crumble, as explosions force players to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before."

I ‘m sold, and if that is not enough to make your palms go all sweaty and that nervous twitch you have to go into overdrive then check out the trailer:

Battlefield 3 Pre Order:

The following has been revealed for the Pre-order Battlefield 3

Expansion pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand

This themed multiplayer expansion pack includes four legendary maps from Battlefields Past (Wake Island, Strike at Karkand and Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula) boldly re-imagined with Frostbite™ 2 physics, destruction and visuals.

Classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles,

Map-specific rewards and of course - exclusive achievements and trophies.

Release date: Not Soon Enough......Expected around Fall 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Frugal Findings - 15th April 2011

This week we’re bringing you the best prices on some of the titles you may have missed out on over the last few years (if you’ve been living in a cave licking mould off of rocks) and some of the best pre order prices we’ve been able to find.

Dragon Age 2; Xbox 360 at Amazon UK£20.98/$34.33/23.76 Euro

The continuation of the bloody, sexy, sword and shield soap opera from Bioware, roll on number 3.

Red Dead Redemption; Xbox 360 at Gamestation£13.98/$22.88/15.83 Euro

Bargain with a capital “Barg,” as the days of the West draws its dying breath you take on the role of John Marston, a man just trying to survive at the hands of ever increasing government control.

Prince of Persia Trilogy; PS3 at Amazon UK£10.99/$17.98/12.45 Euro

The original was released in 1989 on the Apple II and was an instant classic, this pack includes The Warrior Within from 2004, Two Thrones from 2005 and last years The Forgotten Sands. 1989 eh? Yep, now I feel old…

The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings - Premium Edition (With Exclusive Pre-Order Bonus "Ultimate Magical Suit"); PC at£24.99/$40.87/28.28 Euro

One we’ve been looking forward to for a while, The Witcher 2 is due for release on 17th of May, check out the latest screen shots here.

Plants Vs Zombies; Nintendo DS at Amazon UK
£17.99/$29.42/20.35 Euro

Allowing you to combined horticulture and Undead slaying, now how many games can boast that? Due for release on 6th May.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Portal 2 - Sexy Boots trailer!

Must be nice to bounce around like Oprah's boobs... well now you can with some smart booties! Check out the vid below for some sexy footwear that will save you from a hundred foot drop. Paris Hilton should give it a go... without the boots...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I Knew Those Cartridges Would Come In Handy - SNES Handheld On Its Way

Here’s something to tickle the old nostalgia glad, Hyperkin are launching a handheld ,fully functioning Super Nintendo which will play all those cartridges you been hording away in the attic for years.

The company best know in the US for its Megadrive (Genesis) and NES retro products have released some of the Supaboy’s specs, which include; it weighs around 318 grams (11.2 ounces) with a pretty decent 3.5 inch LCD screen and a rechargeable battery with approximately a 5 and a half hour life. The Supaboy also has an A/V stereo-out which will plug into any TV and even a port for your original SNES controller.

Although there is no release date set for a PAL version of the machine, I’m sure this news had you jumping up and down shouting “I want one!” like a kid in a sweetshop, well so did we and we’ll be sure to bring you any further news as soon as we get it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DiRT 3 - Group B Rally Trailer

Many have tried and many have failed! The question is can Codemasters succeed with bringing back the Group B rally cars? With a release date of the Twenty Fourth of May looming we will not have to wait long to find out.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Call of Duty - Black Ops - Escalation is a Go!

**Update ** Screw the Rock - I can smell when a rumour is cooking true or false and this one had true tattooed on its ass from the start - Its official 'Escalation' for Black ops is a go!! Its coming on the 3rd of May to Xbox, so less than a month to wait. Major Nelson let the monkey out of the bag today (check here for that). He also revealed that it is going to be the usual rip off price of 1,200msp - Told ya it would be that too, didn't I, eh! So I recon I'll just wait for a sale or something cos I felt like a cheep used whore after buying the 'First Strike' pack- and buying 2 map packs for Call of Duty costs nearly the same as buyin a new game, dirty, greedy Activision... Grrr!

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Here we go again, another multi player map pack for Black Ops... the last one (First Strike) wasn't bad if a tad (allot) overpriced. The new second pack - 'Escalation' looks like it will have about four maps and a zombie mode level - Seize the Zoo - Take the Hotel - Secure the Convoy and Raid the Stockpile with the possible zombie one being - Survive Call of the Dead. So that's a fairly big map pack but it would be nice if they supported some single player action too... or even some co-op type thing, arg!

Its coming on May 3rd (2011) to Xbox and soon after for PS3 and PC. The price? Well no official word on that yet but I can bet its going to be at least 1200 msp - unless Activision have seen the error of their ways and decide to charge a fair price... actually they might charge 1600msp. Greedy fookers! We will update you with more on this when we get it... for free!