Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Square-Enix Gets Punctual

Everybody knows that Square-Enix only takes forever and a day to release new installments in their most popular franchises, (i.e. Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts) and are even more infamous for taking even longer to release their games overseas, usually spanning to around 4 months. But the Big Boss over at SE, Yoichi Wada, recently made a statement in which he promised that SE will release future games more swiftly to Western territories. This news, of course, I immediately correlated to Kingdom Hearts. The newest game in the series "Birth by Sleep", which is being released one the PSP, is due in Japan in early January; thus leaving me to dread over wen I'll get my own copy. I would think maybe May or even June but with this news if were lucky we could be looking at a March or even February release if the gods of gaming are fondly looking down on us!

So here's to wishful thinking.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Facebook Coming to the PS3!

Now, I know pretty much every device known to man has some form of Twitter or Facebook connectivity; like just a bit ago the 360 got a Facebook page for crazy social shenanigans. The PS3 will be receiving Facebook integration in the next system update, which is said to arrive soon. Unfortunately, unlike the 360 version, it won't have limited features from the site to actually communicate with your friends but will only have settings to connect certain aspects of your PSN account with your FB account. So now you can let your friends know that you just got the Platinum trophy for BioShock and find out how much time your anti-social gamer friends put into their system. It will be an enlightening experience.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sweet, Sweet Justice

After several months of tedious death and worrying about precise execution, I have finally gotten all the Trophies on BioShock and thus have also received the Platinum Trophy. I now never have to look at that game ever again during any point in my life, and it feels good. Now, don't get me wrong. I friggin' love BioShock, but after a while games like that, with dark atmospheres and such, begin to get to you and you just wanna lock it up in a prison cell so it can't hurt you anymore. Now, I am done forever, which was quite a feat. Technically, I haven't really squeezed out all the juices the game has to offer. There are still some downloadable challenge rooms for 10 bucks that don't count towards the story or the platinum trophy. Honestly, I don't even think I have it in me after what I just went through.

Now I'm gonna go platinum R&C: A Crack In Time, which has proven itself to be a lot less bearing than BioShock.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Instant Streaming In Style

The instant streaming disc for Netflix on the PS3 finally came in. Now I can finish watching that season of Heroes from the comfort of my bed, which I was able to do before but now it's bigger! Unfortunately, for the time being, I have to put the disc in the PS3 every time I want to watch something. It isn't really a hassle, but little things like that just bug me. Soon enough I can just hop onto the PS Store and go to the Netflix section. Then I will be complete.