- 27th February 2012 at 09:28AM
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The Review Team is hard at work posting reviews for all the latest major games that were released this February. As the month comes to an end we say hello to more and more top-notch quality reviews to look up to for games that peak our interest. This time out Shemhazat has taken the time to give his take on the newly released Twisted Metal for the Playstation 3. How well did the developers do at bringing the old brutal car action for the first time for the PS3? Find out by following the link and reading the review.
Twisted Metal Review by: Shemhazat
- 26th February 2012 at 06:42PM
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In Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, players get to fill the shoes of legendary characters from both the Marvel and Capcom Universes, and now you can do so in the palm of your hand. Developed and published by Capcom, the game features online and local multiplayer, touchscreen functionality, NEAR and everything you would find in the PlayStation 3 experience. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was released with the PS Vita on February 22nd, 2012.
Obtain all Trophies.
Waiting for the Trade
View all endings in Arcade mode.
The Best There Is
Beat Arcade mode on the hardest difficulty.
Saving My Quarters
Beat Arcade mode without using any continues.
The Points Do Matter
Earn 400,000 points in Arcade mode.
Earn 500,000 points in Arcade mode.
Clear 120 missions in Mission mode.
Up To The Challenge
Clear 240 missions in Mission mode.
Master of Tasks
Clear 480 missions in Mission mode.
Above Average Joe
Land a Viewtiful Combo. (Arcade/online only)
Land an Uncanny Combo. (Arcade/online only)
Use 1,000 Hyper Combo Gauge bars. (Arcade/online only)
Block 100 times. (Arcade/Online only)
Perform 100 Advancing Guards. (Arcade/Online only)
A Friend in Need
Perform 100 Crossover Assists. (Arcade/Online only)
Land 50 First Attacks. (Arcade/Online only)
Perform 50 Snap Backs. (Arcade/Online only)
Perform 50 Crossover Counters. (Arcade/Online only)
Use X-Factor 50 times. (Arcade/Online only)
Land 50 Team Aerial Combos. (Arcade/Online only)
Land 30 Team Aerial Counters. (Arcade/Online only)
Big Bang Theory
Perform 30 Hyper Combo Finishes. (Arcade/online only)
Perform 30 Crossover Combination Finishes. (Arcade/online only)
Play in Offline Mode for over 5 hours.
Training in Isolation
Play in Offline Mode for over 30 hours.
Play in Online Mode for over 5 hours.
Play in Online Mode for over 30 hours.
Brave New World
Participate in any mode online.
Participate in 100 matches online.
Participate in 200 matches online.
Forged From Steel
Participate in 300 matches online.
Battle against all characters online.
Win without calling your partners or switching out in an online match.
Need a Healing Factor
Win without blocking in an online match.
Surpass the rank of Fighter.
Surpass the 6th rank of any class.
Win 10 battles in Ranked Match.
Win 50 battles in Ranked Match.
Win 100 battles in Ranked Match.
Get a 5-game win streak in Ranked Match.
Participate in an 8 player Lobby online.
Collect 100 titles.
A Warrior Born
Earn 5,000 Player Points (PP).
Devil with a Blue Coat
Earn 30,000 Player Points (PP).
Earn 100,000 Player Points (PP).
Unlock all items in the Gallery.
Passport to Beatdown Country
Fight in all of the stages.
- 26th February 2012 at 02:29PM
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Developer Reverge Labs will be releasing the Skull Girls fighting game that will include a story mode, arcade mode, practice rooms, tutorial rooms, ranked and unranked online play and custom soundtracks. The game will also contain four PS3 exclusive trophies for PS3 gamers only. The game is due to be released sometime towards the end of March 2012 for the Playstation Network.
Threads of Fate
Follow all threads of fate to their inevitable conclusions
Graduation day has arrived at last! Mrs. Victoria’s so proud of you.
Words are fun - expand your vocabulary.
An Ensemble Cast
There may be no I in “team,” but there is in “variety.”
Instant Hair Dash
Let your parasite feel the wind between his tendrils.
Real Circus Damage
And now, for the main attraction... Grappling!
The Kitchen Sink
Throw everything at them, including...
Good Hunting, Commander
A good commander knows how to wield her forces effectively.
Getting A Head In the Game
Sometimes you just need to relax and take the weight off your shoulders.
My Pain Will Be Visited Upon You
Sometimes you can take it, and sometimes you just want to lash out.
Medical Board Will Be Notified
Your opponents aren’t the only ones under the knife.
Toil and Trouble
A sesquidecemvir of seven simulacra synergizing simultaneously.
Breaking the Cycle
Retaliate against repetition.
Call the Wardrobe Department
Make dozens of costume changes.
World Warrior Princess
Wander the world... unintentionally.
You got a present!
- 26th February 2012 at 04:20AM
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Rayman Origins is an side-scrolling platformer by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. The Vita's version will feature cool abilities like being able to play while zoomed in. Also a new "Ghost Mode" that will allow players to race their friends in speed runs. If anyone has been looking for a great platformer for their PS Vita to play on the go, then Rayman Origins is definitely for them. The trophies are slightly different to the PS3 version if you look close enough. The game was released 22nd February 2012 for the PS Vita.
Won ALL trophies in the game! SICK!
Head Nymph Betilla is Free!
Holly Luya, the Music Nymph is Free!
Feed the Fairy!
Edith Up, the Gourmet Fairy is Free!
Annetta Fish, the Ocean Nymph is Free!
Helena Handbasket, the Mountain Nymph is Free!
You found 10 hidden cages.
You found 25 hidden cages.
Dr. Lividstone, I presume?
You found ALL hidden cages.
Earned 5 speed trophies!
Earned 15 speed trophies!
Earned ALL speed trophies!
Completed 10 Medallions.
Completed 25 Medallions.
Completed ALL Medallions.
Earned 1 Skull Tooth.
Earned 5 Skull Teeth.
Earned ALL Skull Teeth.
Chain-Bubblized 4 Enemies.
Replayed any completed map.
Completed a level without taking a hit!
Inhaled 50 things on Moskito-back.
Saved ALL Darktooned Wizards in 'Port 'O Panic'.
Played an Unlocked Character in any map.
One hour of flight time!
Crushed 50 Enemies.
Simultaneously crushed 4 enemies.
Sprinted a Marathon!
Swam a Marathon!
Kung Fu Combo!
Perform a swipe-to-air Kick Combo!
Sprinted for an Entire Level!
Boing! Boing! Boing!
Bounce-Bubblized 11 Enemies without landing in 'Polar Pursuit!'
Beat the Giant Eel within 60 Seconds in 'Aim for the Eel.'
Survived a Piranha Pond without a scratch!
Back At You!
You Bubblized a Hunter with his own live missile!
You found 30 Relics.
You found all Relics.
Bubble Wrap Maniac!
Popped 100 Item Bubbles with tap.
Popped 50 Enemy Bubbles with tap.
- 26th February 2012 at 03:14AM
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Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational game offers a completely new way to play golf. The over-the-top golf franchise is back with loads of PlayStation Vita system features. The game features challenge mode with friends or bitter rivals and the new PlayStation Vita system specific functions enable you to better prepare each shot from tee to green. This game was released on 22nd February 2012 for the PS Vita.
All our thanks to Hot Shots Golfers!
Get every trophy
Hit a drive over 350 yards in an official round
Sink a putt over 45 ft long in an official round
Skip the ball across water three or more times in a row in an official round
My First Chip-In
Perform a chip-in in an official round
My First Birdie
Score a birdie in an official round
Score an eagle in an official round
It’s a Miracle!
Score a double eagle in an official round
Go for the Ace!
Score a hole-in-one in an official round
Perform a rising shot in an official round
Perform a spiral shot in an official round
Chaser of the Flame
Perform a homing shot in an official round
Enter a Daily Int’l Tournament and complete the round
Purchase a costume
Purchase a Lv3 club or ball
Purchase all Lv3 versions of clubs and balls
Raise one character’s loyalty to max
I Love Everybody
Raise all characters’ loyalty to max
Gain membership to every course
Purchase every Music track
Purchase every type of ball and club
Purchase every piece of concept art
Purchase every item in the shop
Collect every star in Challenge Mode
King of Kings
Collect every crown in Challenge Mode
Lobby Character Part Collector
Collect over 50% of the normal parts
Lobby Character Part Lover
Collect over 50% of the special parts
Lobby Character Part Maniac
Collect over 50% of the deluxe parts
- 25th February 2012 at 05:17PM
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Our fantastic trophy guide writers have finished trophy guides for the following guides: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Saints Row: The Third - Gangstas in Space DLC, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Gotham City Imposters, Band Hero and many more. For a complete list of trophy guides or to sign up to write a guide, head over to the trophy guide page.
- 25th February 2012 at 06:58AM
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EA/BioWare are releasing Mass Effect 3 - From Ashes DLC with the games launch. The DLC contains a new squad mate, an adventure on Eden Prime, a new weapon, and an alternative costume for all the playable characters. This will be available to purchase on 6th of March, 2012 in NA for $10 and the 9th of March in EU. Or if you have The Collector's Edition, you get it free.
Find all required intel to help Eden Prime's colonists.
Learn more about the Prothean Empire.
- 25th February 2012 at 06:22AM
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The Reapers are back, and this time, their hitting home. In EA's Mass Effect 3, you take control of Commander Shepard for an epic finally to developer BioWare's trilogy. The game features a whole new co-op online multiplayer game mode, as well as improvements on the combat and cover systems. Mass Effects 3 is due for release on the 6th of March, 2012 in NA and the 9th of March in EU
Acquire all trophies.
Return to active duty.
Bringer of War
Chase down an assassin.
Bring a veteran officer aboard.
Destroy an Atlas dropped from orbit.
Explore a lost city.
Survive the swarm.
Sabotage a dreadnought.
Call down an orbital strike.
Disable a group of fighter squadrons.
Win a political stand-off.
Extract ancient technology.
Defeat an old adversary.
Send a warning across the galaxy.
Discover an enemy's monstrous origin.
Stop a Cerberus kidnapping.
Evacuate a scientific facility.
Make the final assault.
Visit a store in the single-player campaign.
Master and Commander
Deliver most of the Galaxy at War assets to the final conflict.
Lost and Found
Dispatch 10 probes to retrieve people or resources in Reaper territory.
Long Service Medal
Complete Mass Effect 3 twice, or once with a Mass Effect 2 import.
Finish the game on Insanity without changing difficulty after leaving Earth.
A Personal Touch
Modify a weapon.
Establish or rekindle a romantic relationship.
Perform any combination of 50 biotic combos or tech bursts.
Evolve any of your powers to rank 6.
Kill 250 enemies.
Kill 1,000 enemies.
Kill 5,000 enemies.
Kill 100 enemies with melee attacks.
Escape a Reaper in the galaxy map.
Attain the highest level of readiness in each theater of war.
Overload the shields of 100 enemies.
Lift 100 enemies off the ground with powers.
Set 100 enemies on fire with powers.
Eye of the Hurricane
Kill a brute while it's charging you.
Kill 10 guardians with headshots from the front while their shields are raised.
Hijack an Atlas mech.
Defeat a Harvester.
Start a character in multiplayer or customize a character in single-player.
Tour of Duty
Finish all multiplayer maps or all N7 missions in single-player.
Obtain two non-customizable suits of armor.
Complete one multiplayer match or two N7 missions.
Complete three multiplayer matches or five N7 missions.
Upgrade any weapon to level 10.
Reach level 15 in multiplayer or level 50 in single-player.
Reach level 20 in multiplayer or level 60 in single-player.
Promote a multiplayer character to the Galaxy at War or import an ME3 character.
Finish all multiplayer maps on Gold or all single-player missions on Insanity.
- 24th February 2012 at 07:01PM
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Developers Beenox have just announced that the new The Amazing Spiderman game will be released this summer. The new trailer shows the reimagined version of Rhino who battles it out against your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The game is due to be released on 26th June 2012 in North America and 29th June in Europe.
This free-roaming game, set in Manhattan, sees the return of side missions, challenges, and mini-games, as well as an all new Web Rush mechanic giving players "real-time navigational and combat choices" that can be triggered on the fly.
Below is an interview on Rhino with the game’s producer.
At first glance, Rhino seems like nothing more than an angry, mindless cross of rhinoceros and human DNA, bent on mowing over anything or anyone stupid enough to stand in his way. His mere appearance is known to scare many into believing that Rhino and all cross-species are abominations that must be destroyed. Yet, the few who have looked into his eyes (and survived) have reported their surprise in sensing a degree of humanity there. Almost a sadness.
Unlike all of the other cross-species, which were created after Curt Connors terrorized the city as the Lizard, Rhino was the result of a pet project belonging to a corrupt Oscorp executive with access to Connors’ research. Abusing this access, he applied this top-secret knowledge to black-market dealings.
Without the knowledge or consent of his superiors at Oscorp, the executive forcefully enlisted the help of Dr. Michael Morbius, threatening to end the reclusive biochemist’s career if he refused to help. Morbius reluctantly complied, applying the rhinoceros DNA with which the executive supplied him to a cross-species serum similar in nature to Connors’ own for the Lizard.
The next step was to test the serum, and the executive’s underworld clients were all too happy to provide his oblivious human test subject: a low-level thug named Aleksei Sytsevich. If it worked, the mafia would have a new weapon on its hands; if not…no great loss.
After an excruciatingly painful transformation, Sytsevich was now a hybrid of man and rhinoceros, ready to tear apart anything in his path – the executive’s clients would be pleased. That is, if they are ever to receive their investment…
Background – Developer Q&A with Stephane Gravel, Producer, Beenox and Chris Baker, Interactive Manager, Marvel
How is Rhino different in the video game than the comic books?
Stephane: We really wanted to maintain the spirit of the film in all of the characters we worked on with Marvel for the video game. We also wanted to make sure to incorporate the core traits of his comic book character as well, which resulted in Rhino’s intriguing and complex origin. This has also allowed us to create the most animalistic and ferocious version of Rhino ever!
Chris: I think the team has done a great job of creating a “movie Rhino” without completely alienating his comic book roots. While he may not be a guy in a big rhinoceros suit like he is in the comics, we do still retain elements such as the character Aleksei Sytsevich and his ties to the Russian mafia. He’s also not entirely bright.
Why did you decide to go with a different version of the character?
Stephane: In the spirit of the film, the game is taking a new look at Spidey’s origins, including his nemeses. Building upon our main storyline, his creation is based on a genetic experiment, which also ties to the overall story arc of the game.
Chris: It’s very important to root things in the film universe, where the rules are a little bit different, but extra care has been taken to honor the comic book source material as well. I’m not sure how in depth I can get without giving away things about the movie itself, but rest assured that in addition to including the science behind how the Lizard came to be, you pretty much have to involve Oscorp in the mix – and heavily!
What more can you tell us about Rhino?
Stephane: He is a hybrid; part rhinoceros, part human. He used to be a human being, but he can’t be considered human anymore. He is driven by animalistic impulses and feelings of fear and sadness – in his current state, he’s extremely unpredictable.
Chris: It’s also notable that Rhino is the only cross-species experiment outside of the Lizard himself who was first a human being. Our fiction in the game states that even though Oscorp has continued Connors’ cross-species research, the company isn’t so corrupt as to continue experimenting on human beings – so any other cross-species enemies Spidey might come across were an animal first, crossed with human DNA. In fact, only those directly involved in the experiment on Sytsevich know that Rhino was human first – for the sake of his own reputation, Michael Morbius, who was forced to create Rhino against his will, has told everyone at Oscorp that the beast was a rhinoceros crossed with human DNA.
What are Rhino’s motivations?
Stephane: Rhino isn’t on a mission here. He wasn’t hired or out for Spider-Man’s blood. He’s escaped from Oscorp and is only looking to survive. He has been rampaging the streets of New York ever since.
Chris: And I would add that Rhino’s rampaging is also rooted deeply in sheer frustration. You have to realize, his brain was turned to such mush through the experiment that anything resembling intelligent thought simply escapes him – but at the same time, he possesses some semblance of the concept of intelligent thought because he did indeed live it as Sytsevich. He knows it’s a cool thing to have.
This is the best analogy I can make for Rhino’s current thought process, and why it leads to such frustration: You know those times in everyday life when you open your closet door to get some random trinket, but you forget what you wanted out of there in the first place? It’s pretty frustrating until you remember what you’re after a second or two later. Now, imagine that feeling, but it never ends. That’s what Rhino’s experiencing. And the “random trinket” he’s looking for is his identity and what it’s like to think like a human being. Wouldn’t that make you want to go on a rampage?
What is new and exciting about this Rhino?
Stephane: Rhino is one of the most recognizable villains of Spidey’s infamous rogues gallery. We’ve taken a fresh approach to Rhino, inspired by the tone of the movie. His origin is more grounded, more realistic. He’s a grittier, more animalistic and more visceral version of Rhino, his thoughts complicated by a vague sense of who he used to be and overwhelming feelings of fear and sorrow.
Chris: I’m definitely excited about how this new approach manages to honor both the new movie’s universe and the character’s comic book roots. But honestly, the most exciting thing is his appearance, and Beenox has simply created the most fearsome-looking interpretation of Rhino I’ve ever seen. When it comes to character design, these guys really excel.
Comic Book Stats
Universe: Marvel Universe
Real name: Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich
Identity: known to legal authorities by fake U.S. identity
Place of birth: unrevealed
First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #41 (1966)
Occupation: professional criminal
Source: Game Zone.
Source: Gaming Age.
- 24th February 2012 at 06:07PM
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The PlayStation Network will be down from Thursday, March 1st until Friday, March 2nd, as Sony's online network has scheduled maintenance. The downtime will begin at 4pm on Thursday will last until 7am on Friday making unavailable for users to sign in and making PS Home inaccessible.
During the maintenance period, the following services will be affected:
- PS Store (PC and Console)
- Customer Account Management
- PS Home
Users who are already signed into their account on PlayStation Network before the start of the maintenance will not be able to stay signed in to their online session and will be signed out at the start of the downtime period.
Source: EU PSN.