We Hunted - Sony Wireless Stereo Headset
Maybe it’s listening to zombies swarm you from the alley or perhaps it’s the hissing of the oncoming Chimera from Resistance 3. Either way, the best way to hear it, and the best way to tell your squad to move is the new Sony Wireless Stereo headset. This accessory for the PS3 features a USB transceiver which connects the headset to your console with relative ease.
Press the side of the headset and your good to go. The device has mute capability and also an extending microphone that lets you talk with online friends while battling the undead, the outer space or the robots gone amok. With a relative short charging time, the wireless stereo headset delivers bang for the buck, great sound and a new level for gaming. The two drawbacks are: hardcore stereo sound enthusiasts may find the surround sound level a bit sub-par and the $99 price tag can be a cost easily debated as unnecessary. The headset does mention the possibility of interfering with other wireless devices but no issues were encountered in its testing.
Can you hear us now?
We Hunted - God of War: Origins
Good god – God of War: Origins – Did We Need It?
Olympian gods, demi-gods and sex games, we’ve seen it all in Sony’s critically-acclaimed God of War series. The trilogy saw life on the PS2, the PS3 and further adventures on the PSP. Now, those recent handheld kill-filled epics of Kratos have been remastered and placed on the PS3. The question that is worthy of mythological proportions is: did we need God of War: Origins?
God of War: Origins (GoW:O) puts both God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta onto one disc for the PS3. GoW: Chains of Olympus has Kratos searching for the missing sun as darkness plunges across the land. While he continues his quest, the ghost of Sparta will do battle with the Persephone, the powers of the underworld and decide if he will stay in the afterlife with his long-lost daughter. GoW: Ghost of Sparta sees the demigod anti-hero continue his war against mythical beasts and monsters while suffering the most harrowing of family reunions.
Fans of the series will find Origins a worthwhile purchase. If gamers already have them on the PSP, it is debatable whether or not this disc needs to be added to their home repertoire.
The collection has remastered graphics and playability in high definition and 3D support viewing. The disc also has full PSN trophy support and bonus content including a new combat arena and Kratos skin. No matter what, these grouped myths of Kratos are worth telling…and playing.
QuickReview - Knights Contract
When a game lacks that certain something, it is hard to figure out what that something is. Knights Contract is one such game. Gamers jump into the role of Heinrich, a medieval executioner cursed with immortality for his part in punishing witches unjustly accused of evildoing. Heinrich must protect Gretchen, a reincarnated witch who is out to redeem her kind and foil an evil plan. The controls are lacking as Heinrich has the typical button mashing skills and yet cannot jump. The AI of the frail Gretchen is terrible as she constantly runs into danger while the immortal knight is unable to reach her. Boss fights are standard but the quick-time-event sequences are unforgiving and will require replaying from a truly accursed point in the fight. Throw in a muddy, flat story and witches whose spells must include breast implants and Knights Contract is one contract that needs breaking.
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Crackdown 2 - Could we use a super cop?
In today’s world, it seems that violence is at an all-time high. We constantly hear reports of crime, guns and psychos from the news, the net and from each other. And all the while, our prisons overflow and our judicial system seems inadequate.
With that being said, would a new level of law enforcement solve the problem? Would a new type of police officer be the answer?
This question has been asked and answered by sci-fi for decades. Ruffian’s new game Crackdown 2 is the latest concept of futuristic law enforcement as gamers take control of a one-man army who dishes out bullets, leaps from rooftops and hurls cars.
While it is (currently) only gaming sci-fi, would a super cop make our cities safer? Would gangs and thugs think twice about breaking the law if they feared the law would break them back? Or, as set as the original game’s twist, would these new super cops in turn become the larger gang of all?
Press Rewind - Brutal Legend
In Press Rewind, we take a look back at games that people may have missed in the shadows of Halo, Mass Effect and God of War. We too at GameHunter find ourselves going “This is a great game…We missed this???”
Today’s Press Rewind is Brutal Legend. A great game that gained its footing in the video game world due to the voice work of actor/musician Jack Black, Brutal Legend is a fun tongue-in-cheek run through a medieval world of heavy-metal/rock nods and honest adventure. By now, Brutal Legend has been marked down and can be found used at a great deal. Set aside the time and the headbangin’ albums for a good ride through metal spiders, big-haired villains and bodacious babes.
We Hunted - Army of Two: 40th Day
We Hunted - Army of Two: 40th Day
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PS3 - More difficult to network than the Xbox - Is hassle the price to pay?
Having networked a PS3, I can now say that it has been the most difficult piece of network equipment I have experienced. I’ve done servers, switches, hubs, routers and more and none have ever been as surprisingly difficult as Sony’s nextgen console.
After some DNS modifications, router programming and DMZ creation, the PS3 is now online and functional. Yet even still, its speed is nowhere near the XBox 360’s. By comparison, Microsoft’s console is lightning fast and light years ahead.
Some online have posed the question: Is the network’s speed of the PS3 the price to pay for its network being free? No Gold memberships, no expensive packages, the Sony PS3 is (for the most part) wide open and accessible to all who sign up.
But it’s hard to reach and slow once you’re there. Or is it just me?
What are your thoughts, gamers?