Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Last Of Us: Left Behind DLC Review

So following on from the great success of The Last Of Us, Naughty Dog continue to do what they do best and release another masterpiece for us gamers.

Recently released, the downloadable content of "Left Behind" adds to The Last Of Us;

  It recounts how Joel was impaled during the pairs escape from the University of Eastern Colorado. Ellie takes Joel to a nearby mall and administers some temporary first aid. Venturing further into the mall to search for supplies, Ellie locates a military medical helicopter that crashed through the roof. Sneaking past numerous infected, and discovering the fates of the helicopter's crew, Ellie is able to locate a medical kit in the crashed ship with supplies to treat Joel's wound. As she makes her way back to Joel, she discovers the bandits from the university have tracked them to the mall. Outnumbered, Ellie uses the surrounding environment to pit the bandits and infected against each other. As Ellie reaches her destination she is ambushed by bandits and infected, but manages to defeat both groups.

During Ellie's journey through the mall, the game periodically flashes back to three weeks before the main story. Ellie is awoken at her boarding school by her best friend Riley, whom Ellie has not seen for six weeks. Riley reveals that she has become a Firefly, and convinces Ellie to sneak away with her to a nearby abandoned mall to catch up. As they explore the mall and stores, Ellie questions why Riley returned. Eventually, Riley admits that she is being deployed to another city by the Fireflies, and against orders, wanted to say goodbye to Ellie. After the two exchange some harsh words, Riley suggests they play a game with water guns and dance to some music in a nearby store. Ellie begs Riley to stay, causing Riley to discard her dog-tags before the two kiss. They are interrupted when infected appear, forcing them to flee. Racing through the mall, they attempt to escape by climbing some scaffolding. The structure collapses as Ellie is climbing, dropping her back into the mall. Riley climbs back down after her and after a struggle the pair manage to kill the infected, but not before both have been bitten. Distraught over their fate, Riley comforts Ellie and suggests they fight the infection rather than give into fear and commit suicide.

After playing both The Last Of Us and its latest DLC, I can't help but connect with the characters and story line that Naughty Dog bring to our homes. Such amazing graphics that we always expect from Naughty Dog do not disappoint as they match and even over shadow games on the next gen PS4.

Enjoy The Last Of Us?

Do not miss out on the great DLC that is:

Left Behind

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Game Incoming: Thief Preview

So another month brings another new game to add to your collection.
28th February brings to your living room the latest addition of the stealth adventure.

Coming to both Xbox and PlayStation (360, XboxOne, PS3, PS4) and PC.

Square Enix delivers to you:


So, What is Thief?

Thief is set in a dark fantasy world inspired by Victorian and steampunk aesthetics. Garrett, a master thief who has been away from his hometown for a long time, returns to it, a city named 'The City', and finds it ruled over by a tyrant called 'The Baron'. While The City is infested by a plague, the rich continue to live in good fortune, and Garrett intends to exploit the situation to his favour.

Players control Garrett, a master thief, as he intends to steal from the rich. Similar to previous games in the series, players must use stealth in order to overcome challenges, while violence is left as a minimally effective last resort.

Thief is a single player game that is choice driven.

(Scenes from Thief)

Will you be getting a copy of Thief  to add to your collection?

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Announcement: PlayStation Now

The latest announcement from Sony brings something new and exciting to the PlayStation family.

So, What is PlayStation Now?

PlayStation Now is a Gaikai-based video game streaming service used to provide PlayStation gaming content to mobile devices, televisions, PlayStation 3PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 4. PlayStation Now (PS Now) was announced on 7 January 2014 at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show. At CES, Sony presented demos of The Last of UsGod of War: AscensionPuppeteer and Beyond: Two Souls, playable through PS Now on Bravia TVs and Vitas

The service will allow users to pay for access to a selection of original PlayStationPlayStation 2, and PlayStation3 titles on either a per-game basis or via a subscription. There are plans to offer PS4 titles in the future. Non-PlayStation device will need a DualShock 3 controller for the service, as Sony believes that the games have been designed and best played with the DualShock interface in mind, while PlayStation based devices (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4) can use their respective native game controller. Sony also recommends that players have a 5 Mbps internet connection to achieve what they consider "good performance"

So, who wouldn't want their favourite PlayStation classics available again?

How about these:

PlayStation 1 Classic

Crash Bandicoot

PlayStation 1 Classic


PlayStation 1 Classic

Abes Oddysee

Are you looking forward to PlayStation now?

Sunday, 2 February 2014

PS Vita Slim

So, the latest news from Sony;
 the PlayStation Vita Slim release announced for UK to be the 7th Feb!

The PS Vita hasn't been as popular as Sony would have liked but with the release of the PS4 and the new features and bond they bring together it's fast becoming a hot seller for Sony.

So Sony have announced a new model that is now coming to the UK also;

PlayStation Vita Slim

Want Specs?
So the PS Vita Slim is 15 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner than the original PS Vita (183.6 x 85.1 x 15mm and 219g), but that's not where the changed stop. Sony has also swapped the OLED screen for a lower grade LCD panel.
The PS Vita Slim has 1GB of internal storage meaning that games can be played without the need for a Memory Card like its predecessor. Sony touts a battery life of up to six hours gaming time for the PS Vita Slim which is more than the original.
If you're in the UK, you'll be able to get hold of the Wi-Fi model of the PS Vita Slim. Those wanting 3G data will have to opt for the original PS Vita.
In terms of other specs, the PS Vita Slim is the same as the original. It's got a quad-core Cortex A9 processor, 512MB of RAM, 128MB of VRAM and a screen has a resolution of 960 x 540.There's also front and rear cameras, stereo speakers and a microphone.
(Size difference of Vita to Vita Slim)

The PS Vita Slim will only be available in black from UK launch with more colours expected later in it's life.

Will you be getting the new model?

Official PlayStation Magazine

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