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playCAST Episode Eight: E3 2011 Special

All the major E3 2011 press conferences have occurred, and it’s time for your boys at playWISE to editorialize and grade how each company did. Spoiler: Ubisoft blew us away, and their conference should be used as a template for all following press conferences until the end of time — Mr. Caffeine FTW!  The show line-up is as follows:

  • 01:07 — EA presser shows off “Mass Effect”
  • 07:33 — Ubisoft presser with Mr. Caffeine
  • 11:38 — Microsoft presser with our thoughts and grades
  • 37:17 — Sony press conference with our thoughts and grades
  • 51:12 — Nintendo press conference with our thoughts and grades
Music Credit: Andrew Wade

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Sony e3 2011 conference recap: Vita, new Move games and more!

sonye311conf-playwisegaming.comSony’s E3 2011 press conference has come and gone, but never fear playWISE is here. Our liveblog below contains all of Sony’s announcements on the NGP, PS3 and more. If you want to see the entire conference for yourself, you can watch it on Gamespot.

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The playWISE portal to E3 2011

UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Nintendo press conference HERE
UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Sony press conference HERE
UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Microsoft press conference HERE

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E3 2011 starts tomorrow, June 6, and there is a 100 percent chance that tons of videogame news will come from its tech-laden announcements. While we can say with certainty that not every single piece of E3 news will appear on playWISE, we can at least claim that all the best information from E3 might make an appearance — we don’t exactly get paid for this, so cut us some slack.

However, we know for sure that we’ll be able to liveblog the three major conferences. Below, you’ll find the conference schedules, links to our liveblogging pages with their corresponding RSS feeds, and links to the live broadcasts. Let the game announcements begin!

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E3 2011 predictions and dreams: Sony

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Sony hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to its recent press conferences. The company is going to need to showcase more than just numbers if they want to overshadow the major console announcement Nintendo has and beat the odds after its recent PSN debacle. Keep reading to see what playWISE thinks will, should and won’t happen at Sony’s E3 2011 press conference.

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E3 liveblog for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo conferences and two podcasts

E32011 - playwisegaming.complayWISE does E3 2011 in style

E3 2011 is just around the corner, and playWISE will be bringing you all the action. We’ll be liveblogging Microsoft’s press conference on June 6 at 12:30 p.m. EST, Sony’s on June 6 at 8 p.m., and Nintendo’s on June 7 at 11:30 a.m.

We’ll also be posting two podcasts to discuss our thoughts on the major press conferences and touch on the smaller ones that we’re not liveblogging.

Stay tuned to playWISE for the best E3 2011 coverage you’ll find on the whole-wide Internet.


The quick skinny: May 22-28 in videogames

quickskinny2-playwisegaming.comHave you been lazing about all week, ignoring the latest gaming news? We knew it! Well, this one’s for all you lazybones.

May 23:

Sony loses $173 million to hacks

  • Sony revised their projected earnings for the fiscal year to reflect a $173 million loss caused by the PlayStation Network hack.

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playCAST Episode Seven: Kill Osama for yourself

PlayCAST is back after a brief hiatus. We get a little political in this edition, albeit rather briefly.  The show line-up is as follows:

  • 00:45 — 3DS impressions and headaches
  • 05:14 — Wii 2 speculation and rumors
  • 16:22 — PSN down along with SOE
  • 24:17 — The Witcher 2 excitement
  • 29:36 — Mass Effect 3 details,  novels, comic books, DLC and more
  • 46:00 — Crysis 2 thoughts and lack of servers
  • 53:46 — Portal 2 thoughts on singleplayer, co-op and “sequel-ness”
  • 64:22 — Osama bin Laden’s effect on games, and how you too can kill him
Music Credit: Andrew Wade

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Sony offers free services but announces yet another hack attack [Update]

Kaz Hack - playwisegaming.comSony will be reinstating a limited number of PlayStation Network services within the next week and offering free PlayStation Plus subscriptions to users affected by their recent hacker-induced loss of service, Sony announced in a press release.

However, earlier this morning, Sony announced that the Sony Online Entertainment branch of their Internet services was also hacked, causing the release of 24.6 million additional users’ information and more than 12,700 credit cards. “EverQuest,” “Free Realms,” “DC Universe Online,” several Facebook games and other online titles are all currently unplayable due to this attack.

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PlayStation Network down for the next two days

If you’ve turned on your PlayStation 3 recently, you may have noticed the inability to access any features of the PlayStation Network.

Official word from Sony’s blog is that the outage, which is affecting North American, Australian and Asian regions, may last for about two days.

There has been speculation that hacker group “Anonymous” had a hand in this outage due to a previous attacks on Sony’s services. However, a member of the group claimed that “Anonymous” has no connection to the outages.

“ATTENTION: For everyone coming here complaining about the PSN or inquiring about it, We Do Not Know What Happened,” a member wrote on the group’s Facebook wall. “This is not the work of Anonymous.”

So, kiss those dreams of “Portal 2” online co-op goodbye as you stare at the 80710A06 error mocking you from your television screen.

UPDATE: There is still no official word on when the service will be running again. However, the Sony blog now states that an “external intrusion” was the cause of these outages. Who or what caused the attacks is still unknown at this point. This may be a good time to play a few single-player games.


playVIEWS — Game tester says he does have “real” job

Obliterating hordes of goblins with mana bombs, spike blockades and lightning towers is serious business.

Just ask Marc Singer, 21-year-old quality assurance lead for Gainesville, Fla., game studio Trendy Entertainment. He’s currently working 60 hours a week to squash the bugs and iron out the glitches in Trendy’s latest title, “Dungeon Defenders,” through a process known as playtesting.

It’s Singer’s job to play videogames and report to the development team any problems he finds, but he initially had a hard time convincing his parents that he had an actual job at all.

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Sony officially reveals PlayStation Phone as Xperia Play

Xperia Play - playwisegaming.comAfter months of leaked images and videos, Sony has finally officially revealed their PlayStation Phone with its real title of Xperia Play.

A strange commercial for the device was aired during the Super Bowl on Feb. 6 giving very little information about the phone other than its existence. You can check out the horrifically creepy teaser below.

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A reason to buy PlayStation Plus? Free download of Stacking and exclusive Killzone 3 demo

PlayStation Plus subscribers will be receiving the brand new downloadable adventure game, “Stacking,” as well as an exclusive single-player “Killzone 3” demo for free on Feb. 8.

While the “Killzone 3” demo is nice, the free download of “Stacking” is a promising addition to the discouragingly low amount of free, quality content that PlayStation Plus subscribers are entitled to.

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playBACK episode three — NGP/PSP2, 3DS, 2010 sales slump, Portal 2, GDC, L.A. Noire

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PSP2 blowout: All the info on Sony’s Next Generation Portable

PSP2-NGP12 - playwisegaming.comSony officially announced the successor to the PlayStation Portable at a Japanese press conference today. The device, which is codenamed Next Generation Portable or NGP, has no official release date other than holiday 2011 and no set price point.

However, there are plenty of other details including the hardware specifications, a new interface and several games.

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PSP2 reveal on Thursday, may have 3G support

psp2 - playwisegaming.comJapanese newspaper Nikkei is reporting, according to Andriasang, that the next generation PlayStation Portable is slated to be revealed at a Sony press conference this Thursday, January 27.

The console, currently dubbed the PSP2, reportedly features 3G support, enabling players to download games and movies as well as software while players aren’t around wi-fi.  It will also have a larger OLED touch screen and a new processor to handle updated and high-resolution graphics.

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Portal 2 for PS3 will include cross-platform play

portal2 - playwisegaming.comYou have an awesome gaming PC, but your best friend has a PlayStation3.  Will you be able to play “Portal 2” together?  Yes, you will.  According to IGN, developer Valve has confirmed cross-platform play will be available on the PS3 version of the game.

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Gran Turismo 5 video review

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playWISE’s most anticipated games of 2011

Most anticipated 2011 - playwisegaming.comIn order to celebrate this year in gaming, playWISE has featured several articles for the last few weeks detailing the most memorable games of the year. We’ve talked about our biggest disappointments, the best hidden gems and gave our picks for personal favorite games of the year.

Alas, 2010 has come to an end after the release of quite a few solid games, and it’s time to see if 2011 can conquer it. Read onward to find out what titles we’re looking forward to the most in the coming year.

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As Playstation phone video leaks, what do we know about PlayStation’s next-gen portables?

Rumors and a few photos are all the industry has had to go on for the currently in-development PlayStation phone, but this weekend a new and crystal-clear video of the mobile device surfaced, fueling yet more speculation.  According to Engaget, who broke the news on Saturday, the Sony Ericcson brand phone is currently codenamed Zeus Z1.

What can be seen in the video is clearly a mobile phone with a touch screen and a slide-out control surface.  It has a similar look to the PSPgo, PlayStation’s most recently released portable device.  The video also shows what appear to be apps for the phone, one of which is labelled “PlayStation.”

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