Thursday, 8 October 2009

[Blog] PS3 appears on BBC's Watchdog

I've had quite a few members of the public approaching me at work in regards to a recent episode of Watchdog that was aired on BBC a couple of weeks ago.

For those un-aware BBC's Watchdog aired an investigation about the 'Yellow Light of Death' (the standby light flickers a yellow colour, telling the user their is a fault) that can sometimes occur on Playstation 3s. According to the BBCs research, 12,500 PS3s have had the yellow light of death. This figure is believed to be drawn from Sony's own figures that state 0.5% of the 2.5 million PS3s sold in the UK have developed a fault. As part of the programme, they offered members of the public a free repair service (2 guys, in a van, outside Sony's UK Head Office). The main point of all this is that outside of the consoles normal one year warranty, if you want your console fixed, you'll need to shell out some cash to Sony to get it fixed.

Monday, 5 October 2009

[Game News] Sparkster is Returning!

Awesome, Amazing, Brilliant, Superb!

What's made me so happy? Konami are bringing one of my favourite (not to mention under-rated) retro gaming characters to the 360, PS3 and PC. That everyone, is the Rocket Knight called Sparkster

It's a new game, devolped by Climax Studios (responsible for Silent Hil Origins), a 2.5d platform game, which is being released on Xbox Live Arcade, the Playstation Network and on PC via Steam.

Axel returns as Sparkster's nemesis and is set 15 years after the last Rocket Knight Adventures game. Konami producer Tomm Hulett, who is a fan of the previous games is producing it, which is a very good sign!

All and all, I'm truly excited..and I've got a very good feeling that this will be awesome.

1UP have a 5-day exclusive on the new game, which I highly recomend you check out. They've got a few early images and are set to post the first trailer of the game on the 9th October.

Rocket Knight Adventures is penned for a release in early 2010.