PSN Outage

When the PSN went down this was big news worldwide and lots of gamers traded in the PS3 for a 360 or even a Wii. I like most people am disappointed that the PSN wasn’t changed to stop the backdoor being open which sony admit they knew about. That said I think Sony have handled it very well, I know it was down for almost 2 months but I would prefer it to be down and fixed then up and hackable. There was conflicting stories all over the place, yes the files with personal details were not encrypted but the information on the files was.

Welcome Back/Gratitude pack

They gave everyone a month free of PSN+ which may have been a ploy to make people take out the subscription on it, looking at my friends list I see a lot of people with + still. Now the free games 😉 I have 4 accounts on PSN USA, Japan, Asia and UK and as you get two free games per account I have managed to get eight free games. I checked with official Sony employees who have told me if my accounts were opened before the down date this is totally legal.

Wipeout HD
Rachet & Clank Search for Booty

Stardust HD

Hustle Kings
Trash Panic

Last Guy
Loco roco (forgot full Name lol)

All of these and accessible on all accounts this was worth it being down, although some aren’t as good as others they were all free.

Games, General

Nothing Comes To Plan

After my last post I promised to post a few of my normal quick reviews but I obviously haven’t. Socom, Brink, Red River and Infamous have taken up most of my Spare time. My gaming has been different lately I have been stuck in a loop trying to get platinum trophies on my PS3 and totally ignoring my 360. This is probably due to the fact that with the PSN outage all I wanted to do was finish any single player games I could get my hands on. I still want to do reviews on a few games and give my opinion on the PSN outage but I currently only have the time to make this quick note.

Work is currently taking up most of my time and as I am getting put on random shifts I don’t have the time to game or blog as much as I would like to.

Last weekend I had a spare day and my mate loaned me Dirt 3 and Call of Juarez The Cartel on the 360. I would love to give an online review but Dirt needs an online pass and I couldn’t get into a MP game on Call Of Juarez.

I Liked Dirt but between races is full of chatter and is very slow in the menus. The racing aspect I think is the same as all the other Dirt games but to put it frank if its not broken don’t fix it.

Call Of Juarez is graphically on par with the first Call of Juarez so four years and nothing has changed. Gameplay is slow and lacks enjoyment. Only played the first few missions and wasn’t feeling the game.