Posts Tagged ‘PlayStation Network’

Mass effect 3 Demo (part 2)

Hi guys. This is the second part of the mass effect 3 demo!
In this commentary I speak about what I am doing at the moment and was wondering what you guys are doing? are you at school, work, hows life treating you??
leave a comment and ill get back to you

 

Review – Sonic CD for Android

Sonic the Hedgehog CD

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Sonic CD is one of those games that not a great deal of people actually know or care about.

The main reason  is that Sonic CD only came out primarily on the SEGA CD/MEGA CD  in 1993, which was an expensive attachment for the SEGA MegaDrive or SEGA Genisis, depending on what country you were from.

It also had a small release a little later  in 1996 for the PC and again more recently in 2005 as part of a GEM‘s Collection for Playstation 2 and GameCube.

Many people have yet to experience Sonic CD and so SEGA thought it wise to make a release again in 2011 -2012 for the PSN, XBLA, iOS, Android, PC & Windows Phone.

Having myself never really given Sonic CD an official go and being priced at only $1.99AUD on the Android Market, I chose the Android version and decided to give it a go.

Sonic CD will be released for both XBLA and PSN on Dec 15th in Australia

Sonic the Hedgehog CD

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That’s right Sonic fans (all 3 of you) – SEGA have stated that the long awaited Sonic CD from the MEGA-CD (The bastardised cousin of the Sega Megadrive) will make it’s debut on the XBLA and PSN on-demand services tomorrow, 15th December, for the amazing price of just $7.

Unfortunately for residents of the USA, Americans will only get the XBLA version at the launch date but us Aussies will be be getting both versions at the same time. Score!

SEGA report that the game comes with HD stylised visuals and the full soundtrack. This is great news and perhaps Sonic CD will finally get the recognition it truly deserves.

Can the PlayStation 3 remain in the market another five years and see through its lifecycle? I doubt it.

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Console (250GB Model)

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The PlayStation 3 was created with a ten year lifecycle in mind by our clever Japanese friends over at Sony.

From my perspective, I don’t think necessarily think that it wont reach that milestone but moreso that I don’t think it will without losing either market share, bucket loads of cash or maybe a bit of both.

The PlayStation 3 was developed with a very expensive cell broadband engine and when it was first sold at a thousand dollars per unit, it was still selling at a loss. When the next iteration of the PlayStation 3 was released it too was sold at a loss. This  of course is not new in the gaming industry, as consoles are often sold below cost under the ‘razors and razor blades model’ – the company typically makes its money back on games and peripherals, etc.