July 25, 2005

PSP Coded Arms game review

Created by Konami, comes PSP Coded Arms. This latest version was created for the Playstation Portable handheld gaming system from Sony, commonly known as the PSP.

Game Description: PSP Coded Arms is a visually stunning first-person shooter that places the gamer in the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates an abandoned virtual reality system. Players will fight through various virtual battlefields against multiple types of enemies with more than 30 different weapons at their disposal. The game will also utilize the Playstation Portable platform's wireless capabilities for intense multiplayer action.

Availability: Usually ships within 2 to 3 days from Toys"R"Us
Rating: Teen (Content suitable for persons age 13 or older.)

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PSP Coded Arms Game Review
Reviewer: Jean "jeancarlo12" ) - I have this game and its awesome,the graphics,the shooting the gameplay and all. I will recommend you people to buy this game and when your playing to put the controls like this: moving-Dpad, aiming-control stick, shooting-L and R buttons, jump-X button. I put them like that and its easy. This game has some repetitive areas but I dont care cause I have over 30 weapons to select, you'll never get tired of shooting all those enemies with your weapons because its kinda cool when you let the thrigger on and it continues shooting, although your ammo will end its cool. The giant bugs and the giant computer bot is a bit difficult but its still cool.

Crash Bandicoot Races onto PSP w/ Crash Tag Team Racing

Character-Based Action/Racing Game Invades PSP System With Wireless Multiplayer Modes

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (Press from PRNewswire) - Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) will bring Sierra Entertainment's Crash Tag Team Racing, a humorous action/racing game starring Crash Bandicoot, to the PSP(PlayStation Portable) system this Fall. Developed by VU Games' Radical Entertainment(TM) studio, creators of the critically-acclaimed The Simpsons: Hit & Run(TM), the newest addition to the best-selling Crash Bandicoot video game franchise will combine crazy combat racing with on-foot exploration and adventure while taking advantage of all of the advanced technology of the PSP system.

"Crash Tag Team Racing on the PSP system will give Crash Bandicoot fans a hilarious and unique racing game that they can take with them wherever they go," said Ian Wilkinson, President, Radical Entertainment. "Crash Tag Team Racing will use all of the technological advancements of the PSP system - including wireless multiplayer and advanced graphics - to create a game unlike any other on the system, one that combines intense combat racing, player cooperation, great humor and on-foot exploration."

In Crash Tag Team Racing, players will be able to "Clash" their car with an opponent's mid-race, fusing the two together to create a super-car equipped with a powerful turret gun. When clashed, players can either get behind the wheel and drive or fire an onboard weapon. Each character has his or her own uniquely deadly 360-degree rotating turret. Players can continue the action out of the car where they can explore the entire world on foot and collect upgrades for their cars and unlock bonus tracks.

Crash Tag Team Racing for the PSP system will take advantage of the technical innovations of the device, including advanced portable graphics and wireless multiplayer modes. Players will be able to play against one another through a wireless connection in Co-op Mode, where two players join and race together in a permanently clashed vehicle to race and combat other players, aswell as Tournament Mode, where each player competes alone in a series of races to determine the ultimate winner. Crash Tag Team Racing is the perfect game for Crash fans young and old, featuring hilarious gameplay and challenges fit for all levels of players. Penned by writer Jordan Reicheck, best known for his work on Ren & Stimpy, Crash Tag Team Racing brings the trademark Crash Bandicoot humor to new levels.

About Crash Tag Team Racing for the PSP System
After being humiliated yet again by Crash Bandicoot at the end of Twinsanity, Dr. Neo Cortex returns to his evil scheming to challenge Crash to a seemingly friendly race competition...with plans of crushing the hapless bandicoot under the ruins of the hazardous racetrack! Crash Tag Team Racing for the PSP system is expected to be available in Fall 2005 for a suggested retail price of $39.99 (Pre-Order Crash Tag Team Racing for PSP here).

Radical Entertainment
Radical Entertainment is one of North America's largest game developers. With more than a decade of hit titles like The Simpsons: Hit & Run, The Hulk(TM), and soon to be released Scarface(TM), the studio's commitment to partners and players continues to set Radical apart. The studio treats each property with the reverence it deserves and gamers demand. Radical brings the talent, tools and technology together to create entertainment that captures the world's imagination.

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games)
Vivendi Universal Games (http://www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is aleader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, and also holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment(R), Radical Entertainment, Sierra(R) Entertainment, Massive Entertainment(TM) and Swordfish Studios. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft(R), StarCraft(R),Diablo(R) and World of Warcraft(TM) from Blizzard Entertainment; Crash Bandicoot(R), Spyro The Dragon(R), Empire Earth(R), Leisure Suit Larry(TM),Ground Control(R) and Tribes(R). VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including UniversalMusic Group, NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox.

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July 06, 2005

Terminator 2 (UMD Mini for PSP) review

Lions Gate Home Entertainment presents Terminator 2, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger & Linda Hamilton on the new UMD Mini (Universal Media Disc) format.

  • Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton
  • Director: James Cameron
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.)
  • Rated: Not for sale to persons under age 18.
  • Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment

After he pushed the envelope of computer-generated special effects in The Abyss, director James Cameron turned this hotly anticipated sequel to Terminator into a well-written, action-packed showcase for advanced special effects and for one of the most invincible villains ever imagined. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a legitimate sequel: there's more story to tell about a hulking, leather-clad android (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who arrives from the future to protect a rebellious teenager and future leader (Edward Furlong) from being killed by the tenacious T-1000 robot (Robert Patrick), whose liquid-metal construction makes him seemingly unstoppable. The fate of the future lies in the balance, with Linda Hamilton (who would later marry her director) reprising her role as the rugged woman whose son will change the course of history. - Jeff Shannon

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About Sony PSP UMD discs: Universal Media Discs (UMDs) are playable only in the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) and are not compatible with contemporary DVD players. The UMD is a newly developed compact, high capacity optical format that can store up to 1.8 GB of digital data on a 60mm disc or an entire feature film on a single UMD video. Movies on UMD will be produced in 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and encoded using advanced AVC compression, which provides a high level of picture quality.

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Terminator 2 UMD Movie for Playstation Portable review
Reviewer: Brett Michael Roberts (Renton, WA USA) - This new "Ultimate Edition DVD" of Terminator 2 Judgement Day, one of the biggest box office smashes of all time, is truly The Ultimate Edition. Unless you get this outside of the US (which I did) you have two disks. One disk is the movie (THREE versions of the movie, in fact), and the next disk is all the special features. And it takes DAYS getting through every feature. I mean, three documentaries, 8 trailers and TV spots, an entire script, interviews that you can access separately, and 52 chapters of behind the scenes footage, from makeup to visual effects, from editing to restoring deleted scenes. There are so many special features, this is what DVD was made for! You can also look at the original drawings of certain scenes, awesome!!!!

However, I find the real highlight of this disk (or disks) to be the movie itself, I mean WOW!!! You get three, I repeat, three, versions of the movie. One is the original theatrical version, featuring no cut out scenes (the worst), the special edition, featuring 16 minutes of additional footage (second best) and the Extended Special Edition that you need a code for (the best) which features 18 minutes of additional footage, as well as an alternate ending. Here, now, I will give you a step-by-step description of how to get this extended special edition. I'm sure most of you people reading this know how to already, but this is for those who didn't know this version existed, or don't know how to get it. What you do is, you go to the features menu. It'll say "Theatrical Version" and "Special Edition". Click on "Special Edition". Then, you highlight "Play Special Edition" and type in (you may have to type ENTER in-between each number) EIGHT TWO NINE NINE SEVEN (8 2 9 9 7) and then, the "Go To Theatrical Version" option changes to "Play Extended Special Edition". This is the definitive version of the movie. I believe that every single little, tiny scene that they cut out is in this version. Well, thats the code, now back to my review.

The picture and audio on this disk are SO awesome, you won't believe it. Crystal clear picture, and sound so loud that it's like you're in a movie theatre. The additional, restored scenes are remastered as well, and slip perfectly into the movie. If you haven't even seen the film, you won't even notice these scenes put into it. Usually, on additional scenes, the picture is dirty and shakes. Not in these added scenes. And, to make it even better, the scenes are presented in 2:35:1 widescreen anamorphic format. Yes!! Just the first disk makes this DVD the ultimate edition!! Also, there's an audio commentary by 26 members of the cast and crew, however, this commentary is just interviews put together to sound like a commentary. However, there's a noticable glitch in the theatrical version, due to the commentary. Well, if you watch this commentary on one of the special editions, you'll notice it's the same commentary as the theatrical version, but they talk about deleted scenes as well. You may, also, notice that they continue talking about the deleted "Dream Sequence" at the hospital, when it goes into the next scene. So, now, when you watch the theatrical version, you'll notice that the beggining scene with Sarrah Connor watching the tape from six months ago, the beggining of the scene is cut off!!! Oops! Well, that's forgivible.

Now, the second disk (or the second side of the disk) has lots of special features. The three documentarys include "The Making Of Terminator 2 Judgement Day", "T2 More Than Meets The Eye", where they talk about deleted sequences and the reason they were cut. The last is "The Making Of Terminator 2 3-D Breaking The Screen Barrier", about the making of that 3-D terminator ride. I loved that ride (yes, I went on it) and this documentary is really interesting. The rest of the features, well, I'm not sure I kinow all of them. Maybe YOU should discover all the features on this disk. If you own the previous DVD release of T2 (which had no extras), then trash it and get this "Ultimate Edition". You WON'T be disappointed.

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