Archive for January, 2011

Impressions: Next Gen Portable

Impressions | Posted by Pesico
Jan 28 2011

The PlayStation Meeting 2011 took place in Japan at 7AM Norwegian time. SCEE tweeted that they would cover the presentation for early birds. I myself was a late bird as I stayed up until the show started and followed it with excitement.

First out was PS Suite which will make PlayStation software available on Android devices. It’s great, but I prefer the iPhone so it would be quite the disappointment for me if that was all that was going to be talked about. Luckily for me, they moved on to announce the successor to the PSP, and it wasn’t the PSP 2. They only have a working title for it at the moment, which is NGP, or Next Gen Portable. Wonder what they will end up calling it, but that’s far from important at this time.

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GT5 Seasonal Events #6: Ferrari Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Jan 28 2011

Bonus Race No. 6 went live earlier today and this time, Ferrari makes it’s first appearance in the seasonal events. If you have followed my Race Series Guide over at PS3Trophies.org, you may allready have at least 2 of the cars needed for these races.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia overtaking the Citroën by GT

This is the list of the races:
Suzuki Cappuccino (EA21R) / Clubman Stage Route 5 / 5 Laps
Mazda Roadster RS (NC) / Tsukuba Circuit / 10 Laps
Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP / Trial Mountain / 5 Laps
Ferrari 430 Scuderia / Monza Circuit / 5 Laps
Chevrolet Corvette* / Indianapolis Road Course / 5 Laps

*Any Chevrolet Corvette is eligible.

For some tips and detailed info, check out the Seasonal Events portion of my Race Series Guide

Online Collector’s Store
Like usual, the Online Collector’s Store got new inventory as well. This time there is a huge selection of different Chevrolet Corvette’s. The Formula Gran Turismo is also there like it always has been. There are also to very expensive race cars. The Sauber Mercedes C9 Race Car ’89 and the Bentley Speed 8 Race Car ’03 will both set you back more than Cr. 5 millions.

As always, stay tuned on this site for any Seasonal Event news. There will also be some special events outside of the Seasonal Events, that may require a patch first. I’ll blog about it as soon as I know anything.

GT5: New Seasonal Events Info

News | Posted by Pesico
Jan 25 2011

Ever since patch 1.05 I have had a lot of joy out of the Seasonal Events, which now is getting updated once a week. GT5 is all about cars and driving them, and the seasonal events forces me to drive cars I may not have driven otherwise. When booting up the game, you’ll get a news message about “Seasonal Events Update Schedule”. It reads as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

PSP 2: More And More Tempting

Editorial | Posted by Pesico
Jan 23 2011

This may be the PSP 2So, I’ve had all the PlayStation consoles. PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP. In face, I’ve had more than one version of them all. At least for the three first, I played on them a lot. With the PSP, I’ve had PSP 1000, 2000 and lastly, the PSP Go. Yet I haven’t played all that much on the PSP. Lately that may have to do that I don’t feel like the same to play without trophies. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t play games just because of trophies, but I like to have something to reach for, like a Platinum or just 100% in some other games. It’s just that I’m not gonna play PSP when I’m at home. PS3 is much better in those situations, and on the go, my iPhone has me entertained enough with games that are more suitable on the go, than the more complex games on the PSP. So I’ve come up with a plan to NOT buy the PSP 2. Knowing Sony, I think (and the devil in me hopes) that they will get me to get one. Read the rest of this entry »

GT5 Seasonal Events #5: Touring Car Edition

Guide | Posted by Pesico
Jan 21 2011

Another Thursday and another set of seasonal events. This time you’ll be racing in a 69 year old Volkswagen Schwimmwagen, you’ll be racing on the classic circuit of Cote d’Azur and you’ll use a touring car for a possible one race 2 million profit. Walkthrough after the brake.

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Elena Fischer to return in Drake’s Deception

News | Posted by Pesico
Jan 16 2011

Elena Fischer/Emily Rose - character and artistI remember back when Uncharted 2 was announced. Myself and most other Uncharted fans wanted to know if Elena Fischer would return. Then at E3 2009, the trailer for Uncharted 2 revealed Elena Fischer. I was so happy back then.
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Remote Races Coming To GT5 In February

News | Posted by Pesico
Jan 14 2011

Remote Races has been one of the promised features for Gran Turismo 5 and was originally planned to be available from December, but was later pushed back. Not much has been said about it, but Gran-Turismo.com has been updated with a planned release window to be February.

B-Spec Driver in GT5

Read on to find out more. Read the rest of this entry »

4th Batch of Seasonal Events in GT5 – JGTC/SUPER GT Edition

Guide | Posted by Pesico
Jan 13 2011

Late last night, 5 new seasonal events was added, and at the same time, the 2nd batch expired. Looks like the seasonal events will change up once a week and that you have 2 weeks to finish anyone event. It continues to be no requirements for them, except the car obviously, which means the events are as hard or as easy as you want them to be. Read on to find my tips on how to do them and get a profit of Cr. 3,3 million and gain 350,000 worth of Experience.

High Speed Ring in the Tom's Supra
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First Impressions: The PlayStation Official App

App Impressions | Posted by Pesico
Jan 12 2011

Main Screen

There has been a few external PlayStation Apps that have shown trophy information and friends list status, but now, SCEE has released the first official App that does that. It was released yesterday for iOS and Android devices in UK, France, Germany, Spain Italy and The Netherlands, and they promise that the first update will contain a language update and will make the App available in most PAL territories. Read on to find out all the details about the App and how it works. Read the rest of this entry »

Constructing a Gameplan for 2011

Gaming season | Posted by Pesico
Jan 11 2011

With DC Universe Online coming out, I thought to myself it would be amazing with an MMO game on the PS3 other than DCUO. I tried the Beta and didn’t like it, but I want some alternatives and right now, their are none. It also got me thinking that I would probably not have time for a MMO game as this year is packed with other games to play. So here is me trying to figure out a gameplan for 2011. The release dates mentioned is for Europe btw. Read the rest of this entry »