Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mass Effect 2 DLC "Arrival" Coming Soon

Joystiq, via BioWare Forums, is reporting that with the latest game patch, the new DLC is revealed through the updated trophies.

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One of the Trophies, "Covert Action," refers to a Dr. Amanda Kenson, who was previously mentioned in a recent Cerberus Network update:

Historians and astronomers alike are abuzz tonight over a new paper published by Dr. Amanda Kenson of the University of Arcturus ... "Only a small fraction of the mass effect relays date back 50,000 years," she writes, "The majority are far older, indicating they were created by a species predating even the Protheans." ... What civilization could have spanned the galaxy for not thousands, but millions of years? If this were the case, we should have found mountains of evidence of their passing. Where is this species now?"

Some believe that "Arrival" can refer to the arrival of the Reapers, setting up events for the upcoming Mass Effect 3. Others, however, are more fixated on figuring out how to acquire one of the more ominous Trophies for the DLC: "The Ultimate Sacrifice." Wasn't dying once sacrifice enough?

This isn't the first time that details have been revealed about a EA DLC via a trophy update. In the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition, all of the trophies from the Vietnam DLC were preloaded on the disc.

To further "confirm" this new DLC, Inside Gaming's Adam Kovic (Dead Pixel) recently attended a EA event at which he & the rest of the IG staff arranged an agreement not to talk about a certain upcoming DLC until February 25th.

"Unhackable" PS3 Coming In The Near Future?

According to EverythingHQ, Sony will be dropping a "hack-proof," 300GB system in the near future for a mere £186.99 ($300).

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With all the recent price drops circulating Sony’s PlayStation 3 console and even reports suggesting the company may even introduce an official price drop, you can’t help wonder why Sony are really doing this for. If they really wanted to drop the price of their machine the best opportunity would have been at E3 last year. So, there must be a motive behind the recent price drops from major retailers – Sony are reportedly looking into a hack-proof PS3 SKU.

According to what I have been told by an anonymous source Sony are already deep into plans of developing a hack-proof PS3 system. This is mainly due to the recent leaks of Killzone 3 which has worried Sony of their console becoming a mainstream threat to piracy.

The hack-proof SKU will be a slim PlayStation 3 model and will contain a 300GB hard drive as an incentive to purchase the hack-proof system – the price of the SKU will be £186.99, my source informs me. The scheduled launch is unsure at this time due to Sony seeing if they can win the battle in the courts against the root of all the PS3 hacks – George Hotz.

Sony is essentially trying to get rid of all the old SKUs with these price drops – and even their own price drop incoming possibly – so it makes way for their new hack-proof model.

If the rumor is true, then has Sony learned nothing about claiming that the PS3 is unhackable? Look where that got them last time..

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Got My Grub On

Went down to Mayslack's for their Chili Cook-Off. Tried about 10 or so of the 23(?) chili's being presented before my taste palette was fried. The one being served in the pic above got my vote. His unique ingredient was Surly's Coffee Blend. Others used Ghost Peppers, Mexican Chocolate, Bratwurst meat, Surly Furious, and a wide array of other things I didn't bother asking about. Had fun, I just wish it wasn't so bloody cold out.

WVNMLPS Gets Bigger

My homies Wants Vs Needs have a new website, you should check them out.


New Soundcloud Favorites

Chromeo-Hot Mess (Punks Jump Up remix) by Punks Jump Up

Dirty Inc - The Rainbow Theme (Dirty Inc's Cow Tipping Frenzy Mix) by Dirty Inc (Dirty Trax)
^ this shines @ 1:58

Dirty Inc vs KP - Kissed A Girl by Dirty Inc (Dirty Trax)

Dirty Inc - The Bear Necessities (Rumble in the Jungle ReeeMix) by Dirty Inc (Dirty Trax)
^ 2:10

Porter Robinson - The Wildcat (Lazy Rich Remix) by RirAandDulKunG

SymantiX - The Chemistry by Semiotic Records
^ 2:33

John Hughes gets a gallery devoted entirely to himself

The showing is at Gallery 1988 in Venice CA and features artwork inspired by National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Mr. Mom, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Plaines Trains & Automobiles, The Great Outdoors, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Dutch, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off among others. You can view, and purchase, the works at the link below.

The Road To Shermer: A Tribute to John Hughes

Sunday, February 13, 2011

One Weekend, Two Major FPS Leaks

FPSfags got an early Valentines Day gift. On Friday Crysis 2 (beta build) + the Crytek3 Engine were leaked online. A seemingly hefty torrent weighing in at 9.21 gigabytes has given fanboys an early look at the much hyped about title. EA & Crytek are on the hunt atm, people are reporting that the torrent has been pulled from Pirate Bay & Demonoid.

Because it's a beta build the graphics are unpolished, reportedly the build is limited to DX9 & medium settings, but it is more than playable. It took players less than a day to get multiplayer working, but sadly only in LAN format.

The other big leak this weekend happened today, Sunday. Sony's flagship FPS Killzone 3 got released by some Eurofag. PS3 News, via MadFanBoy, is
saying there are two versions of the Killzone 3 client out right now. The 3D enabled version weighing in at 41.4GB and the regular version at 22.3GB.

Crysis 2 will be in stores on March 22, 2011 and Killzone 3 February 22, 2011.