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Review of GT Academy 2010 PS3: Day One at Silverstone

261w ago - GT Academy Commercial Director Andy Reynolds has shared a review this weekend of GT Academy 2010 PS3: day one at Silverstone.

To quote: In December 2009 over 1.4m people attempted to make it to the final event of the ultimate racing prize. After hundreds of virtual laps our competitors beat all-comers to make the final 18 putting it all on the line for real.

Our competitors entered the world-famous Silverstone track full of nerves and excitement - they had no idea what was about to happen to them, but they all knew that they had to be determined, motivated and extremely fast.

On the first morning they received their first briefing from the Judges. Our Judges Eddie Jordan, Johnny Herbert, Sabine Schmitz and Head of Driving, Rob Barff will be putting all of them through their paces. They want to see only the greatest talent make it through each day for the overall prize of GT Academy 2010 Champion and become a professional racing driver.

After the briefing, they were put through a truly punishing fitness test put together by UK Marines and on-track Doctor's. From endurance running, press-up's, chin-up's to sit-up's. This wasn't just proving to the Judge's that you were fit enough to take part but the first competitive event.

The Fitness Test threw...

Video: Sony Rounds Up MAG256 PS3 Review Event

265w ago - SCEE's Social Media Manager Jem Alexander has posted a video today on the European PlayStation Blog covering the round up of their recent MAG256 PS3 review event.

To quote: As you may have witnessed our MAG256 review event last week was a resounding success.

If you were among the one hundred and twenty eight players who fought so valiantly against each other – and the developers in the US – then I wanted to personally thank you all very much for coming. We hope you had a great time and look forward to hearing all your thoughts of the experience in the comments below.

For those of you who weren't able to make it, however, we've put together a little video and some photos to give you a feel of what it was like to attend. Extra points are awarded for those who manage to spot themselves in the video.

As you can see, the main attraction of the event was the 256 structure, which housed the 128 PS3s equipped with retail copies of MAG. Even when empty this was a pretty impressive set up, but it really gained a sense of gravitas when fully manned. Especially with the Voice Of MAG (who wasn't lacking a sense of gravitas himself!) making some very loud announcements over the tannoy.

While I personally didn't...

Nintendo Wii Sun Driver SATA Version Review

270w ago - Sun Driver (SATA version) arrives with very nice and simple retail packaging and a couple hdd's ready to be tested!

Installation is very simple (no harder than replacing the drive)

The fit for power, flat cable and sata data/power are all very solid (sata connections are especially tight which is nice because I've some cheap sata connectors on other devices where the cable can fall out if bumped)

2.5in hdd fit's nicely as expected. The tight power/data connection and 2 mounting screws are more than enough to keep the hdd in place and secure.

A good look over Sun Drivers PCB shows of the quality from manufacturing.. all connections, components, etc are clean and there is no slop left over or bad solder here!

NOTE: (Sun Driver may come shipped to you with switches all set to "ON" please REMEMBER switch them all away from led -> to take advantage of the GC SunDiskMenu01.ISO to switch games)

Some sexy photo's of Sun Driver's led showing status. Old face plate mod for SunDisk .. will probably do some nice mod for Sun Driver soon also

Installing games and configuring Sun Driver is easy and fast.

Power on Wii with "Eject" button and 4 switches to the right and...

Review: Rogue Warrior Video Game by Bethesda Softworks

274w ago - Rogue Warrior for PS3 and XBox 360 is one of those video games where the cover looks really good, but the storyline and gameplay is fairly mediocre and repetitive.

In every single mission you basically either track down or blow something up. There's really no point in this nor any real value or advancement in the game unfortunately.

The Controls are similar to nearly every other shooter, and the weapons are the same in every level.. there's never anything that changes other than the levels themselves.

You are basically a US Black-OPs solidier in the cold war and you do top secret missions in the Soviet Union and gather Intel.. other than that, it's run and gun.

This game is short and very easy. The enemy AI is the same everytime: shoot, duck, shoot, duck.. there's no other movement based on what the player does, so in turn that cause repetative AI too.

One can only hope that the next one, if it is made, improves upon this along with better AI and unique weapons.

Name of Game: Rogue Warrior
Publisher: Bethesda
Release Date: 11/30/2008
Platforms: PS3, 360
Genre: Shooter
Player: 1 in single player
Buy/Don't: Don't
Overall Rating: 3 out of 10

PowerMad Review of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for PS3

275w ago - It's time for my brand new Call of Duty 6 PS3 review. I'm sorry, I mean Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2... Wait I don't think that's right either. Alright one last try, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, that's the title.

I love the Call of Duty Franchise, but I feel that they may be getting a little out of hand with the titles of their games.

Although Activision isn't the only company to mess this up, I find it quite annoying, and a person who doesn't follow the series very closely wont be able to distinguish in what order the games came out without doing research beforehand.

A minor complaint but the question is "Where does this fit into the Call of Duty series?" and quite simply put, Activision decided to split the series into two different game titles.

Modern Warfare made by Infinity Ward, and World at War made by Treyarch. Although the first Modern Warfare game was called Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, it is not a part of the original series and instead is classified under their new separate call of duty series.

Like I said before I believe it's a little too confusing for the average person, so I suggest their...
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