October is just around the corner. I still can’t believe it but the calendar doesn’t lie. With October comes games and lots of it. Here’s a list of titles I have intention of getting/trying and those that I have already pre-ordered.
Shortly after the PlayStation Store’s restoration, a handle of first party titles will be available for 30 days. Each PSN account will be able to select two PS3 and two PSP titles from the following selection:
Super Stardust HD
Wipeout HD + Fury
Every member will also get 30 days of PlayStation Plus membership while existing PS+ members will get an additional 60 days.
100 virtual items will also be made free for PlayStation Home fans.
Did you here? LittleBigPlanet 2 was delayed. MediaMolecule’s reason was — as per usual — to improve the game for its fans. I’m not sure if that’s the case or not, but it does mean that it won’t be buried by the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops or Gran Turismo 5 which were debuting around that time frame.
Am I bummed about the delay? Not particularly. It wasn’t really on my radar since I haven’t seen/heard anything about it for awhile. There’s a beta out, but I haven’t even read up on any impressions or seen any footage of it.
Today, Sony officially unveiled LittleBigPlanet 2. The GameInformer details were tantalizing, but to see some of that in motion and knowing that it’s coming out Winter 2010? That’s just a bit too much to handle.
I love MediaMolecule’s music choices. It’s unorthodox and yet fitting.
Hopefully this one launches without many of the connection problems which plagued the original.
This patch is live now, but for lazy skeptics like myself? We need a video to stir up some level of excitement and that’s what we have here. A video tour of the latest LBP patch.
I think I speak for most of us when I say that these fixes should have been in the product on day one. Hell, I think the game would have been better served if it was delayed until this year with the mass market price of the PlayStation 3 Slim.
With physical copy of a game, I can simply resell it if I don’t like it. I’ve done that plenty of times already. I played the game, I thought it was fun, but I just didn’t think it was good enough to keep in my catalog. Unfortunately, you’ll most likely have to take a loss which means the game is either sold with bitterness or kept on the shelf. Digital distributed games remain in my catalog as a constant reminder of your poor judgement.
So with that in mind, here’s this week’s checkpoint: a list of games (in no particular order) which I’ve regretted purchasing or not letting go.
Calling All Cars
From PSN for about $13
The reason I purchased this was because of David Jaffe’s involvement — the man made God of War and Twisted Metal! I’ve played it online and enjoyed the time I spent with it, but it just didn’t stay on the list of regularly played games due to the lack of longevity. How long did it take before the game stopped being played online? 3 weeks? I’m not sure, but it felt like that.