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    Wednesday, 8 April 2009

    Ratchet & Clank Future: ACIT Details

    PlayStation has emerged with some new info of the next Ratchet and Clank. It will take place after Tools of Destruction and Quest for Booty, and will answer the questions those two games brought up. You will be battling your old nemeses Dr. Nefarious, and in the end will have to decide if Ratchet and Clank’s future is together, or if it is time for them to go their separate ways.
    See below for the full description and some key features.
    Concluding the events set into motion by Ratchet & Clank® Future: Tools of Destruction, Ratchet & Clank® Future: A Crack in Time will at long last answer some of the franchise fans’ largest questions.
    After discovering that Clank’s disappearance was engineered by Dr. Nefarious, Ratchet races to rescue his best friend. Unfortunately, he discovers that Clank’s capture is just the beginning of Nefarious’s latest diabolical plot. In this follow-up to the best-selling series, Ratchet & Clank® Future: A Crack in Time puts players into the role of both Ratchet and Clank as they attempt to reunite and save the universe. Along the way, both will finally uncover the hidden truth behind their origins, and discover their ultimate destinies. As the duo come closer to reuniting, they’ll have to ask themselves the biggest question of all: Do Ratchet and Clank’s destinies lie with each other? Or is it finally time for the universe’s greatest duo to separate for good?
    Powered by Insomniac Games’ fourth-generation PLAYSTATION®3 technology, A Crack in Time will continue to bring the experience of playing your own CG-animated movie to the PS3. Players will use new gadgets such as Ratchet’s Hoverboots to explore levels and can take off in Ratchet’s ship to discover nearby moons and planets. Clank will use new abilities to manipulate time to try and stop Dr. Nefarious.
    Key Features
    An original new adventure and story that answers many of fans’ most-asked questions and wraps up the story arc that started in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest For Booty.
    Non-linear levels with plenty of hidden areas to explore, and new gadgets like the Hoverboots that let Ratchet soar to new heights.
    All-new Clank gameplay and special “Time” abilities that bring new meaning to “past selves”.
    The series’ renowned arsenal gets even larger with brand new weapons, as well as weapons that players can customize with various modifications.
    New space gameplay that gives players the opportunity to engage in space battles, explore the surrounding star system, and discover hidden items and collectables.

    Mirrors Edge 2 Next Year?

    3 Weeks ago there were rumors going around that DICE had the idea of making a sequel to the popular free-running game Mirrors Edge 2. Reports today say that this is true and that the game is already being made and could be released near the end of 2010. There could even be a Wii & PSP Version of the game

    A video was released saying that Mirrors Edge 2 would be almost entirely different to the prequel. The first game was a success in selling, but was later disliked after it was almost the same in every level and nothing different.

    Different characters, New Cities across the World, online modes and downloadable add-ons are all rumores.

    What do you think about a sequel to Mirrors Edge, Good Idea?
    What worldwide cities should be availible?
    Would the game be good on PSP?

    PlayStationLive Exclusive - Godfather 2 Stripper Club Gameplay

    Here's an Exclusive video to PlayStationLive viewers - Godfather 2 Stripper Club Gameplay.

    Is HD worth the Money?

    It's emerged that just over 35% of gamers play in HD, 5% of people have HD Tv's, but dont bother getting a HDMI Cable either because they can't be bothered or are confused with the HD System.

    With HD you get upto 4 times better picture quality.

    So is it worth it?

    Gaming-wise, HD is a must get if you possibly can. It gives you a much more crisp picture and makes everything more exciting!

    The PlayStation 3 also offers to play Blu-Ray DVD's which are also top quality.

    If you want to use HD with your favourite tv programs, you may have to wait another year or two for your favorite channels to be shown in HD.

    How to get HD on your PlayStation 3.

    To get HD on your PS3, you need a HDMI Cable first. These usually cost around £20 but you can get them on eBay for less than £5. Once you have your HDMI Cable plug it into the back of the PS3, then plug the other end into the TV. Make sure you keep the scart lead plugged in as this will be your way of changing the settings. On the PS3 (Dashboard) go to Settings, then scroll down to Display Settings, it will then show 5 options. Click the top option - Video Output Settings. If you've connected your PS3 to your TV it will show as AV MULTI/SCART, Scroll UP till you get to HDMI. Once you've clicked HDMI, choose Custom Settings and depending on whether your TV is 720p HD or Full HD (1080p) check the one your TV is ready for. It will then take you through to the final page which gives you the option to Finish by clicking the X button.

    Once you've completed this your screen will go blank, change the source from Scart to HDMI on your TV, after a few seconds the screen should come back and you should have a much better picture. (IF YOUR SCREEN DOESN'T COME BACK - WAIT 30 SECONDS AND IT SHOULD COME BACK ON THE SETTING SCART)