Daily Archives: 10/26/2011

“Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” getting great reviews.

In some respects, this is a crap time of year to be a gamer.

Every week from now until the end of November, and into the beginning of December, sees two or three huge games franchises on release, with so many titles jostling for not enough space in the hearts of games fans that it comes as no surprise when some major series or a high-profile new IP fails to get its moment in the sun.

I’m slightly worried that this fate might yet befall “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” when it comes out next week.

How can you resist the awesome? You can't!

Sure the reviews will help  the game’s cause, but it’s a PS3 platform exclusive, so it doesn’t benefit from any 360 or PC sales to bolster the Sony’s sales in this quarter of the year.  It’s out the week after “Battlefield 3”, and has a very limited amount of time before “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” comes out, and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” crashing through the window and stealing the hearts and minds of most gamers until some time next spring.

Where does this leave games like “Uncharted 3” or the new “Need for Speed: The Run” in the run-up to the festive season?

Logically, I feel sure that the PS3 massive is going to be out in force to support this game, but there’s a part of me that worries that the same treatment which befell the apparently awesome “Resistance 3” might affect this game.

I’ve pre-ordered it – have you?

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Just when you thought the world couldn’t get more stupid…

Bitter Wallet strikes again.  There’s tasteless and then there’s this gem which they posted today.

Got kids?  Up for some Halloween trick-or-treating?  Why not buy them a terrorist costume?

You know when something boggles your mind so much that you have no words?

I’m all for trashing taboos, believe me, but I don’t see how it can possibly be appropriate to dress up your kids as junior jihadists and send them out on an All Hallow’s Eve sweetie run.  Perhaps this plays better in the States, but I don’t think that I’d ever want to try it.

 

 

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