Friday, February 25, 2011

Sony PSP Gets Price Drop ($129.99)



As expected, Sony announced a price drop for the PSP-3000.  The new price is $129.99, which should probably boost PSP sales in the near future.  I wouldn't be surprised if the DSi gets a price drop in the near future as well.

Along with the good news of a PSP price drop, Sony has also added new games to the Greatest Hits collection ($19.99) and the Favorites collection ($9.99).

Killzone 3: Steel Rain Screenshots



New screenshots for Killzon 3: Steel Rain have surfaced on the net.  If you thought the main game looked good, you really need to check out this DLC gallery.  You can check out the full gallery HERE!

Amazon Video Games Deal of the Day



Yesterday's great deal on Halo: Reach is over, but today's "Deal of the Day" isn't a bad one.  They are selling a Hori Xbox 360 Real Arcade Pro. EX for $84.99.  That's $45.00 off the retail price.  This is something any fighting game fan should really consider picking up.

Hori Xbox 360 Real Arcade Pro. EX $84.99

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First In-Game Video)

November 11 can't get here soon enough.  Every day I become more and more excited about Elder Scrolls V.  A new video has surfaced on the net featuring actual gameplay.  The video looks amazing and makes me want the game even more if that's even possible...

Amazon.com Video Games Deal of the Day (Halo: Reach)



Amazon has a couple really good deals going on today.  You can pick up Halo: Reach (Legendary Edition) for only $59.99 (regularly $149.99) and Halo: Reach (Limited Edition) for $39.99.   Both are big time deals and definitely worth picking up if you don't have Reach yet.

Link to Deal 

CSN Stores {Giveaway} $15 Gift Certificate




*UPDATE* Winner [Denise S.] has been notified.

CSN Stores, with over 200 online stores, has practically anything you’ll ever need! They offer tons of items – everything from lights to video game chairs and pretty much everything inbetween!  One lucky reader of RTFM Gaming by Kezins will receive a $15 gift certificate to CSN.

GIVEAWAY RULES 

Open to US & CANADA only!

Contest ends March 10, 2011 @ midnight EST.
You must be 18 years or older.
Comments not meeting requirements will be deleted.

The mandatory entry must be done for any other entries to count.

MANDATORY ENTRY

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me why you'd like to win.  Please include your email address in the comment.  

EXTRA ENTRIES


  • Tweet: #win a $15 #giftcard to @CSNStores @kezins http://bit.ly/eArFDa #CSN #giveaway #contest #giftcard ENDS 03/10

Winner will be chosen using random.org and will be contacted via email. The winner will have 48hrs to respond or another winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is sponsored by CSN stores. I did not receive anything to host this giveaway.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Battlefield 3 Gameplay Debut Footage Released by EA



Electronic Arts just released new gameplay footage from Battlefield 3.  From what I've seen on the game so far, it looks like we'll be playing a game that's vastly superior to what we find with the Call of Duty series.  Unfortunately, the video on EA's site will not load for me, so I haven't actually seen it yet.

Video Description: "See the first glimpse of in-game footage from Battlefield 3 as a U.S. Marine squad engages hostile PLR forces in Iraqi Kurdistan. Full mission reveal incoming. Stay tuned."

Link to Video 

Dreamcast Collection on Shelves



The Dreamcast Collection ($29.99) is now on the shelves.  I actually still use my Dreamcast, so I don't have much use for this collection, but it might be a nice pick-up for gamers out there who don't have (or never had) a Dreamcast with games.  While the collection has some nice games in it, I wouldn't call them the best games from the Dreamcast.  If I made a "Dreamcast Collection" of 4 games, it would include Sonic Adventure 2, Skies of Arcadia, Jet Grind Radio, and SoulCalibur.  We can't always get what we want though.

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that a packaged compilation of classic titles from SEGA’s popular Dreamcast console has now hit video game retail shelves on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PC. The Dreamcast Collection includes the fan favourites Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5: Part 2. Players will get to enjoy four very different Dreamcast experiences, from hopping behind the steering wheel of Crazy Taxi, to taking things a little slower by luring in their fish before catching them hook, line and sinker with SEGA Bass Fishing. Alternatively, take over as intergalactic news reporter Ulala in Space Channel 5: Part 2 and dance your way past the evil Rhythm Rogues, or make it all about speed in Sonic's first Dreamcast outing, Sonic Adventure! SEGA’s Dreamcast Collection features enhanced graphics for both platforms versions, providing an even more engaging experience. In addition to this, achievements and online leader boards will be available for each game providing a competitive edge and allowing players to prove their skills!

Via Planet Xbox 360

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yakuza 4 - Demo Trailer for PS3

The Yakuza 4 demo on PSN went live today and I can definitely say that this game looks real interesting. Check out the following video showing off the demo trailer:

PlayStation Store Update (February 22)



This week's PlayStation Store Update isn't too exciting for me, but I might pick up a few things.  I'm really tempted to pick up Space Ace, but we'll see how the week goes.  Here's the update from the PlayStation Blog:

Killzone 3: Sharp Shooter A Must Have Accessory



I'm not really big on game accessories, but the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter looks like a "must have" accessory for anyone who buys Killzone 3.  Unfortunately, the Sharp Shooter is sold out at most retailers and will be pretty hard to find.  The accessory retails for $39.99 which may seem a little steep, but I think it's definitely worth it, especially if you plan to play a lot of Killzone 3.  I haven't tested out K3 with Move controls yet myself, but definitely plan to in the near future.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Unboxing Killzone 3 - Helghast Edition

I'm rarely interested in special editions of video games, but the Killzone 3 Hellghast Edition looks extremely sweet.  Check out the following video that shows off what's inside:

Deal of the Day: Hori Xbox 360 Fight Stick with Tekken 6 for $30 at Best Buy



There are plenty of video game deals going on right now, but one in particular caught my eye.  You can pick up a Hori Xbox 360 Fight Stick with Tekken 6 for only $30 at Best Buy.

Best Buy Link

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation Review (Nintendo DS)

Published by: Square Enix
Developed by: ArtePiazza
Genre: RPG
Release Date: US: February 14, 2011
MSRP: $34.99
Rated: T for Teen



Dragon Quest VI is a game I had been waiting a very long time to play.  It was released only in Japan on the Super Famicom back in 1995.  15 years later, they finally decided to localize a western release of the title on the Nintendo DS and I picked it up as soon as I could.  Was the localization worth the effort?  Read on to find out.

Dragon Quest VI is very similar to other Dragon Quest games and will feel extremely familiar to veterans of the franchise.  If you are a fan of JRPG elements like turn-based combat, grinding and random enemy encounters, you'll find all that here.  With that said, the game was a slight letdown and certainly not the best Dragon Quest has to offer.  It's certainly not a bad game, but it wasn't anything stellar to write home about.  One of the reasons I felt letdown may have to do with the fact that I had to wait 15 years to play the game.


Rumor: The Sony NGP Might Remotely Play PS3 Games



There's still a lot of mystery surrounding Sony's NGP (PSP2).  We already know that it's going to be the most powerful portable gaming system ever, but will it be able to play PS3 games remotely?  According to a post on Hold.Start.Select, it might be possible.

If you are connected to Wi-Fi anywhere in the world and your PS3 is on standby at home, you can play the game in your PS3 on your NGP without the disk.

I'd probably file this rumor as extremely unlikely, yet very interesting if something comes out of it.  I'm sure all kinds of rumors will continue to fly until the day we actually have our hands on the NGP.

Score LittleBigPlanet 2 and Killzone 3 Rewards Buying Slurpees



If you are a fan of LBP 2 or Killzone 3, you can collect rewards for both games by purchasing Slurpees at 7-11.  All you have to do is grab one of four limited edition Sackboy or Helghast Slurpee cups and collect the points that come along with them.  Some of the things you can redeem points for include:

  • Killzone 3 Map Pack
  • Slurpee Sticker Pack for LBP 2
  • Virtual Slurpee Machine for PlayStation Home 

Visit www.slurpee.com for more information!

Rare 1990s Promo Video for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

I recently came across an interesting rare 1990s promotional video for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island on YouTube.  Video game commercials and promo videos simply aren't what they once were.  In the 80s and 90s, game commercials were real cheesy and fun in nature.  Enjoy the video!