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GTAIV Get's Whacked, I Meant Patched

A patch for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Grand Theft Auto IV has been released today and it fixes a few minor problems. These fixes mainly pertain to the online component of GTAIV and fix issues such as: improving PS3 leaderboads, changing the lobby countdown timer, among other fixes/changes.

The list can be found here.



Make Your DS Musical

Korg DS-10 for the Nintendo DS

I saw this video as part of the 1UP Show and found it to be quite interesting, especially to a musician like myself. I would never have imagined that the DS would be capable of something like this. This software basically turns the DS into a fully functional synthesizer. Right now there isn't a release date for the States, but I can hope...and if that doesn't work I can just import. For more details just take the jump and watch the video!



Playstation Whore

Some PSP games have found their prices increase after the latest PSN update. Something like this should never happen. This is something that Gamestop would do if the demand for a game increased. Though the games that received the higher prices aren't even new. In some cases the game aren't even good, not even burnt sausage good. Gangs of London got bashed by critics, but for some reason Sony thinks it warrants an $11 raise in price. Not every game saw a price change and one game actually got a $10 decrease: The Con. I wonder if Sony is trying to tell us something with that. Anyways here is the list of changes thanks to Kotaku.

Original source, Gamasutra

Prices up:
Gangs of London $11.99 up to $22.99 (+$11)
Kingdom of Paradise $10.99 to $16.99 (+$6)
Ape Escape: On the Loose $9.99 to $15.99 (+$6)
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee $10.99 to $15.99 (+$5)
WipeOut Pure $10.99 up to $15.99 (+$5)
SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo $10.99 to $15.99 (+$5)
Twisted Metal: Head-On PSP $14.99 to $15.99 (+$1)
LocoRoco $21.99 to $22.99 (+$1)

Prices same:
Syphon Filter: Combat Ops stayed same at $9.99
Beats stayed same at $4.99
Ape Quest Bundle stayed same at $19.99
Go! Puzzle stayed same at $5.99
The Cryptics (digital comic) stayed same at $2.99
flOw stayed same at $7.99
echochrome stayed same at $9.99
SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 2 stayed same at $15.99

Prices dropped:
The Con $19.99 dropped to $9.99 (-$10 )



The PS3 and Installs

Linkage to Crap.

"SSDs are perfect for notebooks because they're light, they don't consume a lot of power, and they give off very little heat. The good news is that you can slide those same 2.5-inch solid state notebook drives right into a PlayStation 3. We got our hands on a 60GB SuperTalent Master Drive MX SSD to see how it performs in a PlayStation 3. The $400 60GB Master Drive MX specifications state that it has 120MB/s read speeds, but its write speeds cap off at 40MB/s. By comparison, we tested the stock PlayStation 3 hard drive and observed 32MB/s read and write speeds. The MX drive doesn't match up to the 120MB/s reads and the blistering 70MB/s writes of the more expensive $1,300 Super Talent 60GB Master Drive DX, but some upgrades get more difficult to justify when the PlayStation 3 itself costs only about $400."

The basic idea behind this particular article is about whether it's worth getting a new HD for your PS3 to quicken load times etc. I honestly don't care if there was some magic hard-drive that took out all load times and maybe baked me a nice cake at the same time. The PS3 is a console and if I wanted to spend the time upgrading a system and changing components to try and get better performance then I would go back to my PC gaming days. I must say that I do miss them.

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Fallout 3 Amazon Exclusive Deal

What is this exclusive you ask? It's an official Pip-boy 3000 Digital Clock, along with the regular swag coming with the LE, all for the ripe price of $129.99! That is quite the price, in fact it's the first time a LE has reached that ugly mountain since the Halo 3 Legendary Edition debacle. Though the truly sad part about this is that I'm actually considering it because I want that damn thing. If it was being sold for $100 I would order it no question, but $129 is so much to pay for one game. I could buy a Nintendo DS with that money. I could buy a lot of beer and grapes with that money, but I still can't help but have the slightest desire for that LE. Oh yea, there is also the fact that I will likely not be able to afford that either.

I likely won't be getting it because I do think that is way too much money to part with for one game (no matter what bonuses you get) and if you remember what happened with the Halo 3 LE...maybe we'll be seeing this on Amazon for $60 not that much longer after release. Though having it only be sold through Amazon makes that a much, much smaller possibility.