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Rockstar Games does a small Q&A session

“I was highly anticipating the release of The Ballad Of Gay Tony, but just found out that it is only on the XBox360. I am certain that I am not the first person to ask this, but how come it wasn’t released on the PS3?” – received via Mouthoff

We know that it continues to be an often-asked question – and believe us, we understand the frustration of PS3 owners like yourself who haven’t been able to play any of our most recent releases. All we can say is that we at Rockstar promise to be very good to you with our releases in 2010. Please stay with us and stay tuned!

I find it so odd that they decided to pick this question amongst all the other ones. I’m going to go out in a limb and say they’re trying to string us along until they’re able to release the DLC on PS3. Lost and Damned was released 17 February 2009, and if we use the same logic as other ‘exclusive’ Xbox360 titles, exclusivity lasts for a year.

Then again, maybe they’re just referring to LA Noire and Agents.

Source: Rockstar Newswire

Nyko Frontman Guitar on PS3 Connection Glitch Fix

A few months ago Amazon had a sale on PS3 controllers and I got two Nyko Frontband guitars. They’ve been sitting in my closet since then and this week we decided to finally take the plunge and buy a game (Rock Band 2).

Well, this has sucked.

In Rock Band mode the guitars just keep pressing X (green) in turbo mode, making it impossible to control the game. After some searching around it seems like this is an issue with Rock Band 2 and the way to fix it is to set the controller to Guitar Hero mode.

Now for the fun part, apparently firmware 3.10 broke the controllers. Well it didnt break them, it just made them not get their connection straight.

To fix this I made sure I had one Dual Shock taking slot 1. Then I proceeded to plug in the ‘footpedal’ in Rock Band mode, this should make the controller turn Blue. Then you need to go into Guitar Hero mode and hopefully it keeps the Blue light when it auto-adjusts. If it doesn’t then you need to keep turning the knob back to Rock Band and re-syncing until you do get the Blue light and then go into Guitar Hero mode.

This might take a few tries. Have patience. It sucks, I know!

Some have suggested using two Dual-Shocks so that the guitar is actually controller 3. This worked for me as well but i didn’t have any better luck than with just the one controller.

What if I have 2 Nyko Frontman guitars?

Its the same process for both I did one guitar first, and then the other (Blue and then Orange). It has been taking me like 10 minutes to get them to sync correctly, but once i do, they just work.

This is not the nicest of solutions, and I am honestly quite annoyed by this situation but the guitars work and I got the game for cheap. I’ll search around tonight and update this post if I find any better solutions.

UPDATE (11/29/2009) :

If the controllers come up SOLID RED in Guitar Hero mode, turn the knob back and forth (to Rock Band and then back to Guitar Hero) this will toggle the controller and make it try and find a new open channel. Wait for it to go to a new solid color, if it goes red again just turn the knob once more, repeat this until you get a different color. Its really not a pretty solution. *sigh*

Gran Turismo 5 Feature list reveal… zZzZz

Tokyo Game Show has brought nothing but disappointment to Gran Turismo fans if you ask me. Not only did they announce that the Japanese launch date will be March 2010. We finally have a full feature list of everything that they are planning on including on GT5 and, apart from having a ridiculous 950 car list, its basically exactly the same thing that you have been playing forever. There is nothing in this feature list that makes me think this will be any more fun than GT, GT2, GT3, GT4 or GT5:P. Nothing.

I guess that’s just the problem though. While everything else has moved towards customization like in Forza where you can make your own paint styles. Gran Turismo has kept its ‘real driving simulator’ idea going and while I like it… I just don’t think that its going to sell me another game. I paid for GT5:P which they said they’d provide updates and they’ve kind of held their part of it. Most of the updates were for the GT TV thing. Where are the new cars? Where is the car damage? You know what, forget all that, where are the trophies?

I love cars. I love Gran Turismo. I want something new though.

I play the license tests, and go through all the races at least once. After that, it just ends up being trying to get the perfect line and I enjoyed Burnout Paradise too much to actually go back to this. Oh and the overturning of cars and the new crash physics just make me think the game will be more of a pain than it will be fun.

List after the jump.

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Killzone 2 Retail Beach Glitch

This is something that was reported on the TheGameReviews.com about a month ago and I really didn’t think much of it since it was in the demo.

Now in what must obviously be Guerilla Games telling me I should either go work or go back to Street Fighter IV, I have also gotten the glitch in the retail version.

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Well, I guess I’ll have to restart. Luckily its not that far into the game that this happens, it just scares me that it might happen again later.

My FeedFlix Data

I’ve complained a lot about wanting my PS3 to be able to play Netflix watch-now content. Here’s some concrete data that shows how I use Netflix.

  • You have been a Netflix member since July 2007 and have returned 133 titles to date
  • You most recently returned a movie on 10/Feb/09 i.e. 8 days ago
  • You keep titles at home for an average of 12 days
  • You see 4.7 titles by DVD and 9.3 titles by Instant Watch each month
  • You’ve indicated that you are on the 3 at-a-time (Unlimited) plan which costs $17.99/month (including the $1/mo Blu-ray fee)
  • Your cost/DVD rental is $3.86. Your cost/movie (including Instant Watch) is $1.29
  • You’re in the 34th percentile. i.e., 34% of FeedFlixers pay less than you per movie 

Yeah, give me Watch Now on my console and I’d be watching so much more stuff its not even funny. Actually, I guess its best for Netflix that I don’t have access to it or I’d be breaking the $1 mark per movie watched.

If you want to checkout how much you pay for your Netflix rentals go to FeedFlix. It’s fast and easy. Let me know your results!

Sony needs to add Netflix/BlockBuster Streaming to PS3 or TFSU

Sony’s continued ramblings about how they are giving people more ‘choice’ by not allowing them to stream movies from Netflix (or Blockbuster, or Amazon… or ANYWHERE) is starting to piss me off. I mean, yes, they’ve made the web browser on the system not be the most terrible thing ever to watch Hulu and other Flash based video sites on it, but its just not the same.

This last article is exactly what I’m talking about. Sony needs to stop pretending like they know whats best for everyone and start listening to what the people are saying. If we want Netflix streaming… give us Netflix streaming. It is of no cost to you, and I already have a Netflix account. How else do you think I would be watching the Blu-Ray movies you say I should be watching? Buying them at $35 bucks a pop?

RIIIIIIIIIGGGHHTTT….

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PS3 Home a little boring, just a little.

I stepped into PlayStation Home the other day and I must say, it is just as boring now as it was during the Beta. I am happy to see that Sony is being able to monetize it somehow, but honestly… It needs to become something for the gamers not just another Second Life.

I have seen what I can do with the current incarnation of the system and here are my overall thoughts.

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LittleBigPlanet has LittleBig Server Issues

It’s really a shame that the servers had to be brought down two days ago (a day after going up) and now they appear to be down again, because I have really been enjoying the online components of LittleBigPlanet. I have been playing through the story mode with my girlfriend and she’s quite into it, not all games do that. My main complaint, for some reason the controls seem to be a bit looser, and don’t keep the presicion that they kind of force you to have in some levels. These levels are really hard, way harder than I ever imagined MediaMolecule to want to add to the game.

With that said if you have a PS3, you should go get LittleBigPlanet right now. The rest of us who already have the game need to be talking about what we will create once the servers are back up. Yes, seriously because playing through the Canyon levels was just way too much fun and I’m afraid we need more online content to bring the servers down again. :)

<3 Sack-Morouxshi