The first thing that will cross your mind whenever anyone sets eyes on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has to be whether or not it’s exactly the same as Super Smash Bros. Having just gotten my hands on the upcoming PS3 and PSVita title, and being a pretty avid fan of the Smash Bros series, the answer to that question is a bit complicated. While they do share some similarity in concept and control, there are a few key differences in how they are played that makes them a bit different.
One of the newest games announced at the Nintendo Press Conference was Tank! Tank! Tank!, a cel-shaded shooter arcade port that will have up to five players battling against many threats to the planet. Over at the Namco Bandai booth I was given the chance to take these war machines out for a test drive.
Naughty Dog has been known to bring us treasures like: Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter and the Uncharted triology. Their lastest project, Last of Us will join that list shortly. Initially when the world saw its first glimpse of Last of Us, many were quick to write it off as an Uncharted game with a older Nathan Drake lookalike. Those people were W-R-O-N-G.
50 never looked this good.
A couple of days ago, my ears got to spend some time inside the new ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Headset. You may (or may not) know that ESH proclaimed ASTRO headsets to be the unofficial official headset for our podcast nearly two years ago due to their versatility when it comes to video game and home audio entertainment. The audio clarity I found the first time I used an ASTRO headset raised my expectations for how a great headset should sound, and ever since, I can’t (and won’t) settle for less ever again. No hardcore gamer should.