Posts Tagged "PlayStation 3"

How to Set Up PS3 Parental Controls

How to Set Up PS3 Parental Controls

Like movies, video games span a multitude of genres and cover a lot of controversial ground. That means there is the potential for very young kids to run into game content featuring sex, drugs, and rock and roll–game content that’s far removed from the likes of Big Bird’s Sailboat Adventure. If you’re a parent or a guardian, you might not want your young charge wandering into content that’s not suitable for them. Fortunately, most...

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Video Game Storytelling: History and Origins

Video Game Storytelling: History and Origins

Heavy Rain for the PlayStation 3 is an important adventure game and monument to virtual storytelling; it demonstrates how developers can go about making realistic, mature video games (maybe too realistic, according to this thoughtful write-up by Chris Lepine of The Artful Gamer). But maybe Heavy Rain goes beyond “important.” According to its creator, David Cage, Heavy Rain is more than a definitive title in the interactive storytelling genre: It is the...

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Is the PlayStation 3 Doomed to Fail?

Is the PlayStation 3 Doomed to Fail?

The life cycle of video game consoles has been flipped completely on its head. Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 miles ahead of the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3, but the company is in no huge rush to replace its 6-year-old games system. Sony and Nintendo aren’t moving quickly to replace their aging consoles, either. In fact, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter believes it’s going to be some time before we see the next generation of game consoles....

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Social Games Turn Consoles Upside Down

Social Games Turn Consoles Upside Down

From the first time you beat your sister’s high score in Tetris to that noob you totally pwned in WoW last week, your gaming life has likely been “social” long before FarmVille was anything but a small town in North Carolina. Like most industries, gaming has been shaken up by the web and its new platforms for entertainment. The games that once required a substantial investment in console, cartridge and TV can now be downloaded to your mobile for $0.99, or...

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Best Video Games 2011: Top New Releases

Best Video Games 2011: Top New Releases

On the heels of a topsy-turvy 2010 that saw sales dip by 6%, video game makers are getting back to basics in 2011. Translation: Rather than lightweight entertainment apps, social games and casual downloads, that means more face-melting blockbusters. Following are five of the best new gaming debuts expected to keep you glued to your PC or TV through the coming year. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks, PC/PlayStation 3/ Xbox 360) – Sequel to...

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