Call of Duty Elite: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Posted on May 31st, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, PS3, Videogames, Xbox 360. 7 comments

Call of Duty Elite logo Call of Duty Elite: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Activision has officially announced details on its Call of Duty Elite online service. Offering advanced stat tracking and social features, Call of Duty Elite will have a free version and a premium version with a monthly fee. The primary goal of the service (in my opinion, anyway) is to keep Call of Duty gamers away from other shooters by offering “sticky” features. Here are some bullet points from the press release:

  • Connect: Call of Duty Elite gives players unprecedented control over their multiplayer experience, transforming it into a true

Sony NGP = PlayStation Vita?

Posted on May 31st, by raymond padilla in PSP, Today's Specials. 1 Comment

Is PlayStation Vita the final name for the portable console codenamed NGP (Next Generation Portable)? Games Pundit found a bunch of evidence that points to Vita being the retail name for the product. Gamers are already hating and loving the name. I’m kind of indifferent to it; it reminds me of Vitamin Water and Vita Coco coconut water.

Do you like the name PlayStation Vita? Do you like the album African Child?


Read My L.A. Noire Review (Please)!

Posted on May 31st, by raymond padilla in PS3, Videogames, Xbox 360. 10 comments

LA Noire 2 Read My L.A. Noire Review (Please)!

My review of L.A. Noire for Machinima went up last week. Kindly check it out if you have a moment. If you have two moments, please leave a comment over there. Here’s a clip from the review:

Team Bondi did a wonderful job of creating an enjoyable game that takes interactive storytelling to a new level. The production values and graphics are up there with Heavy Rain, but the gameplay is more appealing to longtime gamers. Rockstar fans that were expecting another Grand Theft Auto need to understand


Coffee Talk #358: Your Most Wanted Games of E3 2011

Posted on May 31st, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 35 comments
The next few editions of Coffee Talk will be about E3 2011. Today, let's talk about the games you're looking forward to learning more about at E3 2011. A bunch of my industry friends are high on...

Sony Unveils Official PS3 Wireless Headset for $99

Posted on May 27th, by raymond padilla in PS3. 4 comments

Sony wireless headset PS3 Sony Unveils Official PS3 Wireless Headset for $99

Sony Computer Entertainment America has unveiled the official wireless headset for PlayStation 3. It comes with an MSRP of $99 and connects to the PS3 through a USB transmitter. The headset appears to be stylish, but it’s interesting that it uses a USB transmitter instead of Bluetooth technology. Although Bluetooth would have allowed for more versatility, I’m guessing that Sony achieved better quality through a standalone transmitter…that or the company loves proprietary devices.

Here’s a clip from PlayStation Blog:

Featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound, the Wireless Stereo Headset lets


Coffee Talk #357: Your NBA 2011 Finals Prediction

Posted on May 27th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Sports, Today's Specials. 91 comments
The 2011 NBA finals are set! It'll be the Dallas Mavericks vs. the Miami Heat. Who do you think will win? Who are you rooting for?!? As for me...