PlayStation Home: Capitalism at its worst?

Following on from the previous article in this series, ‘It’s good to be back Home‘ I’m now going to address the availability of clothes, furniture, and even ‘personal spaces’ for a modest fee, known as a microtransaction.  I must admit, I felt a little sick when I saw the rows of virtual t-shirts, jeans and trainers, each priced at a few pence each.  I just could not understand why anyone would want to pay for stuff like this!

Being the intrepid reporter that I am, I felt I had to try using the system in order to comment on how it works.  I picked up a reasonably cheap yellow t-shirt from some kind of brand that I’m not going to give airtime to here, some jeans, and some trainers.  The whole experience left me feeling a bit hollow inside.  We’ve run out of clothes to buy in the real world, and now we’ve been reduced to paying good money to clothe an avatar?!  Seriously?

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Three Speech Title Round-Up

Three Speech Title Round-Up– It just goes to show what great games are going to be released on the PS3 in the next couple of months or so.  My favourites I’m looking forward to though?  Has to be Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet, and BioShock.  Those are my dream three.  Right there.

Resistance 2 Collector’s Edition cover for Europe

Whilst the good-old USA gets to have a vote on which cover (out of 3) they’d like, apparently SCEE has already chosen for Europe.  It’s this one:

Resistance 2 Collectors Edition, European cover
Resistance 2 Collector's Edition, European cover (image from

My thoughts on this cover?  Erm, not too keen, but it’s good enough I suppose.  Totally clashes with the first game’s cover to be honest.  But beggars can’t be choosers?

LittleBigPlanet, Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 release windows confirmed

LittleBigPlanet, Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 release windows confirmed– SCEE has confirmed that LittleBigPlanet and Killzone 2 are due for release for September this year, with Insomniac’s launch title sequel, Resistance 2, down for a November release.  I can’t wait for any of these titles, they’re all very compelling.  At least it gives me enough time to save up for them!

Resistance 2 Screenshots

The original Resistance: Fall of Man is still kicking my ass, but it’s interesting to see what the future may hold.  Some high-res screenshots have been released courtesy of SCEA.  The graphics look amazing, of course and the Chimera look quite vivid and dare I say it…real?  The Chimera are also packing some new gear- very trendy.  However I will say that they look very creepy, especially in this image:

Resistance 2
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The whole screenshot collection can be found here.  I can’t wait to find out more information about this game and of course, to see some more fantastic screenshots.