Catherine PlayStation 3 Review

Catherine is a game like no other and does not fit into any genre. The plot is bizarre and so unusual it can lead to nightmares and sleepless nights for many gamers. It is about a love triangle involving two women. The relationship turns very bad but those gamers willing to play to the bitter end will be glad they did.

The main character is Vincent who is about 32 yrs old and he is in a relationship with Katherine. Yes, with a K. He is an easy going, laid back type of guy, who takes things one day at a time. Nothing seems to ruffle his feathers. Katherine, on the other hand is very serious, ambitious and goal oriented.

On a night out by himself, Vincent meets Catherine. Yes, with a C. They end up in bed together and spend the night in wild ecstasy. Catherine is more like Vincent and they share a lot in common. She is also very beautiful and attractive. From then on Vincent is driven mad with terrifying nightmares. He can not forgive himself for cheating and his life becomes a turmoil of confusion and guilt. In his dreams he has to climb huge towers of stone and talking sheep hound him. Young men at that time are dying in their sleep and this adds to Vincent's psychological problems.

Although this is only a game, the story is very real. Adult gamers will relate to the love and commitment issues involved in the storyline and sometimes this game is truly only for adults. Kids may not grant the complex relationship issues present in the game. It is this aspect of the game that makes it so unique. Capturing such qualities in a video game is not the norm and quite difficult to accomplish. However, the developer has done a superb job in the romance and relationship department. Mature adults will find the game rather comforting and realistic.

Vincent plays a very realistic character and the problems and obstacles he encounters are true to many real life love triangles. The decisions and choices he makes may not be the right ones, but how many of us have made terrible mistakes in our own real life relationships and lived to regret it later?

Vincent spends a lot of time with his friends in a singles bar, and they try and give him advice regarding his personal life. He has to juggle between his conscience and those friends who mean well. Things start out simple, but gets very complicated as you move from one level to the next.

While Vincent is in the bar Catherine and others sends him text sms's and he has to reply quickly. Depending on what he answers the game can take unexpected twists. Writing a review on this game can be hard. You need to play the game and come to your own conclusion whether it is good or bad. The game can be too confusing for some and easy for others.

BloodRayne: Betrayal PlayStation 3 Review

Many gamers have no idea what BloodRayne is all about. All they can tell you is that there is a sexy female vampire that features in the game. The reason is that the film gave BloodRayne a bad name. But play the game and you will be pleasantly surprised.

If you're an old school gamer, BloodRayne will give you the high no other game can ever do. This is one of the most difficult action games to play. Its 2D side scrolling does not appeal to the average gamer and its brutal and sadistic scenes are not for the faint hearted. If you're new to the gaming scene BloodRayne: Betrayal will challenge your mentality to the limit. But if you belong to the old school of hardcore gaming then you're in luck. This is the mother of all games.

There are 15 stages that you have to delve through. This will test everything you've learned about gaming in your own life. As you progress the enemies become harder to defeat and the volume of bad guys increments tremendously to a point where you feel you are overrun and will be tempted to give up. There are tremendous obstacles in you path. The puzzles will confuse you and send you in the wrong direction. And then just when you think nothing worse could happen and your enthusiasm has hit rock bottom, you are faced with a boss battle.

The main character, Rayne has two primary weapons at her disposal. Her blades and her gun. The gun can be used to kill enemies from afar provided she has ammunition to do so. The blades are used for close combat and are extremely effective. Rayne's health can be renewed by biting the necks of her enemies. Something you will be doing quite frequently if you have any hope of getting very far into the game. If you're squeamish and half a man then turn back right now and get yourself a copy of pacman instead. BloodRayne: Betrayal is the ultimate man's game.

The graphics of the game is brilliant. The scenes are aesthetically designed and very few games can boast such beautiful pictures and colors. The animations and environments are smooth and lifelike. The music though is metallic and is not everyone's first choice. But, hey, you may even like it. Neverheless, you will be so impressed with the graphics you will not even hear the music.

Once you finish the game, it does not mean it's all over. You will probably want to improve your score and start all over again because the game is so addictive. Since its difficulty, once you complete a level and experience the great satisfaction of success, you will not want to stop playing. Just be careful about your language though, if there are other people nearby.

Sky Drift PlayStation 3 Review

Since the release of Super Mario Kart in 1992 kart racing games have been flooding the market and so many of them have been released that the genre has almost been killed. Let's face it, kart racing is not exciting anymore.

Sky Drift, however, is a kart racing game that puts all others to shame and breaths new life into the genre. The tracks are fabulous and although there are not many, you will fall in love with the few that are present. The races are exciting and full of action. Through the race there are signs pointing you in the right direction. If you should lose control and spin off the track and crash you are immediately re-spawned and thrown back into the race. Most of the time you start from where you left off. The game is quite easy and most kids will love it.

There are many things you can collect which will enhance your racing skills and give you better enjoyment as the game progresses. You also have weapons to take down opponents and other stuff to protect you from getting hit. If you love speed this game is what you need.

There are three different modes to choose from and all of them offer something unique and satisfying. In survivor mode you race for a certain time and when the timer stops the person in the last place is eliminated from the game. This goes on until there is only one player left.

In campaign mode you have to race several tracks. All of them are different and you have to adjust your strategy in order to over really hard obstacles. Unfortunately, you can not customize the tracks and must choose one that is available in the game. However, it's nice to play against other real humans and you will have plenty of excitation in your living room. Play too long and it can become rather tedious and mundane. Because of the limited tracks available, you will spend many hours racing too familiar territory and yawning all the way to the finish line. It's best to play the game once and put it away for good, or swap it on eBay.

Sky Drift takes kart racing to new heights. It has everything to make the game wholly satisfying. The good looking tracks and non stop action make this a fun game for kids and adults alike. The limited tracks to race are a serious flaw, but will not affect your fun too much. But another downside is the high price the developers are asking. $ 15 is a bit high for such limited content. Sometimes selling at a reasonable price is not only fair, but allows you to sell much more and in the end your profit margin is bigger. Far too many gaming companies are just out to make a quick buck.

Shadows of the Damned PlayStation 3 Review

In Shadows of the Damned you play a character called Garcia Hotspur. He is a person who hunts demons for a living, or maybe for fun. The lord of the demons has come to kill the love of your life, called Paula, and take her to hell.

Garcia is a kick ass Duke Nukem kind of guy so he will not allow the demon lord to have his way with Paula. He puts on his fighting outfit and races off to the dark world of the damned to save his love, and kicks demon ass all the way.

You have a mentor called Johnson who helps you through your journey into hell. Johnson likes to make jokes and you'll find them quite hilarious and entertaining. He can also change into the weapons you need to fight the evil demons you encounter in hell. You have everything at your disposal that you need, so you should find the game quite a pleasure to play. The weapons are responsive and powerful and Garcia can move quickly in any situation. He is quite a remarkable character and deadly too. The action is exciting and dodging bullets and lasers is something you will love doing.

Although the game is in 2D it offers a chilling graphics display of eerie scenes and wonderful combat missions. Often you will find yourself fighting in the dark and the evil demons may seem too powerful to defeat. The levels are not that easy to complete and most gamers may find it hard to finish the game. The bosses have amazing powers and do not die easily. You will find that being in hell is similar to life on Earth. They have movie cinemas, bars, clubs, strippers, diners and so on. Demons take your genitals when they kill you, so try and hold on to them.

This is one game that will take you deep into the red light district, so make sure your under age kids are not playing it. You will truly love progressing to the next red light district in your adventure. It's a world of devil worship and adult entertainment, something people love anyway.

The game engine is remarkable, although it may not be as smooth as you would like. It does a good job though considering the fast style graphics employed to make hell something you will remember. The action never seems to stop and the music will put you in the mood to play for hours non-stop. Garcia is truly a hero. He does not fear any demon and his bravery is well rewarded in the end when he finds and saves Paulo from eternal damnation.

The acting of the characters is superb. The developers have spent a lot of time creating a game that all adults will enjoy playing. This game is one that you need to play to see for yourself the wonderful elements present in the game.

The PlayStation 3 is the ideal platform for this kind of action adventure. It utilizes all features of the PlayStation to make your experience one of wonder and fulfillment. Buying Shadows of the Damned for your PlayStation 3 is one of the best things you can do.

Xbox 360 Red Light Error – Permanent Fix For E74 Error

Video game consoles are getting popular day-by-day by introduction of new consoles into the market. The reason for this trend is the entry of corporate giants into the gaming industry. Companies like Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, etc have entered into this market investing huge amount of capital. These video game consoles are appealing more number of children and adults than ever before because of the features it contains. Xbox 360 is one such videogame console. The console is designed and developed by Microsoft and introduced in the year 2005.

LACK OF PROPER DESIGN
Microsoft is a major software company and has a wide range of experience and had been in the field for several years. But developing hardware is a new experience for them. Here they lag behind in certain areas of hardware manufacturing. All these talks came because of the failure of the Xbox 360s hardware. Many users worldwide have complained about the overheating problem of the console. The reason for this is the design structure of the console. The console has been provided with very few ventilation gaps and this is one of the reasons for the problem. The console has not been tested with all necessary tests like console heat withstanding etc. From the number of failures, it's clear that Microsoft has introduced the product to the market in a hurry to have a tough competition with the Sony's PlayStation 2 during the Christmas.

EFFECTS OF CAUSES
The problem has resolved in overheating of the console. The console often pops up and displays an error message name as E 74 along with Three Red lights in the power ring. The problem is often known as the "Three Red Light error". Gamers call them as the "Red Rings of Death" or RRoD as when the problem occurs the entire console gets hung and no further operations can be performed on the console thereafter.

TECHNICAL REASON
The reason for the overheating is due to the presence of the X clamp that holds the heat sinks of the processors to the motherboard. Because of the X clamp, the heat sink becomes more air tight and hence air circulation to the GUI and CPU becomes insufficient lead to the failure of the console. The only way to avoid the red light error is to have enough air supply to the console.

POSSIBLE METHODS
There are various methods to solve the red light error of the console. If your console has a valid warranty then you can repair them by giving the console to Microsoft service station. The simplest method to solve problem without spending more money and time is by repairing it on your own. As the console requires only the removal of the X clamps repairing can be done with help of simple tools. For this you have watch some video tutorials for repairing the console. This is the cheapest way and most reliable way and many gamers recommend this method as it takes just 1 or two hours rather than waiting for up to 3 months when sent to Microsoft.