Peep Game: PS3 Blu-ray 2.0! Wii Rocks Out! Second Chance for Take-Two?

 

This has been an interesting week in gaming. PS3 Fans get a

bunch of good news in both the hardware and software fronts, Take-Two has a ton

of heart, and the Wii is catching some late love.

 

Also, with the start of baseball season we give you a look

at both of the baseball games that matter. Without further ado…play ball!

 

The Big News

 

Take-Two vs. EA:

Round 3

 

It would seem that Take-Two is rebuffing the head honchos at

EA once again. Urging their shareholders not to take the bait at $26 a share,

they want to wait until Grand Theft Auto IV is released on April 29 to look at their options.

 

Talks haven’t ceased with EA yet, however, as Take-Two seems

to want a bigger piece of pie, or inclusion into the EA family as an

independent studio. More on this as it develops, as this is far from over.

 

PS3 Firmware 2.20

 

The bad news: no PSP/ Blu-ray portability, at least not

yet anyway. The good news: everything else. Here is a quick rundown of the

features:

 

The ability to copy PS3

Music and Photo playlists to a PSP system. You can now play DivX and

WMV format files that are over 2 GB. In addition, you can now display

subtitles when viewing DivX files.Resume Play – begin

playing a DVD or BD disc from the point where you previously stopped it,

even if you eject the disc and insert a different movie or game.Use your PSP as a remote

control to play back your music files on your PS3 without turning on your

TVThe Internet browser now

displays some web pages faster. In addition [Save Target] has been added

as an option under file. Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0,

also known as BD-Live support.  This

allows you to download extra content while watching your favorite Blu-ray

movies*.

 

*Disc must also

have BD-Live Support

 

Rock Band Wii

 

Wii owners fear not, the monstrous hit Rock Band will soon be in your hands! You will be able to set up

your own band to slap down rock classics. This game is way too addictive for

anyone’s own good, no matter what kind of music you like. The bundled version with microphone, drums, wireless guitar and software will be available on June 22 for $169.99. Wii owners rejoice!

 

Played

 

MLB The Show 08

 

This is a baseball game for gamers and sports enthusiasts

alike. From the online leagues, to the nearly glitch free experience, to the

presentation of it all, this is the one to get. The only problem is that

everyone cant play it (sorry 360 fans). If you love baseball and you have the

PS3, by all means make sure you get it. 

Special shout out to the Ill Community’s Arcade online league. 

Played Out

 

MLB 2k8

 

I really wanted to like this one, but the fact is the

baseball continues to be the shorthanded game in the 2k lineup. Available for PS3, PS2, Xbox, PSP and Wii, the thought

process behind it is great. It has plenty of innovation, but this thing is

a glitch away from the bargain bin, especially for those who decide to venture

into the franchise mode.

 

If this had an update to fix the glitches this has the

potential to be just like The Show…but

until then, this isn’t National League – this is AAA ball. 

Pre-Order

 

Mario Kart: Wii

 

The racing is back on April 27, ladies and gentleman! The latest

installment of the Mario Kart Series

boasts online racing, bigger tracks, and more competitors to mash it up with

both on and offline. Not to mention it comes packaged with a wheel and allows

for different control methods to suit the gamer, much like Super Smash Brothers Brawl.

 

If you have a Wii, this should be on your radar, and if it

isn’t, now it is.

 

Whenever he isn’t

contemplating a world takeover, you can find Adam Thomas building the Gamer

Studio. For now, join the support and catch some cool screen shots at

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