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NEWS: sounds like Sony's discontinuing the 80GB soon, which would be the last one with backwards compability. And GTA IV is pushed to April due to PS3 issues.

on the shelves

01/22: Burnout Paradise (The W at Amazon) (Stats): 9.0ish reviews everywhere. The big advancement is open-world layout; instead of going menu to menu to choose races, you drive to the intersections where they're happening. 120 events are accessible from the world go. The races themselves don't follow tracks or paths - you start in point A, the finish line is point B, and you zoom thru town anyway you want in between. Downside is you can't immediately retry a race if you've failed (because you've got to drive back to the start and you're at the finish), a map of the city only appears on the pause screen and it takes a little longer to get a race going when you have to drive around town to get to it. PS3 has slightly better visuals (!) though only X360 allows you to put your own songs in the game.

in the store

Downloadable Games

- PixelJunk Monsters {$8, for now} - Sony's got a gameplay preview, which still confuses me. I'm told it's good, so don't listen to me.

Add-ons

- Folklore Create-a-Creature Winner {FREE}

- Rock Band: Oasis singles {$2 each, $5.50 al}
* "Wonderwall"
* "Live Forever"
* "Don't Look Back in Anger"

- Guitar Hero III "Classic Rock Track" {$6.25}
* "Peace of Mind" by Boston
* "Jukebox Hero" by Foreigner
* "Any Way You Want It" by Journey

(Winner: Rock Band)

- Stranglehold Map Pack {$15} - different versions for the Collector's edition, even though the Map Packs look otherwise the same, that's dumb. 10 maps and 21 players skins, so if you're playing deathmatches with friends, make them chip in.

Demos
* Devil May Cry 4 {Demo}
* The Club {Demo}

PS1 Classic
* Jet Moto 2 {$6} - also out for the PC

Game Video
* Tony Hawk's Proving Ground

Movie Trailers
* Step Up 2: The Streets
* Dragon Wars

PS3 Theme
* PixelJunk Monsters
* Lemmings

over the horizon
01/29: nothing
02/05: Turok
02/05: Devil May Cry 4
02/18: FIFA Street 3
02/19: Dynasty Warriors 6
02/26: Lost
03/03: MLB 2K8
03/04: MLB '08: the Show
03/11: Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
03/18: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
04/08: Star Wars: the Force Unleashed
06/28: Grand Theft Auto IV
06/30: LEGO Indiana Jones



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I got to play some of Ratchet and Clank the other day at a friend's house, and it looked so visually stunning to me. The gameplay was deriviative but still engaging. It really made me want a PS3 something fierce I must admit.

That Oasis set for Rock Band would be a hard thing to pass up...if I had a PS3 and Rock Band.



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