Sunday, February 17, 2008

Activision Trademarks DJ Hero

Trademork is reportingthat Activison is trademarking the name DJ Hero. No details were mentioned except that the trademark refers to "computer game software and related instruction manual sold together as a unit; interactive video game programs; computer game discs; downloadable software for use in connection with computer games; video game controllers; interactive video game comprised of a CD or DVD sold as a unit with a video game controller."

When we find out more, we will update you.

[DJ Hero]

PLAYSTATION 3 and The Forced Installs

I don't know if it is just me, but the installations on the PLAYSTATION 3 are starting to get annoying. First, when we opened our PLAYSTATION 3 boxes for the first time and visited the PLAYSTATION Store, we downloaded a demo to find we had to wait another minute or two to let it install, sort of like a PC.

Then, games like Unreal Tournament III started coming in. The game is awesome, and it's great that Epic included an option to install to shorten load times and such, and not a required installation. It seems as though including the install influenced some developers.

Then, Capcom released Devil May Cry 4. The bad thing is when you first load up the game, you have to sit through 20-25 minutes of install time, and can read a back story with repeating pictures for that time. Then they announced that the upcoming Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds is going to require a 5GB installation. Shortly after that, they said that Lost Planet: Extreme Condition will require a 5GB installation.

Now, I don't know about you, but even though the waiting times are enormous, thats 15GB of space used up on your PLAYSTATION 3 right there. Most the PLAYSTATION 3 user base has their standard hard drive on their system being the 20, 40, 60, or 80 gig consoles. Many people use their PLAYSTATION 3 as their general media player as well, meaning less space for movies, songs, pictures, and even demos.

Now I ask, are these forced "space-takers" here to stay? How many more games are we going to see this in? We will only find out as the time goes by. To tell the truth, I don't even want that 5GB Devil May Cry 4 gave me.

Rock Band Going for $150 at Target This Week

If your still deciding whether or not to buy Rock Band (great game, by the way), and are worrying about the price, then you might want to check out Target this week. The game will be going for $149.99 instead of it's regular $169.99 which is a great savings of $20. So, decide quick, and start rocking.

[Rock Band bundle only $149 at Target this week]