Archived entries: PlayStation

Gotta Play: Flower

It is difficult to believe that there may still be a PS3 owner, or a gamer out there who hasn’t yet heard of thatgamecompany’s Flower. The game was showered with awards and recognition since its release in 2008, most recently winning a BAFTA award for Artistic Achievement in 2010. It is also one of my personal favorites and one of these games I’d recommend to anyone without any second thoughts.

Much like other titles of the studio, Flower is an unusual title, often categorized as ambient gaming experience. It is a genre I have been very fond of for quite a while – an interactive entertainment type where player’s immersion and emotions take precedence over the score, reflexes or button mashing. It is a game that lets you relax and enjoy yourself in front of the console – a commodity much valued at the end of a busy day.

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Bici Bee #139: 8001050F

Today most of the old (non-slim) Playstation 3 systems started exhibiting the problems with connection to PSN, trophies, date and time. It is a result of a (Y2K ?) bug in PS3 firmware having problems coping with leap years. This episode of Bici Bee commemorates this momentous occasion.

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Heavy Rain Demo: Impressions

I have just completed several playthroughs of the Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain demo released yesterday on Playstation Network. I was cautiously optimistic approaching it, having known the studio only from it’s Omikron: The Nomad Soul game released back in 1999. (Having loved Omikron, I have no idea how did I miss their 2005′s Fahrenheit (a.k.a. Indigo Prophecy).)

When the game comes out, undoubtedly the reviews will range all the way from calling it a “x-hours long quick-time event” to “the most cinematic experience ever”. Personally, I think it will become an instant cult classic, and can only hope the commercial reception will be as good. But that – only time will show. For now we have a demo:

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Bici Bee #76: Bici Bici Bee

I’ve been playing a lot of NOBY NOBY BOY on my PS3 since its release. If you own this console, go to the PSN now and buy it.

At such low price it is practically a crime not to support innovative games.

Bici Bee #74: Valentines 2009: Flower

Hear my advice: If you are still considering, get your girl some real flowers and buy the PS3 game for yourself, as you really mean it.





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