Posted 2 days, 19 hours ago | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games
A real live bunch they may be, but getting The Warriors back to Coney is no cakewalk, not with 60,000 Flashed-up street soldiers baying for retribution. Here are our tips to surviving the night - and remember that The Warriors is nowavailable to download from PlayStation Store as part of the PS2 Classics collection.
Stay tuned, Boppers: Pay close attention to the tutorial at the start of the game, as this will teach you the combat basics that will get you through the tougher stages later on. If you do forget anything, head to Controls > Tutorial from the Start menu.
The Chicks are packed: Many of the objects littering the streets - bottles, trashcans, wrenches etc. - can be used as weapons. Generally, these weapons inflict more damage than a single hit, but you do lose the ability to string together combos and to defend yourself from the rear and side. In the frenzy of a mass brawl, you may find it better to rely on the weapons you were born with.
Hit everything in sight: Rage Mode can be the difference between a pretty face and a smashed one. Attacks are more powerful with Rage and you are immune to damage for its duration. All basic attacks fill your Rage meter somewhat, but some do more than others. Check the Style Points table below to see which actions really get the blood boiling.
Real tough: Some boss enemies have powerful melee attacks. In a one-on-one, keep your distance and throw any weapons you find at them. Not only will this wear them down, it will fill your Rage meter. When it's full, get up close and wreck their punk ass.
Who are The Warriors?: Know your allies - each member has different physical attributes and skills, and playing these to your advantage may be the edge you need to beat a difficult mission.
I want them all: Whichever character you're controlling, the rest of The Warriors have your back, so use the Commands to your advantage. If a rival gang has one particularly strong soldier (maybe they're carrying a weapon), then lock onto them and issue the 'Wreck 'Em All' Command to have them battered before you've even thrown a punch. If you're short on time and cash, shout 'Mayhem' in a store to have it emptied quicker than a Flash dealer's overcoat.
Come out to play: Coney Bonus Missions are timed challenges that are gradually unlocked as you play through the game's Story Mode. To find them, exit the Warriors Hangout and look for the purple mission icons on your radar. Complete these as soon as they become available, as the rewards will help you in the more difficult later stages.
Hit the jump for more tips including a breakdown of which actions yield the most Style Points.
Beginning the day's journey in the mean streets of Liberty City on PS3 with a bit of Team Deathmatch, Team One's LarsDK and MagicShadowZ had the inaugural snuffs on the stream, at the expense of Team Two's Walisson-_-Game and StephanRask1970 (PSN ID), respectively. Our PlayRockstar tried to set the bar high and went hunting after two of the early standouts on Team Two: Nissan_GTR2012, who was impressively mowing down everyone in sight and southparkmayor who turned the tables and straight Kenney'ed us. Seconds after our teammate and Newswire regular ferguson99 deaded kalanchoe88 and LarsDK, that pesky Nissan_GTR2012 stepped out and shut us down. On the upside, it was right at the doorstep of the hospital - thanks for the courtesy. Moments later, Nissan_GTR2012 got a bit of a comeuppance when Walisson-_-Game machine gunned 'em down. With a minute left and desperately trying to catch up, Team Two's jay-bolty (PSN ID) appeared from out of the shadows to ventilate MagicShadowZ. But it just wasn't enough and Team One wound up taking the match, with vince_42069 and LarsDK getting 13 kills apiece and southparkmayor contributing 9. Team Two's top player was good ol' ferguson99 with 7 kills.
A few seconds into a Deathmatch in The Lost and Damned on Xbox LIVE, our PlayRockstar took a pretty ugly shotgun blast to the face, courtesy of gamefreak23228. Inspired and thirsty for redemption, we copycatted that kill on Stormkiller1122. CreepyEyeball then went on a sick tear, taking out gamefreak23228 and plasticboy199 once and Stormkiller1122 and our guy two times a piece - all in what felt like a heartbeat. More than three minutes into the match, we were desperately trying to add to the one lonely kill to our credit, but that was to be delayed when Stormkiller1122 took us down from behind their ride over by Big Bad Al's. In a period of crossfire down under the Broker Bridge, CreepyEyeball took out Stormkiller1122 and plasticboy199, but not before the latter put us out of our misery. With a little under two minutes to go, we unloaded into Stormkiller1122's vehicle trying to get him with a barrage, but wound up having to open up the car door and fire one from close range to finish the job. Hard target indeed. CreepyEyeball crushed everyone to win the match with 22 kills and $2,332, gamefreak23228 came in second with 8 kills and $842 and Stormkiller1122 came in third with $629 and six kills, many of them unfortunately and painfully at our expense.
In the next Deathmatch, this time on PC and at Francis International, we came with RPGs a blazin'. GTAplayer2508 blasted sadlybadlyy (GT) and flashgta10 blew up MawericK19 to open things up, but PlayRockstarPC soon atomized GTAplayer2508 to get on the board. There was a quick succession of brutal violence - GTAstorm took out Seco94, IH8GTAmissions executed msever, AceSeven rocked IH8GTAmissions - as MawericK19 pointed out, "THAT escalated quickly." Halfway through the match, it was just one blast after another - QuAd205 was leading with $2,307, our guy was in second with $1,521 and an apparently avowed free-roamer and multiplayer IH8GTAmissions (GT) was right behind with $1,483. Nearly face to face with Seco94, PlayRockstarPC did not stand a chance, getting absolutely decimated at close range. Soon after, Seco94 also knocked off Rafioso, making a slow climb upward in the standings. With two minutes left, Seco94 had moved up to fourth, with QuAd205 still in first with $3,742, GTAstorm in second with $2,742 and flashgta10 now in third with $2,246. Not letting up, QuAd205 continued to hit one player after another - getting msever, Rafioso and GUSSI111 within seconds of one another. The relentlessness paid off - QuAd205 wound up winning the match with 42 kills and $4,479. With 30 kills and $2,959, flashgta10 was able to get second, inching past GTAstorm, who had 31 kills and $2,868.
Big thanks to ShenmueSaga for faithfully capturing the entire event.
We kicked off Max Payne 3 on PS3 with a Deathmatch in Nova Esperança, taking on 7 members of the prolific Murda Squad Gang Crew (MSK1). With a little help from Crew leader MURDA_SQUAD_LOVE, we broke our kill cherry on MURDA_SQUAD_BADZ. Immediately after, MURDA_SQUAD_LOVE dealt with showmestate in an epic faceoff volley of bullets, shooting through doors, walls and ladders - jumping in on the alley-oop we took out showmestate ourselves, by way of a trusty M10. After offing MURDA_SQUAD_ BADZ again with two minutes to go, the Vendetta against us was on. In the meantime, thembones928 emerged to gun us down with an LMG .30 and MURDA_SQUAD_FUNK rocked us with the 608 Bull. Not afraid to shed some blood, Murda Squad lived up to their name, taking the top five slots. MURDA_SQUAD_LOVE, using Weapon Double Dealer and donning a Bomb suit, finished in first with 24 kills. MURDA_SQUAD_FUNK came in second with 23 kills and showmestate was right behind with 22.
Hit the jump for much more including recaps of Social Club community action in Table Tennis, Red Dead Redemption and Midnight Club LA. Plus more video, screens and the roll call of attendees.
Posted 1 week, 2 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games
The GTAV splash page has been updated with the 9 new screens that you might have noticed during Sony's E3 press conference last night.
For details on the custom GTAV-branded Pulse Elite Headset for PS3 and the exclusive PlayStation 3 Grand Theft Auto V bundle available at launch that comes with a Standard Edition copy of the game, visit the PlayStation Blog.
Experience a return to the arcade tradition of street brawler beat-em-ups as you fight your way from Coney Island all the way to the North Bronx and back - taking control of various members of the Warriors as they go up against some of NYC heaviest gangs including the Destroyers, the Turnbull AC's and the bat-wielding Baseball Furies.
Heart of Darkness: Surrounded by danger and depravity, the shadows are your sanctuary. Move into the darkness and the figure of Cash on the bottom right of the screen will turn blue to indicate that you cannot be seen in plain sight. Don't get too comfortable though - if you're in an enemy's path and he walks into you, he'll attack.
Sick sense: The radar at the bottom-right of the screen shows the location of nearby enemies and the direction in which they are facing, as well as key locations such as objective points. It uses a color system to indicate each enemy's state: yellow means they are blissfully unaware that you're about to sneak up and butcher them; orange shows that they have heard something and are heading over to investigate; and red indicates that they can see you and are coming to kill you. Use this information to plan when to stalk and when to run, but don't get too dependent - in Hardcore difficulty, there's no radar.
Silence is crimson: Noise can be your friend or your foe, so keep an eye on the red circle on your radar to know how discreet you're being (or not being) at any given time. When the time is right, hit walls or kick barrels to lure your enemy to their sticky fate.
Ear to the ground: Keep one eye on the ground at all times, as some floor surfaces will make a sound when you walk on them. Don't make the amateur mistake of stepping onto a metal grate and giving yourself away while lining up an execution.
Divide and conquer: The odds of surviving are already stacked against you, so don't be tempted to take on the world. Isolate enemies and take them out one-by-one. If you find two or more of them sticking together, use noise to lure one of them away.
Hit the jump below for even more tips and strategies...
Posted 4 weeks ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games
We are proud to announce full details of the Special Edition and Collector's Edition of Grand Theft Auto V - which will be available for worldwide pre-order starting today from participating retailers.
As an additional bonus, those who pre-order any edition of Grand Theft Auto V (including the Special Edition, Collector’s Edition or the standard retail edition) between now and September 17th will get access to pilot the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle.
High above the streets of Los Santos floats the Atomic Blimp, hawking Los Santos’ finest tire company (whose products are available in any LS Customs garage). Pre-order now to gain the ability to pilot the most iconic and leisurely aircraft in the Los Santos skies (please note that all pre-orders made before today will also get access to the blimp).
The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition includes:
Full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V
Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork This special SteelBook features double-sided, never-before-seen artwork of Michael, Trevor and Franklin. Custom color and metallic treatments bring out the detail of the artwork created exclusively for this SteelBook.
Blueprint Map This exclusive, additional 21.5” x 26.75” map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County. Cryptic markings indicate locations for fast cash and other points of interest for the up-and-coming entrepreneur.
Special Ability Boost Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have a unique special ability. With this boost, the special ability bar will generate 25% faster.
Stunt Plane Trials Single player Stunt Plane Trials let you take on additional aerial challenges spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.
Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More Michael, Franklin and Trevor get bonus outfits in their wardrobes, character specific tattoos at tattoo parlors, and special deals from shopkeepers across Los Santos and Blaine County.
Additional Weapons When visiting Ammunation stores in single player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer.
The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition. Click here for more detail.
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition includes all the contents of Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition as described above plus:
Grand Theft Auto V Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key Inspired by the heists in Grand Theft Auto V, this custom 10.75” x 8.5” money bag features a pop-up style lock and laser cut logo key to secure important items. The reverse side features a pressed Rockstar Games logo on the security mount with a framed ID window.
Grand Theft Auto V New Era 9FIFTY™ Snapback Cap This exclusive New Era 9FIFTY™ cap features an embroidered Los Santos logo on the front, a stitched, black Rockstar Games logo on the wearer’s left side, a Grand Theft Auto ‘V’ logo applique on the opposite side, and snapback closure for an adjustable fit.
Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online Get classic Grand Theft Auto characters to use within the Grand Theft Auto Online Character Creation System.
Unique Vehicles and Garage Property Players will instantly receive a garage to store custom vehicles. In single player, the garage will be stocked with the 1930’s style Hotknife hotrod and the CarbonRS sports bike. In Grand Theft Auto Online, players will get the high-end Khamelion electric car.
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition. Click here for more detail.
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition comes packaged in a premium outer box featuring a foil embossed Grand Theft Auto V logo on the top, finished with a matte, scuff-resistant film lamination, housing all of the contents.
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition and Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition are the perfect way for fans to celebrate the return of GTA, with special digital content and exclusive Grand Theft Auto V physical items. Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition will retail for $149.99, while the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition will retail for $79.99. All versions are now available for pre-order until September 17, 2013 while supplies last.
Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games
Let's get down to it...
Starting Tuesday, May 28th in North America and Wednesday, May 29th in Europe, our latest PS2 Classics release on PlayStation Network lets you navigate the treacherous path home for that real live bunch from Coney, as The Warriors will be available to plaaaa-ay on PS3. Grab it from the PlayStation Store next week for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99.
As an extra treat for those of you in the NYC area - what better way to celebrate the game's PSN arrival than watching the movie that started it all - which will be playing at the Landmark Sunshine Theatre all weekend as part of their longstanding Midnight screening series.
Update: Triple XP is live for Red Dead and Max Payne 3 until Tuesday morning. And thanks to everyone that joined in Saturday for the six hour playsession, including those chatting, watching and entering the sweepstakes on the event page, and those that were playing in-game.
Get ready for a mighty weekend of multiplayer action coming up including Triple XP activated all weekend (Friday through Monday) for Red Dead and Max Payne 3 as well as an epic Social Club community live-streaming play session happening this Saturday May 25th when you'll be able to face your friends – and us – in your favorite Rockstar titles. Feel like taking speed runs in Midnight Club: Los Angeles' Ordered Race? Check. Want to light up someone in a rival Crew? We'll be in full attack mode with Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption. We're also featuring Table Tennis, Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City, all from 12-6pm EDT / 4-10pm GMT.
If you were feeling the expansive format of our previous multiplayer Saturday, we'll be at it again but to up the ante we're playing in all six games during all six hours. We're also featuring one solid video stream all afternoon so you can follow the action without fumbling between two channels. We'll also have some exclusive limited edition Grand Theft Auto IV Prize Packs to give away.
Hit the jump for more details on prizing and how to play with us during the live-stream session.
For Max Payne 3 to Grand Theft Auto V and beyond, Crews are groups of Social Club members who form persistent teams to compete and earn rewards in-game and on the Social Club website. Create a Crew or join one now - here are some Crews we've featured in the Crew Cut here at the Newswire:
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