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Tue 8th December, 2009

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belmont commented on Spotify Arrives Exclusively on PS4, PS3 Today:

@get2sammyb You are right. I thought to try the free premium but I don't see any real reason. I haven't tried the android version yet but the desktop is great. Search is fast, adds don't really cause a problem and it has local Greek music (strangely) and video and movie soundtracks. Quality is not superb but I can live with it.



belmont commented on Spotify Arrives Exclusively on PS4, PS3 Today:

For some reason it is available on almost all EU countries while Music Unlimited was not widely available. Never tried Spotify but maybe now its the time. However a Plus discount on the subscription would be a good idea.

Local Spotify webpage says it costs 6.99 euros per month...



belmont commented on Guide: How to Enable 60 Frames-Per-Second PS4 ...:

And it works great!!

Consider for example PS4 games that have Vita versions. In remote play they looked and played like the Vita versions (I checked Dead or Alive and Injustice). After the update they play more like how they would look in a small TV. I may not be able to explain this clearly but the difference in many games in big. Apart from DOA and Injustice Resident Evil and Tomb Raider look clearer and played smoother.

I only checked locally (without a wireless router).



belmont commented on PS Vita Firmware Update 3.50 Adds Accessibilit...:

I may be the only one that uses Remote Play regularly. Sometimes I want to watch sports or news on the TV or simply play PS4 games lying on the bed. Anyway most games already look good so I like the 60fps improvement. I only use it locally, without wireless router, like what the Wii U does, so there should be some improvement.



belmont commented on Rumour: Konami Power Struggle Leads to Hideo K...:

@get2sammyb @Punished_Boss_84 @Bad-MuthaAdebisi Well it really depends on personal tastes. In my opinion Konami has not abandoned its brands like SEGA (apart from re-releases).

Lords of Shadow was not Castlevania in the traditional sense but it was an enjoyable and successful action game. Pro may not sell as much as FIFA but it has a hardcore community behind it. I don't know if Silent Hill Downpour was successful but I liked it very much. Recently they released Suikoden 1 and 2 on Europe. And after Kojima leaves they may resurrect their brands or try something new.

Konami was popular in the West before the first Metal Gear Solid back in 1998 when Kojima first became famous here. I don't think that Hideo leaving Konami is the end for them. I may be wrong though...



belmont commented on Talking Point: Are You Spending More Money Tha...:

On my Vita I have gone digital because well it makes sense on a portable not carrying around game cards. However I have been hit with the bizarre and stupid memory card issue. I don't care if they are official only but they are VERY expensive and you can't buy the 64GB one in Europe. Also for some strange reason the software Sony provides to back up the games is somewhat bad. You cannot search for a game on your PC. You can't even sort them alphabetically!!

Apart from Vita I mostly go for the cheaper one between digital and retail but I always hunt good retail special editions like the Injustice one.



belmont commented on Review: Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dus...:

@NicolaHayden Thanks for the replay!!

Sometimes I thought I was the only one that enjoys the Atelier series so much. I already have 8 platinum trophies on those games. I will buy the game today, some local retailers have it on stock already. This will most likely be my final game on PS3. The previous one I bought were Escha and Rorona plus.

As an unrelated side note the new bosses in Ayesha plus are still destroying me.



belmont commented on Review: Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dus...:

@NicolaHayden I want something spoiled. Since Ayesha they were trying to say that the world somehow is about to end. Do they address it or they just address the sea problem? Also do we know if they is the final game of the Dusk series? Apart from Wilbell do we have more returning characters like Escha or Ayesha ?



belmont commented on Talking Point: Is This the End for the PlaySta...:

There still plenty jrpgs (the newest Atelier game for example) on PS3 but I don't see myself playing it much. I miss the Vita store (for some strange reason you can't buy and transfer games on Vita from PS4).

However PS3 will be somewhat alive for the foreseeable future. I bet Pro will be released on PS3 for the next 3 years or something.



belmont commented on Review: Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of ...:

The crafting system is very good buts takes time and practice to learn.
I am trying to earn the platinum in Ayesha Plus these days. I miss the new bosses. Somehow monsters on the post game dungeons defeat me easily.

Do we know if Escha & Logy Plus will be localized?



belmont commented on Talking Point: Would You Buy PlayStation-Theme...:

I went to a local store to buy an amiibo or two. But I bought nothing. This amiibo figures look like badly painted 10 euro figures and not up to the usual Nintendo standards. I would buy Sony amiibo from Final Fantasy, Chrash, Metal Gear or Tomb Raider if they would be somewhat good even if they would be slightly more expensive than 10 euros.



belmont commented on Talking Point: Has PlayStation Now's Subscript...:

The reply on the comments on us blog are somewhat interesting. I am pasting some:

"The PS Now rental catalog already has 200+ games and games are added weekly so yes, you may find some games that will not be in the current subscription offering but can still be rented individually." (What????)

"There are some amazing games for PS1 and PS2 and our longer term vision is to go back further into the PlayStation generational library and offer those with PlayStation Now. Right now however, we are focused on bringing to users experiences from the amazing PS3 library."

"If your membership runs out and you decide to come back later, your saves will be waiting."

I probably never subscribe though. I already have most of the PS3 games I want and my internet is not that fast. Still not available in Europe though and I doubt we will see the service here soon.



belmont commented on Limbo Will Play Dead on PS4 Very Soon:

Should be free if we have the PS3 or Vita version? I think I got it on PS3 as part of Plus, then the Vita version was released and it was free for me. Too bad this 3 was cross buy is not available on all games.



belmont commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Firmware Update Features That ...:

Don't know how I forgot this. I want the Vita store to be added to download and move games to my Vita, just like the PS3 does. I thought that this would be an obvious feature from launch and not including it is somewhat not practical.



belmont commented on BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extends to PS4, PS3...:

@Cowboysfan-22 There are 3 main games. The chronological order is (both release-wise and story-wise)
Calamity Trigger (PS3,PSP)
Continuum Shift (PS3,Vita,PSP)
Chrono Phantasma (PS3,Vita only on US)

Some games are available to other platforms (Continuum Shift on 3DS for example). The games have an introductory story that wraps up the event of the previous titles. Note that there is a "definite" edition of Continuum Shift called Extend (PS3 and Vita only) that includes all the DLC.

There is also a Visual Novel that acts as a prequel on Vita (again US only) and some strange mini beat-em-up games on DSi eshop and 3DS eshop that I don't know anything about. I think they are also US only.