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The best Multimedia Convergence Device Yet ? Using the PlayStation 3 at its Ultimate Form!

Is it a Home Theatre? Is it a Machine? Is it artificial Intelligence? It is the best Gaming Console Yet? NO! It’s all rolled into one and more! Yes, if you were thinking about one of the best gaming consoles in the market, there is no denying that the PS3 machine lives up to its expectations. It is a multimedia device and a gaming system – all molded into one.

PlayStation or PS – as we lovingly call it has revolutionized the way we game since it was first brought out in the market. From the basic model to one of the world’s most advanced computing system, the PS3 has it all! Here are some of the coolest features of the system:

• Games: After all, this is what the machine has been created for – for playing games. There are hundreds of gaming titles available for the same and good news is that it has backward compatibility with your old PS2 games as well. Therefore if you wanted to play some old games and revive your nostalgia, the PS3 lets you do exactly that! However, with increasing competition from other two well-known competitors have dented the sales of the product’s game range – a bit. The other big name in the fray has an equally enviable collection of games.

• Home Entertainment: If you were looking to buy a home theatre system with a great Blu-Ray player, look no more beyond than the PS3. The PS3 is also a blu ray player that churns out the greatest invention in Hi-Def entertainment flawlessly. Now that your player blues are done away with, you can hook up the beast with some great surround speakers and a LED TV and voila! Enjoy games and hi-def movies – all from the same setup!

• Network Games: The PS3 network is good.

But it has been facing stiff competition from other big players in the industry who have pioneered network gaming online.

• Connectivity: This is perhaps the best convergence feature in the gaming behemoth. The need of the hour is device convergence. There is a competition on the market to provide a system that converges all your work and entertainment. PS3 is a step ahead in that. The connectivity ranges from USB, HDMI, DIV, S-VIDEO, and VGA to even high-frequency wireless connectivity options. This allows the device to be hooked up with an array of system such as your PSP, camera, TV, music system, computer and other devices as well. It also has internet connectivity ports on it.

With advance in entertainment, gaming has become an integral part in our lives. This is not just true for the youth but a lot of elder members are also seeking solace in gaming. With motion sensing technologies and other physical gadgets being added to the device, the Sony PS3 is one of the best in the market. However, there are other similar gaming consoles too which are currently giving the PS3 a run for its money!

Get the latest news on PlayStation 3. You must read this before you buy Playstation 3 gaming console.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Review

This probably is the last COD series that I will be buying. In the future I will stay clear of anything made by Treyarch (or whatever they are called).
Activision, are you listening? Bring back Infinity Ward or this franchise is doomed.

Pros:
– I like the Contracts in the multiplayer mode and the whole wager thingie that they introduced.
– They now have a theater mode (like Halo 3) where you can replay and analyze your last game. I sorely missed this in MW2. In MW2, I once got 30 kills with only 2 deaths and really wanted to save the game so that I could show off to my friends – but could not.

Cons:
Well, where do I begin?
– Graphics: The reason I was attracted to MW2 was the ultra realism in the game. It was almost like I was watching a Hollywood movie and I was the action hero in it. This shooting games graphics is so 20th century. The colors are gaudy, jarring and unreal. The action is cartoonish. In fact all objects in the game look cartoonish. Its like playing an Open-GL based PC game of the 1990s.

– Sound: You must have read about this in many reviews. The sound feels like it was recorded in a bum’s garage. The bullets sound like raindrops falling on your roof – maybe that is what they actually recorded. The explosions sound muted and distant. When I first played this game, I started adjusting my amplifier settings thinking that something was wrong with my audio config. But MW2 and every other game sounded great so I knew that this game was the problem.

– Blank screen: In one of the campaign levels (I don’t remember which one and I don’t care), I was asked to open a door by hitting “X”.

After I did that, the screen went blank. I could see the compass at the lower right corner. I could hear the voices in the background. But I could not see anything. I tried restarting the level several times, but I hit this issue every time. Now I cannot continue the campaign and am stuck.

– Lastly (and this may be peculiar to me), the game takes you back in the 1960s. Which means all the weapons etc are 1960-ish. For me, that’s a big bummer. I loved the predator missile, the sentry gun, the heartbeat sensor of MW2. The weapons had a wonderful feel to it. In this game, I hate most of the weapons (although many of the weapons are similar to MW2).

All in all, this was a big waste of my money. I am going to sell it on Craigslist probably to another sucker, and look for another FPS. If anyone knows a good FPS like MW2, please let me know.

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Mafia Wars Best Cheats & Strategies Revealed – Total Domination Begins

Mafia Wars is one of the best online games that I have personally played for the past year. As someone who plays Mafia Wars for more than 4 hours a day, through a lot of hard work, I have already achieved many accomplishments in the game and dominated other rivaling families.

But what if there’s a much easier way to get to total game domination quickly? How about using some cheat codes to cheat the game’s system to automatically give you trillions of dollars per second? I do know many are constantly looking for some miracle cheat codes to improve their stats and game.

The Truth: There’s no cheat code that you can use for Mafia Wars.

So using cheat codes to overpower your opponents and master levels at record-breaking speed is entirely impossible now. But of course, the truth is that without relying on cheat codes, you too can win the game while enjoying every single second of it?

Here are a few great tips that you should follow in order to quickly annihilate the competition:

If you are a new guy in the game, make sure you use your Skill Points to level up your Energy capacity so that you can do more jobs quickly and effortlessly. This will help you make more money and level up faster than anyone else too.
The key to dominating other rivalling mafia organizations is by having a strong and powerful family. To achieve this, you should go out there and recruit top players. These high level players usually hang out in Mafia Wars Forums and the game’s discussion sites. Make a request and say that you are extremely serious about playing the game.
When your energy level is low, take full advantage of the Energy Pack available to you daily. If you do not have one, make a request to other members within your family.
Focus most of your efforts on building and reinforcing your family’s size and strength as it is the only way you can dominate the competition.

If you’re sick and tired of having to beg people to join your mafia while continually getting your butt kicked by other mafias, this top secret information is for you. You’ve probably always wondered how these other players can build up Godfather points and grow their mafias so fast. I used to wonder the same thing. I thought, “What, do these guys have some God-given mafia leadership skills?” “Are they constantly annoying their friends by sending out a million invitations?” “What are they doing?” This powerful secret information have allowed me to LEGALLY: