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WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 11th – 17th NOVEMBER

Headline Of The Week

The PlayStation 4 has now officially launched in North America. Because I live in the UK I would like to try and avoid covering too much next-gen console release news before the PS4 and Xbox One are actually out here in Europe, but of particular note at the American launch is that a small percentage of consumers are reporting that faulty HDMI ports are preventing them from using the console. Amongst the complaints were two consoles received by gaming news sites Kotaku and IGN, who both reported manufacturing problems that was making some of the pins required for HDMI connection unavailable. Other individuals have been discovering problems by using different cables to the ones provided in the box.

PS4 owners - your HDMI port should look like this. If it's bent or broken, you may have problems...
PS4 owners – your HDMI port should look like this. If it’s bent or broken, you may have problems…

Isolated reports of console hardware errors on day one are nothing new, but at this early moment in time it is difficult to gauge how many launch units may be affected by this problem, and indeed as to how Sony managed to come up with a figure that 0.4% of the consoles are currently affected by this problem. Expect a lot more clarification on the issue in the coming days; and if you do happen to get a PS4 just make sure to double check the HDMI port before you get set up for the first time. Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 11th – 17th NOVEMBER

Why Bobcats And Games Do Not Mix – Bubsy 3D Review

(First published on Gamepad Magazine, November 26th 2010)

BUBSY 3D (1996) – EIDETIC

Look at that smug face...you just want to punch it
Look at that smug face…you just want to punch it

Picture the scene: its Christmas in 1996, and I have just unpackaged the biggest present under the tree, which just so happens to be a Sony Playstation. Alongside it are two games; Crash Bandicoot and Bubsy 3D. I choose to play Crash first, seeing as I knew more about it due to the high advertisement at the time, and have a great time. Then I put Bubsy 3D in and expect a similarly excellent experience…

Never have I been so wrong about anything in my life.

I will say this now to get it out of the way: Bubsy 3D is by far, the worst game I have ever owned, and one of the worst games ever produced. To call it terrible would be giving it praise, it is just so flawed on so many levels its obscene. Continue reading Why Bobcats And Games Do Not Mix – Bubsy 3D Review