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PSN Falls To Pieces Under External Pressure
One of the most surprising stories this month is the current situation with the Playstation Network. Millions of gamers worldwide have been locked out for several days following what appeared to be a minor technical issue. It has since been discovered that the biffs over at Sony announced the fault was a direct result of an “External Intrusion”. They recently released more information on the official Playstation blog

“An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th.
Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.”

Rumours have also spread that Microsoft have seen a huge increase in Xbox Live numbers as the PSN remains down, some are even questioning the possibility of spy tactics. We’ll keep you updated as the story continues...

Wii 2 In Production
In a recent announcement in Edge, Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto released details on Nintendo’s next generation console. He didn’t give much away but enough to get the fans excited, he released possible technical capabilities as well as information on a High Def touch screen control pad that is said to be used with the next console.

Rumours spread that “Project Cafe” is the codename in use at Nintendo for the Wii 2 project and boasting a triple core IBM processor with an ATI R700 to support the graphics, it’s already clear this is no joke.
Everyone is expecting a big announcement at E3 later this year, we’ll keep you posted.

Portal 2 Teleports You To A New Era Of Gaming
After years of anticipation fans have finally been given the opportunity to regain the highs experienced from Valves epically popular 2007 title, Portal. It’s hardly been out a week yet and already the critics are flocking to support Portal 2 with comments like

“The best Valve game released to date”
“Easily the best puzzle game ever made”
“Another massively popular title from Valve”

If you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years you may have yet to experience the quality of Portal. It is a unique gaming experience involving a combination of first person shooter and puzzle elements offering players of all varieties a constantly challenging and evolving game. With new approaches to user created content and future patches and updates, Portal 2 is shaping up to be one of the biggest gaming hits this year.

Finish Him!
I almost made a small mess in my pants when hearing the fabled “Finish Him” in the latest instalment in the Mortal Kombat series. Although this latest game doesn’t really rewrite the book on beat em ups, they still managed to deliver the gloriously gruesome combat that the MK series has become so famous for. They did bring a few new features in with a new challenge tower boasting a 500 combatant fight fest as well as the highly popular tag battles. Being able to switch between fighters in combat and even performing tag moves with the new special feature is great fun but what’s even better is the ability to switch out purely to use a fatality, plenty of the prequels offered awesome fatalities on crappy fighters; the new tag system totally defeats that. I challenge anyone to use Noob’s shadow summoning fatality and not make some kind of gamer noise of appreciation.

Check back with us regularly, we’ll update as we get more information on any of the topics covered above. April is shaping up to be a great month for gaming.

Article by - Blaine Smith

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