You heard right TNA fans, for one night and one night ONLY, the six-sided ring that TNA was so famous for (And what made the company unique) will return for the Destination X PPV which will happen in July!
This is a one-time only thing though so don’t get over-excited, the ring will return to the squared layout after the PPV which sucks I know but these things happen for better or for worse. As we all know Hulk Hogan and Eric Bishoff removed the six-sided ring back in early 2010 when they became part of the business and we all pretty much hated them afterwards for doing that.
The gimmick was announced when the promotional poster for the Destination X PPV was revealed not long ago, you can see the poster in the image below and see for yourself, still I’m glad they are bringing back the unique ring layout even if it is for one night only
I have read up recently in a few websites that Sony are closing down PSN for one (Hopefully) final maintenance check up before the Playstation Network Store is finally up and active.
From what I have read up the options that will be closed during this maintenance check will include the following:
- PC Registration
- Console Storefront
- PS3 Account Management
- PS3 Network Account Registration
- PSP Network Account Registration
- Qriocity Account Management
Over The Limit 2011
Match 1 – Rey Mysterio vs R-Truth
Winner – R-Truth
Match 2 – Wade Barrett vs Ezekiel Jackson (Intercontinental Title)
Winner – Jackson by DQ (Wade still holds the belt)
Match 3 – Sin Cara vs Chavo Guerrero
Winner – Sin Cara
Match 4 – Big Show & Kane vs CM Punk & Mason Ryan (Tag Team Titles)
Winner – Big Show & Kane
Match 5 – Brie Bella vs Kelly Kelly (Divas Title)
Winner – Brie Bella
Match 6 – Randy Orton vs Christian (World Heavyweight Title)
Winner – Randy Orton
Match 7 – Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole (Kiss my foot match, Lawler’s HoF ring on the line)
Winner – Jerry Lawler
Match 8a – John Cena vs The Miz (I Quit match for WWE Title)
Winner – The Miz (But then the match was restarted after the referee found a recording on the floor)
Match 8b – John Cena vs The Miz part 2
Winner – John Cena
Overall – Pretty much a average PPV, the best match was easily the Randy Orton and Christian match, surely made up for everything being a little off but the PPV as a whole wasn’t bad, no Kharma appearance though to scare the heck out of the Divas, shame really….
Next WWE PPV – Capitol Punishment
This is a sad day for the wrestling world as legend, Macho Man Randy Savage, has died at the age of 58. He was killed in a tragic car accident when he suffered a heart attack whilst behind the wheel of his car and lost control, causing a crash around 10:00am ET in Tampa, Florida.
This is grave news indeed as he only recently celebrated his first anniversary with his wife, Lynn.
I remember growing up in the late 80s and early 90s watching him wrestle with many other legends like Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior, hearing about this has upset me greatly, he will forever be greatly missed.
Rest In Peace, Randy Poffo aka Randy Savage
After many years of gaming, playing against others and studying the way of the gamer, being a “True Gamer” isn’t all about being the best in the world or having more games than everyone else or showing no mercy against veterans and new players alike.
Here is a list of what I think makes a True Gamer in this day an age:
1 – Always stick to the rules
A good gamer always reads the rules to any game whether it’s on your own or online or even co-op, you must always understand the situation of what the game is offering, a gamer who doesn’t listen and obey the rules could end up cheating, getting lost with no help or just generally doing something stupid
2 – Respect your opponents and the nOObs
In order to gain respect, you must offer respect to your opponents and to new players aka nOObs. Don’t forget that we all started off as nOObs so when you next time play with or against a new player, just remember, you were in that position once, help that new player and who knows you might end up being that player’s mentor and become highly respected. They say forgive your enemy, it’s what they least expect and who knows, your opponent might end up being your friend (In a way that is)
3 – Take your loss like a man, not complain about it
Everyone suffers wins and looses, if you lose a match or round, don’t go out complaining that the player cheated or your weren’t ready, thats just a load of BS, you take the loss and move on. Complaining only sways your focus on the task at hand and you can use this loss to make yourself better.
4 – Taking part is the main point of it all (Winning is just optional)
I, like many other great gamers, play games for the fun of it and to enjoy the whole gameplay. Those who just play to win are just plain greedy, winning is just a optional thing, sure it’s good to win but it’s even better to enjoy yourself as the main purpose of playing a video game is for the enjoyment right, not just to complete it, get bored and trade it in.
5 – Don’t be ashamed to rent games
Some gamers think they have to purchase every game that comes out or similar reasons, renting a game is the best and safest way to try out new games and see if they are actually worth buying or if you don’t like the game you rented, at least you won’t have wasted your money on playing it.
6 – Don’t brag about your achievements
I have noticed alot of gamers love to show off their achievements via pictures or just plain annoying you with what they have done, this could be anything from doing a difficult boss battle to completing a game or winning a online match. Seriously, you don’t need to do this, you are only a good as your last effort so if you lose a match, all the momentum just disappears. Talking about your achievements if fine but bragging and showing off is just not the way to go
7 – Be confident but never be over-confident
Its one thing to be confident in your own gaming abilities but it’s completely different if you get cocky and such if you on a winning streak, they say pride comes before a fall, so the thing is to expect the unexpected and never underestimate your opponent(s) as the tide can turn at any moment which can leave a over-confident player fuming. Remember, there is always someone better than you and there will always be someone worse than you too
8 – Stand up for the little guy
Cyber bulling can happen during online play, maybe not often but it does happen, if you hear a new player get “Targeted” by verbal slander, don’t be afraid to stand up for the new player. As we all know, bulling is wrong so showing the “tough guy” who’s boss can say alot about your personality as being a nice person and a nice gamer.
9 – Don’t always listen to expert critics
Quite a few gamers, especially new players, read up expert critic reviews on games and of course, they follow their ratings most of the time. You don’t have to listen to them, it’s YOUR opinion that matters not theirs, like for example, most reviewers give Dynasty Warriors 7 bad reviews due to it’s repetitive nature and button bashing but let me tell you now, Dynasty Warriors didn’t get this far by relying on the critics, they rely on the gamers themselves to bring the sales and continue the series.
10 – Don’t rush into things
Just because your friends are ahead of you in certain games doesn’t mean you have to step up your A game, sometimes slow and steady wins the race, taking your time with games, especially RPGs could mean you may find certain secrets that your friend might have missed and of course, games are best enjoyed taken slowly in order for your to soak up the entertainment that each game you play brings.
Some of these may sound rubbish to you and some maybe too much to take in but believe me, I’ve been gaming for about 20 years, I’ve seen it all from the solo gaming to co-ops and online matches, studying other gamer’s nature and how they react to certain situations has made me realize that “True Gamers” are hard to come by and if you do find and even befriend one, it will be worth the trouble, trust me….
Sony recently announced what games you could download for free once Playstation Network becomes full restored, this has only been announced for the North American version of PSN but I would expect similar choices for the rest of the planet who use PSN store
“This package will be made available to all existing registered PlayStation Network and Qriocity users in North America (US and Canada), and will be made available shortly after we have fully restored the service. More specific details about these offers and eligibility requirements will be posted as the services go live.
All PlayStation Network customers can select two PS3 games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.
- Dead Nation
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury
For PSP owners, you will be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
- ModNation Racers
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation”
Match 1 – Mexican America vs Ink Inc
Winner – Mexican America
Match 2 – Brian Kendrick vs Robbie E
Winner – Brian Kendrick
Match 3 – Mickie James vs Madison Rayne (Knockouts Title, if Mickie wins, Tara is free)
Winner – Mickie James
Match 4 – Kazarian vs Max Buck (X Division Title)
Winner – Kazarian
Match 5 – Abyss vs Crimson
Winner – Crimson
Match 6 – Beer Money vs Matt Hardy & Chris Harris (TNA Tag Titles)
Winner – Beer Money
Match 7 – A.J Styles vs Tommy Dreamer (No DQ)
Winner – Tommy Dreamer
Match 8 – Jeff Jarrett & Karen Jarrett vs Kurt Angle & Chyna
Winner – Kurt & Chyna
Match 9 – Sting vs Rob Van Dam (TNA World Title)
Winner – Sting
Overall – Quite a lame first half but the second half picked up the pace to make the PPV about average I would say. Some matches would make you go “WTF”, 2 or 3 of those matches were just fillers really but interesting nevertheless.
Next TNA PPV – Slammiversary
Okay, after looking at many resources and website searchings, here is the “Short” list of whats happening with Sony and Playstation Network:
- Sony Developers are accessing the PSN network as we speak going through the final stages
- Online access will be enabled sometime this weekend or next week but with a “Limited Service”
- FULL Restoration of Online and PSN will be on the final week of this month (Possibly 31st May)
- PSN is offering 30 day free trial or extension of the PSN Plus membership
- 30 day free or extension of the Qriocity membership
- PSP owners will get a choice of 2 free full games out of a selection of 4
- PS3 owners will get a choice of 2 free full games out of a selection of 5
- SOE is offering a 30-day free/extension of the DC Universe subscription
- The guys behind CoD: Black Ops have said that once PSN is back online, all PSN users of Black Ops will get double XP for awhile
- From IGN and Cnet – They have said that PSN has been turned on for some old PSN Testers to try out the new system, if all is well, the system will go green and the “Limited Service” network will be online
Bethesda Softworks submitted the official trailer to the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas downloadable content, Honest Hearts, earlier today, it shows what sort of people you will meet and face but it seems to be more of a tribal theme with possible “Factions” system in use here too, which will split the fans 50/50. Have a look for yourself in the embedded video below:
The DLC will be released this month, exact date is said to be the 17th of May, for all 3 consoles, Xbox 360, PC and Playstation 3. Although with the PSN still down until the end of the month, no one knows when PS3 owners will actually get the DLC but Honest Hearts will be released for all 3 at the same time (If you minus out PSN for a second) so no exclusive head start for Xbox owners.
After the constant sharing on FB and Twitter, the new Assassin’s Creed was finally shown on it’s Facebook Page and much to my shock, it’s another story of the life of our favourite assassin, Ezio Auditore!
The picture above shows the “Revealed” image of the new Ezio Auditore but this isn’t a brand new story, more like a final milestone in his life, if you actually followed the years in the AC series, Ezio is pretty much in his 50s and still going at it.
From what I’ve read up, Ezio Auditore now walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation as he travels to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.
The game is set for release on November this year with a trailer hopefully made in time for this years big E3 game show event.