Nice to see some gamers have way too much time on their hands.
Eden costs GBP 4.99 and puts you in the role of a little blob, bouncing around while eating pollen and birthing flowers and becoming part of the environment.Thats it for another week then, Eden certainly looks like a decent PSN title.
Otherwise the PSN cupboards offer trailers for Prince of Persia, The Last Guy, and Movement, the weird SingStar show that searches Europe for musical talent.
Producer Tatsuya Suzuki and Kyushu University's Jun Fujiki - whose academic research into realising "trick imagery" in 3D inspired echochrome in the first place - were chatting to us at the Develop conference in Brighton.It took a bit of discussion before they could work out whether they were allowed to say anything, but eventually, Fujiki told us starkly that "we're not doing a sequel - we're not doing echochrome 2"
For Windows XPThere's a list of supported video cards at the source too
· 2.5 GHz P4 (single core) processor or equivalent
· 1 Gigabyte RAM
· A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
· At least 15 GB of hard drive space
For Windows VISTA
· 2.5 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
· 2 Gigabyte RAM
· A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
· At least 15 GB of hard drive space
Source: US Playstation Blog
- For the first two weeks only, we are providing all pay-per-view content for at a discounted price of $.99! It’s a good way to get a taste Gran Turismo TV. The HD content we shoot for our exclusive stuff looks pretty amazing. Following the initial two-week period, content will start at $1.99. So start downloading away!
- Be sure to check the full content list for a full content list, as we will be adding new programs on a regular basis.
- Gran Turismo TV will also include new features that allow viewers to fast forward, rewind, and move between chapters when viewing video content.
- Viewers can download up to 8 episodes simultaneously and pause individual downloads.
“We don’t intend to be an Activision or an Electronic Arts–one of those juggernauts. We’re actually really happy where we are. We can be small and agile and yet extremely profitable and successful. It really feels like this year we’re competing with the next tier up, and THQ is a good company for us to model ourselves on and go after in terms of market share.”There's the full interview at the source and it makes for good reading.
“Where I would really like for us to be is at the cutting edge of every platform, to be the go-to publisher for Sony with its next system and with Microsoft with its next system. We kind of are like that with Nintendo right now, and thanks to our relationship with Apple, we are kind of like that on the iPhone at the moment. But I want to really get that same kind of recognition with Microsoft and Sony. We have solid relationships, but when they’re launching a new platform I want them to come to Sega to build their killer app.”
“More than half their floor area is dedicated to pre-owned and that is something as an industry we don’t see."He shares the same view as most from within the industry where developers and publishers struggle to cash in on their games being resold second hand. Maybe they should receive a cut from each sale?
“Those same retailers are only carrying new copies of games from the past few months – if it’s a game that’s been out for two months and you want to buy one from a shop not Amazon and you don’t want pre-owned, it’s very hard."
“This is essentially rental, and it’s not tolerated by other industries… Why can we not introduce special ‘for rental’ copies?”
“The Bourne franchise is more valuable today than it was three years ago when we made the original deal with Vivendi. This is certainly a great opportunity for us to go back out into the interactive market.”Well lets hope someone fancies making a game of a trilogy that's finished and already been released on DVD...
"Now, seriously ... what are you still doing reading this?"
For those who thought Oblivion lacked something that Morrowind had (perhaps charm or true open ended gameplay), well someone out there has not just agreed with you, but done something about it and behold, you have Morroblivion - Morrowind world with Oblivion graphics.
Until the Middle Earth mod is released, this is arguably the best mod to have been produced for Oblivion.
"We're ecstatic that Resident Evil is returning to WildStorm, where we have already established deep roots into the mythos of this world. We can't wait to continue, and bring a freshness and excitement to the property to match the amazing things they are doing with the game."Mr. Kanalz also said that Devil May Cry is a perfect fit for his studio, and that they would continue the high quality that the game established. I'm guessing he hasn't played DMC4.
"We've got plans for Fable 3, 4 and 5 actually,"As Joystiq points out, since it took Fable three years to develop, the most likely dates you can see the next installments of Fable would be 2011, 2014 and 2017.
"It's a big story arc and if you play Fable II you'll recognize things from Fable 1."
"[the] kind of the result of an experiment that went incredibly well."You can check out the rest of the interview for yourself on the video above.
Bring Down the Sky was originally made available on Xbox 360 for 400 Microsoft points. It contains a new uncharted world that introduces the Batarian race, around ninety minutes of gameplay and an original soundtrack.The downloadable pack is available for FREE on the pc, to get it you need to boot up your copy and follow the on-screen instructions.
“On the exclusivity front – whether it’s downloadable or not – one of the unrivalled strengths we have, and we’ve proven this time and time again, is the power of our internal worldwide studios. Our first-party product is obviously platform exclusive and is the best out there.”Oh dear, he quoted the storage capacity of Blu-Ray again... We're yet to see a game utilize the storage capacity of these huge discs and give the gamer something they can't get on another system. With Microsoft's existing catalogue of titles, and exclusives with the addition of taking away Sony's exclusives will the likes of LittleBigPlanet and Motorstorm really keep the console afloat?
"We’ve talked about a raft of great titles, whether that’s Little Big Planet, Resistance 2, SoCom, God Of War 3, Killzone 2, MaG, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift."
"Secondly, if we talk about Blu-Ray, there’s a lot of capacity there. Our discussion with a lot of the publishers is about how the PS3 version of a game has the capacity to exclusive things consumers will be interested in – interviews with the makers of the game, documentary on the franchise or 'making of...' footage."
"That’s as well as additional weapons, levels, tools and characters. Those things very much differentiate our offerings over and above other versions of the same game.”
“We’ve got some incredibly innovative Wii titles, incredibly innovative DS titles coming. And so I think that issue’s sort of behind us."There's more at the source. You can't blame them really, most people saw the Wii as a novelty gimmick which wasn't worth investing in. Now that everyone on the planet who's never played a videogames console wants one, you kinda can't ignore its success...
“Right now, you’re seeing an increased emphasis on Wii and DS titles, so we can drive a market on Wii and DS that’s similar to what we have on the Xbox 360 and PS3. If we are successful there - and we will be - over the course of this and next year, it doesn’t matter to me which platform prevails.”
“We made the wrong call there, which made this transition harder than it would otherwise be. But now we’re catching up, and I think we’re fine.”
In a limited showing throughout the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Media and Business Summit, The Conduit has managed to earn accolades including:
- Best Wii Game of E3 (IGN.com)
- Best Wii Shooter of E3 (IGN.com)
- Best Graphics Technology on Wii (IGN.com)
- Honorable Mention for Real-Time Control on Wii (IGN.com)
- Best Wii Game of E3 (Gametrailers.com)
- Top 20 Games of E3 (Edge-online.com)
*WarhawkPretty good...Unless you own them already. Which in that case, you may want to examine that hole in your wallet.
*Resistance: Fall of Man
*Call of Duty 3
*Need for Speed Carbon
*The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
*Ninja Gaiden Sigma
*Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
"Kids are playing games, and they are being asked to take photos of themselves naked in order to get game points," "There is not only the chatting version of the games but also a webcam involved."Well damn, this is a pretty serious thing going on...If it weren't for the fact that the detective later on admits this is one of his personal theories.
“I didn’t want to play because I have an addictive personality. I got more responsibility now than I’ve ever had with the kids and everything else. I don’t want to be spending 14 hours on the videogame and then eight hours on the set. It’s not going to work out.”While there's some logic to his statement, if he was to play it through for 14 hours he'd more or less get it done and could move on. Also, shouldn't he have played it to find out what the hell his character is all about in the movie...?
For the quarter ended June 30, the Redwood City, Calif.-based game publisher is expected to report a loss of $111 million, or 33 cents per share, compared with a loss of $132 million, or 42 cents per share, for the year-ago period, according to the average estimates of analysts polled by Thomson Financial. Revenues for the quarter are expected to jump 60% to $633.9 million from $431 million a year ago.This isn't unusual for companies to expect this type of loss due to the way they release their games, more at the source.