Archive for May, 2005
The PS3 and Xbox 360 will definitely support HDTV, exactly what I was hoping for. This HDTV support will be pushed by Sony and Microsoft as features of the new systems, and will probably cause an increase in HDTV sales as well, which is a good thing. But at a cost:
But the higher capabilities of the new consoles will increase development costs, putting added pressure on midsize game publishers to create hit titles that will allow them to remain financially viable.
And that has proved difficult for many. While the E3 show attracts hundreds of companies looking to stake a claim in the business, 35 percent of last year’s exhibitors will be no-shows this year–replaced by a comparable number of newcomers.
The Nintendo Revolution has been confirmed for a 2006 street date. Not only that, it will be backwards compatible with the GameCube. (Sony has announced backwards compatibility for the PS3, so that leaves us wondering about the Xbox 360.) The Revolution will also have wireless capabilities, play horizontally or vertically, and will be wireless internet ready out of the box.
[Update: I forgot to mention! 1080p support, on two displays at the same time! Sony better upgrade their Qualias to accept this]
In a previous post, I was quite enthusiastic about the Xbox 360. Now, as a diehard PS2 owner, this was a hard thing for me to do. Loyalty and all that. But when the facts are staring me in the face, I admit them. And admit them I did. The Xbox 360 is shaping up to be quite a console. At the end of the post I told Sony that now it was their turn: impress me. Read the rest of this entry »
Sony has finally unveiled the PS3. Unfortunately, though we’ve gotten a glimpse of the console’s hardware specs, there is little about the software side of things. Read the rest of this entry »
I own an PS2. Todd owns an Xbox and Steve has a GameCube. Every Thursday we have a games night and we rotate whose place we play at (Joshua doesn’t have a system so we play board games there). The most fun I ever have playing video games is playing games with friends. The only time my PS2 ever gets used is when my friends come over. But I’ve always been rather proud of the PS2. A couple of the very favourite games we play are on my PS2. (Frequency, F1, and Champions of Norrath, in case you’re interested).
I’ve always assumed that once the new consoles come out, Todd would get the new Microsoft offering and Steve would buy Nintendo’s. Of course I would get the PS3. But I’m having second thoughts… Read the rest of this entry »