Archive for July, 2005
[Update 26jul05: summit news links]
Rumours of the Xbox 360′s delays have been highly exaggerated, it seems. Time to get out the old brass hook and yank all those bad mojo thoughts out of your brains, because Microsoft has stated clearly and succinctly that yes, indeed, the Xbox 360 will launch in Europe, Japan, and North America at the end of this year.
Ooo, another stop. Pull that one too.
And another. Pulled.
Are there any left? Microsoft is making sure to get them all to do well in Japan.
At Summit 2005 Namco announced Ridge Racer 6 for the Xbox 360. Whoa. Wasn’t Ridge Racer 5 a PS2 thing?
All major Japanese publishes are supporting the 360 in one way or another.
Here’s the list of games announced: Read the rest of this entry »
Garbage in. Garbage out.
Interesting data in, wild conjecture out.
Now that the PlayStation Meeting is over, we get to go wild with speculation over little morsels thrown off the Sony table. At said meeting, Mr. Kuturagi announced that the Playstation Conference will be held in February of next year. And that it will be held on the “eve” of the PS3 launch.
So what’s your definition of “eve”? New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve are both the night before, but I have a feeling Mr. Kuturagi isn’t thinking that way. Sony has said that the PS3 will be launch in the spring of 2006, so that would make March 21, 2006 the earliest date within that timeframe.
Would a conference held in February be considered on the “eve” of a launch held late March?
Now that’s what I call wild conjecture!
After having lost next next Resident Evil game, Nintendites will be happy to hear that someone still loves them: SEGA!
SEGA’s Simon Jeffrey told Nintendo Power magazine:
“I think SEGA and Nintendo have similar software philosophies. A product like Sonic is very family oriented. It’s all about entertainment rather than trying to be controversial or anything like that. It’s pure, good old-fashioned entertainment.”
“We’re very excited about the prospects of Revolution,” he continued.
“The Nintendo platforms have been great for Sonic and the classic franchises. We think Revolution can absolutely be the same.”
Video Business Online says that retailers are expecting a robust lineup of games when the Xbox 360 launches this fall. As a matter of fact, there could be up to 25, though Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the launch titles yet.
At least eight titles are probable launch titles:
- Call of Duty 2 (Activision)
- Dead or Alive 4 (Tecmo)
- Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)
- Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft)
- Madden NFL 2006 (EA Games)
- Need For Speed Most Wanted (EA Games)
- Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft)
- Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft)
Of course the one I’m most looking forward to is PGR3, and I have no doubt Todd will be snatching it up right away so that he and his 3 friends (me included) can enjoy its yummy goodness right away.