Archive for May, 2006

More Sony Bashing

This time it’s *shock horror* Microsoft’s UK Retail Boss Neil Thompson’s turn to have a go at Sony claiming they are forcing consumers into buying unproven technology:

“I find it concerning for consumers that they’re being forced into a purchase… I don’t think they need to make that decision for another two, three years maybe. Sony now have a very interesting business model I think they’re going to find challenging.”

Nobody is being forced to buy a PS3. Nobody is holding a gun to my head demanding I buy a PS3. :roll:

The difference between BR & HD-DVD is that all PS3 games will come on BRD so regardless of whether BR wins or loses the next-gen DVD war BR will still be used for gaming. Yes it could financially cripple Sony IF BR fails as the next-gen DVD of choice but it won’t make the PS3 useless & extinct.

Microsft Bashes Sony. Again.

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Ubisoft Boss on PS3 Controller

With all this trash-talking of the PS3 controller from the likes of Sony and Nintendo, it would be good to think what game publishers think, no? After all, they’re the ones who’ll be developing for it. They’re the ones who will be able to give us new gameplay experiences. Make gaming more fun. Take it in a new direction. You know, that kind of thing.

PS3 ControllerSo what does Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot think of the controller? “We were so happy to see that Sony was taking that direction – we think it will help to have a better experience so we are going to use that a lot.” Hmmm. That’s a pretty strong endorsement.

Then, if you look at the poll I ran last week, 55% of you chose the new motion sensing feature over the old rumble feature. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but it’s obvious you’re not hating it like those anti-Sony folk.

I guess today is PS3 controller day, because I just noticed that Gary put up an article about it too. But I’m psyched about it, and I think it will be lots of fun.

GamesIndustry.biz – Ubisoft boss “so happy” with PS3 controller

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720p The Darkness Vid

Qj.net has a video of The Darkness to download in 720p. It’s the same trailer that was shown at E3. Nothing special really. In-game footage would be nice please.

Qj.net – New The Darkness Video

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Phil Harrison Defends PS3 Joypad

Motion-sensing JoypadC&VG has translated an interview that SCEE’s Phil Harrison has done with Spiegel Online (maybe Segitz could give us a proper translation…).

In it he defends Sony’s use of motion-sensing when accused of copying the Wii’s control:

“We’ve been working on [motion-sensing technology] for a long time and Nintendo has certainly likewise already been working on something similar. The difference between our strategy and that of our competition is that our controller is still similar to the Dual Shock, the industry standard controller. I estimate that nearly 400 million Dual Shock controllers have been sold worldwide.”

Personally I don’t care if they have or if they haven’t copied Nintendo & I’m sick of Nintendo fanboys & Sony haters crying like little schoolgirls who’ve just had their hair pulled! Get over it. Take a look around you & tell me what you see that hasn’t been copied from a different company. Go on!

The Sony joypad will use motion-sensing so get over it. It doesn’t matter if it was a last minute inclusion or whether they’ve been working on it for a long time. It’s being used like it or not.

*Edit: Segitz has been kind enough to do a translation that can be clearly understood. You can read it in the comments.

You can read the full interview in a hilariously poor translation by clicking the link below:
Harrison’s Interview Translated In Full From Original Site

C&VG – Harrison Defends Motion-sensing

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