Archive for May, 2006
It’s been a quiet PS3 news day today so I thought I’d ask all our readers a question.
If you get a PS3 at launch & you don’t currently have a HDTV, will you upgrade to a HDTV or will you continue to use your current SDTV with your PS3?
In my current predicament (not a lot of money & flat/apartment hunting) I really can’t afford to get a PS3 AND a HDTV at the same time so if Sony announce 3 or 4 AAA titles available at launch then that will probably convince me to get a PS3 straight away. I will then have to use my current 32″ 100hz wide-screen SDTV with my PS3.
We all aren’t like Henning & have 200″ HDTVs!
Now I know that you need a HDTV to fully appreciate next-gen games but it just isn’t practical for me to get one at the moment. Ideally Sony won’t release many AAA titles at launch & that would give me the opportunity to wait until I purchase a PS3 meaning that I would also be able to afford a HDTV to go with it.
So what are you guys & girls (do we even have female readers!!) going to do?
Us Europeans finally have an official PS3 site to check out. Click here & select your language of choice.
Not a great deal on there at the minute. There are images of F1 ’06, Genji 2, Eye of Judgment, MotorStorm, Singstar & Warhawk. There is also a gallery of PS3 hardware from different angles, as well as what looks like 4 joypads that have been thrown in the air!
There is also a PS3 explained section where the PS3 is understandably hyped up, a spec sheet for the 20GB & 60GB PS3s & a couple of press releases.
*EDIT: You can also watch a High-def video of SingStar in action.
I seemed to have missed this but Sony announced at E3 that the PSP will be getting a range of platinum games just like the PS2. The range of ‘best selling’ titles are only available in Europe at the moment & will be availabe in the UK June 2nd.
The games said to be among the first range of platinum titles are Everybody’s Golf, WRC, F1 Grand Prix, Medievil Resurrection, Ridge Racers, Virtua Tennis: World Tour, Burnout Legends, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006, Need for Speed Underground Rivals, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire & Peter Jackson’s King Kong.
No WipEout Pure. Strange. I’ll definitley get Everybody’s Golf, possibly Burnout Legends & I would’ve got WipEout if it was available at the cheaper price.
I recently said that the PS3 price debate has been done to death well it seems as though the corpse is still twitching so I’m going to go all Resi Evil on it’s ass & splatter it’s brains all over Raccoon City!
Sony President Ken Kutaragi defended the PS3 price in the recent issue of Famitsu magazine saying:
“PlayStation and PlayStation 2 were both 10,000 yen more than their competitors at launch. Yet they both sold to shortages.”
“If you consider the PlayStation 3 a toy, then yes, it is an expensive toy. However, it is more than a toy. It is a PlayStation 3. And it is the only PlayStation 3. I hope that those who understand this will gladly purchase it.”
The PS3 is NOT a toy & anybody that views it as such will be better off spending their cash on the latest kiddy craze, whatever that may be.
You want a home entertainment system that plays PlayStation games (previous, current & next-gen), Blu-ray movies, CDs, internet access etc then you get a PS3. You get what you pay for people. The PS3 is the most technically advanced console & that reflects in the price. If you aren’t happy with the price don’t buy it. End of.
Not content with having the great MotorStorm footage, PS3Focus has some new Alone In The Dark images & man do they look great. The use of lighting looks fantastic although I wasn’t too impressed with the last AITD footage. I haven’t enjoyed any of the previous games maybe because I’m a Resi man or maybe it’s because they were average…