Archive for August, 2006

Kazunori Yamauchi Plays GT & Talks PS3

There’s a new Japanese PS3 site aptly named, PLAYSTATION3 Concept Site & on there you can watch two videos of Gran Turismo mastermind Kazunori Yamauchi.

The first video that you can watch here, has Yamauchi-san sitting in the most incredible PS racing set up ever, playing either Gran Turismo 4 or maybe even GT HD? How many of those set ups are there!!!!! :shock:

The second video which you can watch here has Yamauchi talking about the PS3 but unfortunatley I don’t understand Japanese but IGN has kindly translated what was said.

Apparently Yamauchi-san was surprised with the resolution jump that high-def brings to the table & that gamers will also be surprised.

Physics will play a bigger role in GT HD thanks to the power of the PS3, with noticeable difference including the way grass & tree grows aswell as leave blowing in the wind. Could proper damage finally make an appearance?

Next up gamers will apparantley see everything that’s coming towards them from 100s of metres away, meaning that you can clearly see everything in the distance with nothing surprising the gamer out of the blue due to shoddy draw distance or pop up.

The next GT game will feature network play however this won’t just include online racing. Apparently millions of like minded car lovers & GT fans will be part of a huge community. What this means I have no idea but I bet Henning will be a part of this community…

There’s also some vague stuff involving revolutions & games being on a par with movies…

Kazunori Yamauchi Talks PS3

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PS3 Link Love 30Aug06

There’s a lot of PS3 related news coming out lately so click the links & enjoy:

The Darkness Preview Full movies can be watched in the game. Hmm…

Fancy a PS3 bundled with MotorStorm for just £609? :| Me neither.

Virtua Fighter 5 screens and how does a Virtua Fighter 5 trailer take your fancy?

Check out some new images of Genji: Days of the Blade here. Looks nice although the gameplay looks a little bland from the trailers that I’ve seen.

There’s an interesting Stranglehold Q&A if you’re a fan of John Woo.

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Kaz Hirai Interview

Cnet.com has an interview with SCEA President, Kaz Hirai and he is understandably upbeat about the PS3 meeting it’s launch deadline.

Kaz once again says the PS3 will be around for 10 years, however this doesn’t mean we won’t see a PS4 within 5/6 years though. The PS2 has been going for over 6 years & it will still be supported for at least another year so it’s quite clear what Kaz is saying when he says “the PlayStation 3 is going to be a console that’s going to be with you again for 10 years”.

He also defends the decision to include a BD drive in every PS3 arguing that the extra storage space will prove vital in the long term for the best gaming experience.

I have to agree with him. Resistance is already using more than 20GB with a rumoured end usage of 30GB+, and people may argue that it isn’t being compressed or the extra space is being taken up by needless extra content, but we will soon see more & more games using the extra space that BD offers & long term, it is an advantage over what the 360 or Wii can offer.

Kaz Hirai Interview

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Screenshot Madness

Sorry I don’t have a lot of time to put up images for you, but here are three games that QJ.NET found a bunch of screenshots for:

A Metric Ton of Armored Core 4 Photos!
New Screens for Fatal Inertia!
MotorStorm: Storming Through More Screenshots

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