Archive for August, 2006
I’ve heard so many rumours about the PS3, I thought it was time to start my own. I’ve been reading a lot of stuff about the PS3, of course. In my readings I get exposed to many weird, crazy, and sometimes downright wrong stories about the PS3. One story that’s been making the rounds recently is that Sony still has another ace up its sleave. At TGS, Sony is supposedly going to announce something about the PS3 that will get everyone talking and will maintain the PS3 buzz until its launch. That sure is a hum-dinger of a rumour, and at first I chose to ignore it. My imagination just isn’t fruitful enough to provide me with a credible way that Sony could do this, so I dismissed it.
But then I thought that maybe all you faithful readers out there might have a better imagination than I do. Surely imagination wanes as you get older, and I’m probably one of the oldest readers of this site. (Yes, I read my own site! Gary and Darrin post here too, don’t forget.) So I thought I’d put it out to you folks: what could this “ace” be? (If it exists.) Of course, I can’t ask you that without providing an idea of my own, so here’s mine. Like I said, my imagination ain’t what it used to be, so I’m just gonna rip off someone else’s, and add a twist.
Sony is working on their own rumble technology for their controller, and it’ll be in stereo! So you’ll have a left and right rumble. This could come in very handy for things like F1 racing games, where the car often rides the curbs, thus rumbling just on that side. What do ya think? I think it might be a fun feature, though it’s hardly earth shattering.
What else could Sony be up to?
EA has announced the next game in the popular Burnout series, Burnout 5 (who woulda thunk it), is currently in development for the PS3 & Xbox 360.
What’s new about Burnout 5? Freedom apparantley. You can wreak absolute chaos in Paradise City (strange kind of Paradise) on any part of the city that takes your fancy. It’s an open world to do as much damage to your vehicle & any other vehicle that is unwittingly foolish enough to get in your way.
When you enter Paradise City you are given a Drivers License which tracks & keeps a record of all your misdemeanors & when your reputation reaches a certain mark you will face off against the most notorious “burners” & their goal isn’t to cross the finish line first…
Criterion Games director of games design, Alex Ward had this to say about Burnout 5:
“Burnout 5 is a complete reinvention of the series, built from the ground up for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. To create truly next-generation gameplay, we needed to create a truly next-generation game, from top to bottom.”
The game will apparantley arrive sometime 2007.
Is freedom the way to go for the Burnout series? You can have your say here.
You can find a whole batch of new Eye of Judgment images here along with some screens of Warhawk & Genji 2.
Below is a video of the E3 presentation of Eye of Judgement:
That’s one powerful duck.
I’m very intrigued by this game. It looks like it could offer something vastly different from the usual mix of FPS, racers & beat em ups on offer at launch.
When the game was previewed at E3 there was no lag present between you placing the card, doing the actions & what occurred on screen as a result, which is going to be vital when you place more cards on the grid.
I just hope there are enough variations between the cards & what they contain both offensively & defensively.
More info should be revealed at TGS when Eye of Judgement is playable. I’m keeping my fingers crossed they pull this off & it actually is fun to play.
I just wish it actually was Yu Gi Oh though! Now that would be awsome!
The Magic Box has a few images of forthcoming PS3 uber fun golf game, Everybody’s Golf 5. Well it’s called Everybody’s Golf 5 in Europe or Hotshot Golf 5 in North America or Minna no Golf 5 in Japan…
If you haven’t played any of the previous games in the series & you want a different type of golf game than what Tiger Woods offers, maybe a little more fun & wacky, then Everybody’s Golf could be the game for you.
Very little is known about the PS3 version but it will be playable at TGS ’06 and I’m sure it will be just as much fun as the previous games in the series.
When I saw that GameSpot got a chance to talk to Epic’s Jeff Geis about Unreal Tournament 2007, my ears perked up. Way up. But now after reading the article, they’re more or less normal now. Not much was said specifically about the PS3, except for a short paragraph:
We also asked Geis about the PlayStation 3 version, which is being developed alongside the PC game. The Dell XPS system that was used to demo the Unreal Engine 3-powered game was certainly no slouch, but we can hopefully expect even more graphical effects when UT2007 reaches the PS3. Geis commented on how the two versions differ in control. Controlled with the mouse on the PC, fast movements with sudden stops are possible, but vehicle control on the keyboard isn’t all that smooth. On the PS3, the opposite is true–vehicle combat is much more refined with two analog sticks, while the shooting control is not quite as quick or precise as a mouse. He was bullish about the PlayStation 3 game’s quality, though, and although we didn’t see it on show at Leipzig, he said that played against other PlayStation 3 users, he feels right at home.
Ah well, better than nothing, I guess. But the article does talk about some vehicles that’ll be used in the game, and a new Survival mode. It’s a one-on-one deathmatch between players online, but the winner stays on to take on the next challenger. Sounds like it could be a lot of fun, or very very humiliating. Either way.