Archive for September, 2006
I don’t know if you want to watch a video of someone opening and closing the PS3′s lid a couple times, but that’s what this video of the PS3. Some dude took a video camera and basically took some up-close footage of the PS3.
Again we can see that the case of the PS3 is actually transparent. I’m not so sure I like that. I think a nice opaque finish would be best, at least for the top.
What do you guys think?
Famitsu has a comprehensive list of PS3 games and how far they are towards 100% completion. None are at 100% despite them saying Ridge Racer 7 was only last week. Here’s the list in full:
Fatal Inertia: 90%
Gundam Target in Sight: 80%
Ridge Racer 7: 80%
Armored Core 4: 80%
Sonic the Hedgehog: 80%
Sega Golf Club, Sega: 70%
Virtua Fighter 5: 70%
Enchant Arm: 70%
Need for Speed Carbon: 70%
The Eye of Judgment: 70%
Heavenly Sword: 65%
Mahjong Fight Club: 60%
Gran Turismo HD: 60%
Formula One Championship: 60%
MotorStorm, SCE: 60%
Virtua Tennis 3: 50%
Coded Arms Assault: 40%
Hot Shots Golf 5: 30%
Wangan Midnight: 30%
Monster Kingdom Unknown Realms: 30%
White Knight Story: 10%
Fatal Inertia is at 90% so that doesn’t bode well for it’s lack of speed. I thought White Knight was 30% now it’s down to 10%. That makes it’s showing at TGS even more impressive.
There’s a good chance all the games at 60% and above will be ready in time for the European launch plus a few others that aren’t mentioned in the list.
Yesterday at Microsoft’s X06 event, Ubisoft showed off a truly breathtaking new video of Assassin’s Creed which is made up entirely of in-game visuals which shows Altair making his way through the city, scouting out his would be victim before making his way through the crowd, taking out his ‘mark’ and making his escape.
The video below is showing actual gameplay of Assassin’s Creed running on the 360 with the beautiful Jade Raymond talking us through what’s going on:
That is so amazing I’m speechless, so it’s a good job I’m talking with my fingers!
The way Altair moves through the crowd is the way I do (turning sideways to avoid bumping in to people) unless I’m in an aggressive mood of course. Altair looks so fluid and easy to control and the way he interacts with his surroundings is incredible.
This is now my no.1 “must have” purchase!!
For those of you who many not have noticed, or for those of you who read only the RSS headlines, I thought I’d point out that recently I’ve added some new features to PS3Blog.net.
- First, I added something in the sidebar which shows the top commenters. The plugin documentation for that says that you have to be logged in for the comments to register, but Segitz says that he found his comments were registered even without being a member. Ah well. I don’t know what to say. Except that if you want to make sure your comments are registered in the “top commenters” contest, I suggest you get an account here. You don’t need to log in every time – we have cookies for that! As a matter of fact, I rarely have to log in at all, so it’s easy!
- Speaking of having to log in, the new Live Shoutbox in the sidebar definitely requires you to log in before using it. That’s to prevent spammers from making a mess of it, but I’m sure that eventually they’ll get to it anyway. Anyway, the Live Shoutbox is a lot of fun – give it a try!
- Lastly, I added a star rating system. You can give your opinion on every post by giving it a star rating from one to five. This is done on the individual post’s page (won’t show up on the main page) to help speed up rendering of the main page. With this feature, you can have a say about what we write! While you’re at it, you can click here to rate this article!
I hope you enjoy the new features, I spend a a lot of seconds installing them! Don’t forget that we also have a poll in the PS3Blog.net sidebar, so please vote! Not enough of you are doing that! Tsk tsk. Now, back to your previously scheduled PS3 programming.
As you may have picked up from the quick notes on the right hand side of this page, the latest RadiOPM podcast has confirmed their “secret November edition cover game” to be a port of the highly rated xbox360 and PC title The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The xbox360 and PC versions are both extremely popular and highly rated within the gaming community- gamerankings gives the title an average score of 94% with a similarly high user rating of 9.3/10 (both the top scores for any 360 title currently available) so to simply dismiss this as minor news would be folly.
The first PS3 screenshot is below:
Whilst the screenshot may look pretty similar it has been rumoured this game has received a graphical tune-up from the original release 7 months ago. Even then though, if you are not a fan of graphical prowess and are looking for something more substantial you are in luck! The game is expected to feature an extra quest- supposedly 10-20 hours long and a new faction- “The Knights of the Nine”, who, for those who have played the game, are the opposite of The Dark Brotherhood; the reason for their inclusion is to offer balance to the game and give more incentives to play as good guy.
The game is due for release on launch day.
It has also been revealed that a variant of Oblivion, with a different setting but similar playability, is in development for the PSP.