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Sony’s Online Games |

Some info has been leaked about Sony’s online games for purchase. Among the games is another Asteroids derivative, BlastFactor. It does full 1080p and uses the tilt-sensing features of the controller.

I don’t really have a problems with this game (it looks nice!) except for two things:

  1. It’s an Asteroids derivative.
    Now, normally this wouldn’t be a problem. But because Microsoft’s big downloadable game (Geometry Wars) is also an Asteroids derivative, it looks like Sony is copying Microsoft. Can’t they come up with something different?
  2. The playspace shape.
    Why is it hexagonal? That doesn’t fit an HDTV very well. Nor does it fit a standard television very well either. What a waste of screen real estate! In this kind of game, one of the biggest problems is having room to maneuver. To artificially reduce that space, just for a gimmick, seems stupid. I have a widescreen display! Please use it! (The screenshot is actually a zoomed-in version. Actual gameplay has a hexagonal area in the middle, with wasted space on either side.)

Another very nice-looking (visually) game is Go Sudoku. I’ve only been exposed to Sudoku recently, and now it’s everywhere!

I think I might give this one a chance. Interestingly, it looks like it supports multiplayer. That means I have to think fast! I don’t know if I can do that!

On top of that there’s also Lemmings (which I used to play a lot on my PC), flOw (also in 1080p, and uses tilt), Swizzleblocks, Grip Shift, Crash Carnage Chaos, and Wheel of Fortune.

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  • ehandlr

    Sudoku is virtual crack….I love this game.

  • My girlfriend loves both Sudoku and Lemmings which doesn’t bode well for me having the PS3 all to myself. 😥

  • ehandlr

    hehe same with me and my wife…I’ll have to fight her away with a stick.

  • ehandlr

    …although…I’ll never get to play FFXIII either because she will want to play all the time… >

  • Lemmings 🙂 Very fun, most of those look like great games. So ….. are these free games? I’ve heard flow is but what about the otheres?

  • No, I don’t think they’re free.

  • Martin Hansen

    Even my mom wantet a PSP when I showed her Sudoku on it 🙂

  • matt

    If Blast Factor is as much fun as Geometry Wars it is a must own game. I have spent so many hours playing GW that I couldn’t count up the time if I wanted. Kind of a blast in the past moment with a lot of the Arcade games I have.

    Arcade was a much over-looked aspect of the 360, but now that I have it (and love it) I really look forward to what is coming next. Sometimes you don;t want to play a long/involved game when you only have 20 minutes while your girl gets ready. Arcade games are fun and, best of all, short.

    If you may have a problem “sharing your PS3” then don’t tell anyone you live with about those games. My girl plays some of the arcade games but not when I am around. I don’t have a problem, thank god.

  • According to the company responsible for those burger king 360 games, the Bar is much higher for Playstation online games than it is for the 360. Their standards what is acceptable graphically is much higher, and the games have a larger file size. Most if not all, will support 1080p. He went on to say there are fewer playstation online games, but overall, the quality and level of presentation is much higher.

    Thats promising, considering XBLA is littered with “classic” titles. With every PS3 having a harddrive, games arent having to be limited by the lowest common denominator storage wise (the cap is currently at 64mb for XBLA games). We will have a little clearer knowledge of these and other games tommorow, at Gamers Day in San Francisco.