Archive for October, 2006
Metal Gear Solid 4 is arguably one of the PS3′s most anticipated titles. Unfortunately it won’t be out until mid next year and that can seem like a long time. Especially when you’re looking forward to it like I am. If you haven’t played any of the Metal Gear titles however, this is actually perfect timing for you. To truly appreciate and understand what could be the last Solid ever, now is the perfect time to play through the whole series.
Prepare yourself for some excellent gaming, and a gripping story that will give the name Solid Snake a whole new meaning for you:
Part I: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – PS2
This is where it all starts. This gives you the framework of who Snake is, what he has been fighting against for so long, and how he became the legend that he is. Without giving too much away, you will learn the political intrigue surrounding the rise to power of some very important people.
Part II: Metal Gear Solid – PS1
After a long period of retirement, Snake is called back into action to negate the actions of Metal Gear REX. During this process, some startling revelations are made about Snake, and how he fits into a much bigger picture.
Part III: Metal Gear Sold 2: Sons of Liberty – PS2
With the blueprints for Metal Gear REX out in the open, Snake continues to do what he can to minimize the damage this has caused. With an amazing opening sequence on the George Washington Bridge, Snake continues in his investigation. Over the course of this mission, revelations will be made to Snake that shake him to his very core. And one name will become a legend: Raiden.
All of these games are now considered to be bargain titles, and can be had from a used game shop very cheaply. With the expense of PS3 games on the horizon, enjoy some excellent gameplay at an affordable price
Apparently someone was curious about the inside of the SIXAXIS and decided to take it apart. I always wondered what that infamous battery looked like…now I know.
Famitsu reported (link via Kotaku) that publically playable PS3 kiosks have arrived in Japan. Playable games include Devil May Cry 4, Power Smash 3 (Virtua Tennis), Gran Turismo HD and Ridge Racer 7. I suspect they will provide different demos for North America kiosks, specifically Resistance and MotorStorm.
Now when will these arrive outside of Japan? There are less than three weeks until the PS3 is launched in the US, so kiosks can’t be too far off. I’ve seen the PS3 section set up at my local Target last week (without an actual PS3) and I’ve read various unconfirmed reports of non-playable PS3 kiosks. I can’t wait!
As the days go by, more and more companies are getting their hands on the PS3 and providing us with feedback.
What caught my attention about this one is that they talk about Blu-ray movie playback, give us more high quality pictures, and actually lead in to a very good and detailed review. Since it’s a Japanese to English translation the read is a little choppy, but worthing checking out
The latest issue of Famitsu PS2 has, what could be, some very interesting information. In a Q&A with Hori (maker of various peripherals for the PS1/PS2), they stated they had ideas on how rumble functionality could be implemented.
If Sony doesn’t want to do it, why not Hori? The only catch is that it would require support from software developers, and therein lies the rub.