Archive for January, 2007
Hey everyone. You may not realize, but we’ve been hard at work setting up a PS3 Wiki. I’ve been trying to set it up in a logical fashion so that you can get any information you need about the PS3 easily. One thing I did is create a page for PS3 games. The problem is that there are a lot of games, with no way to update those game pages without basically giving my life away.
So I’m looking for some people to adopt a game page. If you’re a big fan of a particular PS3 game and would like to contribute to the PS3 community, please reply here. There are several game pages already started, like the Call of Duty 3 PS3 Wiki page and the Resistance PS3 Wiki page, but we need help with both those pages and others. It’s relatively straightforward to give a nice description, talk about how to play the game, and give people resources for playing the game. I’ve even created a template that makes it easier.
You don’t even need to own a PS3 to edit a PS3 game page! Gary’s done a great job with the DMC4 PS3 Wiki page, for example.
Even if you don’t want to adopt a PS3 Wiki game page and make it yours, you can still edit & create pages on a smaller scale and add information to them. So if you’d like to talk about your favourite PS3 games, this is your chance!
GameInformer has an interview with Epic’s vice president, Mark Rein. Remember that Epic creates Gears of War for the 360 and Unreal Tournament 3 for the PS3, PC, and 360.
What I liked best is what he says about the PS3. It sums up my mood about it pretty well.
GI: Do you think Sony’s in trouble?
Rein: No, god, no. Somebody asked me that earlier, and I was like, “What a ridiculous question.” People, just give them a break for crying out loud. People think it’s bad if they can’t ship enough, and then they think it’s bad if they can ship enough. It’s like, which is it? Either they can’t fulfill your order or they can, and they’re both good. Being able to fulfill your order is good news, right? Go out and buy your PS3 now. You can get one. That’s miraculous. They sold more PS3s in North America than Microsoft sold Xbox 360s in its same period of time, and they clearly aren’t going to have the shortage problems that Microsoft had. So as long as people are willing to pay the price for the machine—and I’m sure lots of people are—I think they’re hopefully in a good situation.
There’s actually more in there. Go and have a look, it’s a good read.
I’m of two minds about SingStar. On the one hand, it’s a game I think that my wife would enjoy playing. On the other hand, do I really want my wife hogging all my PS3 time? On the other hand, it does look like a fun game. But on my last hand, you do have to sing, which is not something I’m all that into.
But I still think it’s a cool game, and I think it’s great that Sony is putting this franchise onto the PS3, because it draws all sorts of non-gamers into the gaming fold. And that’s exactly what Sony (and the others) need to increase their marketshare. Some cool, fun, and easily accessible games.
Last night I had what must have been one of my most frustrating game sessions playing Call of Duty 3 on my PS3. First off, there were only 2 people online playing Headquarters. You can’t play with just two people. This has been a trend recently – fewer and fewer people playing my favourite mode – Headquarters. Don’t people realize how awesome it is?
Then, I played some other games and always ended up somehow on the losing side. I also encountered some team killers, which is never fun. And once I blasted a guy with my shotgun four times in a row from about two meters away and he didn’t die. That’s was quite frustrating. Just because I know it was probably due to lag doesn’t help my frustration level.
And last of all, I’m starting to get tired of dying without seeing my killer. Playing CoD2 at work on a network of PC’s, I usually know who killed me. Either I saw them actually fire the weapon, or the red dot shows up on my radar showing me where my probable killer was. Playing on my PS3, at least half the time I have no idea who killed me, which is very frustrating.
Unreal Tournament 2007 is now Unreal Tournament 3. And it’s coming to the PC, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in the second half of 2007. There will be increased aggressiveness and intelligence in the AI and more than two dozen weapons.
Also Unreal Tournament 3 will have co-operative campaign online play. The usual online modes are Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and a new Warfare mode, and more.