Archive for January, 2007
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.
Henning and Tom will love this gameplay vid of Formula One Championship Edition. It’s definitely one of the most visually impressive games I’ve ever seen. Below is the non HD video which looks great but the HD video does the game more justice.
It’s interesting to see the pit stop appear almost like a mini game, where you have to press the right buttons as fast as possible to get the changes finished asap and rejoin the race. This could lead to some hectic button mashing if you have a slim lead over a rival and you desperately need the points in your quest for the Drivers Championship! 16.5 secs is a terrible pit stop time by the way!
This is a European launch game but I don’t think I will be tempted to get it unfortunately.