Archive for February, 2007

Phil Harrison Interview, Parts II & III

Just a small heads up that N’Gai Croal has parts 2 and 3 of his Phil Harrison interview up. They’re great reads for any PS3 fan.

Loot: The Phil Harrison Interview, Part II
Loot: The Phil Harrison Interview, Part III

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CoD3: Not so Jealous Anymore

My favourite PS3 game has to be CoD3. I’m a big fan of CoD2 on the PC (the only PC game I play, really), and so it was natural for me to gravitate to CoD3 on my PS3. I’ve even gotten over the whole lack of chat functionality by using Skype with a friend to chat while we play the game.

But I’ve always been jealous of the fact that the Xbox 360 version has splitscreen support, while the PS3 version doesn’t. And while I still wish the PS3 had splitscreen support, I am no longer jealous of the 360′s splitscreen support. Why? Because last night I actually tried it at a friend’s place. For the two people playing on the RHS of the screen, everything is fine. But not so for the two on the LHS. The status display (where you are informed of kills) and the radar are shifted in to about a third of the way into the screen, and they really get in the way of playing the game. It’s like the playtesters didn’t even try 4 player splitscreen, it’s so bad! We played it for a little bit just because it was CoD, but then moved on to GRAW which didn’t have the same problem.

At least it makes me feel a little better about CoD3 on the PS3, realizing that I’m missing an unworkable implementation.

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More Tekken 6 Info

When the weather gets hot in the Land of the Rising Sun. Tekken 6 will have a on location test and it will including playable versions of the two new characters, Leo and Zafina.

The roster will include all the characters from Tekken Dark Resurrection and Leo and Zafina, and even more. They won’t give the final character count but they don’t want to include just one or two more new characters.

The backgrounds shown in the AOU Tekken 6 trailer will feature interactive backgrounds. The backgrounds will change with the passage of time. They’ll also be affected by your player actions.

Tekken 6 Update

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PS3 FW Update 1.54 is out

I went through the menus and nothing seemed different to me. But I did notice that the web browser is faster than it was before. Since the US Playstation site has no info about this update I checked out the Japanese site. Looks like the main thing that was updated is the AV-Chat now has a zoom feature.

If there is someone that can test this AV-Chat Zoom feature, please comment how it all works. I don’t really video chat with people. But I do have a eye toy.

[Update]

Looks like Playstation Asia updated there site about this new video chat feature. And it’s in english.

You can also use a USB camera compatible with USB video class (UVC) for video chat

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