Archive for February, 2007
Phil Harrison had a little chat with Newsweek’s N’Gai Croal, and although they discussed a lot of stuff that will interest other people, the bit that caught my attention is that there could be new downloadable content coming in April for Resistance: Fall of Man:
We’re going to release additional content for Resistance. I don’t think we’ve gone into detail on the schedule, but we have some really, really cool things that will be extending the story, extending the locations, some brand new content, starting in April. So if that works well and is well-received by the audience, then that will keep the engagement with game going between now and should there be a sequel at some point in the future.
I’m not really a big fan of downloadable content (unless it’s free) so I’ll watch with interest what is made available, how much it will cost and how well received it turns out to be.
So what DLC would you like to see for Resistance?
Just curious about what kind of internet connections all of you are using. A friend of mine couldn’t get WPA TKIP to work. Is there anybody out there using that? So here’s the question:
What internet connection are you using for your PS3?
- WPA-PSK (TKIP)
- WPA-PSK (AES)
- Not online
Previous poll results:
What PS3 improvement do you want most?
* Background downloading: 31% (80)
* Fix for 1080i/720p problem: 17% (44)
* In-game support for PS3-stored songs: 14% (36)
* Global buddy lists, invite friends to game: 10% (25)
* System-wide chat support: 7% (17)
* Bluetooth keyboard/mouse support: 6% (15)
* Global remote play: 3% (9)
* Better internet browser: 3% (8)
* Better file/folder management: 3% (7)
* Global ranking support: 2% (6)
* Improved Bluetooth headset support: 2% (6)
* Better PS2 memory card support: 2% (6)
Total Votes : 259
Tekken 6 was at the AOU arcade expo in Japan a couple weeks ago. And the trailer they showed just had a 2007 date. So I wondered when I could get my hands on this. I’m a huge Tekken fan myself.
Looks like a popular magazine in Japan got some juicy details from Bandai Namco. Tekken 6 will have a on location test before the weather gets hot. So depending on what they mean hot, it could be as early as May. But your guess is as good as mine.
When I first got my PS3, a bunch of people sent me invites because they saw my name online somewhere, probably right here. I thought the whole concept was pretty cool, so I accepted invitations all over the place. But now I have a huge buddy list full of a bunch of people I don’t know and don’t play games with. I keep getting messages that so-and-so is online and you know what? I don’t care!
I was thinking of trimming down the list to just the people I know or correspond with, but am having second thoughts. Would that be rude? It might be disconcerting to be forcibly removed from someone’s buddy list. I don’t want to tick anybody off, I just want to clean up my list.
What do you guys think?
According to gi.biz, Sony has announced the prices of it’s first-party and downloadable games, that will be available alongside the EU PS3 launch:
Sony has announced pricing plans for first-party PlayStation 3 titles, revealing that disc-based games will cost EUR 59.99 / GBP 39.99 at launch. Sony also hinted at pricing for downloadable games such as BlastFactor, flOw and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, which will be available via the PlayStation Network service. For an “introductory period”, they will cost between EUR 2.99 and EUR 9.99.
If that’s true, then it seems us Europeans have got some good news to talk about for a change. I was expecting PS3 games to retail at £49.99, possibly around £44.99 online, so to hear that first-party games like Resistance: Fall of Man, MotorStorm and F1 Championship Edition etc will retail at £39.99 (possibly £34.99 online) is great news. Obviously 3rd party games like CoD3, THP8 and Oblivion will still more than likely retail at £49.99.
It’s also good to see that downloadable games such as Tekken 5: DR and Calling All Cars could cost as little as £1.50 initially. Dodgy Euro conversions not withstanding of course.
I don’t know if this is just for the launch period or whether ALL of Sony’s future first-party games will have a RRP of £39.99. I hope it’s the former but I doubt it. I also wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve done this to combat the likelihood of people importing first-party PS3 games from Japan/North America, as they are supposed to be region free. Still some good news for a change