Archive for April, 2007

Rumble Grumble Rumble

Sony and Immersion are currently in talks about bringing rumble back to the PS3. While they don’t explicitly state that the SIXAXIS controller will be getting rumble, that’s what everybody assumes.

For the purposes of this article, I’ll assume so as well. I just hope we’re all correct!

When I heard that Sony and Immersion had kissed and made up, I started to think about what they could do that’s different. Sure we want rumble back in the SIXAXIS. But surely there is room for improvement? How about four or five rumble actuators (is that the word?) so that you can feel rumble go left to right and front to back (and vice versa, and diagonally, etc)? What about more flexibility in the feel of the rumble? Sharp versus dull, etc. What about…? Actually, I only thought of those two things.

Do you think that Sony will be doing anything fancy with their new rumble? Or are they going to go with the same old rumble we’ve known before?

By the way, I made a poll about this!

Old poll results:

How well did Sony execute the European launch?

* Great!: 56% (189)
* Good: 27% (91)
* Shoulda been better: 11% (37)
* Terrible: 7% (23)

Total Votes : 340

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Tekken 6 Storyline & Yoshimitsu’s New Look

I’m excited to try out Yoshimitsu’s dual blades! Hopefully in Tekken 6 he’ll finally be able to use his swords more than before. Makes you wonder what his “item move” is.

TEKKEN 6 STORYLINE

The 5th King of the Iron Fist Tournament has ended with Heihachi Mishima missing and the eventual winner being Jin Kazama.

Jin Kazama then assumes the role as head of the Mishima Zaibatsu and begins using the special Tekken force units for propaganda and manipulative acts all over the world. Eventually many people become upset by this and it starts riots and eventually war amongst nations.

With the world now at war, many nations lose their power and the Mishima Zaibatsu declares itself as an independent nation.

The Mishima Zaibatsu is intent on conquering the world with only G Corporation to stand in its way. People around the world see G Corporation as a savior and G Corporation offers a price on Jin Kazama to anyone that can bring him in alive.

Just as anyone could have expected, the announced for the 6th King of Iron Fist Tournament was under way.

Those that want to make a name for themselves, those that seek money, and those that want revenge. Many different ideals and goals gather while the Tekken 6 tournament is unveiled.

Tekken 6 storyline and some bios

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Assassin’s Creed Dated?

For all you folk out there salivating at the prospect of time-travelling back 1000 years to become an assassin the stealthily do stealth-like things, then you’re gonna have to wait around five months. At least, according to QJ according to Amazon.

Amazon has listed Assassin’s Creed with a September 25th release date. Take it with a grain of salt for now. In the meantime, you can practice up on those stealthy skilly with the Ninja Gaiden Sigma demo, whose boss-level fight I only tried once because I got soundly beaten.

Assasin’s Creed dated, now available for pre-order at Amazon

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Heavenly Sword Demo Confirmed

PSU has an interview with SCEA’s Santa Monica Studios Producer, Kyle Shubel, and he has confirmed that there will be a playable demo of Heavenly Sword before the game hits retail. He doesn’t mention which regions will get it or when it’s likely to appear though, so we’ll just have to keep our eyes peeled.

There will be no online multiplayer mode, which isn’t really a surprise to me, but HOME could be supported in some way. Maybe you will get trophies for completing the game on the hardest setting or doing it within a certain time.

They are aiming to have the game running at a constant 30fps at 720p which is a little surprising. It’s still due for a “Fall ’07″ release which narrows it down a bit, :wink: but it’s a game I’m really looking forward to.

I can’t wait to get my hands on that demo. :D

Heavenly Sword Interview

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