Archive for August, 2007

PSN Games Montage

Pretty exciting times ahead for PS3 owners:

That Skiing game makes me want a new SSX game badly! Gran Turismo looks stunning aswell. The video also seems to confirm that demos of Ratchet & Clank, Unchartered and Lair are coming to the PSN at some point, although a date would be nice…

PSN Games Montage

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60GB SKU Running Low On Stock

Sony exec David Karraker said regarding the 60GB SKU,

“We no longer have any inventory in SCEA warehouses. All inventory has been purchased and shipped to retailers,”

It sounds like there is still plenty of stock for the moment, but the time is drawing near where there are supply issues with the 60GB SKU.

Now, place your bets everyone!

Price Drop: Point of Entry stays below $599

I’m betting on this one. While Sony definitely doesn’t always do what seems to make the most sense to us, I’m still betting they will continue to provide sub-$599 points of entry. Ozymandias bet on a $399 point of entry, which seems a little optimistic, but we shall see.

While Sony has been clear about their intent to return to a single SKU approach, I suspect that may not rule out different bundling options as they are doing with the forthcoming revised PSP launch.

No Price Changes: Point of Entry returns to $599. No cheaper options available.

IGN, Arstechnica, and other sites have assured us that this is what will happen. I don’t think they have any insider information, they just seem to be reporting their speculation as fact and adding a negative spin.

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Condensed Release Schedule

There is a ton of amazing PS3 software coming out this year. I count nine titles that I am dying to purchase at full price. That’s an excellent year for the PS3, however, I have one complaint:

Why is every last title that I really want being released in a tiny four week release window from 10/23 to 11/20? Months like January we got nothing. Months like February through September we get some high quality products, but still not the games that many people such as myself really, really want.

Do all the big studios really think they have to put out all their software right before Christmas?

Or is it due to the newness of the PS3, that this is when the really good stuff is just starting to roll in?

Next year seems like the great releases will be spread out a little better: Burnout, GTA4, MGS4, GT5, RE5, and Killzone2 should all scheduled to be released throughout the calendar year, well before Christmas. Then again, anyone remember this post that I made in November of 2006? Most of the the titles we were expecting to hit at the beginning of 2007 got delayed to the end of 2007.

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UT3 GC2007 Developer Walkthrough, Pt 1

Here’s a cool video of some UT3 gameplay features. The demo guy isn’t playing against anyone, so it doesn’t give you a feel for combat, but it does show some of the cool features they’re putting into the game. The slow-mo missile through jelly at the end is especially cool.

Unreal Tournament III, GC 2007 Developer Walkthrough Pt. 1 HD

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