Archive for 2007

Killzone 2 at GDC? *update*

Following on from 1up’s Luke Smith’s claims that Killzone 2 will be shown at GDC, held next month from March 5-9th in San Francisco, C& has also claimed that Killzone 2 will be present and possibly even playable at the Game Developers Conference. Phil Harrison will be present at the event doing a keynote speech so could he be the man to unveil Killzone 2 to the world?

The highly-anticipated PlayStation 3 sequel to Guerilla Game’s Killzone is to be officially unveiled at next month’s GDC, CVG has learned.

Well placed US sources have revealed to us that the flagship Sony shooter will be shown in full glory at the San Francisco event, perhaps even in the form of a playable demo.

Will it look as good in playable form as the video below that was shown at e3 ’05? I guess we will soon know but I hope for Sony’s sake and for all PS3 owners and would be owners, that it looks as much like the video as possible…

Killzone 2 to be unveiled at GDC next month

*Edit: According to SCEA Manager, Ryan Bowling, Killzone 2 or whatever it’s called, won’t be present at GDC next month but it will be shown off in the near future. All I can say is boo!!!

Killzone 2 NOT at GDC?


PS3 Oblivion

IGN posted some impressions of the PS3 version of Oblivion. Most of you know, this game has been out for almost a year on the PC and the 360 and is considered to be the best game of 2006 by many.


Read the link at the bottom for full impressions, but it sounds very positive overall: Dramatically reduced load times, sharper graphics, smoother frame rates, better shading, reduced object pop-in. Wow!


The PS3 version also includes the Knights of the Nine content, which is an extra purchase on the PC and 360 versions. On the downside, the other purchaseable add-ons available for the PC and 360 versions won’t be initially available for the PS3. They may or may not become available in the future. Some of this content sounds pretty pointless (who cares about downloadable horse armor?) but other pieces might be more worthwhile.

Overall, great news. I’m very happy that we’re finally starting to see cross platform games that actually perform better on the PS3.

IGN Oblivion Impressions


Celebrity PS3s

Sony held a special event where they gave out customized PS3s to celebrities. Very nice.

Custom PS3

Custom PS3

Custom PS3

Double Life Article with Full Image Gallery


Manhunt Sequel

Finally, the Manhunt sequel has been officially announced! It will come out for PS2, PSP, and Wii. PS3 owners will be able to use the PS2 version through emulation, but unfortunately, there will not be a PS3 specific version.

I wonder if Wii users will get to use gesture recognition to do executions? I would have rather seen a PS3 version, but this is still great news.


(screenshots are from Manhunt 1)

Sam Houser says

With Manhunt 2 we have tried to create a game that stays close to the original concept of chilling suspense and stealth, whilst pushing the game design and storytelling forward.

Sounds excellent!



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