Archive for 2007
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.
Sony held a special event where they gave out customized PS3s to celebrities. Very nice.
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.
According to 1up.com, EGM will have the lowdown on the first Ratchet & Clank game to appear on the PS3 in next month’s issue:
Insomniac Games has turned their teasing attention to the next Ratchet & Clank game, which will fall, as per usual with the franchise, exclusively on PlayStation 3. But, when can we have a look at it? Sooner than you think, actually; on the EGM Live!* podcast, the crew confirmed they’d have the next-generation sequel in their pages next month.
And not just a lame teaser, either. Screens. Details. The whole deal, man. Check back for more soon, but in the meantime, Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters ships on PSP next week.
I’m a huge fan of the Ratchet and Clank games, as is my girlfriend, so I can’t wait to see what Insomniac can do with the series on PS3. The hard part is going to be keeping Ratchet & Clank on the PS3 to myself.
I wonder what crazy weapons they will come up with this time.
I just received the PS3 Blu-ray Bluetooth remote for the PS3 for my Birthday, and I have to say that I like it a lot. It’s a lot nicer to use a remote to control a movie than to use a controller, I found. The remote works well, and the system is very responsive.
The ability to pause easily and advance frames forward and back works really well. I like that, because sometimes I want to see a certain frame of a movie because of something I thought I saw in the background, or whatever. So being able to advance frame by frame easily is a real boon.
I also like the eject button. Every DVD player, VCR, and gaming console’s remote should have an eject button. I am super-lazy, and I want to be able to hit eject from the couch, walk over to my machine, and pull the disc out immediately. That’s the only way to go, man.
So I’m very happy with this remote. Just a small note: Walmart was selling this remote for $20 more than other places like FutureShop and EBGames. Buyer beware!