Archive for January, 2008

My Gaming and Movie Rig

Recently I became the proud new owner of a KDS-60A3000 HDTV. It’s only a bit bigger than my previous HDTV, but the image quality and sharpness has taken a monumental leap forward. As well, with the new stand it looks quite svelte compared to my old setup. Here’s a pic:

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Sorry about the picture quality, I should have taken the picture during the day.

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Design your own Warhawk

Here is your chance to create a paint scheme for a Warhawk and if you get picked. Not only will it be featured in the game. You’ll also at a limited edition Warhawk statue.

Warhawk Contest

The submission deadline is February 15th, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. So get cracking artists. Hit the link below for all the details.

Warhawk Paint & Insignia Contest!

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Tekken 6 at Taipei Game Show [Update: Nancy]

Good news is that the developers are working hard on porting the arcade version to the PS3. Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection Online has given them some good data to work with. They believe it’s possible to have 60fps online battles. Me personally have really been enjoying Tekken 5 DR Online, works great. Sometimes you get a guy with a slow connection, but other than that, it’s great.

Tekken 6 Yoshimitsu

All the characters from previous Tekken games will make it into Tekken 6 due to requests of the fans. Guess nobody likes Gon or Doctor Boskonovitch from Tekken 3 :P But there was a girl that threatened to kill herself if her favorite character wasn’t included in the next game. So developers keep the character. Not sure which one it is. They have been so dedicated to Tekken 6 that 15 developers have lost their girl friends. I hope they find one after Tekken 6 is complete.

The producer also mention possible downloadable content like new characters and data download. On future, Harada hopes there is a chance to do some crossover with other fighting series, something along the line of “Tekken vs Virtua Fighter vs CAPCOM vs SNK”. Finally, Harada says while fans of respective series may see it as fierce rivalry, the developers behind these fighting games are actually very close together.

That could be very interesting. I’ve never been a Virtua Fighter fan though. I’ve been a fan of Tekken since I saw it in the arcades. I road my bike about 5 miles to the local arcade to just play Tekken 1 once, lol. Been hooked since :)

Producer Talk Tekken 6 At Taipei Game Show

[Update]

Gary sent me this story. There is a bonus stage at the arcades in Japan with a huge robot called Nancy. Her life bar is much higher than normal, maybe even 10X! She doesn’t block anything you throw at it, but she can attack you will your attacking! Click the image below for a larger view.

Nancy The Robot Tekken 6

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GT5 Prologue Price and Date

From the official PlayStation site:

It’s official – SCEA announced today the April 17 North American ship date for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, available exclusively for PS3. Developed by famed Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for $39.99 on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and as a download via the PLAYSTATION Store.

The BD version will offer added value with an exclusive behind-the-scenes High Definition (HD) video feature called “Beyond the Apex”. This video will offer some awesome access to the folks at Polyphony and give some background on how they are able to create such a realistic and beautiful driving simulator.

So there you go all you GT5 officianados. Less than three months to go. Though I have to say that I think $40 is a bit steep for what is really a glorified demo.

PlayStation.Blog » Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Priced and Dated

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