Archive for February, 2009
How the Killzone 2 website and the game interact together is awesome. For example the Battle Replay would be very useful if you needed to review a important tournament or clan match that you lost to see exactly what happened.
Battle Replays: You will be able to watch games as they unfolded, watch the troop movements and see who killed who and how. We’ll expand on this as time goes by. Right now you should be able to view a couple of Battle Replays created by internal testing of the site. Battle Replays are saved and displayed if at least 2 people played and completed a round and will for now remain on the site for two weeks.
Here are some other things you can do from the website, I’m impressed.
Clans: You will be able to create and administer your clans from the page so you don’t have to be on your PS3 to see who wants to be in your clan or what the latest is on any upcoming games.
Tournaments: You will be able to set up clans from the site, just like in-game, but will be able to see the results and how they played out on the tournament wheel too.
Challenges: This offers the same functionality as the in-game, but of course lets you set up your battles remotely.
STATS!: We all love stats! And if the stats recorded in-game are not enough for you, we show even more here! Including match performance, a weapons cloud to show what weapons are used most and preferred faction.
Leaderboards: Same as in-game! See where you are from work!
I don’t want to watch this yet, to keep myself as spoiler free as possible. But I’ve heard there are some spoilers in this video.
Nielsen Media Research did some research on the age groups of the people that own gaming consoles. This is how it breaks down:
- PS3 has the oldest gamerbase, with the highest usage from the 18-24 age group.
- Xbox 360 attracts a slightly younger base, with more male gamers falling in the 12-17 age group.
- Wii is popular in boys age 6-11, and women age 25-34.
Gamers who owned one or both of these consoles in their youth may have ‘graduated’ to the PS3 in their assumed adulthood.
Does that seem correct to you? The PS3 age group seems accurate with the people that I know that have them. The 360 about right, but I do know some older people that have 360′s. The Wii is mixed as well. But most of the people I know that have Wii’s fit into that group. But my wife hates the idea the Wii, lol.
More details in the link below.
From thatgamecompany’s cofounder, Jenova Chen:
I think right now — in the future, when people look back, I think it’s the renaissance of video games.”
Entertainment will always evolve. Painting, sculpture, music, novels, and movies have always evolved and will continue to do so, but you can usually look at the history of a particular medium and notice a distinct time period of unusual explosive growth and change and formation.
Each medium had their own time period, and there is a convincing argument that that time for video games is now.