Archive for August, 2009

Some More Gran Turismo 5 Confirmations

Italian site, multiplayer.it, recently interviewed Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo, who confirmed previous details on GT5 are accurate (1000 cars, 80 track variations and YouTube uploads), as well as a worldwide simultaneous release by the end of the year is planned. Single player progression will be similar to GT on PSP rather than older entries, damage will affect handling, and there will be real NASCAR and WRC races. All running at full 1080P and 60FPS. Source

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PS3 Slim Still Best Selling Video Game Product on Amazon

Two weeks later, the PS3 is still the best selling video game product on Amazon (which is updated hourly), beating out both the Wii and the XBox 360 Elite, which are ranked 11th and 15th respectively. Funny thing is, the 360 had a price drop as well, within the last week, and its sales are nowhere near what the PS3 is getting (and it’s the only hardware in the top 10). Hopefully, this means the tides are truly turning and the PS3 really comes into fruition and starts taking its rightful place on top.

For those interested, here are the current Top 10 items on the list:

  1. PlayStation 3 120GB
  2. Wii Sports Resort
  3. Wii MotionPlus
  4. Halo 3: ODST (360)
  5. Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
  6. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS)
  7. PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller
  8. Batman: Arkham Asylum (360)
  9. Tales of Vesperia (360)
  10. Wii Remote Controller

It’s always nice to see a multiplatform game do better on the PS3 as well! Can’t wait to see NPD numbers for September! Also of note, Best Buys and Targets are running out of PS3 slim systems, and a lot of them are even sold out, so it’s looking like the price drop and system redesign is really attracting attention, and people are seeing the PS3 as the better bargain now, since it’s the same price as an Elite system, but has a lot more built-in features (such as blu-ray and Wifi). Only thing I’d like them to do would be to include the component cables like the Elite system rather than the basic composite.

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Blu-ray Releases for the week of 8.31.09

Here are the Blu-ray titles for this week. Highlights are: Gladiator, Braveheart, Heroes: Season 3, State of Play, M*A*S*H, The Girl Next Door (Unrated Edition).

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Disney to Acquire Marvel – How Will This Affect the PS3?

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This announcement came out of nowhere and I’m shocked that it happened to begin with. A 4 billion dollar purchase of Marvel is just huge news.

So how will this purchase affect gaming and the PS3? Lets look at a couple of things.

-Marvel has had some issues with Sony in the past with lawsuits over the Spiderman licensing deal.

-We know that Disney and Sony are on fairly good terms being that they were one of the bigger companies to first jump on blu-ray.

-We also know that Sony has strong ties to DC as they are working on an in-house DC Comic MMO.

I really have no predisposed opinions on whats going to happen…but I’ll tell you what I want to happen:

KINGDOM HEARTS WITH MARVEL CHARACTERS!

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