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The answer to the title my friends is YES!
I bet most of you who have an Android phone (yes, they’re out there!) have played a game where you used an on-screen pad and buttons…. which are neither an actual pad nor a set of functional buttons. Most retro games these days tend to have these kinds of controls (what else could they do without a proper controller?) and it drives me nuts. My fat fingers (yes, yes, salad and bit of a workout. Duly noted. Will get to it next week. Yes, do remind me!) can’t handle the touch screen pad and buttons – boo!
So what’s this about the Sixaxis controller then? Well, if you have a read of the article found at CNET (link provided below) you’ll see that someone has managed to do this crazy thing where you just connect your Sixaxis Controller (without wires… all wireless like!) to your mobile phone and play those same retro games you used to play when you were a kid (in a LEGAL way. Purchased from the Android Market).
When I get a spare minute, I’m going to give this a shot and I’ll report back with my findings, unless any of our beloved readers beat me to it (I dare thee)!
I remember the days when I used to play my PlayStation all the time rather than go out and hook up with girls and friends of sorts.
I remember wanting to REALLY complete just this one level in order to save the game and head off out to grab my pizza before I get some well deserved rest.
It used to really frustrate me that I just couldn’t complete this or that due to the same silly thing happening again and again on the level – and after attempting it for hours, there goes the pad. Smash!
The wall feels the full force of my frustration and that’s just cost me another £20 or so.
How often have you done such a thing where you’ve thrown your pad across the room, against the wall or you could be creative and try to flush it down the toilet because it was the pad’s fault that you couldn’t get past that level.
I personally have done it too many times. I’ve gone through (from what I can remember) 8 pads since the first PlayStation. Now, I’m a chilled out guy. Can’t get past that level? No problem, I now just sit back and relax.
How many pads/controllers/joysticks have you broken during your lifetime?
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Now I do agree that the PS3 & Vita could do what the Wii U does. Question is will developers make it happen? My guess is probably not or very few games will do it. Because they need to rely on consumers to own a PS3 & Vita vs the Wii U where they just need to buy the Wii U console/controller. For that reason alone I don’t see very many Wii U type games using the PS3/Vita combo.
Below is part of a interview that NowGamer did with Justin Richmond the Game Director at Naughty Dog.
Obviously you won’t develop for Wii U, but I want to get your thoughts on the hardware. Does the console spark your imagination in any way?
Justin Richmond: To be honest with you, the idea of it is very, very cool. But there’s nothing that the Wii U has that the Vita and PS3 doesn’t. You know, it’s an interesting piece of technology, and I’m interested to see how people use it.
I’m not completely sold yet. That the screen isn’t multi-touch, that’s a little weird. It seems there are some very strange holes in it, but to be fair, last time I was sceptical of the original Wii, and look at how that did. I’m sure that he games they make for Wii U will be amazing.
What are your thoughts on this?
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a PlayStation fan. I think the game that escalated that fandom without a doubt has got to be the Uncharted series.
It’s that time again with the UC3 Beta coming out today on the PSN around 2pm PST (according to Evan Wells’ twitter) and then I’ll be able to go home and starting handing tickets for the “pain train”. The videos showcasing the new maps that will be available to play will be “Airstrip” & “Chateau” along with some co-op options.
Now if you couldn’t tell, I’m just this side of being excited to be included in this boner-inducing beta and not only will you be able to play the beta – you’ll be able to earn in-game rewards for the actual game when it comes out in November. Now that is something to write home to the alumni association about.
According to a news report in Japan. A 19 year old unemployed Japanese man threatened to blow up a train station for reasons unknown. What is known however is that the man used his PlayStation 3 to write the message in Japanese bulletin board.
Authorities traced the man’s IP address and they discovered that he used his PlayStation to write and send the message. The threat read “”Tomorrow, I will blow up Hiroshima Station.” The next day, he was arrested.
Source: Nikkasports Japan