With the announcement of the Playstation 4 on the 20th, there has been a lot of conversation between my friends and I about whether or not it is worth buying right out of the gate. Will you be lining up to get the PS4 at launch? Will you simply love your PS3 a little longer until a price drop or lottery windfall? Here’s some of the biggest features to help you make up your mind.
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The PS Vita was deemed the “PS3 on the go”.
Then why must we constantly get lower quality titles on it than on the PS3?
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes was released recently both platforms. It looks FANTASTIC on the PS3, with a huge open world that you can even fly through as Superman. You return to your bat cave to do things like buy items and features and what not, then back out to adventuring and exploring.
On the Vita, and it has been confirmed that the game does NOT feature that open-world sandbox gameplay. We, instead, get a port straight from – wait for it – the Nintendo 3DS. A totally linear, lack-luster port from a system with half the power.
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Sony took the stage at 9pm EST (6pm PST) Monday night.
Typical of Sony, they opened with a huge cinematic show, featuring all of their characters and IP’s to a soundtrack of…you guessed it: Dubstep. Seems to be the popular choice this year.
Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Entertainment then took the stage. He started with thanks to the gamers. He thanked them for their loyalty and their dedication to the brand. He also thanked Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corp. who stood up and received a short standing ovation.
Then the show kicked into high gear.
It’s almost here!
Known as “the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products”, the Electronic Entertainment Expo or “E3″ trade show kicks off June 5, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It’s truly one of the most exciting times of the year for any fan of gaming or the culture surrounding it!
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about it this year as the biggest names in gaming are making some big announcements. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger stories that could potentially come out of the show this year.
Four minutes of The Amazing Spider-Man has found its way online after debuting last night during America’s Got Talent. As our resident Spidey freak, I can’t help but feel more and more excited with every piece of new footage we see from the film. I like Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, I like the costume and I like the brief hints of the Lizard that we’re seeing. Even more so, I like the idea that this is a Spider-Man story we haven’t seen yet, in either film or in animation. Rebooting and rebuilding a franchise is always tough, but I think director Marc Webb is going to deliver the goods with The Amazing Spider-Man.
Take a look at the new footage and let us know what you think.
To tie in with May’s Origin theme, I’ve decided to write up a little something on the history of the main-stream video game console.
Even though I wasn’t around for some of the earlier iterations, I have played all of them, and all of them – while they ranged from terrible to incredible – have left a distinct mark on the culture of gaming.
Many people think of Atari’s Pong as the starting block for video gaming when in fact, there was a little known system that predated it. In 1972, Magnavox released a console called the Magnavox Odyssey, marketed as the first true commercial home video game console. It had a peripheral light gun for a shooting gallery game, very similar to that of the Nintendo Entertainment System (Duck Hunt anyone?).
I admittedly was very excited for the PS Vita launch. I had it circled on my calendar and couldn’t wait for that day to get here. It came, I bought it, and I loved it. The launch lineup was awesome with at least one really good title in most gaming categories (save for RPG, but we’ll get to that).