Accordi0n

WipEout HD and WipEout HD Fury content confirmed for WipEout 2048

Accordi0n

6 years ago

Great news

despite loving all things Wipeout, 2048 didnt really click with me, to the point i bought Pure off PSN so i could play it instead.
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Sony Europe reveals PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection list

Accordi0n

6 years ago

even if you dont want the games right away, add them all to your download list and you can download them later even if they are removed from the PS+ selection…as long as you have your sub of course.
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Resistance: Burning Skies PS Vita release date

Accordi0n

6 years ago

Been playing Quake 3 on my Pandora for some time now…
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Naughty Dog: A new Jak & Daxter would do "everyone a disservice"

Accordi0n

6 years ago

Rubin & Gavin leave and Naughty Dog forgets what fun is.

Yay more cutscenes!
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PS3 exclusive The Last Of Us teaser trailer

Accordi0n

6 years ago

awww…i was hoping the the PS3 exclusive was going to be Media Molecules new project…that'll wait till the next euro show i guess
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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Review

Accordi0n

7 years ago

what an awful review perhaps actually playing and commenting on the HD port would have been a better idea than giving a very brief retread of what the original games are about…why even bother…
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New Vita AR details

Accordi0n

7 years ago

anyone else noticed the Vita now has a completely flat face rather than the beveled top and bottom of old?
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Only one Wii U controller per console

Accordi0n

7 years ago

3DS compatibility would mean video out via wi-fi surely… which means it wouldnt be impossible to see homebrew clients on other devices or even over the internet…
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iOS 5 brings gameplay to TVs

Accordi0n

7 years ago

All Apple [and Sony for the Vita] need to do is release a standard controller and the Wii U would be old news by the time it is released.
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No PS3 Child of Eden until September?

Accordi0n

7 years ago

Move support and Rez HD on the disc please…
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L.A. Noire tech is "interesting dead end"

Accordi0n

7 years ago

Cant help but agree…but maybe not for the best reason.

The tech in Heavy Rain produced good results, but with quite obviously not perfect facial animation.

Every thing ive seen of LA Noire has amazing animation, but i wouldnt say it was more realistic, the faces are quite clearly pasted onto the bodies and the graphical limits, the faces looking horridly plastic makes it look much worse to me.
It seems with this tech they have effortlessly jumped the hurdle of facial animation…but landed right in the bottom of uncanny valley…i find it hard to take seriously.
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inFamous 2 vid trails Cole's dark side

Accordi0n

7 years ago

well that was…revealing…Good Side = Ice powersEvil Side = Fire powersinteresting…
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inFamous 2 gets US release date

Accordi0n

7 years ago

The special edition doesnt come in two sleeves for good or evil, it comes in one lenticular sleeve that shows good or evil depending on viewing angle.

If the price is decent i'll be buying, loved the first game enough to track down some promo material so any extras in the box this time will be worth it.
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Sony wins Geohot restraining order

Accordi0n

7 years ago

I'm of two minds about this…one the one hand i support legitimate homebrew, on the other i think Geohot could do with taking down a notch or two…he's done some great releases but his methods and ego cause plenty of harm…both to the hacking community and the device manufacturers.
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Users demand PS3 Black Ops refund

Accordi0n

8 years ago

why is there even a petition? This is something [at least in the EU] that should be taken up with the retailers.

I have taken games back to the store [GAME, HMV, etc] complaining of problems with the software itself and refusing to leave until refunded.

Heck, i have even taken DVDs back to the shops if i didnt like them, claiming it was broken…if the story is broken then i want my money back!
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Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom

Accordi0n

8 years ago

Thats a pretty big misunderstanding of Ico at the start of this review.

Yorda is the most powerful force in the game, she is vital to progression throughout the game being the one who opens all the doors. Yorda is also able to destroy all enemies on screen in a single instance…she isnt weak.
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Mobile Games Roundup

Accordi0n

8 years ago

havent found the tilt control on Bit.Trip to be a problem, more my own mistakes.

But i really wish the touch controls could be used anywhere on the screen rather than the paddle itself, having my finger in the way is more of a problem than 'friction'
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Sony's PS2 adaptor patent explored

Accordi0n

8 years ago

not that i think i had anything to do with the creation of this , i did post this exact idea to the PS Blog ideas submission way back when the site opened…

i also wrote about a PS2 with built in upscaling/720p rendering…
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inFamous 2

Accordi0n

8 years ago

Instead of sewers it should be laboratories and training grounds of the the First Sons dotted around the map.

I certainly liked the sewers of the first game for the change of pace, so as a game device the idea should stay.
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Ueda presenting Last Guardian at TGS

Accordi0n

8 years ago

hidden trophies or bust

Seriously Trophy notifications would make me really question getting the game, and im far too much of an ico fan to be worrying over such things

edit: So does the person who gave me a -1 think trophy notices during a game as wonderful as TLG will certainly be is a good idea? Are you freaking mental!
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Resistance 3 unveiled at gamescom

Accordi0n

8 years ago

Left4Dead 3
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Monday Night Combat

Accordi0n

8 years ago

Gray Fox!?
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PS Plus subscriber content detailed

Accordi0n

8 years ago

Just as i thought, anyone who already uses the PSN alot has no benefit from the service because the content is so old.
I wonder if the free games will ever catch up with itself so that you actually get new games each month…

It seems great for new PS3 owners though.
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Kojima signing Peace Walker in London

Accordi0n

8 years ago

So how long would i have to wait in line to be able to do this?
I Kinda want to go…wearing my uniqlo t shirts and all, but…well…can i be bothered?
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Natal game River Rush revealed

Accordi0n

8 years ago

You know i thought motion control was supposed to provide a greater connection between the body and the onscreen action…


Well how the hell does stepping left and right relate to maneuvering a raft?

This, and the Burnout demo show a very worrying lack of imagination and finesse in the control schemes MS are developing. I hope its not a tech issue but rather lack of talent.
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Monster Hunter Tri

Accordi0n

8 years ago

I think i'll wait to see how the PSP version compares before i decide which to buy.

I like the sound of all the new farming systems and the hills area, so if the PSP retains all that then i'll go with that. I think i live without underwater levels…
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Heavy Rain will support PS Move

Accordi0n

8 years ago

Am i alone in thinking that Heavy Rain is not suited to the move?

The analog controls only work because they are abstractions of the onscreen action, using such abstract gestures with the Move wont be any more immersive and i cant see how the Move is capable of transferring the real life actions into the game world effectively without recreating the game so it function like the 'puppet' demo we have recently seen.

If this is a quick addition of Wii like waggle it is useless.
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PlayStation Move unveiled

Accordi0n

8 years ago

But does the sub controller have rumble and sixaxis?
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Uncharted 2 skins DLC confirmed

Accordi0n

8 years ago

Can the skins be used in single-player?

The pack is expensive, but if i could play the story of uncharted with them i might be convinced…
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MAG

Accordi0n

8 years ago

you dont really need a headset for the 64 player game, it certainly helps in team awareness, but its not that hard to look at the mini map and be aware of your surroundings. THere is a huge amount of information displayed on the screen, and i really like th enemy fire radar showing direction and also whether fire is coming your direction or if you were hit.

The only thing i dont like is that the medic kit has the same fire button for healing yourself as well as teammates, i have died a few times because a teammate ran in front of me when i used it, and ive also had others bleed out because i used it on myslef instead of reviving them…
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Accordi0n

8 years ago

Strangely this article fails to mention how experience points are distributed. If you want to level up you need to be a team player. XP is heavily weighted on the objectives, giving double xp for actions at the objective, and perhaps more importantly Healing teammates gives more xp than killing an enemy.
While new players are a bit lost, and play for kill, it doesnt take long for player to realise being a team player is the path to success both for the mission and individual experience points.
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Games of 2009: Noby Noby Boy

Accordi0n

8 years ago

GOTY for me.

Games have become commodity, played for the act of completion not the experience, this game avoids that.

I dont play it very much, but when i do i get lost in those random spaces just watching the bizarre AI of deformed animals as they gather around BOY in wonder, running away when i try to eat them and occasionally performing some strange mating call.

Have you ever seen the purple stuffed worm in flap jaw space do a raw blink on Hari Kiri rock?
No, but there is no better place to look!
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Brink's Container City gameplay

Accordi0n

8 years ago

Killzone 2 meets Borderlands?
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PSN to get 50+ new movies per week

Accordi0n

9 years ago

the only problem i have is why are the latest releases SD only?
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Euro PS3 video service on Thursday

Accordi0n

9 years ago

Anyone know how the rental 48 hour availability is affected by a PSP transfer? Im assuming that saving it to the PSP starts the 48 hour period so it cannot be exploited into giving you two 48 periods to watch the film?
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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Accordi0n

9 years ago

Lost World? did they just spoil the ending?
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Microsoft demos Katamari, Natal-style

Accordi0n

9 years ago

SO i assume you beat the high score in space invaders and rolled the largest ball of junk ever seen in Katamari?

if not, what do these demos prove?
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Exclusive: Uncharted 2 climbing gameplay

Accordi0n

9 years ago

Glad to see more of the game…but couldnt you guys find anyone better to play? Seemed like whoever was playing didnt know the controls at all…
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White men over-represented in games

Accordi0n

9 years ago

Urgh…anyone who is truly not racist shouldnt care about this type of thing. Real equality would mean these studies were impossible, equality is impossible if we insist on categorizing people.
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Trine, Bomberman head PSN refresher

Accordi0n

9 years ago

what about deTuned? its on the Japan store!!!
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PSPgo barriers off-putting for indies

Accordi0n

9 years ago

@seasidebaz

Yes, everyone knows that, but there is no difference between the go and the 1000/2000/3000 when developing games.

there is no reason to separate the models
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Accordi0n

9 years ago

As many have already mentioned, there has been no indication from SCE that the App store would be PSPgo only, and no reason why SCE would divide the market. The fact that the PSN Store is available on all PSP consoles and that full games are already available to all PSP owners via said store is pretty solid proof that it will continue to be available to all owners.
-So thats already 50 mil possible consumers for new smaller apps.

Also, given the terrible wheat/chaff ratio of the iphone app store, maybe the higher dev cost will be good for the consumer…
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Team ICO pack for LBP this week

Accordi0n

9 years ago

shame its not a level pack.

But it has nenewed my interest in creating my accurate SotC homage levels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k29Sez4Xbk

this was done in the Beta so it is very basic first attempt, but i have some working tech i should have time to implement into a colossus model now ive broken up for summer from university
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Miyamoto: We've got 5 years' experience

Accordi0n

9 years ago

Ignorance is bliss…

Sony was the first to have success with motion controls on consoles, Eyetoy launched in 2003 and went on to be supported by many games.

PS Eye features have made regular appearances at shows like E3, so this isnt soemthing new for Sony at all, they started it all.
If the higher ups had listened to Phil Harrison the Wii might not have had chance to exist, Sony could have owned the motion control space long before.
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E3: Greenberg: PS3 wand is "fun" like Wii

Accordi0n

9 years ago

SO the Sony Wand is derivative of the Wii remote… i'll go with that, but only if we all agree that Natal is derivative of the Playstation 2 Eyetoy.

Eyetoy was the first to prove that motion controlled casual games were viable in the market, there were alot of games, even a skating game.
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Accordi0n

9 years ago

PR BULL

I actualy think Natal is a good premise, but it is clearly set as a direct imitation of the Wii ethic, even the press video was exactly like a Wii advert.

Sony actually demoed [however simply] that their controller is ready to be used in full "core" gaming experiences with both FPS and RTS along with truly amazing virtual object compositing that was lightning fast.
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