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  • Metal Gear Solid 4 on XBox360?
    By on October 14th, 2008 | No Comments Comments

    IGN posted a very interesting article today regarding the possible release of Metal Gear Solid 4 for the XBox360. Quoted from Konami PR representative “We’re actively looking into a release for the Xbox 360.”. While I am not a fanboy for neither consoles, even if XBox360 supports Blu-Ray drive, therefore eliminating the need to swapping discs during different acts. How does Konami plan on removing all the PlayStation 3 and PSP references in the game? Are they going to keep them there which is rather a conflict of interest or replace with some other Microsoft devices? As far as I know microsoft doesn’t have a handheld to replace a PSP.

    As you can see from the images below, Snake is controlling the MKII using a Playstation controller. And Sunny is holding a PSP while Hal “Otacon” Emmerich is talking about the PlayStation 3!

    Only time will tell if the rumor is true or not.

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  • Quantum of Solace – Launch trailer
    By on October 13th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Quantum of Solace

    I’ve never played any of the previous Bond games, Quantum of Salace will very likely be my first. Using the Call of Duty 4 engine, the graphics are just impressive, if not better than Call of Duty 4. And judging from this trailer, while the game play certainly looks interesting and fast pace overall, though the AIs are quite stupid, they just stand there in the open and not taking cover. Speaking of taking cover, Quantum of Solace has also incorporated the cover system which Call Of Duty 4 lacks. You can also perform random blind shots “sprays” when taking cover. Similar to Far Cry 2, you can interact with the environment like killing enemies by blowing up inflammable objects. These features are nothing new but certainly great to have them all in one single game.
    Will this beat the Golden Eye from years ago? We will have to wait and see. Again a demo would be nice!

    Quantum of Solace will be out on November 4th on basically all platforms except PSP, which is strange seeing it will be released even for DS.




  • Fable 2 out on October 21st
    By on October 13th, 2008 | No Comments Comments

    Fable 2, another game that I wish would be available on the PlayStation 3, I’m hoping this will get ported over to the PC sometime after the XBox360 release. From the trailer both graphics specially the environments like grass and trees and physics have improved, I love the part where you can literally push/kick your enemies down a cliff but I can also see this may be overused since you can just push all of them down without using your weapons. Based on the trailer, the battle also looks like the same old hack and slash. When equiped with a gun, it looks like auto aim to me which hopefully can be turned off if that’s the case.

    Oh well, I guess I will have Little Big Planet as well as Fallout 3 to keep me company until Fable 2 becomes available for PC.




  • Will Call of Duty: World at War kill Call of Duty 4?
    By on October 11th, 2008 | No Comments Comments

    Will Call of Duty: World at War kill Call of Duty 4? This question popped into my head while I was waiting for a COD4 game to start. After some “serious” thinking, my answer is….I’m not sure.

    Call of Duty: World at War

    Its yes and no, at least in my opinion. Its a yes because I think existing COD players may switch to the new game, permanently. As more people migrate to the new game, the COD 4 servers will not have as many players to start games. And you need a minimum of 6 players for a game to start unless you play 1v1, otherwise you will just be waiting. Also, unlike COD: WaW where 4 or less people is enough to get a game going in co-op mode which COD4 lacks. Again this is just my guess and I hope I’m wrong.

    Call of Duty: World at War Collector's Edition

    On the other hand, I also think both may be able to “co-exist” because they are two games taking places in two different time periods with one being in World War time and the other in modern days. Some people might still prefer the modern weapons/time period while some might jump the boat and play in the World War period. I personally prefer the modern days and the weapons. I don’t think there will be a red dot sight in World War 1/2, which makes it hard for me to aim. (yea I rely heavily on that to aim when I use a rifle like G36, unless I use a sub machine gun like P90) But even aiming wasn’t the problem, I still prefer modern time. Just a personal preference.

    Either outcome will most likely NOT disappoint any of us COD fans. And again with the co-op feature, it will probably enhance rather than degrading the series. I hope a demo release will be out sometime in the end of October or first week of November (comes out in Nov 11th for US and 14th for Europe) so that we can have a better idea if this game is really worth the $59.99.

    Just my daily thought and I will now continue on with my debate whether I should get this game or not. What are YOUR thoughts on this?

    Images from EBGames and Official Call of Duty Site




  • Resident Evil 5 – Tokyo Game Show trailers
    By on October 11th, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments

    Capcom has released two lengthy (8+ minutes) trailers for Resident Evil 5. These two trailers are all about the co-op side of the game. While the commentators were a bit annoying because they were talking the entire time in JAPANESE which obviously I do not understand, the co-op game play as well as the graphics certainly look promising.

    Resident Evil 5 is somewhat different from the previous series because I feel that the “horror” piece is missing now. Based on the trailers so far, it has become a survival third person shooter as oppose to survival horror third person shooter. There are also more ammo and healing items that can be picked up also probably because there are a lot more zombies, smarter ones that is, to kill. I hope there aren’t too many items for players to pick up otherwise the survival piece will be gone as well because you can just spray your ammo without worrying about how much you have.

    Although I really wish the horror piece would remain (maybe its still there but not from the trailers), but the co-op feature is just too much for me to miss this game. If I decided not to get Call of Duty 5, RE5 will probably be my first co-op survival (horror?) third person shooter game.

    And…I wish I was there at the Tokyo Game Show. -_-”

    Trailers from: Gametrailers.com




  • Dead Space – animated comic movie trailer
    By on October 7th, 2008 | No Comments Comments

    Dead Space is out in less than a week, we are presented with yet another impressive animated comic movie trailer from Gametrailers.com. This month is going to be one busy AND expensive month for me with all these great games coming out.



  • Halo Wars – something I wish the PlayStation 3 ...
    By on October 4th, 2008 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments

    Gametrailers.com has just released this amazing 3+ minutes long movie clip, probably an intro or some cut scenes? The clip is really realistic and tells the story behind Halo Wars, which is the first RTS or real time strategy game of the series. I am very happy that they have decided to come up with something different other than yet another Halo first person shooter, not that I’m bashing the games mind you. I just think that this release will attract more gamers, specifically the RTS gamers to the Halo series as well.

    Unfortunately this game is for XBox360 only and maybe for the PC as well. PlayStation 3 users will either have to drool over it, like me. Or get yourself the XBox360 or hope the game will come out for PC.

    In the mean time, check this 3+ minutes long movie clip out from Gametrailers.com

  • Tweaked Cell processor for Sony PlayStation 4
    By on September 30th, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments

    I was reading an article on cnet and I have to agree completely with what David Carnoy have mentioned about the present and future of the Sony PlayStation. The current PlayStation 3 has just started to take off with the lowered production cost (chip shrunk from 90nm down to 45nm) and with slightly more games worth purchasing. Sony should get back or at least break even from the investment and money lost from selling each console under cost when it first came out. That won’t be possible however, if Sony started researching on a completely new processor chip from the ground up as it would need to inject a huge chunk of money for research and development all over again, well before Sony could profit from the current console. Therefore it makes much sense for Sony to stick to the current chip design and modify it.

    As a PlayStation 3 (60GB with Spiderman 3 Blu-ray DVD) owner since November 2007, I would prefer to hold on to this console for at least a few more years as oppose to buying a new console every 2 years because I’m just not ready to make another expensive purchase, just like most of us normal consumers who would like to make purchases at the cheapest possible price unlike the hardcore gaming fans who will rush to get new consoles/games on their very first release days. I too agree Sony should improve the current console, not just on the technical side but the look and feel of the console as well. The PlayStation 3 console is huge, though its surprisingly quiet. It would be great if its size could be reduced to the same side as the slim PlayStation 2. I think the slim version of the PS2 is one of the sleekest console of all time, if not THE sleekest. And I assume by the time it can be shrunk to that size, the price will drop as well?

    Sony should ignore and forget about Microsoft from releasing an XBox 720 or XBox1080 (I personally like the name XBox1080 as it would match with the current Full HD format). Why? What happened to the earlier versions of the XBox360? Remember the infamous Red Ring of Death? How many times did someone you know had to send back the console for a repair or a new one? Don’t get me wrong, I am not a PS3 fanboy and certainly not here to bash XBox360, at least not in this article and I don’t see a point in bashing it anyway as I heard from people the newer versions are much more stable than the older ones. I just want to point out that history would repeat itself if Microsoft rushed into releasing a new console. And even if a new XBox is released with better graphic capabilities, its not all about the graphics. First if a game has great graphics but no actual playing value, the game would still not be worth purchasing, well most of the time. Take the Nintendo Wii for example, it doesn’t have the graphics compare to the XBox360 and PlayStation 3 but its the best selling console these days. The reason is because it is innovative and it suits a broader range of audience from non gamers, casual gamers and to the hardcore gamers. To me its basically a tweaked GameCube!

    But then again, imagine what the PlayStation 4 can do with a completely new chip. :)

    What do you think?