March 9, 2006

New PS3 details next week?

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:02 pm by corneliusw

Covering a recent event held in Japan focussed around Dynasty Warriors BB, KOEI’s vice-president, Kiyoshi Komatsu, is reported to have told journalists of a significant Sony event taking place in Japan on March 15th.

It’s believed that new information on the Playstation 3 will be announced at the event, which will hopefully provide clarification on the amended release schedule and new demonstrations of the next-gen format in action.

Sony however has yet to comment on the event, so it seems we’ll just have to wait and see at this stage.

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November 29, 2005

Project IM PS3

Posted in Action, General, news & rumors, RPG, Uncategorized at 10:25 pm by playstation3

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Finally, Finally… something new!

‚ÄúProject IM‚Ä? is a brand new action / adventure game with an original (halleluja!) storyline; it’s going to have 3 chapters, to be playied in single mode and (yahooooo!) multiplayer.

Very realistic and based on a Science Fiction ambientation, its target are 17+ y.o. guys owning a Playstation 3 or a XBox 360.

Game’s technology is going to be based (and I guessed it) on the‚ÄúUnreal 3‚Ä? engine…
You are a new Special Force soldier, having kickass weapons, armors and gizmos.

Be prepared to hold your breath and perform a frenetic finger-play… A big adventure is waiting for us, playstation 3 nerds.

Key features [from ps3updates]:

  • Singleplayer or up to four players cooperative
  • Custom game modes featuring arcade, RPG and tactical elements
  • Captivating storyline with heavy focus on realism
  • Advanced weapons simulation
  • Randomized and non-linear gameplay

November 27, 2005

Playstation 3: Reality Synthesizer?

Posted in General, news & rumors, Press Reviews, Uncategorized at 11:29 am by playstation3

(Source: IGN)

[…]

 Sony has opted for a more Nintendo-like role for the WPC Expo, having a presence through a key note speech given by Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi. At the keynote, Kutaragi discussed the PS3 and how it will help to create a digital future.

Today’s new buzzword, introduced by Kutaragi during his speech, is “Reality Synthesis.” Kutaragi used this term (he said it in English) to describe what he feels is the core of the Playstation 3: “creating a real time world in real time.”

Kutaragi also tossed out many of the concepts Sony’s been using in tandem with the Playstation 3 since the start, from home servers to interconnected CELL processors. The CELL will allow for multiple streams of noise-free high definition video with a wide dynamic range and high frame rate. Using a home server featuring multiple CELL processors, you’ll be able to download contents from the internet using high speed connections and up convert it in real time before playing on the PS3. And so on….

[…]

Review:

I don’t know exactly why, but I missed this¬†article from IGN¬†:)¬†¬†

¬†“creating a real time world in real time.”

This horrifies me. We already have a real time world in real time. What should we do with a digital one? Will ps3 allow us to eat pizza and spaghetti and enjoy them as real ones? Or will we have sex through a Playstation 3?

Why doesn’t Mr. Kutaragi just say “our games will tell incredible, original, exciting¬†stories merged with¬†an incredible graphical context” more than “we’ll create a¬†virtual world”?

That’s what I hate about japanese (but, let’s say it, worldwide) videogames business. A lot of technology to hypnotize us, but few interest in making our souls a little richer.