We've been playing the beta and these are our findings...
Are video games art? Well, one could argu... screw that. We're not even going to attempt to enter that minefield. Clearly, though, with a bunch of concept drawings from the likes of Dante's Inferno and Jet Set Radio being framed and displayed in a swanky San Francisco hotel this week, some people think they are.
And that got us thinking. What if some of the greatest works of art ever had video game characters crow-barred into
Imagination Technologies reckons smartphones (like iPhone and its ilk) will feature PS3-quality graphics in a mere 3 years' time. Impossible? Well, put it this way. 13 years ago, mobile games looked like this:
Above: Snake on a Nokia handset in 1997
They now look like this:
Above: Brothers in Arms 2 on iPhone in 2010
That's a pretty major leap in just 13 years. In 1997, the best graphics on home console were available
We suggest a few game ideas that we'd like to see used with PlayStation Move. Add your own suggestions at the bottom
The PlayStation Blog has posted a load of photos from its God of War community meet up, which took place at GDC yesterday. And from the looks of it, there were plenty of Kratos masks to go round.
That's a pretty gangster looking bunch of mid-80s hip hop album cover bad-asses right there. Let's hope they didn't get drunk and rip off any heads.
Check out the whole lot on the PlayStation Blog's flickr
It's difficult to talk about the upcoming modern-day Medal of Honor reboot without making comparisons to the Modern Warfare series, so we won't (we don't like difficult things). Modern Warfare 2 is immensely polished and popular, but it does suffer from cheap tricks which unbalance the multiplayer modes, a slew of glitches, and a campaign that's riddled with plot holes and accelerates like a Toyota. Will Medal of Honor restore balance to modern-day combat? Here are a few reasons it might.
Face it: PlayStation Move sure looks a lot like a Wii remote and nunchuk with a light up ball stuck on the end. Does that mean we can expect a steady diet of soul-crushingly dull, Wii-alike baby game collections strictly crafted to appeal to everyone from grandmothers to chimpanzees - except those of us who already play games?Mostly, yeah. But not entirely. We checked out all the games at Sony's big announcement bash...
Grand Theft Auto invented the open-world crime epic and, even after a decade filled with countless imitators, Grand Theft Auto is clearly still the king of the genre. So how can you observe any new contender and not notice the differences or similarities? How can you write about any new contender without making the most obvious and interesting comparison?
Answer – you can't. Or at least I can't. So that's exactly what I did
Sony just unveiled the PlayStation Move to an excited GDC audience and the Déjà vu was absolutely palpable! You’d think with all the time and technology between the Wii’s 2006 launch, Sony would’ve floored the press with something new and exciting… then they rolled the sizzle reel featuring multiracial groups of thin people pretending to have fun and we knew it was all over.
If you've been waiting on tenterhooks for more news of Sony's enigmatic motion controller, wait no longer. The controller (formerly called Arc) was officially unveiled today as Move during Sony's press conference at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and shown off alongside a handful of games.
In practice, the Move was more or less exactly what we expected it to be: the PlayStation 3's answer to the Wii remote and Nunchuk, complete with games that look conceptually similar to Nintendo's showcase titles. Golfing, archery and, yes, boxing were all represented, albeit with a more clearly "mature" bent than Nintendo's Mii-infused minigames.