Last night, Sony organized quite the spectacle in San Francisco for the launch of its PlayStation 3. Set at the city-center Metreon shopping plaza, the venue was packed with B-list celebrities (Shaun White), C-list bands (Angels and Airwaves) and A-list executives (Sony executive vice-president and COO, Jack Tretton) whom some people mistook for Phil Collins.
The real story, of course, was the hundreds of people that lined up to be among the first to own a PlayStation 3. Waiting as long as 40
This past week, thousands of diehard Sony fans across the country have foregone sleep and hygiene to camp in line for their chance to be the first to get their hands on a shiny new PlayStation3 at last night's midnight release. On the eve of the PS3's big debut, our friends from PC Gamer magazine made their way through the crowds and hype outside the Sony Metreon in the heart of San Francisco to convert the most zealous Playstation console fans to the PC gaming camp.
The challenge: convince a
After days of hungry, shivering gamers lining up at their local shops - and then being shooed away by sadistic Best Buy management - Sony's next-gen console has landed amid a flurry of cruel crowd-baiting, bean-counting eBay auctioneers and, just maybe, an army of satisfied gamers who'll still be thumbing their SixAxis pads this time Monday morning.
Like last year's Xbox 360 launch, a surreal, apocalyptic air has been hanging around ever since a carload of Kentucky jokers performed a BB-gun
We had this crazy idea. Why not throw together a video showcasing the PS3's pile of launch games, so you don't have to waste your time clicking like crazy to get the big picture? So here it is. From Madden to Genji to Resistance, they're here (except for Need for Speed CARBON, which was tagged for Nov 20 release and only just snuck into the day one lineup at the last minute) and they're ready to rock your face off.
Want to see? Just click on the Movies tab above and check out the video
Thursday 16 November 2006
Stand-alone SixAxis pads purchased in Japan do not come packaged with the USB cable required for charging the controller's battery, GamesRadar has discovered. This leaves the single cable included in PS3's box as the only way to charge your pads, regardless of how many you buy.
As we revealed last week, our friends at PSM3 sent an intrepid reporter across to Tokyo to pick up one of the world's first PS3's. They also grabbed an extra controller - only to find that it
Thursday 16 November 2006
These new images from Colin McRae: Dirt, Codemasters' reinvented, next-gen vehicle for the off-road racing maestro, show off the game's lush visuals thanks to a newly developed game engine called Neon.
Dirt is the first game to use the engine, which has been created by Codies' own computer bods. Hit the images tab above for more views.
Colin McRae: Dirt drops the series' tight focus on the World Rally Championship, instead taking in a wider array of off-road events,
With titles like Naruto, Dragon Ball Z and Rurouni Kenshin, Shonen Jump is the most popular comic magazine in the US. But it's even bigger in Japan. That's why this is big news. The January issue of Monthly Jump, which goes on sale December 6 (or one week before Blue Dragon's December 12 release) will feature Blue Dragon ST (that's Secret Trick.) Bigger news: Weekly Shonen Jump will be getting Blue Dragon: Raf Grad, drawn by the same artist who works on immensely popular Jump title
Point your eyes down the page at one of the first images from SKATE, EA's Tony Hawk-rivalling skateboard title, which is set to hit PS3 and Xbox 360 next year. Hit the Images tab above to check out ten new screens.
The shots give you an idea of the bright, colorful look SKATE is aiming for, as well as the real-world inspired locations that'll be busy with real-world dangers, like roaring packs of traffic to skitch
One of the more unusual games making its way to PS3 is Eye of Judgment - a game that uses EyeToy magickery to transform a round-the-table hand of mythical-flavored card battling into an on-screen spectacle of swords 'n' sorcery.
And now developer Sony has shuffled us some photos to illustrate how the game is played. Click the Images tab above for the full
Dancing with Link
Do you ever read press releases? We read them every day. They range from bland to moronic to hilarious nonsense - and here's a prime example of that last one. "Call your friends, cancel your plans and set your cell phone on vibrate. The first TV commercial for Nintendo's amazing new Wii video game system is set to air Tuesday night."
Are they serious?
At any rate, yes - the commercial will be on tonight. During Dancing with the Stars. The good news? It'll also be on YouTube