The man with the mile-long title, Corporate Vice President of Entertainment and Devices Division for Microsoft Peter Moore, commented on the new developments in controller technology fueled by the Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 innovations in several recent interviews.
After spending some time with the Wii-mote, Moore reacted favorably, telling Reuters, "Sonic was almost built for the controller because it was so intuitive." Later, in an interview with Gamertag Radio, he gave Nintendo credit for
Vic Viegas, CEO of Immersion, said "it would have an impact on our revenue" if Sony decides to eliminate vibration in the PS3 controller, according to our sister site Next-Gen. "If [Sony] eliminated all support for the current rumble technology, then presumably the third parties will not be selling vibration controllers," which would in turn affect the company's ability to license out its force-feedback technology.
For many gamers, Immersion first came to light in 2002, when it sued Sony and
The response to the PS3 at E3 this year was a little less enthusiastic than Sony had hoped, according to Sony Worldwide Studios President Phil Harrison. In an interview with UK magazine Edge - reprinted in part by GamesRadar's sister site Next-Gen - SCE's head honcho says the company is nevertheless optimistic about its next-gen hardware, and goes on to dish about the possibilities opened up by the new, motion-sensitive controller.
Curious about why Harrison's so effusive? To read more about
We found two new screens from the upcoming adventures of Sonic on the next-gen systems, which is currently going under the unoriginal name of Sonic the Hedgehog. While we generated an exhaustive hands-on while attending this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3 for those in the know), we can't refuse posting up more multiplatform pics of the prickly prancer. Check them by clicking here.
These two images feature the quilled quicky prominently upstaging Dr. Robotnik's mechanical
Monday 19 June 2006
Whether backwards compatibility is a vital feature of a new console or just a non-essential extra is a hot topic of debate amongst gamers, and now some industry voices have offered their views on the thorny subject of being able to play old games on new consoles.
Capcom's senior director of strategic planning, Christian Svensson, believes that backwards compatibility is just a "security blanket", explaining to industry website next-gen.biz that it makes gamers "feel like
During an interview with Stuff magazine, Xbox UK kingpin Neil Thompson stated that the three biggest advantages the 360 could lord over the PS3 were "proven games experience - including an exclusive online-playable version of Grand Theft Auto next year - the online experience and all the extra multimedia stuff Xbox does." While initially nebulous, a brief word from Microsoft clarified that Thompson was simply reiterating Peter Moore's announcement at this year's E3 that the 360 version of GTA
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will not feature Raiden as a playable character, director Hideo Kojima has confirmed. However, the flopsy-haired agent everyone loves to hate will "play an active role in the story," says Kojima, and we can "expect to learn the reason behind [Raiden's] character design through the course of MGS4's story."
Kojima revealed this info during a staged interview with Show Maybe?, a Konami-created spoof version of the daily newsletter produced for and
Friday 16 June 2006
GAME, the UK's biggest specialist games retailer, is set to abandon its '10 day no quibble' returns policy, according to industry magazine MCV.
GAME's '10 Day Returns' policy currently allows gamers to return a purchased game within that time for a full refund, even if the game packaging has been opened. It really was too good to be true - many a forum-going UK gamer has admitted to using it as a glorified rental service over the past few years.
Which would explain why
Friday 16 June 2006
The Golden Joystick Awards, one of the longest running videogame ceremonies around, will be taking place in London on 27 October, and here's your chance to influence the outcome.
What marks the Golden Joystick Awards out from the crowd is that the winners from each of the 17 different award categories are voted for by you. Not him over there - you.
Remember how annoyed you were when that game you didn't like got to number one in the charts? Now's your chance to put things
Just like every other year, this year's E3 expo was flooded with free pamphlets, flimsy tchotchkes and other cheap junk for attendees to haul around in giant tote bags. But for Metal Gear fans, the must-have souvenir was a copy of developer Kojima Productions' Show Maybe?, a high-gloss parody of the daily E3 magazine Show Daily.
Starting today, anyone who wasn't able to attend E3 can read Show Maybe? for themselves, as Kojima Productions and publisher Konami have made the entire magazine - ads