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DualShock 4 PS4 Controller: Hands-on Impressions from E3 2013

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70w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman went hands-on at this year's E3 expo and shared feedback on the new DualShock 4 PS4 controller below!

To quote: Following its debut at PlayStation's February 20th event in New York City, DualShock 4 has emerged at E3 in near-final form.

Though DualShock 3 has proven to be a capable and dependable wireless controller for years with PlayStation 3, the PS4's new weapon of choice is a clear improvement across the board. Here are some quick E3 2013 impressions.

For me, DualShock 4's most impactful new feature is a subtle but shockingly satisfying detail: A glossy cross-hatched texture that wraps around the larger handles.

This texture provides a snug, more comfortable grip on the device compared to DualShock 3's slipperier feel. This is one of those things you'll need to try for yourself to truly understand, but once you experience it there's no going back. It's a delight.

Then there are the redesigned and retuned analog sticks, which now boast a concave surface and slightly stiffer deadzone that makes it easier to maneuver the camera using small, precise movements. The surface is also more tactile, but not so much that it impedes your thumb's ability to glide around the inner rim as your make subtle adjustments to your aiming...
 

Video: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch PS3 Impressions

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131w ago - Sony PlayStation Correspondent Andy Burt has shared some hands-on impressions alongside a new video trailer today of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch for the PS3 video gaming system below.

To quote: It's been quite a while since Namco Bandai Games first announced PS3-exclusive Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch.

A collaborative effort between veteran RPG maker Level-5 and veteran animation house [Register or Login to view links], Ni No Kuni promises to seamlessly blend Ghibli's gorgeous art style with Level-5′s RPG chops for a completely unique experience not seen on PS3 until now.

I went hands-on with the game at Namco Bandai's recent media event in Las Vegas, exploring the lush world of Ni No Kuni, battling a plethora of creatures, and traversing through a pig-obsessed city appropriately titled Hamelin.

If you haven't yet, check out the gorgeous new trailer for Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch below.

If you're unfamiliar with what Ni No Kuni is all about, here's a quick refresher: players take on the role of Oliver, a young boy who has just lost his mother, as he searches for a way to find her again.





As his tears...
 

BioShock 2 Exclusive Impressions and Screenshots Available

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287w ago - GameSpot has managed to get a preview on BioShock 2, and have reported that things are heading in the right direction with some interesting new elements added.

If you are a fan of the original, then there will be plenty of reasons to check out this sequel. They have also added a bunch of new BioShock 2 screenshots [Register or Login to view links] with a few available below.

To quote: Based on our early look at BioShock 2, the sequel seems like it's headed in the right direction. It seems to be covering the bases it needs to in order to give the fans what they want, while also tossing in some intriguing new stuff.

We're anxious to see how the new, old big daddy really handles and exactly how the big sister fits into the action. It should also go without saying that we're also looking forward to exploring more of Rapture and seeing just where the story is going to go.

If you were a fan of the original BioShock, there appears to be plenty of reasons to check out BioShock 2.[/url]
 

inFamous PS3 Impressions from 2009 Comic Convention

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297w ago - Sony hosted an off-site [Register or Login to view links] preview for its slate of upcoming games including inFamous - Sucker Punch Productions' open-world, action-adventure superhero-title.

Nate Fox was on hand to give me a demo, introducing himself as, "Nate Fox, like the small animal that eats chickens. I'm the game director at infamous, so I'm responsible for this mess." After playing through the demo I can guarantee you that he's joking.

Gamers take the reins of Cole McGrath, a former bike messenger, two weeks after he wakes up as the only survivor at the epicenter of an explosion that wipes out six blocks and thousands of denizens of Empire City.

On the upside, Cole discovers that he now has superpowers based off of controlling electricity. On the downside, Empire City has gone to hell. A plague sets in following the explosion and leads to a federal quarantine on Empire City.

Then some good old-fashioned rioting kills off most of the local cops. Fox described Empire City's conditions saying, "In the power vacuum that follows, some of the gangs decide 'We're going to take what we want' and form up militias.

Looting is an important aspect to any video game these days, it's very next-gen. It's in what is effectively...
 

CES 2009: Kodu Impressions, Level Creation Tool Rivals LBP One

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301w ago - IGN has had a private viewing of Kodu for Microsoft's XBox 360 console, and reports back that its creation tools are much more robust and in depth than those offered in Sony's LittleBigPlanet.

With Kodu you can build worlds from scratch, but fear not as casual players can get playing quickly with a set of pre-designed configurations.

To quote: While comparisons have already been made to efforts such as LittleBigPlanet, Kodu's creation tools are much more robust, its depth - demonstrated to us in a private suite on Friday - staggering.

This, because Kodu doesn't merely enable users to arrange a series of templates, but build worlds from scratch, setting their shapes and sizes, placing objects and inhabitants, devising sets of characteristics, behavioral logics, and more.

Casual players will be able to jump into the experience easily using a series of pre-designed configurations. Those with a little more determination, though, will be able to build their experiences ground-up. Microsoft calls it visual programming and having seen it in action Kodu seems to deliver just.
 
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