Video: God of War III Dev Interview #5 - The Battle Director

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264w ago - Today Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein concluded the 5-part video series of God of War III PS3 developer interviews.

To quote: Here it is, our 5th and final God of War III developer interview of the week, and my personal favorite.

The man with the coolest title in gaming, "Battle Director" Adam Poole talks damage dealing, weapons, and the influence of fighting games on the world of God of War.

His descriptions of combos and, well, violence are vivid and fun; so this video is a little longer than the other ones. I don't think you'll mind.





If Adam's descriptions don't get you salivating for the game, maybe you need to watch the trailer again!

Thanks so much for taking time to watch the videos and meet God of War III's developers. We'll have a lot more for you on this game closer to E3.
 

Confirmed: Nintendo DSi to Battle Piracy with Firmware Updates

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267w ago - Nintendo's UK boss David Yarnton has confirmed that the DSi has a number of enhancements with regards to its security.

One of the main ways that Nintendo will try and battle piracy on the system is through firmware updates, in similar fashion to what Sony attempts to do with the PSP.

Nintendo also revealed that the system is region locked due to differences in age ratings for certain games.

To quote: Yarnton also went on to discuss the firm's ongoing efforts to battle the threat posed to gaming from piracy, and the measures Nintendo has taken to combat it:





"The DSi has a number of enhancements to built-in security. There's firmware that we can upgrade, to try and keep one step ahead at all times. Hopefully that will protect not only our Intellectual Property but also our publishers, who put a lot of time and investment into developing games."
 

Family & Friends Party And Ogre Battle Hit Wii Shop Channel

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268w ago - Two additions have been added to the Wii shop today. Ogre Battle is now available on the Virtual Console, while Family & Friends Party is now available on WiiWare.

Press Release: WII-KLY UPDATE: ONE WIIWARE Game and ONE VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAME ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL

In like a lamb and out like a lion, or vice-versa? Whether March finds you digging out from a late-winter blizzard or reeling in the spring thaw, the fun is both mild and wild at the Wii™ Shop Channel.

Even the littlest lambs in your household can take part in a cool new family-friendly WiiWare™ game, while strategy-loving gamers will be roaring like lions as they battle evil foes in a classic Virtual Console™ title.

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week's new games are:

WiiWare™

Family & Friends Party (Gammick Entertainment, 1-8 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Have fun with all your friends and family as you take on some very exciting challenges. This is an interactive board game for as many as eight players of all ages. The goal...
 

Has the PS3 Already Won the Exclusive Battle Against XBox 360?

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268w ago - Early in this generation, those who disliked Sony and had little to no faith in the PlayStation 3, derided the company for losing third-party exclusives.

Along with complaints of an exorbitant price and a typically mediocre launch software lineup, this was one of those legitimate complaints that most avid PlayStation followers simply didn't want to acknowledge.

It was true: Sony lost Grand Theft Auto, Devil May Cry, and most recently, Final Fantasy. ...and yet, here we sit, less than two and a half years later, and it seems as if the PS3 has - by far and away - the best and most promising exclusive lineup of software.

Third-party exclusivity is just about dead and buried (even timed exclusivity will soon die out as the gap between the PS3 and 360 continues to narrow), so it really all comes down to first- and second-party projects.

Now, we all have to remember that top exclusive titles often are system sellers; it's a matter of simple logic, right? If you want to play Killzone 2, you need a PS3. If you want to play Gears of War 2, you need a Xbox 360. When MGS4 launched, there was a huge PS3 sales spike. When Gears 2 launched, there was a huge 360 sales spike.

Therefore, there's no doubt that exclusives will continue to play a very large role in the hardware sales...
 

XCM Cross Battle Adapter PLUS for PlayStation 3 Announced!

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270w ago - A few months back we reported on the XCM Cross Battle Adapter along with a video of it in action.

Today, the folks over at XCM sent word of their latest version, the XCM Cross Battle Adapter PLUS for PlayStation 3.

For those who don't already know, the XCM Cross Battle Adapter allows you to connect your XBox 360 wired controller to your PS3 console for use with PS3 games.

Below are some pics of it, and as indicated the PLUS version now supports rumble and is compatible with all PS3 consoles!
 







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