148w ago - Guerrilla Games Director Victor Zuylen has detailed a comparison of the controls between Killzone 2 and the upcoming PS3 video game Killzone 3.
To quote from the official site, linked above: "For Killzone 3, Guerrilla's developers are aiming to keep the unique sense of weight in the game while ramping up the accuracy and responsiveness of the controls. We talked to Game Director Mathijs de Jonge to get a better idea of the considerations involved with the redesign.
"Our first priority when we started working on the controls for Killzone 3 was to listen closely to Killzone 2's players - what they liked, what they disliked, and how they felt things could be improved," Mathijs says.
"Accuracy and responsiveness consistently came up as the top issues. At the same time, a lot of players were saying they loved the weighty feel."
That might sound contradictory, but one doesn't have to preclude the other. "For the most part, the unique sense of weight in Killzone 2 comes directly from the first-person animations, not from the control scheme," Mathijs explains.
"The speed of movement and the way the camera bobs up and down are consistent with the view of a person carrying around heavy equipment."
When the team went back to the drawing board, they...
148w ago - Today PR/Marketing Coordinator at NIS America, Inc Nao Zook has detailed Cladun and Z.H.P. for PSP and Ar tonelico Qoga for the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: NIS America just held our annual press event in San Francisco, and we've announced several new titles!
Let's cut to the chase. Here are three titles we will be releasing in Fall 2010 and Spring 2011. First of all, Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel for the PlayStation 3 will be released in Spring of 2011! Nobody saw this coming, right?
Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel is the final entry in the Ar tonelico series. There will still be song magic features, but the battle system has changed drastically. It is now an action-based battle system, and there is an eye popping twist to it as well... literally.
You'll be experiencing some edgy and kinky special moves the Ar tonelico girls pull off in this game! But we'll talk about that a little later.
The game features all new characters with a new story, so even if you are new to the Ar tonelico series, you won't have any problems getting into it! And if you have been a fan of the series... thank you for waiting patiently for this announcement!...
149w ago - Today Sony's Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller has outlined the upcoming PlayStation Move bundles and pricing details.
To quote: I know a lot of you may be wondering exactly what you need to start playing motion-controlled gaming on the PS3.
So, here's a primer that spells out all the great options that will be available and how much it will cost you to get up and running with PlayStation Move.
The PlayStation Move platform consists of the PlayStation Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye camera and, of course, the PS3 system. We'll offer various options for you to choose from depending on what hardware you already own and what kind of PlayStation Move experience will satisfy you. Here's a breakdown of prices depending on your current situation.
What Move Setup is Right for You?
I don't yet have a PS3
• Your best option: *PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle
How much it will cost? $399.99
149w ago - Today Infinity Ward Creative Strategist Robert Bowling has detailed the Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack Tour for PS3, which is now live on PlayStation Network.
To quote: The second game add-on for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now available on PSN, and brings with it five additional multiplayer maps, including some of the most unique and awesome places you'll ever have a firefight.
As always, we're focused on bringing a little something for everyone in the Resurgence Package. Take Carnival, a desolate and large amusement park that's perfect for objective gametypes and offers some amazing vantage points atop the wooden roller coaster "Dragon's Den" or the looming sniper spot positioned high above "The World Of Tomorrow."
This place is like nothing you've ever seen in multiplayer before, with distinct locations all around the map which are perfect for calling out enemy positions and working tactically with your team.
Fuel is a sniper's haven in this massive desert oil refinery with wide-open areas and extremely long sightlines. If you're running and gunning, stick to the buildings in the center or take the underground tunnel route to get out to the...
150w ago - This weekend Paul Thurrott at WinSuperSite.com reports that the first Windows 8 details have been leaked by Microsoft's PC maker partners.
Below is a brief rundown the new Windows 8 details, with more details linked above for those interested.
Think iPhone App store or Android Marketplace but with a Microsoft twist. Rumored to be named Windows Store. I'm curious if this is cross platform with Windows Phone 7, and maybe 360 support?
Internet Explorer 9
Included with Windows 7 will be Microsoft's next generation browser. After looking thru the new tech demos for IE 9 I admit I'm not really excited for this. It still feels like they are playing catch up with Firefox and Chrome.
A leaked release date of August 2010 was seen. However browsers are personal, try the demo here.
Windows Live Wave 5
The only real details are it will ship with Windows 8. The Windows Live Wave 4 beta is available now, SYNC is a big improvement. Try it here.