286w ago - If you haven't heard by now, rumors are starting to fly around concerning Resident Evil 5 and an announcement at E3. The biggest (likely nothing more than the result of Xbox Fanboys) is that RE 5 will have some sort of exclusive time frame for the Xbox 360. Meaning PS3 owners will have to wait months if not years.
Sounds 100% bogus to me. Capcom did put on paper that there will be a "huge" announcement regarding their beloved Resident Evil Franchise, however if there was some sort of time frame, what does Capcom or Microsoft earn?
Yes, Microsoft could be in a position to sell a "few" more systems. But they would shell out a pretty penny for it. Ask yourself, is it worth it for them? The answer is clearly no. Look at RE4 for the Nintendo Gamecube. If you forgot, Nintendo and Capcom also had a time frame before the PS2 version. Did that even come close to saving the cube from ending up being in third place in the console wars? Of course not.
Also what would Capcom earn? Yes they get money from Microsoft, but at the same time they really limit themselves in terms of units sold. Remember, at this point, no matter what MS really does, they have a hard time moving systems in Japan. Even having exclusives that appeal to a Japanese market hasn't helped. In the end this scenario (if true)...
288w ago - Sony has recently revealed that they have plans to open up the PS3 to in-game advertising from outside agancies. In-game ad company IGA Worldwide is widely tipped to become the first company to deliver dynamic adverts to games on the PS3 console.
Andy Swanson, a Ubisoft director commented that Sony's decision to do this will strengthen the viability of in-game advertising field in general and should be positive in terms of growing the ad revenue for games.
To quote: Sony is set to ignite the world of advertising in videogames Wednesday, when it plans to announce it is opening its gaming platform to in-game ads from outside agencies.
In-game ad firm IGA Worldwide is expected to become the first company to get the nod to deliver dynamic ads to games on Sony's PlayStation 3. Competitor Double Fusion is believed to be finalizing its own relationship with Sony (nyse: SNE - news - people ).
Andy Swanson, Ubisoft's senior director of strategic sales and partnerships, agrees that Sony's move will strengthen the viability of in-game advertising. Sony and the PlayStation brand resonate strongly with advertising agencies, he says. "[It's] been a big missing piece of the puzzle; it's a positive in terms of growing the ad revenue pie for games."
288w ago - Sev1512 of PlayStationLifeStyle writes: It has been brought to my attention that PlayStation Underground held a secret focus group earlier this year.
A small group of PS3 owners were sent to a facility in [undisclosed location], California to test a new PlayStation product in development.
Once inside the testing facility, these PS3 owners were shown a mini-tripod that stood about 12 inches high. and what looked like 4 black PS3 "wiimotes". Well they were essentially "wiimotes" for the PS3, but didn't need a "nunchuck" attachment. I will refer to them as "PS3motes" for now on.
You can have up to 4 of these "PS3motes" connected at one time. A demonstrator at this focus group was there showing off the "PS3motes" capabilities, along with some mini-games to play. The mini games ranged from tennis, to fencing, to a "really really cool" paintball game. The demonstrator even used the "PS3mote" to play "Quake" on his laptop.
The "PS3mote" is said to be incredibly responsive and accurate. When the demonstrator crouched while playing the paintball game, the character on screen did as well.
The biggest concern of the demonstrator was that for these "PS3motes" to work they needed the tripod, which connected to the PS3's USB...
290w ago - Last year you'll have no arguments that Microsoft's better games line up prevailed over Sony's. You could forgiven Sony and its developers for not having enough time to get used to the new hardware or it could have been that Microsoft just crammed all their five star quality titles into a few months.
Whatever the reason, it leaves 2008 to be more important. With now both Sony and Microsoft preparing great looking line ups for the end of the year. We take a look to find out who's line up looks better on paper.
Sony's heavy hitters are Killzone 2, Resistance 2 & Little Big Planet and to be honest that sounds like enough to fight off anything Microsoft have as Sony are releasing what should be 3 fantastic games.
Although Microsoft will be serving up some Gears of War 2, Fable 2 & Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise to combat Sony's onslaught. At the recent industry press events we got a truck load of information about what both company's will be offering come Christmas time.
Microsoft don't exactly have the massive line up they've had in previous years but come with a few hotly anticipated games. Gears of War 2 is already looking like a suitable follow up to, arguably 2006's Game of the Year. While titles like Viva Pinata & Banjo Kazooie are...
290w ago - We've been hinting at first footage for High Voltage Software's The Conduit ever since its unveiling a few weeks back, but we're finally able to pull the curtain back on it.
For those that haven't been following the game thus far, The Conduit is a futuristic first-person shooter built from the ground up specifically for Wii but High Voltage Software. The game embraces classic FPS control on the Wii, utilizing IR control for aiming, and a few new elements such as the "all-seeing eye" to uncover mysterious alien elements throughout the world.
In this initial gameplay trailer, we follow the main character's introduction into an underground plot that may in fact take over Washington D.C. and eventually, the world. Within the trailer you can see the SCAR rifle in action, some quick pistol work, a few of the environments from the game, and some tricks involving the all-seeing eye.
We'll have more on The Conduit soon, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled as production continues on this Wii-specific first-person shooter.
We've been getting small updates from the developer, but as of yet there's still no publisher officially announced for The Conduit as of yet. If you're an interested Wii gamer, be sure to weigh in on our comments section below, and show your support for one of Wii's top...