Metal Gear Solid 4: Best game ever on PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii?

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304w ago - Reviewers have said Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is one of the best video games ever made, and that includes this-gen systems such as PS3 and Xbox 360 all the way back to NES.

High praises are given by the big three industry review giants: Gamespot, IGN and Gamepro. These reviewers have been in the industry for over 22 years. Practically most of us grew up reading their reviews.

These review sites are no slouch, especially IGN and Gamespot with their very strict 10 point scale. IGN has only 15 some games that have ever received a perfect score of a 10. They define only a game that is revolutionary or truly defines a genre deserves a perfect score such as Metal Gear Solid 4.

Gamespot is known to be even more strict in their scoring, only giving five games in their entire history back to 1996 a perfect 10. With the addition of Metal Gear Solid 4, that makes it a total of six games in their history of deserving a perfect score.

Gamespot and IGN both rate Metal Gear Solid 4 above other blockbuster games such as the Orange Box or Halo 3 which both received a 9.5.

IGN: "Not only does it sum up the full franchise of Metal Gear, its depth and its complexity, coupled with its technical prowess, make it one of the best games of the year and, indeed, one of the best...
 

Should Sony Buy Game Exclusives?

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304w ago - As we all know by now, third-party exclusives appear to be going the way of the dodo. It won't be long before the only platform exclusives left will be from the makers of the platform themselves; i.e., first-party titles.

But as evidenced by the likes of Bioshock, it is still possible to buy - at the very least - timed exclusivity. Microsoft clearly has no qualms with this practice, but Sony, as stated by the former big boss of SCEE, Phil Harrison, doesn't believe in it. Now that Mr. Shuhei is in charge, perhaps that viewpoint will change, but then again, it might change simply to suit a more competitive marketplace.

There were rumors (recently shot down by Capcom) that Microsoft has already made a pitch to make Resident Evil 5 a timed exclusive for the Xbox 360. And what's to stop them from pursuing Square-Enix and the likes of Final Fantasy XIII? S-E has already made it abundantly clear that they wish to adopt a new business focus, with the Western gaming audience at its core.

Hence, such a move might make perfect sense... So on the one hand, it might be in Sony's best interest to step up and play that game; go toe-to-toe; play tit-for-tat. Now, it may not be as reasonable with FFXIII simply because Square-Enix has been developing the game from the ground up for the PS3, but that's a practice...
 

Riccitello: Next game titled Need for Speed: Undercover

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304w ago - The next Need for Speed game from EA will be titled Need for Speed: Undercover, EA boss man John Riccitello has confirmed.

Little-to-no gameplay details were revealed when we contact EA, but Riccitello did reveal during a recent speech that the game would feature a "very strong mission structure", and an embedded storyline, according to various reports.

Riccitello also admitted that the previous game, Pro Street, wasn't quite up to scratch (as this review
will tell you), but to make sure that doesn't happen again, he went on to reveal that the series has been shifted over to a two-year development cycle, which has two separate teams working to release games biannually.

Just as Pro Street tried to take the series in a new direction, Undercover is expected to try new things with the franchise too, but our EA contact declined to reveal any further info, other than that more details will be revealed soon. Obviously.

No platforms were specified, so we'll assume it'll be on everything. Absolutely everything.
 

Sony: Restoring TV and Game Profits is Priority

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304w ago - Sony CEO Howard Stringer has expressed the company's desire to turn around the losses of its games and television divisions this year.

Stringer said at a recent shareholder meeting that restoring profitability in its TV and game businesses is now the top priority, after the company posted losses of $3.4 billion in two years in the PlayStation division, and it revealed in May that the Bravia division had losses of $678 million last fiscal year (ending March 31).

Sony, however, forecasts PS3 to sell 10 million units this year, along with nine million PS2s, and expects the games unit to post its first annual profit in three years.

Stringer says the company is striving for innovation. "Three years ago, we were criticized for the lack of innovation. Three days ago, in a UK brand poll, Sony was ranked No.1 this year," he said, referring to a poll we reported on previously.

"But, we are not No.1 in my mind yet," he noted, according to Bloomberg.
 

Upcoming FuSa SD for PSP-2000 will support PS1 (POPS) games!

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304w ago - FuSa team, the guys behind the software to run games on PSP-2000s on any cable and any TV have posted this:

"As you know, OldPrisoneR is on his vacation at present time, however he continues work on FuSa SD. I've just received message from him... he is unstoppable!

He managed to add PS1 (POPS) games support for FuSa SD! OldPrisoneR has also said that at this moment he is working on new SpeeD BoosteR, which must avoid any slowdown.

You, probably, have one question now: "When will be update?"

I can say just one thing: There will be no update untill John (OldPrisoneR) returns (he will return after fortnight. So, probably, update will be in July)."

This is great news coming from the amazing team FuSa, having POPS support and speed improvements. So let's be patient, it's worth the wait no doubt.
 







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