271w ago - Are $60 games poking holes in your wallet? Looking for some good, fun downloadable games? Here's 11 online gems that you definitely shouldn't miss!
What's better than buying, downloading, and playing a full-feature video game from the comfort of your own home? Online games are the bread and butter of busy gamers, and there are still a great number of titles just around the corner.
If you're a trackball-wielding PC user, frequent member of the PlayStation Network, or a card-carrying Xbox Live Arcade buyer, these are the 11 upcoming online games you'll want to spend your points and cash on.
11. Fez Developer: Kokoromi; TBA on PC/XBLA
By far the most unique game to come out of this year's Independent Games Festival, Fez changes the rules on perspective in a classic way. Every level can be rotated on the fly, featuring a fresh take on 2D-in-3D perspective. As you try to get little protagonist Gomez to the end of each level, you'll be forced to tilt your brain and work through tons of twisted levels. With retro-style graphics and catchy chiptune music, Fez should appeal to old gamers and casual players alike. We can't wait to put on our thinking caps.
10. Flower Developer: thatgamecompany; TBA 2008 on PSN
291w ago - SCEA recently filed a trademark for "Qore" that is believed to be for an online magazine destined for the PSN. It is described as "computer services, namely, providing interactive online magazine and entertainment services in the field of video games."
To quote: Sony has had success directly getting in touch with fans via the PlayStation Blog. Perhaps, they have a plan to extend their reach further with something called Qore. A trademark under that name was registered by Sony Computer Entertainment America, but this isn't for a game. Qore's services are related to "computer services, namely, providing interactive online magazine and entertainment in the field of video games."
Since Qore is "in the field of video games" it pretty much narrows the trademark down to the PlayStation brand unless Sony has another video game brand coming out in the future. The "interactive online magazine" piece is the most intriguing piece of information from the trademark.
Could Qore, which sounds like core, be a counter to the Everybody's Nintendo channel? I can imagine Sony releasing an online magazine on the PlayStation Store with information about upcoming games.
296w ago - Scott Steinberg seems to be in a PR overhaul lately, popping up in several interviews. This latest installment has what some would call a challenge to the competition, but we won't focus on that flamebait comment.
He talks about how Sony hasn't had a big keynote speech this year yet -- he feels the Blu-ray victory is good enough for now. We're personally expecting a big one at E3. He hints also that movie and music download services may be coming soon -- perhaps also to be covered at our expected E3 speech?
Big name titles, he says, will keep momentum going for the PS3 this year, but he also mentions the possibility of more downloadable PS-One and PS2 games on the PlayStation Store. Steinberg says there are "on-going sessions" to get more third-party titles up on the store, so who knows, before the end of the year we might have a much more impressive library than we do now. Maybe it'll almost rival the insane selection available on the Japanese store.
Speaking of games, there's no open Home beta now because Sony has set the bar so very high, they don't want any more people to see it until it meets their standards to get into the public eye. We'd like to see more PS-One and PS2 games on the store, and an open beta for Home would be nice. We'll see what happens this year!