Four Mysteriously Mysterious Games!

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306w ago - What happens to those games where they show a short video at E3 that gets everyone excited and then nothing is heard from them again?

Like Duke Nukem and Prey, they've probably had to start over on a different set of technology as the original technology which at the time was mind-blowing no longer cuts it in today's age of High Definition, High Dynamic Range Lighting and more ragdoll physics than you can shake a Gravity Gun at!

4. Alan Wake
This little title was first shown off way back in 2005 at E3. Originally planned for PC, Xbox360 and Playstation 3 until Microsoft secured publishing rights to the title and made it a PC/360 exclusive. The title is from the same brains behind the Max Payne series.

You are Alan Wake a writer who is suffering from insomnia after losing his wife, and I don't mean she died, she vanished. Seriously! He travels to a sleep clinic which is located in Bright Falls, Washington. His insomnia clears. He starts to use his dreams in his books but they become much more. Spooky stuff, Eh?

How It Looks Today
Time has taken it's toll on this beauty. While the lighting and atmosphere looks amazing, the environment looks a little sterile and fails when compared to the likes of Grand Theft Auto 4. The forests look amazing but the same can't...
 

DivX Technology to Power High-Quality Video for PS3 Games

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310w ago - According to a release sent out today, DivX's widely-used video codec is now available to all PlayStation 3 game developers, enabling "them to create high quality DivX video for PS3 games."

"We are excited to work with Sony Computer Entertainment to offer DivX video encoding to PS3 game developers," said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX, Inc. "PS3 users can already use their PS3s to watch their own DivX videos, and now they'll also be able to enjoy the quality of DivX in the games."

Press Release: DivX, Inc. (NASDAQIVX), a digital media company, today announced the availability of DivX(R) video encoding to PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) game developers, enabling them to create high quality DivX video for PS3 games.

The availability of DivX video encoding technology will enable developers to take full advantage of DivX compression technology while maintaining the integrity of high quality video. PS3 is the first gaming system capable of playing back DivX video.

"We are excited to work with Sony Computer Entertainment to offer DivX video encoding to PS3 game developers," said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX, Inc. "PS3 users can already use their PS3s to watch their own DivX videos, and now they'll also be able to enjoy the quality of DivX in the games."

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EA Games Label Sets Summer on Fire with Blockbuster Games

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310w ago - The temperature is rising this summer as the Electronic Arts Inc. Games Label gets ready to release eight action-packed titles from seven of the world's most critically acclaimed development studios including BioWare™, Criterion, DICE, EALA, Maxis™ and Pandemic™ as well as the revered EA partner Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., a company of MTV Networks.

Between May and September, the EA Games Label will launch a stunning line-up of titles that rivals any independent game publisher, with offerings that appeal to the explorer, adventurer, action junkie, creator and rock star in all of us.

This summer, whether playing on the Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system (PS3™), PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PC, Mac®, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS™ or mobile phone, players will fire up their gaming rigs and have some serious fun.

Players looking for action will hunt for the spoils of war while delivering over-top destruction in Battlefield: Bad Company™ and go for revenge in Venezuela in Mercenaries 2: World in Flames™. Those looking for world domination will control epic armies in Command & Conquer™ 3: Kane's Wrath, or for those more interested in conquering worlds beyond earth, they can explore the depths of space...
 

SCEE chief: PS3 has a better line-up than 360 in 2008

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311w ago - Speaking to us following his presentation to media at PlayStation Day in London last night, SCEE chief David Reeves said that he didn't believe the Xbox 360 was a sinking ship but revealed that Sony had a "really good Christmas coming up".

While Reeve's comments won't surprise anyone, it is interesting to compare the two platforms' upcoming headline exclusives. Xbox 360 owners can expect Ninja Gaiden 2, Gears of War 2 and Fable 2 exclusively this year. PS3 owners will be enjoying Metal Gear Solid 4, Resistance 2 and LittleBigPlanet.

When asked if he thought the Xbox 360 was a sinking ship, Reeves replied: "No I don't think it's a sinking ship. I think they have contributed amazingly to the growth of the industry. And I think we have done exactly the same. We don't criticise the competition because we are all in this industry and the only way you can do it is to actually bring more consumers in. So I'm not going to criticise them.

All I'm saying is that I think that when we look ahead I think we honestly have a better line-up on PS3 than they probably do on Xbox. They've had two or three Christmases now, I can't remember how many, you know, but I think we've got a really good one coming up. Not just Christmas but in the summer as well."
 

Three Most Antcipated PS3 games not named MSG4 or GTA IV

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312w ago - Yesterday, I talked about some games that I'll be buying for the 360, that I feel may be a bit overlooked with all of the GTA IV and Gears of War 2 Hype. Today, I want to bring to light three PS3 games that I believe are being overlooked with all of the hype surrounding MGS 4 and GTA IV.

While there's a dearth of PS3 exclusives right now, this fall, Sony is going to be churning out exclusives in their attempt to capture the hearts and minds before Christmas. Let's take a look at three exclusives that should be at the front of the hype train, but are riding in the caboose.

SOCOM: Confrontation Release date 9/18/08

Description: (thanks IGN!)

"SOCOM breaches onto the PS3 in high-definition with the ultimate next-generation online combat experience. SOCOM Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it. With support for Tournaments, Clan Ladders, Leader Boards, this fourth title in the multi-million unit selling franchise is exactly what SOCOM fans have been clamoring for.

Additionally, players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization. A global-scale experience, SOCOM Confrontation gives players the opportunity to battle against the best and brightest from the U.S., Europe and Asia....
 







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