Video: Wanted: Weapons of Fate XBox 360 & PS3 Comparison

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268w ago - While PlayStation 3's first party titles generally seem to be technically excellent, we've lost count of the amount of multi-format games that offer tangibly superior performance on Xbox 360.

However, the new Wanted: Weapons of Fate demo appears to be the exception that proves the rule - based on our analysis of the newly released demo code, it's superior on PS3 in almost every regard.

Let's not get carried away though - this game is no technical masterpiece on either system, rendering at 1120–640 on both platforms. However, of the two releases, only the PS3 game is v-locked, with the 360 code exhibiting a great deal of off-putting screen tear.

A short clip of slow-motion video showing that Wanted is indeed v-locked on PS3, with image quality compromised on Xbox 360 due to lack of v-lock.





The improvements on the PlayStation 3 code go beyond the simple matter of v-sync and extend into additional levels of bling added to the basic graphics. It's also notable in that despite being sub-HD, the upscaling on both platforms is pretty much like-for-like. PS3's software scaling solutions are usually less than optimal.

Overall, while the game itself isn't exactly triple-A material, it's...
 

X-Play Reveals Killzone 2 Release Date And Two New Weapons!

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281w ago - Tonight, X-Play brought you the release date for Killzone 2, the highly-anticipated FPS from Guerrilla Games and Sony!

That date: February 27, 2009 for the United States. There is no word on other territories yet. There were a lot of rumors about the 17th, but it will be 10 days later. Get your pre-orders in!

X-Play also revealed two new weapons: the Bolt Gun and the Flamethrower, which can both be seen in the following video:




The end of the video also sports the official announcement of the release date if you don't believe me!

Below is another Killzone 2 video interview on the game's robust multiplayer component including details about the games innovative "Warzone" gametype!




The "Warzone" gametype, which can be seen in the video, rotates through all the available gametypes as the match plays out. It could start as a team deathmatch game that transitions to a capture & hold game as one team gains a foothold. Score too many points and you could find yourself the target of a VIP assassination game.
 

Video: Killzone 2 BETA for PlayStation 3 Weapons Montage

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282w ago - With the Killzone 2 Beta coming to a close this Sunday, we've got one more video up our sleeves to show you, this time taking a look at the many weapons available in the game.

Keep in mind, Guerrilla Games has yet to reveal all the weapons that will be available in the final game, so expect a few more surprises over the next few months.

The video below features guns from the beta, showcasing such weapons as the ISA M4 Revolver, ISA M82-G Assault Rifle, and ISA M13 Semi-automatic Combat Shotgun. Also included in the footage are some scene of environmental destructibility, displaying crumbling concrete columns and more. However the video is not very well synced with the audio.





Killzone 2 is due out in February 2009.
 

We Want Free Weapons for Battlefield: Bad Company!

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315w ago - When the Multiplayer Beta launched a couple of weeks ago, early adopters of the download were greeted with some daunting news if they went fishing through Bad Company's list of weapons.

It appeared as though Electronic Arts -- as they've done in the past with such games as NCAA Football -- would be charging for components of Battlefield: Bad Company that should be free, and would have been last generation.

The early peek into the beta showed five weapons that needed to be purchased via Xbox Live Marketplace. The outcry from the public was feverish.

Luckily their shrieks of horror did not fall on deaf ears. No weapons - we repeat: NO WEAPONS - will have a price tag attached to them.

We sat down for a talk with Karl-Magnus Troedsson, Senior Producer at DICE working on Battlefield: Bad Company, to get the final word on exactly what users will find in both the standard edition for Battlefield: Bad Company as well as the Gold Edition, and how all that works into the wonderful world of microtransactions.

To read the interview with Karl-Magnus, visit the link at the top.
 

Fantastic Halo 3 weapons based on real life weapons!

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342w ago - An article over at WIRED has some pretty interesting information on how the weapons of Halo are actually based on real life weapons and ideas!

I wonder if in 2035 the US army will be made up of Master Chief spartan warriors??!
 











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