283w ago - We are taking a look at four Hideo Kojima games that we would like to see resurrected. Now that Solid Snake's tale has come to an end, Hideo Kojima has plenty of time to dabble in the worlds outside of the Metal Gear universe.
After all, the man is no one trick pony; he has many other series' that fans of his would love to either see remakes of or better yet, new iterations. So without further ado, we present to you readers, the 4 games we would like to Mr. Kojima work on in the future.
Snatcher Snatcher was a game that was doomed from the start here in North America. Not only did it debut at the end of the Sega CD's life, but hardly anyone bought the add-on resulting in poor sales. Yet, over the years, this cyber-punk adventure would gain a small cult following of hardcore Hideo Kojima fans. Snatcher was basically the video game adaptation of Blade Runner, centered on a "Runner" named Gillian Seed, an amnesiac new recruit of JUNKER.
It's the job of the Runners to hunt down "Snatchers", artificial life forms with the appearances of humans. It's up to Gillian to stop the Snatchers before they over run both Neo Kobe and the world. If players pay special attention to detail, they will notice a lot of Metal Gear Solid references, as well as ones to...
283w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will be launching the fourth version of PlayStation 2 (PS2) by Diwali this year. This will simultaneously be released in the European and Indian markets, said SCE country manager (PlayStation) Atindriya Bose to ET.
The higher-end version promises to be slimer, sleeker and more suave in its looks. There will be no more external AC adapters, all of which will be in-built and the product price will also be the same as the earlier version (Rs 6,990).
SCE India will also be launching the playstation network for their PlayStation 3 in India, which will allow gamers to download free games and also buy them online. This portal is already available in the US and Europe.
"The PlayStation Network is ready for India. It is only the integration of the payment gateway that needs to be done." said Mr Bose. We shall launch it by the end of this fiscal, he added.
Sony PlayStation, over the last 13 years, has evolved as every gamers aspiration. It has its own cult following and to grow this base, SCE wants to market PS2 as gaming console for novices of all age groups and class.
"PS2 is an entry-level console, which helps first timers to enter the gaming zone," said Mr Bose. While PS3 failed to make as great an impact as PS2, SCE wants...
292w ago - Today another 4 game publishers have pulled out of this year's E3 conference, adding to Activision and Vivendi who have also discontinued their membership with the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).
So far those who have confirmed that they will not be attending include Codemasters, NCSoft, Her Entertainment, id Software, Vivendi, and Activision.
Several industry sources say the drop outs are down to ESA's latest president Mike Gallagher. Analyst Michael Pachter agrees with this theory and says that Gallagher is "far less knowledgeable and sophisticated" than the previous president and that publishers no longer see the value in the ESA.
To quote: Lowenstein was a very savvy industry veteran who paid attention to the goings-on in the industry and cared what the community had to say, Pachter said.
The new person... whose name completely escapes me because I've never met him or heard from him, is far less knowledgeable and sophisticated about this industry than Doug was and is going to make some rookie mistakes.
Doug used to be a very visible spokesperson in congress... when you'd get these [things like] Barack Obama saying videogames are corrupting our youth or MADD saying that Take-Two should pull GTA off t he shelves, you would hear Lowenstein...
292w ago - KBC ran a story today in which it looked at whether GTA IV could spur violence against real cops. Eugene Blagmond, of the Fraternal Order of Police, claimed the game will desensitize people to the real mayhem that's going on out on the streets and said that the glorification of killing of any police officer is just wrong.
However, the report also noted that 4 police officers went to purchase the game in the space of just one hour while they were filming at a retailer.
To quote: It's jammed full of sex, drugs, and lots of blood-soaked violence, and it's flying off store shelves.
"It's a good game, man. You get to run over cops, kill people, run them over," one man buying the game on Tuesday said.
For some people, that is a disturbing sign of the times. One of the groups lining up in criticizing the game is Philadelphia's police union. It's expected to be the hottest-selling video game ever, and it was the reason hundreds lined up at midnight to buy the shoot 'em up thriller, chock full of sex and violence.
"The glorification of killing of any police officer is just wrong. I mean, it desensitizes people to the real mayhem that's going on out on the streets, and we already have a real problem with people not valuing human life," said Eugene Blagmond, of the Fraternal...
302w ago - Darren Waters of the BBC has confirmed that Motorstorm 2 will feature a four player split screen option, thus fixing one of the key missing features in the first game.
Waters goes on to mention the game is months away from completion, but the engine looks superb and the graphics as you'd expect were very impressive.
To quote: Here's what I was shown:
Motorstorm 2 is due out in time for Christmas and moves the action away from the desert locale of the original. Gamers will be able to race around a lush island environment, full of interactive vegetation.
The game will feature four-player split-screen action, righting one of the obvious failings of the first game.
The title is some months away from completion but the game's engine looked rock solid and the graphics were as impressive as one would expect from one of the best-looking racing franchises.