251w ago - With the recent boom in iPhone applications, it's no surprise that EA's UK marketing director has spoken of the firm's admiration for iPhone and iPod Touch as games consoles - and discussed whether they can rival DS and PSP.
To quote: Stuart Lang told CasualGaming.biz that the publisher feels it can 'shine' on the platform, by dedicating time and investment into first-party development.
He said: "We are very excited to be a part of this new platform and believe that this passion, combined with our development talent and some of the best entertainment intellectual property in the world, will enable us to shine in this environment."
The firm has seen particular success on the format with Spore Origins, which was awarded Editor's Choice from IGN and maintains a four star rating from Apple Users on the company's App Store.
Other popular titles from EA on iPod Touch include Scrabble and Tetris.
Lang went on to add: "Spore Origins uses the iPhone accelerometer, Scrabble leverages the touch feature and Tetris uses the touch feature. Our games that have been previously announced but not yet launched will also take advantage of these unique capabilities.
252w ago - Against all odds, the PlayStation 2 is still hanging around, though it's ailing rapidly. According to Sony though, the PlayStation 3 will last even longer. To quote:
Speaking to T3 via CVG, a Sony rep made a statement that discourages the thought of expecting a PlayStation 4 anytime soon.
"PS2 was still going strong after eight years, and with the power the Cell processor provides, not to mention the fact that PS3 is inherently future-proof, we see the PS3 sales curve far outlasting that of PS2."
Meanwhile, most analysts seem to think that new consoles will be hitting in 2011 or 2012. The PlayStation 3 is indeed a powerful console, so it'll be interesting to see if developers can continue unlocking the machine's full potential four or even five years down the road.
252w ago - Gamers, if you have never had the experience of playing video games on a projector screen, you are missing out. Up until just a few days ago I was untrained in such picture perfection as well.
But after borrowing a projector from a friend at church to use for the Super Bowl, I could not help but hook up the Xbox as well. Using a VGA cable hooked to a Dell DLP projector that is a few years old has made Left 4 Dead an insane game to play.
That is without the over the Internet multiplayer ability.... but relax, I was playing co-op with a buddy. Just imagine split screening on an image that is probably 4 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide, it aint a bad deal by any means.
Searching Dell's Web site, I cannot find the projector that I have been using to give you the specific stats. This makes me think that it is a few years old and that the ones for sale today would actually be higher quality for the same price. With all of the options of projectors what should be done for superior gaming experiences?
First and foremost, go for a DLP projector. They offer superior image quality in terms of both picture quality and contrast ratio. You will pay for it up front though, with most DLP projectors costing a lot more than their counterparts. DLP micromirrorsThis arises from the fact...
255w ago - GamesRadar's sister mag PSM3 UK has printed their review of Street Fighter IV, and based on their review it fits the bill as defining the past and future of beat-em-ups!
PSM3 scored it a 95, and concluded that Capcom has given Street Fighter back to the people where it belongs.
To quote: With SFIV, Capcom have defined what it is to be a fighting game in the twenty-first century just like they did in the twentieth.
That meant dumping the missteps taken by Street Fighter III, and drawing from the very best moments of the series - the accessibility of Street Fighter II, the pace and style of Alpha, and the fluidity and depth of Third Strike.
SFIV had to be a Street Fighter that can be played by anyone who's ever picked up Street Fighter II, and a Street Fighter that gives everyone all the help they'll need if they're starting completely from scratch.
It's effortlessly both of those things. While every other fighting game has become an elitist club for the best of the best, Capcom have given Street Fighter back to the people, where it belongs. It's in all our blood, after all.
259w ago - Sony has suggested that it's recently released PlayStation Home will be present on future platforms, although right now the team is just focused on making the service as good as possible.
To quote: In an interview with CVG, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) Home service manager Dan Hill answers that question, stating that Home's potential is almost limitless and Sony sees it having a very long life.
"Home is a brand-new service and no-one else is doing anything of this scale or ambition," said Hill. "Its potential is almost limitless in terms of where it could go. We see it as having a very long and fruitful life."
As for immediate cross-platform plans and making the service available on the PSP, Hill left that prospect open to speculation, though hinted it is something the company is looking into.
"We're looking at possible future directions for the service, but at the moment we're focusing on making Home as good as it can be, and getting content, activities and spaces into the service that are genuinely going to add something to the PlayStation experience, and make it a very special place for our community."