238w ago - To say Heavy Rain is an ambitious title would be an understatement, and to say it isn't unique would be a flat-out lie.
What Quantic Dream is crafting here could turn out to be nothing short of an instant classic if all the pieces come together correctly.
It'll take IGN more than a single play-through to figure that out, however, as the game isn't designed to be a linear tale by any stretch of the means. Instead, it's something meant to be experienced in unique ways by different people each time you go through the game.
To quote: The biggest example of this has to do with the four characters and their part in the game. Each of the four main characters is in some way tied to or searching for the Origami Killer, a murderer who leaves an origami bird at each crime scene.
Each of these characters plays out their part in the game in unique scenes, with the title swapping between them chapter by chapter (of which there are currently 60-plus). We're told that the characters are exclusive to their individual scenes, meaning that for the bulk of the game, they won't directly interact with one another. I wouldn't be surprised if they come together at the end, but for the most part, they all make up separate parts of the story.
The interesting bit here is that each character,...
238w ago - Today Eletronic Arts confirmed an event before E3, to showcase their new titles and more.
To quote, roughly translated: Electronic Arts disclosed that it will carry through a conference before the beginning of the E3 2009.
The presentation will be commanded by John Riccitiello, executive-head of Electronic Arts, and producers also will participate of the event to present the new games of the company.
For the days of the event, the EA promised for the journalists and visitors demonstrations you played of the following headings:
• "Brütal Legend"
• "Dead Space Extraction"
• "EA SPORTS Active"
• "EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis"
• "Fight Night Round 4"
• "G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra"
• "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince"
• "Madden NFL 10"
• "MySims Agents"
• "Need will be Speed: Shift"
• "Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10"
Behind closed doors, in turn, the EA will show the following games:
• "Army of Two: The 40th Day"
• "Battlefield Bad Company 2"
• "Dragon Age Origins"
• "Dante's Hell"
• "FIFA 10"
• "Littlest Pet Shop Online"
• "Mass Effect 2"
244w ago - E3 2009 kicks off again on June 2 this year - and while that's still a couple months off, IGN AU has layed its cards on the table and made a few educated guesses about what might be shown.
2008 has been the Sony PS3's strongest year, while almost in direct correlation to how poorly the PSP performed in many markets.
This E3, we're expecting big things on both console fronts - the PS3 could use a price cut and the PSP needs a successor - two things we're expecting to come out of Sony's E3 presentation.
Elsewhere, we're predicting the announcement of Sony's foray into 3D gaming as well as a playable version of Gran Turismo 5, video of Team ICO's next title and a continued push on the PlayStation Home front. We're also tipping an off-chase of a PS3 redesign to bring it in line with PSOne and PS2 Slim models. Will these pan out, or have we missed the mark completely?
95% - First 3D-compatible titles announced Our thoughts: Sony has been demonstrating true 3D compatibility for titles like WipEout and MotorStorm at technology trade shows. We're almost positive that where there's smoke, there's 3D. Sony's very likely to announce downloadable patches for these games to make them 3D-compatible, as well as the promise of future compatibility with major releases.