Friday, February 29, 2008

Bludgeoning

That's the only word for it really. The Wii has outsold the PS3 a staggering 4-1 in Japan. I'm not even going to post the numbers for the lead it has over the Xbox 360 (the Japanese hates them some Xbox).

Considering that Sony has had the market wrapped up over there since the PS1 launched, this really is something to see. Maybe they're just happy that the king is back in town.

You look a little old for Solid Snake

The official date is out for the first Metal Gear for the PS3. You'll be able to pick it up on June 12, just in time to pop the AC on and spend some time away from the painful rays of the summer sun.

Here's to hoping that this is a good one. I'm overly pessimistic about anything that launches with this much fanfare. (oh lord, not another special edition console) Sony needs it, Konami knows it- MGS 4 should be just fine, but there's always that nagging worry. Part of that, I think, is that the graphics aren't really mind blowing. Snake looks good, but not that good...

We'll see.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

On Her Majesty's Secret - Oh forget it...

Me cry now.

http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/02/28/new-screens-from-aborted-xbla-goldeneye-007/

On the Edge of 3G

There's some stuff going around right now saying that A 3G networked iPhone will drop this year- sometime over the summer to be (a teensy bit) more exact. While this would certainly be good news as the 3G net moves much faster than boring old Edge, the phone better have something else going for it if Apple wants current iPhone users to upgrade.

32gigs would certainly do it for me. Thank you.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More good news from Stereophonic Of NY

Sony's PS Home feature for the PS3 might not be such a dud after all. Kotaku is reporting some pretty cool features for the Playstation 3 hub/game. They're running a series of articles right now. You can check the first one right here-

http://kotaku.com/361560/how-resistance-fall-of-man-makes-home-really-really-cool

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bundle-mania!!!

More Sony news today as the PS daddies announced a PS3 bundled with the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 4 will drop this summer. The console will be an 80gigger, Snake will be 80 years old and the package price is $499.00- Though it really would have benefited that sentence if it was $480. Too bad.

Also in the pipeline is a frickin' sweet red 'God of War' themed PSP. Now here's a cool setup- included in the box will be GOW: Chains of Olympus, Superbad on UMD, and a voucher for a free game download from the Playstation Network. Nice. Really nice. If they left Superbad out it would have been even better.


The whole shootin-match goes for $199 American.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sony's BIG Plans

There was an unusual glut of Sony news lately as Phil Harrison, longtime head of SCEA, will be stepping down in favor of Kaz Hirai. This is particularly thrilling news to bloggers and press members everywhere as Kaz is a bit of a looney toon. Should be fun things coming out of his mouth any second now. At least it's not as boring as Microsoft's Don Mattrick who took over for the departing Peter Moore. Now that was a step down.

The other bit about the big 'S' is that there's an apparent super secret title in development for a 2009 release. What are the deets? Who knows, the whole thing's shrouded in in mystery. The only outlet to see some of the project was the BBC. Which may tell us a bit about the validity of the project. (Why would you pick the BBC for an exclusive sneak? Because chances are they wouldn't be too critical.)

In any event, the news outlet has been spurting out all manner of hyperbole such as stating that the unannounced title will be a "shifting point in what game consoles are capable of in terms of story telling and immersion." That's quite a statement. Doubtful too. But I'll reserve judgement till I see it in action. After all, Sony did do right by all of us with Killzone 2 right?

Wow, it's strange to see that name in print after the game itself has apparently passed into the realm of Oblivion. Seriously though... where the hell is Killzone 2?!?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Gears of War 2- Confirmed for 2008?

Okay, so this is kind of an odd place for the news to come out.

Action Figure.com was checking out some of the new Gears figures at the NY toy show when the reporter asked one of the booth workers if Gears was still viable as a property since the game came out two years ago.

The answer? Well of course it's still viable. After all, the sequal comes out later this year. Oops. Pretty sure that's a pretty big oops.

Original story below.
http://www.action-figure.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=22670

Thursday, February 7, 2008

HD rocks Queens

Time Warner cable just beefed up their HD feed for all of Queens, NY, adding a bunch of new channels including History Channel HD (UFO Files FTW!!!). Bring it on, the more the merrier.

Of course, if you don't have an HDTV- well -this really doesn't mean much does it?

Oh, that's just underhanded now, isn't it?

http://gizmodo.com/353874/you-dont-have-to-extend-your-att-contract-to-upgrade-your-iphone