July 2, 2010

Your Morning Dose Of Ridicolous

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , — Jamie Love @ 9:37 am

Sony 3D
Wednesday’s IGN posting with words from Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida offered the net brave new levels of comment fodder on the subject of Sony’s 3D aspirations in comparison to Nintendo’s E3 3D upheaval.

I usually tune Industry nonsense out, but choice bits here included –

“I have hope that they have a broader perspective with 3D,” Yoshida said. “When you listen to what they are saying about the effect of 3D perspective to the games, they are saying the same message we are, but they don’t have to bash some small part of what the other company is doing.”


“I think as an industry we should preach this new perspective, from a very large cinema screen to a small portable, because that helps advancing the games and the game industry,” he said. “We’d like to work together to promote 3D.”

That Nintendo has “bashed” on 3D glasses technology seems questionable, since so many people seem to agree that the glasses are a major drawback. That the comment is blown out of proportion in typical Interwebz style is also a given. Admittedly it is hard to avoid when one company seems to suggest that another is breaking the prime directive and derailing the future.

The quotes have also drawn renewed attention to the uphill battle Sony may be in for in marketing 3D as a major feature of the PlayStation 3, especially if surveys suggesting that nearly 70% of Japanese respondents have no interest in making the upgrade anytime soon.

We can bat the ball back and forth on that for months to come, but what’s really stuck in my back the most is that anyone from Sony could speak such words with a straight face at the exact same time that the company can ascend a stage and market motion controls as if they just invented the one and only “real deal” – or the premise that they are more accurate and responsive than the competition.

Seems typically hypocritical to me and probably not worth the mentioning – after all, if we stopped to point out every silly thing a company representative said, we’d have to build some sort of daily post infrastructure using glib write ups that leave the actual games discussions behind – can you imagine?

June 9, 2010

Your PS3 Can Do This, Tomorrow

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , — Jamie Love @ 5:03 pm

3D PS3
Sony’s made it official over at the PlayStation Blog – the HD stereoscopic 3D PS3 revolution begins for North America tomorrow. They also want you to know that the console has always been equipped and ready for this event, which makes me feel that there may be an overdose of who did 3D first chest banging in our future.

Anyone lucky enough to own a PS3 and a 3D television (where do you get your money and can I borrow some?) can check out the following games and demos tomorrow – WipEout HD (full game) – Super Stardust HD (full game) – MotorStorm Pacific Rift (demo) – PAIN (Downtown area and tutorial along with three modes, including two new modes created specifically with stereoscopic 3D in mind, Alien Toss and Ice Breaker).

I’ve heard that Wipeout HD doesn’t include the Fury Pack DLC in 3D. I’ve also heard that if you already own the full games in this list that you can upgrade them for free, which is good, because you’re probably going to be paying off your home electronics bill for quite awhile.

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