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Nick Laslett

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  1. My launch Xbox360 is still going, but I don't know if that is a blessing or not. The racket mine makes when playing games beggars belief. Maybe I'm just a bit unlucky, but you'd think with a dedicated home cinema room, running some major audio hardware with the full Dolby Digital 5.1 sound experience the noise from the Xbox360 would be masked? Oh no, even playing GOW in full battle I can still hear the XBox360 coughing and wheezing. I'll have to get out my sound meter and get a reading. I wonder how loud it really is? Don't forget about the power brick. Did it get any smaller after launch? I don't no anyone else with a Xbox360 yet, but I do wonder where they put the powerbrick. Mine sits on top of the hifi rack, won't fit anywhere else and I need to be able to get at it to unplug it otherwise I'm afraid it will burn my house down with all the heat it generates. Even when the XBox360 is off the powerbrick seems to keep going. Could be wrong about this, though.
  2. They do count, but they don't differentiate the Xbox360 from the competition. All of these are coming to the PS3 in 2007 too. Alone in the Dark Assassin's Creed Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Burnout 5 Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Haze GTA 4 Medal of Honor Airborne Resident Evil 5 The Darkness Stranglehold Kane & Lynch Sundown Omikron KARMA Dark Sector In some cases the PS3 version will be better, in some cases the Xbox360 version. Depends on the developer and how they use online, the harddrive, the sixaxis, etc. If you add the Sony 1st Party titles to the above list you end up with a much bigger list that the XBox360 release list. This gives you a much greater choice to choose from. More choice is better, but it is no guarantee that you will get better games. I own both a PS3 and Xbox360, so I get the best of both, I don't have to compromise on multiformat titles and I can choose from the best exclusives. But I would be reluctant to claim the Xbox360 had a better 2007 release list based on the narrow range of Microsoft's 1st party offering and a host of multiplatform titles that might be better on the PS3. All that being said, I would recommend the Xbox360 over the PS3 right now, just because of Gears of War, Oblivion and Geometry Wars.
  3. Halo 3 Forza Motorsport Blue Dragon Mass Effect Bullet Witch Crackdown Eternal Sonata Lost Planet Too Human Lost Odyssey Take out all the multiplaform and PC stuff and there just aren't enought exclusives or variety for the next 12 months. A bit disappointing really. Microsoft need to be careful, because multiplatform titles will start to be a little bit better on the PS3 as developers settle in with development for that system, it will be a reverse of last generation with the XBox and PS2. I'm assuming that PC versions will also be better. This is the systems 2nd year it should really be starting to hit it's stride. The list actually shows how great the first year was with Gears of War, Oblivion, Dead Rising, Table Tennis, Call of Duty 2, Condemned, PGR3, Viva Pinta, etc. Kinda puts the 2007 list in perspective, doesn't it. *Edit: Just in case you all think I'm a bitter Sonyfan boy, please see this post in the The Playstation 3 thread, where I recommend you don't get a PS3 unless you are a fan of Sony 1st party developers. So despite my disappointment with the 2007 XBox360 exclusives release list, I would still recommend you make the Xbxo360 your first port of call for nextgen gaming.
  4. Actually the most interesting game in that list is Assassin's Creed, which is multiplatform. To answer the original poster. You need a HDTV to appreciate both PS3 and Xbox 360. Sorry, but both machines look average on standard TV, unless you are blind or haven't spent 12 months playing games in High Def. PS3 not worth getting now, wait until at least Summer 2008, it will have received it's first price drop by then, hopefully. If you are not a fan of Sony first party developers, you are probably better off with the Xbox360. Nearly all third party games will be multiplatform. There is no guarantee that 3rd Party developers will put the extra horsepower available to the PS3 to good use. See situation with original Xbox and PS2. If you are into Home Cinema, get the PS3, as it is the most affordable, quality Blu-Ray player out there. But you will need a 1080p screen if you want to get the most out of the Blu-Ray format.
  5. If anyone is still having trouble getting hold of Tekken 5 Download, here is a useful guide from MarkMan at GAF.
  6. Both Virtua Fighter 5 and Tekken 6 are coming to the PS3 and Xbox360, so everyone can share the love. There are going to be no 3rd party exclusives this gen, it all comes down to first party. Even MGS4 will come to the Xbox360, the 10 million lead is just too strong to ignore. I expect only FFXIII to stay exclusive to the PS3. That is a big deal for Japan, but hardly that important in the west. But ignoring all that, this is an arcade perfect version of Tekken 5, with slightly better graphics than the arcade version which only runs at 720p, available to download now for less than £10. The PSN store has got off to a great start, if the downloads for GTHD and Tekken 5 are any indication I can see a lot of publishers wanting to release many more PS2.5+ titles for download.
  7. Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (Arcade Version) is now available to download at the Japanese and Hong Kong PSN stores. This is a direct port of the arcade version with minor enhancement to take advantage of 1080p resolution. Download size 800mb, cost 2000yen = £9 Official Site Best Tekken resource on the web Pics courtesy of Dazzyman at GAF. Off-screen video courtesy of Blimblim and is excellent Playsyde website. Game modes included: - vs mode - arcade mode - ghost battle mode No load times due to game being installed on Harddrive. After GT:HD, now this. Sony are going out of their way to generate goodwill. Good news for the hardcore gamer.
  8. I've already quashed this statement on 2 other forums But my Children want to play Pirate Snap! with me, so the video evidence will have to wait. Do you have any other trolling comments you need me to dispel when I get back On GAF, someone actually tried to get away with saying that the analogue L1/R1 triggers weren't analogue with the demo, that was pretty funny.
  9. I can't believe no-one has mentioned "Black" from Criterion. The game looked awesome on the Xbox and PS2, with the better 16:9 support on the Xbox just edging the equation, versus the better partical effects on the PS2 due to the embedded 4mb vram. The game even had Prog Scan on the PAL release on the PS2. Forget the actual game play for a minute, "Black" was graphically just amazing. Let's face it, no matter how beautiful "Gears" looked on the surface, the game is pretty last gen when it comes to things like environmental damage. There are no bullet holes in Gears, the lights are bullet proof, where is the flying masonary, bits of buildings falling apart. The illusion of a real environment in "Gears" is great, but it is no advance on what we've had for the last 4 years, the environment was still dead. "Black" deserves some award for the technology, truely amazing for a PS2/Xbox game.
  10. The car model are insane A red Ferrari Courtesy of kevm3 at GAF Courtesy of kunta@official playstation forum GT screenshot comparision with real life. http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...mpaferrari.jpg Courtesy of bouc_emissaire at GAF Look at the Decals Courtesy of mckmas8808 at GAF Good collection of Videos here: Playsde GTHD videos
  11. Christmas gift from Sony for all PS3 owners, free download of Gran Turismo HD Concept available from 24th Dec from US Playstation store. Video 1 Video 2 Additional FREE downloadable content to come. Car model selection screen IGN Preview This is a very good move from Sony to improve relations with the gaming community.
  12. Sneaky Sony. The four LEDs on the back of the SixAxis will interact with the existing EyeToy camera to duplicate the function of the Wii sensor bar, but in reverse, the LEDs are on the Sixaxis and the image capture device is on the TV. With the Wii this is round the other way. Very clever of Sony to get the functionality there from the start. Sony actually filed a patent quite awhile back. Arstechnica news story
  13. Sneaky Sony. The four LEDs on the back of the SixAxis will interact with the existing EyeToy camera to duplicate the function of the Wii sensor bar, but in reverse, the LEDs are on the Sixaxis and the image capture device is on the TV. With the Wii this is round the other way. Very clever of Sony to get the functionality there from the start. Existing Eyetoy + SixAxis control = exact same functionality as Wii. Sony actually filed a patent quite awhile back. Arstechnica news story This is a bit of a non-issue and it is all to do with Blu-Ray movie spec and nothing to do with the PS3. Blu-Ray movies are stored in 1080p. Most players will output the movies in 1080i or 480p, with a firmware update the PS3 will output them in 1080p. All HDTV ready displays in Europe will take this 1080i signal and display it in their native res, whether that is 1080i, 768p, 720p, etc. Unlike the Xbox360 the PS3 does not have a digital scaler to convert the image to the resolution of your TV. This is a non-issue, becuase up until now the TV has always taken the scaling duties, whether that be for DVD, videogames, Digital cameras, whatever. Native image is what is key here. To get the best out of HD-DVD or Blu-Ray you need a 1080p device, period. Doesn't matter where you have the best scaler in the world, a 1 to 1 match in resolution yields the best image this is a fact. If you have a 720p LCD display, the display will scale the 1080i image to 720p, even if the PS3 did do the scaling, you could never get away from the fact that the native data is stored in 1080p. Whichever device did the scaling the result would be the same. I did tell everyone some time ago to hold off getting a 720p LCD and wait for full 1980x1080 devices. Of course broadcast TV will use a mixture of 720p and 1080i, so it is not all doom and gloom for the adopters of 720p LCD screens. So, the workaround for Resistance is pretty simple. There is only one version of the Resistance blu-ray, this has been released in the US and Japan. This disc detects with region machine you have and then plays the appropriate content. For Resistance this means some of the Hero moments have been removed and some general gore. The game only does this check when you start a new game. If you use a savegame from a US PS3 and start playing Resistance from this save on a Japanese PS3 it plays just like the US version and circumvents the censoring. The general consensus is that this is a temporary issue, because Sony did not want a 18+ rated games at the PS3 launch in Japan. By the time RE5 is released it will be acceptable for the odd title to be 18+. You can't really complain, because if you have brought a Japanese machine you must accept that you will have to abide by Japanese censorship restrictions, don't like it buy a US machine or wait for PAL launch. The free Linux distro makes this point irrelevant, you will be able to connect the same wi-fi and USB devices to the PS3 that you can connect to a PC. Out of the box you will be able to use the PSP to access all your data on the PS3 from any wi-fi point around the world. Can't do that with my PC. I know Sony gets a lot of hate, due to their arrogance, dodgy practice, etc. I know the PS3 price is a real sticking point for a lot of people. But the PS3 is an amazing piece of technology, coupled with the Eyetoy it will have the same functionality as the Wii. With Blu-Ray included it gives you access to the next generation HD movie format. The swapable harddrive gives you the option of how my gigs you want in the machine. The FREE Linux distro gives you a fully functioning PC with all the flexiblity and apps you could want. You have a built in web browser, picture store, jukebox. The thing also plays games. Fanboy blinkers can generate a lot of hate, but you'd have to be pretty pig headed not to admit some of the virtues of the PS3. But it is a real shame about the price.
  14. Nick Laslett

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    Are you not surprised by FFXII getting game of the year? I'm not a fan of series, I did manage to complete VII, but could not be bothered with any of the others. But I did think DQ8 was brilliant. Is FFXII really that good, game of the year, in a year that had Gears of War, Oblivion, Zelda and Okami? I would find it hard to pick a game out of those four, but I'd never given FFXII much thought. The demo that came with DQ8 was pretty meh. FFXII game of the year, I'll have to re-read the Edge review, it's really that good.
  15. I've post this as it's own thread, but I thought I'd put it here too. From the PS3 Forums: Thread The important thing is that no-one reserves my name or Biffo's, so that the rightful owners of these IDs can use them. Is Biffo actually interested in a PS3, I know he complained about the Xbox live gametag. The PS3 HDip camera uses infra red so that it can place you in 3d space. Basically the same function as the Wii Sensor bar. So with this piece of hardware and the sixaxis control the PS3 can basically do everything the Wii, but also have colour and shape recognition as well, short of WiiTurbo. The PSP remote access stuff is great. I already use my PSP for showing photos and videoclips, but being able to wirelessly connect to the PS3 from anywhere with a wi-fi connection and access the data on the PS3 will be great. I suspect they will even get remote play working over this too. The multitasking with voice and video whilst playing games, was going to come sooner rather than later. The downloading in background is due before March.
  16. From the PS3 Forums: Thread The important thing is that no-one reserves my name or Biffo's, so that the rightful owners of these IDs can use them. Is Biffo actually interested in a PS3, I know he complained about the Xbox live gametag. The PS3 HDip camera uses infra red so that it can place you in 3d space. Basically the same function as the Wii Sensor bar. So with this piece of hardware and the sixaxis control the PS3 can basically do everything the Wii, but also have colour and shape recognition as well, short of WiiTurbo. The PSP remote access stuff is great. I already use my PSP for showing photos and videoclips, but being able to wirelessly connect to the PS3 from anywhere with a wi-fi connection and access the data on the PS3 will be great. I suspect they will even get remote play working over this too. The multitasking with voice and video whilst playing games, was going to come sooner rather than later. The downloading in background is due before March.
  17. I mean't US Xbox360 developers. Sorry if that wasn't clear. Nearly all of the US developed 360 catalogue consists of shiny, shiny, razor sharp images with very little artistry. Stuff like Jak & Daxter has great animation, God of War has decent art direction, etc. Ninety Nine Nights was the first game I actually played on my 360, where I thought, ahh, pretty art work. Shame the game itself was flawed. Oh, I know this is from South Korean.
  18. Wow, pretty amazing announcement. Another multi-million selling success for the DS then. I put over 100 hours into DQ8, sounds painfull giving the DS that level of attention. Maybe DQ9 will be a shorter game.
  19. I would say the pics are genuine. Burnout Revenge looked pretty amazing in 480p as did Black. Another iteration of the Renderware engine should be able to squeeze the last drops of power out of the PS2. Stuff like this and God of War 2, will really demonstrate what can be achieved if developers are give enough time to learn all the tricks of the hardware. Black still amazes me today, even Gears of War lacked the environmental interaction Black had, it was really disappointing that you couldn't shot out lights, and there are no bullet holes, this was something even Goldeneye had. I've been playing my PS2 in 640x480 VGA mode for a long time now and it makes the picture even sharper than the component 480p feed.
  20. I didn't think I'd have anything to add to this thread as I don't have a Wii. But I do have the US release of Zelda on the GC and I have to say I think the game looks beautiful. The problem with nearly all western developed 360 games is the appalling art direction. Good looking games are a combination of art design, animation, effects, resolution and polygons. US developed games only seem to focus on two of these resolution and polygons. The Japanese seem to be much better at art direction, animation and lighting. The reason why MGS2 still holds up on the PS2 5 years from release is because of the sensitive balance of colour pallete, animation and lighting, it's not the poly counts or resolution.
  21. Yes, there is such a thing as DVD-RW DL. Use your iPod?
  22. I thought I really liked Burnout 3. But eventually, I re-brought Burnout 2, definately my favourite of the series. The Press Release actually makes it sound like Dominator is being developed by EA Guildford, not by Criterion, perhaps it is the Shox! team.
  23. Gamescore: Terrible Achievements: Making visible online good. But games have had achievements forever, even if it was just a highest score table, then you had % complete, etc. I don't get the big deal, look a GTA3, it had loads of bizarre things it kept track of for you. Nothing new, is it?
  24. I had a pre-oder for the PS3 with Lik Sang and Play Asia. Alas, Sony corporate shenanigans, saw that I had to make another pre-order with Honk Kong Toys. They assure me that I will get a PS3 soon. Better than waiting till Sept '07.
  25. I see a lot of PS3 owners are posting in here now
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