A new cinematic video for PlanetSide 2, an MMO-FPS, has been released by Sony Online Entertainment. Set in a persistent world where the war continually wages and with every base and territory captured and lost the balance of power shifts. A perfect setting for an MMO, don’t you think?
Huge scale battles with hundreds of players fighting in air and on the ground, this will certainly be an interesting game. Players aren’t limited to a single role and by unlocking various skills, they can switch abilities as the situation requires. Check it out: More
Spiderman has swung into Japan for an amazing premier! Why launch in Tokyo? It appears that is actually where the biggest Spidey fan-base is located. At the ceremony a stuntman (or perhaps Spidey himself) swung over the crowd and scaled a building (f’reals!) before the stars of the movie took to the stage. Andrew Garfield dons the mask in this reboot with Emma Stone taking up the role of Gwen Stacy – Peter Parker’s first girlfriend before Mary-Jane came on the scene. A new TV spot released this side of the pond as well:
This week sees the release of Lollipop Chainsaw from Warner Bros on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The story follows cheerleading zombie hunter, Juliet Starling, who has to fight the undead in her Californian high school. An evil goth druid, who happens to be Juliet’s former classmate, Swan, causes the outbreak bringing the walkers and demonic forces to her school.
Juliet isn’t trying to save the world on her own, however. It seems the Starling’s are a kick-ass family and she accompanied by her two sisters, Cordelia and Rosalind, as well as her boyfriend, Nick. Juliet and her high school sweetheart are joined at the hip. Literally. The poor lad suffered a zombie bite and so Jules had to lop off his head – but he lives on to wise crack and be placed on zombie bodies so the player can control them. More
For me, the most jaw dropping moment of E3 wasn’t the look at some of the really cool games we have coming out later this year and early Q1. It wasn’t the “2nd-screen” philosophy of the Wii U or Xbox Smart Glass. It was a look at what we’ll be getting with the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
“What? Wait – there was nothing from Microsoft or Sony about their next-gen consoles!” You cry – and you’d be right. Nothing – from them. However those awesome folks at Square Enix unveiled a tech demo of what we can expect from the next Final Fantasy. Simply titled “Agni’s Philosophy” the demo was to showcase that such footage would be 100% real-time with no pre-rendering. Not only does this clip give us a taster of what we might expect from the next installment of the series – it is just mind-blowing to think all of this is real-time generated.
Obviously the Halo 4 opener – where Master Chief makes a return – and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 that closed the 90-minute presentation from Microsoft at E3 were expected big hits, the Nike/Kinect partnership, according to Spike’s All Access Live, didn’t resonate with many of those tuned in but I feel that the majority of those who will use the system for sports may not be avid GameTrailer/SpikeTV/E3 viewers. I’m certain that it will turn out to be a big hit this holiday season as people dig under the hood of its capabilities.
Sony didn’t touch the subject of hardware and spent it’s time pushing games and more games. I’m not suggesting that is a bad thing but it loses a little traction when you compare it to the others. The software line-up coming is very impressive though and I think the hottest title is The Last of Us from the Uncharted 3 developers, Naughty Dog. The graphics were, simply put, mind-blowing and makes you wonder why so much processing power of the PS3 clearly remains untouched for the majority of games. More
Oh, the rumor-mill is alive and kicking this morning. With E3 kicking off one week from today it was to be expected that news sources would be reporting on all the hypotheticals to tide us over. So it is time to take stock and look at what we actually know before we get all excited and start reserving our place in the line outside Gamestop.
Xbox 720 – Codename: Durango
If rumors from Kotaku are true, the next Xbox will not feature or have any announcements from Microsoft at E3. Where most companies would jump in and use the event to generate buzz, Microsoft actually avoided E3 with the 360 announcement as well, instead opting for a special show on MTV a few weeks prior to the expo in 2005. So, while we can rule out hearing any news over the next few weeks – don’t think that we have to wait until E3 next year before we garner anything. In fact, we already have some juicy details that provide a foundation of what we can expect.
As I mentioned earlier, Dan Harmon, creator and head writer of Community, was fired. There is no way that this show will ever be the same again. Hiring a couple of outside show-runners is a bad idea in itself – but with a show that Dan was so closely invested in and hands-on with. Pretty much showicide.
There are a couple of points of view to this that I’m going to toss out into the ether:
The cast (and remaining crew) have been phenomenal and as service to them, we keep watching it. I cannot think of a cast that is so proactive across social media more than these. They don’t just love Community and love being in the show – it is a (healthy) facet of their identity. More