26th May 2012
Sony will strike a deal with OnLive or Gaikai at E3 next month for PlayStation cloud gaming, according to reports.
As a tech junkie, I’m elated at the thought of playing entire games without having to rely on hardware. On the other hand, the old school gamer in me (I’m from the NES generation) cherishes the beautiful cover art and creativity that goes into the physical packaging of a video game. Personally, I feel that a game’s packaging is part of the artistic unit on a quasi-equal footing with character and level design, and music production, for instance.
To top it off, I feel rather uneasy at the thought of not actually owning a physical copy of a game; like any other form of data stored on cloud platforms, there’s only so much control you can have over it, not to mention that you would no longer experience the pride and sense of accomplishment that looking at your stack of completed games brings.
Does anyone else feel the same or even differently about Sony’s next possible step into cloud gaming?
21st May 2012
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Here’s the E3 2012 schedule list for the big conferences: EA, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony.
E3 2012 Press Conference Schedule List
So far, this is what we know of the times for press conferences for the upcoming E3 2012:
Monday, June 4
Microsoft - 9:30 AM
Electronic Arts - 1:00 PM
Ubisoft - 3:00 PM
Sony - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, June 5
Nintendo - 9:00 AM
Keep in mind, all times are Pacific Standard.
18th May 2012
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In a recent IGN survey, 62,000 gamers tackled a bunch of questions concerning attitudes to next-gen consoles including Xbox 720 (aka Durango), PlayStation 4 (aka Orbis) and Wi U (sic).
What about you? What’s your next-gen gamer crush?
6th May 2012
With the dawn of next-generation consoles peaking in the near future, E3 2012 promises a deluge of hype on Sony’s, Nintendo’s and Microsoft’s new consoles. Nevertheless, Sony recently announced nothing less than “the future of gameplay and innovation” for the upcoming year. Setting aside all next-gen console hype (and keeping in mind that Nintendo recently announced its first profit losses ever) what, in your opinion, is in the works for these three gaming behemoths (especially for Sony)?
2nd May 2012
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The Wii U’s unique selling point - a touch-screen controller - and features have been widely covered in the gaming press: accelerometer, gyroscope, camera and Near Field Communication (for augmented reality gaming).
Given the 3DS’s previous pricing fiasco and the company’s need to expand its market share, would an initial pricing at over $300 intimidate potential newcomers to the brand?