If you have never heard of the developer Bungie then you probably are not a Halo fan. Bungie is the company that was responsible for Halo 1-3. Now they are working on another project that is to be a little less exclusive, Destiny. As Bungie is only known for their work on Halo the industry and consumers are sure to be keeping an eye on Destiny to see if Halo was a fluke or if Bungie can really write a game.
Yves Guillemot of Ubisoft said through the financial reports that they plan to reveal the exact date of the Watch Dogs release very soon, and also confirmed that the game definitely comes out in the period between April and June this year. The Wii U version of Ubisoft's title is delayed, so mentioned time period applies only to editions of Watch Dogs on the PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, and the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Since the release in now distant 2006, Sony PlayStation 3 has shipped more than 80 million copies worldwide, the company announced in a recent interview with the investors.
If you are a fan of Sony and their gamepads, there is some good news coming for you. With their Move controller that is becoming more and more popular as similar technologies are used across all other platforms too (Wii, Xbox kinect), they plan to introduce a new controller that will be the best of both. Sony has apparently successfully merged their standard DualShock gamepad with the somewhat newer Move and came up with a whole new controller.
Large developers like Crytek and CCP believe that Sony's support for free-to-play games will ultimately lead to the PlayStation's comeback to the top of the console market. Sony has recently released a free version of SingStar, in which users pay only music and the PS3 will soon have the first big Free2Play (f2p) title from CCP - Dust 514th. “If Sony embraces free-to-play as a major way for PlayStation, that could be the key console” Crytek's Cevat Yerli said. Crytek has also seriously dedicated themselves to the free-to-play model, and are currently working on an interesting FPS named Warface.
Today was a busy day at Sony; they announced new models of their old PS3 console. However, since no new console will be coming out soon they decided to boost the old model. Just to be clear, old doesn’t mean that it's bad. So users now will have a 250GB model bundled with Uncharted 3 for $270, and a 500GB model that comes with Assassin's Creed III later in October. The 250GB model will be available on September 25th. Besides the GOTY edition of Uncharted 3, buyers will also get a $30 voucher to spend on title Dust 514. The PAL version of the new PS3 will be a little bit different while 500GB model remains the same the 250GB will come as a 12GB flash memory model. Users that buy the 250GB model will be able to upgrade the console to HDD, but at the expense of losing 12GB of internal storage along the way.
Sony has developed an interactive book for the PS3 that is sure to delight Harry Potter fans. That is right; Sony is releasing a book that you can interact with on your PS3, if you have a few things first like a PlayStation Eye camera and Sony’s Motion Controller. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter series this is either amazing or just a bit disappointing. Many fans are saying they would rather have the often hinted at Encyclopedia of the Harry Potter world to add to their collection. With Sony’s new Wonderbook you will need so many things just to read more about the world of Harry Potter. While the new product from Sony does offer and chance to actually experience the Books in a new way, getting everything is going to get expensive. The Book of Spells will not be the only title for Sony’s series of augmented reality products, but it certainly is one that should help to interest consumers (especially Harry Potter fans)
If anyone has ever really thought that console gaming is better than the PC then here is one to put a nice monkey wrench into that thought machine. As we see the installers for PC games getting larger and extending into more DVDs we find that the console gamers are hitting something of a wall. You see even with Bluray you have a finite amount of space to stuff everything in. This means that as graphics and other objects in a game grow you lose out in many other ways. Bulky AI code gets slimmed down, expansive maps get trimmed.