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04
Jun
09

PSP go

When I first saw the psp go! I thought it would be very uncomfortable to hold it. It looks pretty okay after seeing this video and I hope both metal gear and Little big planet will be something worthwhile, since that’s the only reason im getting one of theese

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04
Jun
09

E3 2009: The motion control war

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With the wii sadly having a great success with the sales we’ve entered what I would like to call the motion control wars. Motion control is what the name suggests, it’s a control using your motions and add it to the game somehow. Nintendo introduced motion controls with the wii and it made the casual crowd go crazy about videogames. Apparently the casual crowd has more money than us gamers. So anyways this year the other two big compaines Microsoft and Sony jumped on the train to easy cash  and all of the big three added something that would enhance motion controls.

Im going to split it into Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo and tell you about them with the pros and cons.

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First up we have the obvious one, Nintendo. They introduced the wii motion plus wich is a small addon for your wiimote and it’s supposed to make it more accurate and more responsive. To play the game Red steel 2 you need one of theese or else it wont work. I really don’t see any pros in this case, I mean it’s another friggin addon you have to pay your hard earned money for just to play the games they are releasing. It kinda feels like Nintendo didn’t make the wiimote proper the first time and they needed to release an addon just to make it work like it was supposed to from the start. Weak nintendo..

Nintendo needs to make more game that uses the motion control without it being a sucky minigame collection.. Again..

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Microsoft’s vision was more about not having any controllers at all and just playing with your body (hehe). Showing some interesting demo of a girl playing with balls (Im on a roll today) in a 3d enviorment. They call it Natal and it seems to work pretty good. Even though the guy doing the demo said the avatar was following him perfectly when it just twitched around like he had boneitis. Yeah I get it it’s a prototype bla bla. This demo impressed me until I realised that if I had to play that crazy ass game kicking balls I had to jump around and stuff. First things first: Gamers isn’t usually the best at sports, the sooner you realise this game compaines the better. Second: My apartment is a pretty decent size and I can’t really see myself having the space to jump around playing games. So my though was that maybe they are just targeting people that owns their own house with a big living room wich has the sofa placed directly in front of the TV.

Anyways I was impressed by it all, but then they had to ruin it all by inviting the most annoying guy ever to the stage also known as Peter Molyneux. You know the guy who made fable and lied about it being a free game and whatnot. Lionhead was apparently working with a “game” where you control a little boy called Milo. My impressions of this “game” was very mixed. I mean it was cool to see the boy react to all the stuff the firl in the video was doing. Then I asked myself: “Why is this being made, and who wants a scary virtual little boy that you can talk to?”. If they aren’t targeting pedophiles and lonely people that needs a friend, I don’t really know.

Microsoft has a huge advantage of removing controllers completly but they just need to make something more interesting than a copy of eyetoy to make it all work. Controlling the menues on the dashboard with handmotions can get boring after a couple of minutes.

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Sony had something wiimote ish looking to show up at their press confereance.  Out of the three this one was my favorite. We didn’t get to know much about the ps3 motion control but it looks like it’s a hybrid of the natal and the wiimotes. It was very accurate just like the Natal but it had buttons just like a wiimote wich can be an advantage in this case.This makes it easier to apply it to a normal game instead of a party gimmic game. In their demo we got to see a guy controlling an RTS, Swordswining and arrowshooting. It felt like this was a pure prototype and im hoping to see more of it soon.

If all the companies wants to make this motion control work they need to apply it to games instead of making games around the motion control. If you think about what Microsoft said about the normal controller being a barrier, it feels like the motion control is a barrier to make good games. A normal controller is something we had since the 80’s and it still works. The tech is very young and I bet that after a while they will get it right but not this gen.

Who will win this war? Noone because my spidey sense is saying they will all go to the dark side and make casual workout games.

// Akira_san

02
Jun
09

Podcast episode 2: E3 predictions

Well it’s about time we update something worthwhile.

So here is the swedish podcast episode 2: E3 predictions.

I promise next time it will be in english.

Part 1

Part 2

31
May
09

Sorry

Due to alot of problems while recording our podcast we haven’t updated in a couple of days.

The podcast will be released tomorrow.

Heres a sweet ass video of megaman 2.5 d

20
May
09

3-Lite Podcast

Here’s 3-Lite blogs first podcast. We had some troubles recording the podcast in English, so this one is in Swedish.

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Next time we will try to make a video out of it so we can add subtitles. Until we improve our English accent, this will have to due.

Anyway, in today’s podcast we give some insight to the upcoming games; Battlefield 1943 and Ghostbusters. We discuss about two games which we find underated; Killer 7 and Beyond Good & Evil. We discuss the rumor of a new PSP in development. Lastly Akira_san cheers the old SNES classic Super Punchout!

Battlefield 1943 is a FPS game in development by DICE. It is supposed to be released this summer via online clients to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
It will be purchasable on Xbox Live Marketplace and the PSN store. Probably on Steam for the PC, but nothing is confirmed about it yet. The game will only be released online to keep the price down, and that gives Battlefield 1943 a total price of about 200SEK ($25).
The gameplay will be about the same as previous Battlefield games, but the graphics and physics is greatly enhanced.

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Ghostbusters is another game up for release this summer. It’s a third-person ghost-cathing-action game with multiplayer capabilities.
The game takes place just after the second movie. It will be up to you to cleanse New York from pink neon fluffy cute ghosts this time. The game looks awesome and will probably be too.

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Killer 7 is a game designed by the mastermind Suda51. It was released back in 2005 and received good reviews, but in my opinion this was the one of the best games released that year and one of my favorites ever.
It has a truly unique playstyle where you walk on-rails in a pretty much open world. Even though it’s pretty restricted it sure is enjoyable. You get to shoot crazy suicidal monsters, meet up with extraordinary bosses and try to save the world from world war between Japan and USA.

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Beyond Good & Evil is an action-adventure with stealth elements. It was released back in 2003 by ubisoft. but failed to get any good attention because of poor marketing. You play as Jade, equipped with a camera and a staff. The story takes place in a futuristic world on a combat planet called Hyllis. The plot is very complicated and political. The mission is to expose the corrupt in the world and save some children who are kidnapped by evil aliens.

There’s a rumor about a new PSP. This time without the UMD and instead a service to download games. It will be equipped with a hard drive and you can choose from either 8GB or 16GB.
Sony doesn’t want to comment whether it’s true or not. Probably because of E3 coming up in two weeks.
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Super Punhout! is an old SNES classic in which you play as Mike, a young boxer who wants to become the champion. After he finds a good manager the challenge to become the best begins.
You start off pretty simple with characters you easily knock out and then it gets harder and harder.

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/Mr. D with Akira_san

14
May
09

A quick look at Red Dead Redemption

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It was the early 1900’s. A former outlaw, John Marston is sent out on a journey across the troubled American Frontiers. His quest being to bring the rule of law. His only company being a horse, a rifle and revolver. The Old West is a harsh place to live in, yet so beautiful and free in some way.
Not much more is said about the story in the upcoming Western game Red Dead Redemption.
But I got hooked on the mentioning of The Old West. I’m often fooled though, since the only really good “Old West” themed game I’ve ever played is Red Dead Revolver.
As you’ll probably figure out, Red Dead Redemption is the follow up to that game.

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What differs this game from its prequel is that it’s set in a sandbox environment. With free roaming open areas like frontier towns, prairies and mountain passes. There’s a new protagonist, John Marston and the story takes place in the early 20th century. In the previous game -Red Dead Revolver- A young man named Red was the main character and he roamed around the west in the 1880’s.
So it’s about twenty years later in this sequel, in which the “Old West” were undergoing some mayor changes.

Rockstar Games, the developers of this Western shooter has put their RAGE graphics engine to use once again. Last time it was used for Grand Theft Auto IV. The same goes for the physics that will be about the same as in GTA IV. Judging from in-game pictures the graphics is real pretty.

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But I’m really not the one who judge games after how good the graphics or physics are. What I want when I play games is to have fun, and I sometimes enjoy a good story. Well anyway, one cool new feature in Red Dead Revolver is multiplayer. How that will work I don’t know right know.

I personally love old Western movies. The settings, the small towns, the guns and all the craziness. Duels and awesome one-liners. Why shouldn’t it be as cool in games? I do think Red Dead Redemption will be a great game though. If it’s anything like its prequel at least I wont be disappointed. Rockstar doesn’t usually make bad games, so its hard to believe this will be a disappointment. You can’t or rather you shouldn’t mess up anything Western themed.
It’s a great concept for any story, but will the rest of what builds a game be enough to give Red Dead Redemption justice?

/Mr. D

10
May
09

A word from the dead

Hey Everyone and sorry for not updating on my scheduled hours and such but I have legit reasons I promise you. My brother has just moved into a house and we’re doing a total renovation of the entire house, it doesn’t even have a bathroom so I decided to put my blogging on hold for a wee bit but this time I just couldn’t keep my hands of it…

DUKE NUKEM GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE

I love Duke Nukem. And even though the game is late as hell, I’ll probably play it even though it might be a dissapointment because really, when the Duke rings, you answer the call 🙂

Edit: I just heard the new from Akira_san that they’ve put the final nail in the coffing of Duke Nukem Forever and it’s never going to be released…

Rest in peace Duke. You really are the best and will forever remain in our hearts… Damn this turned out to be a shitty day…

/Razz




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