December 13, 2012
Valve to Release New Steam PC
According to Valve’s Gabe Newell, a new kind of PC will be released next year which aims to compete with the living room console. These PCs will be designed to be connected to your TV and enable you to run steam to play all your game titles. The ‘Steam PC’ will not be as flexible and open-source as a normal PC due to it’s function in being a method of bridging the gap between playing games on a console and playing games on a PC, but Valve think that this is something that people will really want for their living rooms and will compete with other companies such as Sony with their next generation consoles. We are going to have to wait until next year for more details however, we’ll keep you posted as more news is released.
For more information, the first step in the process is ‘Steam’s Big Picture’ find out more here: http://store.steampowered.com/bigpicture.
June 6, 2011
E3 2011 – Sony
Well Day one of E3 is in the books and it ended with Sony. Now Sony had a ton of pressure to be great this year due to the PSN hack. Well lets just say I think they hit a homerun. They had to step it up and they did just that. After the apologies and thanks for support here’s what they gave us:
Uncharted 3 – Beta June 28 – Full game Nov 1 – We got a look at Uncharted 3 which looked amazing. The gameplay had Drake sneaking around a cruise ship during a terrible storm. As you navigate the ship you and object around you continuously sway with the choppy seas out side. Eventually the ship gets a hole and starts flooding and then all of the sudden the ship rolls onto its side adding a whole new level layout. It was a very impressive sneak peak.
Resistance 3 – Sept 6 – This installment takes place 4 years after the previous game and its all out war again. All new weapons and great graphics add to the lure. Also Resistance 3 will be capadable with the PS Move. On Sept 6 there will be a special bundle that will include the game, the PS eye camera, Navigation controller, PS move controller, and the sharp shooter controller all for $150.
God of War, Ico, and Shadow of Collossus – All these games games are getting remasterd collections in 3D.
Playstation will box a 24 inch 3D display, 3D glasses, 6ft HDMI cord, and Resistance 3 for $499.
NBA2K12 – This title will include a new NBA on the Move feature that uses the PS Move.
Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest – Fall 2011 – This will be a PS Move game set in a fantasy world. There will be no inventory or weapon select. The gestures you make with the Move controller will select the weapon automatically. The game will feature different branching paths all filled with puzzles to get through them.
Infamous 2 – Gave us another trailer and later this year there will be an update to customize gameplay and the addition PS Move capability.
Little Big Planet 2 – Will get an update this year for the PS Move functionality
Star Hawk – this is the sequal to War Hawk and they gave us a trailer which looked fairly good.
Sly Cooper Theives in Time – 2012 – All we really got to see was a little trailer, hopefully more to come
Dust 514 – closed beta late 2011 – full game spring 2012 – Dust will be a Playstation exclusive. It’s a first person shooter that will be connected with the PC MMO Eve Online. It will also have a PS Move function as well as PS Vita functionality.
Bioshock Infinite – Bioshocks new trailer looked fantastic and it will have uses for PS Move. The PS3 version of the game will come with Bioshock 1 on it. Also as a side note there will be a game based in the Bioshock universe for the PS Vita.
Saints Row – All we got was a release date of Nov 15
Star Trek – 2012 – This will be a co-op based game with PS Move functionality based on the J.J Abrams movie. It will also be in 3D. There will a prequel to the game as a digital download. There will be a special phaser Move controller that you will be able to buy as well.
SSX – Playstation 3 will have and exclusive Mt. Fugi course.
Need for Speed The Run – PS3 version will have seven extra cars to choose from.
Battlefield 3 – PS3 version will include Battlefield 1943.
NGP/ PS Vita – Holiday 2011 – It has been officially named the Playstation Vita. Includes dual cameras, dual control sticks, dual touch pads, axis controls, and a five inch touch screen. There will be two versions. One with Wi-Fi and one with 3G capability. Playstation will partner with AT&T for the 3G version. Wi-Fi version will cost $249.99 and the 3G will cost $299.99. There are 80 games in development and it will have cross play functionality.
Uncharted Golden Abyss – PS Vita game. Will use touch screen for more simple controls. It had good visuals.
Ruin – Ruin is an action based rpg for the PS Vita. It will use a class system in a fantasy setting. It will use the cross play function for the PS3 version. You can save on the Vita and then load from the same spot on the PS3.
Mod Nation Racers – This will be a brand new Mod Nation Racer exclusively for the PS Vita. You will have a new track customization using its touch screen. Using the touch screen you can create banks for turns, jumps, mountains and lakes. There will 2 million created items already for use on day one.
Little Big Planet – There will be a PS Vita version with tons and tons of online/ community features.
Street Fighter X Tekken – We got to see a small trailer and found out Cole from Infamous will be a playble character. There will also be a PS Vita version with Cole as well.
We did not see Kevin Butler which bummed me a little, but Sony did a great job in my opinion. Sony needed a good showing and I felt they did just that. We got dates and prices which is always good. I have a feeling they took a leap away from the PSN hack and now people will be getting back on board with Sony.