This Week in Gaming
What constitutes good research? How do you protect your intellectual property? Who is responsible for aiding in you in that action? How much effort will suffice to protect it? Hasbro and its partners did not see this one coming …
Apparently you can print Eye of Judgement cards that will work with the new PS3 title of the same name. Perhaps this does not fall along the lines of what to do but you have to wonder with the way kids are these days just how blurred are the lines of morale actions. Vidoes of putting their BluRay game DVDs in a microwave to later see if it will run are examples of the extent gamers go. Nor do the new found abilities to HACK HD DVDs, copy them, make backups of some 20 gigs of data via ISO images and the like. There’s no limit it would seem. Think of the strain a R&D department must go through, and resulting thoughts for the above news - ” we didn’t see that coming guys, sorry.” What’s it all for if your creative perspective can’t survive two weeks in the see of customer
And with the bad, there’s always some good; no matter how small it may be. My breathren believe that I am ignoring the 360 world but I perhaps have more exposure to it than they would ever think. I have to admit, that taking a look at XBLA always leaves me impressed, especially with the rescent announcement of Omega 5. For those that know me well, I am a huge shooter fan, and if you didn’t know, XBLA has tons of that. Omega 5 looks to fit the bill very nicely.
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Another adage in life is - “if it aint broke don’t fix it.” True to the core. Even more apparent with those Dual Shock Rumble ads that have been hitting PS3-dom lately. The most recent incarnation comes in the Motorstorm with the new 3.0 Patch, that not only adds more elements to online play but rumble support as well. Perhaps owning up to the fact that your motherboard still melts falls in this realm as well, even when you take an elite-est approach to the matter. Interestingly, every angle has scratches, bad points, good points, so-sopoints, and more, but then masses pick sides, or shells out untolds amount of cash and picks all sides. Is this the only way out, or into, gaming? What’s the real driving factor an action like that?
Perhabs not the $841 million loss that Sony posted not long ago. Still, the firm also reported total sales up to $9.2 billion. Hmmm. It’s hard to take in these numbers right? I found much harder to accept another game to approach the space horror genre though, Dead Space. This is a realm that has been explicitly claimed by System Shock and perhaps one of those AVP games. Still it looks impressive but can they deliver on that promise?
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Let’s hope so because the genre hasn’t been tackled in a while.