This week in Sony

Well, what an interesting week this was. Transformers got released and you either loved it or hated it. I can’t say the same about the game, but then again if you love massive robot destruction, what’s not to like? An interesting thing happened on the way to the bank, when Sony realized that the PS3 was being sold for $499 around select locations around the country. Honestly, after an extra controller, memory card converter, 3-4 games, that price cut is more like a slap in the face!

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Whether this is Sony Official or just some store clerk hi-jinks is remained as to be seen. An interesting thing happened to Medal of Honor. Yea, I know you’re fed up of war games but I’m still going to talk about them so deal with it. Besides, after the recent trailers for Call of Duty 4, you can’t deny that that game looks tight! Tight enough to force the team over at Medal of Honor to delay their next iteration of WWII warfare. Rumor has it that they are actually not working on a perfect port for the PS3 but instead stuck in some type of DLL Hell scenario. Guys if you’re not bettering my gaming experience why bother? If its not gonna look like the trailers below then I’m not interested - my low attention span needs to be caressed by non-stop action.

If things were any more hellish for the PS3, it would be opportunistic of me to point out that the PS2 outsold the PS3 this week. Place WTF expression here. Yeah I know, the PS2 is a god among gaming consoles regardless of the camp that you adhere to. It wasn’t that much any ways, the PS2 sold about 16K units, and the PS3 sold about 11K. Look at it this way, at least they are being bought, regardless of price cuts being true or false. All bets aside, maybe that new Parkour game will lighten up things for a bit, as daddy PS2 continue to rake the doe long after his time has passed. If it plays anything like this I’m in.

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There is a new Last Remnant trailer roaming the net as the private E3 event is about to be held soon. Expect more cool videos but what I would really like is for PSN network to start putting up more of the demo’s from E3. I think that would drive users into a crazy fit if Sony was able to pull that off. It’s not fair though, cuz Square Enix rescently announced that the FF will not see the light of my translation skills till next August. No silly, August 2008! Personally, the fact that Oracle started shipping Cardboard Laptops is more impressive.

Now you guys know I love busting the Church of Englands chops about that FOM incident. You know, the one where they bashed Sony for desecrating holy ground. Yes, I am a religious man if you’re wondering, but honestly when religion is used in vain or for self promotion I scuff at it. The church issued a holy digital commandment as follows -

  • Respect our sacred spaces as places of prayer, worship, peace, learning and heritage.
  • Do not assume that sacred space interiors are copyright free.
  • Get permission from the faith leaders who are responsible for the building interiors you want to clone.
  • Support the work of those engaged in resisting the culture of gun crime and those involved in promoting the work of conflict resolution.

That’s kind of interesting because the last clause kills the first two. Good enough I guess. It doesn’t matter, because these clauses are being drowned out by the fanatic yells of PSP owners as a release date for FF Tactics and its box art made its way onto the internet this week anyhow. However, the booing wont stop from the added cost to the PS3 controller’s new iteration that will include more touch sensitivity. My girlfriends hate me already. Especially when I will stay up late, some time in the near future to play that new Turok game. Yea I know, Turok has had one game [this is true because the others don't matter though we learn from them]. The new and improved beast looks interesting at least.

Hey Josh, you guys need to release that game now, because it looks sweet. Hopefully this one will be done right. An interesting fact about this title is that it’s actually being developed for XBOX, XBOX360, PS2, and PS3! These guys are giving Starbreeze, the creators of Chronicles of Riddick: EFBB and The Darkness, a run for their money after that comment about developing for multiple next gen consoles. Check out the trailer above for an in-depth look at this title and see you next week.

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