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E3 2009 – Sony

In Gaming News on June 2, 2009 at 9:50 pm

sony-playstation3-40gb-game-consoleLast year they lost Final Fantasy 13. This year they lost Metal Gear Solid. They’re last place int the gaming arms race. Did they save face this year? Well, you tell me. Here are the highlights from Sony’s press conference.

Heavy Rain – Not much info was given about the game. Only a trailer was shown.

New Ratchet and Clank – See above.

Uncharted 2 – This game looked very nice. I personally can’t wait to play this, the original was amazing.

MAG – Maybe it was just a bad demo, but this look dull as hell. I can’t say I have any interest in this.

PSP Go! – The much rumored update to the flop known as the PSP was unveiled. This thing will be 250 bucks. Really, Sony? You guys know we’re in a recession, right? You also know one could buy a Wii for the same price?

Gran Tourismo PSP – Chris said he thought this game was three years too late. I agree. Regardless, this is set to be released October 1st, 2009.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker – Well, the PSP is getting one cool announcement. This game looked to be a definite buy. The trailer was very cool.

Resident Evil PSP – Not much info was given besides the name.

Final Fantasy 7 – This will be available today (6-2-09) on the PSN.

Guitar Hero: Van Halen – You know how these games work. If you’re a fan of Van Halen, no doubt you’ll buy this game.

New Katamari – Not much info was given. Just the announcement.

Final Fantasy 14 – This surprised the hell out of me. Final Fantasy 13 isn’t out, but lo and behold, he we are with a Final Fantasy 14 announcement. This one will be PS3 exclusive.

PS3 Motion Controller – Nintendo should sue over this. This thing was a WiiMote with a glowing orb on top. A blatant rip-off.

Agent – This game will be PS3 exclusive.

ModNation Racers – Much like LittleBigPlanet, this will be completely customizable by the player. It’s basically LBP if that was a kart racer.

The Last Guardian – This is the third installment in the Ico/Shadow of the Colossus trilogy. Looked really beautiful and had a great score.

Grand Tourismo 5 – I didn’t catch a release date for this, I may have not been paying attention.

God of War III – Of course this is what everyone wanted to hear about. A bit of gameplay was shown, definitely looks amazing. It will be a must buy when it is released in March 2010.

So there you have it. Nothing big from Sony. I would say Microsoft won the show, as much as that pains me (yes, I am a Nintendo fanboy). Really shocked that Sony didn’t announce a price cut for the PS3. I don’t don’t look for them to come out of last place anytime soon, if ever.

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E3 2009 – Nintendo

In Gaming News on June 2, 2009 at 9:33 pm

nintendo_wii After the extremely dull and uneventful press conference last year, Nintendo promised to come back with a vengeance this year. Well, this year has came and gone for Nintendo, so how did they do? Well, in my humble opinion, only a couple of announcements saved them from having a worse year than last year. Here are the highlights from their press conference this year.

Mario Bros. Wii – This was the first announcement of the day. This is a 2D side scroller that can have up to 4 players. Looked pretty good, but nothing mind blowing. It’s Mario, so they’ve already sold me a copy.

Wii Fit Plus – The new Wii Fit features a calorie counter and a customizable workout. I guess if you like Wii Fit you’ll enjoy this. Who knows. 15 new balance games will also be included.

Motion Plus/Wii Sports Resort – This was announced last year, but we finally got a date this year. This is scheduled to be released July 26th of this year.

Red Steel 2 – I made the remark to Chris that I don’t understand why they made this. I stand by that.

Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers – I am not a big fan of the Final Fantasy series, so I can’t really give anything but a biased opinion on this.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – Definitely looking forward to this. The graphics looked really nice for something coming out on the DS. This is a DS exclusive.

Mario and Luigi RPG : Bowser’s Inside Story – This game takes place inside of Bowser. Looked really interesting. The previous M&L RPG’s were quality games, so I am thinking we’ll have a good game here. This comes out on the DS this Fall.

Golden Sun DS – Golden Sun returns to Nintendo handheld. Not much information was given about the game, only a short teaser was shown.

Jame’s Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion – This wins the “WTF” of the show. Seriously, who would buy this? Comes out for the DS, if you’re one of the very few who are chomping at the bit for this game.

Cop: The Recruit – This upcoming DS game looked similar to something from the GTA series. It looked alright, I guess.

Style Savy DS – A fashion game. Yeah.

Flip Note Studio – This is exclusively available for the DSi.

A New Mario v.s. Donkey Kong – This new addition to the series features customizable levels. Will be released June 8th.

Legends of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – This new addition of the Zelda series is headed to the DS. A release date or additional info was not given.

WarioWare: DIY – This new WarioWare game for the DS will let the game create their own mini games.

Wii Vitality Sensor – This wins second place in the “WTF” contest. Not much infor was given. I won’t lie, this thing looks silly as all hell.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 – This lit up the crowd, rightfully so. The first game was amazing, so I am sure we’re in for the same with this one.

The Conduit, Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, and Dead Space: Extraction – These were the third party announcements. Not much of an announcement, most knew these were scheduled to be released.

Metriod: Other M – Team Ninja is working on this, so you know it’s going to be insanely hard. But still, this was the announcement of the show for me. Team Ninja and Metroid? Hell yes.

Not a great showing, but Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M saved it. Up next, Sony’s live suic…er…press conference.

The Pull List! Week of June 3, 2009

In The Pull List! on June 2, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Hey guys.

I know, I did a video last week. But my apartment is up for inspection, and I’ve been cleaning up. In short, I am wiped the hell out right now, and can barely keep my eyes open. I’m looking to start doing regular video reviews of comics, but its gonna take some time as I try to figure out a proper format to get it working. Until then, here’s the script for what would have been this week’s Pull List article. Its the same thing, just not quite as read to you.

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