Just now at Playstation Meeting 2011 held in Tokyo, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Kaz Hirai announced their “Next Generation Portable”, a successor handheld to the Playstation Portable.
Details are still coming out as the press meeting is underway but already confirmed are the much desired inclusion of two analogue sticks. A trailer played showing off many titles followed by an on-stage live demo of a portable Uncharted.
Specs confirmed so far include –
“dual analogs sticks, 5 inch OLED display, 3G and GPS, front and rear touchpads, electronic compass on 3 axes. Awesome iconography on the back.”
In this episode we planned on chatting about CES but after I failed to plan the planning properly, we decided the Golden Globes would be more fun. After which we briefly discuss the new digital channels in Australia specifically Channel 11, as well as the obligatory unplanned tangents. A special thanks to Van for hosting and Elroy for the use of his fantastic audio gear.
They’ll hear me screaming from my lounge room though when Dead Space 2 is released this month. The first Dead Space scared the hell out of me with a well produced atmosphere presenting a creepy deep space action horror game filled with spooky sound, grotesque visuals and twisted aliens.
A new launch trailer has just hit in anticipation for the sequels release on 25/01/11, highlighting some of the action set pieces in store for Isaac Clarke’s descent back into a new nightmare of necromorphs. Oh and there’s multiplayer this time around too!
In the Western and Southern vicinity of the border, it’s time to nut up or shut up. Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare tells of John Marston’s plight against supernatural adversity as he strives to rid his family and the land from the clutches of the infectious undead. Right off the bat you’ll notice that Undead Nightmare plays like a homage to all of the B-Grade cheesy horror movies in the world, where the camp factor and ridiculousness are found in excess. As a result, this add-on serves as juxtaposition with the seriousness of the main Red Dead Redemption storyline, as it is not emotionally charged or solemn as a Western-influenced piece of fiction. However, being outright wacky and out of place works in Undead Nightmare’s favour, a luxury most video games can afford to have.
Since the era of the Playstation 2 there have always been two major franchises that focused on a specific historical period in Japanese History, being the “Warring States” or “Sengoku” era covering it right from the beginning where clans fought for land until the eventual unification of all Japan. Sengoku Basara from Capcom is one of these two series; however instead of being a game release this time around they’ve gone for an anime adaptation of their earliest Basara game, named Devil Kings in PAL territories.
We were previously teased with some footage but now we can watch the whole first trailer for Green Lantern in all it’s HD glory. Based on the classic comic book character, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan a fighter pilot chosen to become one of the protectors of our galaxy know as Green Lanterns.
Two James Bond games hit the shelves this week, and rather unusually it’s the Wii exclusive one that’s got everyone excited. The other is this, Blood Stone. Bizarre Creations, the house that Project Gotham racing and Geometry Wars built’s first stab at crafting an action game since 2008’s super weird yet highly underrated The Club. How is it? Well pretty damn ‘meh’ unfortunately.
The upcoming sci-fi film Tron Legacy is sort of big deal in geekdom, it’s a sequel to a 30 year old film about a guy who gets transported into a computer program… despite that it actually looks pretty good.
Included in this preview: the newest trailer / music video for Tron Legacy featuring Daft Punk’s new track “Derezzed”, video from Disney’s World of Color live show which is a light and water show with projected images from Tron Legacy, and finally Space Meat writer Jesse’s description of a 23 minute preview of the film. Continue reading Preview | Tron: Legacy