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In light of the recent rumors flying around the interwebs about the newest gaming consoles, some people are upset about some of the details. (more…)
Earlier this week, images were found on design firm Coque Design’s website detailing the Playstation Orbis, Playstation’s next generation console. (more…)
Nintendo and Sony constantly compete against each other, as major companies in any industry are wont to do. Last week, the competition hit a pitch fever with the launch of the PS Vita. The gorgeous handheld is a dedicated mobile gaming platform, a sphere of the gaming industry that Nintendo has long dominated. The PSP saw moderate success, more in Japan than elsewhere, but it didn’t measure up to sales of the DS. Sony hopes to lead a revolution in the mobile gaming sphere with the PS Vita. (more…)
A recent patent revealed plans for a motion peripheral in development by Sony. The product is in development for the upcoming Playstation 4 console yet to be detailed. The actual patent states the following:
An invention is provided for affording a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment using a depth sensing device. The invention includes obtaining depth values indicating distances from one or more physical objects in a physical scene to a depth sensing device.
By the description, it sounds like this peripheral will include the player’s environment as well as the player in an interactive space. The possibilities of a device of this type are exciting. I foresee zombie games in which you choose items from your home as weapons. And no, your infant baby brother is not a good weapon.
Sony looked into 3D peripheral ideas like Kinect before the Kinect was released but moved in a direction that led to the development of the Move. A switch in direction toward a Kinect-like peripheral is a good idea by Sony, rip off that it may be. It’s just business.
EDITORIAL NOTE (1.30.12) – Since writing this, we have apologized to David Jaffe, both on this site and through Twitter. However, this article will remain live to serve as an example of what not to do. Name calling is not the way to get a message heard or to encourage intelligent and mature conversation. This article was meant to be an editorial opinion about the Online Pass and instead resorted to name-calling to push a point. GameTaffy will continue to report on the Online Pass debate and looks forward to your continued support as a reader.
NOTE: This was meant to appear in the WSU Signpost, but as there was no space in the paper, it was left out. Therefore, GameTaffy publishes the article for your reading pleasure!
For the past year and a half of its existence, the Online Pass has been a topic of debate amongst gamers, retailers, and game creators. Unfortunately, the majority of consumers are completely unaware of it.
As has been said on the GameTaffy.com Show on KWCR 88.1 Weber FM repeatedly for the past year, the biggest problem with the Online Pass is the lack of consumer knowledge.
In review of 2011, Sony had an okay year among core gamers. The PS3 came out with several exclusive titles that were a success in the market, but Sony has a few problems. So what hurdles keep Sony from hitting the success that other companies have made?
The only people who seem to be interested in Sony’s products are core gamers because there just isn’t anything that has been released that even applies to a broader audience other than LittleBigPlanet. Sony has outlined their plans for hitting a younger audience beginning early 2012, but releasing something for the Move or a few kid’s games isn’t going to be enough. Xbox and Wii equipment have already ensured that. Those two companies already possess a popularity that the Move will never achieve. What Sony needs is something exclusive and original. Wii gave us the motion control, so forget that. Microsoft gave us the Kinect, so forget that too. Sony needs to give consumers something they can’t get anywhere else and something that works.
Limbo pulled in the most sales on the Playstation network in 2011 for Indie titles. Limbo is a 2D sidescroller with a very unique color scheme; it has none! The player wakes up as a young boy in a dark world without color. It turns out the boy is in a state of Limbo, and escape is essential, as Limbo is a dangerous and gruesome place!
Sony just released a list of all the top selling 3rd and 1st party titles.
Top 3 Indie titles:
Rumors have been floating around for the last fortnite (heh heh) of Ico creator’s Fumito Ueda’s departure from Sony. Those rumors are confirmed today. Ueda has been working for (more…)