Fragcast evaluates the early life of the PS3 and explains why, with an amazing line up of AAA games, the system has become the format to beat in 2008.
That's right, Sony Soldiers- We are witnessing the greatest comeback in the history of the industry! Emperor Kutaragi and I will win the console war for a record breaking THIRD time in a row! 2008 shall be a marvellous year for Krazy King Kaz! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ;-P Sock'it'to'em King Kaz!!!;)
The world wont exist by 2018, and you two need to grow up. I am Sony fan, well fanboy but you two are over exaggerating.
playstation will be THE system for all eternity.
Oh they brought the big guns alright. I think you'll be in for a few more suprises come Christmas time too. FF XIII anyone?(I really think they'll pushing hard for that one)
Correct! The R2 trailer made today feel like christmas for me!!!
Why Playstation 3 is THE system of 2008...And 2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,1 8... ;)
Because it is due? I mean, the 360 and the Wii have already had their time, so now it has to be the PS3's time right? Too many good games coming out this year for it not to sell well.
not likely since sony never play all their cards but if it does then it will be seriously overkill I mean straight up OVERKILL!
Final Fantasy 13 isn`t coming out this year.....that`s fine by me. But White Knight _______ NEEDS to come out then. If not bring FF13, cause we ALL know it`s farther along then they would ever admit. They are just waiting for the right time to release it. I say the right time is EARLY DECEMBER, to completely OWN the holidays. BTW, I DO think it`s coming out this year, w/ Versus following in 2009.
PS3 may have better games than the competition but they have to work twice as hard if they want to eclipse the competition. They are on the right track but no getting lazy. They need to WOW at their gamers day and completely outshine the competition at E3. Showing top class games is the way to do this. Not by delivering speeches on how your sales have improved and trying to make your speech like a rock band concert. They need to show games that will leave the media and the gaming community talking about sony and sony alone. If they can accomplish that at E3 then there is no doubt about it, 08 is their yr
Yeah i completely agree with u
Give me a break, How many FF's has there been thats been AAA titles? 2 IMO 2 out of 12. So why does people think that this is going to be AAA. It might be but going by the rate they are going this will be average at best or maybe above average, Track record people track record. But as it stands right now i have more 360 titles that i want and have more faith in than ps3 titles. I am not on here to make friends, i am here to tell you my opinion. Disagree all you want wont change anything.
Actually that is so true,, i agree with you totally.
The thing about Final Fantasy... western reviewers generally don't like jrpgs. They still do decently (B+ to A-) range, but its common to see criticism like "random encounters?" or "cliche plot" but that's just how jrpgs are. secondly, final fantasy has sold 80 million copies, number 4 as far as video game series go. Lastly, FF has a huge folllowing, in Japan and the states. People buy consoles just to play these games.
It is one of the main reasons I bought mine. I love Final Fantasy. There are some series I just really like. FF is in my top 3. Along with Tomb Raider and Resident Evil.(thoughs are multi plats, but I like the series)
yep many things he forgot, FF, WKC, and something im personally waiting for N:UNS hope next years line up is just as good though, with GOW, HR, InFamous.
ye i think most of us know the ps3 is gonna be the system to have with all its big exclusives. 360 have also got some pretty promising games and the wii...well the wiis got er "casual games"
Not just THE system of 2008. But also THE system of 2009 and beyond. This is the only system that is truly next gen multi media and futureproof with a shiatload of exclusive games that are unique and belong to the very best of their genres respectively. The bottom line is this. If you dont own a PS3 now or soon, youre FKED. End of story. You hear that xbots. We told ya to start saving in 2007, didnt we. ROFL so now what. Hahaha. Better consider getting a job or amazon.com that 360 of yours.
"But also THE system of 2009 and beyond" BEYOND!!
Its not that for no reason their slogan is "play BEYOND". EVERY Playstation platform has slow first year EVERY platform. But in second year and BEYOND games come from all sides, you can not menage to play them all as there is almost too many. But stupid hating media is ALWAYS first to forget and bash Sony. That is why that sarcasticgamer site should shut down them selves. THey proved to be bunch of morons with that song "How to kill a brand". I know their name is "Sarcastic" but still bunch of fanboyish idiots.
There is no point in making articles on it. Even wii and 360 now they wont outdo ps3 this year in terms of games.
the potetial of ps3 i belive is so much greater then its competitors this gen. From here on the big games come rolling, almost too fast! 360 brought great games, wii inovation and something new, but i think only ps3 will last in the long run. ps3 own 2008, even if 360 also have good games this year.
ppl when ppl talk about the 2008 lineup ppl seem to 4get the fanbase this game has!!!! Even the guys at 1up podcast didnt mention it when they where listing game of 08! In some respect im alright with it because i dont like games heavy on hype but if any past Sony exclusive deserves hype its this game
Back in the Resistance days all I would here was Socom this, and Socom 2 that. That's all these old farts ,(22-27)no offense,would talk about.There's gonna be mad competition among clans. More so than Resistance because the PS3's install base has grown SO MUCH since last summer. See u on Socom...
wait till u see the ps3 on a lcd tv that does a 120 fps.all i goota say is wow
agreed dude... 120Hz LCD-TFT TVs FTW!!!!
Man o man, The games dont do 120fps. Just cause the tv refreshes at the rate doesnt mean thats the framerate your getting is the same. People will buy into any F#cking thing.
After seeing Resistance 2 teaser, I cant argue there, sure I will get disagrees for "other" reasons but wow, PS3 has a great future ahead of them and who knows what Killzone 2 might look like at E3, E3 for sure should be sony's and remember they said they have something that will hurt MS and Nintendo going in to the holiday season, so who knows what might go down over there.
New Killzone footage before the end of April. No need to wait till E3 for that one :)
feels like more and more of my library is becoming FPS'
where can i find lifetime sales of all consoles from nintendo, sony and microsoft?
2008 is the PS3s year I think, but, seriously, these articles are getting kind of boring. I mean, really, are they any better than comments like 'ps3 ftw 2008 resistance 2, GT5 prologue, motorstorm 2 littlebigplanet, mgs4 killzone2 wipeout HD home!! in-gameXMB!!!' vs 'lol noob gears 2 gona pwn all plus fable 2, ninja gaiden 2, too human, splinter cell 5 (with AI that can't run on ps3 lol!) banjo will pwn stupid ratchet!' I mean, really? Editorials should be more than just robotic lists of games and features. EDIT: OK I've just re-read the article and it's actually pretty well written, if a little one-sided
so you're right, we don't need to constantly see these articles but some people have not seen these types of articles. Our first or fifth time isn't necessarily everybody else's first of fifth time.
Oh yeah, i didn't think of that. I remember the time I first came accross N4G. It was a different, more innocent time. But it was also a time with no open zone to lock the maniac in. Shudder..
fan'boys forced me to sign up to N4G. I just had to have my say, I'm now a punter;)
Yep, that's how they get you. It's almost as if they pretend to be even more ignorant than they are to get maximum responses.
I always thought it was funny that the ONE thing they said couldn't run on the PS3 was the AI routines... one of the things that the PS3 is probably best-suited for with it's number-crunching capabilities. I think it's just lazy programmers who don't want to tighten up sloppy, branching AI code. With multi-cores, there's a "right" way to write an AI routine, and a "wrong" way. Branching routines are definitely not in the former category.
I sometimes wonder if articles like these are created for the purpose of inciting a fanboy war,
Anything to get hits
Sony has a bunch of games coming out and I bet some will be way better than the ones listed on this article
the 360 was 2006 the wii and 360 was 2007 but PS3 is 2008 and from the looks of things its 2009 too. When sony goes hard they go really hard lol.
when the games are not even out yet.
Hmmm... this story looks familiar. Maybe because a few, 4, 5, 6, 7 stories that have been approved in the past, say the same exact thing. http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News... http://www.n4g.com/News-128... http://www.n4g.com/News-122... http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News... http://www.n4g.com/News-109... http://www.n4g.com/News-124... http://www.n4g.com/industry... So I guess this brings us to number 8?
Although the subject is the same, the authors are not. Not duplicates. Just don't click on it if you believe it doesn't offer you anything new.
Not really a duplicate but I'm quite sure Genki Rocket isn't an industry professional which means his blog does not belong here.
what a waste of time.
Indeed. The real question is: how much of the greatness accociated with PS3 in 2008 is catch-up, and how much is going above and beyond the competition? I would argue that in-game XMB and the new Playstation store will make PSN a more comparable service to XBL, but Home is something unique to the system that differenciates the PS3 from the Xbox 360. One could argue that games like Killzone and Resistance are just trying to give PS3 the same experience as Halo does for 360, but then when you look at games like LittlBigPlanet, again you see something unique to the PS3. In the end, unlike the Wii and the 360, what PS3 lacks is definition. Will it be one game that defines the system, like LittleBigPlanet? I don't think so. As with previous Playstations, it's the breadth of services and features, focusing on more than one core audience, that will eventually grant PS3 success. I think.
How is this any different than stupid PS3 bashing articles in 2006 and 2007. Karma is a b***h isn't it. You xbox owners can't see both sides can you?
There's been tons of articles on Call of Duty 4, they all looked familiar. Only the first article should have been published... There's been tons of articles on Assassin's Creed, they all looked familiar. Only the first article should have been published... There's been tons of articles on Rainbow 6, they all looked familiar. Only the first article should have been published... Wow, based on your theory, there would be only about 4 news per day on N4G!!!!
@mikeslemonade Well, being that I didn't join N4G until late September 2007 and didn't become a contributor until November 2007 I guess I couldn't really do much about those articles that you list, could I. @realgambler The things you listed are gaming news, which is what this site should be for. If one site gives a preview for this game and a different site gives a preview for the same game, then they should both be approved. Stories like this are not gaming news, but they are fanboy articles. If it's been posted once it should not be posted again if it's basically the same story. This site, I believe is News 4 Gamers, not News 4 Fanboys. If fanboy articles keep getting approved then this site will then be constantly run by fanboys, which I thought is what basically everyone hates about this site. Get it?
So basically what you saying is that a lot of people think the PS3 is the system to beat this year and it's a VERY hot topic. It's not like anyone has made a combined effort to get all those articles approved, is it?
People mistook Sony's slow start as a sign of weakness. Fact of the matter is, unlike Microsoft, they were not prepared to sacrafice quality to be ahead of the game. Sony also didn't see any sense in wasting money to fight a console war - they knew they had the quality product. Not to mention that the PS2 to this day outsells 360 and PS3 in software. But now that Sony is finally focusing on PS3 dev. their software lineup reflects that. A few exclusives for the PS3 in the upcoming months are SOCOM, LBP, KILLZONE2, MGS4, RESISTANCE2, GT5, MOTORSTORM2, WHITE KNIGHT STORY, INFAMOUS, WARDEVIL, HAZE, HOME. Significantly more than XBOX. And their future lineup also puts XBOX to shame: GOD OF WAR 3, The GETAWAY 3, FF13, NEW TEAM ICO PROJECT, TEKKEN, INITIAL D, THE AGENCY, EIGHT DAYS, L.A. Noire, and 3 other huge titles they are going to announce until e3(supposedly MMO's). Games are finally using consoles to their potential. The next gen is hitting its stride and microsoft blew its wad already. Their future lineup is petty compared to the PS3. Whatever they're next move is they are holding there cards close to their chest. And don't expect a price drop stateside until people are done spending those stimulus checks. This leaves Xbox w/ few options. XBOX doesn't have an original bone in it's body, all of its games cater to a formula they think will sell. They don't take risks like Sony. Sony is not afraid to experiment with its software (i.e. Little Big Planet, Warhawk, EVERYDAY SHOOTER, Echocrome, Shadow of the Colossus, Home, etc.) By designing new concepts they keep the experience unique and fresh. They don't just turn around and port 1/2 their games to PC (BIOSHOCK, MASS EFFECT, GEARS OF WAR, HALO).
This year will be bad for the poor xbots, they can only think of Gears 2 to counter our line-up, next year will be even worse for them.
it will catch them up to pace...not pull them way out in front. I'm not bashing, I have all three and am looking most forward to a lot of things SONY are up to. SONY has to make sure to get atleast in game XMB up and running and HOME wouldnt hurt either. We as gamers are all assuming both of these are a sure thing for 08'. We as gamers have all seen this song and dance before. Then reality hits and there are delays. Last year was supposed to be the Biggest year ever for games, but what happened? some of the BIG hitters got pushed into 2008. Metal Gear, little big planet, resistance 2 and prolly killzone 2 will all be big. For Sony to have a really good year though they have to get the monkey off their back that they can't compete in the network side of things. The exclusives are great, and needed. But, For Sony to have the huge year everyone thinks they are going to have though they have to deliver at or above expectations for xmb and HOME.
That there are more gamers that dont play online right? I dont think sony has to make anything online a big issue as u say they do, but sony is going to do it anyway just to make things in there favor. One thing I already know and everyone else should know is sony will always deliver different type games to all type gamers, its what they been doing for the last 2 gens and is what brang the ps1 and ps2 over the competition. I mean I was laughing early on when ppl said the ps3 has no games and acted like sony wasnt going to do anything about that, I mean where have these ppl been under a rock all there life or something? Because last time I checked from the last 2 gens which sony has came out on top, didnt sony alwayz have the best lineup of games? I mean it wasnt just one genre or a few but sony had so many different type games they had to makeup new genre of games because of there big library of games, and all these ppl saying the ps3 has no games didnt look back and ever think of that once. And now it is showing again, sony has alot of its big guns coming out not only this year but next year and on and on. From here on out u can bet sony will not be looking back no more with software but be lookin forward as we start seeing all different type of games coming out on the ps3 as sony has done with its last 2 platforms.
I respect your point of view, that online isnt a huge factor for all. It is becoming more and more of a factor however. as an example, I love being able to turn on my 360 start a round of tiger woods with a buddy and by the push of a button bring up all my tunes that are on my computer upstairs and listen to whatever I want in game. Can't do that with ps3 in game. 4 Me as a gamer that kind of sucks. The ps3 isnt just a games machine. As sad as it may be, those days are gone. its a bluray player and a media center as well and games machine wrapped into one. There may be more gamers that play "offline" but these are things you can still do while playing "offline". In fact thats how I usually play. The only games I am really currently playing online are call of duty4 on 360 and utIII on ps3. Everything else I play single player or with someone hanging at my house. Its a few small things that add up to making ones overall experience better. Something as small as being able to listen to my music in game may be the deciding factor for me for which console I pick GTA IV up for. Yes there are a ton of radio station in game, but after a while that gets old. I may just want to tear through the streets of liberty city listening to my current favorite album or artist. SONY just needs to make an overall slick and unified experience. They are slowly making improvements, but still have a ways to go. thats why I was speaking more about in game xmb over HOME. just my 2 cents
Yea I agree, those are the areas Sony needs to work on.
hahah true dat !! ps3 uber alles
all opinion, when will people realize that
Killzone 2 not 3
microlost will just announce gears of war 3 4 5 and 6 then halo 4 5 6 7 8 9 10etc theyll drag those titles out 4 years 2cum. I knew i backed a winner, i did come close 2 buyin an xbox but that was ONLY 4 ingame music listening to slayer,trivium or as i lay dyeing whilst playin gt5p or gtaiv would b great but soon ill b able 2 when my trusty ps3 gets ingame xmb wooooh hoooooh
I'm getting annoyed from these articles saying PS3 is console of 2008. WE ALL KNOW THAT There's no point in constantly reminding us though
Then don't comment or read them. People are hyped because Sony received so many flames since 2007 and now that they're getting better with the games and online experience...who can blame anyone for being finally happy with the system? I'm excited and very hyped.
It just shows how pathetic one company and it's slaves can be.
I rather be a slave for Sony instead of Microsoft. Because Sony doesn't milk its fans but Microsoft do. They used the worst chipset to make the Xbox 360 and that's the reason of 3RROD
It shows how one is pathetic for even posting this comment in the first place. Obviously 360fanboys aren't slaves. They'll throw every cuss word out in the book for the sake of defending a greedy monopoly who cares nothing about their fanbase at all whatsoever.
sony slaves? I didn't bought a last gen console of a company that keeps the developers making games in a obsolete hardware and paying them for cry to another high tech console for being "too complex for our leet skills"
STFU XG*ymer you brainless Xzombies,go back to giving Micro$haft rimjaws while they continue to $haft you!;)