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Jim Ryan: "Destiny PlayStation Hardware Bundles, God of War II Looked Better Than PS3 Launch Games"

When asked about the matter of exclusive content, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE, told Metro how “these kinds of discussions [with third parties] are on-going and very iterative. So it’s not like anything comes out of the blue.” Though it does seem like EA is favoring Microsoft right now, they aren’t the only third-party publisher out there, with Ryan saying, “In terms of third party tie-ups I don’t think we do necessarily have less than them,” which is obviously a shout-out to Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag from Ubisoft.

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Godlovesgamers1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

"Jim Ryan: "Destiny PlayStation Hardware Bundles, God of War II Looked Better Than PS3 Launch Games"

God of War II looked great, but better graphically then Ridge Racer 7 running at 60fps in a full 1080p? I don't think so.

wishingW3L1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

the very first true 1080p/60fps game on consoles baybee!

NewMonday1545d ago

"exclusive content" for multi-platform games will not sell consoles, but they are effective for making an already multi-platform gamer buy it for a particular console.

ftwrthtx1545d ago

RR7 is still my favorite PS3 game.

Blastoise1545d ago

Did you play any others? :P

ftwrthtx1545d ago

As a game reviewer, I played just about all of them and have a HUGE library of PS3 games. RR7 was one of my first PS3 games and it has quite a bit of sentimental value.

qu1ckset1545d ago

Ridge Racer Type4 was by far the best ridge racer made to date!

Master-H1545d ago

cool.
A bit off topic : how much do u rate PSASBR out of 10 ? i can't decide if i should get it or not.

thereapersson1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

Ridge Racer Type 4 is probably my favorite. Best soundtrack out of all of the games (Pac Man Eat 'Em Up!)

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ftwrthtx1545d ago

@Master-H

PSASBR is a great game if you like Smash Brothers type games. It's a solid 8.5 in my book, even though I never officially reviewed it. Cross play between the PS3 and the PS Vita is a definite plus.

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TrendyGamers1545d ago

Riiiiiiiiiidge Raaaaaacer.

KwietStorm1545d ago

I think it's arguable. God of War II looked amazing for its time.

Arrrriibaa1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

ITS RIIIDGE RACER!

Arrrriibaa1545d ago

ww w.y outube. c om /watch?v =eaBUeINW_3s

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Enemy1545d ago

God of War 2 (and Snake Eater) did max out the hardware, and I get that he loves the game, but PS3 launch games looked far superior. I mean look at Motorstorm, Resistance: Fall of Man, Lair, Ridge Racer, etc. Plus, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was a 1st generation PS3 game and it still looks phenomenal.

Tontus1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

Launch games means games released the same day as the hardware. Lair and Uncharted: DF aren't launch games, Motorstorm and Ridge Racer are racing games which always represent the best visuals a console can produce and Resistance: FoM is very ugly, GoW2 looked better than that.

Compare God of War 2 to a similar game, like Genji: Days of The Blade (both are hack 'n slash games) and God of War 2 does look better.

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cee7731545d ago

Im pretty sure your using the remastered version of gow2 for comparison .

ginsunuva1544d ago

FoM had very smooth controls and crisp visuals with hi-res textures, even if the palette was a bit bland.
But the art direction and atmosphere more than made up for any graphical stuff.

mochachino1545d ago

The point is that launch next gen games didn't look worlds better than end of gen last gen games.

Also add to that that this gen was even longer, so devs had even more time to max hardware.

I still remember thinking Halo 2 looked as good as launch 360 games and Burnout Revenge could compete graphically with Ridge Racer.

Jaqen_Hghar1545d ago

Yes but shouldn't the longer gen have made tech advance more in the meantime? A man would think a 7 year gap would be a bigger difference than a 5 year one.

mochachino1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

Sure but Sony and MS lost big money last gen, it's bad business to sell at a huge loss when competition is so thick. If you want your triple AAA high production games, and sub -$400 consoles, there're going to be compromises and "cheap" way to make more money.

Moreover, it must sting that Phone makers can mark up products 300% while console makers at best break even for years on hardware. The perceived value of a video console (and the ability to game) is far to low compared to somewhat similar devices. Maybe Sony and MS will have some form of subsidized system with yearly, but compatible hardware upgrades.

It would have been better if one console manufacture dominated (not Nintendo of course b/c they eschew hardware power constantly) . Then they could have afforded to lose more on hardware and make it up on game sales. As it stands, both Sony and MS will split games sales fairly evenly, that's a lot less money for each had the other dropped out of the race.

It's literally a knife fight.
(aka better chance that you lose or your both lose than you win)

Add to that the added expense of maintaining an online infrastructure. The console business is all potentially highly profitable but the last gen showed that it's also potentially financially devastating. Risking huge power and major losses on each console sold just isn't worth it, especially considering how fickle, sheep-like and unpredictable gamers are.

Zool 081545d ago

God of War II did challenge the early 360 games though.

timmyp531545d ago

I remember playing god of war 2 a year after ps3 coming out and still being wowed. It's not that the graphics were better but it had a sense of scale and epicness that just was missing from many of the new releases .

Jaqen_Hghar1545d ago

LoU, GoW Ascension, Beyond, and Puppeteer wowed/will wow a man even with the next gen coming. A man loves how Sony doesn't abandon hardware later in life.

dcj05241545d ago

Warhawk blew me away compared to PS2 games.

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