Peter Moore with a MGS4 tattoo? Less than a week before E3, Kotaku staff post their predictions. PS3 and 360 price cut, Killzone 2 playable, Mario Kart Wii and much more.
Pretty lame being as most just messed around...
Shockwaves were sent throughout the gaming industry when Sony announced the new pricing for the Playstation 3 console.
Marketing has proven that many consumers will react to the "bandwagon approach." How long will that last is only a matter of time.
That was until the PS3 $299.99 retail price.
With the PS3 at $299.99 Sony effectively demolished the competition before they even had time to react.
Gamers around the world were sent into a frenzy as retailers everywhere had to respond to the feverish demand for the PS3 even greater than at launch.
Resistance and Motorstorm franchises both 1st party titles utilizing the supercomputer Cell and BluRay effectively showcased to new owners the beginning of years of entertainment value for their initial investment.
The Wii at $249.99 no longer was a bargain that it once was. Sales came to a screeching halt as buyers rejoiced in Sony's bold move to make their favorite console affordable to the masses. Lowering the Wii price too close to the DS Lite made no difference!
The Xbox360 demise was even more breathtaking. With the PS3 undercutting the Core, Premium and Elite models which has no high definition DVD standard, buyers ignored the 360 enmass.
Even if MS tried to discontinue the Core and Premium, the Elite HD DVD add-on is $199.99 plus the price of the Elite was more expensive than the PS3.
HD DVD suffered tremendously since no one cared to much about the 360. Blockbuster announcement)
The one title that push the PS3 seemingly into every home was LittleBigPlanet.
Once the title was released the developers were smart enough to create Plush Toys for children and collectibles for adults.
They spun off LBP into a kids learning software title for the PS3 that taught the alphabet, spelling and math.
The cute characters became the next Elmo and Barney phenomenon!
Sony PS3 captured the imagination of music players, karoke singers, next-gen gamers, researchers aka Folding at Home, community fans with Home, avid movie buffs and children with LittleBigPlanet bringing families a true family entertainment experience.
With Blu-Ray players seeing a 50% drop from $999.99 to 499.99 the same goes for the PS3 from $599.99 to $299.99.
$299.99 was the SWEET SPOT for the console.
Sony will leave the price at $299.99 until 2010. Expect NO MORE PRICE CUTS!!
Stroke of genius!
what do u expect...its a slow news day..
A World War II shooter will be shown. (1:1)
lol so true...
1. Halo 3 SP Campaign & Co-op finally shown, and will show it's epic scale
2. Konami game from Kojima for the X360, but not MGS4, and not an exclusive.
3. More Bioshock shown and demo released on Live! during E3
4. Short teaser trailer for Gear of War 2
1. Killzone 2 Demo shown...and Demo released on PS3 Network
2. MGS4 gameplay shown, and release date announced
3. Heavenly Sword, Lair, Warhawk Gran Turismo 5 shown and release dates finalized
4. Final Fantasy XIII gameplay shown...AND RELEASE DATED!
1. Smash Bros Brawl character line-up revealed with Sonic included
2. Hard Drive Add-On announced
3. New Kid Icuras announced for Wii
4. New Legend of Zelda game announced for Wii
Although I prefer my X360 at the moment, and can't wait for Bioshock, Halo 3, Alan Wake and other exclusives for the X360, I am really looking forward the end of 2007 & beginning of 2008 for Sony. Just in time for when I purchase a PS3.
As for Wii, Smash Bros Brawl will be awesome, but a Kid Icuras announcement would be fantasic!
Should be a good E3 for all consoles and gamers!!
Unless your a fanboy of a particular console, which means you'll be missing out on some classics game arriving on the consoles you would spit upon!!
Sony fanboys will miss out on Bioshock, Alan Wake, Halo, Mass Effect, Metroid, Smash Bros, Mario Galaxies
MS fanboys will miss out on Heavenly Sword, Lair, Killzone, MGS4, FFXIII, Metroid, Smash Bros, Mario Galaxies
Nintendo fanboys will miss out on Bioshock, Alan Wake, Halo, Mass Effect, Heavenly Sword, Lair, Killzone, MGS4
I do pity the fanboys!!!
Crecente will reveal his coveted PSP redesign (again) or that he is married to his sister (probably more likely).
MGS4 tattoo would be hilarious, but i can see it happening tbh.
haha I would laugh so hard when the xbots are disappointed. Mgs4 on 360 at E3?? Get a brain.
Discontinue the PS2 to save money on production...then add the cost savings to the PS3 for a drastic Price cut...o no my ball just went fuzzy
Discontinue the PS2 to "save" money on production??
seeing as they're the ps2 in greater quantities than the ps3.
ha yeah dude...they are making money on selling ps2 systems...not just software, but the system itself also...and it is still selling pretty well...
so affectively you are recommending that Sony lose even more money overall on their gaming department...
you seem to have met most peoples' "reliable source" :P
microsoft:they will announce exclusivity on project offset for 360/pc and 360 fansboys will be really excited about this, once they get see some footages of the progress of the game .far cry 2 will be announced with the cry engine and star war battlefront will be announced as exclusives. they will have a mass effect, bioshock demo. more on the new splinter cell and halo single player campaign ,and gamers will like it alot. huxley will show new game footages. warhound will show how good is looking at this stage in development.project gotham racing 4 will make gamers wish that is Christmas already . and fable 2 will show their engine capabilities. and many other surprises like "left 4 dead".
sony: wardevil will be shown as a ps3 exclusive and probably will surprised many, how good it looks. killzone 2 will have a playable demo and gamers will be happy, but not in shock after seeing call of duty 4. home will deliver.metal gear will look awesome. crysis will be announced as a timed exclusive.big little planet will look great.and some other surprises.
overall: the new john carmack engine and a new game will surprised and excite many. assassins creed will make gamers go uh, ah. unreal tournament will be a graphically great, but the gameplay will get old, "nothing like Gears of War". half life 2 orange box will be awesome and will shine on its own. resident evil 5 will show some gameplay. and the new star war, indiana jones , and grand theft auto 4 game will show some physics power. a new KOTOR game in the making. the chronicles of riddick will show the remake and some of the new content. oh ,i almost forgot call of duty 4 will be the **** at the show.
this is a great year, if not the best for gamers.
There is Already a Star wars Battle front2.
Holy s**t! I must have fallen asleep for a couple of years. How was GTA4?
It was a fun game but it didn't sell too well because a lot of PS3 owners decided to hold a boycott against it. Take Two had to file bankruptcy and there was no GTA 5.
You damn PS3 fanboys! >:-|
This was being lighthearted at best not to offend or make confirmed statement. So for the one that will come and say: No Kojima said no" save it. Make your own predictions but don't judge others with facts that ruin all the fun.
My prediction: Lots and lots of happy gamers.
why even link that retard website.
projest offset looks incredible I hope it's a 360 exclusive.
Dude it Already been said it would come out on PS3 360 and PC.
ur avatar is disgusting
"Then He gets divorced by his wife" lol.
There just foolin' around.
Their predictions are a mix of humor and actual speculation, so people shouldn't get too worked up over it.
BTW, multiple websites (including this one, I believe) are reporting that E3 will be smaller this year, but also an unorganized mess. So, we may get earth-shaking announcements...assuming that Reggie, Phil and co. can even find their way to the convention. :)
MGS4 demo, The Get away and socom confrontation demo
to see more of the Heavy Rain game and Eye of Judgment. The Heavy Rain trailer from last year left me wanting to see more of this game.
lots and lots of happy gamers 1:1
lots and lots of disappointed gamers: 1:1
that is all.
cant come any sooner.
Your average gaming blog paid by microsoft to talk trash about Sony.
Miserable blog havent been there in years now.
Have you ever been to Destructoid or Joystiq? They are ten times worse at Sony bashing than Kotaku. Let anyone on those sites know you are a Sony fan and you will be ridiculed to death. By posters and editors both.
Obviously you don’t read the site or you would be aware of why they are anti Sony. Sony did some real shady things to kotaku for posting a news story. They have every right bash Sony, Sony is a horrible company and they have seriously dropped the ball since the release of the ps3. I have a ps3 and I love it (for the games) but Sony does deserve some bashing for all the lies and BS they have been tossing around. Being a Sony "fanboy" (the worst of all fanboys) is an admission of a complete lack of self respect; how could one be so loyal to a company that constantly craps on their fan base. I am not saying don’t buy the system (I obviously did but for the games) just don’t be so die hard about the company.
Nicely said man.
destroid/joystiq hate sony because of David Jaffe and Ken Kutaguri was such an each target for everyone to ridicule. Like stated Above Kotaku has a right to be Sony bashers, but they haven't really and they seem Bias to me.
Gamespot=Anti-Sony. In fact I think Micrsoft owns Zdnet which owns gamespot. Who needs advertizing when you can pay websites off?
All gamers will be happy with their choice of system, as all systems have decent games coming out.
Killzone 2 will silence the critics, proving what is possible with a little time and effort with the PS3.
Nintendo will shine with its choice titles, many using the wii-mote in new ways.
Microsoft will show how its getting a bigger variety of games this time round.
Should be interesting to see if Silent Hill is announced and if so which platforms? And if any of the games are to shift platform / move to multi format release?
Are you as ready to see some new Silent Hill info as I am? I love that series and I've got my fingers crossed for some Resident Evil 5 info too, even though I doubt it will happen.
There are so many great possibilities that could happen, and I REALLY, REALLY hope there is a price drop for the PS3. I have so many friends who came to play Warhawk, and they loved the game, but are still weary to shell out about 700 for a console and a game.
It's possible it may silence the critics on graphics (I doubt it though the trailer is cg) but gameplay will still be the prime concern. "The critics" are critics because we played killzone and it sucked. "The critics" are critics because guerilla is a completely unproven studio that has made nothing but crap.
why even do one if you're not going to do it right
both MS and Sony will come out Swinging. the out come is that Gamers everywhere who own either a ps3 or 360 will want the other console because of what will be shown. i'm expecting a 360 game that will make me deside ok let me plunk down 400 bucks for a not so good over priced dvd player. and i'm sure there will be a game that makes 360 owners look and say ok i wanna buy that limited ps3 which does a better job at playing blu ray than games... lol!!! in all. everyone here will have something to look forward to. me especially i wanna see most what Sony will show, and what mS will show. that Banjo 3 thing has got me iching. and if it is anything near the first 2 then i'm definately gonna buy a 360 just for Banjo 3.
i swear we are all gonna be some broke ass gamers this fall
E3 really needs to hurry up.
Anything shown for Gran Turismo 5 should hold me off until its release.
I predict Drake's Fortune will be one of MY favorite games of all time : )
@ Violater down below.......LOL
Bill for once i agree with you! I think drakes fortune will be one of the run away hits for the ps3. Mgs 4, heavenly sword, ff13 and GT5 will be the games that everyone is talking about for the ps3 but drakes fortune is something new so it will win the awards when all the dust settles.
I predict that the hype for killzone has gotten so out of control that many will be disappointed.
I dont know I do not see anything amazing from Drake. It looks just like any other Tomb Raider game.
But we shall see when it comes out.
I do agree with Kill zone 2 the hype is so high that if they do not deliver on what it promises there might be some anger
There will be a lot of flaming next week, Hence I have donned my spanking new Flame suit.
Lol @ the disagree, you already took my bubbles so thats the best you can do huh.
i'm ready... i'll be here in full force, properly donned and well equiped in my FFE, and AFFF hose, and some halon sprinklers to put out the massive class delta fire thats gonna start next week. LOL!!! those are all standard US navy items i just mentioned above. and what we use to combat fire. i think it's so applicable for next week.
LOL!!! alot of people are gonna get burned at E3 lol!!! prepare for fire.
I have just come in and gone straight to the bottom of the comments without reading but let me guess: Lots of PS3 fanboys gurning about the fact that Kotaku would even think about suggesting MGS 4 is coming to the 360?
Here are my predictions that I got straight from a reliable source (myself).
*abandon all hope of sense those that venture past this sentence*
I heard that at E3, Sony will unveil the PS4. It uses a Redray drive with discs that can store 3 squillion GB of data.
It also packs the revolutionary SPcELL processor that beams dictionaries directly into the heads of players so that when they post on message boards about how their console is more powerful than ten Mr T's, they have the linguistic skills of an English professor rather than the mumblings of a lobotomized chimp.
Did I mention it has the Exclusives Infinity chip? This clever addition predicts what games Sony's competitors will release in two years time and releases the sequel before the original has even come out. Take that healthy competition!
Just for the record, I think the PS3 is a great machine, I just wish the fanboys would leave N4G forever and ever and ever.
I heard that at E3, Sony will unveil the PS4. It uses a Redray drive with discs that can store 3 squillion GB of data.
REDRAY DRIVE AND DISCs.... ROLMAO
3 squillion HAHAHAHA HAAAAAAAAAAAAA......
i dont know which is funnier the redray or the 3 squillion gb. lol!!! is that even a word lol!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA, thats one of the best and funniest jokes to bash the ps3 i've heard in a long while. it's actually original... oh boy that was funny, i'll give bubbles just for the laugh but nothing more. cause i happen to like sony's products
1. Killzone 2 will be closer to the E305 trailer than Motorstorm was to its respective trailer (reason: Guerrilla had a lot more time to develop the game, it is an expensive game to make, and the techniques they are using for development are cutting edge; it will presumably use most of the strengths of the PS3, including Cell and RSX optimized code, Blu-ray and HDD). Still, even when it will look great, possibly on crysis levels, everyone will seek for details to bring it down in comparison to the trailer. After all, Sony set themselves up for failure for overpromising with the trailer. I hope everyone's impressed though.
2. Halo 3 will be playable, and people will come to the conclusion it is Halo 2.5. After all, if it ain't broken, why fix it?
3. New peripherals for the Wii.
Every company will naturally unveil a lot of exclusive games and services, but...
4. Sony will be the one to unveil the most exclusives, either in partnership with third parties, or first party studios, since they have the biggest first party
5. more details on relatively unknown games such as Afrika, Eight Days, White knight story and The Getaway.
6. Redesigns on the following: PS2, PS3 controller and PSP.
7. Nintendo will unveil some pretty cool games for WiiWare, and Mario Kart Online
8. Microsoft will reveal plenty of casual games
9. MS will hint at a price drop on all models
10. 360 Core won't be dropped, but rather, will be focused towards casual gamers.
11. PS3 Video on demand services,
12. New surprises for home
13. Media molecule games
14. Innovative games for PS3
15. Nintendo will sit on its laurels, and ride their temporary success wave.
16. More Xbox LIVE news
17. XBL Vision Cam getting more use
18. New Wii Zelda?
By the way, VirusE... don't defend Kotaku for being so biased. It doesn't matter what Sony ever did to ANYONE... being a journalist means being objective. Sure, it's a blog and they're entitled to their bias... but if they are, the validity of what they say isn't a high as it could be, especially if they want to consider themselves journalists. Joystiq does the same, Gamespot too. It's hard to find objective press nowadays, considering press are gamers too after all, and people don't want to spend $600 on a console; which is understandable, but that has blinded most of the press. I've lost my respect for the blogs I mentioned, gamespot, and 1UP (including EGM of course). I think only IGN, Gameradar and Gamepro are some of the few objective ones left.
A World War II shooter will be shown. (1:1)
Is it that obvious? Oh yeah it is!!! Please I know we all love fps but we need new kinds of fps's!
Good point. We need more unqiue FPS games. Things like Darkness, Stalker... I really hope they announce an updated version of Stalker for consoles.
I think Kotaku plays all sides of the fence.
Each writer there has their own views and agenda, Personally I prefer to read Brian Crecente's articles, he usually takes jabs at everyone not just Sony.
that this E3 would bring the announcement of MGS4 for the 360 but after a conversation I had with a friend who works at Konami here in the states it seems that probably is not happening. Granted he has no affiliation to Kojima's group but he said he has heard ZERO on this so he is thinking that it ain't happinin anytime soon. Who knows...the rumors still buzz...but I am less hopefull about this rumor coming to be.
Most of E3 Predictions from different sites (Kotaku and others like Game|Life http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... seem to think that Peter Moore's new tattoo would be MGS4 and it would go multi. Cant wit for E3. Hope Sony, MS and Nintendo have enough surprises and good news for gamers and their fans.
did someone get bored and just disagree with EVERY post!?
no matter how good or bad halo 3 is...a whole crap load of people will still buy it no matter what anyone says. :/
xbox will also have another ten fps games (lol) :(
ps3 will finally have a bunch of decent games...
Killzone 2 will kick some serious a##!
if they have the ps3 controller with rumble...a bunch of people will stick these down their pants because its wireless! LOL! :)
wii will have 30 new games that are actually just a bunch of mini games. :/
everyone will still have to wait for their favorite characters to actually be in a game...
the extreme case that after the metriod, mario, and super smash brothers games...wii will lose hype and end up being the exact same as the gamecube...:(
more crappy EA games for everyone!!!
we will never see the end of world war 2 shooters...EVER!! >:(
are so close to the action.
We have been predicting for like 2 months now.
No more predictions for me, I wanna play the games that "I know" is coming out. We will see what will be delayed, as we know there will be games delayed.
I wanna see where "Lost Odyssey" is after a year, besides all the other games I won't have time and money for.
I made a "promise" to myself, I will not purchase any new games until I purchase my Samsung 40 inch 1080p LCD. I'm hoping by September, unless somebody wants to help out. I accept paypal. hehe (Halo 3 is on the way). Will be one Cozy Winter here in the North East States.
Destructoid hates on Sony because their community manager and editor (Ron Workman) is a MS employee. I think some one at MS is lining Joystiq's pockets too b/c it has become so bias it is unbelievable.
I've been reading kotaku for about a year now, and they've been sh*tting in Sony's cereal *LOOOOONG before that Home ridiculousness.
right after E3 2006, after the price of the PS3 was announced, kotaku hopped onto the bash-wagon, and you couldn't find a single positive story about Sony until TGS 06 in September (when they grungingly admited that Sony had actually made a *GAMES machine), and then at the GDC in March, when Home and Little Big Planet were revealed, despite the "drama" from them leaking the story.
not so surprising, this change in perception of Sony at kotaku occured at the same time *OTHER web publications starting to cool their attitudes for Sony.
for this hypocritical and bandwagon hopping reason alone, i don't visit kotaku anymore, and only do it if i see a story posted on here, and don't realise that it's kotaku as the source.
it's a trash site, just like Destructoid and Joystiq.
even this site has gone to the dogs because of the fanboys. you can't escape them.
if it wasn't for the fact that magazines are always a month or more late on the news, i wouldn't peruse the internet for my gaming information at all.
it's all PR spin, fanboys, and just outright misinformation and FUD.
at least in print, i don't have to hear the incessant whining of the fanboys.
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