The Halo effect is now taking hold and Sony is taking some steps to try and counter the juggernaut known as Halo 3.
this isnt a fanboy comment, seriously but i was woundering this sentence, "The company also showed more than 30 upcoming gaming titles for their PS3 console which is struggling against both Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360." does anyone know exactly what these 30 titles are? as there are some titles coming out on PS2 which if where available in next gen gameplay/graphics then i would probadly be getting a PS3 sooner then i thought ;) [EDIT] @ PhinneousD (#1.1) cheers, this is very good news as i am ALWAYS welcoming new games for my PSP! its a great piece of tech, and it hasnt had enough attention in my opinion. oh and i already have my eye on at least one more PS2 game this year =D
psp and ps2 games as well.
Just enjoy Halo 3 and forget about what is or isn't happening with Ps3. I'm still happy hacking away on H2 on Legendary and am in no rush to buy Halo 3 because although it will be better(more vehicles, missions/maps, gimmicks, visuals), at its core is the original Halo game. The huge preorders are from the loyal fanbase built up of the last 5 years. So just enjoy the game and stop the flaming.
first of all since you only joined N4G about 15hours ago, welcome. but when you say "Only a fanboy would be asking what the 30 games are.... Just enjoy Halo 3 and forget about what is or isn't happening with Ps3." i am NOT a fanboy, and why cant i ask whats comming out on the PS3? soon as though i am waiting for some titles that interest me rather then going along with the rest which are looking forward to games such as Lair. dont get me wrong i think it looks cool, but it doesnt interest me as much as other titles. secondly you say "just enjoy Halo 3 forget about what is or isn't happening with Ps3." well like i said i am looking for a reason to buy one, but if there isnt any games which i will play then it makes more sence to wait till there out and maybe i will be lucky and get a price cut. also i am not going to be buying Halo 3 straight away. I'm still happy hacking away on H2 on Legendary and am in no rush to buy Halo 3 because although it will be better(more vehicles, missions/maps, gimmicks, visuals), at its core is the original Halo game. congrads i hope you like playing it on Legendary, like i said above i am not going to be buying it straight away either, and if i was a Halo fanboy i would still be playing the Beta (yes i have played it, its ok quite fun, but at the moment i prefer Gears of War). "The huge preorders are from the loyal fanbase built up of the last 5 years." i never said anything about this, and yes its true as i have hardly played Halo 1/2 (brother has Halo 1, played Halo 2 around a mates once) so naturally i HAVNT pre-ordered a copy, and i probadly wont. "So just enjoy the game and stop the flaming." well i NEVER said anything wrong about either system, and like i said in the first comment "does anyone know exactly what these 30 titles are? as there are some titles coming out on PS2 which if where available in next gen gameplay/graphics then i would probadly be getting a PS3 sooner then i thought ;)" which i personally think is a genuine comment as everyone wants better gameplay and graphics, which is the point in next gen consoles, and also i own a PSP, PS2, Xbox 360, PC (yes i am a PC gamer aswell) so, because there HAS been soo much news lately and its hard to keep up with it all i SIMPLY asked if ANYONE knew what the 30 titles where, as i STILL play my PS2 sometimes, i STILL play my PSP and especially with the recent news of a personal favourite game coming to the PS2 i was curious to know if anyone had heard of these games comming to the next gen consoles. so you stop flaming when you say stuff like "Only a fanboy would be asking what the 30 games are" otherwise i can see you going to 1 bubble from alot of users being annoyed by you, or maybe your just a fanboy which has been on 1 bubble for a while and has never gone up so you decided to make another account, i dont know but we will see i spose.
If any of you have played the Beta yet, you'd know that Sony doesn't have much to worry about... If anything, Halo should be kneeling before Socom!!! It has a bigger fanbase and more online users...
Both system will be pumping out great games, come september? And this is a bad thing because??????
I just logged on to one of my other accounts to find that Virtual gamer tried to ban my umbagumba account for exposing him for the idiot he is, and this further proves his retardedness. How FN pathetic do you have to be to try to ban somone because your proven to be retarded? virtual gamer is a b!tch. You will now get it a lot worse.
May I ask with what exactly? Over 10million 360 owners, over 4million HALO 3 pre-orders in USA and just under 2million in Europe...And still 4 months to go... Err this sounds like Sony are just pooing their pants... Oh and I have a PS3 and 360 so no need to flame me.
although you may be disagreed with, or you may have your bubbles taken away from etc because of your choice of words i do KINDA agree, as stated in comment #1,2 i am questioning this article as i dont see any GREAT sequals with loads of followers coming out between now and end of september. If Final Fantasy (cant say MGS4 as its not multi platform) but yeh if Final Fantasy came out between now and end of september, then i would agree with this article and would love to see what happens like which sold more etc, but with the titles mentioned in the article i can not see how this article is really valid... remember this is my "opinion" and dont argue as we are all entitled to our own opinion. now as all the titles arnt listen in the article i am prepared to say i was wrong, but as for now i agree with SuperSaiyan4 (although not with his choice of words) so like i said in comment #1 does anyone know what these other titles are? (which would add up to 30) [EDIT] @ XboxOZ360 yeh i know it has been pushed back, i was just giving an example as i dont know alot of hugely anticipated games for the PS3, but i know FF is deffinatly one of them.
Final fantasy has been pushed to Spring '08 . . http://www.gamepro.com/news... so scratch that one off the huge list of games . . . And, Haze has just been un-exclusived by Free-Radical . . . countering to internet claim that the game was to be a PS3 "exclusive" . . . It will be coming to the Xbox360 and PC, just not right at the same time Which is a good thing really, as it's a great game, and would be lost in amongst all the other AAA titles coming out at that time, and seen as a wise move on Ubi's behalf actually. They have 6 major titles hittingthe shelves in the later part of the year, several of those Xbox360 exclusives . . .so one more OFF that list won't hurt either the company, or the gamers alike.
with this 4 million pre-orders nonsense?? It was a stupid rumor started by an xbot site which has since been debunked. Their source were local gamestops in the chicago area, gamestop nationally only accounts for 20% of the 360 market out there so how can they have 4 million pre-orders?? not to mention that they already said this was false.. stupid fanboys make the world go round I guess
oh and ALSO the title "Sony preparing for Halo 3 release in September" well unless all these greatly anticipated games are coming out before this september or in september, which will be the same month as Halo 3, i cant see how there "preparing" as we all knew these titles (which where mentioned in the story, as im not sure what the full 30 titles are) where going to be released... (oh and by the way i am not trying to annoy the fanboys, i am just questioning this article). [EDIT] you should all know business' will compete against each other otherwise the opposition will just walk in and take it all (like they say) so all my comments so far havnt been saying that Sony are not "preparing". all my comments are trying to say/ask is how are they preparing? as there biggest titles arnt, and shouldnt be rushed just to counter act MS' release of Halo 3, so with this in mind, how are they preparing?.... or is this article/news thread wrong?.... thats all im saying, just think about it.
Microsoft will have so much media attention that Sony will need to do something to draw attention away, in any way they can. They may have some new games yet unannounced they may drop or lower the price of the PS3, announce some new hardware, or any combination. Halo3 will likely sell some hardware--the question is how much; the media frenzy will be more free advertising for M$ (though they'll also be doing their own). Really, "nothing to see here" -- as its common sense Sony will do some of this to draw attention away. gCM
on SGD sony already showed some games which "I can honestly say that I have finally seen PS3 games I do not believe could be running on the 360, at least at this point in time." © Adam Sessler G4. and this is only the beginning, only just some 1st-2nd party games + some new like Socom and Pain. well, how do i know? that`s simple - on GDC07 they show LBP and Home, on SGD Amazing 1-2 party games, and now they probably will show almost everything that they have, and probably leaving something for TGS07 in september. =) PREPARE FOR NEXTGEN! =)
to hear Sess say that. X-play has been HARSH on the PS3 since launch - aside from Resistance that is.
man f*** this game i hate it. i dont understand why this game so popular is??may be becoz of the gameplay but one thing is sure: the graphics r shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiit!!
I'll take great gameplay over graphics any day. Both is best of course.
Conan Dark Sector The Darkness Dynasty Warriors: Gundam The Eye of Judgment Fantastic 4 Folklore Harry Potter PS3 Hellboy Heavenly Sword John Woo Presents Stranglehold Lair LittleBigPlanet NBA '08 Ninja Gaiden Sigma Pain Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction SEGA Rally Revo SingStar SOCOM Confrontation Super Stardust HD TimeShift (Confimed for ps3) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Transformers: The Game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Warhawk
All those games you listed will still won't hold a candle to Halo3. What's worse (for the PS3 anyway), some of those games are coming to the 360. Talk about a double negative! :D
Only LOSER fboyz have to regress to listing games. Why, do you have to remind yourself why you bought your PS3? Have you forgotten... because no one else cares. LOOOOZER. haha. That's you Shyam!
Conan is going to be gggggrrrreeeaaattt.
normal ppl dont care about halo3. only ms freaks do care. normal ppl will buy nice sony games. halo3 = overhyped piece of crap.
Actually, normal people don't care what Sony fangirls with homosexual anime avatars have to say.
less than half of those games are ps3 exclusives. And stupid sh*t like LittleBigPlanet doesn't count.
Explain how LBP doesn't count.
heavenly sword ive just seen a preview of that on gamer tv.what a [email protected] [email protected] game slashing or the time.tipicle japanese crap.sony,s ps3 is fu'k halo 3 is a superb and sony know,s it.they got nothing to show for there console and not selling more than 1000 units a month.thats why 3rd party developers are threating to make there games 360 exclusives.ps3 store here in europe is a load of crap and waste of time,why sony only consentrates only on us,and japan.
u need to go back to school, and learn some manners while you're there.
All the comments about how Halo 3 is over-rated! What and Killzone 2 isn't!? Take a game where it's first version was only mediocore (come on, the first one wasn't anything special), show the sequal as this really cool CGI movie and people think the PS3 will magically fly of store shelves because over-night Killzone became Sony's Messiah. Look, I own both systems and I all I hear about the 360 is people talking about it's games but, with the PS3 we talk about Home and how our OLD games are upscaled because, Sony's game line-up is really weak. Okay, we've got Heavenly Sword and Lair coming in 2007 which are exclusives and for my 360 I'm getting - Mass Effect, Too Human, Forza 2, Bio Shock, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Ace Combat 6, Eternal Sonata, and Halo 3! Come on, even the biggest Sony fanboy has to say "Damn, that's a nice line-up".
You wanna talk about "over hyping", yet Mass Effect no one has even played yet and you are already assuming it will be good, but thats not over hyped? the game just looks like another Star Wars type? And Too Human!? come on! even worst than Mass Effect, have you seen how that game is looking? very unimpressive, until they fix that framerate. Forza 2!? get that fvck out of here! did you see the demo? weak! very, very weak! Bio Shock is just like Mass Effect, over-hyped, no one has played the game yet everyone is already assuming it will be good. The only reason why people are sweating it so much is because of the graphics, but big brutes walking around with "alice" looking little girls, while some guy is trying to kill them, in some very dark looking game, isnt exactly my idea of the best sales pitch. And Blue Dragon? come on, thats a kids game, doesnt even look graphically impressive! Lost Odyssey? dont care about RPGs anymore, so none-impressive to me, Ace Combat 6 not bad but isnt that a PS2 game? tsk, tsk Xbox fanboy, Eternal Sonata? WTF is that? and Halo 3? please the game looks graphically weak! its not even on the same league graphically as Gears and it is just more of the same. And I've beaten both Halo and own both Halo games. And the same holds true for the PS3 side, how do you know that any of those Sony exclusives will be good? Do you's know why, all of you's (on both sides) are so excited about these games, even though none of you's have played them? Its because they are ALL OVER-HYPED.
lol i will say it a million times halo is JUST a name people will get this and be fooled. that its halo 2.5 not 3 lol give it 2 weeks and i will pick it up pre owned i hope sony show or bring killzone or haze the same day or ff, lol ps i like the fact gta is limited lol got me big time i wonder if bungie turned on Microsoft and made a halo on ps3 from start hmmm i think the game will be a hell of a lot better bigger maps etc lol will never happen but will see money talks. so u never no what are happening these days
??? huh? what? is this english?
Even if killzone 2 came out the same day as Halo3, you think it will out sell halo3? Be a realist for a change, man. The Sony loyalist kill me sometimes. They wait for the halo killer,and while they wait they hate everything that is halo, but wish it to be on the PS3 hmmmmmmm, suspect to Fanboyism don't you think? Last time I checked, 2 million plus people playing a two year multiplayer with no real complaints sounds sucessful to me. Another thing, do you really think Little Big planet, and Home is going to change the face of Sony as we know it? Given that they both have no real suscessful track record like Halo.
first off let me say i have both consoles and love them both, however i have lots of friends that have said if they don't fix the modding/cheating in halo 3 that they had in halo 2 multiplayer that they would be returning the game. also how is LittleBigPlanet a flop before it is even being sold sturmfuher14? nevermind now i see you edited your comment to say it is stupid without giving any explanation.
Because if they did you would know that you can play against each other and each other only. You don't have to play against people of ranked and watch them destroy you. Halo 2 became popular because of Halo 1. Halo 1 became popular because of its multiplayer experience. There was no Live play but every single person that is still playing Halo 2 played Halo 1 on system link, there was no cheating there. Why? because you were playing amongst friends. Which is what you should do with Halo 3. But instead, play online and you will not have to deal with no cheating. Nuff said. Now for Halo 3 being countered, I don't see anything that will counter it. The only thing that had a chance was GTA, but MS was smart enough to bring Halo 3 out sooner than we all expected. I just hope it doesn't turn out to be a rush job.
i reckon sony will pull a price cut stunt, plus the release of some exclusives..thats my guess anyway.
Sony could also go spend a couple hundred million dollars in crying-doll TV ads, but a better use of that money would be a price cut. The plain and simple fact is that as of today, Halo has more pre-orders than Sony has sold PS3s. Without a price cut, Halo might sell more copies at launch than PS3s in the while in September. Sony should be careful about shipping too many of their few exclusives at the same time, though; they all fall more or less into the same genre of third-person action games, body-count-driven adventures, and they could end up cannibalizing each other. (The only thing worse than no exclusives, is exclusives that sell slowly and fritter away the hype.) Again, they only viable alternative open to them is a noticeable price cut. (And that assumes MS is *really* going to wait until November 22nd to do their price cut.) If MS takes Nintendo seriously and cuts prices in July, all bets are off.
LBP Lol that game is going to be class Halo 3 That game would be a hell of a lot better if u could just make ya own maps Unranked But now ya see bungie are just crap. same with other games give us map edit LBP is a small idea Imagine a FPS like LBP but 3d etc and as easy as 123
???????? Little big planet a classic? You haven't played it yet. Lets not get carried away. Little Big planet has no track record you have no idea how complex the map making is going to be. Yet and still it's going to be a classic? With Halo, you know what you're getting. the name holds a track record. If they were to release little big planet with Halo3 which one would people buy? Yes, little big planet because you can create your own maps and that's better because you can't do that in Halo3. Come on, those million pre orders for halo are thinking the samething too.
Oh ffs giovanni, give it a f*cking rest. Hes allowed to state his own opinion, LBP brings alot more creativity than another f*cking shooter for the xbox 360. I really hope for your sake the graphics in Halo 3 are better than the current beta, otherwise it will be a largely overhyped flop. Im starting to wonder if this Halo killer thing was created to actually create a buzz around Halo 3, Killzone 2 MAY surprise people more than they'd expect.
First off, I don't have a problem with him stating his own opinon. However, don't be bias. We all know the power of what Halo can bring. Nothing will stop it. You and I know that, give it it's proper dues and stop comparing it to games you think are going to knock it out the box. PS fans have been trying for years to kill what was Halo. I'm not saying its the best game on the planet, but there is a rason why people are buying it and why it's so sucessful. So just let them release Halo Hell, Sony wasn't too worried about Halo 1 and 2.
Are you retarded or just slow? You comments are soo beneath me. Learn English hoe!
is that what they call their big guns for halo3, ratchet, lair yea watever
im trying to see how this is news...hmm nope im boggled.
im so sick of hearing about it. Everytime the fact that ps3 has no games out comes up, fanboys immediately reply with littlebigplanet like its some killer app. Same thing with Ratchet and Clank, stupid platformers.
wow, a f*cking compelling arguement. well done.
You forgot HOME. It used to be in all the lists of ps3 games. And before DMC4 was announced for 360, it was be all end all hack n slash game for PS3.
Man I so can't wait for Halo 3 to come out, my friends and I are just going to go nuts with all the new features that are coming out for it.
your gonna need it
may be u forgot uncharted, heavenly sword, mgs4, lair, GT5, motorstorm, final fantasy13 and versus, and all the fu**ing games that u will have on the xbox will come on the ps3. ok mass effekt and bioshock r exclusives but they r the only 2 games where i can say: damn it, this is next gen!! so stop talking alot about the sony that its crap. u just dont have the money to buy it idiot or u cant flash games on it and thats why all of these fanboys talk
Whats funny about this is u mention Motorstorm and the game that is selling more then it is Resistance-FOM and they are not even in the top 10.
I am about 99 percent sure mass effect will not be on PC. But I suppose I'm not 100% positive
I don't have the money for that overpriced blu-ray player. I spent it wisely on my 360 and Wii. I'm not a fanboy for thinking a game like LittleBigPlanet is what it is, a stupid platformer. Aww..is the ps3 fanfag upset he didn't get in the warhawk beta?
If you're looking at it from a "bluray player" only perspective, it's actually under priced. BTW How is it you have so many bubbles? I'm looking at all your posts and they are looking pretty fanboyish. Am I wrong?
it's called the xbot circle jerk, they all give each other positive reviews, you could call them the ctrl+alt+delete reich...lol
to crunkthug buddy mgs not out till next year motorstorm seriously who cares, gt5 wow after forza 2 is being praised gt kinda slipped away, and lair lets be real who cares,o and buddy boy not all the games on the 360 will go to the ps3 its vice versa
Sony is desperate to find something as huge as Halo. But spending millions of dollars and hundreds of manpower to Killzone is not the answer. The first 2 were complete garbage. Haze is another wannabee trying to steal Halos thunder but will fail like the rest. It's like GTA...yes, Saints Row got good review and sold well, as did a bunch of other copycats. But nothing beats out the original GTA. GTA4 will destroy all other sandbox gangsta games. There is nothing Sony can do about the popularity of Halo. Sony should just keep on talking about folding and home! :p
Let me just say first of all this is MY opinion, and I do have a PS3. I think Sony was relying on pure fanboyism alone to sell the PS3. I think their number one goal was to get a blu-ray player in a 100 million homes. Can you imagine the royalties they would receive every year, billions. Because if you think about it fanboys aren't true gamers, they can't even consider a game to be fun if it isn't on their respective system. You don't need Bluray to play games. All you need is a game sytem and the games.....It's that simple. Developers time and time again have said that the sweet spot for game development is at 720p for better frame rates and overall performance. I think people have forgotten what gaming is all about. I can tell you a few things though. Its not about True 1080p. Its not about fitting a game all on one disk. Its not about cell+rsx. Its not about unified shader architecture. Its about having fun. People are so feeble minded they will buy into any type of propaganda because they think they are supporting a cause. What cause? Sony winning the format war and becoming richer than they ever dreamed. I honestly hope that Nintendo wins....They seem to be well on their way....
I can agree with you on somethings, Sony Fans hate halo, but what would they say if it came to Sony? All of a sudden Halo is a killer app. Devil may cry is going to kill a lot of games on xbox. "this just in Devil may cry on xbox360." " Ahh man devil May cry was over rated any way" Xbox360 is going to have to down grade to make this game look good. It's so much memory it has to be on four disk. Same goes for the xbox fans
'Fanboys' aren't real gamers... Gamers have no bias and they play good games on any system. It's pretty pethetic that people can dog a game that they haven't even played. Kinda ridiculous if you think about it.
Lol, so you're saying I'm not a true gamer? Well, that's certainly something else is it? I admit, I'm completely PS3 biased. But who cares? I'm having fun with it, even without the lack of games at the moment. I'm playing Warhawk, and I can tell you, it owns Halo. You see, as a PS3 fanboy, I played Halo. Here's my little review: The game started with an ugly cutscene, crappy textures and some weird alien fight in a spaceship, reminded my of star wars (ugh?). As I got further in the game it turned out to be more of the same. Stupid sh!tty aliens, shoot, can't duck, weird animations etc. Call of Duty 1 and CSS sure pwn this sh!tty shooter. The only thing good about the game is its theme song. Damn, that really worked immersive, but only for the FIRST time I heard it. Well, at this point, I can say: Warhawk pwns halo in any possible way. And I really can't wait for all those great action games coming out on the Playstation 3, and heck, maybe we'll even get a good shooter (Killzone 2).
With what Goddess of War; I mean Heavenly Sword? Most of the "killer-app" games for the PS3 won't be coming out until 2008. Unless there's a price cut that is less or equal to the 360, there's no hope at the end of the tunnel this fall for the PS3. :D
Sony has NO original ideas. Their killer apps are all rehashes of popular franchises (Change the sex of the character and call it a new game... I'm looking ate you Drake and you Heavenly). Just think about it people... it's pretty damn obvious.
Countering Halo 3? Lol good luck Sony, Countering Halo 2 didn't end up well back then. That's the simple truth, just let it be, Halo 3 will sell, will make 360 sell, it can't be stopped to be real. Sony should just concentrate on their own business, keep up with their system which is already good but over-hyped before release and suffering the consequences.
Sony can effect Halo 3 in September if they have FFXIII and Metal Gear 4 come on that month and a $100.00 Price cut. Now that would be a big blow to Microsoft and Halo3. Other than that, Sony will not be able to do anything about all the money Microsoft will make in September.
finally!!! a guy with an avatar of halo who said the right thing... the only thing i guess sony could do to stop the halomania is a price cut and counter with a mgs4 and ff13...and everybody knows that won't happen... halo3 is the gun of 360...and is pointed right in the head of ps3
I downloaded the clip form playstion store and Uncharted Drake's Fortune looks like no other game I seen graphics wise. I just say wait after christmas then start the ps3 vs 360 flamming.
To me the graphics look great but all I see is the male version of Tomb Raider at this point.