PS3Land Interviews Pandemic Studios and gets new details on Mercenaries 2 and devloping for the PS3. Read the full interview at www.ps3land.com
yes, i AM meaning to nitpick. WHY is this marked for the 360 as well, when the interviewed clearly says that the game has ONLY been announced for the PS3? both Elveon and Bioshock have been rumored to come to the PS3 every since they've been announced, but when posters post news about them they never mention the PS3, only the 360. i'm a owner of a 360, and future owner of the PS3: my views are only impartial and fair. in any event Mercenaries 2 is looking sharp. making me wanna go get the original. can't wait for the sequel
well I posted it in the Xbox 360 section because its more than likey it will come to Xbox360. If you read the interview they hint at possibly announcing it for multiplatforms
thats fine and dandy. i posted an article about the possibility of Mercenaries coming to the 360 some time ago...but i labled it under "rumor", as it had no factual evidence to support it. http://www.news4gamers.com/... i can speculate that Mercenaries 2 is coming to the 360, but it's still speculation. and as much as i may wish to the contrary, until Pandemic says otherwise, this game is still ONLY on the PS3.
Ps3 is the only console powerfull to support this game! Any other format it would be flawed deeply!
specially when it comes to thaT FREE roaming fire that they incorprate. Not to mentin i am sure they are using the Blu-Ray to maximize this game
This game is looking good. I have a question. I'm sure due to hardware the PS3 may run this game better than the XBox 360. But can you help me understand this statement, "Blu-Ray to maximize". I was under the impression that blu-ray only offers more disk capacity. What do you mean by maximize? Better the game's graphics?
unless they decide to port it over, which seems to be the idea. I think they're either simply focusing on one version or just aren't very sure if a 360 version can even be made (it's possible that the game has already gone past the DVD-9 limit)
I can't wait for the PS3 to come out. I am very curious to see what the standard game capacity for PS3 games is. If PS3 games have better graphics (Noticeably) than the Xbox 360 and have more than 9GB than Microsoft will be in trouble. But, if the game looks the same but take 2 times more space then Sony will be accused of having poor compression or poor resource formats. If the PS3 games are a lot less than 9GB people will question the benefit of blu-ray for video games. Time will tell. November will be here in no time.
Why do you keep spreading lies and mis information? lol....lol..... Everyone knows that if a game uses more than the dvd9 limit they can use multiple discs. They did it with previous consoles when cd was the standard and if needed they will do it for the 360. But no game to date has used up both sides of the dvd 9. So thats pure speculation and totally irrelevant. Because multi dvds is still less expensive than one blu ray disc to manufacture. lol....lol......Stop lying dude. Whats your motive?
Hes worst then bin laden.. spreading propoganda.
is only ten cents more to manufacture than a DVD. True, the manufacturing costs USED to be very high, but that was before the technology was refined. Now it actually costs more to use multiple DVDs than a blu-ray disc. Don't be fooled by the prices of BD-R discs at retail; the high prices of writable media such as that is mostly due to R&D costs, much like the first DVD-R discs. Such prices are not representative of solid disc media (pressed on a machine, not written by a laser on a computer). Now DVD-Rs are sold for less than a dollar each; add in the fact that they're sold for a significant profit and you'll see how wide the margin is between what you pay for disc media and how much it costs studios to manufacture those discs. In most cases the packaging and shipping costs more than the discs themselves. PS3 game developers can use compression as well if they want; there's no reason to stop them from doing so. It would simply allow them to store even more data per blu-ray disc, no matter how efficient/innefficient it is compared to Microsoft's techniques. Data compression has been around for a long time; Microsoft didn't magically create it for the 360. The music you listen to is MP3, which is heavily compressed to 1/10th of the original file size. JPEG and GIF images, like the ones on this site, are pretty heavily compressed as well (which is why graphic artists avoid saving master copies in these formats due to artifacting at the pixel levl). The most interesting part of this concept is that Cell was actually designed to process compressed data faster than raw data, so in fact PS3 developers will benefit from doing so. To what degree, I'm not certain. But it's there. Everyone benefits from compression, not just 360 developers. I actually came across a Microsoft slideshow demonstrating how much of the CPU architecture is dedicated to active decompression (Project Gotham relied on it a lot), but I don't have a host site. Sorry. It has a lot of interesting data on games that have already released on the 360, and people that said "well the early launch games only used one or two cores" will probably lose a lot of faith because even the MS document states how hard it is to effectively program for their CPU. It was meant for developers eyes only and released at an undisclosed time frame. I'll probably print-screen and host the pictures on Imageshack or something.
Are you considering that hd-dvd movies work on standard dvd players? So people can watch hd-dvd movies on their old dvd player until they can afford the new drive? How about, that blu-ray it is a proprietary format for which all developers will have to play Sony Royalties to. Unlike Sony no one has to pay money to use DVDs. So, even if blu-ray disk manufacturing cost would be the as DVD (which are not) just for the simple fact that they have to license the format to Sony and pay royalties will cost the product to be more expensive than DVD or even HD-DVD. If you don't believe me than, explain why a movie on the stupid low capacity format called UMD used to or cost more than a DVD movie? The only reason I don't support blu-ray is because Sony wants to monopolize the entire the media industry with their proprietary format which will lead to more expensive movies and games. You are already a level 99 fanboy, you will not be able to understand, you are a lost case.
not the sole creator of Blu-ray. How does one member of an association suddenly get full entitlement to format royalties? And what does UMD have to do with any of this? Movie studios charge as much or as little as they want, and they obviously charged too much for UMD discs. Now they're paying the price. Are you sure HD-DVD movies work on standard DVD players? That would kind of defeat the whole purpose of purchasing HD-DVD standalone players.
You lie again. BLu ray discs cost much much much more than dvd's to manufacture. Thats why a blank double sided blu ray disc cost like 40 dollars. A blank dvd never even came close to that. lol... You are a liar. Everyone here knows it. You lie and I don't get your motive. Whats your point. We are all on the internet and can research you claims and see they are completely bogus. lol....You must be a kid DJ. If you are not....I apologize in advance but there is something wrong with you. You lie and never ever suppport you lies with links. You just expect people to believe you as if you are someone important...lol...lol....lol My point stands. Content will never be an issue as long as multi dvd 9's are used. But common sense tells me for one no game will use the full disc and two, if it got to that point game companies would probably release on hd dvd disc of the game with the regular multi dvd versions. This way people have a choice. Choice is good. But content will never be an issue. 1080p will never be an issue due to the fact that most 1080p tv's can de interlace the 1080i signal and it will then be 1080p. So all the things that sony claimed was important are really irrelevant. lol...lol....
Games will only use the 25GB disk, since their major argument is that they don't want to have to open the console tray to enter another DVD; how would opening the console to flip the disk make it better?
ITS ONLY $20 NOT $40 http://www.sonystyle.com/is...
No its 40. Nice try. lol....some movies are 25 to 45. Blank duel sided blu ray discs are more than discs with movies on it. Either way my point is a blank dvd is less than a dollar. lol.....Big Big difference no matter how you spin it. NJ...go back to the cave you been hiding in. lol.....
Sorry, Sony already announced the Blu-ray movie Prices between $18-$25: http://www.i4u.com/article5...
Gamers for years have played games that used multi discs back in the cd days and never had an issue. I don't see anyone having an issue if the game requires it. lol...lol....
Blu-ray movie Prices range from $18-$30 you just Proved that. Not $40 or $50 like you said.
No duel sided blu ray discs have been used yet but those are 40 and up. lol....lol.....lol.....
No movie to date on blu ray use both sides of the disc. But every movie out for hd dvd uses both sides of the disc. If you wondering why. Well duel sided hd dvd is 25 and under with many at walmart for 19.88. Thats with 30 gigs of data. Evey single blu ray movie only uses one side at 25 gigs of data. And their prices are 5 to 15 dollars more than hd dvd movies. Now when blu ray movies are released using both sides. The price of the blu ray movies will be over 40 dollars each. And with blank duel sided blu ray discs at that 40 dollar rate as well. WOW....I'll pass. Thanks but no thanks. As of now hd dvd movies look better according to me and every review on the web. And there are now hd dvd's that have 3 layers and 2 sides that hold 90 gigs of data. Thank you Microsoft. Hd dvd is the clear winner.
There's a big difference between what you pay for an item and how much it costs to make that item. Quick example is Mcdonalds. Potatoes cost 5 cents, hamburger patties are a dime each, as is a regular soda. Add condiments, salt, labor, and frying oil and your 5 dollar meal cost less than two dollars to make. Disc media is no different. What early blu-ray adopters are really paying for is the startup of new production facilities and equipment. That's it. The actual disc is very cheap to make.
all consumers know is it is over priced with no benefits over the lower priced hd dvd. lol....Some people actually think their dvd player is just fine and don't see no reason to get hd dvd or blu ray. lol...lol....DJ, you are a joke dude. over and over again. You are good for a good laugh and thats it.
9.1 - Real Deal lied again NJ1307RSX - 15 Minutes ago Sorry, Sony already announced the Blu-ray movie Prices between $18-$25: 11.1 - So I was right NJ1307RSX - 4 Minutes ago Blu-ray movie Prices range from $18-$30 you just Proved that. Not $40 or $50 like you said. 9 - NJ1307RSX The Real Deal - 20 Minutes ago No its 40. Nice try. lol....some movies are 25 to 45. Blank duel sided blu ray discs are more than discs with movies on it. Either way my point is a blank dvd is less than a dollar. lol.....Big Big difference no matter how you spin it. NJ...go back to the cave you been hiding in. lol.....
you already got caught lying. stop while you're behind.
There you have it. NJ is back with his lies and changing of what I said and changing of what he said. lol....Now all the newbies to this site can see why you disappeared into exile the last time you got caught lying on here over and over again. Bye NJ. lol....lol....lol
Are 30 dollars plus with a few titles at 25 like I said. And when they are release using duel sides the price will be over 40 dollars. Get it? Got it? Good. And many are listed at 40 and are on sale for 30 to 35 dollars. Thats still way more than ALL hd dvd's maxed at 25 duel sided. Not single sided like blu ray movies. lol...lol
well then justify the 360's $10 premium for games on NORMAL dvd's. there was no price difference in games during the transition between PSOne and PS2. so why are 360 games $10 more?
The $10 is because developers say that it costs more to develope the games and that the price change had to be made for the industry to survive. Nothing to do with Microsoft or the format chosen since many are now being released at $39.99 and all Microsoft games are $49.99, the same price or cheaper.
I assume its due to the costs of developing games for next gen systems. Its costs more money for the developers. We are talking millions more. They have to make the money back some way. But there is good news. Many games are 40 to 50 dollars now. And all first party titles are 50 except for Gears of War. I think that one will be 60.
Yes we are sure that hd dvd movies play on standard dvd players. You obviously don't know why. Well its for those people who want to build their collection and watch the movies they would typically buy on dvd anyway until they can afford 500 for a hd dvd player. Very very smart move. Everything is clearly in hd dvd's favor. Pricing/quality/convenience . See DJ, not everyone can spend 500 dollars on a whim. Most people have to save. Thanks Microsoft for choosing to support hd dvd. That was a master stroke.
by providing some links please? As far as I know both HD-DVD and Blu-ray players utitlize blue lasers, so it doesn't make sense that DVD players would play HD-DVD movies. Why would there even need to be an Add-on for the 360 if that's true?
people have to buy new consoles every 5-6 years, and what that means is that every 5 years game developers have to start over again from zero and try to build that audience up...until the next wave of hardware. If console cycles were longer (like in the ten year range) then games would probably end up being released at lower prices. Nintendo has already critisized the games industry for its economic practices (and rightly so). Games are released at Very high prices (50 to 60 dollars) and then drop to 20 and 30 dollars after 6 to 8 months. This encourages people to just wait for their games to drop to the lower-end spectrum before purchasing. The solution of course is to sell games at a reasonable price (such as 29.99 or 39.99) and keep the titles within that price range for a much longer time frame, and only dropping the prices a small amount afterwards.
If you want the latest greatest game...you have to pay a premium. If you don't care if the game is a year old. Then wait and get it at a discount. There are different types of gamers. The ones like me who have to get it on the first day. And the ones who can wait a year, and the ones that can wait a few months. Its just the way it is.
Full Auto 2 is looking good and solid right now. The art style is unmistakably similar to the first game, and the level of visual fidelity is actually just about the same, from what we saw. The textures might be a little sharper and some of the effects a little more real, but visually the two games are pretty comparable. Performance was fairly fluid, though the frame rate bogged down some during intense moments.
Hd dvd movies are duel sided. So there are both the standard version and the hd version on the discs. This way people could buy it and play it on their regular dvd player until they and upgrade to the hd dvd player. Understand? lol...You really need to get informed buddy. You are falling behind and out of touch.
HD DVD can offer both the current DVD and HD DVD formats on one disc, which means that special HD DVD discs will play in any DVD player, http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
you actually explained why, but your statements were very misleading. Saying that HD-DVD movies work on standard DVD players is just completely wrong. You should've stated that HD-DVD movies that have the standard-def DVD movie encoded onto the disc can work on DVD players, but that the HD-DVD version of the film only works on HD-dvd players. Dual-format discs will work on DVD players, but only dual-format discs. BTW, it's good to see both HD-DVD and Blu-ray utilizing the same video codecs. Standardization saves movie studios from a lot of headaches.
I assumed that was common sense DJ. are you serious. lol....Of course hd dvd movies wouldn't play back in full hd on a standard dvd player. lol....Thats common sense. You have lost it dude....calm down. But boy was that a master stroke. Grandma jane and momma Sue can start building their collection now at walmart for 2 dollars more than regular dvds and in some cases the same price, until they can afford to jump into hd. Wow....Incredible.
21 - DJ The Real Deal - 18 Minutes ago Hd dvd movies are duel sided. So there are both the standard version and the hd version on the discs. This way people could buy it and play it on their regular dvd player until they and upgrade to the hd dvd player. Understand? lol...You really need to get informed buddy. You are falling behind and out of touch.
I would expect drastic differences. Sega would be able to refine its code...make it smoother...ustilize more of the systems special features...ect...I mean what have they been doing for the past year on this part two of the 360 game and yet PS3 editors are saying its just about identical with maybe some slight differences...and slow down? what tha? are you serious. You couldn't perfect your code by now so it would run smooth. I mean on your first outing with the game I can understand...not working on next gen hardware before...but all you have to do is refine the code and work out the bugs....Come on Sega....Your part 2 on the 200 dollar more system should blow away your year old outing with your first dibble dabble in next gen hardware. lol...lol....lol
See but at walmart every hd dvd I have seen has both versions on them. So I guess movie studios have already chosen to do it that way. Pretty smart if you ask me. Thanks Microsoft. Boy is that a big factor for casual consumers. They can build their collection from this point on until they can afford 500 or less than 200 add on for the 360.
They should do the same with Blu-ray movies (or at least dual-package them). I'd rather pay for a superior media format than an inferior one like HD-dvd.
lol...sorry...blu ray can't do it. And they won't be able to. lol....And I wish blu ray was a superior formatt. its too bad that the same movie on both formatts look much better on hd dvd. And thats not just my word. thats many reviewers words with no agenda but to report their findings. lol....How sad for blu ray owners. thats pitiful. Sony always screws up formatts....that is hilarious. Better luck next time sony.
you can view a hilarious post from RealDeal in the Motorstorm news section by clicking here: http://www.news4gamers.com/... It's on Comment #14. Enjoy.
All titles currently released are on 25GB single layer blu-ray discs, using MPEG-2 video compression. To date, 14 titles have been released. 25 GB/MPEG2 Lord of War Terminator 2: Judgment Day 50 First Dates The Benchwarmers Basic Instinct 2 Ultraviolet House of Flying Daggers Saw Hitch The Fifth Element The Terminator Crash Underworld: Evolution XXX The Punisher
The first HD DVD titles released on April 18, 2006 were The Last Samurai, Million Dollar Baby, The Phantom of the Opera by Warner Home Video; and Serenity by Universal Studios . To date, 47 titles have been released in the United States. 30 GB A View From Space with Heavenly Music Aeon Flux Apollo 13 Assault on Precinct 13 Blazing Saddles Bourne Supremacy Chronicles of Riddick (Unrated version) Cinderella Man Constantine Doom (Unrated version) Dukes of Hazzard Enter the Dragon Friday Night Lights Full Metal Jacket Goodfellas Guitarscape Planet Happy Gilmore Jarhead Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Lethal Weapon Million Dollar Baby Pitch Black Sahara Serenity Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Sleepy Hollow Swordfish Syriana The Four Brothers The Fugitive The Italian Job The Last Samurai The Manchurian Candidate The Perfect Storm The Phantom of the Opera The Rundown Training Day U2: Rattle and Hum U-571 Unforgiven Van Helsing We Were Soldiers
Dual-layer BD-R discs are now available at retail. 50 Gb Blu-ray vs. 30 Gb HD-DVD And higher-layer Blu-ray discs are on the way.
And how much are they? lol...lol....lol....lol Same goes for hd dvd...there are now 90 gig duel sided tri layered discs...your point? What is the price of the duel layered blu ray discs? Come on DJ...I have already stated what I heard...40 plus dollars.....Thanks but no thanks...lol....
Do you understand simple economics? If I were to go out and get a dual-lay Blu-ray disc, yes it would be around $40. But there is no way that Sony or the other studios are paying $40 for that same disc. My guess is that they're paying much less than $5. The reason, they're able to buy these discs in the millions so they get a huge discount. Like DJ has said, if you as a consumer buy one of these discs, you're essentially being their guinea pig and paying for all the new Blu-ray equipment in the factories and all the start up costs. In a few years, we'll see Blu-ray discs in 25 disc bundles for $50, and even cheaper after that. Come on Real Deal, don't you get it? lol...lol...lol
One thing that gets me when people mention the price of the disc, or the time it takes to fully burn one, is that price and time seem to be the only ccomparison. A standard DVD had 4.7 gigs. A standard Blu-Ray disc, what, 25 gigs? That's almost six times as much space, and a new technology at that. Exactly how cheap are people expecting it to be at the get-go?
THAT WAS THE FUNNIES CRAP I EVER READ. THE REALDEAL LOST HIS GLASSES. MAN I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING
The Real Deal lost his mind about an year now, what's so funny that now he has lost his glasses too ?! HaHaHa !!!
That is a great new feature that hasn't been shown ever before !
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