K&G E3 2010: Sony’s Press Conference Commentary

Sony wraps up the last of the big three console press conferences and we’ve just finished watching.  Our commentary below will give you our insights into what was announced and shown.  Microsoft really failed to bring anything and Nitendo set the bar high with a lot of exclusive games and some brand new surprising announcements.  Read on to find out where Sony landed at this year’s E3.

Killzone 3 – Showcasing a lot of action and good graphics.

PlayStation Move (Enhanced by Move) and/or 3D

Crysis 2
Mortal Kombat
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tron Evolution: The Video Game
Gran Tourismo 5
and more…

PlayStation Move

It looks like a glowing icecream cone and there isn’t much more to this idea of “move” other than an alleged improvement upon the Wiimote.  Sony may be improving upon the motion technology for a hand-held device and how it integrates into the games, but where is the necessity in the core gaming for motion controls like this?  Baseball games, little big planet, and other games offer a few neat tricks for motion but you don’t see it being used on games like Killzone 3… it’s being used in games designed for motion gaming.   Is that a bad thing?  Lets see what games they’re making to utilize it…

Lots of commentary and our thoughts on Sony’s Motion Games as well as a few of their surprises.  Read (more…)



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Graev’s Favorite Games of 2009

There was a lot to choose from this year.  I’ve played a lot of games and it was tough to narrow it down to a list of ‘favorites’, especially to only a couple as Keen and I planned.  After much deliberation, I managed to narrow it down to my top five favorite games.  Here they are:

Another great Bioware game. It was supposed to be a spiritual successor the the Baldur’s Gate series, the kind of game they used to make, and it king of lived up to that. While it had a lot of depth, it didn’t have the depth of Baldur’s Gate 2. I played the probably “inferior” Xbox360 version and the visuals were not that great as a result. It lacked the overhead camera view you could toggle in the PC mode. It was still a great game and I had a lot of fun with it, even to the point of playing it three times through and achieving all but the last 2 achievements because they bugged out for me. There is a lot of replayability in Dragon Age: Origins.

I remember the first time I saw this game was during this last E3. I saw a video of it and I was absolutely floored. The concept looked interesting and I knew right away it was a game I would enjoy. This is one of the few games that I felt a lot of excitement over and then actually had that excitement delivered at release. It was sometimes a hard and frustrating experience and it’s a game that you have to go into knowing that you’re going to get beat down a lot, but that’s what makes succeeding at it so much better. It had a really interesting multiplayer experience built into the singleplayer game. You can leave hints behind on the ground to help other people in their games by pointing to treasure or telling them to avoid a trap or you can even be malicious and leave a note that leads them to their doom.

If you die in Demon’s Soul form you can go into another player’s world and help him defeat a demon. If you help him defeat that demon you can get resurrected again. It even had a unique experience where you can actually get summoned to be the boss during a boss fight against another player.   Incredibly unique game.  I hope other games take a similar path and that this one gets a sequel.

Continue reading ‘more’ for the rest of my Favorite Games of 2009. (more…)