PS3 Dualshock controllers to ship next week…yay!

sony-dual-shock.jpg

The current console war has seen controllers mentioned more than any other one that preceded it. What with the Nintendo Wii’s motion sensing Wiimote and the PS3’s SixAxis, and how Sony allegedly “copied” Ninty by having motion sensing tech in their pad. 

While the rumble function in the PS2 Dualshock controllers was good, I haven’t really missed it at all on the PS3.

Still, it will be good to have it back. It will be like welcoming an old friend. Except my friends don’t vibrate uncontrollably whenever I’m around them. At least I hope not.   

Source 

Advertisements

Snake’s Back!

Metal Gear Solid 4Metal Gear Solid 4

Mark the date, June 12th. That’s when Konami will release the final chapter in the Solid Snake saga.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a story-driven game, with seasoned hero Solid Snake drafted for one final mission. Set across stages including the Middle East and South America, the now aged Snake has been asked to assassinate his old adversary, Liquid Ocelot.

To do this, however, he must make his way through a series of battlefields, using his legendary stealth abilities and all-new OctoCamo suit to avoid detection and to reach his target.

Continue reading “Snake’s Back!”

HD-DVD bites the dust, Blu-Ray cleans up

Blu-Ray wins the format war

It had tech-fanatics going at each other, had two major games consoles squaring up and even had Hollywood studios scratching their heads, but now the hi-def format war is over with Blu-Ray coming out on top.

The Tosh announced today they were planning to halt production, but would still give technical support to those with HD-DVD players and discs.

The result is hardly a surprise given that Warner Bros and most recently Best Buy and Wal Mart had given up on HD-DVD.

This could affect the console war too. 

Sony’s Playstation 3 is now the most affordable Blu-Ray player around, and since Blu-Ray is now the sole high-definition format- this could increase PS3 sales.  

Roll on the next tech-war.