Posted by sheva on Jun 12, 2010 in News, Sony Gaming | 0 comments
The fourth instalment in the Killzone series has been announced for the PS3. Killzone 3 which will be in 3D, is developed by Guerilla Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment is set to release in 2011.
The first person shooter is said to have a story similar to that of David and Goliath. It continues from where Killzone 2 ends and will feature Sev, the main protagonist. The game will give a deeper insight about the Heghan culture and will showcase whatever humanity they have left in them. The story will not be as dark as the previous one, though it will not be too light-hearted as it is a war game.
Guerilla is making strong efforts to develop a strong storyline and have also hired Hollywood actors for voice-overs. Though the gameplay will be similar to that of Killzone 2, there will be a lot of improvements. The game will take place in new environments such as Arctic landscapes, a lethal alien jungle and nuclear wastelands unlike the predecessors which took place in city environments. The game will also feature new move sets and weapons apart from a jet pack. The new set of weapons includes the “Wasp” which is a multi firing rocket launcher.
The trailer of the game looks promising. Check it out after the jump.
Posted by sheva on Jun 11, 2010 in News, Sony Televisions | 3 comments
Sony has revealed its 3D TV plans for the USA. You can pre-order your Bravia 3D TV at Sony Style. The site helps you choose a TV according to your preference. You can choose whether you want your TV to be wireless, the thickness, its Wi-Fi capabilities, inbuilt 3D options and a lot more.
The size of the Televisions available varies between 40 – 60 inches. Display will be 1080p HD with the help of active shutter glasses. The active shutter glasses and 3D transmitter have to be bought separately. The price ranges from $ 2099 – $ 4999.
Sony has announced that it will cease operations at its Hungarian manufacturing site in Gödöllö, Hungary and transfer production to its manufacturing site in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. Production will be discontinued by the end of this year. With this move, Sony is aiming to improve its profitability and efficiency in manufacturing.
The Hungarian site, which currently manufactures Blu-ray Disc players and DVD recorders, was established in 1996 while mass production began in 1997. The plant produced batteries, displays, DAV systems, speakers and Micro Hi-Fi systems. This move to transfer operations will result in the loss of 540 jobs.
Sony UK has started promoting the new Bravia which comes with 3D technology with an interesting and unorthodox commercial. The ad is just a blur as it is entirely in 3D. The new 3D glasses which use advanced Active Shutter technology are needed to view the commercial.
The commercial features football star Kaka and runs in a fake 3D style. The ad shows shots of a teams training session which goes all wrong , scenes of excited women running, a grimacing bodybuilder, a sports car doing a burnout and a shattering trophy cabinet. This is then followed by a shot which shows Kaka shooting into an empty goal which explodes.
Posted by sheva on Jun 1, 2010 in News, Sony Gaming | 0 comments
Sony has revealed that it plans to begin the 3D era on the PS3 from June 10th. Select downloadable games will be updated with 3D support.
According to sources, Wipeout HD, Star Strike HD and Mr. Pain will be the first three games to receive the 3D update. Wipeout and Stardust will be available for free, while Mr. Pain will cost around ¥300 (USD 3.2). Reports also say that a Motorstorm 2 3D demo will be offered to people buying a new 3D Sony Bravia as a special offer .
A 3D TV is however a must to play games with 3D technology.