I expected this title to debut several months ago; I expected it to debut within the launch window of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. I commend Microsoft for even creating something original and exclusive for their devices but like most of their efforts outside of Xbox, it always seems a little late.
I am pleasantly surprised by what Vanguard Games have put together with Halo: Spartan Assault. I might even get it for Windows 8. It will debut for $6.99 in July 2013.
* – excluding PlayStation 4 games that utilize the PlayStation 4 Eye camera
Sony has confirmed that all PlayStation 4 titles — excluding those who utilizes special hardware like the PS4 Eye — will support Remote Play via the PlayStation Vita.
One of the coveted features of the Wii U will be realized on the PlayStation 4 thanks to this policy. I don’t know how often I will use it but it’s nice to know that my PlayStation 4 will have a future beyond Persona 4: Golden.
I wouldn’t recommend anyone go out and invest $249.99 just so they can remotely play PlayStation 4 games in their beds but this is still wonderful news for existing owners.
It’s not Infinite, Infinity or just Xbox. Microsoft’s next generation console will be known as the Xbox One. That’s such an odd name when you consider the Xbox lineage. It started with Xbox to Xbox 360 and now just Xbox One.
Every time someone is talking about the “Xbox One” I keep thinking they’re talking about the original Xbox. It’s going to take some time before I adjust to that name. Fortunately for Microsoft, the masses probably forgot about the original Xbox.
The entire presentation was a wash. Yes, we saw the box and a handful of high level specifications but a majority of it was TV set box, Kinect demonstrations and more TV related entertainment. Oh and Call of Duty: Ghosts.
On the plus side, Microsoft showed the box. Unfortunately they didn’t share a unique vision for their console. They promised a responsive console that records gameplay but those are the same promises Sony brought forth with their console. I guess we will have to wait until E3 2013 like they kept reiterating during the entire presentation.
As for nitty gritty details, it looks like Wired had the exclusive look through this photo gallery and article.
Just when I thought Sony was done announcing major releases for the PlayStation 3, here comes a sequel to one of their tentpole titles. Gran Turismo 6 for the PlayStation 3 was confirmed for the a holiday 2013 release.
Now that’s not the end of it. Polyphony Digital have already mentioned they have the PlayStation 4 version of the game “in mind“. And with that tacit confirmation, I will be skipping the PlayStation 3 version.
Even if the PlayStation 4 version is nothing more than a cleaned up version of the PlayStation 3 release, I’d be more than okay with it.
But enough about the game’s platforms and release dates, what of the game itself?
It looks fine but all they showed was the racing itself which was fine in Gran Turismo 5 as well. It was everything else surrounding Gran Turismo 5 that was lacking. They claimed an improved interface but that’s one of those “I’ll believe it when I see it” situations.
Long ago 2K announced the return of XCOM in the form of a first person shooter developed by the folks behind BioShock 2, 2K Marin. Several delays, restarts and a proper XCOM game later, we have The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.
The XCOM shooter is now a third person squad based tactical game reminiscent of Mass Effect. Instead of reading my recounts of what I watched, why not watch this little walkthrough instead: