I highlight Puppeteer for its unique charms but I would also like to point out its $39.99 price tag. This isn’t the first time Sony Computer Entertainment priced its titles appropriately but with the the PlayStation 4 around the corner, I would like to see Sony continue this trend.
Overpricing titles diminishes sales and hype. The list of games that I’ve passed over at $59.99 is tremendous. I say to myself: “I’ll pick it up later when it goes on sale.” But then some other title debuts and it goes on sale and I decide to pick that up instead. This happened with Catherine.
Yes, $39.99 is a nice price for Puppeteer. But I’m going to wait for $19.99. I see the game dropping in price by year’s end.
Puppeteer debuts on September 10th, 2013 for the PlayStation 3.
Halo 4 will be debuting from 343 Industries on November 6th, 2012. Microsoft is going for it with the fourth instalment of their sci-fi shooter franchise. With Modern Warfare 3 sales slowing down compared to Black Ops, the time to strike is now!
It would be the first time in this generation that Microsoft released a Halo game in November. Halo 3 through Halo: Reach have all debuted in September.
I’m very curious how the first non-Bungie Halo game will fare. The early details have promised significant changes to the game’s long standing traditions — they’ve added the ability sprint for everyone! They’ve apparently added a story reason why red armored space marines are going up against their blue counterparts. I’m curious what ridiculous reasoning they’ve come up with.
Diablo III’s release date was sooner than expected. I guess the changes they alluded to weren’t as time consuming as I thought they were going to be. The release has been a long time coming, but I can’t help but feel sorry for Torchlight II. I hope those guys find a good window to release their title and find an audience.
I have no comment on the BG1 and BG2 Enhanced Edition announcements. I’ve never played those games and thus have no nostalgia for them.
Both the GiantBomb and Tested news were easily the highlights of the day for me. Jeff Gerstmann and GiantBomb are going back to Gamespot’s parent company, CBS interactive. It’s a weird move, but with most of the old guard gone and John Davison running the show over there, I think it will be fine.
The most pleasant surprise was finding out that Tested will be working Mythbusters.
Craziness! I can’t wait to see what kind of shenanigans they will conjure up with their respective budgets now.
As long as Tested and GiantBomb’s voice remain their own, I’m okay with all of this.
These iPad 3 rumors sounding awfully familiar. Last year’s rumors are resurfacing and I would be shocked if none of it comes true.
MacRumors got their hands a screen supposedly destined for the iPad 3. The resolution for this screen is 2048×1536 and — according to iFixit – a teensy bit lighter than the iPad 2′s screen.
The system on a chip powering the iPad 3 will need to be substantially more powerful to drive content running at that native resolution. I doubt many apps will be running at the screen’s native resolution, but Apple still needs to beef up the processor.
The question is: will it be quad-core or dual-core? Or maybe even both?
According to Bloomberg, Apple will be powering the iPad 3 with a quad-core SoC. However, we’ve also seen and read reports that the next iPad will feature an SoC with an A5X label — which leads credence to the idea that the iPad 3′s SoC will be faster, but not drastically different than the current A5.