The VIZIO XVT retailed at Sam’s for 97.00, but the day i made the purchase the price had dropped to 66.00, so i saved an additional dollars – always a good thing.
Some other key developments arrived during Sony’s Gamescom press conference, one of which detailed a special PS3 to PS4 upgrade plan. IGN reported that Sony will allow gamers who buy PS3 versions of the titles Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed IV, Call of Duty: Ghosts, or Watch Dogs, will be allowed to get digital versions for the Sony PS4 at a “significantly discounted price” once the device is available. Sony named EA, Activision, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. as partners in the program.
Some recent laptops now sport 3 GPUs such as the Toshiba Qosimo X305-Q708 which has a couple of GeForce 9800M GTS cards via SLI configuration, plus it also has a GeForce 9400M for quieter operation.
Among the other announcements made by Sony on Tuesday for PS4 were the fact that “The Playroom” will come pre-installed on every PS4 device. This is considered an “augmented reality” technology which will use the DualShock 4 light bar and other system functions, as well as the PlayStation 4 Eye camera. Reportedly, it will be similar to what users get on Nintendo Wii in terms of the “sports experience” with movement on games.
Steam OS is an operating system that can be booted to a pc in conjunction with Steam’s Big picture Mode. It boasts a host of new gaming options that essentially turn a PC gamer’s rig into a console. Players will be able to stream content as well as play music and movies and view pictures on their hard drives. Family sharing will allow family members to share games between them, and parental control options will be available as well. The one thing that Steam OS might have over buying a new console is that it is completely free and always will be.
Trading games with friends and family is a simple and affordable way to ensure you can play new titles without paying an arm and a leg. Create a network of traders in such a way that one person buys a new title and the rest share it once the first player is done.
First off, PataPon is a war game. You pick different types of units to command, equip them with armor and weapons, and send them off into battle. So far there is nothing new here. The kicker is that to advance your army, you must complete small four button combinations to a beat. If you complete the sequence in order, your army will make the moves you want. If not, they could make moves that will cost you the war. You also have to choose the right counteracting move against your enemy as they also will defend or advance. PataPon is rhythm driven and also has a lot of mini games with it.
Anyways, word on the street is that Microsoft’s planning on releasing a new XBOX console next year. And that the Project Natal system, the fabled no controller gaming system being developed for the XBOX 360, is the foundation of this new :evolution”. Could it really be that soon? And yet it seems so far away. You could be playing with this system by fall of 2010.