After seeing Lawnmowerman in the 90’s (even before) I have wanted a VR headset. I remember reading in a PC mag 20 years ago about a system that was commercially available at the time that could run… the original DOOM. This new product includes OOTB support for DOOM 3 BFG Edition:
DOOM 3 BFG Edition and Hawken are the only official Oculus-ready titles that have been announced as of November 1, 2012. We hope there are plenty of game developers who soon integrate Oculus technology into their upcoming titles and begin creating new games designed specifically for virtual reality!
also from the FAQ:
Libraries, headers, documentation, and samples for integrating the Oculus Rift with any game. We’ll also include out-of-the-box Unreal Engine and Unity integrations. The Oculus SDK will support PC (Windows) at launch.
From the Oculus FAQ
Dont care too much about Doom 3–when I was reading it for Games Art and Design, I really didnt enjoy it; Im nostalgic for the original but I found 3 “disconnected” and dated, still its a Gamne I own and have modded with. Unity intergration will be fun with the framework being used by many indy developers, but Unreal is where this product will likley shine being that the engine is the core of many games on the market.
this game is so awsome, im trying to play it whilst writing this post!. I dont care how bad a movie it was, buy this game.
it must be said again:
BUY THIS GAME!
Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
sales of the ps3 have boomed in japan, acording to this wired article.
what if microsoft made everything… well I had my PSP on my mind today.
EDIT: I finally got it back from where I left it, now I got to get some new games!
…but Im not against those that feel they need a bit of a hand–really if your stuck on a level then yoour not going to experience the whole game, so If you feel you need tocheat–in whatever form it may be then, so be it.
that said, I found this site that has save games for the PS3, they also have some other more interesting downloads if your feeling a bit more adventurous.
check out there download section to see what they have to offer.
I hated Waking life–fuckin psudo-exestential horseshit. and the rotascoping made me more ill than the story or lack there of. So when I saw the cut scenes in Mirror’s Edge were of a similar style, i wasnt sure if it worked.
My first reaction was: They spent ages making a highly detailed city, and then rotascope the fuckin cutscenes–althou its not realy rota scoping, its probably just a clever flash annimation…
A few cut scenes later and the style is growing on me. this tactic of making games more like television (see my post on Siren Blood Curse) is definatly a good step. A step to interactive TV perhaps?
Im still not going to watch waking life again, however
I picked up a game the other day from the bargain bin at EB–Siren Blood Curse. I had never heard of the game before but, Sirens, Blood and curses are all elements that constitute a good game…
(i cant think of any curses in GTA thou… plenty of blood and sirens!)
It kinda shits me how they added the noise to the visuals, on a 42in bravia it looks like shit–but the Idea they used to make the game play out like a television series is fuckin awsome!.
thou this is not GOTY contender its still a good few hours of running from zombies, and thats what we all want from a game isnt it?
I brought a PSP for the sole intent of using its remote play function with my PS3–i should have done som eresearch into this before making the purchase.
Im hoping the developers start to utilise this technology, How would Fallout 3 be if you could use your PSP your pipboy?, its not like expecting consumers to buy a $200 controller for a game is too much–there is Gutar Hero for instance.
how would Farcry2 be if you had your GPS active on the PSP screen constantly. It would give more depth to the titles and would… be just fuckin awsome!
I guess we can only wish
With a lack of titles on release, Sony started to re-port some of there older titles onto the PS3 platform, this is a smart move for them as wel as consumers like myself who had never owened a PS2. But they didnt port all the games!, NO. One game that they should have moved across is GTA San Andreas. I would still buy that game, and I know im not alone in that, but all we can really do is wait and hope–or start learning how to build games ourselfs, get a job with Rockstar or Sony and steer them from within.
Another thing that gets me annoyed about the older games being moved across is they fail to utilise the advances the new console brings, surely the creators of Need For Speed could have some download content avalible for Carbon, it might even persuade owners of the PS2 version to lash out and get the PS3 version–having the downloadable content free would certainly be an incentive for fans of the franchise that have already clocked the game?
And graphical enhancements?, it wouldnt be too hard to add in some more detail without modifying the game too much, Im thinking Anti-Ailiasing maybe?. some of the PS2 titles are getting on in years, maybe the software houses should start looking at making 5th or 10th anniverary GOTY editions of titles from years past. hopfully somone does somthing because one thing is for sure, we can never get enough games.
I originaly recived my PS3 as part of Sony’s Bravia promotion–you buy a TV and you get a playstation for free, cool. It was the first games console I had owned since the PSX (the original playstation) and having been a bit of a PC modder, the first thing I did was take out the 40 Gig hard drive it shipped with and replace it with a 250 Gig that spins at 7200rpm, (game load times are not somuch increased by this mod, but saving is).
I have since started to build a collection of games, and even tryed running Linux on it, thou I will be waiting for more development in this arena before getting rid of the PC all together [shhh, it might hear me]
UPDATE: with all the save data on there and a spare western digital 500gb drive–im thinking of upgrading.. hmmm.
UPDATE December 2015: Both the Bravia and the PS3 are no longer in functional state 🙁