Sony Patent Could Completely Eliminate Used Games – Good or Bad?


Batman and Joker

IGN – Video Link

US20130007892A1 – Patent File

So is it a good or bad thing if the gaming world is only able to get new games? In my opinion it could hurt the amount of people who play console games. Why? Well because a lot of gamer’s are parents. So they have responsibilities to their families to provide. A Sixty dollar game is not easy to buy, and even if you have the money it is hard to throw that much money away. Even more important is that companies that rent games are gonna go out of business which is only going to eliminate a industry that provides jobs. Also only Sony has this patent so that means unless they sell it to the other competitors than that only hurts their sales. Microsoft is no doubt hoping Sony does this so they can get all their customers. Hate to say it Sony, but this is not a move I would recommend to any company. Just like Batman is choking Joker, Sony has themselves in a choke hold on this one, sure you make no money on used games, but does that effect profits that much? Time to think from a business perspective, and either all go in or none.

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Why did Sony take a Dive is sales in 2011?


Most people read enough to know I am not a crazed fan of Sony. I didn’t write this however to run down the Playstation 3 or Sony. I did however wonder how a system that is so glorified by every online website and G4 TV for that matter did so poorly. I mean it is no surprise that when the PS3 released the majority of gamer’s couldn’t spring $800 for the system. It seemed like forever before they made small price drops to compete with the Nintendo Wii and the Xbox 360.

Yet here we are in 2012 and the numbers say that the PS3 had 400,000 less consoles sold in 2011. This is a trend that could be based on several things:

First – The economy has been horrible, and most people can’t afford a new console.

Second – The system doesn’t offer a motion style system that attracts attention from the motion gaming fan base. I mean ya so you have a controller to hold just like the Wii. I think in many respects the Kinect offers more than the controller based motion.

Third – Sony offers a larger base of exclusives that it’s main competitor Microsoft. However once you get past the fanboy trends and look at the list of exclusives their leaves much to be desired. I know the fanboys will start the trolling, but frankly I don’t care, name one thing about uncharted that is different from every other shooter. Sony just hyped it up for profit.

Fourth – Finally the big profit killer. Hello! You were hacked! You have free online service, key word free. You provide no security for your customers and you allow the worlds most pathetic fungus to run rampant on your servers. You wanna bring customers back to the PS3? Fix your sloppy internet!

I got on this rant after I read on IGN that a group of feminine looking men were celebrating 5 years for the PS3. I’ll celebrate when they fix all the problems involved in wanting to socialize with another gamer, but can’t because the other gamer’s are attempting to hack for no other reason than to do it.

Also these guys were discussing the fact that the PS3 is closing in on the Xbox 360 sales numbers. I guess that would matter to Sony, but how does that make any difference to the IGN employees? Am I missing something here, or is this just another one of these down times for the PS3 fanboys? No new exclusive games to play so they get on their mac books and troll websites looking for new victims? Ever wonder why Nintendo and Microsoft never has anything to say about games? It because they would rather play a game than attack them.

IGN Top 100 Weapons


100: Gunblade(Final Fantasy VIII)
99: Crowbar(Half-Life)
98: Bomb(Bomberman)
97: Dual Pistols(Tomb Raider – Lara Croft)
96: M6D Pistol(Halo: Combat Evolved)
95: 2×4(Splatterhouse)
94: Fiberwire(Hitman – Codename 47)
93:  Diskarmor(Rygar)
92: Severed Hand(Stubbs the Zombie in “Rebel Without a Pulse”)
91: Earthworm Jim(Earthworm Jim)
90: Plastic Bag(Manhunt)
89: Vega’s Claw(Street Fighter II)
88: Anal Probe(Destroy all Humans!)
87: Boomer Bile(Left for Dead 2)
86: Laser Gun(Another World)
85: Bionic Arm(Bionic Commando)
84; AWP/Magnum Sniper Rifle(Counter-Strike)
83: Chaoseater(Darksiders)
82: Disk Launcher/Spinfusor(Starseige: Tribes)
81:  Morph Gun(Jak II)
80: Red Shell(Super Mario Bros.)
79:  Razor Rimmed Hat(Mortal Combat II)
78: M19 SSM Rocket Launcher(Halo: Combat Evolved)
77: Laptop Gun(Perfect Dark)
76: Scorpions Spear(Mortal Combat)
75: Excavator(Dead Rising)
74: Tasor(Syphon Filter)
73: BlunderBuss(Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare)
72: Chainsaw(Doom)
71: Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device(The Orange Box)
70: Proton Canyon(Marvel vs. Capcom: New Age of Heroes)
69: Nemean Cestus(God of War 3)
68: Vortex Grenade(Fracture)
67: RC: XD(Call of Duty: Black Ops)
66: Metal Blade(Mega Man 2)
65: Badger Saw(Postal III)
64: Buster Sword(Final Fantasy VII)
63: Clemetine(Brutal Legend)
62: Corrupted Ashbringer(World of Warcraft)
61: Sasha(Team Fortress 2)
60: Soul Edge(Soul Edge)
59: Pump(Dig Dug)
58: Mr. Zurkon(Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction)
57: Katamari(Katamari Damacy)
56: Keyblade(Kingdom Hearts)
55: Poke Ball(Blue and Red)
54: Tactical Nuke(Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)
53: Glaive(Dark Sector)
52: Heavenly Sword(Heavenly Sword)
51: Plasma Grenade(Halo: Combat Evolved)
50: Hidden Blade(Assassin’s Creed)
49: Impact Hammer(Unreal Tournament)
48: Foam Finger(Dead Space 2)
47: Stake Gun(Painkiller)
46: Mr. Toots(Red Faction: Armageddon)
45: Farsight XR-20(Perfect Dark)
44: Hammer(Donkey Kong)
43: P.R.L. 412(Resident Evil 4)
42: Shrink Ray(Duke Nukem 3D)
41: Flak Cannon(Unreal Tournament)
40: Energy Sword(Halo: Combat Evolved)
39: Wabbajack(The Elder Scrolls: Chapter 2 – Daggerfall)
38: Vector Cannon(Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner)
37: VC5 Arc Rifle(Killzone 2)
36: Topsy Turvy Bomb(Armed and Dangerous)
35: Golden Gun(Goldeneye 007)
34: 211-V Plasma Cutter(Dead Space)
33: Mega Buster(Mega Man)
32: Dagger of Time(Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time)
31: Vampire Killer(Castlevania)
30: Celestial Brush(Okami)
29: Land Shark Gun(Armed and Dangerous)
28: Atomizer(Resistance 3)
27: Flailgun(Bulletstorm)
26: Particle Gun(Wolfenstein)
25: Insect Swarm Plasmid(Bioshock)
24: Blaster Launcher(X-COM: UFO Defense)
23: Overwatch Standard Issue Pulse Rifle(Half-Life 2)
22: Redeemer(Unreal Tournament)
21: Beam Katana(No More Heroes)
20: Hyper Beam(Super Metroid)
19: Planet Buster(Spore)
18: Hair(Bayonetta)
17: Spread Gun(Contra)
16: Time Manipulation Device(Singularity)
15: Apple of Eden(Assassin’s Creed II: Brotherhood)
14: Metal Gear REX(Metal Gear Solid)
13: M-920 Cain(Mass Effect 2)
12: Tanegashima(Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
11: Euclids C-Finder(Fallout: New Vegas)
10: MK 2 Lancer Assault Rifle(Gears of War)
9: RYNO V(Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time)
8: Soul Reaver(Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain)
7: Experimental MIRV(Fallout 3)
6: Pandora(Devil May Cry 4)
5: Gravity Gun(Half-Life 2)
4: Blades of Chaos(God of War)
3: Cerebral Bore(Turok 2: Seeds of Evil)
2: BFG 9000(Doom)
1: Master Sword(The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past)

 

Is it just me or does IGN seem to be brown nosing Nintendo? Does anyone at IGN play games not on the Wii? I also notice  IGN seems to pick weapons that the average gamer hasn’t even heard of. Or maybe that’s just me…I just think this list was lazy and short sighted. Gears of War’s lancer was crap and it didn’t become a real weapon till 3. Also the Gnasher didn’t make the list which is a all time favorite weapon among the community. Especially online, talk about a total fail there. Anyway I hope you appreciate the labor of making this list a 1 click instead of 100 pointless clicks of boredom.

Source: IGN

Microsoft Confirms No New Console at E3


After numerous leaks and suspicions about its alleged new console, Microsoft has issued an official statement regarding the future of Xbox. “For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360-and it’s the best year ever for Xbox 360,” the company said in a statement. The Xbox 360’s mega-success means we absolutely, positively will not see or hear about the Xbox 360 successor at E3.

“While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon,” Microsoft told IGN.

Source

Xbox 360 2012 Games List


To be clear this is a list of the games that are currently announced. There is a possibility that new titles will be announced as the years progresses. Also there may be games not listed. If so I apologize and remind the critics that perfection is always our goal, but sadly we are human and bound to make mistakes.

The List:

Halo 4
Forza Horizon: Porsche Expansion(Not a new game)
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
Fable: The Journey
Tiger Woods: PGA Tour 2013
Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure
Kinect: Star Wars
Darksiders II
Wreckateer
Diabolical Pitch
Deadlight
Bloodforge
Joe Danger: The Movie
Minecraft
South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge
Quantum Conundrum

Thanks to IGN for the help with the list!

New Xbox Reportedly has no Disc Drive


The next Xbox won’t contain a physical disc drive, according to a new report.

A source close to British trade magazine MCV claims that Microsoft revealed this information under what it described as “the strictest NDA” they have ever encountered.

While the console will not contain a disc drive, according to the source, the report suggests it will contain “some sort of interchangeable solid-state card storage, although it is not known whether this will be proprietary or a more standard format such as SD.”

MCV is also claiming that a 2013 release window for the hardware has been confirmed.

A move to digital-only distribution would be extremely unconventional for Microsoft; if there is any truth to this report, it would be a major blow for traditional retail. Microsoft has yet to officially deny the story.

In response to the report, Microsoft has said, “We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention. Beyond that we do not comment on rumors or speculation.”

What do you think about the latest murmuring about Microsoft’s next console? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: IGN

Game Releases in 2012 & 2013


2012

February 2012
  • 02/07 – The Darkness II (PS3, 360, PC)
  • 02/07 – Fallout: New Vegas (Ultimate Edition) (360, PS3)
  • 02/07 – Inversion (360, PS3)
  • 02/07 – Jak and Daxter Collection (PS3)
  • 02/07 – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (360, PS3, PC)
  • 02/07 – Resident Evil Revelations (3DS)
  • 02/13 – Rhythm Heaven Fever (Wii)
  • 02/14 – Binary Domain (PS3, 360)
  • 02/14 – Tales of the Abyss (3DS)
  • 02/14 – Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
  • 02/14 – Twisted Metal (PS3)
  • 02/14 – UFC Undisputed 3 (360, PS3)
  • 02/21 – Asura’s Wrath (360, PS3)
  • 02/21 – Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D (3DS)
  • 02/21 – Syndicate (360, PS3, PC)
  • 02/22 – Army Corps of Hell (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Asphalt Injection (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Ben 10: Galactic Racing (Vita)
  • 02/22 – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Extend (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Dungeon Hunter Alliance (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Dynasty Warriors Next (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Escape Plan (Vita)
  • 02/22 – F1 2011 (Vita)
  • 02/22 – FIFA Soccer (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Hustle Kings Vita (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Little Deviants (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Lumines: Electronic Symphony (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Michael Jackson: The Experience (Vita)
  • 02/22 – ModNation Racers: Road Trip (Vita)
  • 02/22 – MotorStorm RC (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Plants vs. Zombies (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Putty Squad (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Rayman Origins (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Super Stardust Delta (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Touch My Katamari (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita)
  • 02/22 – Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition (Vita)
  • 02/22 – WipEout 2048 (Vita)
  • 02/27 – PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (Wii)
  • 02/28 – SSX (360, PS3)
March 2012
  • 03/01 – MLB 2K12 (Wii)
  • 03/06 – Mass Effect 3 (360, PS3, PC)
  • 03/06 – MLB 12: The Show (PS3, Vita)
  • 03/06 – Ridge Racer Unbounded (360, PS3, PC)
  • 03/06 – Street Fighter x Tekken (360, PS3)
  • 03/06 – Top Gun: Hard Lock (360, PS3, PC)
  • 03/06 – Unit 13 (Vita)
  • 03/11 – Mario Party 9 (Wii)
  • 03/13 – Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (360, PS3)
  • 03/13 – Silent Hill: Downpour (360, PS3)
  • 03/13 – Tales of Graces F (PS3)
  • 03/20 – Armored Core V (360, PS3)
  • 03/20 – Ninja Gaiden III (360, PS3)*
  • 03/20 – Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (360, PS3, PC)
  • 03/20 – Silent Hill HD Collection (360, PS3)
  • 03/23 – Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
  • 03/27 – Silent Hill: Book of Memories (Vita)
April 2012
  • 04/03 – Devil May Cry HD Collection (360, PS3)
  • 04/06 – Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
  • 04/13 – Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir (3DS)
  • 04/17 – The Witcher 2 (360)
  • 04/24 – Prototype 2 (360, PS3)
May 2012
  • 05/01 – Sniper Elite V2 (360, PS3, PC)
  • 05/08 – Starhawk (PS3)
  • 05/15 – Max Payne 3 (360, PS3, PC)
  • 05/20 – Mario Tennis Open (3DS)
  • 05/22 – Dragon’s Dogma (360, PS3)
  • 05/22 – Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (360, PS3, PC)
  • 05/29 – Resistance: Burning Skies (Vita)
  • TBA May – Dirt Showdown (360, PS3, PC)
June 2012
  • 06/12 – Gravity Rush (Vita)
  • 06/26 – Darksiders II (360, PS3, PC)*
  • 06/26 – Spec Ops: The Line (360, PS3, PC)
July 2012
  • 07/03 – Anarchy Reigns (360, PS3)
  • 07/24 – Prototype 2 (PC)
September 2012
  • 09/04 – Far Cry 3 (360, PS3, PC)
  • 09/20 – Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC)
October 2012
  • 10/16 – BioShock Infinite (360, PS3, PC)
  • 10/30 – Assassin’s Creed III (360, PS3, PC)*
November 2012
  • 11/20 – Resident Evil 6 (360, PS3, PC)
TBA 2012
  • Q1 2012 – Crush 3D (3DS)
  • Q1 2012 – Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (Vita)
  • Q1 2012 – LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 (Vita)
  • Q1 2012 – Rayman Origins (3DS)
  • Q1 2012 – Reality Fighters (Vita)
  • Q1 2012 – Ridge Racer (Vita)
  • Q1 2012 – Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted (Vita)
  • Q2 2012 – Aliens: Colonial Marines (360, PS3, PC, DS)*
  • Spring 2012 – Tera (PC)
  • Fall 2012 – Halo 4 (360)
  • Fall 2012 – Tomb Raider (360, PS3, PC)
  • *TBA 2012 – Aliens: Colonial Marines (Wii U)
  • TBA 2012 – Animal Crossing 3DS (3DS)
  • TBA 2012 – Assassin’s Creed Vita (Vita)
  • *TBA 2012 – Assassin’s Creed Wii U(Wii U)
  • *TBA 2012 – Batman: Arkham City (Wii U)
  • TBA 2012 – Bioshock Vita (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Call of Duty Vita (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (360, PS3, PC)
  • *TBA 2012 – Darksiders II (Wii U)
  • TBA 2012 – Diablo III (PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Dishonored (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Doom 4 (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Dungeon Defenders (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Dust 514 (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – End of Nations (PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)
  • TBA 2012 – Final Fantasy X (PS3, Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Guild Wars 2 (PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Hitman: Absolution (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Kinect Star Wars (360)
  • TBA 2012 – Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance(3DS)
  • TBA 2012 – The Last Guardian (PS3)
  • TBA 2012 – The Last Story (Wii)
  • TBA 2012 – LEGO City Stories (3DS, Wii U)
  • TBA 2012 – LittleBigPlanet Vita (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Lollipop Chainsaw (360, PS3)
  • TBA 2012 – Lord of Apocalypse (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS)
  • TBA 2012 – Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Metal Gear Solid: Rising (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Minecraft (360)
  • TBA 2012 – Mortal Kombat (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
  • *TBA 2012 – Ninja Gaiden III (Wii U)
  • TBA 2012 – Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Paper Mario 3DS (3DS)
  • TBA 2012 – Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
  • TBA 2012 – Prey 2 (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Ragnarok Odyssey (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Serious Sam 3: BFE (360, PS3)
  • TBA 2012 – Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
  • TBA 2012 – Sound Shapes (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Star Trek: The Game (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2012 – StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
  • TBA 2012 – Street Fighter x Tekken (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Super Monkey Ball Vita (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Tales of Innocence R (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Tekken Wii U (Wii U)
  • TBA 2012 – Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 (360, PS3, PC, Wii, 3DS)
  • TBA 2012 – Warrior’s Lair (Vita)
  • TBA 2012 – Zone of the Enders HD Collection (Vita)

2013

TBA 2013
  • TBA 2013 – Devil’s Third (360, PS3)
  • TBA 2013 – Guillermo Del Toro’s InSane (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2013 – Homefront 2 (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2013 – Metro: Last Light (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
  • TBA 2013 – Super Smash Bros. Next (Wii U, 3DS)
  • TBA 2013 – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots (360, PS3, PC)
  • TBA 2013 – XCOM (360, PS3, PC)

* = Wii U release also announced, not dated (See TBA 2012)

IGN released this list and I thought it would be a good post for reference to the games coming out in 2012 and 2013. Remember these games are always subject to change.

Source: IGN