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StuBurns
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(05-19-2009, 03:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lion Heart

Call me optimistic but I am hopeful that we will see GT5, Trico, HR, and UC2 this year. The only one that worries me is Trico. Oh and MAG....:lol

Coming out this year?

That'd rape my bank balance, and leave Sony pretty much barren for a couple of years.
freethought
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(05-19-2009, 03:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by iamcool388

I'm kinda worried about its controls scheme. I dunno how easy it will be to get used to it. I'll need a long ass tutorial for this game. :lol

I wouldn't worry about it. If the Fahrenheit tutorial was anything to go by, Heavy Rain's will be great.
Prothero
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(05-19-2009, 03:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shurs

1up "Cover" Story all week.

1UP's stories sound interesting. Looking forward to their coverage.
SolidSnakex
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(05-19-2009, 03:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shurs

1up "Cover" Story all week.

Before we signed Omikron with Eidos, we started developing a prototype on PlayStation 1. We presented it to a certain major publisher at the time who was very interested -- we had a city in realtime 3D running on PS1 in 1995. We did not sign the game with them because their CEO told us that PlayStation 1 would be dead in six months and that they would rather develop on PC. We were stupid enough to listen to him and work on a PC prototype that became Omikron. The CEO left the company a little bit later -- and this publisher left the industry.

Any guesses who this publisher was? Acclaim?
RavenFox
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(05-19-2009, 03:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by stuburns

Coming out this year?

That'd rape my bank balance, and leave Sony pretty much barren for a couple of years.

Well E3 might just satisfy the coming year :-)
StuBurns
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(05-19-2009, 04:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by RavenFox

Well E3 might just satisfy the coming year :-)

Yeah, maybe.

Even though everyone seems to think this will be the longest generation, it seems like it's going to be the shortest. Last generation we seemed to get two iterations of an IP (very generally speaking). Two GTs, two Metal Gears, two Final Fantasy's, two God of War's, two Halo's etc.

This generation, with the insane development times, it seems impossible that this could happen again. When GT5 is out, it seems like they'll have to start GT6 for PS4 because the development times will be even longer.

If we've not going to get these additional iterations, this generation is going to suck balls in about two years.

(sorry for the rant, it was on my mind)
RavenFox
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(05-19-2009, 04:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by stuburns

Yeah, maybe.

Even though everyone seems to think this will be the longest generation, it seems like it's going to be the shortest. Last generation we seemed to get two iterations of an IP (very generally speaking). Two GTs, two Metal Gears, two Final Fantasy's, two God of War's, two Halo's etc.

This generation, with the insane development times, it seems impossible that this could happen again. When GT5 is out, it seems like they'll have to start GT6 for PS4 because the development times will be even longer.

If we've not going to get these additional iterations, this generation is going to suck balls in about two years.

(sorry for the rant, it was on my mind)

Well wouldn''t that mean this gen should last longer to get your dollar worth out of the hardware? I'm sure some new ip's will make it to E3[well for PS3] anyway. Kazunori Im sure will add content as the months roll by keeping the game fresh and GT fans happy. The dev time is taking longer but I think that's to be expected with the hardware.
You rant is all good :D
Kagari
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(05-19-2009, 04:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by stuburns

Yeah, maybe.

Even though everyone seems to think this will be the longest generation, it seems like it's going to be the shortest. Last generation we seemed to get two iterations of an IP (very generally speaking). Two GTs, two Metal Gears, two Final Fantasy's, two God of War's, two Halo's etc.

This generation, with the insane development times, it seems impossible that this could happen again. When GT5 is out, it seems like they'll have to start GT6 for PS4 because the development times will be even longer.

If we've not going to get these additional iterations, this generation is going to suck balls in about two years.

(sorry for the rant, it was on my mind)

Technically we are getting two FFs though ;)
StuBurns
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(05-19-2009, 04:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kagari

Technically we are getting two FFs though ;)

That is true, and thank god.

Though, we're going from 2 KHs to most probably none.
Kagari
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(05-19-2009, 04:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by stuburns

That is true, and thank god.

Though, we're going from 2 KHs to most probably none.

Handhelds picked that slack up, but you're right. Software output has definitely taken a hit this generation.
Callibretto
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(05-19-2009, 04:31 AM)
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I'm a bit concerned with this picture. I hope there's no angels and that kind of stuff in Heavy Rain
WinFonda
(05-19-2009, 04:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

I'm not particularly sure how much they'd know, but one of the mods at PlayFire said that NCSoft will be making a PS3 announcement at E3.

For the love of all that is holy please be Guild Wars 2. It makes too much sense.

And since we're kind of fanning the flames of speculation here, GamePro recently did a feature detailing The Best Upcoming PS3 exclusives. It's a very vanilla list, but God of War III has an interesting tidbit attached to it:

1. God of War III

When you'll get to play it: 2009, exact date will be announced at E3 2009

They're being quite specific and firm here - which is uncharacteristic if you read the rest of the entries in the article. Do they know something we don't? Maybe. The only thing keeping me from believing a 2009 release date for GOWIII is just how crowded the calender is going to be.
Kagari
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(05-19-2009, 04:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by WinFonda

For the love of all that is holy please be Guild Wars 2. It makes too much sense.

Blade and Soul!
SolidSnakex
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(05-19-2009, 04:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by WinFonda

For the love of all that is holy please be Guild Wars 2. It makes too much sense.

The two games that Sony should want from them are Guild Wars 2 and Aion. I'm not a MMO fan but I got into the Aion and beta and it's pretty damn amazing.
StuBurns
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(05-19-2009, 04:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Callibretto

[IMG]http://media.1up.com/media/03/7/1/4/lg/230.jpg[IMG]
I'm a bit concerned with this picture. I hope there's no angels and that kind of stuff in Heavy Rain

They said nothing supernatural in the game.
I hope they were telling the truth.
WinFonda
(05-19-2009, 04:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

The two games that Sony should want from them are Guild Wars 2 and Aion. I'm not a MMO fan but I got into the Aion and beta and it's pretty damn amazing.

Ooooh, I forgot about Aion. It runs on the Crytek engine, right? They could probably get that up and running no problem with their new console technology.
SolidSnakex
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(05-19-2009, 04:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by WinFonda

Ooooh, I forgot about Aion. It runs on the Crytek engine, right? They could probably get that up and running no problem with their new console technology.

It runs on the original Cryengine.
WinFonda
(05-19-2009, 04:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

It runs on the original Cryengine.

I see. From what I gather the original iteration isn't very hospitable for console development, so who knows if they have code written for the PS3. If they indeed bring it to the PS3 I bet it will be on the new console friendly tech.
RavenFox
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(05-19-2009, 04:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Callibretto


I'm a bit concerned with this picture. I hope there's no angels and that kind of stuff in Heavy Rain

Whats wrong with Angels? You don't like the powerful servants of the Almighty?
Darkpen
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(05-19-2009, 05:10 AM)

Originally Posted by Callibretto

[IMG]http://media.1up.com/media/03/7/1/4/lg/230.jpg
I'm a bit concerned with this picture. I hope there's no angels and that kind of stuff in Heavy Rain

Most likely simply serves as symbolism more than anything else
FirewalkR
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(05-19-2009, 12:33 PM)
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OMG teh infos on my (sure to be) favorite game of 2009 are coming non-stop. :D :D :D :D :D
Dever
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(05-19-2009, 12:39 PM)

Originally Posted by Callibretto


I'm a bit concerned with this picture. I hope there's no angels and that kind of stuff in Heavy Rain

It's a statue.

http://ps3.ign.com/dor/objects/81123...page=mediaFull
wouwie
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(05-19-2009, 12:43 PM)
Looking forward to more info and to the game. Is Badalamenti doing the music again? I adored the soundtrack from Fahrenheit.
SolidSnakex
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(05-19-2009, 12:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by wouwie

Looking forward to more info and to the game. Is Badalamenti doing the music again? I adored the soundtrack from Fahrenheit.

Much like a lot of things about this game, nothing is known about who will be composing the soundtrack.
jonnyp
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(05-19-2009, 12:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Callibretto

I'm a bit concerned with this picture. I hope there's no angels and that kind of stuff in Heavy Rain

David Cage has stated several times that there are no supernatural elements in Heavy Rain like in Fahrenheit.
LiquidMetal14
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(05-19-2009, 01:44 PM)
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Not to veer off the road too far but a Guild Wars on PS3 would be a big deal to me. I would pay for it if need be since I used to play the first game and it is the only MMO I've ever invested any time in.

Now Heavy Rain, this is a game that sparks interest no matter the size of information released. These kinds of rich story games are so rare and the production certainly is rare. The kind of ambitious presentation are definitely rare.
SolidSnakex
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(05-19-2009, 07:08 PM)
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Just saw this on that 1up page

So when I heard the developers were ready to show their next demo -- the first featuring actual story elements -- I knew it was time to ramp up our coverage for this week's cover story.

So, it looks like we will be getting footage from the real game this Thursday.
Kittonwy
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(05-19-2009, 07:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Shurs

1up "Cover" Story all week.

This totally reminds me why someone shouldn't get into the gaming industry, way too many costs involved, no assurance of success, projects that can be cancelled on a publisher's whim, so much of a studio's viability is tied to that of the publisher and a publisher's fate is often tied to multiple projects, so little control over just about anything and everything.
RamzaIsCool
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(05-19-2009, 07:29 PM)
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My most anticipated game of this year. That's why I am going to have a media blackout. Don't know if i can resist tho.
SolidSnakex
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(05-19-2009, 08:27 PM)
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[img]http://i41.************/huinbs.jpg[/img]

Starting this week, they're loosening their grip. We'll have more to share on Friday, but for today, the developers have provided 1UP with the teaser image above showing each of the four playable characters in the game. Poke around online and you may be able to find some clues as to who these silhouettes represent. The upper left image, for instance, looks like Madison, the star of the not-from-the-real-game "Taxidermist" level shown at E3 and Games Convention last year.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3174281

The character names that were listed on the poster released a long time ago are Ethan Mars, Scott Shelby, Madison Paige, and Norman Jayden.






gofreak
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(05-19-2009, 08:36 PM)
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The guy with the knife looks like he could fit into the second silhouette...?

OT, but re. "all these games coming out this year", I noticed this morning that the God Of War team is still hiring for a couple of (I would presume) fairly key posts, like Senior Level Designer for example. If GoW3 was coming this year, would their team not be at pretty much full capacity now? I really, really doubt it's coming this year.
Kazuma Kiryu
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(05-19-2009, 08:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by gofreak

The guy with the knife looks like he could fit into the second silhouette...?

OT, but re. "all these games coming out this year", I noticed this morning that the God Of War team is still hiring for a couple of (I would presume) fairly key posts, like Senior Level Designer for example. If GoW3 was coming this year, would their team not be at pretty much full capacity now? I really, really doubt it's coming this year.

isn't it a known fact that gow3 will hit march 2010? it's still fiscal year 2009, like sony said and all gow's before were released in march.
Dedication Through Light
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(05-19-2009, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by gofreak

The guy with the knife looks like he could fit into the second silhouette...?

OT, but re. "all these games coming out this year", I noticed this morning that the God Of War team is still hiring for a couple of (I would presume) fairly key posts, like Senior Level Designer for example. If GoW3 was coming this year, would their team not be at pretty much full capacity now? I really, really doubt it's coming this year.

I dont think the guy with the knife is a playable character though?
gofreak
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(05-19-2009, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by kazuma_pt

isn't it a known fact that gow3 will hit march 2010? it's still fiscal year 2009, like sony said and all gow's before were released in march.

I think that should be fairly taken as read (as well as the fact that they've been coy about saying anything about its release, like they were with KZ2 last year). But some folks seem to be under the impression that 09 is likely.
Guy LeDouche
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(05-19-2009, 08:43 PM)

Originally Posted by SolidSnakex


wtf, those look like real photographs pasted onto a 3d model. crazy
gofreak
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(05-19-2009, 08:46 PM)
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They look like they are photographs..i.e. mapped using one of those capture machines.

The other two, and the character we saw in the last demo, look 'hand-crafted' by an artist (i.e. no captured with a fancy camera rig).

I wonder how or if they're going to use the two alongside each other..because there is a difference in visual style that's a bit obvious.
SolidSnakex
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(05-19-2009, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dedication Through Light

I dont think the guy with the knife is a playable character though?

Well, we really don't know who he is. The video of him in it had nothing to do with the actual games storyline.
같ToMmY같
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(05-19-2009, 08:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guy LeDouche

wtf, those look like real photographs pasted onto a 3d model. crazy

that's what they are :p
같ToMmY같
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(05-19-2009, 08:50 PM)
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i asked this in an old HR thread, but noone answered: does this guy look like T-Bag from Prison Break? i think it's the same actor





sorry for the DP.
BlazingDarkness
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(05-19-2009, 08:52 PM)
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yay madison in the full game! she seems cool
Dante
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(05-19-2009, 08:55 PM)
Hope the footage leaks early, like a lot of other footage has been :)
panda21
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(05-19-2009, 09:00 PM)
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:-O

the character models look stunning

those scans look like they have to many polygons to be in game, i wonder if perhaps they just use them as a basis and go from scans of the actors to make the models of the ingame characters or something?

also is Angelo Badalamenti really doing the music???
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(05-19-2009, 09:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by 같ToMmY같

i asked this in an old HR thread, but noone answered: does this guy look like T-Bag from Prison Break? i think it's the same actor





sorry for the DP.


looks more like Christian Bale in The Machinist.
RavenFox
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(05-19-2009, 09:04 PM)
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Machinist was a crazy ass movie. Crazy I tell ya
Prothero
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(05-19-2009, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by wouwie

Looking forward to more info and to the game. Is Badalamenti doing the music again? I adored the soundtrack from Fahrenheit.

From PlayStation: The Official Magazine (US) November 2008's Heavy Rain preview, with a side bar interview with David Cage:

Who's doing the music, and are there plans to work with Indigo Prophecy composer Angelo Badalamenti again?

CAGE: No, we really enjoyed the collaboration. I was really fortunate in my games bcause we had music from David Bowie in my first game [Omikron], then Angelo Badalamenti second, so who's next?! We want to explore different sound worlds and have different types of emotions from the music, so probably it will be a big Hollywood name that fits the mood of what we're doing.

So, no Badalamenti, unfortunately.
Andvary
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(05-19-2009, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by 같ToMmY같

i asked this in an old HR thread, but noone answered: does this guy look like T-Bag from Prison Break? i think it's the same actor

sorry for the DP.


I think he looks more like Christian Bale in The Machinist.

[IMG]http://i40.************/9auumh.jpg[/IMG]
FlashbladeGAF
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(05-19-2009, 09:50 PM)
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The Taxidermist looks like a down on his luck Dan Aykroyd

Rapping Granny
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(05-19-2009, 09:59 PM)
Wait...1up has game footage on Friday?:lol :lol told you GTTV wasn't needed.
mcdonnell
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(05-19-2009, 10:10 PM)
GTTV airs on Thursday nights now
Atrophis
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(05-20-2009, 11:07 AM)
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Hmm thought none of the areas OR characters we had seen so far were going to be in the final game. According to the Eurogamer preview of the game anyway...

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