'whew' The move is done and the review blitz is finally wearing down. 🙂

The next PlayStation generation…what might we see?

It has become quite a hot topic over the past couple of months. This past week, we have the report that the new Xbox is set to launch in about a year's time, and internal Sony studios are already working on PS4 titles . Furthermore, if one of those teams is Guerrilla, Killzone 4 could very well be a PS4 launch title . Wouldn't that be insane? Hey, toss in Gran Turismo 6 for good measure; it seems impossible that GT6 could arrive for this generation, right? Come on, you can't help but be a little excited. It's only natural, my fellow gamers.

As happy as I am with the current generation of consoles, I suppose progress is both inevitable and positive. By the way, anybody remember that fake PS4 commercial ? Looks like a simple 3D ad these days, huh? But I remember getting goosebumps watching it; that's what an impending generation of new, unexplored technology does to people. I'm more about the software, though.

MGS5 might be the final amazing PS3 exclusive

Hideo Kojima isn't a big fan of Microsoft or the Xbox. He has made that clear in the past. He's also about to reveal more information concerning Metal Gear Solid 5 , which may end up being one of the last PS3 masterpieces. If it does arrive for this generation and it's as memorable as we all expect, we won't have any choice but to put MGS4/MGS5 just slightly ahead of Uncharted 2 / Uncharted 3 on that best PS3 exclusive list . Then again, what if Quantic Dream delivers their next project before the PS4 gets here? They should… It won't be Heavy Rain 2 but c'mon…it's Quantic Dream.

I think it's a little funny that once MGS5 is announced, the hardcore franchise fans will just forget about Metal Gear Solid: Rising . 😉

Personal gaming update

I've finally managed to start Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception , which is amazing as expected. I just wanted to get the big reviews out of the way – including Assassin's Creed: Revelations , which I will certainly go back to – and I also wanted to get the move out of the way. For the record, I'm out of an apartment complex and into a house I'm renting from my father. It passed into the family earlier this year and while small, it's on a ridiculous piece of property in the country where peace and quiet reign supreme. A few apple trees, a stream, a garage, and an office with an enviable view. 😉 Oh shut up, I've worked hard. And I have other goals and ambitions, too.

Anyway, we'll be shooting the next PSXE Show soon (had to take a break with the reviews and the process of moving), and remember to grab your PSXE t-shirt for your Home avatar ! Also, let me know if you really wouldn't mind paying for a real t-shirt…I was surprised to see quite a few saying they would, and maybe we could do that for our fans if enough people were interested.

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Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

I'm excited to see what the next-gen will bring us. At the same time I'm really relishing this year of gaming, as it's the all around best lineup of amazing gaming software I've played. There;s just so many real sluggers landing back to back. I can't help but be overjoyed by it all. Anyway, I decided to hold onto Skyrim longer because it's immersible grasp happened to grab hold of me before I let it go. I'm only about 8 hours in, but it's all been fantastic.
I also finished up on a 3D project I did for my class. If anyone wants a look, it can be seen here. http://david-mason.deviantart.com/#/d4gi2n8
It;s real time consuming but I'm learning a lot and enjoying it immensely.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Great job! It actually looks exactly like the 7th floor elevator area for the Philosophy department where I go to school.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

3D max was a tough class for me. My 3d stuff never turned out the way I invisioned it. Going to school for animation was a mistake. I should have majored in music instead.

Nice job by the way.


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/19/2011 11:51:38 PM

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
8 years ago

Ooh, 3DS Max, eh?? That program is a bit of a beast. However, once you've got the reigns well in hand – which it seems to me you've gotten right to that – it's a pretty handy program. Now, Maya on the other hand… Still haunts me to this very day. Great job, though!

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

Thanks guys. So you went to school for animation, Jawknee? That's cool. What didn't you like about it?

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

The school I went to wasn't very good and fortunately neither was I. Haha, I liked most of the classes, I just wasn't a very good artist. Seeing what other people where doing(even your pick) made me realize I was in over my head. I did really enjoy and seemed to do well in my traditional animation class where you hand drew each cell and took a picture of them in sequence with a neat tool called a lunch box. It played it back once it was complete. I also liked the animation history classes. Learn a lot about Walt Disney and old school cartoons.

Not all was lost though. It is where I met my wife. 🙂

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

Ah, yeah, I've always had an artistic interest. I've just been leery of art degrees because it seems several of the fine art majors I know, except one, can't make an income to sustain themselves with it.

And 3DsMax is pretty complicated. I'd imagine the program would be hard to learn without a solid teacher showing us how to work it. Our teacher has 15 years experience and has actually done work in the movie industry etc. I'm pretty fortunate.

johnld
johnld
8 years ago

@jawk

if going to school for animation was a mistake then i dont know what to call going to school for mechanical engineering. i took the major because i wanted to build something but never got to do anything until the final 2 semesters. the professor was so retarded that i lost all interest in the class. he kept pushing us to do all the paperwork stuff instead of actually building it. made us calculate every damn aspect of it from pressure, customer surveys, to number of actual tests we need to perform instead of actually testing it. i got so pissed that i just gathered all the equipment, went to the machine shop, and built the thing. we made a CO2 powered branch pruner by the way, not our idea at all. that thing cut through a 1 inch diameter dowel rods and about 2 1/2 inch actual branches. when we demoed that in the competition, everyone looks each time we pressed the button to cut.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

Ha, sounds fun. Can't you work for NASA or something with that kind of dagree?

Neo_Aeon666
Neo_Aeon666
8 years ago

The room is pretty neat. Is it a 3DS MAX screenshot? Or a render? It would look much cooler if you put some lighting/shadows and occlusion in there. I studied 3D too but I mainly used Maya 😀


Last edited by Neo_Aeon666 on 11/20/2011 9:24:48 AM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

JohnLD-

Mechanical Engineering is rough. From what I understand there's a lot more math for that field n I'm not good at it. I'm going to school to be a Civil Engineer. I'll just be designing stuff for contractors to build. Along with doing surveys, cross sections for roads, etc… I like the design aspect, and really enjoy using the Auto Desk/AutoCAD software Civil 3D.

At one point I was enrolled to go to school to be a video game designer but that didn't work out.

karneli lll
karneli lll
8 years ago

If you want you renders to look richer try using sunlight. It takes a lot longer to render but it'll look awesome. I taught myself 3ds max a couple of years back and finding your own way to model stuff is always better, you learn a lot more than following instruction.

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

Thanks Karnelli, but our teacher restricted us to the default renderer. He says stuff like MentalRay etc will come next course.

johnld
johnld
8 years ago

@jawk

i probably could do that but the problem is, in todays economy, all jobs in my field require at least 4 years experience and that is something i dont have. so i'm inexperienced for a mechanical engineering job and overqualified for other jobs. why cant they just hire someone without experience? that way they could train the guy so that he would know nothing but the job at hand. basically a specialist.

karneli lll
karneli lll
8 years ago

Its cool,one step at a time.I tried looking for a teacher but i decided to go in myself. You are gonna love advanced lighting, it makes even the simplest of models look detailed. Check out what i did after discovering lighting
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=449181601311&set=a.449180256311.238572.505121311&type=3&theater


Last edited by karneli lll on 11/20/2011 5:42:21 PM

rowdy
rowdy
8 years ago

A stream? That is genuinely awesome. I've always wanted a stream and a big pond with a bridge.

I don't know what I'd do with it though.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

duh, you hang out there and drink and smoke (in a gentlemanly way of course).

rowdy
rowdy
8 years ago

Then I guess I'd need to buy a pipe and learn to swirl brandy.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

Uncharted to ME would still be the best PS3 exclusives, even if MGS5 releases on the PS3. I also am very concerned the MGS series won't remain exclusive. I havnt followed much on it so I'm not well informed but that's what I see.

Anyways I'm anxiously awaiting a MGS5 I do hope we get it on the PS3 and it remains exclusive.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

Just to add to that after reading it I made it sound like, I wouldn't be very open to MGS5 being better. If it's good It should obviously get what it deserves!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/19/2011 10:17:29 PM

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
8 years ago

I think the MGS series will remain exclusive, especially if Kojima has anything to do with the project.


Last edited by Clamedeus on 11/19/2011 10:32:38 PM

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

I dont get why they would bring the MGS HD collection over to 360 and make the Fox Hound engine multiplat if they didn't intend MGS5 to be for 360 also. I'm not saying I want MGS5 on 360, I wouldn't want the experience altered to accommodate common ground design between architectures, but it seems no third party anymore considers staying exclusive these days. Even Insomniac and Square, stalwart PSX/PS2 family members couldn't resist.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

Temjin-

That's kind of where my head is at.

Fox hounder
Fox hounder
8 years ago

I don't know if MGS5 will be exclusive to the PS3 or not ( i hope it is), but i'm certainly looking forward to it.

I hope MGS5 turns out to be a sequel to PW. There is a gap between PW and the original Metal Gear that a sequel could fill.

Actually it would be even better if MGS5 is a remake of the original 8 bit Metal Gear from the MSX & NES, that game needs to be remade more than MGS1 from the PS1.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

If it was a remake of Metal Gear it couldn't be MGS5 then. I do think he should remake those though. Would be sweet.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

I'd love to see another KZ or MGS this gen, but I think it's probably better that they come out as PS4 launch titles.

Ben,
As far as your move to a quiet country place with fruit trees & a stream, I'm frigging glowing "Nuclear green" with envy.
Since I've been out of work, I've been wishing for a winning lottery ticket just so I can get out of my own apartment too, & then buy a whole damned countryside…or an nice big always-warm deserted Island, with a few automated machine gun turrets for any nosy trespassers….or salespersons.

My PGU…Since I'm broke again, I don't have to keep on top of my gaming hunts, so I've been trying to whittle down my huge backlog instead.
So, in the last week I finished Crysis 1 & 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

Plus I'm almost at the very end of Hunted: The Demon's Forge too, but I've been stuck fighting the last big boss battle for a couple of weeks now, so I've started on Deus Ex:HR(Augmented Edition) which I'm really liking.
Last night I went all through the bonus disc first, which had a 44 minute "making of", the soundtrack, animated storyboard, and the Motion Graphic Novel, all good stuff.
I'm especially digging the fantastic soundtrack on my Sony headset.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 11/19/2011 10:45:48 PM

Shams
Shams
8 years ago

By the way, Biker Saint, I tried out the headset with my laptop (windows 7 x64), and it's compatible. They really are nifty.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

What's your trouble with the Hunted boss? I played it on the normal setting but still found him not altogether challenging.

on an unrelated note, I hope you haven't drank any Sleg.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

The Sony wireless headset? It works great work with the PC. I use it when I need to practice my songs. Much better sound and less strain on my ears than my Apple inear buds. Which is good because I was just diagnosed with Tinnitus caused by noise induced damage. The ringing is maddening! I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. 🙁 It really is enough to drive someone crazy.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

***SPOILER ALERT***

World,

At my best so far, I've only been able to knock 3 out of the 4 pillars while he's recharging his strength before I'm killed, and usually I'm only knocking down 2 pillars before most of my deaths.

I've even knocked my gameplay mode from normal to easy mode just for that fight, but alas I'm still being served up as grade-A demon food.

Hell, the way I keep dying, I think I might've accidentally slathered myself in a gallon of A-1 sauce.

BTW, I DID partake in Slegging 5 times, 3 times as Caddoc & 2 times as E'lara.
So I guess I'm going to be in for a world of Sleg-hurt once I finally get past this last boss, Huh?


Last edited by BikerSaint on 11/20/2011 12:43:38 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

yeah you are gonna pay, I want to replay the game for that reason.

I kind of forgot how to beat those pillars down, but I do remember that you should go ahead and step back from them and fight back the waves of skeletons and stuff when they are going to kill you because they will keep dropping health and magic potions so you don't have to worry about running out, eventually you'll get bigger windows of time to knock those pillars down together.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/20/2011 10:33:57 AM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Shams & Jawknee

I also love the fact that I can recharge my headset using my computer's USB port instead of having to leaving my PS3 powered on just to get it up to full charge again.

Shams
Shams
8 years ago

@Jawknee

They really are the most comfy headphones I've ever had. Great pluses all around.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

World,
OK, I think you might have nailed it for me.

***SPOILER ALERT***

What I had been doing was killing some of the skeletons & then trying to take down a pillar while he was recharging. So now I'll just try killing all the skeletons & hope that they'll finally stop regenerating all of their swarms at some point.

But man oh man, between the skel's & then all the lightening bolts, bombs, & flaming skulls that the big boss has been throwing at me, it's been pure Hades.

As far as my Sleg guzzling, I guess I'm going to have to see what repurcussions comes out of of it, & then decide whether or not to re-play the game to get a alternative result


Last edited by BikerSaint on 11/20/2011 11:13:43 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

Biker, you can use a USB wall charger as well. I use my iPhone charger most of the time.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
8 years ago

Very happy with the Sony wireless headphones! They have been perfect. The only problem I am having is with Skyrim. The sound cuts out for a sec every couple of minutes. Very annoying, but I am not the only one thankfully. Hopefully the near Thanksgiving patch will fix it.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Jawknee,
Cool, thanks for the wall charger info. That's even better.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
8 years ago

Well Ben, I still believe PDI will stay with the two games on one console M.O. as GT6 comes to the PS3. Who knows, you may be right after all.

EDIT – I am with Kojima on his thoughts towards the 360.


Last edited by maxpontiac on 11/19/2011 10:51:20 PM

cLoudou
cLoudou
8 years ago

Yes, shirts, now. And uh X-mas is coming up so….free shirts?

Shams
Shams
8 years ago

This week, I've been playing Fallout 3:Goty on my laptop. I also got my ps3 controller working today on my laptop using Motionjoy software (using 360 controller emulator settings).

Dreno
Dreno
8 years ago

Sweet deal about the move ben. A stream is effing awesome. That's pretty nifty boss.

P.U.
Started my new job on Monday, its sweet. First job I've ever had that I enjoy. Only down side is it pays weekly. Now I know that doesn't sound like a bummer, but it just makes me fee like ill spend money faster. I know I won't, it'll be the same amount of spendage, but on a more frequent basis if that makes sense.

And I think ill be getting skyrim on black Friday…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Any chance I can move in with you Ben? I need a quiet place to write and finish my novel 🙂

I must say as much as a stream of hot games is exciting it's nice to see it calm down so I have a chance to actually play them all.

It will be very interesting to see what games land on PS3 and what ones land on PS4. I don't feel ready for a new generation at all, but like you say that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

Sorry. There were only two bedrooms and the second one became my office. 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

We just got our first snow here in MN, I think it's headed your way next.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

I don't think Quantic Dream can surpass the greatness that is MGS4 and what could be MGS5. As good as Heavy Rain was as a whole, it was too flawed on a technical level to compare to MGS4. As I said, it's a game that released in 2008 and is more polished than 90% of the games released in 2011. Quite possibly this entire gen. I hope MGS5 does stay exclusive. In order to outdo MGS4 it has to stay exclusive. I just can't see a game of that caliber being a multiplatform. There's been nothing so far. There isn't even an Xbox exclusive that compares. Then again there really isn't anything on Xbox that compares with most of the PS3's best exclusives anyway.

PGU: Battlefield 3 and MGS4. 🙂 All this news of a possible MGS5 has got me in the mood. That game really is a masterpiece. I can't find a single thing wrong with it. Great music, fantastic gameplay, even better controls, great graphics, tons of weapons and upgrades, and lots of options in how to approach each battle or setpiece. Just competed the Middle East section. I took my time and tries to sneak past everyone.

World advised me to start Festivel of Blood and I was going to but I think ima wait until January. It will give me something to play while I'm in California. Should be only a few more days until Skyward Sword arrives. Can't freaking wait! Played the demo today at Target. It made me regret not paying for overnight shipping.


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/19/2011 11:46:21 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Thought I'd let you know in case you prioritize your experiences based on length as I often do, but there's no harm in putting off awesomeness for other awesomeness of course.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

Yea no problem. Ha, I want to be able to play it without interruption. I can stop playing MGS4 and pick it back up anytime. I just know when Skyward Sword gets here, I probably won't play much else besides a few quick Battlefield sessions here and there. Saving it for Cali will be perfect as I don't have much to do during the day anyways.

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

whats with gamespot hating the new zelda? I haven't played it, but it's like a total left field rating from a major site(the norm from N4G drab) But Gamespot? They can be real out there sometimes with review scores. They're not quite Edge, but their unpredictable consistency makes me feel less reliant on their evaluations.

PS. I knoew Dark Souls is good an all, but neither Batman, Skyrim or U3 are at it's level? Just seems odd.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

I have no idea. His biggest complaint was that he didn't know how to use the controls. In reading his review, it seemed to be complete user error on his part yet he thought that warranted a 7.5/10. Total attention whore review if you ask me. There was another guy from some site called Venture Beat or something who gave it a 65/100 because he just hates Zelda. He said Twilight Princesss sucked and it jaded fans(not me, I loved it) and that he's too old for Zelda games and swore that everyone who gave it a 10/10 were idiots and didn't know what they were talking about. Why review it then if he hates Nintendo and Zelda so much? You can't review a game objectively if you hate the franchise. It would be like me reviewing Call of Duty and giving it a terrible score and expecting people to take me seriously. Yet another site giving a stellar game a poor review for the sake of getting attention I think.

I played it today for the first time and I had zero trouble with the controls. After about 5 minutes it felt natural.


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/20/2011 1:08:49 AM

johnld
johnld
8 years ago

gamespot is a joke. in my opinion, all zelda games are masterpieces, not just for kids. i loved ocarina of time, majora's mask, wind waker, twilight princess, and a bunch of gameboy/ds zelda games. i am not a fan of motion controls but the way nintendo does thing, you have to be a complete idiot, apparently the guy jawknee mentioned was, to be lost on its controls. as far a i saw from miyamoto's demo, all the moves were pretty much common sense actions.