This is just one of those news reports where one goes, "huh…that's amusing."

As everybody on the planet – including those inhabiting the most remote village in the Amazon jungle – knows, Killzone 2 releases this week for the PlayStation 3. You can probably guess that it's one of the loudest, most intense gaming experiences of the generation so far, but did you realize just how much elecrtical power it takes to develop? According to Kotaku, Amsterdam's power supply just couldn't handle Guerilla's development of the hotly anticipated shooter. As the team closed in on their goal and upped their staff from 45 employees to about 200, they started sucking a whole lot of energy out of the old power system in the city. To compensate for the lacking, Sony ponied up the cash for a diesel generator, just so the team wouldn't deprive their neighbors of the electricity required to heat their water. Of course, Kotaku couldn't help but make the jab- "Which was lucky for us, otherwise we'd be left with a game that looked so dark it was developed with the lights out and…oh." But then again, it's Kotaku. It's what they do . Well, so far as the PS3 is concerned, anyway.  Too bad it's not coming to the Wii, right guys?

Anyway, we just figured you'd like to know. In order to use massive computing power, one must utilize massive amounts of electrical power, and that's exactly what Guerilla did…nearly broke a city's energy supply to do it it, but hey, it was worth it.

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

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TheUglyBassist
TheUglyBassist
11 years ago

Wow. That's amazing.

www
www
11 years ago

yea exactly……………amazing!


Last edited by www on 2/24/2009 11:21:25 AM

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

lol, and some people still doubt the game

Odd Child
Odd Child
11 years ago

Sounds like my apartment :-p

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

lol

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

Well, as long as they didn't exhaust the city's marijuana supply…

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Magic Mushrooms?

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

i'm sure they did

rell
rell
11 years ago

lol troy powers thats hilarious

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

Well, the shrooms are technically "illegal" in Amsterdam now. But, they weren't hard to find when I was there last summer.

Funniest shit. I walked into a head shop to buy a bundle.

Me: Aren't mushrooms illegal here now?
Shop Girl: Yes.

lol…that's it! God, I love that city!

faraga
faraga
11 years ago

but plz dont get the idea everyone in holland is a junkie-.-

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

Nah, I know better.

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

Another funny story. I was out Friday night, and I told a girl that I was from Amsterdam. She looks at me and says, "You're lying! You're not German!"

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

HA

<humor>Damn everyone knows Amsterdam isn't in Germany it's in Russia duh! </humor>

LOL!

I love that most Americans can't name three countries in Europe but we get pissed when Europeans think that we are all stupid and lazy. It might not be true but God do we put the best of us out there to be our face to the world


Last edited by coverton341 on 2/24/2009 3:17:55 PM

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

@ troy You do shrooms? Man whats wrong with you?

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

Why would you think there's something wrong with me?

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

@I'mTheMan: Nothing is wrong with him…it's just the shrooms. 😛

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

@ troy well i figured if you were ok you wouldnt do them

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

That's like saying if you were okay, you wouldn't play video games. It's something I do for fun.

Actually, more people have died playing video games than have died eating magic mushrooms.

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

i dont believe that at all. and that was a horrible comparison you made. games dont harm you. mushrooms do. but whatever. you're the one with a child that looks up to you….

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

You know… a lot of people think Europe is a country LOL.

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

@ImTheMan
Well, sir, whether you believe it or not is completely irrelevant. It's true. I've read at least two stories of people playing MMORPGs without sleep until they dropped dead. But, scientists have failed to find a toxicity limit for mushrooms in humans.

And mushrooms do not harm you. See, you've been told all of your life that "drugs are bad." Oddly enough, the same people who told you that drugs are bad, and to "Just say no," also told you that cigarettes are okay if you're over 18 and alcohol is okay if you're over 21. If I said that I smoked would you ask what's wrong with me? If I said I walked into a bar and bought a drink, would you ask what's wrong with me? And there's no disputing what cigarettes and alcohol do to your body. The worst you could say about mushrooms is they could aggrivate a pre-existing condition. But, they aren't harmful in and of themselves.

Anywayz, do your research and know exactly what you're saying, be versed on the subject before you question me on the choices I make, especially if you're going to bring my child into it. Just spouting off what "Officer Friendly" told you when you were in 5th grade isn't the way to debate or discuss anything intelligently.


Last edited by Troy Powers on 2/25/2009 9:16:02 AM

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

anything that messes with a persons brain is harmful.

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

Chocolate "messes with" your brain. Caffeine "messes with" your brain. Plenty of every day things have an effect on your brain. That doesn't mean it's DAMAGING your brain. There are no adverse effects. Try again.

tanner1
tanner1
11 years ago

Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwiiiiiiicked!

faraga
faraga
11 years ago

allmost as wicked as your avatar:D


Last edited by faraga on 2/24/2009 2:39:47 PM

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Lmfao II know ppl in amsterdam were angry you can't do anything without lights they prolly didn't know what was going on good job guerilla that's so amazing.

Randomhero1
Randomhero1
11 years ago

Thats Amazing!!

Fabi
Fabi
11 years ago

What the hell? Crazy.

MeXiCaNFiGhTeR
MeXiCaNFiGhTeR
11 years ago

It was confirmed just now that K2 is coming to the Wii!!!! jk

rell
rell
11 years ago

@MeXiCzNFiGhTeR thats hilarious u never know what sony might do.

Randomhero1
Randomhero1
11 years ago

i would LOVE to see what killzone 2 would look like on the wii haha

robinhood2010
robinhood2010
11 years ago

Good job it is dark, as KZ2 woulda sucked all the red out of the town…

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

WOW thats crazy, but well worth it.

rell
rell
11 years ago

Damn kz2 owned amsterdam

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

lol. well it does make sense, but it wasn't expected. the computing software and effort that was needed to create that. 200 ps3 aswell as computers and lighting and all other electrical stuff. yeah. it owned amsterdam

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

But, Amsterdam is a major metropolitan area. It's a tourist center. You'd think they'd be able to accomodate a lot of electricity use. I mean, how much power do you think it takes to keep those red lights glowing all night long?

Luan
Luan
11 years ago

haha, thats awesome!! I don't think Halo Wars would do that xD

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

lol…development for Halo Wars couldn't drain the battery on my cellphone. 😀

rell
rell
11 years ago

yeah 360 isn't a supercomputer like the ps3, lol

King James
King James
11 years ago

Well, the day a game takes out Dallas, Tx – the 4th largest metro area in the US – I'll buy twenty copies of the game and eat all my hats.

Don't let u fanboyism consume you & say something ignorant.


Last edited by King James on 2/24/2009 4:00:34 PM

wano
wano
11 years ago

@ Troy, lol, depends if you have one of those cell phones from when they first came out in the 80's. Where if you droped the power pack by accident, it would probably cause a small explosion.
Dam those things were big back in the day 😉


Last edited by wano on 2/24/2009 4:21:05 PM

PSN _HAITIAN_JB
PSN _HAITIAN_JB
11 years ago

lol…development for Halo Wars couldn't drain the battery on my cellphone. 😀

lmao!!!

city96
city96
11 years ago

Ben you made a typo again! `how much elecrtical power it takes to develop?`

LOL oh well i loe the game for the PS3s sake its probably the PS3s saviour. Xbox has lots of shooters but they dont have everything in one.

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

I loe it too.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

haha …. classic .

shaydey77
shaydey77
11 years ago

lol troy.
everyone give ben a chance to correct city96s typo! hes well overdue some revenge!!:)

on topic: Surely they have wind power now in amsterdam?plenty of electricity there like!!..such a waste!!

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

never thought that was possible but it happen.

Skatejimmy5
Skatejimmy5
11 years ago

That's awesomely hilarious. And yeah, it was worth it. I got the game today, and it's amazing.

faraga
faraga
11 years ago

i didnt hear/see any report of electricity fail in amsterdam, still i dont live there, i live in utrecht, half a coutry away (and u all know the netherlands is HUGE)

probably not going to buy k2, i love racegames, but im not into shooters that much