You've seen the review ; now it's time to check out our first ever video commentary.

The timing was great. Killzone 3 arrives at just about the time we're branching out in 2011 and so, it earns the honor of becoming the first game we address on our PSXEOfficial YouTube Channel . We've got 13 minutes of high-definition footage complete with some discussion between my brother and I – who is responsible for doing all the taping and footage for this stuff – and I think it came out quite well.

There are no story spoilers in this video, and we will always keep such things out of our video commentaries. And once again, for the record, these aren't "video reviews," per se; our text reviews will always take priority, and we will reserve the video commentary for the biggest titles. The next game on the list is probably Dragon Age II and maybe, just maybe, an unboxing of the Xperia Play…

We're new to this so feel free to offer any feedback and suggestions. If there are other things you want to see, let us know. Also, I will remind you that this isn't the whole surprise…indeed, something much bigger in terms of audience potential is on the way. Stay tuned.

Related Game(s): Killzone 3

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Snorge
Snorge
11 years ago

Great Vid, sounds like regular questions answered in a regular none "selling" way. (you know, just between real gamers) Staright to the point and honest. I love it. Glad to see PSXE expanding! Now, we still our presence in HOME known. Great Job maintaining the best PS3 site known to man.


Last edited by Snorge on 2/21/2011 10:42:13 AM

SvenMD
SvenMD
11 years ago

First of all, the YouTube channel is awesome. I thought you guys did a great job with your first videos. And now I'm really pumped for this game to arrive this week.

Second, I liked the dual commentary, it always adds something to videos like this.

Third, Where'd you get the intro music? I thought I recognized it from like an old Gran Turismo game or something….but it sounds a little porno-ish, so i'm hoping I don't recognize it from there 😉

Anyway, How long do we have to wait for this "something much bigger in terms of audience potential"?? We're dying here!

Keep up the awesome work.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Not much longer. Depends on a few things out of our control right now.

As for the music, it's from the editing program that we use, which is referenced via copyright in the credits.

FatherSun
FatherSun
11 years ago

@Ben, in the credits… Are you Charles as well?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

No, that's my brother.

FatherSun
FatherSun
11 years ago

Now that is even cooler, Its a family affair. Great work guys.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

It's a family affair… like Uncharted. 😉

phudge_supreemz
phudge_supreemz
11 years ago

Drake and his family of art mobsters?

newchef
newchef
11 years ago

kinda off topic but Ben you were looking for feed back on the video and you seemed to be following the post so i figured i would put this here…the video was good, ver informative and made me want the game more now that i saw it lol but a few small things, as sven said the music was a lil porno-ish, and in my opinion it was a tad to long, if i had to make a suggestion i would recommend staying under 10 mins…but that could just be me

other than that i liked being able to see and hear about the game at the same time

Kiryu
Kiryu
11 years ago

Nice video review of this much anticipated game.keep up the good work!

0_o
0_o
11 years ago

This really good for PSXE community. It will bring more gamers to the most truthful and respectful gaming site ever! Long live PSXE! 🙂

zork
zork
11 years ago

Ben you need to step back and really look at Killzone 3, less weight?..i feel like a deployment of a parachute is needed when playing Killzone 3.

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

Can't exactly tell if your being sarcastic there…

Nice commentary. I also liked the fact that I got to see some more gameplay that I've only seen bits of before
Usually don't like to look up gameplay footage for games. But that was a welcome look. I'm going to try to get it from work tonight 🙂


Last edited by ThugNificent101 on 2/21/2011 12:14:15 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Pure awesomeness slathered in awesome sauce. After looking at that I also can't believe anyone would consider this game less than an elite 9+ title.

To the Dutkas: Great work on the video and everything. I really can't think of much else to ask for except maybe some sort of epic introduction at the beginning. I love the jingle too.

It just feels good to be a member in good standing at this site. I feel bad for the people who don't get it and opt to get booted out for foolishness. Keep up the good work, it's great to be a part of this place and if I'm ever needed or wanted to contribute again you know where to find me 🙂

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Indeed World, on all accounts.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Thanks.

And that intro you speak of is coming…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Then I think you'll be all set 🙂

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

First off, the music is awesome.

You should hold a competition where PSXE members can write and record a theme song for your vids.


Last edited by NoSmokingBandit on 2/21/2011 12:01:01 PM

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Definitely had a GT5 thing going on. I liked it as well.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

I like these commentaries. I'm looking forward to seeing more of them!

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
11 years ago

Just watched the first minute, and I will repeat myself.

Go onto options, select controls, then advanced, then switch the crouch button to HOLD instead of TOGGLE. Then, instead of having to click it to get out of cover, you just have to release the cover button. 🙂

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

That doesn't change anything. The mechanic is still set to be stuck against your cover. You still have to DO something to release.

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
11 years ago

Well…obviously? Not following you there, you just hold L2 to get into cover, press up and shoot some fools, (with L2 still held..) release up, release L2. Job done. What is wrong with that?

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

That would actually bother me more liam, I prefer a toggle as opposed to a hold crouch.

Temjin001
Temjin001
11 years ago

The problem is not being able to choose to crouch near a barrier without latching to it–same with KZ2.

From a control design standpoint, the cover button really shouldn't be shared with the crouch.

Having a cover system is nice, and it is more fleshed out and significant in KZ3.

If a person chooses to work with the mechanic, I do, it really comes natural before long. Just like the slide-to-cover mechanic.

FatherSun
FatherSun
11 years ago

You guys give the feeling of hanging out with close friends as we have a go at a game. Laid back. You don't make it seem like you guys are trying so hard to be something other than gamers. That is refreshing compared to the knuckleheads in YouTube land out there.

Thanks for the new feature. I look forward to future commentaries and whatever else you guys are cooking up.


Last edited by FatherSun on 2/21/2011 12:40:18 PM

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Oh! I see the video commentary's are doing da trick! gonna love this new feature.

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

That was pretty awesome. I didn't realize there was new vehicle combat other than the jetpack, so that was really cool to see.

Amazing how smooth it was when you were driving the saw, no lag, no hitching, smooth like butter. Was really impressive with all that was going on.

Was glad there were 2 of you, video review with only one person talking is always a little awkward, this felt conversational and made you feel like you were just hanging with your friends discussing KZ3. Good stuff, keep it up.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Sweet how the blood mists when you shoot them now.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Makes the head shots very entertaining.

RebelJD
RebelJD
11 years ago

I enjoyed your official-first commentary! Watching footage on Killzone 3 that they didn't focus on through trailers these past couple of months was a great addition. Honestly, the trailers I've seen on this game were lackluster and though I pre-ordered the game to support the franchise and the PS3, I wasn't looking forward to it. Now that I've seen the different scenarios that bring an "experience" feel to this world I'm really looking forward to Killzone 3. This looks like an excellent game and the gameplay/pacing of this is something I'll be enjoying every minute of.

I enjoyed the casual commentary and having three parts to it was a nice touch. Not too much, not too little. There weren't any awkward pauses and you didn't sound inexperienced throughout.

I figured maybe you were a bit nervous at the beginning but throughout you came around and sounded real comfortable. Right on.

I really don't like the music you play at the beginning and end of your videos though. I don't get it. It reminds me of GT5 tackiness jazz that a lot of people thought was the wrong move to make for its soundtrack.

Still, keep up the great work, the editing and audio were great and you guys did a great job. *high five*

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
11 years ago

It reminded me of Classic Game Room's reviews's intros (happy music with people on fire screaming XD), of which are very funny. Terrible reviews, but very funny.

CharlesD
CharlesD
11 years ago

Good to see people enjoying the vids. I will continue to swing by the comments section for these things and troll for suggestions so as Ben said, if you guys or gals have any ideas about the shorts feel free to write it up and post it.

Thanks for the support.

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
11 years ago

You should have a montage at the beggining, highlighting the most epic parts (spoiler-free ofcourse), and perhaps organising it better, and try to touch on a bit of everything (graphics, music, gameplay etc).

CharlesD
CharlesD
11 years ago

Well, keep in mind we are trying to keep the major review emphasis on the written articles, so going too in depth on the video commentaries would draw away from that. Think of these as overviews. As for the montage, good suggestion I would have made it longer but as I have personally not cleared the game yet I wasn't sure what were spoilers and what weren't soo you can see where creating a spoiler-free montage with epic scenes could be problematic..

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
11 years ago

Yeah, I know but, it'd be good if you could point out 3 bad points and 3 good points or something, but display them in the 'overview' so we can 'see' exactly what your 'saying' (excuse the poor puns XD)

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Liam, as I've said before, this is NOT a video review.

Here, people will still have to read our reviews to get all the information. This is commentary; not an analysis, and there's a very big difference.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 2/21/2011 3:10:33 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

What did you film the footage with Charles?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

A Kodak HD camera. Works well.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

The problem with using a camera to record the screen is that it gets really blown out. I dont really mind it, but its hard to see exactly what you mean when you comment on the lighting system.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

…I don't recall mentioning the lighting.

Besides, KZ3 is quite dark.

Underdog15
Underdog15
11 years ago

I appreciate the differences in the commentaries and reviews you plan to do.

I can see lots of people not knowing the difference, in the future… lol. My guess? 60-80% of your video commentaries will have someone complaining that you didn't say enough in the "review". (Thinking the commentary is a review, I mean)

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

You indirectly mentioned the lighting system when you said everything looked a little shiny. Whites get really exaggerated when capturing an LCD with a camera, so everything looks super glossy.

Not really a problem, i just thought i'd mention it.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

NoSmokingBandit: Um…I was looking at my TV, not looking through a camera when playing.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

Yeah, i know that, but what we see isnt the same thing as you see, which is the point i'm trying to make.

SubjectiveTruth
SubjectiveTruth
11 years ago

It's so cool to put a voice to the words I've been reading.

Shams
Shams
11 years ago

I didn't see all of the footage, just 'cuz I'll be saving the moments (as spoiler-free as they are) for tomorrow, but glad to see your brother came in clutch. Loved the following exchange, btw.

Ben's bro: "This is an awesome game, by the way."
Ben: "Yeah, it's definitely creme of the crop. There's really nothing you can say against it"

If there's a way of doing a voice over on playback footage (which you can manually ff/pause/rw) through the editing software, that may free you up if you can't find someone to assist in the future. But I think the cross-banter really works.

Shams
Shams
11 years ago

Oh, just read CharlesD's comment. Though I've read his comments before, I had no idea that he's Ben's brother.

Vismund
Vismund
11 years ago

the video commentary's are a great addition to this awesome site.

FM23
FM23
11 years ago

That cover problem doesn't exist with me as I change the control settings for aiming and crouching…so this never occured in the demo for me. But that's me.

This video reminds me of moments where I play a game infront of someone who's already played it and they just comment on everything and vice versa. It's annoying that they do it and it's annoying that I do it…that is what this video reminds me of…lol

Good video and thanks for doing this…PSX has more character now. Now it's time for an official website makeover.