Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, for the Sony PS3, has not only won the influential Game Critics Awards “Best In Show” for E3 2009 (the world’s largest videogames trade show), but also won most awards.
The Sony PS3 might not get future instalments of Call Of Duty, Modern Warfare, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and others according to Activision CEO Bobby Kotick. Why? “It’s expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better.”
Halo: ODST and God Of War III were the game titles shown at E3, the world’s largest videogame trade show, that are most likely to be actually purchased by gamers, according to market research firm Nielsen’s “Video Game Tracking” survey.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves for the Sony PS3 and Brutal Legend, Tim “Psychonauts” Schafer’s freeroaming heavy metal action adventure, Brutal Legend, starring Jack Black, have dominated the influential Game Critics Best Of E3 2009 awards, taking four nominations apiece, including Best Of Show.
The Microsoft Xbox 360 is being used to the limits of its powers, according to a senior executive at Electronic Arts in Europe. But while the Xbox 360 is “maxed out”, the Sony PS3 still has “more power” to give, according to Patrick Soderland, Senior VP, EA Games Europe.
Microsoft’s Project Natal Xbox 360 motion-sensing, speech-recognising, all-singing, all-dancing controller generated the most “buzz” of all E3 announcements, according to Buzz Study, a “web chatter” analysis site.
Gran Turismo’s Sony PS3 developers, Polyphony Digital, paid a back-handed compliment to its rivals on the Forza 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 developer team at Turn 10. Turn 10′s official company blog reveals that at E3, Gran Turismo’s creators: “came by to personally get hands-on with Forza 3, all the while taking careful notes, examining our user-interface, shooting photos, and asking us some pretty interesting questions.” Turn 10′s blog continues to return, well it’s not exactly a compliment…
The Wii Vitality Sensor was by far the weirdest peripheral to come out of E3 this year, and while Nintendo’s president didn’t explain much of what it did at the keynote, he’s now hinted at some further uses, including tapping your heartbeat for horror games. This is all going to end in tears, you know.
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