Thursday, November 29, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Most times, video game industry analysts say some pretty logical things. Like, "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will be a big title for Activision," and Halo 3 will be huge." Yeah, those predictions make perfect sense. Others, while somewhat controversial, have a foundation based in some potential validity, like "the PS3 will eventually win this generation," and "no Grand Theft Auto IV could hurt the holiday season." But others...we just gotta scratch our heads and wonder.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is definitely a huge game, but we never thought it would be Halo 3-huge. Sure, it's sold out all over the place and the reviews are sky-high (so far), but can it really end up selling as much or even more than Bungie's massive title? According to Nollenberger Capital Partners analyst Todd Greenwald, yes, it can.
"Thus far, the game has an average score of 9.5/10 on Metacritic.com, which is almost unprecedented and puts it on par with Halo 3," he said. "It certainly is the highest-rated game Activision has ever created. Keep in mind, CoD4 is launching on four times as many platforms (Xbox 360, PlayStation3, PC, DS) as Halo 3 (360 only). Halo 3 has so far sold about 4 million units. A year ago, Call of Duty 3 sold about 3 million units, and we anticipate this year's version could do four million or more." (source- EscapistMagazine)
He makes a good point in the fact that CoD4 is a multiplatform title, which obviously means it has greater sales potential than an exclusive title like Halo 3. But the latter is the fastest selling entertainment-based product, whether we're talking about games, movies, books, music, whatever, so can this really be true? Microsoft expects to sell 10 million copies of Halo 3 (albeit not in 2007)...will Activision boast similar numbers with CoD4? We realize Greenwald is only talking about this year, though, so we suppose it's feasible.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Nov 7, 2007 11:10 am PT
First of all, I own both systems and brought the ps3 version (I actually brought into the bs all the sony fanboys were blowing about how ps3 graphic was better). The 360 version was borrowed from my roommate. Second of all, I brought a ps2 before I got a xbox in the previous generation (eventually I got the GC), because the ps2 had more and better games. This generation was the reverse.
Something about these screenshots, both systems was running on 1080p, but that doesn't really matter because most screenshots were to compare the texture resolution not actual screen resolution (I don't have the professional equipment required to test that). The PS3 is running off of HDMI and 360 off of the d-sub input. Farther more you will see some slight differences in sharpness of each shots due to auto focus of the camera. The photos were taken in 1600x1200 resolution and scaled down to fit.
This is your G36C model, you can see that 360 texture is sharper near the butt of the rifle and ps3 is very blocky by comparison.
Next is Gaz at the beginning of your training mission. You can tell in the ps3 version that the fade behind his head is blurred/smudged compare to 360 and also the gears are blocky as well.
Gaz's beard texture on the 360 is visually sharper (even more apparent in life, the lighting is bad in the screenshots). You can even tell individual strand of hair in the 360 version versus the blurred spots in the ps3.
Again, the G36C model but this time before you picked it up. The shadow casted by the rifle is much more blockier in the ps3 version. Where as, in the 360, looks like AA is actually applied to the edge of the shadow.
Taken in the "Charlie don't surf" level, when you first rope in. The difference here is day and night. I was shocked at the difference, it almost looks like 360's texture resolution is twice as high as ps3's.
Again, the difference is very noticable. Taken in the same level.
Some more shots at the same level. Again, the 360 is sharper even at extreme close up.
Feel free to do your own screenshot comparison. I'm pretty sure you'll find that in all cases, 360 texture is sharper than ps3.
Monday, November 5, 2007
yo, if your not someone, or know someone, or real dam lucky. forget it. best i can do is tuesday. ive been lied to bye, wal-mart, circuit city and beyond. this has me so beat. i just wanna go to bed. i never had such a hard time getting a game with no Street date. its truly amazing. if you got the game between friday and today. count yourself as lucky. the rest of us loser have to wait.