On Monday, DailyTech
reported that Microsoft’s Richard Teversham was sticking to the
corporate line of attacking the PlayStation 3's price and pointing out the
XBOX 360's clear price advantage and head start in the market. Teversham also
noted that Microsoft had a few surprises in store to counter the mighty blow
that will likely be thrown by the PS3. Today we know what at least part of that
counter offensive is: Gears of War.
Microsoft confirmed today that Epic Games' Gears of War will
launch on November 12 in
the United States; just ahead of the PS3's November 17
launch. With Halo 3 still about eight months away, Gears of War is the best
chance Microsoft has at stealing some thunder. Bill Gates was quoted in Time Magazine as saying that the PS3
would "Walk right into Halo 3," but Gears of War will have to do for
now. From GamesIndustry.biz:
The company declined
to state the obvious about the launch timing - preferring instead to remind us
how many trade-show awards the game has picked up so far - but it's made no
secret in the past of its desire to upset Sony's launch plans… Whether it's
still "perfect" - as Gates envisioned the clash of Sony's next-gen
console and Halo 3 - remains to be seen, but hype is certainly on Gears' side,
and the game's likely to shift huge quantities amongst the Xbox 360 hardcore.
Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein has been in the news
recently for his rather harsh criticisms of Intel’s efforts (or lack
thereof) in the graphics industry. He blamed Intel for the current lull in PC
gaming and for preying on consumer ignorance
when it comes to graphics accelerators.
by epsilonparadox on August 3, 2006 at 5:23 PM
Nighty Nine Nights is releasing soon. So is Blue Dragon. I believe there's a couple of other games also releasing before years end from Japanese developers.
quote: Nighty Nine Nights is releasing soon. So is Blue Dragon. I believe there's a couple of other games also releasing before years end from Japanese developers.
quote: Where they are flying off the shelves faster then they can be produced
quote: The americans games are only focused in the US market while the Jap games are appreciated over the world. Remember the Final Fantasy series?
quote: Yet the Nintendo Fanboys are in full flight jumping all over this new console. They probably could have just rode out the GC with a new controller since graphics dont matter to people who play nintendo games. Remember it is all about gameplay. The original mock up of the new controller was running on a GC. They could have released a better network adapter with a couple of Gig flash memory drive built in and had every ninturdo idiot salivating.
quote: It will also be fascinating to see which console handles the game better. UT2K7 seems graphically well above most 360 games
quote: It's sort of like looking back on other consoles.. Anyone remember how 'ok' looking SNES games looked until Donkey Kong Country came out and showed its potential ?
quote: I don't mean to be rude but, are you blind?
quote: f it was PS3 exclusive that would have been a huge selling point of PS3 for me, but now it looks like my 360 will get it anyway.
quote: Big doofy dinosaur guys is supposed to sway me to an 800 dollar system?
OOO!! look at the dinosaur guy shooting in some fuzzy atmospheric conditions! yeah, thats "art"
kinda reminds me of dogs playing poker with the addition of photoshop and free time.