Consolidation

Thanks Mike Martinez.

  • Xbox 2 unveiling at CES 2005?
  • Midway plans Mortal Kombat 7 for PS3 and Xbox 2.
  • "Vivendi Universal Games announced today the epic film that transcends generations and appeals to contemporary and urban audiences alike, Scarface, is now coming for the first time to game consoles worldwide. In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film. Developed by Radical Games and published by Vivendi Universal Games, this third person action shooter is expected to ship Fall 2005."
  • "Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today the upcoming U.S. release of Xenosaga® EPISODE II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse, shipping exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in February 2005."
  • "Ready? Set? Party! Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, today announced Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed™ for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system to be released in North America. In a brand-new twist to the series, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed sets players on a fast-paced sports marathon across two action-packed game modes. A tournament-style game, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed stars everyone’s favorite heroes, Spike and Natalie, and features an all-star character line-up from the original Ape Escape™ games. Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed is slated to ship in October 2004."
  • GTA San Andreas - Los Santos exposed.
  • Yamauchi on Gran Turismo 4 PSP and PS2 status.
  • Sonic Blasts Onto Xbox.
  • Mortal Kombat Mini-Games.
  • The Urbz Toys Planned.
  • Fable: Huge Video Interview Feature.
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Re: San Andreas Aug 11, 2004, 19:04
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Looking at the screens for GTA:San Andreas looks like they're just releasing another "expansion pack". The graphics are pretty sub-standard now, and I'm sure the gameplay hasn't changed that much either.
The problem with the GTA:SA graphics is they are PS2 constrained. Although Rockstar get better and better at eeking the most out of the PS2 (and arguably only Gran Turismo 4 beats it in the scale / quality ratio) they are still running into laughably low limits, like 32Mb of RAM. Now, when they come to release a PC version, although they have some seriously powerful hardware (in comparison to PS2 or XBox) as their target, the game engine is designed for the PS2 and to rewrite it entirely is just not going to happen. That's why Vice City is a PS2 game but requires ridiculously high system specs in comparison to the original PS2. Admittedly the system requirements are not "ridiculous" now, but at release, they were quite steep.

However... the graphics are not really sub-standard by PS2 standards, remember they are 300x200 (approx - please correct) for a tv screen. At 1024x768, 1280x1024 etc like they'd be in the (as yet unannounced) PC release they'd look a heckuva lot better.

As for gameplay, horses for courses. No it won't have changed much. Refined, new features, new side attractions, but at the end of the day you'll be a guy that runs around a city doing missions and becoming the city bigshot criminal. If that ain't your bag, plenty more fish in the gaming sea

Personally, I love the GTA series

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