The Official Video Game News Thread

Patsai 03-07-2004 10:10 PM
For the first time, a Metal Gear Solid game will be released exclusively for the GameCube. More info here. The game will be released worldwide this March.

And the final installment of the Phantasy Star Online series, Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution, will also be released exclusively for Nintendo Gamecube in hopes of opening up more online games for the system. More info here.
Zopwx2 03-13-2004 08:41 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Piano Black
March 01, 2004 - Ending all the constant speculation about the next installment of the Grand Theft Auto series, publisher Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is indeed coming out. In the press release unveiled this morning, it was revealed that GTA: San Andreas will be an exclusive title for the PlayStation 2 and will be released on October 19, 2004.

woot!


GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS ANNOUNCED



Rockstar Games is pleased to announce Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the next iteration in the globally successful Grand Theft Auto franchise. Developed by world-class designers Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and is expected to be in stores in North America on October 19, 2004 and in Europe on October 22, 2004. "In the past couple of years, we have put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves to ensure we do everything possible to exceed people's expectations with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," stated Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games. "Even though we still have eight months to go, we are starting to become very proud of what we have achieved and we can't wait to get the game into players' hands." Leslie Benzies, President of Rockstar North, stated, "We are extremely humbled by the success of the Grand Theft Auto series and it has made us push ourselves further than ever to create a title in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that will hopefully redefine the Grand Theft Auto series and revolutionize open-ended gameplay and video game production values." Over 30 million units of the Grand Theft Auto franchise have been shipped to date, including over 11.5 million units of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and over 10.5 million units of Grand Theft Auto 3.
C.R Foxhound 03-13-2004 09:58 PM
well thats cool, cant wait to see some screen shots
C.R Foxhound 04-03-2004 04:41 PM
Some Nintendo info

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/04/02/news_6092868.html

but even though im putting up Nintendo info....

Sega>Nintendo Tongue

Sonic>Mario Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue
Zopwx2 04-03-2004 05:52 PM
no way, sonic was a punk who just wanted speed and gold rings.

While our favorite Italian plumber tripped out on mushrooms and beat the crap out of turtles. Thats way cooler.
~ Roger Smith ~ 04-05-2004 11:24 AM
As a die-hard Sonic fan, I find that somewhat offensive. XP

Believe me, there's a lot of hidden depths to the hedgehog - but there was only one cartoon series that truly showed them well.

<Check www.satamsonic.com for details on what I'm talkin' about. Oo>
Darth Nat 04-07-2004 09:09 AM
In an odd turn of events, John Woo is going to direct a Metroid movie. Here is the story: http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/04/07/news_6093071.html
Mike 04-07-2004 09:58 AM
*weeps*

A Metroid movie??? That would be awful!
No dialogue! Just watching someone run around for 2 hours blowing things up! That makes a great game, but not a great movie....

And if they did have dialogue, it would be nothing like the actual game! Crying
C.R Foxhound 04-07-2004 10:08 AM
John Woo needs to take his ass somewhere else, the only good(american) movie he made was face/off.

Godd i hated mission impossible 2, they took evetything good out of the first movie and whatever was left, became a gimmick

he'sa probably gonna put some wack ass rock music instead of the masterpiece that is Metroids score

C.R is not pleased Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad
AndroidZeroX 04-07-2004 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by GAT-X105
*weeps*

A Metroid movie??? That would be awful!
No dialogue! Just watching someone run around for 2 hours blowing things up! That makes a great game, but not a great movie....

And if they did have dialogue, it would be nothing like the actual game! Crying

A metroid movie would be sweet. Like she is a bounty hunter, and they show her goin around killin aliens. If they made it right, then it would be pretty cool, and like a much better version of Alien. That would be great.
Piano Black 04-07-2004 12:33 PM
A Metroid movie...

Most movies based off of video games suck. Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter 2 are great examples of crappy movies.
Darkside 04-07-2004 12:41 PM
an official list of the cast for Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater has been leaked out by mr. Kojima they are:


CIA Chief
Director Glanin
Director Sokolov
Enemy Soldier
Eva
Guard Johnny
Hanger [sic] Intercom
Ivan Radeinovich Raskov
Khrushchev
Major Zero (Major Tom)
MIG Pilot
Mr. Srgnt
Ocelot
Paramedic
Parrot
Pentagon Official
President Johnson
Snake
The Boss
The End
The Fear
The Sorrow
Thunderbolt (Colonel)

A familiar name to the series, Ocelot appears to be on the roster for the game set in 1964 which would put the old patriot spy in his prime.
AndroidZeroX 04-07-2004 05:18 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Piano Black
A Metroid movie...

Most movies based off of video games suck. Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter 2 are great examples of crappy movies.


Yea, but like I said, if they do it right, then it would kick ass
C.R Foxhound 04-07-2004 06:32 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Metal Gear
an official list of the cast for Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater has been leaked out by mr. Kojima they are:


CIA Chief
Director Glanin
Director Sokolov
Enemy Soldier
Eva
Guard Johnny
Hanger [sic] Intercom
Ivan Radeinovich Raskov
Khrushchev
Major Zero (Major Tom)
MIG Pilot
Mr. Srgnt
Ocelot
Paramedic
Parrot
Pentagon Official
President Johnson
Snake
The Boss
The End
The Fear
The Sorrow
Thunderbolt (Colonel)

A familiar name to the series, Ocelot appears to be on the roster for the game set in 1964 which would put the old patriot spy in his prime.


lol is guard Johnny the guy who always had the runs?

oh borther, i cant wait what dumb jokes Kojima comes up with
C.R Foxhound 04-22-2004 04:39 PM
Big Kill 04-22-2004 05:04 PM
does anyone one know when the naruto games are coming out in america. I played the Gamecube version and it was PIMP!!!
C.R Foxhound 04-26-2004 12:43 PM
C.R Foxhound 04-27-2004 05:13 PM
The Fallen Phoenix 05-09-2004 08:52 PM
quote:
Originally posted by C.R Foxhound
Shining Force news ya'll

http://www.the-magicbox.com/gaming.htm


I've been playing Shining Force: Ressurection of Dark Dragon, and I must say I like a lot of the changes they've made to the game (curse you for mentioning it before I did! Tongue ). Especially the character interaction three new characters...they're quite interesting. The difficulty seems a little lower than before, but it's offset by the increasing difficulty each time you defeat the game.

Speaking of Shining Force, apparently they're developing one for the Playstation 2, which should be released middle of 2005...I'm really looking forward to it, especially if it's a brand new game. Big Grin

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Oh, and for those Pokemon fans who haven't heard (I actually stumbled across this piece of information while I was searching for information on the new Shining Force remake), remakes of Red/Green (Red/Blue here in America) will be released in the United States later this year.
M.S. Feather 08-23-2004 11:51 PM
PlayStation 3 To Have a $500 Price Tag?

Every year Wedbrush Morgan Securities performs a deep analysis of the game industry followed by an up to date report. This years focus on the industry proves to be daunting for those looking forward to PS3's debut. WMS believes the PlayStation 3 could end up with a hefty price tag of $500 taking in account the various media functions it’s expected to perform. In turn this would leave the average consumer out of purchasing the console. The Definition of Insanity: Why The Next Console Cycle Will Start Off With A Whimper, a 144-page report conceived by both Michael Pachter and Edward Woo gave the gritty details. Although most of the document was a fairly pleasant and insightful peer into the industry’s future, suggesting continued expansion in many different sectors, it is obvious by the title some things just cant be overlooked. One of those things is the likelihood of PS3 being well overpriced.

The possibility of countless functionality, much more than that of recent consoles could be PS3's downfall in price range as believed by the two man who wrote the report. Sony of course is said to be pushing it’s next console closer to being more of an entertainment center for the living room than a basic console. It might be similar to the PSX which comes bundled with an array of options such as a digital video recorder, DVD burner and a few other media capabilities.

With 2006 being widely excepted as the release date for the PS3, many of the functions it’ll be required to perform will still cost around $250 to implement. Include the $300-$350 release price of a common console and that drives the PS3 to $500 easily.

"At this level, we believe that many consumers will be alienated," the report informs; as briefly stated before, $500 is just to much to ask for a console, considering this would knock out a huge chunk of Sony’s user base. Many of the features that are likely to be on the PS3 will go undesired by several, because either they wont be needed, or wont fit in with the persons lifestyle.

There is a catch though, and this is where WMS might of spoken to soon. Sony has made it apparent that two versions of the PS3 should be available to the public to fit certain needs and criterias. The typical PS3 would be what you call a “bare bones” version with out all the added functionality and media capabilities. So those who just want to play games and nothing more at and affordable price could get their wish. As for the techies a version resembling that of the PSX is also likely to be available, with a higher price of course.

It is also thought that the higher priced version might act as a “home server” for an entire household. Meaning some families may be interested in purchasing both for the sake of connectivity and networking between each. The “home server” version would be more suitable in a place like the living room among other entertainment gadgets, the basic being in more laid back areas such as bedrooms or lounges. Then over a simple wireless LAN connection each will be capable of interacting with one another.

With this marketing strategy in mind it is possible that Sony will reach an even higher fan-base with the release of two different consoles at two very separate prices. If Sony does indeed have the time and resources to develop two consoles to compliment each other than it’s only natural to believe the “bare bones” version will go for around $250 to $300, while the one to resemble the PSX will be anywhere from $500 to even $700. This way no one gets left out.

Source: http://www.ps3land.com/news.php