So, What's New?
So, rumors. Yes, it's the official week of rumors. The week before E3 always has been like that.
A few rumors have caught my eye. I'll tell you the cool ones that might kick ass. Also, know, some of these rumors may have been proven wrong or right. If this is the case, please tell me.
First rumor: The PS3, which comes with a 60 GB HDD, will cost $399. Now, even if the Xbox 360 is already priced at $399, that's still a pretty hefty price (as opposed to the normally expected price of $299 for new consoles). The only thing I hope with this rumor, if it's true, is that Sony DOES NOT offer more then one version of their console. I don't want game companies to be limited because some gamers don't have a HDD in their PS3.
The rumor was actually offered by Playstation Magazine, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. Besides, we're suppose to here the official price on the 8th. That's 4 days away.
As for news, We're going to see the DS Lite here on the 11th of June for $129.99, Bethesda's game Oblivion has be rerated M instead of T because of some nude skins in it, EA claims it'll have a playable demo of Madden for the Wii and PS3(I'm interested in seeing what the Wii one's like), Of course no Diablo 3 at E3, nor will we see anything about Fallout 3 (currently being made by Bethesda), and the rumor of Nintendo not having a patent on 'Wii' is false.
Also, as always, Peter Moore is an idiot. He's quoted in Newsweek saying: "If the controller is different and innovative; fine. But I would say that Xbox Live is the bigger innovation. It depends on your definition of innovative. If having a DVD style controller defines innovation; great. I would argue that talking millions of gamers and connecting them with friends and strangers around the world... I'd call that pretty innovative."
Sorry to break it to you, buddy, but people were gaming on the PC with systems like Gamespy and Battle.net (as well as many others) long before Xbox Live came around. And, they were/are doing it for free.