Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tru Next Gen Game: God of War 3

God of War 3 is one of the games this generation that goes beyond others. It's a crown jewel of the Playstation 3 in that for a sequel, it took what made the two games before it great and multiplied it by 100. This game would not have been possible on the PS2. It takes the PS3's power and doesn't just make the graphics better; it uses it to enhance all aspects of the game. It’s the way it seamlessly integrates cut scenes into the gameplay to literally make the gamer feel like they are in the game. That claim has been made many times in the past, but it’s not until now the full effects are felt. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

THQ’s Bilson, “$100” Next gen games?

THQ's Danny Bilson shed light on the heavy costs associated with tru next gen game development and how that cost will be pushed on the consumer, in a recent interview.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wii U Wiki

Everything Wii U

New Xbox unveil at E3 2012?

Microsoft is planning on unveiling their next Xbox at E3 2012 next June, according to BGR website. They site a source within Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division that knows of such a plan, but gave no additional information on an actual launch date. The system has also reportedly also been in development since 2006.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Playstation NEXT Release Date Debate

With Nintendo’s next console pegged for the second half of next year, Sony is all but forced to put the wheels in motion for their next Playstation. Sony has stated over and over that they plan on Playstation 3 having a 10 years life cycle. Part of that statement will probably be true. Both of their last two systems ended up pumping out games for 10 years, overlapping the next system in the Playstation brand. Yet many of Sony’s statements over the last few years made it sound that Playstation 3 was going to have the company’s sole focus outside of their handheld brand.  Numbers don’t lie and Sony is well aware of their 3rd place status. Despite having the most powerful and robust architecture, mainstream gamers went for Nintendo’s Wii and the hardcore crowd bought Microsoft’s offering. Being first to the marketplace with the Xbox 360 paid off big for Microsoft and you can be sure Sony took notice.

Friday, June 24, 2011

What "Tru Next Gen Gaming" Means to You

Here at Tru Next Gen Gaming it is our mission to highlight the games that are the crown jewels of each console generation. Anyone who owned an Atari, Intellivision, Commodore 64 or a NES as their first video game system has seen the drastic changes this young industry has gone through in its short 30 years. At times it's hard to believe how much video games have evolved. For the younger generation who grew up with PS2 or even PS3/Xbox 360, this can be a history lesson and a course in appreciation of an art form. For the rest of us, it’s a trip down memory lane and indicator of how far we've come. When we were first time gamers playing those old systems, could our virgin minds and eyes ever thought we would be playing games like God of War 3, Gears of War 2, Super Mario Galaxy, Uncharted 2,  Fallout, Final Fantasy XIII, Mass Effect and the last three releases by Rockstar?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Xbox NEXT News roundup

With new Wii U info arriving daily, the rumor mills are starting to fire up regarding the next Xbox.

NEXT GEN NEWS: Wii U a Handheld system?

"During the roundtable discussions there were such arguments about should we make it capable of being a standalone system or should we make it work only with the [base console] system," Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said to Gamasutra. It appears now that Nintendo has abandoned those plans according to their E3 press conference.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Miyamoto: Wii U might not "necessarily dramatically outperform the systems out now."

With Nintendo light on specific Wii U horsepower specs at E3 and showcasing only a limiting number of demos, the world is still in the dark of the system's true power.