Following on from the previous article in this series, ‘It’s good to be back Home‘ I’m now going to address the availability of clothes, furniture, and even ‘personal spaces’ for a modest fee, known as a microtransaction. I must admit, I felt a little sick when I saw the rows of virtual t-shirts, jeans and trainers, each priced at a few pence each. I just could not understand why anyone would want to pay for stuff like this!
Being the intrepid reporter that I am, I felt I had to try using the system in order to comment on how it works. I picked up a reasonably cheap yellow t-shirt from some kind of brand that I’m not going to give airtime to here, some jeans, and some trainers. The whole experience left me feeling a bit hollow inside. We’ve run out of clothes to buy in the real world, and now we’ve been reduced to paying good money to clothe an avatar?! Seriously?
PS3 Fanboy hands-on: Resistance 2– Essential reading for ALL gamers out there. This game is going to rock! New enemy types sound deadly, and the online co-op should be some of the best online gaming out there when it’s released. Stoked!
Resistance 2 history trailer– Recap of the history established in Resistance: Fall of Man and a summery of events that took place in the UK as a prelude to the pending invasion of the USA. Looks sweet!
LittleBigPlanet, Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 release windows confirmed– SCEE has confirmed that LittleBigPlanet and Killzone 2 are due for release for September this year, with Insomniac’s launch title sequel, Resistance 2, down for a November release. I can’t wait for any of these titles, they’re all very compelling. At least it gives me enough time to save up for them!
The original Resistance: Fall of Man is still kicking my ass, but it’s interesting to see what the future may hold. Some high-res screenshots have been released courtesy of SCEA. The graphics look amazing, of course and the Chimera look quite vivid and dare I say it…real? The Chimera are also packing some new gear- very trendy. However I will say that they look very creepy, especially in this image:
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The whole screenshot collection can be found here. I can’t wait to find out more information about this game and of course, to see some more fantastic screenshots.