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Sucker Punch: "The PlayStation 3 Is An Incredible Machine"

inFamous is right around the corner and there's a very good possibility that Sucker Punch is already working on Sly Cooper 4. But as an independent developer, what keeps them loyal to Sony?

In this generation, most every design team that isn't associated directly with one of the major console manufacturers has gone multiplatform. This is simply due to the increased cost of creating a game for the next-gen consoles; a multiplat title reaches far more potential buyers, plain and simple. But Sucker Punch sticks with Sony for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons is something we've been saying since the PlayStation 3 launched: that if a team focuses entirely on the PS3, they can take advantage of its power and potential without worrying about gimping it for the Xbox 360. There's a reason why the PS3 exclusives have shined recently... In a recent D+PAD interview, Sucker Punch Co-Founder Bruce Oberg said:

"We love Sony. They've given us the freedom and resources to create a line of very special titles, from the Sly Cooper series to inFamous. And the PlayStation 3 is an incredible machine. By focusing on one platform, we've been able to squeeze performance out of our engine and deliver really special experiences to PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 owners."

You should definitely check out the rest of that interview, too, as you learn a lot about the magic behind the scenes. inFamous is gaining a heck of a lot steam as we head towards the May 26 launch, and early feedback has been stellar. This could be the game to beat until fall, so maybe it's time to scrape together the bucks! Anyway, it's good to see a developer like Sucker Punch that remains content making games for the PlayStation line of products.

Related Game(s): inFamous

5/13/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (63 posts)

Thrill Kill
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:43:33 AM
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i hate microsoft

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:45:41 AM

Unnecessary.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:50:38 AM

Can we say we don't like the Xbox 360? Or is that unacceptable too?

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:04:06 AM

Just because someone has a preference, does not make them a fanboy. The only people that are completely indifferent and have no preferences on anything can only be found in the ground... at a cemetery...

But when you start to "Love" and "Hate" a corporation that doesn't even know you exist, then you are a Fanboy.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:06:30 AM

Say whatever you want, provided it relates to the article and isn't just random bashing of a company. It's that simple.

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Andysw
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:06:55 AM

Thrill kill, you can hate what they do, but you shouldn't hate the people. After all, we're all human.

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Powershifter
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:11:34 AM

What did this article have to do with Microsoft? Nothing. It was about the PS3.

soo.. back on topic..

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migabyte
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:12:57 AM

I don't necessarily hate the Xbox (I wouldn't buy one though)...but I do hate microsoft...They are such an impersonal company...plus, they have have stuck us with windows for so long I can't help but feel that there could be something better, but have fun implementing it...windows is a monopoly. There are some silly problems with windows that shouldn't exist.

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:19:15 AM

I don't hate the 360. I do however hate the Wii, but that's a whole other explanation altogether.

I do hate Microsoft's business practices. The fact that they only have 3 first party studio's vs Sony's 122, means that Microsoft resorts to exclusive DLC and timed exclusives in order to try and compete. M$ would be doing there fans right, by investing in some first party studios and new IPs, instead of delaying PS3 versions of multiplatform releases.

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MornelitheVT
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 12:01:00 PM

@ Migabyte - Don't blame Microsoft for your inability to learn new technology. There are a plethora of other OS' out there, that aren't Windows. Linux, Unix, Mac, etc... They're all options that you could choose, versus Windows. Fact is, software developement companies, go with Windows primarily, as Windows is utilized by 90% of the world. In fact, blame the world, Microsoft doesn't make you buy Windows. They simply put it out there.

That having been said, I've had my share of problems with the Windows OS...but as I said, I urge you to check out your alternatives and tell me if they're easier to use. I'm betting not.

Morne

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www
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 12:02:33 PM

I don't hate any system,am rather hating this gen,quality games are taking tooooooooo long!

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 12:02:50 PM

Ok. Then it's perfectly fine if I say " Haha, noone ever says the Xbox 360 is an incredible machine" ? That is kinda related to this topic. :P

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migabyte
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 12:46:42 PM

@ MornelitheVT
I'm really not loosing any sleep over the problems I have with windows, and the fact that windows is the standard makes it easier for me. I know about the alternatives, but there isn't reason enough for me to make the leap. I just hate seeing monopolies like that squash the little guy, it's not good for the consumer. It's honestly not really all their fault, but there is no one else to blame really, I suppose I could blame the world as you suggest......but I already blame it for enough things, giving it a pass this time. I'm sure windows is the easiest to use as you say (although mac isn't bad, I just own a PC). But it wouldn't be that way if there was any money in developing something better (no one is sitting at home thinking, lets launch a billion dollar company to compete with windows, sorry, you will loose). It's like firefox, I use it, but it isn't so much better than IE, but it's free, I think it could be better if there was a market for it. They are stifling progress, on many fronts, with windows.
....disagree with that.

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Juanalf
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 1:01:10 PM

I think that the 360 is a excellent machine but I cannot stand Microsoft or Nintendo.I have had many microsoft products that have fail me that I don't want anything to do with them.I personally think they should get out of the gaming industry and some how sell the xbox brand to a real console company which deserves another chance("SEGA"4EVER).

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MornelitheVT
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 1:26:37 PM

@ Migabyte - I think the biggest problem isn't necessarily that MS stomps on the little guy (Don't get me wrong, I know they do). But that the world refuses to explore different avenues. That's not just the common joe, that's software developers as well. Yes, you could go Mac, if you were completely 100% retarded. Yes, MacOS is usable, for certain, but, Apple's manufacturing process/hardware offering is plainly put, vastly over-priced, and vastly under-performing, additionally, it's filled with shoddy garbage. (Note that the avg PC lifespan is at least 3-5 years longer than the lifespan of an avg Mac).

As for Linux/Unix, check them out sometime, they're not as user friendly (Specifically lacking a real GUI). But, they definitely work well, plus they support a 128-bit Kernel now (I believe). Whereas, Windows is still stuck @ 64-bit (Vista).

That having been said, I also own a PC, something I built myself, and I did so with the design of being able to run Vista-64, for DX10.1 games. And, boy howdy, do those games kick ass. (Crysis, Crysis:Warhead, Stalker: Clear Skies, Company of Heroes etc...).

It's unfortunate, but there's really no alternative until developers and the consumer, start to broaden their horizons. Until then, Windows really isn't that bad, sure Vista had a prety rocky launch, but, honestly, having used it the past 5 months...it works pretty well for me.


Morne

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 2:12:17 PM

</mini-thread>

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 3:56:03 PM

Waaaaay off-topic. You two can stop now.

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 5:04:44 PM

We did...about 2 and a half hours ago, according to timestamps. Besides...the </mini-thread> was obviously closing the loop.



Morne

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yzzlthtz
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 5:07:04 PM

i hate microsoft too.

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crapreviews
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:51:21 AM
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i hope they are working on an inFAMOUS 2 cuz they got a hit with this game

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 4:50:42 PM

Infamous 1 hasn't even come out yet.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 6:14:39 PM

i think i like sly cooper more tho

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:52:21 AM
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Judging by what I have heard from people when it comes to the inFAMOUS demo, and now IGN's review, this game looks another amazing exclusive.

I know I am buying it day one.

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Powershifter
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:06:29 AM

wait, there's a demo? did I miss that one?! *runs out of the home office to check the PSN*

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Powershifter
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:09:34 AM

*comes back to office with head hanging low* Nope, no demo. Only several videos and a theme.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:19:17 AM

He is talking about the early access preorder demo. It will go public like 5 or so days before the game is released.

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Powershifter
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:25:21 AM

ahh good to know, thanks

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Jiggy
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:04:29 AM
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Its funny how all the independent developers say just how great the PS3 is to work with, yet all the non-independent devs just whine about how difficult it is to make a game. Take some notes ppl.

I need to hurry and beat GFII before this comes in my mail box :)

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Andysw
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:04:32 AM
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If only game companies are like that *looks at square enix*.

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lloyders212209
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:10:25 AM
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im not a fanboy, but i 2 h8 microsft 4 wat their doing with ff13 and all of the dlc. unexperianced led them 2 rush the 360 out before sony, now their paying 4 it (rrod) :)

I KNOW ITS OFF TOPIC, BUT I HAD 2 SAY THAT :)

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:14:00 AM
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IGN's review is in! They gave infamous a 9.2 Not too shabby at all. I was a little bit on the fence about it, but it looks like I'll have to pick it up after all.

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Highlander
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:32:59 AM
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Sucker Punch, Insomnia, Naughty Dog.

Three names to know and love. Independent developers who work closely with Sony and produce truly kick ass games exclusively for the PlayStation range. These are the kinds of developers who need to be supported, and their relationships with Sony need to be fostered, nurtured and treasured.

It's heartening to hear about this kind of loyalty. It does make you wonder why it is that Sony can keep such developers as this loyal while Microsoft loses formerly exclusive devs such as Bungie. Could it be that Sony really does work with and take care of it's friends, and Microsoft does not?

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:38:15 AM

Indeed my man. Indeed.

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sticklife
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 12:47:48 PM

what is bungie doing that is not only on 360?

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Highlander
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 2:26:43 PM

@Sticklife

I never said that Bungie weren't still producing for the 360 and/or PC (which technically makes them multi-platform) However they were part of the Microsoft family, but have since broken ties with Microsoft. It wouldn't be an awful big surprise if something non-Halo emerged from Bungie in due course - including a PS3 version.

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sticklife
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 3:27:29 PM

oh okay.

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TroubleMaker
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 6:52:15 PM

@ TheHighlander
Naughty Dog is a first party sony studio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naughty_Dog

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:42:04 AM
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It's true that going multiplatform does give a bigger potential market but at the same time, the quality of the end product may be reduced because of the accommodations to make all versions relatively similar. It seems Sucker Punch doesn't want to sacrifice quality for quantity which is good because games are best remembered for how good they are and not how many systems they were on.

If only more developers would follow suit :-P

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MornelitheVT
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 3:10:04 PM

May be? I'd actually go one step further and say that, any multiplatform game is going to suck, compared to an exclusive. Whether it's a PS3 or 360 or PC exclusive. It doesn't matter. The PS3 has potential in areas the 360/PC do not, the 360 has potential in areas that the PC/PS3 do not, and the PC has vast potential in many...many areas that the consoles do not.

Thus, is capitolism. Rather than actually develope their dream...they simply develope a half-assed shadow of said dream, force feed it to us, and expect to reap the rewards. Personally, it's satisfying seeing gaming studios TANK for their shitty IP.

Yeah, chalk it up to 'developers are in it to make money'...but there comes a point when the dream SHOULD exceed that. Sadly, it doesn't, and many many multiplatform games suck because of it.

Morne

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bearbobby
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:56:40 AM
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"The PlayStation 3 Is An Incredible Machine" - Sucker Punch


This is fact.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 6:18:55 PM

True dat

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isaya85
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 12:14:03 PM
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What else is new I think we all know PS3 is the greatest system ever made, I'm glad to be a PS3 owner I get to play all the best games of this gen, Thank you sucker punch for making another AAA exclusive

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Thrill Kill
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 12:27:39 PM
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Ok,my comment was referring to the article when you wrote about the gimping of games due to the xbox. I did't say i hated people...i do hate microsoft's antics..and i should hate sony too for laying off my father after 22 years of employment just so they wouldnt have to pay retirement benifits, but they did bring the PS along which has brought me great memories..we bought our first PS from a SONY store at the plant. great times. i am not a fan boy Oyashiro, i grew up playing Atari,Nintendo,Sega,PS. It just bugs me that Microsoft ruins other peoples enjoyment just to get ahead in business...

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sticklife
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 12:50:14 PM
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now if only more of my friends would realize this.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 12:51:28 PM
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Thank you for the link to the interview. I'm a huge Sucker Punch Productions' fanboy and I love their Sly Cooper games (no surprise since I use a Sly avatar whenever I can). inFamous is my most eagerly awaited game of 2009 and I can't wait to play the demo and pick up my retail copy.

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Juanalf
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 1:06:59 PM
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Is good to know that Sony still has some loyal developers in their corner.I really do hope that they are working on a new Sly Cooper which would make me a even happier gamer;in the mean time I will be looking forward to inFamous.

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slackernz
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 2:05:07 PM
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Good on Sucker Punch...Infamous is a sure buy for me but I'm glad the early word of mouth has been excellent which will convince the fence sitters.. I do hope SP gets good sales and financial accolades for this superb looking title...Now give me some Sly 4 goodness baby :D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 2:22:04 PM
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Well ya know, it's no surprise the amateurs hate on PS3 when true tech professionals unwilling to take shortcuts love the machine and see it for what it's worth. Let's face it, the 360 is just easier to work with because it's just a stripped down PC and lazy companies like Valve like to slack off, let others do ports, and ignore a massive base just to make things a little easier on themselves instead of focusing on making the best game possible.

Sucker Punch has got class baby.

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zerostar39
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 3:07:51 PM
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I think this shows that sucker punch cares more about making a great game than how much money it can make by going multi platform. we need more of that.

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tes37
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 4:10:53 PM
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I just went and paid for my preorder for Infamous. I like their attitude toward Sony.

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 4:22:28 PM
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I'm glad sony is receiving some recognition, they do deserve some, Infamous is quite the achievement it seems.

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Ivan_PSP
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 4:41:52 PM
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Sucker Punch Productions is a video game production company founded in 1997 and based in Bellevue, WA. It is an independent company, but has worked exclusively with Sony Computer Entertainment America since 2000.

In 1999, Sucker Punch released its first game, Rocket: Robot on Wheels, for the Nintendo 64. After signing a new deal with Sony in 2000, the company went on to create the Sly Cooper series for the PlayStation 2. One common characteristic of the Rocket and Sly Cooper games is that they featured a raccoon playing a major role.

Microsoft is pure garbage.

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Karosso
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 4:44:53 PM
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Will put down my preorder today!!!

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smileys_007
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 5:17:04 PM
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Infamous, get ready to be beaten!!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 6:07:18 PM
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Looks like D-Pad also has the demo, & they've wrote up a good pre-view on the game here too.....
http://www.dpadmagazine.com/2009/04/21/infamous-hands-on/

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kevinater321
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 6:22:37 PM
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if only i had the money to pre order it...

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 6:49:05 PM
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I can't freaking wait!!!

Only a week or so away

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tes37
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 7:01:38 PM
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I think Bill Gates is even getting excited about this one!

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godsman
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 7:59:29 PM
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I always hear people on this site say they will buy the game when news is released. I wonder how many of YOU guys actually buying this one? I preordered mine already

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apofisboricua
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 9:08:02 PM
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I like these guys:

I have all the Sly Cooper games for the PS2 and they are rigth next to Jak and Daxter trilogy and the Ratchet and Clank games the best platformers you could find on the PS2...or on any last gen console in my opinion.

I really like that they are really commited to Sony and us their fans. I really hope they bring us another Sly game and that NDog bring us another Jak game too. Most of us PS3 owners are faithfull PS2 gamers ho just upgrade our hardware and we love to see these game on our PS3.

I like new IPS but I also like the old nostalgic clasics I used to play on my the Atari 2600 NES, Sega Master, SNES, Genesis, Saturn, Dreamcast , N64, PSone, Ps2, Xbox and GC. Im kind of a gaming freak collectionist LOL!!!

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Qubex
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 1:27:05 AM
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I am just glad that everything that has been spoken about here over the years... the lauding of how good the hardware really is... is actually the truth...

I dislike Microsoft too!

Q!

"i am home"

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OriginalSin
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 2:10:23 AM
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FFXIIIon360: You must be a very desperate gamer coming here to find some really (good) news but trying to bash the PS3. By your name I think it's safe to say you are here only to try and stir us up... But guess what buddy we're all very very happy with anything Sony right now. There is almost nothing for us to complain about. As for the no games comment, come on my friend open your F***** eyes. Or maybe you only got into the whole bashing the PS3 is cool thing.... Hahaha. You are hilarious. Get you fact straight and then if you come with a good grounded argument, we will be more that happy to discuss it with you.

But seeing you are already the "Master Debater" I think that might never happen. Get informed then come back...

Okay I'm done:

As for Sucker Punch: I really love companies like this. They choose for themselves to do something the way they want to do it and they stick by it. And it just proves that there are people that prefer quality over quantity. I appreciate that.

I will be getting inFamous as soon as it becomes available over here. But KZ2 and RE5 is still keeping me entertained until then...
Trying to save up some cash to buy all the games coming out over the next 9 months, and funny enough most of them are exclusive. I thought we had no games? Go Figure...

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007
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 4:47:42 AM
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i was about to pass off this one but i think i will end up getting it as the game looks more and more delicious everyday.

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