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Killzone 3 For Christmas, To Support 3D And Motion Controls?

For about the past month and a half, we've been hearing whispers and various rumors that Killzone 3 might actually release towards the end of this year.

This continues as yet another source - citing other sources "close to Sony" - says the hotly anticipated FPS will release around Christmas time and furthermore, it will support both new technologies for the PlayStation 3: 3D and motion sensing with the new "Arc" controller. Either that, or it will simply support the inherent motion sensing already in the Dual Shock 3 controller; it depends on the accuracy of the translation. We're not entirely sure why we'd be interested in motion sensing controls for something like Killzone 3, but the idea of such an intense experience in 3D...that's just plain insane. Play.tm says they asked SCEE about all of this and "have yet to receive a reply," which is hardly surprising. We're willing to bet we can predict the exact wording of that reply, if it comes at all: "we do not comment on rumor and speculation." We seriously doubt Sony is willing to talk about anything Killzone 3-related at this point.

No, they've got other PlayStation 3 exclusives to focus on over the course of the next few weeks. But wouldn't it be nice to have both Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3 for 2010 holiday season? If that happens, you can bet the PS3 will once again dominate the November/December months.

2/22/2010 8:58:32 PM Ben Dutka

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Jawknee
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:44:24 PM
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The Wiimote controls worked great for The Metroid Prime Trilogy. Arc could be interesting for Killzone 3. Could turn out great.

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godsman
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 1:14:40 AM

One problem with Wii controllers for FPS. You cannot use the Wiimote like a mouse, where the cursor is at the center of the screen. Instead it's a free roaming cursor. If the cursor is fixed at the center, your shaking hands will make you dizzy. I believe it will have the same problem with the Arc. Metroid Prime is a solution, but it doesn't feel making 180 turns.

I am doubtful if Sony can come up with a fun game with the motion controller. Imagine batting in MLB 2011. The tech demo shows how hard it is to hit a ball. That's because in real life it IS that hard. Unless we are real pro baseball players, we can't complete any motion controller games.

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englishgolfer
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 2:32:17 AM

true point godsman concerning hitting a ball - it will be very boring to keep missing it. but i guess they'll put in a huge margin for errors to allow us mortals a chance to hit something.

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SvenMD
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 8:42:22 AM

I agree that the wiimote was fantastic in the Metroid Prime games - but it's alot slower and you don't have to be as accurate.

I don't know how it would translate to a faster paced game like KZ3. I'd just like to stick with the regular controller layout for now.

But I would love some KZ3 at Christmas.

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fstop
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:53:52 PM
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GT5 and Killzone 3 for Christmas? Life just keeps getting better. My wallet just keeps getting empty though. Well worth it.

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inkme101
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:56:04 PM

ya, sonys for damn sure been getting their fair share of my pay checks in 09 and this year!

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chedison
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:53:54 PM
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Would be interesting indeed. Killzon 2 was a pretty good game so I don't have any reason to not buy the next one. Curious if there will be any gimmicks for the motion sensing.

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inkme101
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:56:50 PM

until its done right id say motion sensing is the gimmick!

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geovanwitdakick
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:57:38 PM
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Oh boy, after Uncharted 2 last holiday season, seems like Sony has learned to make some buzz towards the end of the year. I just hope Killzone 3 isn't rushed, if it releases this year they'd have put less than 2 years into it. & they now are next-in-line to overtake Uncharted 2 as best-looking console game, rightfully so, hope they can do that, internal competition can't hurt one bit :).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:05:41 PM

2 years isn't so bad considering KZ2 only took so long because they had to make that amazing engine. They don't this time.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/22/2010 10:05:51 PM

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iGraves1
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:58:59 PM
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Since Sony is concentrating on cerrent exclusive games like God Of War and Heavy Rain I doubt we will hear it announced untill E3. Really looking foward to this game although I'm a bit skeptical about the motion control, I just don't see it working with a game like this... But I guess I will have to wait and see, you never know how they might use it.

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I C E_COLD
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:01:35 PM
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I would totally take shrooms and play this!

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:02:49 PM
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I hope they dont spend time/resources focusing on motion and 3d instead of polishing the hell out of the game. I'd really hate to see ps3 'Arc'-based games end up like shovelware wii games.

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 12:21:46 AM

Well, Killzone 2 had bad motion implementation. It was like they felt compelled to insert it into the game. It was unnecessary.

Hopefully they are playing a lot of Wii games to get ideas on how to correctly use motion control. There are plenty of Nintendo developed Wii games that do a nice job, and can give them inspiration.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 10:33:39 AM

I thought KZ2's motion stuff was some of the best this gen. It wasnt intrusive and made sense in context. It was nicer than turning valves with the analog sticks.

Wii Sports is great, and Nintendo really pulled it off, but a lot of Wii games are just gimmicky.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:07:03 PM
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Well, I will definitely be getting it whenever it comes out. I don't care about motion sensing or 3D since I won't be getting either, but I wouldn't mind some split screen coop.

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geovanwitdakick
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:17:45 PM
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I wonder if split-screen co-op would force them to deteriorate the game's graphics, like Naughty Dog said it would've done to Uncharted 2. Hmm, in that case I wouldn't like it, the visuals of Killzone 2 was one of it's highest selling points.

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:30:17 PM
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I'm thinking that if 3D & motion sensing were to be used, Sony would demand that it's done right or not at all.

And besides, Sony could always step in with their "developer help team" once again, just as they did before to help out with KZ2.

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Robochic
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:37:08 PM
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Sweet... the 3D not so much but just cause I get sick from it but the motion controller thinking this could be promising. either way can't wait for another KZ.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:50:33 PM
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I'll gladly get a 3D TV when my regular old 1080p LCD dies, which could be a long time.

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Qubex
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 6:30:13 AM

But World, you could always sell that TV for 2/3rds of the price, add a bit and then get a 3D TV, no?

Q!

"make.believe"

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SvenMD
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 8:44:22 AM

Yeah, I still think mine has at least 5 years in her...and I won't even think about getting a 3-D TV until then.

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geovanwitdakick
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:59:14 PM
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I can't freaking wait for this year's E3. That's probably the thing that I look forward to more than anything this year. Ben, may we count on you being there?

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 11:12:53 PM
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Yeah, The Ps3 is definitely "gonna to rock the boat" at E3 once again this year.

But as "Jaws" crusty old captain once said......

"I THINK WE'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT"!!!!!

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Scarecrow
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 11:15:36 PM

*jumps on the boat*

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Lex Luthor
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 1:10:39 PM

That was chief Brody, dude

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Scarecrow
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 11:15:18 PM
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Holy smokes! Then it's true!

Killzone 3 this year!
Another AAA title for ps3

Will get

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 11:40:47 PM

well, bear in mind its some obscure source talking about another obscure source "close to Sony" so yeah...

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Scarecrow
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 11:53:34 PM

Hmmmm
I have a gut feeling we'll be seeing KZ3 this year or early next year

It's an FPS (it's the "hot" genre these days), and its graphical achievements are too good for Sony to not let them continue this series.

We'll see, hopefully it's true

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 1:18:55 AM

true, FPS don't take that long to make, I could probably slap one together using a paperclip, a rubber band, and some tinfoil.

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rogers71
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 6:57:58 AM

Wouldn't that be a MacGyver FPS?

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buckoboy1
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 2:11:04 PM

a mc guiver game would be the Shit!!!

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BTNwarrior
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 11:19:44 PM
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hopefully they will give us back alternate fire. If not it'll still probably be my favorite FPS of the year

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 11:41:18 PM

If that means we can have two different weapons at a time instead of being stuck with the Magnum then I'm all for it.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 11:47:33 PM
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I wont buy this game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 12:09:40 AM

because it's not on PC?

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 12:10:31 AM

EXACTLY

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 12:22:40 AM

PC elitist snob!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 12:28:13 AM

Pff, when it comes to a few genres sure. Sony has taken far more of my money than any other gaming company, keep that in mind.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 12:28:18 AM

LAWLZ

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Xra897
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 12:06:47 AM
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Killzone 3D
:)

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___________
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 12:53:49 AM
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motion controls?
fine as long as we are not forced into using them.
if i cant play KZ3 with my traditional DS3 sony are getting a very unpleasant phone call.
IF they do have 3D support in there i hope they fully implement it into the gameplay, instead of tacking it on.
hopefully they have all the effects, and bullet time in 3D.
imagine bullets flying towards your face, than a grenade explodes and you have cement and metal shrapnel flying towards your face.
most PC games that do support 3D are sadly only surroundings based, none of the effects are 3D so you barley notice it.
metro 2033 is the first game to have particle effects in 3D so thats going to be very interesting.
hopefully i can find a retailer that stocks 3D monitors and the Nvidia tech by then.
i can not believe how fu***ng hard it is to find this stuff.
ive been to like 30 PC stores, who sell video cards, PCs, laptops, monitors.
everything PC related but none of them stock the 3D tech.
Nvidia WHAT THE FU** IS THE POINT OF CREATING THIS STUFF IF YOUR NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY RESELLERS SUPPLYING IT??????????????????????????
O, and while your at it hurry the %$#@ up and release your DX11 cards too!

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Alienange
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 1:21:48 AM
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Love the wording they use. "It will support both new technologies." Only "support" it? Why's that? Because in order to make money, the game has to be freaking awesome on a 1080p LCD while using a Dualshock3 controller.

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Turbey
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 4:52:38 AM
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Highly doubt K3 will come out this year. Sony aren`t the type to rush out a game. If GG ask for more time for polishing and stuff, Sony will gladly give it to them. If it`s a FPS that will come out for PS3 in 2010 it`s Resistance 3(which I really are looking forward to), And K3 for 2011 :)



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Qubex
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 6:34:00 AM

Turkey, but the hype machine steam engine needs to be fed coal, like from now... look what one is fighting against... the previous comments (in the previous article) about how ignorant xBots are and GameStoppers... it makes me shudder...

The hype machine needs to get going... and get going it will...

The true Legions we are :)

KZ3, I await you - your humble servant!

Q!

"make.believe"

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Qubex
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 6:35:00 AM

Sry, it was supposed to be "Turbey" and not "Turkey"...

Q!

"make.believe"

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Turbey
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 7:58:14 AM

K3 will never get as much hype as K2, and I`m glad for that :P That`s pretty much a safe bet.

3 things I wish for K3:

1: More colorful singelplayer, and multiplayer.
2: More open worlds.
3: ....and more weapons please :P

Maybe kill Rico to!

I laughed when you called me Turkey...thank you for that :P

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Qubex
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 9:39:59 AM

Lol Turbey... well as you know for Thanksgiv'n... you can never put a good'ol fiesty turkey down, right? ::pluck pluck::

...but when it is down the turkey will keep on giv'n...

Q!

"plucked your feathers shall be"

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Shams
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 6:57:10 AM
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I hope they fix the voice acting. Hearing, "Come oooon, Sev," or "Help me motherf***er, right noooow!" in the thick of battle for the 50th time, detracted from the atmosphere, which is such a pity, since they spent so much time and resources creating that atmosphere with cutting-edge visuals. They should take their time, and a little guidance from Naughty Dog wouldn't hurt, either.

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redman479
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 7:52:30 AM
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I, for one, am not a developer. So if Guerilla chooses to implement either of these technologies into their game then I'm pretty sure they've found a way to make it work effectively.

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SolidFantasy
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 9:18:02 AM
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oh great more day one buys for my duct tape wallet to deal with. Not to mention all the time required to fulfill the potential of these 3XA titles. It's not easy being a broke, 100% completion slut.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 9:27:20 AM
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Let's not forget Insomniac's annual PS3 game this year, probably Resistance 3, and the rumored Infamous 2 and Twisted Metal as well.

Sony could have a very good holiday season for PS3 exclusives, better than last year, when you add those games to GT5.

On the new Twisted Metal game, I read articles about Jaffe getting heckled at the AIAS awards when he was on stage. The heckler kept asking about a new Twisted Metal game, and here was Jaffe's response:

9:51] A heavily intoxicated--and well-known--member of the audience bellows out, "TWISTED METAL!" at the top of his lungs at David Jaffe, in reference to his classic car combat game. Jaffe has been long-rumored to be working on a sequel for the PlayStation 3.

[9:52] Now it's time for the Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction trophy. A montage of Assassin's Creed II, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Brutal Legend, Flower, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

[9:54] "TWISTED METAL!!!!" is screamed again. Jaffe stares at the audience member and hollers back, "Soon, b****!" and mutters something about "eight or nine months." Is that an announcement?

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Orvisman
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 9:41:59 AM

AIAAs awards?

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 10:34:53 AM
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I loved Killzone 2, but I am not sure I am ready for sequel yet.

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big6
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:11:33 AM
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Killzone 2 was outstanding, so I can't wait for Killzone 3. However, I believe Resistance 3 should also be coming out at the end of this year, so they will be in competition with each other!
(that, and COD, Battlefield 3, and maybe Gears 3?)

It's the year of the 3's!

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 7:07:55 PM

@big6
<<<<It's the year of the 3's!>>>>

Yup, as in PS3 3-peating too, just as the PS1 & Ps2 have done.

The PS3 is surly starting to pick up steam...... WOOO,WOOOooo!

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NoMoreWar
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 11:59:38 AM
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i can't imagine Killzone 3 this year... how many years did they take on K2?

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 8:13:39 PM

Think of it this way. KZ2 took so long because they had to develop an engine for it. That engine is done, and its one of the best around.

KZ3 should not take long to complete now that the engine is already in place!

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swapnilgyani
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 1:12:12 PM
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Come out of hiding, you ISA scum

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swapnilgyani
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 2:21:08 PM
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Imagine using the motion controller to knife someone's throat, having their blood splatter in your face in 3D...

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NonProphet
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 3:12:54 PM
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Keep pluckin' that turkey

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NonProphet
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 3:27:46 PM
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I'm curious why more people aren't psyched about the 3D aspect of this news.

One of the most important elements of a good game is immersion and when implemented effectively I think 3D brings a whole new level of immersion to any audio-visual experience.

Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time (before adjusting for inflation)and its not because of the brilliant and original plot;)

So get excited for 3D dammit! Its gonna be awesome for gaming.

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Imagi
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 5:52:06 PM

Just one of the reasons that I am not that bothered of the 3D at this stage is because it will straight away half's the games frame rate.

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kraygen
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:33:25 PM
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I'd like to believe that i haven't been let down by any sony tech this far so i'm gonna believe that the motion controlling on kz3 would be far better than anything we've experienced with the kiddy console wii.

Come on duck hunt ruled, surely sony can pull off motion kz3.

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