Boom! That just happened. Days after saying that Destiny is coming to PS3 and 360, Bungie releases another Vidoc clearly stating that it’s also coming to PS4. I’m not sure what to make of this…does that mean it’s releasing on both PS3 and PS4? If it can run on both systems, what’s the advantage to getting the PS4 version? Is it just going to run more smoothly, and if that’s the case, why support both. Are they going to do the same for the 720 if that’s ready for market?
I have too many questions, and not enough answers. I’m not opposed to buying the PS4, in fact I can almost guarantee I’ll buy both the PS4 and the 720 (old habits break hard). I like how Bungie is handling this, they are taking a seemingly transparent approach leading up to the release…and these videos are high quality.
Bungie has it all. They’ve got capital, inspiring leadership, the backing of a industry big boy (Activision). I love their approach to the business end of things, and how they handle their development could teach a lot of companies a thing or two. To sell off the franchise rights to what has arguably become the most influential gaming franchise of all time, start anew and do so without regret, but instead by design is by my estimation an incredible feat.
Bungie just pulled the veil of secrecy back a little bit on what they’ve been working on, and formally introduced us to “Destiny.” The word is that it’s part shooter, part MMO…but the visuals and storyline they’ve already started to layout have the look and feel of something special. As I watched the ViDoc, I became more and more impressed by Bungie as a company, and the tireless approach they have towards game development and quality. Listening to their leadership talk about the game, and how they’ve moved on from Halo, to me showed just how much they feel they have to prove, as a company. It is very apparent that they want to show that they are not defined by a single game or franchise, and Destiny is a fitting title for the game as they are both launching a new game of epic proportions, and they are redefining their corporate destiny.
If you have a few minutes, check the video out, it’s worth it. I’m looking forward to seeing more on the game, which is tabbed for release on the PS3 and 360, post 2013.
I enjoyed this vid (brought to you by PBS) as it gives a quick synopsis on the roots of competitive video game play, how it’s grown as a culture, and how it’s moving forward as an industry. It’s sort of the “wild west” as organizations like MLG try to make a buck off of the concept, but there’s still a long way to go until the concept of pro video game play makes its next evolutionary leap.
I didn’t fully appreciate just how many flavors there were for pro play; RTS, FPS, so on and so forth. If pro athletes can make millions, and pro entertainers can do the same, then why couldn’t pro gamers.
It looks like LG is one of the first to offer the world OLED…and this 55″ OLED HDTV doesn’t look disappointing in any capacity. At 4mm thick, and weighing 22 lb’s, this technology is going to revolutionized how we (the consumers) use and install our televisions. The sticker shock is there for this set, which has an MSRP of $10k…but since I’m in no hurry to buy new tv’s I could care less. My hope is that when I’m in the market again (say 5 years or so), that I’ll be able to lock som absurd set for a couple grand; let’s dream big and go for a 150″ OLED HDTV for $3k?! NICE!
Anyway, back to reality…enjoy the press release. Are any of you as excited over OLED as I am?
If you spent the entirety of 2012 with 11 million won ($10,000 US) in your savings account and begging LG to take it, we’d wager that you were hoping that the Korean manufacturer’s 55-inch WRGB OLED HDTV — announced at last year’s CES – would make its way to your doorstep in a reasonable amount of time. Whether or not you feel that one revolution of the earth around the sun can be called reasonable, LG will begin taking pre-orders for the breathtaking screen in Korea on Thursday (January 3rd) and will ship the first batch to early adopters next month. There’s still no word on when we can expect to see one in other partsof the world, but this is a good sign that the wait may soon be over. Check out the full press release after the break.
Credit: Brad Molen (Engadget)