Archive for June, 2009

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Has Fat Princess Been Delayed?

06/20/2009

For those of you who don’t know about Fat Princess here is the description from the official Playstation site. “Frantic and fun, Fat Princess pits two hordes of players against each other in a comic medieval battle royale. Your goal is to rescue your beloved princess from the enemy dungeon. There’s a catch though: your adversary has been stuffing her with cake to fatten her up and it’s going to take most of your army working together to carry her back across the battlefield.”

I have been into electronic games for a long long time. There is a universal truth about these games “Games will be delayed.”

Earlier this year videos were shown that said this title would be released in June (those vids are long gone I looked for them). Well June is almost over and there is not a peep out of Sony about this title.

On the European PS Blog Mike Kebbly responded to a question about the Release of Fat Princess in Europe saying “Fat Princess will have a global release date, but I can confirm for you it will not be next week I’m afraid. The game is coming at some point this summer, but there is no confirmed release date at the moment.”

This has raised fears that with only one more Thursday before the end of June that the US version will be delayed also. Destructoid, Shacknews, WorthPlaying and G4 have all announced on the web that this is the case.

I say there is a glimmer of hope. Europe has a history of getting the “pointy end of the stick” when it comes to game releases. The diversity of the area that SCEE covers makes it a nightmare for localization and approval. I am NOT saying Fat Princess will come out this June 25th. I just saying no wailing and gnashing of teeth until the 25th comes and goes or until SCEA gives us the official word.

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Slim PS3 Who Cares?

06/16/2009

Rumors still abound about the slim ps3. What I want to know is what is the point. My ps3 fits in my entertainment unit with no problem. It is smaller than my 5.1 surround sound receiver. The depth and width are smaller than my cable box. Who really cares about a smaller form factor for the PS3. I get the feeling that the only people who really care are the rumor mongers who want to be able to say “See I was right”.

The only way that a slim ps3 can be of any interest is if it can be produced at less cost to Sony. This would bring Sony closer to being able to produce the ps3 profitably and would strengthen the playstation community. In the end nobody really cares about the slim ps3 it is time to move on and find something else to fixate on.

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Demon’s Souls

06/15/2009

As a fan of computer RPG games I have noticed a distinct lack of RPG titles for the PS3. Well Atlus is looking to remedy that deficiency by porting Demon’s Souls over from japan. The game looks to be a hardcore RPG with some very intriguing online aspects. The Release date is still to be announced the official word is “this fall” and Amazon lists it as October 27th. Here is a Video from the official Playstation Blog that has Jeff Rubenstein interviewing Atlus’s Aram Jabbari at E3 about this title. Grrrrr video would not embed so you will have to go to the PS Blog to see it.

And here is the E3 trailer.