Why is it that every few months there is a massive shock news story about Gears of War NEVER coming to PS3? Why is that? Well one theory I read this morning is that it’s main reason is Sony’s relationship with Microsoft and Epic. But what the post actually cited as the main reason being that the main designer in the Gears franchise, Cliff Bleszinski does not like the Dual Shock controller.
Earlier this year Epic Games President Mike Capp said that he “Would Love” to bring Gears to PS3 but now Bleszinski claims he wants to “bury” the question of “Is Gears coming to PS3?”
“I would say in the foreseeable future there’s zero chances of Gears of War being on the PlayStation 3. Can we bury that now? Seriously. It’s like, we have a great deal with Microsoft, they’re a great partner…”
At that point he was interrupted and reminded that Capp said he would love to bring gears over but Bleszinski quickly cut them off with “It’s one of those things that would be exciting news. Hopefully DualShock would get tweaked a little bit, but anyway, enough about that.” Making it look as though he has a problem with Sony’s choice of controller system.
With all Gears titles Microsoft foot the bill for Marketing, saving Epic a hefty wee pile o’ cash making it far more worthwhile staying 360 eXclusive instead of moving to multi-platform.
As the end of the interview approached there was a mockingly sarcastic question from Bleszinski, indicating an obviously stupid question that he has been asked many times. IndustryGamers.com are right on the ball here. They say that this is the end of the Trilogy, not the end of the world. So Bleszinski thanked them for “not being dumb about that” and used his mocking voice to say “Is this the last Gears ever?”. He must be so sick of that question. Of course it’s not!
You can read the whole interview article here.
After a leaked image of Assassin’s Creed III’s main character was sent to Kotaku, Ubisoft unveiled the box art for the game. While the image doesn’t seem to give much away at first glance, it actually provdes a great deal of information about Assassin’s Creed III’s setting and main character. Click HERE to read the full story.
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Not too long ago I heard that a user had managed to reach the level cap on the PS3… I was like “What??? There is a level cap?”. Turns out there was.
On the Playstation Network there are levels. PS3 owners don’t get achievements they get trophies… which are achievements. Each achievement… err trophy is either bronze, silver, gold or platinum. Platinum is the ultimate bragging rights. You only get a platinum trophy when you obtain all of the bronze, silver and gold trophies that a game has to offer. So if you have a platinum trophy for a game you have 100%’d it.
Each of these trophies have a point value attached and once you get enough you level up. It was thought that there was no level cap but users are now reaching level 50 and finding out that they can’t go any farther. The cap has been raised to accommodate those players dedicated enough to teach level 50!
It is unclear if there has been a new cap put on the system at all. I mean in computing terms it’s always good to put a data size limit into a system. That data size limit can be anything from a single bit to a gigabyte and beyond. If you have a numerical value of up to 50 that would need 6 bits of data space. 6 bits of data space give you 63 possible combinations – so from 0 – 62. So if they have not increased the data size then the max level will be 62. if they have added another bit to the size (that would be 7 bits, to me it would make more sense to have 8 bits to make up a whole byte) they would be able to go from 0-127 with 128 possible combinations. Take it to 8 bytes and that is 255 so from 0-254. So either the level cap has been raised to either level 62 or it has been raised to above level 100. Possibly capped at 100 but if it’s taken users this long to reach level 50 (and each level requires more experience than the last one to level up) then it’s unlikely anyone will reach level 100 within the rest of the life of the PS3. Unless of course you resign yourself to playing dozens of games you don’t enjoy between titles you do want to play being released. PS4 will come before anyone reaches level 100 I think. And with the PS4 I think they will introduce a different system or at least tweak it a little. I mean players will want to keep their profile once they upgrade… if those players keep their profile long enough they will reach the level cap. Unless the level cap has been set above the 7 bit value I can see players reaching it again.
After firmware 2.40 trophies were available and it seems like one or two of you guys have been playing non-stop since.