Archive for February 2007

Seganerds Interview Sniper Studios

February 23, 2007

Sega Nerds have posted an exclusive interview with Sniper Studio’s Executive Producer Jeff Hasson.  They discuss Sniper Studio’s Crazy Taxi Fare Wars on the PSP.

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Sega Rally PS3 Dev: Tilt Controls Rubbish

February 15, 2007

According to PSM3, the head of Sega Racing Studio doesn’t seem to bad a fan of Sony’s decision to omit rumble in favor of (or so Sony claims) tilt controls in the PS3’s Sixaxis controller.

“Tilt control’s not difficult to do,” says Guy Wilday, head of Sega Racing Studio, on the possibility of tilty-pad gameplay being included in their new version of Sega Rally for PS3. “Fundamentally, though, the whole tilt control thing is rubbish. It’s no compensation for rumble.”

I guess if the graphics are identical in both versions of Sega Rally Revo, that would make the Xbox 360 version better, since it has force feedback (depending on how important FF is to you).

Personally, I think tilt controls for a racing game like Sega Rally (or any other game that requires control accuracy) is not good, since you can’t get the same tight controls with it as you would with an analog. But rumble is more of an extra that’s really not neccessary to play a game, and while it can be implemented in a way that it plays a part in gameplay, it rarely does, and when implemented it doesn’t go past rumbling when you get close to an enemy or hidden item. It’s almost useless.

Now if Sega were to release an Arcade style force feedback usb steering wheel, that would be another story!

Virtua Tennis 3 First Native 1080p Xbox 360 Game

February 10, 2007

While the Xbox 360 can upconvert any of it’s games to 1080p, non have ever been natively rendered at that res. Virtua Tennis 3 is set to be the very first game on that system to be rendered natively in 1080p, similar to the PS3 version. Great job, Sumo Digital!

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 UPDATE: Smelly ‘ol EA have tried to take away Virtua Tennis’  1080p thunder by announcing that the upcoming NBA Street game on 360 will be the first 1080p game. VT3 is still going to be 60fps though while EA’s game is at 30fps.

Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 29

February 10, 2007

The 29th volume in Sega’s Sega Ages budget line of classic games is going to contain the whole Monster World/Wonder Boy series.
Check out the official site