Go test the waters
Go test the slopes
Go defy gravity
Go wine and dine
Go catch the biggest fish
Go catch the biggest carrot
Go catch the biggest drink
Go watch the sunrise
Go watch the sunset
Go take this car all the way to Invercargill
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Riding the Dumbo Ride and Teacups at Disneyland in LA, not only is that awesome in itself but it was also my third birthday :)
Pulling a Rabbit Out of the Hat: What Could Sony Have Up Its Sleeve at E3 2012?
According to an allegedly reputable source, this year’s upcoming E3 expo in the city of Angels will see the announcement of not only Microsoft’s next Xbox but also Sony’s new PlayStation. Face set to overstated mock shock anyone?
Rumours of the 720 being announced at the 2012 E3 began sprouting up way back just after last year’s E3 with job listings and Linkedin updates hinting at a next-gen console being developed by the tinker-tonkerers at Microsoft.
It is therefore very little surprise to hear that Sony is jumping on the next-gen bandwagon to compete directly with Microsoft and Nintendo’s Wii U, especially after the PS3’s bungled launch, of which the worst was being a year after the 360 – giving their biggest rival an unforgiveable head start.
It is also to keep in mind that Sony have always maintained that the PS3 has a firm 10-year lifecycle – effectively meaning that they will continue to support the big black box for another four years. Some gaming commentators have noted that an announcement and subsequent launch of a next-gen PlayStation would fly in the face of Sony’s 10-year promise, but I believe that a launch of a new PlayStation console does not necessarily mean the end of support for the PS3. Rather, I believe Sony will continue to support the console in a similar way to how they supported the mighty PS2 – it was still produced and sold in retail for years after the launch of its big brother. The PS3 has still got a lot of horsepower left in it, and abandoning it just as it creeps agonisingly closer to beating the 360’s overall sales volume would just be plain stupid.
They say history never repeats, but it appears Sony is trying to do just this with the same three-pronged attack on the gaming industry (and our wallets) with the recent launch of the Vita – echoing last generation’s PS2, PS3, PSP combo.
At 2011’s E3 Sony proved the Vita’s worth by showing how it can effortlessly connect with a PS3 to act as an additional controller or even play the same game save on either handheld or console (seen in this video)
It would be a no-brainer to use this exact same technology with the PS4 on an even wider scale to create one big happy console family where they could all connect up and play the same games together. This would be perfect if, say, a game was exclusively released to each of Sony’s consoles which allowed them to connect to the PSN and play a multiplayer match all together. By allowing these consoles to all play together (or even just the PS3 and PS4) this would help to cut back on the steep cost of entry to play the latest games and would help foster a greater overall community shared by all PlayStation fans.
Though I do warn my readers to take the above prediction with more than just a pinch of salt: I have next to zero knowledge about how technologically possible this would all be. However, it still remains a possibility: Square attempted to something similar with Final Fantasy XI with servers that shared both PC and PS2 users – who’s to say this isn’t possible?
Regardless of whether this becomes reality or not, many gamers, like myself, are waiting with baited breath for whatever Sony and Microsoft announce at E3 2012 this coming June. Will the fresh rumour of the 720 having DVR functionality (think real-time recording, like MySky) be true? Who will have the best exclusives? What new information will be released about Nintendo’s Wii U? Also, let’s not forget about the games themselves: more information on Grand Theft Auto V is almost guaranteed, same with Halo 4 and Last of Us (exclusives to Xbox and PlayStation respectively) and many, many more.
Thanks to an old uni mate I’ve decided to give Tumblr a shot. And in my true style I set up an account yonks ago but completely forgot about it! Well, either that or I have a secret social media alter ego that uses all my email and username details - which would explain why I recently discovered I had a Groove Shark account with some of the most random playlists with the names of ‘Playlist of Instant Attraction’ and ‘Reddit top 100 albums (Fucking sweet aye)’.
But for now I best introduce myself right?
I’m a 22 year old hailing from the might Auckland in the Newest of Zealands whereI work at a digital media agency by the name of Catch! Media. For the most part I’m a qualified Adwords search engine marketer, but I also fill out the roles of social media strategist and, by far the funnest part, am the company’s copywriter.
Aside from my 9-5 I’m an avid social media junkie (re: mysterious Groove Shark & Tumblr accounts), muisc lover, unashamed lover of all form of internet and gaming culture and tasty beer lover. I’m also saving for the big move to the Motherland (England) mid-way through 2012 and try my hand at the Big-OE.
Whether this results in interesting posts to influence my Klout score and internet popularity or descends to mindless ranting who knows. But stay tuned much excitement to follow!