Posts tagged personal preference
Well, we say “sneaks” in the headline, but Dishonored could just as easily stab and/or blunderbuss its way onto Xbox Live Games on Demand – it’s all a matter of personal preference, really. At any rate, Arkane Studios’ whale-punk powerhouse will be available through Microsoft’s digital distribution platform on Tuesday, January 29, for an indeterminate price.
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 will also be available on Games on Demand next Tuesday, accompanied by Catherine‘s European, Middle Eastern and Asian releases on the service. Meanwhile, Just Dance 4‘s “Dance Pack 4″ DLC boogies onto XBLA for 240 MS Points, while various Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption DLC packs are marked down by 50 percent until January 28.
So! If you’ve been dishonored by a dangerous hunt, or are feeling max-payne over Catherine, or were told to “just dance for redemption” at gunpoint during a bank heist, Tuesday might be an emotional trigger day for you. Otherwise, enjoy your digitally distributed whatever.
Liu Kang has never been the strong, silent type. Generally, he’s about as quiet as a Pomeranian trapped in a tumble drier. Based on this latest trailer for the upcoming Mortal Kombat, he hasn’t changed much. Now, whether that’s a good thing or bad thing? That boils down to personal preference.
The HP Pre 3 is here! We just got our hands on one and snapped a whole bunch of pictures — see the gallery below. Stay tuned for our first impressions soon. We’re also still working on our shots of the Veer and the TouchPad, but sharp eyes can find both devices in the gallery below — there might even be some iPhone and Nexus S comparison shots, but we don’t want to give too much away.
Update: We just had a chance to play around with the Pre 3 at some length… and we have to say it feels good. The body of the device is sleek and solid, and the weight feels substantial in your hand. The screen is a relatively spacious 3.6-inches, and webOS looks absolutely stunning on it. The extra resolution is a big help on readability and clarity. The slider mechanism feels fairly solid, though there’s a little give just at the end of it’s movement that made us slightly concerned. Compared to previous devices, however, it seems far tighter. We’re still messing around with the phone and will report back on what we find, but in terms of hardware quality, HP has taken a big step up here. As for the keyboard, it feels really fantastic. We realize this is very much a matter of personal preference, but we had zero problems typing quickly and accurately on the Pre 3 right from the get go.
Update 2: Hardware hands-on video after the break!
Gallery: HP Pre 3 first hands-on!
Not satisfied with its analysis of the PS3 Mass Effect 2 demo — which was apparently based on old code — Digital Foundry has posted a lengthy comparison of the PS3 and Xbox 360 retail editions of Mass Effect 2. There’s a lot of information to digest in the article, including several videos and screenshots. The upshot: Most gamers won’t notice the differences between the two games, though it seems the 360 version barely edges out the PS3 one in terms of a consistent frame-rate.
The only significant difference, which boils down to personal preference, is the lighting in the two games. DF notes that the PS3 version’s lighting is generally brighter than the 360 game, though not necessarily improved from a technical standpoint. The article also examines the effectiveness of the PS3′s “Genesis” comic intro, as opposed to actually playing the original Mass Effect on 360.
In the end, if you just have to own the most technically impressive version, DF suggests you choose … the PC version, of course.
Digital Foundry pits PS3 Mass Effect 2 against Xbox 360 original originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.