Thursday, March 1, 2007

Fresh hot PS 3 rumor...smells like BS

The rumor mills have been churning out in full force since GDC executive director Jamil Moledina let slip that Sony Nutjob... I mean Exec, Phil Harrison would have an announcement that would make PS3 owners "very happy". I know you were all hoping for a $200 rebate and a handjob, but word on the grapevine is Sony will finally release their version of the Mii and Accomplishment systems. Dubbed Playstation Home an anonymous inside source listed on mentions "basically, you get to make an avatar for your console (like a Mii) and this avatar has a room. As you play games and accomplish certain tasks, you will receive items with which to adorn the room that are specific to the game (achievements). The kicker is that this is going to be a new requirement for every PS3 game...". A little late? maybe. original? maybe not. Do PS3 owners care? Well they should, as mentioned in the last podcast here, the Achievement system is really addictive, and who doesn't like customizing an avatar ala Mii, Sims, etc. If this is not the case though, many a fan boy are going to be sent into a spiraling depression that would rival the dental industry tenfold.


Jester013 said...

I could see that being cool. Like if they did it on the 360, my Mii could have General Raam's head hanging on the wall of his room. :-)

But this is something you think they would have finished before launch!

aplusj said...

I have to agree that I like this Mii idea. I would like to see this come to the 360 along with the PS3 room upgrades. A visual way of showing off your achievements. I think a trophy room is a great idea. Let's make this a topic on the next podcast.