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Old 12-05-05, 03:36 AM
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Thats not really the PS2 in those BLACK videos on IGN right?

I just saw this bad boy for the first time in the PS2 section of IGN and theres no way this is the PS2 right? Its gotta be the 360 or something. That detail with those graphics are just toooo sweet. Someones bullshitting....
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Old 12-05-05, 05:07 AM
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I have been following Black for awhile now. Yeah, it does look too good to be true for the PS2 hardware. Black was playable to the public at Gamespot's G.A.M.E. event this last weekend. Many people played the PS2 version of Black at G.A.M.E., and according to everything they have said, the game does look that good on PS2. I am a little skeptical, especially about the massive amounts of particles. It actually kind of reminds me of FEAR with all the particle effects.

Also, Black is supposed to be a trilogy. If Black 1 looks this good on PS2, imagine Black 3 on PS3.
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Old 12-05-05, 08:03 AM
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Maybe they finally squeezed out the full potential of the hardware. Though, its multi-console, so I don't know why they would spend the extra time. They spent years making God of War look as good as it did, and I don't know why they would push it so much for a multi-platform release.
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Old 12-05-05, 08:18 AM
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That looks entirely possible to be on the PS2.
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I haven't seen the video yet (blocked from work), but I noticed in the EGM review of King Kong that they were raving about how good the PS2 version looked. Maybe it's a trend.
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Old 12-05-05, 10:55 AM
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I read some where that they went nutty with the PS2's partcle effects which is the one advantage it has over all the last gen consoles. Assuming the PS2 is the lead platform, it should look great with progressive scan too.
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Old 12-05-05, 11:16 AM
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I got to meet the developer of Burnout/Black and watch him play the first level on a PS2 using just composite cables. It looked amazing....better than pretty much anything on the current XBOX (but not next gen). I have been waiting for this game for over a year and so far it will not let me down.
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Originally Posted by joshd2012
Maybe they finally squeezed out the full potential of the hardware. Though, its multi-console, so I don't know why they would spend the extra time. They spent years making God of War look as good as it did, and I don't know why they would push it so much for a multi-platform release.
The developers have said that they are concentrating first and foremost on the PS2 version of Black, because that is their favorite hardware of the current gen or something. The Xbox version had previously never been seen until last weekend's G.A.M.E. event. According to some of the people from G.A.M.E., the PS2 version looks slightly better and has a better framerate than the Xbox version. The Xbox version seems almost like an afterthought, at least so far.
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Old 12-05-05, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for the update...I'll just cancel my XBOX per-order at GameRush. I doubt it will be 360 BC anyways.
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Old 12-05-05, 11:40 PM
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I recently took a look at the screenshots for this game, and it looks amazing. I can't wait to play it.
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Old 12-06-05, 02:17 PM
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Well shit, looks like another game I gotta get.

I only planned on PoP 3 and Zelda to buy till the next gen...
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Old 12-07-05, 09:32 PM
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Is there any kind of estimated release date on this? Last time I checked, the most I could narrow it down was 2006.
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Originally Posted by redcat
Is there any kind of estimated release date on this? Last time I checked, the most I could narrow it down was 2006.
end of February 2006.
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Old 12-14-05, 10:32 AM
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This is supposedly the box art for Black. I found it on Gamespot today. It looks simple but cool. I like it.


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Old 01-24-06, 02:44 AM
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Just a question here : There seems to be a "deal" where if you preorder this game you unlock the "BFG" with and exclusive code. This can't be some sort of one-time use code (like for Xbox Live subscriptions), right? That would have to require internet access, which I suspect most PS2's lack. If not, that code would be everywhere by the game's launch, making the promo useless. Just a weird preorder bonus in either case.

BTW : It's only $39.99. Sweet!
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Old 01-24-06, 10:54 AM
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Sucks they went with the PS2, I can't stand the damn gamepad for FPS games (damn analog stick placement), there an XB-to-PS2 controller adapter out there?
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Sucks they went with the PS2, I can't stand the damn gamepad for FPS games (damn analog stick placement), there an XB-to-PS2 controller adapter out there?

So is the Xbox version expected to be different?
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Old 01-24-06, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by nemein
So is the Xbox version expected to be different?
The point above is that while the game will be available for the Xbox, it was created for the PS2 and looks a lot better on that platform (apparently). I remember NFS Hot Pursuit was like that several years ago.
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ah... I guess I read the OP as being surprised about how good it looked on the PS2 w/ no comparison (stated or implied) made to the Xbox version.
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The point above is that while the game will be available for the Xbox, it was created for the PS2 and looks a lot better on that platform (apparently). I remember NFS Hot Pursuit was like that several years ago.
That was due to different circumstances though. EA had different developers working on different versions of the game. The PS2 version was done by one team, the XB, GC, and PC versions by another. It wasn't just the graphics in that case, the games were actually different.

Needless to say, the PS2 version was the only good one.
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Old 01-24-06, 12:46 PM
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Darn, should have know by the excitement it was FPS. Well have fun guys, looks quite solid for ps2 game.
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Old 01-25-06, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by discostu1337
I got to meet the developer of Burnout/Black and watch him play the first level on a PS2 using just composite cables. It looked amazing....better than pretty much anything on the current XBOX (but not next gen). I have been waiting for this game for over a year and so far it will not let me down.
I have seen lots of footage of Black and while it looks nice, it can't hold a candle to Chaos Theory and Riddick.
I would add Doom3 and Half-Life2 which can't be even attempted on the PS2.

Although it isn't the same type game, I was a little more impressed with RE4 gfx on the PS2.
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Old 02-10-06, 07:26 PM
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Normally I'm not into FPS games but I'm really looking forward to this one. It looks great. I also saw an interview with one of the developers and he mentioned that they want the guns to sound as loud and as real as possible. That'll be a lot of fun on a home theater.

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Old 02-10-06, 08:35 PM
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Old 02-16-06, 02:27 AM
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New video preview here:

http://gametrailers.com/player.php?id=9372&type=mov

This game is looking better all the time.
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