Bungie + Sony = A Beautiful Thing?

April 1, 2009
Can you believe in magic?

Can you believe in magic?

If my intel is right, Jack Tretton and the folks over at Sony aren’t quite done with their announcements just yet. If the source pans out, expect Sony to announce a new partnership with now Microsoft-less Bungie on supposedly a new IP to be fully revealed in playable form at the upcoming E3 event.

Details are scant right now, but we can rule out two things immediately:

1. It’s not Halo. That’s Microsoft’s baby, though Bungie does still plan to support it in some capacity or another after ODST ships in the fall.

2. It’s not the much desired next-gen remake or sequel to Marathon.

What I know is that it’s been in development for about approximately 14 months now, is exiting alpha, and probably isn’t schedule for release until mid-late (probably late) next year. It will not be multplatform, at least from the get go. It will be action orientated, though apparently, “vastly different then anything we’ve done before. That’s all until the announcement.”

Expect Tretton’s announcement later on today or tomorrow, with possibly a teaser trailer to accommodate it. Now, I understand what this sounds like given the timing, but I do have confidence in my source.

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PS2 price drop! PS3 hates being the youngest child…

April 1, 2009
Look at me, I'm costing what I should've four years ago!

Look at me, I'm costing what I should've four years ago!

I have a Playstation 2. I love it as if it were my child. Hell, if I had a child, my child would be very upset that daddy keeps taking big brother PS2 out for ice cream while she’s stuck at home sweeping the chimney.

That must be what the PS3 feels like right now. Overweight, high maintenance and, for some reason, the least popular console on the market. And what does papa Sony do? Does he cut the PS3’s price point so it can appeal to more people? Kind of like throwing a super sweet (let’s see here…oh, right) 3, hoping the chocolate fountain of a price cut can garner lil’ fatty some love, no matter how artificial?

Nope, papa Sony takes PS2, the prodigal son, out for a steak dinner and leaves poor lil fatty home to play with itself.

Horrendous metaphors aside, this wasn’t exactly the news fence sitters were waiting for but all knew was going to happen.  Says Sony CEO Jack Tretton, “fuck the PS3.”

Don’t quote me on that.