First of all, Sony has confirmed that the PS3 will cost $600 fully-loaded (WiFi, memory card reader, HDMI, 60 GB HD) and $500 significantly impaired (no WiFi, no card reader, no HDMI, 20 GB HD). This means that for $200 more than a fully-loaded Xbox 360, you can get a very similar product. Sounds like a good deal huh?
Battlefield 2142 looks…okay. I just wish they’d take the improvements and add them to BF2 instead of making a new, futuristic game based on the same technology (I’d be more open to the idea if the game ran on a new engine). A new game mode, Titans, sounds good and reminiscent of Tribes. What sounds best about the new game is more persistence, a more customizable character (up to 40 possible kit combinations), and more ranks and weapon unlocks. It should be a solid addition to the series, but I’d like to see them invest their new technology and ideas into the WWII genre again, or even Vietnam, as those eras would look great on the high-end systems of today.
And finally, a new Command & Conquer game. I haven’t played one of these since Generals (five years ago?). Ahh, the days of Red Alert and modem games. While I would have preferred Red Alert 3 instead of C&C3, it’s good to see the series continuing. It’s still quite a while away, not set to be released until 2007, but it will probably be pretty fun. I won’t be spending money on it though.