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Killzone Mercenary looks “Gorgeous”: engine almost the same as KZ3, says report

Monday, 28 January 2013 13:37 GMT By Dave Cook

Killzone Mercenary has featured on the cover of Polish game magazine PSX Extreme, along with some debut game art – see it here. Keen gamers have now translated the article and have stripped it for news.

Gamers over on NeoGAF have mined the above feature and have unearthed a few nuggets of information.

First, is that the game is said to run on an engine that is almost identical to that of Killzone 3, developer Guerilla Game’s last outing for the franchise. New ‘gimmicks’ have been added to get the most out of the PS Vita’s touch controls, hence the slight engine shift.

The piece calls Killzone: Mercenary “Gorgeous” and states that it boasts crisp textures, impressive draw distances and ‘awesome’ character models.

Finally, they state that the game is essentially portable Killzone 3, looks better than Uncharted: The Golden Abyss and runs stably even with a lot of combat kicking off in the games wide areas.

Bear in mind the folly of translations however, and don’t treat these as iron clad facts until we get confirmation from Sony. Meanwhile, speculate away below.

Thanks Examiner.

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114 Comments

  1. theevilaires

    My vita is starving for this game. Day 1 buy for me. These portal games are the reason I buy a portable powerhouse like the Vita over a 3DS. I want brilliant gorgeous graphics on my OLED screen.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    @Tea,
    +1

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KrazyKraut

    Day 1!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. polygem

    i just want awesome games. all that counts for me. after the ultrabad resistance BS, i am sceptical about this one. hope it will be good though, i loved killzone liberation.
    hopefully sony wont continue to trash their awesome ip’s.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. woe

    I remember some blind reviewers ranting on about Uncharted for the PS Vita looking almost the same as the PS3, so i will be waiting to for Digital Foundry to dissect this game before falling for the media hype like last time.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Deacon

    Nah… I’m kind of in the camp that thinks traditional FPS games are totally wasted on a handheld. That is unless they can substantially alter or enhance the experience somehow (no, not a few touchscreen death moves).
    I just don’t see how this would be preferable over playing KZ on your big screen.

    Great for those who love FPS but don’t HAVE a main console, but certainly not for me. I don’t see how those nubs would offer even HALF the sensitivity and accuracy of a standard controller.

    It doesn’t take games like this to see how much better the Vita tech is than the 3DS, imo. In fact screw the tech – the 3DS is the more attractive console right now – period. I love my Vita, but if it weren’t for Persona 4 I wouldn’t have touched it these last few weeks. 3DS is where the games at. One handheld FPS isn’t going to swing the scales by any great deal, imo.

    Admittedly, it does look great. Just not for me I guess.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. BraveArse

    Digital Foundry – the ultimate resource in missing the point imo.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    Well said Brave. Jesus Christ you guys sound like viral marketing bots.

    “I want brilliant gorgeous graphics on my OLED screen.”

    Really? Did you even read that before you posted it? REALLY?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. lexph3re

    I honestly don’t see why so many are against handheld fps’s and make it seem like you have to choose between console or portable fps’s. Why can’t you have both?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    @ Deacon you’ve never actually held a Vita in your hands have you? ;) Doesn’t matter what kind of game you’re playing on the Vita. Its just the magic of that lovely 5″ OLED screen with those crisp eye popping graphics. From the moment you turn it on your eyes will be in an orgasmic trance.

    When I see the Headline KZ Mercenary engine is the same as KZ3 on Vita all that I can imagine is the game in my in my hands and this song playing in my head as I press start past the loading screen… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbVA6vcas1o

    The Vita isn’t even 1 year old yet and already its matching the PS3? ….and they say Nintendo means gaming Heaven :P

    #10 2 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    Hey Lex I remember when people’s main excuse for not buying the PSP was because it didn’t have a second analog for FPS….Its SONY man ;) Damned if you do…damned if you don’t.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. ps3fanboy

    THIS!… first day buy easy!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. absolutezero

    Why are you pretending that FPS on handhelds are new?

    Theres a whole bunch on the original DS. Dementium, Moon and Metroid Hunters. They all work perfectly well.

    Shhhh though this is all about console quality games on a handheld as evidenced by Resistance and CoD on the Vita being about the same quality as Turning Point on the PS3.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. polygem

    @8: that´s exactly what i don´t understand. the uber tech, cell processor, best graphics, best tech, we´re the best bs that many (not all!) sony “fans” don´t get tired off…all they do with that is giving their beloved company bad rep. many sony guys are an absolute turn off…just look at the ign ´beyond´ (sigh) comments section. hells gates opening right in front of you. the prototype of the narrow minded, style over substance “gamer”.
    those people don´t love gaming.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. lexph3re

    SHHHHH Metoid hunters on DS does not work very well.lol I was originally in love with it till I bought it. just no

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    “Doesn’t matter what kind of game you’re playing on the Vita. Its just the magic of that lovely 5″ OLED screen with those crisp eye popping graphics. From the moment you turn it on your eyes will be in an orgasmic trance.”

    i had one…i can assure you. it´s a great screen, the rest of this post is just a lie.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. polygem

    didn´t like hunters much either.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. absolutezero

    Its a better FPS than all of the supposed “Console Quality” titles released on the Vita thus far.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. lexph3re

    And the Nintendo fans that scream Vitas dead because a pokemon game is releaseing isn’t a turn of? Actually…. Why are you feeling turned on by the sweet lustrous words of the gaming eco system?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    Hopefully they get the game structure right. Seems like the reveal trailer indicated they might have. A full blown cinematic story just won’t work on a handheld for me. Nice flexible little mission structure with co-op and I could be interested.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. lexph3re

    Noooooo it wasn’t have you played that thing online? Atleast the others are stable.lol

    #21 2 years ago
  22. absolutezero

    Yes because the stability of the netcode is entirely indicative of the quality of the gameplay.

    Resistence might have a constant stable connection but when the game itself is fucking terrible, who the fuck cares?

    Also I guess you never had friends to play locally with. I figured as much.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Deacon

    @TEA – nah man I freaking love my Vita! I’ve never seen such a lovely screen on a device. Sine Mora blew my tits right off. But let’s not all start sucking each others dicks just yet though eh?

    I simply don’t see the appeal in a handheld FPS – perhaps because it’s a genre I don’t particularly invest in these days.

    Do you guys think this’ll impact Vita sales considerably? It seems to have a few of you reaching for your wallets already, but do you think it’ll sell consoles/bundles?

    Is this (one of) the killer app(s) Vita’s been waiting for??

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Dragon246

    @20
    Played Unit 13? Its awesome.

    Vita Owners, wait for goodness this week, Tearaway will also have a reveal this week on blog.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. lexph3re

    AGAIN NO! The Gameplay wasn’t solid either. The game is a hot mess, where people knock the Resistance and CoD game I know they never played MPH at all. I tried to dedicate myself to that game and it’s one of the delusional moments in my life thinking it was even remotely good

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    @23
    Vita needs a price cut much more than it needs a killer app. It’s actually got a reasonable select of games and different price points imo. Needs to price cut to shift the volumes and get support.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. ManuOtaku

    I think so far the games i do own on my vita didnt achive the ps3 level graphics wise, and i dont mind it really, at the end of the day the games look great nontheless, having said that i more concern with the console experience on a handheld, right now i will say i have a great time with dokuro, escape plan and persona 4, but with uncharted not so much, i find it really difficult to controll the game without a controller like a gamepad, is not the same experience for me, i mean playing the console titles, and the vita one, i think in some cases can work, but in shooters not so much, being third or first person, is really tricky and a hard thing to do, and lets not talk about multiplaer FPS on handhelds, even nintendo have mixed results in this area, with metroid hunters and kid icarus, hunters being really good and kid icarus being a nightmare for hand cramps and not that good imho.

    As for the 3DS vs Vita graphics, i find both pretty equal, the 3D effect really gives something to the graphics on the 3DS, adding to the nice colour palete nintendo is known for, i cannot explain but for me the 3D effect is so pleasing to the eyes it gives an extra value to the grapchis, that i found it on the same level as the vita, which is a powerhouse on its own, uncharted looked great, but not as the ps3 counterparts, though.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. lexph3re

    also, please don’t interpret my social life off of one example I give you. It makes you seem desperate for an insult without validity.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. DrDamn

    @24
    Yeah, Unit 13 didn’t get enough credit for the overall design which really suited a hand held platform.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Dragon246

    @Deacon,
    I play all the genres except fighting. Vita is awesome, the best handheld for fighting games, but I just cant get myself to learn to combos.
    In fact, I generally like shooters more on handhelds, so its right up my alley.
    P4G, SS,Tearaway, KX, man vita has awesome games coming up, whatever non-owners say.

    @DrDamn,
    I agree, only price cut can increase vita sales. Vita has more than enough awesome games in 1 year, now it needs a price cut asap.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    You “dedicated” yourself to a handheld spin-off title?

    ok. So lets say I agree that Hunters was flawed. That still does not take away from the fact that both Dimentium games and Moon are FPS titles running on a handheld.

    Also saying “Its bad because I say its bad” does not in fact make something bad. :(

    Pleas do not interpret my insult as being desperate when it was quite obviously a slight dig in the ribs and not at all an over-arching damnation on your social skills.

    I am an owner, I’ve had one since launch. The last Vita game I bought was Virtue’s Last Reward because I played 999 on my DS. I also own a DS and a 3DS and regularly play on those aswell. I can see faults and I can see strengths. Its amazing.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. theevilaires

    @ Deacon I was just joking with you I know you have a Vita. Also to answer your question about impacting Vita sales…I don’t care if it does or not. All I care about is enjoying “my Vita” and that this game will be worth every penny I pay for on day 1. I could care less how many units it moves. SONY made the Vita for guys like me and guys like me will buy it. How they sell the Vita to guys like you are up to them and yours.

    On launch day I will be one of the proud owners of Vita to support this game company by purchasing this game they made for guys like me. Thats all that matters. Enjoy catching your pokemon sir :P

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Ireland Michael

    OLED isn’t even close to the highest quality display of its type. Its a nice screen no doubt, but its far from state of the art. Countless smart devices and tablets have display with higher resolutions and deeper colour levels than the Vita is capable of.

    The Vita isn’t even close to being capable of PS3 level graphics, and any claim as such is pure hyperbole. Not that good graphics make a good game anyway, so it’s entirely irrelevant. It wouldn’t be so bad if the Killzone franchise wasn’t utterly dreadful to begin with. It’s about as inspired as Resistance is.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Deacon

    @Manu – I’m with you there mate. Uncharted Vita failed for me (and it CERTAINLY didn’t look anywhere NEAR as nice as it’s console siblings). Didn’t feel right, and I too found it hard to control. I’m sure I could get used to it, and FPS too over time. Considering however that most people will be wanting to play these FPS games online, how many are actually going to be sitting in their bedroom / lounge where they could be using a TV and full controller? (which I’m sure we can all agree provides a better experience?)

    I don’t know anyone who bought a 3G Vita, so I’m assuming they’re the minority. FPS games don’t seem like a great game-type for playing on the bus or outside in the park (providing your 3G or phone tethering can take the strain) due to lighting, jerking around, and the competitive nature of it all.

    I’m not saying we shouldn’t bother with handheld FPS when we’ve got consoles, I just don’t think they play to the devices strengths.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. ManuOtaku

    #34 deacon “I just don’t think they play to the devices strengths”.
    that line exactly reflects my feelings in this matter, and i agree with the rest of your post man.

    #33 please erthazus leave that body, give michel back ;)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. theevilaires

    This article is full of pure awesomeness but notice the ones who have to come in and (try to) shit on this glorious news. Its sad when one poster shows his excitement for a game with so much potential others have to come in and (try to) knock the ladder over.

    When I’m doing a brutal melee kill I’ll think of some of you in here ;)

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Deacon

    Lol@Manu… good one :)

    @Michael – uninspired, sure. We’re not exactly drowning in originality these days are we. I think ‘utterly dreadful’ is waaaay too harsh.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    Wooow! Look at that! Sony is making a game for the Vita and it’s a first person shooter that is based on one of the crappiest franchises ever with shitty graphics in which PS3 fanboys thought it looked amazing back then (which in reality not. A shitty looking game with a lot of post processing and HDR lightning.)

    Good job Sony on spending money on something that no one will buy anyway, except for Sony fanboys.

    Will this thing sell more then Resistance: Burning POS?

    #38 2 years ago
  39. lexph3re

    @31 Hey I didn’t interrupt you were finished. And, It’s not just because “I say it’s bad it’s bad” The game was just bad. And, yes I did because at the time I thought it was a great concept spin-off or not.

    I also didn’t comment on those 2 games because I didn’t play them. I don’t ridicule games I never played. That’s just apart of my ethical practices. So, yeah I didn’t say anything on them. They could have been fantastic just, they could’ve been like that FPS on psp that was mediocre.

    I also have a 3DS and I just can’t say the device is amazing like others, my taste is just far to different. The 3DS games I would buy I won’t do at full retail because they are remakes of classics. and the full on 3DS library that are original is bare boned. MK7 didn’t feel like a complete package on handheld or even console. I don’t play Mario Games but even if I did I would’ve bought a DS one and felt the same satisfaction as the 3DS one.

    This year is a much better year for 3DS with me and that only warrants 3 games FE:A, CoS:MoF, and Project X zone.

    I also can’t advertise for a system that the most must have games are on the actually on the cheaper predecessor.

    @Micheal I think they always say console/ps3 like because they can’t compare it to the competitors without advertising them. Honestly, I feel like the Vita is a 360 on the go with PS exclusives.

    Publishers will say what they have to say. We just have to interpret it to what maybe what they really want to say.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Dragon246

    @Manu, Deacon,
    What kind of games would you like on vita? I would kill for the Ys and ff type-0 localisation and ff10 on vita. Vita is just perfect for lengthy jrpgs like p4g, disgaea and others. A unit 13 style game is also perfect for a handheld imo.

    @Michael,
    You have to remember those phones cost more than double of vita without sub and games on them look like apeshit with horrendous controls.

    Also, Dokuro coming to eu!!!

    #40 2 years ago
  41. polygem

    “Killzone franchise wasn’t utterly dreadful to begin with. It’s about as inspired as Resistance is”

    i think both franchises are solid fps games. BUT i love resistance for it´s gameplay. it´s ultrasmooth and slick. resistance 2, to me, is almost flawless, one of the few games this gen that have been almost flawless in the gameplay department- it´s all smooth, a joy to play through the game. every weapon is just fun to shoot.

    golden abyss: same here. was an ok but boring game with clumsy controls. was very disappointed by it. forced myself to finish it.

    unit 13 : good game, hated the setting. deeply.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    @37 Okay… mostly dreadful? It’s not as bad as Resistance.

    It certainly isn’t up there with Sony’s best stuff – LBP, Uncharted, Motorstorm, etc.

    @41 The first Resistance was the worst. What a horrendous slug of a game. They were kinda starting to get somewhere with the third one, but it was still dull and uninspired mediocrity.

    That seems to be Sony’s thing. They always end up with something either really amazing or utterly terrible. It’s never just “really good”.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. theevilaires

    @40 retards have no understanding of value…..which is why they prefer 360 over PS3 basically ;)

    “The first Resistance was the worst. What a horrendous slug of a game”.

    ^ All the proof you need :D
    No lag, huge 20vs20 maps, fresh new weapons not seen in a FPS on a new born gaming (supposedly) inferior network.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Erthazus

    Actually Killzone as a franchise back then had huge potential, but Sony and Guerrilla or whateverThatStudioIsThatNoOneCaresAbout failed to make it a good game.

    I remember their Shellshock Num game. It was the worst POS.

    then they made:

    Killzone 1 was a shitty PS2 shooter
    Killzone 2 had huge PR that failed and in the end game was linear shooter with shitty post processing effects, without decent storyline. Multiplayer although was nice.
    Killzone 3 – Call Of Duty in Space

    Basically, Sony failed with that “Dreadful franchise” and I see no reason to fund more on this POS.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. DrDamn

    @Poly
    RE: Unit 13
    Yeah they could have done a lot more going outside the boundaries of modern military shooter.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. ManuOtaku

    #40 dragon, i like dokuro a lot, also escape plan and persona 4, especially persona 4 golden is tha boom, alongside with mario sticker stars are my favorites handhelds games this year, i will get sound shapes and gravity rush too, those are on my ally, i mean those created for vita with a handheld mindset, although persona is a console game, i know that, but is an RPG, which in my eyes is more suited to handheld rather than shooters in general, for the reasons stated above.
    p.s also i want to try unit 13, but iam on the fence since is a shooter.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Deacon

    @Michael. Better ;)

    @Dragon – Absolutely all of those games you mention! RPG’s work beautifully. I’d love to see more action adventure like God Eater 2 / Soul Sacrifice (just not Uncharted with it’s shooting and platforming that does everything for you).
    More 2D games like Rayman / SoundShapes / Mutant Blob. More games using the gyroscopics like Gravity Rush – such a brilliant use of the tech in that game.

    A twin-stick shooter like Dead Nation wouldn’t go amiss. Especially with some cool MP modes and network features.

    @Manu – I think I love P4G more than my own mother right now.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. polygem

    ni no kuni would be great on the vita. combat just screams touch screen…

    @45: yep. the gameplay design and shooting mechanics worked great. i am sure we´ll see a great game with similar mechanics on the vita at some point.

    “@40 retards have no understanding of value…..which is why they prefer 360 over PS3 basically ”

    not so sure who you´re talking about, but i prefer the ps3 when there will be ascension on it, the wiiu when there´s rayman legends, the 3ds when there´s castlevania and the vita……well that thing is sold and wont come back, it just makes no sense to me. sorry.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. killersense

    @polygem
    “many sony guys are an absolute turn off…just look at the ign ´beyond´ (sigh) comments section. hells gates opening right in front of you. the prototype of the narrow minded, style over substance “gamer”.
    those people don´t love gaming.”
    maybe you should look at a mirror. the guy that comes in almost every nintendo game article and posts i am buying this day one. wii u is the best console and the game pad is so damn good. 3ds is the best handheld out there and list every game coming out and saying i am buying them all day one….

    now it may very well be true and you do love Nintendo and their games so damn much but lets not turn around and call people that are doing the same with PlayStation related games calling them narrow minded and pick style over substance. people have different tastes?

    #49 2 years ago
  50. polygem

    huh…did you read this thread even. what i said about resistance? man i love what i love and hate what i hate…nothing to do with platforms. how often do i have to repeat that? can´t you guys read?

    #50 2 years ago
  51. theevilaires

    @48 If I say retard and generally don’t direct it at anyone its usually addressed for O’Connor. Just saying ;)

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Erthazus

    Ni No Kuni Vita btw would be excellent though.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. killersense

    did u even read what i quoted? you know the stuff that you said earlier in the thread?

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Gadzooks!

    Sony are the very definition of style over substance: Cutscenes first and foremost, visuals second and finally slap in some QTE’s or really long corridors to make the ‘games’ ‘playable’.

    Nintendo are the opposite: Gameplay first, visuals to fit. As it should ALWAYS be.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. killersense

    @erthazus killzone sells well and makes money for them. it has a hardcore following. why should they not fund it anymore? the game is not for me. i do not like it. i did like resistance though especially the third one was fun to play

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Ireland Michael

    @54 Troll post?

    Sony has plenty of games with substance over style. I mean… seriously, come on… LittleBigPlanet, for crying out load!

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Dragon246

    Same old hater trying to turn this into slugfest like no. 54.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. polygem

    @killesense: sure i did read it. i was talking about people praising shit just because it´s their favourite platform, while saying everything else sucks…well that´s something i´ve never ever done. sure, i love many nintendo games, so what? i am a haloholic and a jak,daxter, ratchet, sly medievil fan too.
    but i am repeating myself here….sigh

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Sadismek

    @56 YES! LBP is ace :D!

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Erthazus

    @55, WRONG. Killzone does not sell very well compared to other Sony hits.

    http://www.vgchartz.com/game/33543/killzone-3/
    http://www.vgchartz.com/game/12253/killzone-2/

    vgchartz just for lulz. But,

    http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/11292/killzone-3-sales-disappointing – FACT.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. theevilaires

    Wow O’connor your stupid post actually did me some good for a chance. I almost forgot LBP karting is only $10 in the PS Store this week. Time to take advantage of that website purchasing option to have it downloaded automatically when I get home.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Ireland Michael

    Unfortunately, LBP-Karting is garbage.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. lexph3re

    how is 2.4 million a failure? I don’t understand

    #63 2 years ago
  64. polygem

    @ killersense:

    i was just taking a leak…you know what? i have a “selfmade” Journey poster in my bathroom.it´s a poster of a sanddune and an ocean. sunset. footsteps on the dune. cheesy thing. i printed out the Journey guy. cutted it out and sticked him on top of the dune…now that poster is just awesome…just saying.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Erthazus

    @63, “http://digitalbattle.com/2010/02/20/top-10-most-expensive-video-game-budgets-ever/”

    it’s on 10th as the most expensive video game budget. In this console generation 2 million from AAA title is not really a good seller.

    Look at Gears Of War 2-3 – 5 million, Uncharted sales – 5 million or 6. Metal Gear Solid 4, Halo’s and other AAA titles.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. lexph3re

    Well by that chart if it did cost 45 million. Then they made close to 100million on KZ3. Even if you consider the possibility that they did a price drop after making profit they still made the cost of development back plus. Making it a success.

    Sure you would like games to do upper 5-10 million but that doesn’t equal failure if it doesn’t make it that marker. Most of our beloved titles in the old days never saw figures like these they still succeeded

    #66 2 years ago
  67. killersense

    @polygem maybe you need to be more clear when posting nonsense like that. saying that with no context and you expect people read through ign comments sections to figure out what exactly you are implying? for every ps3 fanboy you see that posts stuff they love their platform and everything else sucks i can find a nintendo fanboy that does the same so i don’t see your point of singling out one side of fanboys? i am not even saying you don’t like the ps3 or aome of its games so idk why you are trying to defend yourself. and i am just pointing out the flaw in your post and saying stuff like style over substance.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. lexph3re

    @67 lol That!

    #68 2 years ago
  69. killersense

    @erthazus i never said it did gangbusters did i? i said it did well and made them money. do you see articles that say killzone lost money for them>? surely sony are not THAT dumb to be green lighting more killzone projects if it is losing them money? they are not afraid of closing studios that lose them money from witnessing the closures in the past 2 years. companies struggle to sell 2.5 millions copies on multiple platforms so it is not bad to sell close to a million copies at full retail price and the rest discounted or when the price fell.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. polygem

    @67: i like the ps3 but i hate the community. when it comes to ignorance the sonybots are winning the cup hands down. just my 2 cents. unbiased as can be. never was a platform fanboy at all.

    EDIT:

    “you expect people read through ign comments sections to figure out what exactly you are implying?”

    man, just read other pages, other forums, embrace the sony fan. you´ll be ashamed. what i posted there about ign is general knowlege though – i thought. BEYOND!

    @68: lol That!

    #70 2 years ago
  71. lexph3re

    I don’t think you realized he’s not talking about the community. It is solely directed at a common contradiction you are just know to do. I didn’t think you would understand what he was saying too though. That you would again redirect it away from yourself.lol

    #71 2 years ago
  72. polygem

    see

    #72 2 years ago
  73. polygem

    not

    #73 2 years ago
  74. polygem

    no…i did read it again lex…he just didn´t get my point, did he? i was talking about the community. no contradictions in my posting. just misinterpreted by da killer…but yeah why not just lol that.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. monkeygourmet

    @56

    LBP is actual a good example of pretty awful gameplay.

    The platforming in that game is a joke. Even the design elements were hampered by having to use the pad.

    Vita one sounds much better in that respect but still an average playing game.

    I remember when I first saw Little Big Planet, I was like:

    ‘Wow, Sony finally have a contender for Mario on it’s platform…’

    Then I played it…

    #75 2 years ago
  76. monkeygourmet

    @ Topic:

    This game looks good but should have come out near launch, this should be the announcement of a sequel.

    I just can’t seeing this doing that well OR shifting any units atall. Also, this game wasn’t even that popular as a franchise in Japan, thats where Sony needs to do the most legwork.

    The Vita has dual sticks, but after playing Uncharted I found it doesn’t suit itself that well too action games. Maybe it was just me and my manly hands, but playing it for longer than 15 minutes gave me serious cramp. Stupid placement of the sticks (right one should have been lowered) and the trigger buttons were really shitty.

    If i ever get one again, I will have to buy some kind of docking station. My hands simply aren’t ‘dainty’ enough for it to be comfortable.

    #76 2 years ago
  77. Gadzooks!

    Yep, LBP looks lovely, is charming, quirky. Ticked all the boxes visually.

    It plays like shit though.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. lexph3re

    lol and now Killer knows why I steer away from you.

    #78 2 years ago
  79. killersense

    @polygem there you go with nonsense again. where are you getting the stats to say one fanbase is winning the cup hands down ign comments? lmao. here let me try this. nintendo fanboys are the worst hands down and then add just my 2 cents like you….

    believe it or not you are a nintendo fanboy and you probably don’t even realize it. the way you praise the wii u and the 3ds you will find it hard to convince anybody you are not. i am only saying this is because you have nothing negative to say about nintendo. everything they do is magic!! i like sony and some of their exclusives but i hate the constant updates and installs and hope for a better experience next time? can you point out something you don’t like about the wii u or 3ds? i hope you can because i surely can

    #79 2 years ago
  80. DrDamn

    @75
    Having played the majority of both there is a hell of a lot more invention, innovation and fun in LBP Vita than NSMBWU.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. Dragon246

    @79
    Stop feeding the trolls.

    #81 2 years ago
  82. Gadzooks!

    Unfortunately NSMBWU is creatively completely bankrupt. Weakest of the WiiU launch titles by far, IMO.

    #82 2 years ago
  83. killersense

    @dragon
    actually at this point you are right. i give up.

    #83 2 years ago
  84. DrDamn

    @82
    I wasn’t the one to bring up Mario in a Vita thread whilst claiming LBP wasn’t very good though was I :). LBP Vita is the best of the series, works very well on a handheld and in it’s own right (not just in comparison with a fairly shoddy Mario) is a very good game.

    #84 2 years ago
  85. polygem

    @ killer: we had this debate. i posted several things i don´t like about nintendo. please don´t make me look for all this again. i said i think the quality of the 3ds xl is rubbish, that the screen isn´t as crisp, that the absence of VC on wiiu is BS, that you have to boot into wiimode to play wii games isn´t that great, that wii games aren´t playable on the pad stinks AND SO ON. yes, i think nintendo does a lot of things right and yes i don´t think it´s a flaw that the 3ds only has one analog stick and not as many “mature” games than other platforms.
    i also praised the 360 pad and ranted about the ads on xbl. i praised resistance right here and at the same time said that i think many, no, a lot of the sony fans are annoying, which is a shame because count me in, i´m a fan of sony games as well. so what´s the problem? seriously. i don´t get it.

    “nintendo fanboys are the worst hands down and then add just my 2 cents like you….”

    sure you can say that if that´s your 2 cents. i feel very different about all that though. miiverse community is just awesome really.

    @ lex again: remember. one day. i tried to have a conversation with you. i tried to hold back and be nice. you spoiled it. how old are you again? but whatever. let´s just lol at each other if that´s your style. but talking about “contradictions”…this lol posting isn´t exactly “steering away” from me man lol. lol

    #85 2 years ago
  86. theevilaires

    Wow are non SONY fans still arguing about how much they rather catch pokemon than play this gorgeous game? I’m mean seriously why so much debate over a Vita game that we all know was going to turn out to be superb anyway. Its KillZone duhhhhhhhh.

    #86 2 years ago
  87. polygem

    see?

    #87 2 years ago
  88. lexph3re

    Aye you haven’t tried to have a convo with me at all. Not once actually.

    And last I checked. I was being nice, told you I wouldn’t call you out anymore. In which I didn’t Killer did. I just thought it was ironic that you keep getting the same flack from more new and old people yet I still only get crap from the “defense forces?”

    I lol’d a lot at the things you guys pawn off as staying on topic. Like I said before it is what it is and I am still doing a good job not talking to you about games and you opinion.

    Killer has that one

    #88 2 years ago
  89. polygem

    yea, i hear you, you just ´lol side punch comment´ like the rest of the backstab bunch and let others do the work for you. i get that. loveley and manly style…so while tea is talking about pokemons (a game i never was into btw): you are seeing yourself as the trainer and killer as the pokemon right?

    #89 2 years ago
  90. Gekidami

    Does “Nintendo Magic” give you a persecution complex?

    #90 2 years ago
  91. lexph3re

    Nope, I just think irony is funny. Honestly, that’s all.

    For instance If I started running around forecasting doom and gloom it would be funny if someone called me out on it. Would be great to laugh at myself

    #91 2 years ago
  92. fihar

    How the hell did you guys go from KZ Mercenary to this?

    Anyway, I’m actually pretty baffled by this news.
    A portable KZ3 is not what I want. Why in the world would I play a portable KZ3 when I already have KZ3? While I’m not actually fond of Liberation, I thought it worked well as a handheld game.
    Sony really should stop treating the Vita as a portable PS3.

    #92 2 years ago
  93. polygem

    lex laughing at himself. that´s something i will have to see with my own eyes first to believe it.

    @92: oh happened like always. i said something negative about sony (or in this case sony fans). boom. here we go again…

    i also said a lot of positive things though. but that doesn´t matter. i said something bad. nasty me. and the thing is: i am even responsible for this mess now. the irony: that was exactly what i was trying to say about sony fans to begin with :)

    #93 2 years ago
  94. monkeygourmet

    @84

    I did say the Vita one looks better.

    The first 2 from a control aspect were awful however.

    If it still controls like shit on the Vita, that would be a shame because the touch screen really helps this game become what it was always intended to be IMO.

    Same reason I think Nintendo should (but won’t) add a level creation system for smash brothers U, it would work really well with the tablet.

    @Killer

    Nintendo fanboys have always been the same for the Sega vs. SNES days, usually (not always) focussing on gameplay.

    A good example was Sonic vs. Marioworld, entirely subjective obviously but a lot of people argued that Sonic was a better title.

    Now, preferences aside, it’s pretty obvious the gameplay in most Sonic titles is pretty shitty compared to the tight control you see in most Mario games.

    Obviously you get some nutters in there, but hopefully most talk about gameplay, something Nintendo obviously does well.

    Sony changed the dynamic slightly by focusing on the teenage boy (FHM) crowd, and, unfortunately since then the waters have been muddied.

    You end up with idiots talking about TEH CELL and Bluray being awesome for gaming. The same kind of people who thought tomb raider was better than Mario 64.

    Regardless of your chosen console, I have no time for people that fall into that category, I think Poly is roughly in the same frame of mind.

    #94 2 years ago
  95. OlderGamer

    Same old shit, new day.

    #95 2 years ago
  96. monkeygourmet

    @86

    Tea, you raved about Killzone 3 before I got my PS3. So much so it was one of the first titles I bought, but, dude…

    It wasn’t a great game… :/

    Nice eye candy but gameplay was seriously lacking, and the characters were all a bit dooshy! ;)

    #96 2 years ago
  97. Ireland Michael

    @95 Indeed.

    #97 2 years ago
  98. monkeygourmet

    @95

    Its a new day?! Why didn’t anyone tell me?! ;)

    #98 2 years ago
  99. polygem

    http://mynintendonews.com/2013/01/28/donkey-kong-64-goldeneye-dev-leaves-microsoft-for-sony/

    it´s all there, microsoft, sony and donkey kong

    #99 2 years ago
  100. monkeygourmet

    @99

    Lol, that has everything in it! :)

    #100 2 years ago
  101. Eddie Rodrigues

    I’m starting to think Gadzooks and Erthazus are he same person.

    ANYWHO CHAMPS, if the multiplayer is as great looking as KZ3 and the singleplayer story actually has an ending, then I will proudly grab this. If not… well… ermmm… Vita will get other games.

    #101 2 years ago
  102. Erthazus

    “I’m starting to think Gadzooks and Erthazus are he same person.”

    Ahahaha. :D
    Sorry, Nope. I’m not an Xbox and Halo fanboy. Sorry for disappointment.

    #102 2 years ago
  103. ManuOtaku

    That means he will share the nintendo magic to sony, is doomsday for nintendo :(

    #103 2 years ago
  104. Eddie Rodrigues

    @Erthazus oh… my mistake…

    #104 2 years ago
  105. monkeygourmet

    @102

    Are you still upset it didn’t come out on PC before Xbawks?

    #105 2 years ago
  106. Eddie Rodrigues

    @105 one day we shall see decent Halo game for PC, I hope so since my 360 is almost dead

    #106 2 years ago
  107. polygem

    @103, 105 :)

    @106: well bungies destiny is coming to pc as well or not? not so sure about that but i believe ps3 version has been confirmed…think pc too.

    would make sense.

    i think that´s great news for pc and ps3 gamers.

    #107 2 years ago
  108. Eddie Rodrigues

    @107 whoa whoa whoa whoa, slow down there, mate, not in a bazillion years MS would let their platinum mine go to the PS3. Also Bungie won’t make Halo games anymore, just 343 I’m affraid(though, what an EXCELLENT job they did).

    Now where did you heard that info?

    #108 2 years ago
  109. Gekidami

    ^ You do know that Bungie arent owned by MS anymore, right?

    http://media.psu.com/media/articles/image/destiny%20splash%20PSU.jpg

    #109 2 years ago
  110. polygem

    yea bungie is going multiplat. insomniac too. halo and ratchet stay where they are because the ip´s belong to ms/sony BUT new ip´s from those great devs are going multiplat though. fantastic stuff.

    #110 2 years ago
  111. PC_PlayBoy

    People still buying this overrated console IP. Killzone games were nothing more than mediocre crap.

    #111 2 years ago
  112. Da Man

    Ertharage isn’t GZ.

    GZ is a sensible person and a good contributor, Erthamess is an insane student from Latvia living off their parents money.

    #112 2 years ago
  113. manamana

    One can almost feel how Eddie’s world collapses…

    Heads up mate, Bungie is still upon us and will soon deliver the goods!

    #113 2 years ago
  114. Gadzooks!

    #112

    Hey, I resent that! Never been called sensible before. To actually see it in print.. It stings man, it stings.

    #114 2 years ago

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    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]