Sony Pre E3 2008: Buzz! PS3 and PSP Impressions

Sony was showing off both of its upcoming Buzz titles at today's media event so we had a quick look at them. Guy had a good run through the PSP game, Buzz! Quizmaster, here if you haven't seen it already so I'll just run through the PS3 one, Buzz! Quiz TV, which is looking pretty cool. The game is...

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Sony was showing off both of its upcoming Buzz titles at today's media event so we had a quick look at them. Guy had a good run through the PSP game, Buzz! Quizmaster, here if you haven't seen it already so I'll just run through the PS3 one, Buzz! Quiz TV, which is looking pretty cool. The game is getting some nice mileage out of the TV channel theme and adds some online features that fans and newcomers to the series should get into. The two big things for us were the new wireless controllers, finally, and the ability to make your own quizzes and import them into the game via the My Buzz website Sony's setting up.

Four wireless controllers will come packed in with the game which will also recognize the original PS2 controllers as well if you want to mix and match them for larger multiplayer games. Sony isn't sure on the timing of when the wireless controllers will be sold separately so mixing and matching will probably be the thing to do for eight player games. The quiz creation options are pretty neat, you'll be able to make your own eight question quiz and use it in your game. The web page will also let you flag it as private, so only your PSN friends with Buzz see it, or make it public so the world can have a crack at it. Public quizzes will be rated by anyone who plays them so the more popular ones will show up more often when people go looking for some original ones. Beyond that the game will feature multiplayer modes, online and offline, which will let you test your skills against other trivia nuts.

While the game isn't really for veteran gamer types its pretty perfect for those of us looking for some gateway games to suck folks into our world. Buzz is about as un-intimidating as it gets so it should be pretty handy. Buzz ! QuizTV and Buzz! Quizmaster are both due out this fall.

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