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Console Monster Podcast #6 – Virtua Tennis 3

In the latest Console Monster Podcast, I interview Toby Allen, Assistant Producer from Sumo Digital, who are behind the Xbox 360 port of Virtua Tennis 3.

Also featured is an interview with Max Freiert from Compete Blog [38:14], who discusses his two posts on ‘Xbox 360, Halo 3, and Gears of War: Violence breeds killer apps?‘ and ‘Xbox360 vs. Wii vs. PS3: Demand doesn’t lie‘.

The Virtua Tennis 3 interview includes the following topics:

  • Who are Sumo Digital?
  • Toby’s experience in gaming
  • Still enjoy the games you develop after release?
  • Developing for next generation systems
  • Difference in quality of development tools
  • Multi-platform gaming development
  • Creating games on lower spec systems
  • Played previous Virtua Tennis games?
  • What has changed in this latest incarnation?
  • What is all the fuss about 1080p?
  • Why does the Xbox 360 version have online multiplayer, but the PlayStation 3 does not?
  • What is the process involved when porting a game?
  • Any major/minor differences between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions?
  • What is involved with the single player experience?
  • Achievements spread
  • Favourite mini game?
  • Online spectator mode (VT:TV)
  • What Xbox Live features are included?
  • Any downloadable content in the future?
  • Possible patch update to fix a few minor issues?
  • Any game ideas that didn’t make the final version?
  • Any tips?
  • The under-arm serve technique
  • Will there ever be a Nintendo Wii version of Virtua Tennis 3?

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