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5 Things You *Don’t* Know:

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Over the last few past few months we’ve been touring the gaming convention scene with THE EYE OF JUDGMENT. We’ve received tremendous feedback from many of you at the San Diego Comic Con, Wizard World Chicago, GenCon & Penny Arcade Expo. There were lots of great questions out there, and we thought it would be good to do a quick recap of the “5 things you don’t know” about THE EYE OF JUDGMENT.

1. There is only one “E” in JUDGMENT
First off, not to sound like a middle school teacher, but I wanted to clarify the proper spelling of the word “JUDGMENT”. Notice that there is no “E” after “JUDG”. With apologies to our UK gamers, this is the correct spelling – according to Wikipedia (and no this definition wasn’t doctored by me or other SCE employee’s…figured I’d beat some of you to that snipe).

2. Pricing = $69.99
Yep, you’ve heard it here first. The SRP for THE EYE OF JUDGMENT software bundle in the US is $69.99. The bundle includes the following:
• THE EYE OF JUDGMENT software (disc case, manual, Blu-ray disc)
• PLAYSTATION Eye camera
• Judgment (camera) stand
• 9 Fields Battle Mat
• (1) Starter deck (includes 30 Summoning Cards + 4 Function Cards)
• (1) Booster pack (includes 8 randomly inserted Summoning Cards with one guaranteed to be rare or ultra rare)

Additionally, Summoning Cards will be sold separately in the form of Booster Packs and pre-constructed Theme Decks, available by Wizards of the Coast.
• Booster Pack: SRP = $3.75
• Pre-constructed Theme Deck: SRP = $14.99 (Five different Theme Decks available. Each fully playable and include a bonus Summoner’s Companion book with background, play tips and card lists)

3. Availability
THE EYE OF JUDGMENT will ship to North American stores on 10/23 to sync with a global launch by the end of October. With a global rollout, gamers on the PLAYSTATION Network will be able to battle against fellow EOJ players from around the world.

4. Expansion Packs
The October launch of THE EYE OF JUDGMENT and its Summoning Cards introduces the first in a long series of card sets available for play. Stay tuned for further announcements on upcoming expansion packs and new Summoning Cards. Each new set will consist of more powerful creatures and spells to introduce new strategies and gameplay mechanics to refresh the EOJ gaming experience.

5. Online cheating
The most popular question we’ve heard revolves around online cheating. Mainly, “What’s going to prevent players from ‘stacking the deck’ when playing online?” – meaning, cheating your card draw so you get your best cards from the start. Fortunately, THE EYE OF JUDGMENT introduces a new paradigm in drawing cards when playing against your opponents online. First, you’ll have to register and save your Summoning Deck, offline. Then, when logged on, you select the Summoning Deck you wish to play. Once paired up with your opponent, the PS3 will automatically shuffle and randomly pull your cards for you. Once these cards are selected, you must pull these cards from your ‘physical’ deck and draw them to your hand and play the Summoning Cards on the Battle Mat, as normal.

Take a peek at a new video that we created to help outline this completely unique gaming experience merging the best of two worlds – video games and trading card battles. Enjoy!

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gamesblow said:

September 21st, 1:04 pm

In the defense of Heavenly Sword “and it is waaaay too short” but Gears of War wasn’t an epic “no pun intended” either. I beat it in 5 hours flat just the other day on co-op with a buddy. It can easily be beaten in less than 7 hours. Easily on single player.

TristanMike said:

September 21st, 1:43 pm

That’s awesome. I’m really looking forward to this game. The only problem I have with it, and perhaps someone might address it, is this going to be a “rich boy’s” game ?

And what I mean by a “rich boy’s” game is, are the extra “booster packs” and the “Theme decks” going to go like “Magic the Gathering” did ? With 17 different set’s this month, and 500 cards in each set (obviously I’m exaggerating a little, but this kind of methodology forced me out of Magic a loooong time ago…around Mirage….I have no interest in spending all my money on cards, nor do I like the idea that Johnny rich kid can just “buy” his unbeatable deck). With the “rare” cards selling for crazy prices, and almost impossible to collect all the cards ? Or are you going to follow more of a strategy based game, where players can easily acquire all the cards, and the person who can make the best deck, and play those cards right wins ?

I would really appreciate some feedback on this issue, I haven’t really read anything that address this.

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HanSolo said:

September 21st, 1:48 pm

about making a “STAR WARS” of judment game
it would be amazing for the star wars characters to come to life and also include with it the free game of sabbac

GamerMan76 said:

September 21st, 1:50 pm


Yes I know exactly what you mean by rich kids game… but if you are playing the game with friends and family is where you will probably get the most enjoyment out of it..

I most likely won’t get too many cards even if i could afford them all cause i have a budget to matain and it would prevent me from enjoying other games coming out later in the year

KnaveX said:

September 21st, 2:06 pm

Stoff is right, so onto the subject, Will there be a website showing a list of the cards and their design? I’d also like to see a video showing more of the mode where you interact with the card by touching it and poking :)

Fabi said:

September 21st, 2:19 pm

Yeah man, those of you who respond to the negative comments are just as bad. Just ignore them. What happens when you ignore someone who doesn’t shut up? They get even worse because they hate getting ignored but eventually end up getting tired and leave. So just do that. It’s really not that hard. The more you keep responding the more they’re gonna post. Just let them say whatever they want. Cause I know I skip every single comment that comes from the same people posting 50 times a day. Anyway, I wanted to see more of that in the video too, the first time I saw this some dude was moving around a ship with his hand. Cool looking stuff.

KnaveX said:

September 21st, 2:31 pm

I liked when he poked a dragon and it tried to bite him, the guy took his hand out really fast lol. (Like, oh no, he’s going to bite me virtually!)

Flanders said:

September 21st, 2:36 pm

Ummm….what was this blog post about again?

Oh yes…..Eye Of Judgement. Looks cool.

wolverine81 said:

September 21st, 2:47 pm

By the way this game does look cool! I can’t wait to get the eye of judgment as well as the PS Eye!

gamesblow said:

September 21st, 2:54 pm

Whao.. wait a second… I just got word from a “lucky” buddy of mine who obtained Halo 3 earlier today that he’s already beaten it. More so, it only took him 6 and A HALF HOURS. Yikes! There better be backlash for this one… Heavenly Sword and Lair get ripped “by myself aswell” for being short…. Halo damn sure better get ripped too. We’re paying 60 bucks for these things! 10 bucks an hour? No thanks!

infekt said:

September 21st, 3:05 pm


“lack of hdmi cables for an hd system – stupid move 10 bucks not so much, but still stupid.”

$10 for an hdmi cable? I spent nearly $90. I know there are different qualities in cables, and some over-hyping involved to some level… but thats gotta be one low quality cable for $10.

wolverine81 said:

September 21st, 3:08 pm


Nope, just a normal cable. FTW!

40cal said:

September 21st, 3:21 pm

@infekt and @gamesblow
I would have loved to get a HDMI cable with my PS3 yet at the same time considering only 20% of consumers own a HDTV it just dose not make a whole lot of since to package HDMI cables with the PS3. Also allot of the older HD receivers don’t have an HDMI input. They could have done component instead of composite though but I’m sure there are tons of composite cables laying around at Sony from the PS2.

40cal said:

September 21st, 3:25 pm

I just got done playing the R&C demo (got it from GameStop on Blu-ray) while not my kind of game, still fun though, the visuals are awesome, the environments are huge, and the integration of the Six-axis is very cool while sky diving off of a 50 story building, and the amount of on screen action is impressive to say the least.

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Mark Valledor said:

September 21st, 3:27 pm

@ all,

Sorry, I didn’t get a chance to answer more questions today (although, I didn’t see that many thru all the banter).

I just got my laptop back and will ‘troll’ thru this post and answer anything (related to EOJ) you can throw at me.

See you over the weekend…in between Warhawk sessions…

Darkendless said:

September 21st, 3:53 pm

PS3 sales dropped by 42% this week and Halo 3 isn’t even out yet. We are dead

orbio234 said:

September 21st, 3:59 pm

after 24 hours am returning to the blog and in many cases its same old same old…been there seen that….i like the sony reps comment about answering “relevant questions” those of us who are serious about our ps3 are unable to get responses from sony as long as they have to go through so much crappy chatter…i would call it overkill….it seems to me that the anger thats shown by some tells me that the reverse of anger is fear…and the fear on the part of some is that sony now heading towards the 250 million mark of hardware sales is moving towards BEYOND.

Darkendless said:

September 21st, 4:03 pm

yup its impossible ps3 will go the way of dreamcast if lucky

Chromax said:

September 21st, 4:19 pm

When can we see the website up? or a list of all the cards with pictures?

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xplosneer said:

September 21st, 5:39 pm

Hey, but what happened to EyeCreate?

Real Gambler said:

September 21st, 6:30 pm

Remember when there was a vote to find out which thing we wanted the most for this blog… I seriously think a killfile would be awesome. If you don’t like somebody’s comment, bang, you add his name to your killfile and all his comments are gone forever…
Even better, make it so if somebody get into 50 killfiles, then he is banned permanently.

Is it time for another round of “what do we want most for this blog yet, pleaaaase?”

BradleyUK said:

September 21st, 7:03 pm

Hope there is a duck boss!!

orbio234 said:

September 21st, 7:40 pm

all things sony….just finished playing flow in order to unwind…wow it works and now on the sony blog…i was thinking while flow was helping me to think clearer…i am crazy about games…all types…and so too about movies…so if i bought a blue ray machine it would cost about 500 dollars.. by buying a PS3 I GET THE ULTIMATE….NOT ONLY BLU RAY WITH ALL THE EXCLUSIVES LIKE SONY. WALT DISNEY. ETC,….BUT THE ONLY NEXT GEN MACHINE…WHY DO I SAY THE ONLY…WELL BECAUSE OF CELL…BLUE RAY HD..VARIETY OF NEXT GEN GAMES…NOW IF ANYBODY DISAGREES WITH ME ON A SONY BLOG ITS OBVIOUS WHERE YOUR COMING FROM

Im_Special said:

September 21st, 7:54 pm

Just wanted to say this is an excellent price for whats packaged, now get your console down Sony.

dragon said:

September 21st, 8:21 pm

Eye of Judgement could be the game that motivates me to buy a PS3. (Along with LittleBigPlanet, FFXIII, Hot Shots Golf 5, and possibly SingStar.) Good to see something so unique and with potential for future expansion. I’ve never played a card game, but it sounds fun.

Curiosity makes me wonder how they made the cards forgery-resistant. I have the promo card they were giving out at PAX, and my only guess is that ordinary printers may not be able to reproduce the neon green triangles. Webcams can see colours that aren’t visible to the human eye, but I’m not sure it’s possible to print something that can take advantage of that. The bar code appears to have 24 bits or 16.7M combinations (probably less in practice), which may be enough to give “ultra rare” cards unique IDs, but it doesn’t sound like they are going that far. Hopefully it’s something that won’t be cracked on day 1!

(I do wish they’d do a price drop on the PS3 before Christmas. Not because I can’t afford it, but so I can be confident third-party developers won’t start abandoning it. Most of my co-workers have Wiis, and a few also have 360s, but I don’t know anyone who owns a PS3.)

orbio234 said:

September 21st, 8:42 pm

in japan the customers are so electronic advanced that when i read that in japan they sold 130,000 psp slims in one day i knew sony has triumphed again….. will surely buy the new version when it gets here..the star wars psp bundle that is///even though i have a psp 1000 i want it so that i can watch my umd movies and games on my hd tv. like the idea of downloading from my apple computer to the psp. with so much to keep me busy for now the wait will be okay. i have already bought my psp 20000component cable that i will need when i have my bundle. all this and heaven too

Laughed said:

September 21st, 9:37 pm

@Mark Valledor:

Whats the price point on this game without it bundled with the Playstation Eye? What will be the price points on the bonus packs or will this become the “rich kid” game like others have asked/stated? Will this be a rape session? What I mean, is this being provided at a low entry level cost to hook us in just so you can over charge us on the extras, like every other Sony game (ie Motorstorm, Blast Factor, many others)? What will the Playstation Eye retail for by itself?

I look forward to you addressing these questions/concerns and or ignoring me.

roadclimber said:

September 21st, 10:11 pm

@ loucifer

What are you talking about man? the Eye nothing but a simple camera? The 360 version is nothing but a simple camera for roughly the same price.

The Eye has motion sensing capabilities and a mic with backgound noise deadening which should facilitate voice recognition. Playing and chatting in your games without needing some plastic earhugger.. that’s worth it alone.

@ gamesblow
Short games seem to be a problem on all consoles. There seems to be a direct link between quality products and games you can finish in the blink of an eye. Gears was pitifully short. I’m crossing my fingers for Uncharted, Haze and Assassin’s Creed.

Has anyone seen this disturbing trend for the 360? The console known for taking a bite out of discs is spreading to multi dvd games. Blue dragon (3) Lost Odyssey (4!) Infinite Undiscovery (2+)

Now if anyone is old enough to remember… How long did it take games designers to jump to the next format when games start going multidisc?

@ Mark Valledor
ah :) don’t really expect an answer to this but are there any plans to use the Eyes capabilities for things other than games?
I don’t just mean art/demo things like Aqualife

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Laughed said:

September 21st, 10:51 pm

@roadclimber: Whats your point? What are you trying to imply or say here – Now if anyone is old enough to remember… How long did it take games designers to jump to the next format when games start going multidisc?

Darkendless said:

September 21st, 11:37 pm

One generation but technology moves much faster now and there have already been multidiscs in last gen. Anyways, this is meaningless because 360 will kill the PS3 like the PS2 killed the Dreamcast

roadclimber said:

September 22nd, 12:07 am

Meaningless? :)

you have a console that chews the hell out of discs if you touch it while it’s running and now you want to start juggling up to 4 discs? good luck with that.

I didn’t think i’d have to walk people through this but how many discs do you remember in the biggest games you’ve played? How many cds? 3-5 is usually the limit from my recollection. Anything more and it becomes a joke. Discs get scratched. Too many cds? package it as a dvd. Too many dvds? bump it up to a blu ray.

Do you think gamers are going to happily juggle through half a dozen dvds because MS didn’t have the foresight to include next gen techonolgy?

I wouldn’t be surprised if in the next year or two MS throws out a HD DVD game drive and politely asks its consumers to shell out another 200 dollars or so. That’s something microsoft has always been good at… Smiling while sticking it to their customers.

But you’re right. The 360 will dominate even though third party designers are ceasing to make 360 versions of games in Japan. I wonder how many copies of Halo 3 are going to sell over there? Probably not quite enough to make up the 1.2 billion Microsoft has dropped on repairs i’m guessing.

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zapruder said:

September 22nd, 12:16 am

still only have one question.. price.. how will it ad up in Europe… i’m thinking 70 dollar is 70 Euro.. not fair but consistant.

zapruder said:

September 22nd, 12:43 am

hate to break some bad news for some xbox owners but it’s only really ‘succesfull’ in the US. (and still 80 million short over ps2) just wait and see when MS kill the 360 just like they dropped the original xbox.. just 2 more years and it’s dead then it starts all over again. In the end PS3 is cheaper (it also has resale value when ps4 comes.. unlike xbox thats more like a Zune) PS3 is out for 7 months in Europe and does better then 360 in it’s first few months. Sony has a base with ps2.. MS base is the first xbox… well we all know how unsuccesfull that was (24 million units sold in 5 years) 360 just sold 8.9 million units in more then 2 years it isn’t even gonna outsell the old xbox….how sad when we all know of the 1.2 billion refund and “Micromart, stopped repairing Xbox 360’s because they were unable to fully repair the defective systems and because the Xbox 360 has a “fatal design flaw”.” so in short.. no MS junk in my house. And thats sad for the game developers who are not to blame.

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KnaveX said:

September 22nd, 6:57 am

Mark, I want to see more of the interact with your card mode cuz it looks pretty awesome. Make a video showing what can happen, and what different things you can do.

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zapruder said:

September 22nd, 9:05 am

scott said that the 360 has so much games…. then where does he find the time to waste here?.. i wonder… just a little …I wouln’t wanna think more then a nanosec. about him/her/it…

mrbiggs83 said:

September 22nd, 10:20 am

I Believe the eye of judgement will go on to sell well over a million copies easy. This game will now engulf alot of card gamers into playing videogames. I believe more people card games than videogames and with the power of the PS3 there cards can come to life. Imagine playing YU-GI-Oh or magic the gathering with the EYE the possiblities are endless.

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azulx3 said:

September 22nd, 12:36 pm

when playing this game are they expecting you to lay out all your cards while waiting for the ps3 to ramdomly select one or what just wondering cuz i’m thinking that’s probably how its going to go. Anyone else have any ideas how its going to work???

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Mark Valledor said:

September 22nd, 4:24 pm

WOW, lots of comments to read through and filter out questions / EOJ topics to discuss. Finally at the end and wanted to get answers out…

• General – I’m all for everyone’s different opinions but is this ‘post’ the right medium? Reading some of the debates was entertaining until it just got stupid, making it hard to read to the end. In the future, I recommend some of you use the FORUMS as a place to discuss non-blog related topics

• PLAYSTATION Eye software support – many of you asked about this. There will definitely be more software support down the line. Check out some of the news coming out of TGS (

• “JUDGMENT” – Long story, short – this game comes out of our Japan Studios where the name originated and while its being published globally, we were tasked to maintain a global brand w/ one name. Believe me SCEE fought to change it. We can debate the ‘correct’ spelling all day – just like “color” vs “colour” or “favorite” vs “favourite”. But we needed a title that would work globally for business and branding purposes.

• Website / Card list – many of you are asking for this and its in the works. Our site should be up by launch to support the community with news, announcements, competitive info, forums, strategy articles and of course, a deck list.

• “Rich kids” game – I played Magic, on & off, during the Alpha days (own a Mox Ruby & Mox Pearl), Tempest days, Online w/ the Champions of Kamigawa and see where you’re going with this. The answer is, unavoidably, yes. But, while EOJ uses trading cards, the gameplay mechanic is very different than traditional TCG means, borrowing a bit from strategic miniature gaming (I played Warhammer, MechWarrior, Mage Knight and Poxnora too), so at the same time the answer to your question is no, because tactical gameplay is as important as the cards themselves. IMHO, its the best of all 3 worlds – video gaming, TCG gaming and miniatures gaming. At the end of the day, more cards adds for more variety of gameplay and deck styles / play preferences which always is fun, because which self respecting TCGer doesn’t have the occasional ‘wake up in the middle of the night and come up with a new deck idea epiphany, and spent the whole night building a deck’ moment in life. I was a ‘white weenie with a splash of blue’ type player myself. Check out the 9/14 1UP Show podcast at around 12min for an in-depth video preview of EOJ (

I’m out for now, but for future questions…and easier readability, please start the comment / post w/ “@ Mark Valledor”. Will check back in tonight.


Real Gambler said:

September 22nd, 6:32 pm

@Mark Valledor: woooweeee, a marketing director who has effectively played all those games! Beware, I’ll be searching for you online with EoJ : )
Thanks for taking the time to go through all those messages.

Real Gambler said:

September 22nd, 6:37 pm

@Mark Valledor: Ouch, I think I gave you a promotion you likely deserve anyway (director-manager).

Question: Just english cards for now? (That’s usually the only thing I hate about Wizards of the coast…)

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