V.19 No.36 |
This Week In Games 9.12.10
PAX 'Prime' 2010 in Seattle drew 67,600 people, up about 7000 from last year.
Some small but awesome titles from the show: The Witness (video), Outland, Spy Party,
Brian Wood, lead developer of Company of Heroes Online, was killed by a drugged out twenty-somethings in a car crash. His wife and unborn child survived.
Amazon is now charging a mere $0.99 shipping for most release date delivered games.
Woohoo! Walmart leaked a price for the until-now-unconfirmed Ico/Shadow of the Colossus HD combo for PS3.
Awesome Indie game, Machinarium, makes its way onto the Wii.
id Software may bring Rage to the Android phone platform.
Just Add Water follows up last week's announcement that it's bringing Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath to PS3 with news of its plans to develop a total of six games in the series.
Gamasutra interview with JAW CEO Steward Gilray about his company's Oddworld plans.
Both Nintendo and Sony go after piracy with firmware updates.
Bioware collects a TON of stats on how Mass Effect 2 is played. What's that all for, anyway?
Blizzard has released its first StarCraft II custom map - Burning Tide.
The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 expansion, Vietnam, will be showcased at Tokyo Gameshow this week.
The GTA 3 trilogy (3, Vice City, and San Andreas) are coming to Mac.
V.19 No.35 |
This Week In Games 8.5.10
Duke Nukem Forever was playable at PAX this weekend. It's being developed by Gearbox (Borderlands), who will hopefully be able to put a cap on the game's 14 year dev cycle. Here's some shakycam gameplay footage.
Bangai-O, hands down my favorite Dreamcast game, is getting the Xbox Live Arcade HD treatment. Hopefully they retain the crazy. It debuted at PAX this weekend - here are some first impressions from TVGB.
StarCraft II sold over 3 million copies in its first month.
Swarm, the new title from Hothead games (Deathspank), has some, but not all of what made Pikmin great.
A new and more "hardcore" Xbox controller was revealed this week. Hands on.
In Australia, it's now OK to sell something, and then take it away without repercussion.
Kotaku has new Wii game stats up.
Game Informer's sweet October cover does it Saturday Evening Post style with Irrational's Bioshock Infinite.
The collaboration between Oddworld Inhabitants and Just Add Water bears its first fruit - Stranger's Wrath on PS3 for early 2011.
More Portal 2 was revealed at PAX this weekend.
Valve has some surprises in store for you in 2011.
Upcoming WoW patch leaves Power PC based Macs behind.
The Xbox Live Gold subscription price will go up as of 11/1/10 - buy those cheaper subs now, kids!
Killzone 3 is coming February 22nd.
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona devloper, Atlus, will be dissolved into its parent company, Index Holdings, as of October 1.
Deadspace 2 multiplayer will be soldiers vs necromorphs.
There could be a Resident Evil 6 announcement very soon.