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Bungie has never made a game for the PS3, that notoriously difficult platform to develop for (or so we’re told). Can they cope? Of course they can. With “some of the best engineering folks in the industry on board”, community manager Brian Jarrard believes the developers are well equipped to tame the beast.
Bungie, the developer of blockbuster game franchises including Halo, Myth and Marathon, and Activision announced today that they have entered into an exclusive ten year partnership to bring Bungie’s next big action game universe to market.
You hear that? That’s the sound of a billion jaws hitting the floor.
Sony Online Entertainment and indie videogame developer Rockin’ Android announced today a collaborative effort, in which the two companies will localize, produce and release doujin, or Japanese-style indie video games, for the PSN.
The PSN is well know for some excellent niche titles such as Flower, so these indie games will be a welcome addition. So – what do they have in the pipeline?
‘Ding ding’ round…actually we have lost count of how many rounds the fight between Infinity Ward and Activision has gone – but needless to say it’s continuing at full pelt.
It has now been announced that staff and ex-staff from Infinity Ward are suing Activision for – amongst other things – withholding bonuses from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Will someone please make this into a movie?
Michael Pachter has been chin wagging with GameTrailers about his views on the cushy position Epic are in when it comes to squeezing money from Microsoft.
But will a PS3 version of Gears of War ever materialise?
Following the whole debacle with the dismissal of Infinity Ward’s former heads Jason West and Vince Zampella, we now know that a further seven employees have now left too.
SEGA has cut a total of 73 jobs in its North American and European studios in a major reshuffle that will focus more on the digital sector.
Is this the death of the boxed product at SEGA?
Sony is in the process of signing a deal which will bring Major League Baseball’s live streaming service to the PS3 – further cementing the tagline ‘it only does everything.’
The deal should be done by the end of the week – so prepare yourselves!
Today has been quite a GAME focused news day, with announcements of volcano related game delays and profit drops (non volcano related!).
Now they have unveiled their plans for the future – with a focus on digital business.
To be honest, for many of us gamers the headline won’t be very surprising. Brain training games have been big business over the last couple of years, with Nintendo’s platforms in particular being flooded with them.
Well we hope everyone kept their receipts – because the claim that you can “train your brain in minutes a day” seems to be a false one.
Lisa Morgan has stepped down from her position as CEO at GAME. Her announcement came shortly after announcing a 28% fall in profits over the past year. Morgan had been with the company since 1996 and became CEO in 2006. Chris Bell, a former Ladbrokes CEO, will be taking the job on a temporary basis.
OK so maybe that’s a bit dramatic – but there is no doubt that the erupting volcano in Iceland has been causing havoc all over the world. Writing the volcano’s proper name gives us wrist ache, so from here on in we shall refer to it as ‘Volcano M.Bision’.
GAME has now commented that Volcano M.Bison may cause delay to some of the releases coming out over the next few weeks.
Activision COO Thomas Tippl has spoke out against the ongoing accusations that his company treat their employees shoddily.
America has a higher ratio of PS3s hooked up to the internet than the Xbox 360 and the Wii. A recent survey from The Diffusion Group found that 78% of PS3 owners are online. The Xbox 360 had less with 74% while the Wii scored a pitiful 54%.
Our main concern is that 22% of PS3 owners are missing out on some of the PS3’s best features.
Crytek’s CEO – Cervat Yerli – has been speaking to OXM regarding the difference between PC and console gamers.
His comments are bound to split opinion.
Sony has confirmed that it is set to release its 3D TV range this June – which will coincide nicely with the World Cup and the twenty five games that will be filmed and broadcast in 3D.
Early adopters will be getting some nice goodies to go with their shiny new TV – if you have a PS3 that is.
Samsung is all set to release their 3D TVs in Australia next week – which is good news right?
Well, you’d better read the small print before watching!
We suppose it was only a matter of time before this happened – GAME are now adding warnings to pre-owned games about the lack of advertised DLC content.
This step is needed to avoid legal action from angry customers.
Betrayal, accusations, hirings and firings. No, this isn’t a plot for the latest soap opera, it’s what’s been happening over at Infinity Ward and Activision lately.
It seems some staff have had enough, and since West and Zampella’s exit several other key Infinity Ward staff have packed their bags – taking with them almost thirty years experience.
Hmm…we wonder where they might be heading.