Think the EU Sony-exclusive cluster fuck that is Ghostbusters: The Game couldn't get any worse?
It just did...
With the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo is now in the past, lets have a look at the highs and the lows of the event...
Nintendo made so many waves with the Wiimote 3 years ago, it's surprising it's taken Microsoft & Sony so long to get comparable technology out there, but this years E3 will be fondly remembered for both Microsoft's Project Natal and Sony's PS3-nis PlayStation Motion Controller.
Now too the games! For the first time since I can remember, there seem to be almost as many original IPs than sequels. Games such as Realtime World's APB, the clever and damn innovative Scribblenauts & Schafer's Brütal Legend (PC release plskthxbye?) all [...]
There isn't a lot in the world that simultaneously makes me wee and crap my pants... This very nearly was one of those moments!
Anyway, E3 this year is just getting better and better, with both the afformentioned Monkey Island re-release now confirmed for PC as well as XBLA and, in a completely left-field move, LucasArts putting everything they said that hurt the entire adventure community SO MUCH behind them and teaming up with Telltale Games to bring a series of Monkey Island episodes to both PC & WiiWare starting next month!
The former, which features both revamped graphics and voice-overs (no definite confirmation of Dominic Armato... yet!), is due [...]
Mere weeks from release, Sony has decided that the imminent Blu-Ray release of the original Ghostbusters films didn't have enough of a marketing push, therefore they have thrown a hefty chunk of cash towards the as ever terminally-strapped-for-cash Atari.
The result = Platform exclusivity for the PS3 & PS2 (with the PSP coming along later) for the foreseeable future.
What this means for the Xbox 360, PC, Wii or DS releases at the moment is unknown, although rumours state that Atari will be publishing them later (presumably using the bung from Sony as finance, assuming they haven't died off by then).
*sigh* Games industry, I do love you [...]
Warner Bros have announced Lego Rock Band for 360, PS3, Wii and DS.
The game aims to be a "family friendly" take on Rock Band and of course, is full of little lego characters and oozing with charm. The game will feature lots of customisation as you would expect from Lego and promises humour too.Related Images:
Gameindustry.biz carries the unfortunate news that Nintendo are too raise the trade price for the Wii in the UK to the order of £18-20 (from its current RRP of £179.99), despite the console making a profit from day one and selling more boxes than, well, boxes of boxes!
The excuse? The collapsing value of the pound, which was (probably) ruined by all those Americans who took up mortgages on $300,000 houses despite working in McD's.
What this means for the Wii @ Wii-tail is unknown, seeing as supermarkets tend to absorb most price rises to generate sales and the high-street brands are slowly bring their retail sales into parity with their internet sales following [...]