Saturday, February 28, 2009

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Goichi Suda occupies the more bizarre end of the gaming spectrum. With Killer 7 and No More Heroes, he delivered more knowing winks and self-referential nods than even Hideo Kojima would dare. Flower, Sun & Rain, the recently released DS adventure, adds another post-modern quip to Suda51′s repertoire.


So Which Console Is Buttering Activision's Bread?

Yup, more fun numbers from Activision’s annual report, released earlier today. In this case, we see which console (or consoles) are buttering Activision’s bread.


Sony Say Grand Theft Auto On DS 'Raises Some Eyebrows'

When Nintendo first announced GTA: Chinatown Wars, the first GTA game on a Nintendo system since 2004, eyebrows were raised. Seemed an odd choice. And for Sony, eyebrows are still being raised.


Capcom & Valve Practically Giving Lost Planet Away

Did you hear? Lost Planet 2 is coming! Time for some cutthroat marketing, which this week comes courtesy of Capcom and Valve’s Lost Planet sale on Steam.


US Xbox Service Ends A Calendar Day Before Japan's

On March 3, Microsoft service repairs for the original Xbox ceases. The same happens for American users on March 2.


Nintendo President: We Aren't Competing With Cell Phones Or The iPod

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata wants you all to know something: despite throwing music playback and a digital camera into the latest DSi, Nintendo have no intention of “directly competing with existing products”.


Rock Band Update Sneaks In A Shadow Of No Doubt

As a Rock Band enthusiast, you already know that Texas Flood is coming to Harmonix’s full-band game next week—but so is one more track, No Doubt’s “New”, previously missing from its Greatest Hits drop.


Five Uses For This Wrath of the Lich King Art Book

The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King is an art book any WoW fan would be proud to have in their home. Here are some fashionable suggestions about what to do with it when you get it.


How Much Do Blizzard Contribute To Activision's Bottom Line?

Activision and Blizzard, they’re now tight, combining Guitar Hero and Call of Duty’s dollars with those World of Warcraft rakes in on a monthly basis. But what’s the split between the two?


Boy Has Siezure After WoW Marathon, Daily Mail Has A Fit

Did you know that playing World of Warcraft is addictive to its players on par with cocaine? It’s true!* Too bad you don’t get the by-product of a slimmer physique and coke-fuelled sex benders…