Kid Steals His Christmas Present, Arrested
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"I think MP [multi-player] fans will be very pleased with what we’re adding in terms of customization and gameplay flexibility. Certainly FAR more tweaks will be available to players than in Halo 2, along with some interesting ways to present and use those tweaks."Further down in his post he says this about water:
"A far cry from the shiny default placeholder in the MP demo EGM played."Do these allude to options seen in Far Cry (i.e. some form of map editor)?Let's look at what we know. Far Cry had pretty graphics, especially when it came to water effects. As stated, Far Cry also had a map editor. Halo 3 is under an enormous amount of pressure to sell well and outperform the prior installments in this story arc -- Halo 3 is also the last game in this trilogy. Additionally, Halo for PC had a map editor, as will Halo 2 for PC. So would Bungie add a map editor to a console game?
"We're seeing an emerging strength in developers creating games specifically for downloadable content. We're seeing that as a really interesting way of stimulating creativity, experimentation... And it makes me feel as excited as about the games that we saw at the beginning of PS1, when there was a lot of really interesting innovation happening in the marketplace. I think we'll see that on PlayStation 3 as well."Read the article here.
"It has today come to my attention that the newly recently Mortal Kombat: Armageddon contains an unauthorized commercial exploitation of my name, photograph, image, and likeness within the game."
“You are commanded to cease and desist immediately [emphasis Thompson’s] from the distribution of this game because of this unauthorized, illegal content…”This is likely in response to a recently posted guide for creating an in-game Jack Thompson, as there is no option to select a ready-made Thompson character.
"Blizzard Entertainment® today announced that the release date for World of Warcraft®: The Burning Crusade™, the highly anticipated expansion for World of Warcraft, will be in January 2007. By adding a few extra weeks to the development cycle beyond its original target date, Blizzard will be able to extend the closed beta test and further refine the new content that will ship with the game."Unfortunately for Blizzard, their highly anticipated expansion will miss the highly frenetic Christmas season. But Captain Obvious also reports that this probably won't matter much. Awhile back, Blizzard COO Paul Sams indicated plans to bring out a new expansion every 12 months so potentially, this could have an effect on the release of those expansions. Even so, couple millions of
"Furthermore, Sony have failed to disclose to the London High Court that not only the world wide gaming community in more than 100 countries relied on Lik-Sang for their gaming needs, but also Sony Europe's very own top directors repeatedly got their Sony PSP hard or software imports in nicely packed Lik-Sang parcels with free Lik-Sang Mugs or Lik-Sang Badge Holders, starting just two days after Japan's official release, as early as 14th of December 2004 (more than nine months earlier than the legal action). The list of PSP related Sony Europe orders reads like the who's who of the videogames industry, and includes Ray Maguire (Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Alan Duncan (UK Marketing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Chris Sorrell (Creative Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Rob Parkin (Development Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited), just to name a few."Pascal Clarysse, the former Marketing Manager for Lik-Sang, goes on to say,
"Blame it on Sony. That's the latest dark spot in their shameful track record as gaming industry leader. The Empire finally 'won', few dominating retailers from the UK probably will rejoice the news, but everybody else in the gaming world lost something today."I for one, agree. Consumers will now face less choice and less options when it comes to their gaming needs.