June 2006

More LocoRoco screens

June 30, 2006

MobileMilitia has some nice new LocoRoco screens. You should check them out.

[url=http://www.mobilemilitia.com/2006/06/29/exclusive-locoroco-screens/]Exclusive LocoRoco Screens![/url] (MobileMilitia)

PSP Camera pics

June 29, 2006

Kotaku has grabbed some PSP camera pics (as well as some of Loco Roco toys) from a Japanese website. All I can say is that it looks like it’s not a really great idea. Of course, GameBoy had a camera once…

Also mentioned is some GPS add on info.

[url=http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/top/psp-gps-thingy-more-psp-camera-pics-locoroco-stuff-184191.php]PSP GPS Thingy, More PSP Camera Pics, LocoRoco Stuff[/url] (Kotaku)

Peter Moore has been discussing the possibility of a new controller for the 360, claiming that the number of sticks and buttons is confusing. I’d argue that it’s the standard and it’s easy to make a simple game that doesn’t use all the controls (see: any Live Arcade game). Then again, he says his daughter has trouble with the controls for PGR3, and she’s 14. I would worry about her mental development. He also makes some positive references to the Wii controller, which he has been doing for a while.

I personally love the 360 pad. It reminds me of an update of my beloved Dreamcast pad, and all the buttons seem to be easy to get to (unlike the Duke or the S). I originally even bought the USB one for my PC, only to be dissapointed by the horrible, horrible drivers. I’d even go so far as to say it’s my favorite pad of any system I own right now, but that’s just me.

[url=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=17998]Moore hints at plans for new Xbox 360 controller[/url] (Gamesindustry.biz)

You can transfer your World of Warcaft characters between servers as of today, but it’ll cost you $25. You also can’t be the leader of a guild or do it but once every 6 months. You also still can’t have characters of different factions on the same server.

[url=http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/wow/wow-characters-transfers-finally-live-184212.php]WoW Characters Transfers Finally Live[/url] (Kotaku)

Apparently at least one developer is cancelling the PS3 version of their upcoming multiplatform game. Track7Games has been forced to pull the PS3 port of Theseis because of the costs associated with developing for that system.

[url=http://www.joystiq.com/2006/06/29/ps3-game-canceled-because-of-development-cost/]PS3 game cancelled because of development cost?[/url] (Joystiq)

[i]Editors Note:[/i] I hate on the PS3 as much as the next guy because they are making it so easy to do, but I think it will hurt the industry as a whole if a lot of the smaller developers have to pull the plug on games due to high development costs. I like this 3 way battle we have going in our industry and I really hope Sony gets it together.