Week in Review – 06/23/03

June 30, 2003

Let me recap some news you may have already seen me post and then we will get to the other stuff. Enter the Matrix became Atari’s best selling game with over 2.5 Million copies having been sold. Nintendo won a $641,000 settlement against Hong Kong company Lik Sang for their involvement in the selling of devices that make it easy to pirate Gameboy games. Vivendi posted their teaser site for the upcoming game, The Hobbit. Awesome new screens were posted this week for the upcoming TMNT game. Ubi Soft has set March 2004 as the month to release Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. *whew* Now, for the other stuff.

Capcom has announced that they will be bringing out a compilation of the Resident Evil games for Gamecube. The compilation is set to include GameCube versions of Biohazard 0, Biohazard, Biohazard 2, Biohazard 3 Last Escape, and Biohazard Code: Veronica Complete. (*psst* Biohazard is what they call it in Japan) It is set to retail for $165 and as a bonus it will include a booklet containing Wesker’s Report 1 & 2. It is slated for release in Japan on August 7th.

The ever popular Sim City 4 has been shipped for Macintosh. Yay?

In continuing on with the 007 series of games, Pierce Brosnan and a slew of other actors have signed on to do the voice acting for the newest game, Everything or Nothing. It is currently in development for all major platforms and should hit store shelves sometime this fall.

To cash in on those 12 people who have yet to purchase a PS2, SCEA (Sony) has signed on to sponsor this years Ozzfest. Demo games, prizes, and more are all part of Sony’s plan to take over the world….err, I mean, make people aware of the newest games out for PS2.

In some of the most anticipated news, Star Wars Galaxies has shipped. Our very own Pickle has been sucked in and we expect to see him in 18 months. I can’t say that I am not excited about this game, but I am not going to be playing it. I have been an advocate from day one that I should not be forced to pay an additional $10-15 a month to play a game that I paid $50 upfront for. Freaking developers think they can slap Star Wars on the Everquest style gameplay and get my money. Not this time guys! The launch was off to a rocky start, but things seem to be improving as time goes on.

That is all the news for now, till next time.