February 2006

Spore on the DS?!??!

February 28, 2006

Well, it’s only speculation that it’ll be on the DS, but there is talk of needing people to work on a version of it that is suitable for handhelds. The PSP may be more powerful, but the DS’s interface may be more appropriate for the game. I’m excited!

Source: [url=http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/spore/spore-heading-to-handhelds-157351.php]Kotaku[/url]

It just won’t die!!!

February 28, 2006

Ok, ok, so Acclaim is only alive as a name alone, much like Atari. Even so, it’s a name I didn’t want to see again, but it looks like the new Acclaim will be in charge of a free MMO that has something to do with robots.

Doesn’t interest me much though. If I wanted an MMO, I’d get World of Warcraft.

Source: [url=http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=11969]GamesDaily.biz[/url]

Black not coming to 360

February 28, 2006

Eurogamer has a story that Criterion has confirmed that Black will not be coming to the 360. Has anyone checked Black out yet?

[quote]”I keep reading all over forums that we’re going to make a 360 version of BLACK, and it’s just not true,” Ward told Eurogamer this week.[/quote]
Source: [url=http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=63026]Eurogamer[/url]

CDC to Gamers: You are fat.

February 28, 2006

The CDC is trying to encourage people to get out and get some exercise with new print ads. The most contreversial of these uses a fake “screenshot” to depict some fat and somewhat gross looking baseball players sitting around. While I think many of use could use some more sunlight and physical exercise, this is perhaps not the best way to connect with their intended audience.

On the other hand, we are a pretty self-deprecating group, so maybe at least a few of us will take this with a grain of salt and have a good laugh. I’d like to hear what you guys think.

Source: [url=http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060228-6283.html]Arstechnica[/url]

Gamasutra has an article up on the creators of the new Bone game, mostly talking about the second chapter of that series and the new Sam & Max game. I hope they can shape up, because all of these properties sound like good stuff to me.

I love Bone, and I love point-and-click adventure games, but let’s not pull any punches here: the Bone game sucked. Really, the art and voices were great, and really seemed like an animated version of the series, but it was glitchy, nearly impossible to register, and pretty much an unplayable mess (I originally planned to write a review here, but I couldn’t bear to!).

I know a lot of these folks have experience with these games in the past, but it didn’t show in their first release. The voice and graphics does show a lot of potential, though. I love Sam & Max from the comics and the original game, and if they can shape up by the time they release that game, they’ll have a fan for life. Good luck to them.

Source: [url=http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20060224/waugh_01.shtml]Gamasutra[/url]