The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was the big
winner at last night's Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs) in Las
Vegas, scoring a total of five top honors including the coveted Game
of the Year title. Rest assured, the likes of Portal 2, Uncharted 3,
and Super Mario 3D Land were also shown some industry love...
Extra extra! Hot off the presses, we’ve got the NPDs for the month of March, namely the stats on the top ten best selling games of the month and what all the consoles sold in the US as well. Looking at the list, we realize that March was a crazy month for game releases; it arguably had more AAA titles than last November.
29 Nov, 2007
game1 Pronunciation noun, adjective, gam·er, gam·est, verb, gamed, gam·ing.
1. an amusement or pastime: children's games.
videogame1 Pronunciation noun,
1. A form of interactive electronic entertainment, more often than not steeped in all the misery and darkness of the deepest depths of Hell. No-one ever smiles and lots of things get
20th Dec, 2007
Gaming is an up and down experience. Some years cram top quality titles into our every orifice until were bursting with videogame joy and have excess polygons dripping messily out of our ears, while some other years… Well, some other years are 1983.
In 2007 though, weve had a very good year indeed. A scarily good year in fact. One which has provided us so much brilliance on every format that its a genuine worry that the laws of karmic balance will soon bring us a plague
Abe Lincoln. Charles Darwin. Edge. Between them they’ve mastered the realms of politics, science and writing about overweight Italian plumbers. And, more importantly than any of that, they’re now all 200. Yep, the long-running and respected games mag has just reached its 200th issue, celebrating the landmark event by publishing 200 unique covers.
So if you’re mad for Master Chief, delirious over Deus Ex or want to dip
Today was an unusually big day for premium avatar accessories. First came the news that Final Fantasy XIII- and Bioshock 2-themed outfits and decorations had debuted on Home, running from $1.99 to $4.99 each...
Above: PSN IDs blurred to protect the affluent
... which was followed shortly afterward by the announcement that 360 Avatars can now buy outfits inspired by the year-and-a-half-old (but still awesome) Saints Row 2.
Above: That hot dog's bun should really be bigger. Right now it's like a vest
While we're normally not to keen on the marketing-driven Home or the avatar-costume money pit in general, this stuff was just too weird not to delve in and check out firsthand. Hit up the jump for more details and images.
Ken "BioShock" Levine's studio, formerly called Irrational Games, formerly called 2K Boston, now called Irrational Games again, has kicked off a series of interviews with game industry moguls, beginning with Todd Howard, Executive Producer and Game Director from Bethesda Softworks, and the leader behind Fallout 3 and the Elder Scrolls series. Levine and Associate Producer Shawn Elliott (formerly an editor at 1up) talk with Howard about game design, the future of RPGs, their histories, and the industry in general...
Peter Molyneux has been pretty hard on himself lately. He called Fable II's story "rubbish," and said that the game was "rushed" and contained "huge design flaws." Looks like his hyperbole goes both ways - he can hype the hell out of a damn dog, and he can tear down his past accomplishments with the same deftness. Now everyone's favorite self-deprecating game designer is making fun of his big talk about Black & White's weather patterns...
Peter Molyneux, the father of Fable and
'god game' pioneer, announced he will be leaving Lionhead Studios and
Microsoft to lead new indie adventures under his freshly minted
studio, 22 Cans...
After leaving the company to bring his RPG duo Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey to Xbox 360, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi says that Square Enix should bring Final Fantasy to Microsoft's console.
The Mistwalker boss told GameSpot: "I feel that the Final Fantasy series should come to Xbox 360 as well. This is wise. It makes so much sense to me... it has so much potential in North America and in Europe. So there's a great chance for the series to succeed on 360 as well."