The most recent Bond game was a bit cruddy, but we still wouldn't wish 150-plus layoffs on the poor developers...
Eurocom was given license to kill its 42 last positions after entering administration, bringing an end to its nearly 25 years in operation...
Thursday 27 April 2006
Electronic Arts has extended its exclusive licensing deal with football's governing body, FIFA, up to the year 2014, which means we have at least another eight versions of its FIFA football sim to look forward to.
The licensing deal allows EA to include players' names and likenesses, official team logos and kits for all console, PC, mobile and web-based games.
This is a major success for EA, as its FIFA branded football sim series has been a huge seller ever since the
Wednesday 26 April 2006
Microsoft and EA are allowing gamers to play 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany on Xbox Live for free for a short time in May.
To build footie fever among gamers before the FIFA World Cup starts, 360 owners with the free Live Silver membership will be upgraded to subscription-only Gold membership for one week from 8-15 May, allowing them to play just the EA football game. This upgrade will happen automatically once users go online.
EA is calling this event its Free-for-All
Take a good first look at Warner Brothers Interactive's new Roman era epic 300: March To Glory. The game is inspired by the upcoming movie 300, which is, in turn, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel. You'll be able to fight as one of the 300 Spartan soldiers lead by King Loenidas to take down Xerxes and his Persian army in a retelling of the Battle of
Sony's Sackboy is getting the 3D Dot Game Heroes treatment. In an effort to squeeze a little more mileage out of its innovate homage to retro gaming, developer Atlus is introducing LittleBigPlanet's mashable mascot in as a playable character in 3D Dot Game Heroes, along with 50 other user created characters plucked from Atlus' Hall of Heroes sharing site...
You are cordially invited to celebrate Aya's 3rd Birthday with Square Enix on March 29th on the PSP. Gifts are not necessary, but guests are encouraged to bring a firearm of their choosing, infection masks, a first aid kit, and a decent pair of shoes...
Square-Enix's Japanese official site for Parasite Eve PSP sequel The 3rd Birthday has been updated with desktop wallpapers featuring our favorite NYPD cop Aya Brea, still looking lovely and completely badass at age 35. We're not loving the leather vest look (Aya's no-nonsense fashion sense from the first PE can't be beat), but the view of New York in the midst of total destruction is rather intriguing. Are those skyscrapers falling down a gigantic waterfall?
Remember a couple days ago when we reported on a voice actor saying he was working on an unannounced Kingdom Hearts game, which we thought was called Recoded? Now Square Enix confirmed its existence in a list of the games they’re showing at E3. But how correct were the rumors?
Forthcoming PSP action-RPG The 3rd Birthday features a female character whose clothes tear progressively as she fights. If you're thinking 'huh, cool' right now, then apparently that's just you being pervy and not the fault of the dev. The game's producer, Yoshinori Kitase insists that the clothing deformation (for want of a better term) is nothing to do with titillation and is actually just good old realism. Sure it is. And DOA Xtreme 2 is aimed at the Bratz market.