Archive for April, 2009

SNIKT! Exclusive Clip in PlayStation Home Bub!

They managed to get a exclusive clip from the upcoming X-Men Origins Wolverine movie. Which is out May 1st. But you can only view the exclusive clip inside PlayStation Home. It will be live in the Home Theater around 8:00 pm Pacific Time tonight.

Pretty cool, they need to do this type of type more often :) Now I want my Home avatar to have claws!

Exclusive Wolverine Clip in PlayStation Home

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Best Buy to be selling PS3 games for $10

Pretty great deal. Let us know if it’s true or not. It should start on April 26th. Here are all the games listed for $10. Look for the Best Buy sticker.

* 007: Quantum of Solace
* Blitz 2
* Bolt
* Bourne Conspiracy
* Cliver Barker’s Jericho
* Disney Sing It w/Mic
* Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
* Ferrari Challenge
* Fracture
* Guitar Hero 3
* Guitar Hero Aerosmith
* Hail to the Chimp
* Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions
* MLB 08: The Show
* NBA Ballers Chosen One
* NFL Head Coach
* NFL Tour
* Overlord: Raising Hell
* Pure
* Rock Band
* Rock Revolution
* Singstar ABBA
* Singstar Vol 2
* Soul Calibur 4
* TNA Impact

I’m tempted to pick up Soul Calibur 4 or Bourne Conspiracy. Let us know what you pick up.

Best Buy to sell PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, and PS2 games for just ten bucks

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Aliens vs Predator 3!

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Wow, this brings back memories. I used to play Alien vs Preadator 2 on the PC all time. Usually I played as a Predator. My favorite technique was the melee with the staff, or using the net gun (on humans or predators). Sniping with predator is fun too. Oh, and the homing razor sharp frisbee :P cheap but fun. I can go on and on, but I’ll stop there.

Main reason why I stopped playing was because of all the cheaters. But it was always fun to play that game at LAN parties. Anyway, I’m very excited to see this game coming to the PS3. It’s due in 2010. I wonder how they will handle switching vision modes for Predator on the PS3 controller though.

The game is set 30 years after Aliens on an earth-like planet that has been colonized by aliens. There’s three species-specific single-player campaigns, as well as three-way Alien vs Predator vs Human online multiplayer modes.

Man can’t wait! Hopefully they keep the AVP 2 elements and build on them. Any other AVP 2 fans out there?

First Aliens vs Predator 3 Screens!

There will be a AVP3 story showcased in OXM in time. But here are the full page scans: Page 1, Page 2. Can anyone translate?

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Trent Reznor On The Games Business

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Trent Reznor, the idealist (link):

A lot of the big publishers have gone the route of record labels and movie companies where it costs so much to make a game and they’re so obsessed with this idea that games have to be cinematic experiences that lots of money gets spent on the marketing and the rendering and not a lot of money gets put into anything that’s innovative or interesting.

Rob Sheridan and I pitched a game a couple of years ago. We sat down with a few big publishers and we heard the same thing from everybody which was: it costs so much to make a game and we’re really only interested in sequels or movie tie-ins…

Trent Reznor has always made these complaints about the music industry, so it’s no surprise he has the same take on the video game industry.

This isn’t just the entertainment industries, this is how all jobs work. This is generally known by working adults as the “real life” effect. That’s why people use the word “job” and not “magical gumdrop happy place”.

I completely sympathize with him. As a programmer, I have dozens of cool, daring, experimental dream project ideas, and I wish some angel investor would just hand over a salary for me to work on them full time. Instead, I’ve found the next best thing: over paid sh*t work that affords me some flexibility to chase my own ideas and periodically procrastinate by posting on this blog.

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