Archive for April, 2010

Bungie Joins Activision, Bungie Games On PS3 Now [Update]

Straight out of left field comes the news today that Bungie have signed a 10 year publishing deal with Activision, leaving Microsoft to join the multi-format publisher. So surely this means PS3 owners will also get Bungie titles in the future? Pretty exciting news, I may not be the biggest fan of Halo (and this doesn’t mean Halo on PS3) but it’s great to see a developer of this calibre now able to release games for Sony’s machine too. It is a surprise to see Bungie sign with Activision though considering the recent shenanigans with Infinity Ward. But then there are reports of this deal being planned for 9 months now, will be interesting to see where Bungie go from here! Update from Gamasutra

Bungie’s next project is “well along in its development,” but Activision’s new deal with the developer isn’t intended to supplant Call of Duty, says Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter.

UpdateBungie have confirmed their next release will be multi-platform

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Sony Being Sued for Linux Removal

So it looks like the first lawsuit has raised its head about the Linux removal. While I understand peoples heart felt feelings about its removal, I can not comprehend those who would prefer to have Linux and suck money from Sony through lawsuits instead of having them use that same money towards more game development and R&D.

I’m sure this suit will go no where, but its still interesting how far people tend to get away from gaming.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Computer Entertainment America for the removal of the ‘Other OS’ feature from the PlayStation 3.

In March, Sony released firmware v3.21 that disabled the feature, disallowing users install the Linux operating system. The update was not mandatory; however those who chose not to download it were cut off from a number of other features, one of which included signing in to PlayStation Network.

The suit, filed on April 27 by Anthony Ventura of California, seeks to redress Sony for the “intentional disablement of the valuable functionality originally advertised as available” for the Playstation 3. The disabling of Linux support is not only in breach of the sales contract between Sony and its customers, the suit says, but also a deceptive business practice “perpetrated on millions of unsuspecting customers.”

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God of War 3: Spartans Stands Tall Site Updated

If you haven’t stopped by the GOW3 mystery site, Spartans Stand Tall, in a while you’ll find the site has been updated since it’s original reveal last month.

The icon in the top right corner is now 3/4 of the way filled and the rain has started to pour heavily. Not only that but a mysterious figure can be seen during a flash of lightning.

I have a suspicion that the mystery behind “Spartans Stands Tall” will be fully revealed the closer we get to E3.

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New Call of Duty to be Unveiled Friday

This Friday/Thursday night, GameTrailers TV will be unveiling the new announcement trailer for the newest Treyarch Call of Duty game. We’ll finally be able to see where they decided to take the series, but most have speculated that it will be during the Cold War/Vietnam (which, in my opinion, could be a good thing). GTTV will be on at 12:40AM EST on Spike TV.

UPDATE: It will be Friday night/Saturday morning when it’s available.
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