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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://mmomfg.com/2010/07/17/goldeneye-screens-wii-0717/]Goldeneye 007 screens[/surl] like it shaken, not stirred.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/07/19/lara-croft-and-the-trailer-of-trailerier/]Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light trailer[/surl] has minimal athletics. Boo.
Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/discounted-xbox-360s-outsold-new-slim-model-in-us]Pachter says that June’s sales spike was thanks to discounted 360s[/surl], not the new Slims.
Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/07/1-vs-100-ambition-with-deep-maybe-unsolvable-problems.ars]Post Mortem: 1 vs 100[/surl] – it was ambitious, but had major obstacles.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/17/see-mortal-kombat-played-with-guitars-live/]Mortal Kombat played with guitars… live![/surl] It’s the topic of this guy’s thesis!
[surl=http://www.hotbloodedgaming.com/2010/07/17/wow-nes-sells-for-50000/]NES bundle sells for US$50,000[/surl]… but nobody’s quite sure why.
Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/07/trailer_air_forte_blendo_games.html]Air Forte[/surl] is a brand new educational game, designed for the youngens.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/retro-city-rampage-will-sabotage-your-thunder-hats-179271.phtml]Retro City Rampage will sabotage your thunder hats[/surl]… no, seriously.
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/35418/Exclusive-Mark-Reins-indie-apology]Mark Rein apologises to Cliff Harris[/surl], after allegedly making out-of-turn comments.
[surl=http://blog.wolfire.com/2010/07/Overgrowth-Alpha-88]Wolfire release Overgrowth Alpha 88[/surl], not bad for a “weekly” release!
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/07/tidalis-released-launch-discount-steam-impulse/]Tidalis is out now on Steam[/surl], a “casual puzzler with hardcore depth”.
[surl=http://www.indiegamesarcade.com/2010/07/call-for-submissions-2010/]Indie Games Arcade open for submissions[/surl] to run at the Eurogamer Expo.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/07/indie_game_links_jameson_we_ha.html]Indie Game Links[/surl]: Jameson, we have a problem.
In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.medalofhonor.com/blog/2010/07/medal-honor-beta-extension]Medal of Honor beta extended[/surl], but only for PC and PS3 (sorry, X360!).
[surl=http://store.steampowered.com/news/4089/]RUSE free “weekend” extended as well![/surl] …now running until July 21 at 6pm EST.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/07/19/a-zelda-related-pc-game-the-great-gatsby/]The Great Gatsby: now in convenient videogame format[/surl], which is intriguing.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/twisted-metal-goodies-and-art-at-comic-con-179216.phtml]Twisted Metal goodies and art[/surl] on show at Comic-Con.
[surl=http://www.gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=130593]Metroid Other M developers explain[/surl] “This is a high-tech NES game”.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/19/kingdom-hearts-recoded-decoded-in-october/]Kingdom Hearts: Recoded to be decoded in October[/surl], for your DS fix.
[surl=http://social.bioware.com/forum/Dragon-Age-Origins/Dragon-Age-Origins-News-and-Announcements/Upcoming-Dragon-Age-Patch-Info-July-16-2010-3149645-1.html]Dragon Age: Origins Awakening patched to 1.04[/surl], with console versions out soon.
In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.industrygamers.com/news/southpeak-receives-10-million-line-of-credit-but-loses-top-franchise/]SouthPeak receives 10 million line of credit[/surl], but loses their top franchise.
[surl=http://gamasutra.com/view/news/29476/Ignition_Rebrands_To_Increase_Focus_On_Online_Platforms.php]Deadly Premonition dev rebrands[/surl], increasing their focus on online platforms.
MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/19/dc-universe-online-beta-sign-ups-active.aspx]DC Universe Online beta signups active[/surl] – hop to it!
Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://gamepolitics.com/2010/07/19/connecticut-files-amicus-brief-support-california-videogame-law]Connecticut joins 11-state anti-gaming coalition[/surl] (Suddenly, Australia doesn’t seem so bad.)
Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/07/17/kojima_5pb_ceo/]Hideo Kojima is working on an adventure game[/surl], with Chiyomaru Shikura.
[surl=http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=27328]Halo: Reach goes well beyond what anyone’s done before[/surl], say Bungie, as well as releasing some Avatar unlock details.
[surl=http://www.gamerzines.com/ps3/news/bizarre-planning-blur-sequel.html]Blur devs are already planning a sequel[/surl], when they’re not working on James Bond.
Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.etsy.com/listing/51349567/asymmetrical-nuka-cola-quantum-earrings]Nuka-Cola earrings[/surl] …supercute!
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/ugly-gaming-clothes-space-invaders-irl-179251.phtml]Space Invaders IRL shirt[/surl] (I don’t think it’s that ugly!)
[surl=http://tomopop.com/new-bayonetta-garage-kit-emerges-13481.phtml]Bayonetta figure[/surl], modelling a lethal yoga pose.
[surl=http://earthboundcentral.com/2010/07/earthbound-figures-coming/]Earthbound figures[/surl] …squee!
[surl=http://www.steidlville.com/books/1000-Digital-Analogue-The-Art-and-Science-of-Rockstar-Games.html]Digital + Analogue: The Art and Science of Rockstar Games[/surl] – it only costs US$450.
Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/17/god-of-war-movie-trailer-not-what-you-d-expect.aspx]God Of War Movie trailer[/surl] not quite what you’d expect.
[surl=http://www.beyondblackmesa.com/]Beyond Black Mesa[/surl] is a fan-made film based on Half-Life 2.
[surl=http://www.gamerlive.tv/article/comic-con-2010-capcom-says-more-street-fighter-movies-are-development]Capcom are working on more Street Fighter movies[/surl], and I for one am pleased.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/19/red-faction-origins-movie-to-debut-on-syfy-in-march-2011/]Red Faction: Origins movie set to debut in March 2011[/surl] on SyFy.
Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/07/19/deal-of-the-week-assassin-s-creed-ii-add-ons-avatars.aspx]Assassin’s Creed II DLC is the Xbox Deal of the Week[/surl] (and some Avatars there, too.)
Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.gdconf.com/news/gdc_europe/gdc_europe_adds_limbo_guild_wa.html]GDCEurope adds Limbo, Guild Wars 2, Kane & Lynch 2 talks[/surl], just squeaking in before the deadline.
[surl=http://mmomfg.com/2010/07/20/ghost-recon-predator-psp-0719/]Is Ghost Recon: Predator only coming to PSP?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.brokemycontroller.com/news/881-sony-files-two-patents-related-to-stereoscopic-screen-sharing]Is Sony exploring an alternative to split-screen multiplayer?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/19/rumour-3ds-to-launch-next-march-in-the-uk/]Is the 3DS launching in the UK next March?[/surl]