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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/07/30/new-nba-jam-trailer-shows-off-rodman-drexler-and-mchale-in-tiny-shorts/]NBA Jam trailer[/surl] features Dennis Rodman and some tiny shorts.
Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/game/pach-attack/12619]Pachter says Sony needs 2-3 million PS Plus subscribers[/surl] for PSN to profit.
[surl=http://www.industrygamers.com/news/call-of-duty-online-in-china-could-net-activision-100-million-in-first-year/]Call of Duty Online could net Activision $100 million[/surl] …in the first year, in China alone.
Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/08/game_trekking_a_new_project_by.html]Game Trekking[/surl] is a new project by the founder of TIGSource.
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/07/30/round-up-gamasutra-network-jobs-week-of-june-30/]Round-Up: Gamasutra Network Jobs[/surl], week of
June July 30.
Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/xbox-live-indie-games-releases-august-1-2010/]Xbox Live Indie Game Releases[/surl]: August 1, 2010.
[surl=http://www.codemystics.com/halo2600/]Halo 2600[/surl] is an amazing new demake starring Master Chief.
In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.ausgamers.com/news/read/2939082]Battlefield 3[/surl] – and you can get a beta key if you buy Medal of Honor: Limited Edition.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/30/ea-issuing-pre-order-refunds-for-battlefield-1943-pc-release-date-still-unknown/]At the same time, Battlefield 1943 for PC is trundling along[/surl], with no release date in sight.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=258023]Operation Flashpoint: Red River[/surl], apparently ‘tighter, more focussed’ than Dragon Rising.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/30/sega-sold-700000-copies-of-alpha-protocol/]Alpha Protocol sells 700,000 copies[/surl], after quite the slow start.
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/2010/07/30/unlock_frank_and_wesker_for_lost_planet_2]How to unlock Frank and Wesker in Lost Planet 2[/surl], the easy way.
Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/3058046/Angry-Birds-iPhone-app-is-all-the-rage.html]Angry Birds comes to PS3 and handhelds[/surl], which makes people happy!
[surl=http://toucharcade.com/2010/07/30/coming-soon-farts-vs-zombies-almost-everything-that-is-wrong-with-the-app-store-combined-in-one-game/]Farts vs. Zombies[/surl] is “almost everything that is wrong with the App Store combined in one game”.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/free-app-of-the-day-trucker-s-delight-180246.phtml]Trucker’s Delight[/surl] is the free app of the day!
In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/former-grin-developers-set-up-new-studio-whiteout]Whiteout is a new studio from former GRIN devs[/surl], working on a handful of projects.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/31/sega-posts-quarterly-profit-51-sales-increase-in-spite-of-weak-alpha-protocol-and-iron-man-2-sales/]Sega posts quarterly profit[/surl], records 51% sales increaase in spite of Iron Man 2.
MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/08/01/the-mmo-round-up-aug-1/]The MMO Round-Up[/surl] / Aug 1.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/01/the-anvil-of-crom-secrets-of-hyboria/]The Anvil of Crom[/surl] – Secrets of Hyboria.
[surl=http://herald.warhammeronline.com/warherald/NewsArticle.war?id=1206]Warhammer Online’s executive producer wrote a letter[/surl], and you can read it!
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/31/swtor-explore-the-smugglers-paradise-of-nar-shaddaa/]Star Wars: The Old Republic – explore the smugglers’ paradise of Nar Shaddaa[/surl], easy for you to say!
Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-5891-Bungie-Clamping-Down-On-Quitters-In-Reach.html]Bungie clamp down on rage quitters[/surl] in Halo: Reach.
[surl=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=46755796&postRepeater1-p=1#46763276]They’re also giving Halo: Evolved PC players a shout-out[/surl] when they play Halo: Reach.
[surl=http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&link=BWU_073010]…and their new offices are spectacular![/surl]
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/lost-planet-2-substantially-underperformed]Capcom observe that Lost Planet 2 underperformed[/surl], “substantially”.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/08/01/blazblue-producer-sticking-to-2d/]BlazBlue will stick with 2D[/surl], says Toshimichi Mori.
[surl=http://www.videogamer.com/news/in_the_house_with_dr_greg_zeschuk.html]Mass Effect on iPhone? That was a “mistake”[/surl], according to BioWare.
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/29536/QA_Sengoku_Basaras_Stylized_Take_On_Japanese_History.php]Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Q&A[/surl] with producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07/30/red-5-studios-to-finally-reveal-team-based-action-shooter-at-p/]Red 5 Studios are hard at work[/surl] on a team-based action-shooter, to be announced at PAX.
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/valve-were-going-to-release-some-of-our-mac-graphics-code]Valve are giving their Mac graphics code away[/surl] (to developers, anyay).
Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://tomopop.com/gaming-heads-unleashes-left-4-dead-2-s-tank-13791.phtml]The Tank[/surl], from Left 4 Dead. It’s amazing. And huge. And expensive.
Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://fenryk.deviantart.com/art/Stroll-around-Vigrid-172126683?q=boost%3Apopular+meta%3Aall+max_age%3A8h&qo=18]Amaterasu and Chibiterasu meet Bayonetta[/surl], with a dash of 101 Dalmatians thrown in.
[surl=http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?PHPSESSID=1ae4fbd4a393456dfaeaf26f3cdc3b68&topic=10694.0]Another round of game de-makes[/surl] contains some gems.
Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/07/blip_festival_tokyo_tickets_no.php]Tokyo Blip Festival[/surl] – tickets are onsale now!
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/31/infinity-ward-alums-west-zampella-on-quakecon-panel.aspx]West and Zampella are on a QuakeCon panel[/surl], we’re not sure if they’ll chat about Infinity Ward.
[surl=http://supererogatory.tumblr.com/post/887695306/domain-name-deadspacesabotage-com]Is there another Dead Space tie-in on the way?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.fragland.net/news/Warner-making-new-Hobbit-games/23862/]Are Warner Bros recruiting for more than one Hobbit game?[/surl]