NostalGeek

Don’t Hate the Game, Hate the Player

Friday October 24, 2008

Street Fighter IV to America This ‘Winter’

Yoshi Ono, producer of the game, as told G4’s X-Play that while he couldn’t be sure the game would come out in 2008, it would definitely be out before the end of the 2009 winter. Meaning we potentially have until March 2009 to wait.
He added playfully that he wanted to get it out asap so that the Japanese don’t have too much time to train and kick our asses online. Anyone who’s been into a Japanese arcade knows what he means.

Runaway 3 Revealed

Focus and Pendulo Studios released the first screen of the game that will tie the trilogy together. The game will be called Runaway: A Twist of Fate and will feature a more mature and urban ambiance.
On the technical side the game will now have HD backgrounds, new animations and expressions and a revamped inventory system.
Runaway: A Twist of Fate is set to come out fourth quarter 2009.

Hellgate: London Shuts Down January 31

After Flagship Studios went down in July it was only a matter of time but it’s now official. Namco Bandai will continue to operate the game free of charge through January 31.

Big Xbox 360 Bundle for $349

Since the price cut for the various versions of the 360 helped boost sales so much, Microsoft has decided to launch a new hefty bundle at Sam’s Club (Walmart wholeseller).
The bundle releasing mid-November, will include an Xbox 360 Pro 60G, Guitar Hero III with the guitar, Lego Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda. A pretty nice deal!
For those who don’t shop at Sam’s Club you can get the same bundle sans Guitar Hero III for $299.

October 24, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday July 28, 2008

RetroBeats Session 9 Out!


This is a show I do on a weekly basis for Retroware TV about video game music.
Be sure to check it out every Monday.

Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Soon ?

IGN got the story at Comic-Con that Kevin Feige from Marvel Studios confirmed the game, adding that it may come “sooner than you night think”.

Dates, Dates and More Dates

  • Wii Music announced for October 16 in Japan and a fairly vague 2008 for the U.S..
  • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning‘s main site shows a release date of September 23, 2008
  • Unreal Engine 4 not before 2012. No rush.

No Rumble for Soul Calibur IV

It would seem that the Namco Bandai game has no support whatsoever for vibrations in the game. There is not even an option in the game for it. This “issue” affects both 360 and PS3 so no jealousy on this one.
Let’s hope they rectify the error with a patch of some sort since release date for the U.S. is July 29 (yes that’s tomorrow).

July 28, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, PC News, PS3 News, Tech News, Video Game News, Wii News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday July 24, 2008

Namco Tries to Reassure About Hellgate: London

In the past weeks Flagship Studios has had its share of issues. Even though several employees have been laid off, the studio hasn’t called it quits just yet. While the beta servers for Mythos have been closed,and Hellgate: London is not accepting new subscriptions (all current subscribers play for free), Namco Bandai tried to be reassuring saying that servers were up and that if anything were to happen players would be warned in advance.
Warning which seems to be imminent.

Crytek Buys Black Sea Studios

The German studio announced today that it acquired Black Sea Studios officially becoming Crytek Black Sea. The terms were not disclosed but the Bulgarian studio based in Sofia is currently working on the promising Worldshift and we’ll keep doing so as planned.

DC to Do Mirror’s Edge Comic

Electronic Arts signed today with DC Comics in order to produce a six-issue comic that will focus on Faith, the protagonist of the eagerly awaited game. The project will feature Rhianna Pratchett (Heavenly Sword, Overlord) as the writer and Matthew Dow Smith (Supernatural: Origins) as the artist.
The first issue is to be revealed at Comic-Con.

Sam Fisher the Slug

Ubisoft announced today that Splinter Cell: Conviction, the oft-delayed game, was….well, delayed again. It is now set o come out during fiscal year 2009-2010 which runs from April to March.

July 24, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, Industry News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment