Despite Ninja Theory’s dismissive attitudes towards fan’s negative reactions to the DmC: Devil May Cry (where lead designer Tameem Antoniades said that sceptics secretly wanted to play the game) , it looks like they are now actually looking for fan acceptance.
According to Neogaf, e-mails were sent to the “top DMC Players”, mostly in the UK area to test the game. The email said “I’m part of the team currently developing the new Devil May Cry title at Ninja Theory and I wanted to get in touch to see if you’d like to come in and play the game. Essentially I’m inviting in a very select few really top end DMC players to come and play through a section of the game and talk to some of our team about your experience.” The email also stated that travel costs will be taken care of and food will be provided.
This is not the first for Devil May Cry, as Devil May Cry 3 was developped using input from Devil May Cry’s top players.
I wonder if it is too late to change Dante’s design.
While the Xbox console still has a good two years to get released, rumors about the consoles hardware are already appearing. Blogger MS Nerd, who specializes in Microsoft news, is reporting that Microsoft has partnered with two companies to produce a processor for the next Xbox, and said processor will be based on ARM architecture. The Blog states that the console will have “a “main” processor with multiple dedicated assistive cores for graphics, AI, physics, sound, networking, encryption and sensors”.
The blog also states that the next Xbox will be lighter and cheaper than the current one, and will use a modified Windows 9(!) core as an OS
While we could easily brush off such unsubstantiated rumors, the blog does have a good track record with this sort of thing. It was the first to provide accurate information on Microsoft’s Courier tablet. Regardless, we will still take this with a grain of salt before any concrete information appears.
Ralph Baer is a name you might have heard of, but his legacy certainly affects you (given that you are on this website). Baer, a television engineer invented, the first ever home console, Magnavox Odyssey, in 1972. Magnavox Odyssey started with a prototype, also designed by Baer himself in 1966 called the Brown Box.
In a recent interview with Baer, he talked about his feelings about video games, something that he was instrumental in creating, now that they have become a billion dollar industry.
“Could I project how far this thing was going to go? The answer’s obviously no.Nobody realized, even at that time, that we were on this geometric curve … that would go straight up to heave”, adding “It was unforeseeable; it was fantastic. I’m glad it happened. And if I hadn’t had started it, someone else would have.” However, despite being proud of his creation, he voiced his disappointment and disapproval of violent video games “I think it’s a disgrace” he said “What I created got abominated. You can see the same thing in music, literature, art — any form of art”
Yet with that said, video games have become a very large part of the lives of many people, as well as pop culture, and this is something that amazes Baer “All I did was come up with what I thought was a fun idea that was the result of a little box that was attached to a television set” he said “It just grew and grew and grew”. Full interview can be read here.
A patch for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be released along with the game on November 11th. The patch will come for all platforms to upgrade the game to version 1.1.
The patch was announced on neogaf by community manager Nick Breckon. However, there is no word on what exactly will the patch be fixing.
Despite the high anticipation and (some) raving reviews, Uncharted 3 couldn’t move Battlefield 3 from the top spot in the UK sales charts. However, note that Uncharted 3 is exclusive to one platform and Battlefield is available on 3 platforms, so it is not suprising that Uncharted 3 couldn’t shake Battlefield. However, Uncharted 3′s performance is still admirable, as it has sold 37% more than Uncharted 2 and became the eleventh biggest launch for a PS3 game ever.
Despite a 54 percent drop in sales, Battlefield 3 stays in the top spot for the second week in a row, making it the first Battlefield game to do so. Other games still going strong are Fifa 12, which dropped only one step down to the third position and Arkham City, which rests at fourth place. Sonic Generations debuted this week and managed to sneak into the top ten at tenth place.
The full top 40 list can be found here.
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Konami has announced the scheduled release dates for its three upcoming Silent Games, and it seems that they are going to be released with a relatively short time between them.
Silent Hill HD collection, which contains remastered versions of Silent Hill 2 & 3, is the first game to be released, with the date being 24th January.
Silent Hill: Book of Memories will coincide with the Vita Launch on February 11.
Silent Hill: Downpour, which is the next main entry in series, will get released on 31st March on both Xbox 360 and PS3.
So there you have it, three Silent Hill games in three months. This will surely please Silent Hill fans, but it may be an overkill for some.