Gaming News May 2007

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Blogged Out: ‘The Problem’
Gamasutra Columns :: Friday, May 11, 2007
In his latest ‘Blogged Out’ column, veteran UK writer Jim Rossignol takes a look at the world of developer blogging with some views on comparative morality concerning violence and sexuality in gaming, and continued arguments over scoring and rating games.

Saling The World: Spider-Man 3, 360 Command & Conquer 3 Climb High
Gamasutra Columns :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Gamasutra’s latest “Saling The World,” covering the top five sellers for all platforms in every region shows ports of the popular Spider-Man 3 currently hitting the top of North American and UK charts, and the 360’s Command & Conquer 3 debuting high.

Tiga research questions value of games courses
GamesIndustry.biz :: Friday, May 11, 2007

Poor US sales see revenues drop for Infogrames
GamesIndustry.biz :: Friday, May 11, 2007
A sharp decline in US sales for the second half of the financial year has seen Infogrames revenues slide by 16.7 per cent to EUR 304.5 million, for the year ended March 31.

Sony readies Korean PS3 launch for June
GamesIndustry.biz :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Sony is preparing to launch the PlayStation 3 in Korea next month, according to a report on Chosun Ilbo.

Crytek begins new IP project at Kiev studio
GamesIndustry.biz :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Developer Crytek has revealed that its recently established Kiev studio has gone into full production of a new title based on original IP.

Blade enters middleware market with Infinite Worlds
GamesIndustry.biz :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Ambitious developer Blade Interactive has announced plans to enter the middleware market with the release of the Infinite Worlds development system.

In-game ads sector risks cannibalising itself, warns Bartlett
GamesIndustry.biz :: Friday, May 11, 2007
The in-game advertising sector is showing signs of cannibalising itself, with company acquisitions dividing up the market and making growth more difficult, according to IGA’s VP of publisher relations Ed Bartlett.

BSkyB launches gaming portal
GamesIndustry.biz :: Friday, May 11, 2007
BSkyB has launched a new gaming portal offering a range of PC games to download or play online.

Bumper year for THQ as sales top USD 1 billion
GamesIndustry.biz :: Friday, May 11, 2007
THQ ended its 2007 fiscal year by bursting through the USD 1 billion sales barrier and celebrating its 12th consecutive year of revenue growth.

SEGA partners with Gas Powered Games, unveils strong line-up
GamesIndustry.biz :: Friday, May 11, 2007
SEGA unveiled a raft of new games today including an original RPG collaboration with Gas Powered Games and a new Condemned title.

Saints Row 2 Confirmed by THQ
IGN Playstation 3 :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Saints Row 2 (PS3)Meanwhile, PS3 version of the original is shot down.

Live From Tecmo’s Nite Out 07
IGN Playstation 3 :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Tecmo meets the press, and we’ve got live updates.

WWIII: The Final Showdown
IGN Playstation 3 :: Friday, May 11, 2007
IGN AU crowns The King of All Consoles.

The Outreach Inbox: May 11 Edition
IGN Playstation 3 :: Friday, May 11, 2007
‘Moulded Arses’, Nigerian Scandals and more Nintendo ranting inside.

Ratchet and Clank: Interview of Destruction
IGN Playstation 3 :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)What we’ll see at next week’s big Sony event and multiplayer’s ultimate fate revealed!

Reader Review and Forum Thread Winners
IGN Playstation 3 :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Aussies, your prizes are ready.

Haze Trailer
IGN Playstation 3 :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Haze (PS3)Here’s a new look at the upcoming Free Radical shooter.

Super Stardust HD Trailer
IGN Playstation 3 :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Super Stardust HD (PS3)Blast asteroids, aliens and other things in this HD trailer.

Funcom Reveals The Secret World
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
From the creators of Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, The Longest Journey and Dreamfall comes a brave new massively multiplayer online roleplaying inspired by history and mythology, modern conspiracy theories and ancient mysteries.

Virtua Fighter 5 Screenshot
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
We managed to find one image for SEGA’s fighter that we didn’t have yet. Check it out.

Big Plans for JoWooD and DreamCatcher
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
DreamCatcher Interactive Inc. / JoWooD Productions Software AG have decided to take the next step and develop cutting edge console titles.

Moms Get Their Game On
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
The ESA today released a new survey of gamer moms and dads, showing that over a third of gamer moms play games by themselves at least once a week.

Tenchu Z Website and Fankit Launched
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Microsoft launches the Tenchu Z official website of the longrunning stealthaction franchise.

THQ Turns Record Income for Fiscal 2007
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
THQ Inc. today announced record results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007 and reaffirmed its guidance for fiscal 2008.

THQ Announces New Title Based on Saints Row
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
THQ Inc. today announced the next title in the awardwinning Saints Row franchise is currently in development at internal studio Volition, Inc.


Transformers Autobots and Decepticons Up Close
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
We bring you high resolution images of Autobots and Decepticons in their robot form as they will appear in the movie.

The Last Remnant Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Touted as SquareEnix’s roleplaying game for the world, this will be the company’s first game powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3.

New Halo Novel Contact Harvest
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
Contact Harvest tells the story, from multiple points of views, human and alien, of the first contact between the Covenant and Humans and how the war began.

The Simpsons Limited Edition Xbox 360 Picture
Team Xbox :: Friday, May 11, 2007
We bring you a high resolution picture of this Limited Edition Xbox 360 that will have fans of The Simpsons dreaming of donuts.

Jade Empire PC Review
Tweak Town :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
TTGamer have posted a review of Jade Empire for the PC. While it did see release on the Xbox in 2005, Jade Empire has taken this long to feature on the PC, only to see little in the way of PC focused changes.

Wii DecalGirl Skins Review
Red & Blackness :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wii is one of the bigggest consoles these days and I have to admit that I find it quite fun to play Wii so far. The only problem with the Wii is that there are not different colors to choose from. Nintendo has decided to keep the Wii white while alot of people would have wanted different colors. This is where Decalgirl comes into play, they offer a sticker type of skin and this far we have had the chance to review both an Xbox skin and a Ps2 skin. Tonight we will look into a Wii skin from Decalgirl.

Pro Gaming: What exactly is it and is it for you?
Bona Fide Reviews :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
Gaming, it’s a term that means many things to many people. Gaming like anything else exists on a spectrum. On one hand, there is gaming at its least concentration. This is what is known as casual gaming. On the other hand, there is gaming at its most and most serious concentration. This is what we call tournament or pro gaming. But, is the spectrum even that easily defined? Is there much of a difference between the two? What is it that makes a gamer “Pro.”

Virtua Tennis 3 PS3 Review
Tweak Town :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
TTGamer have posted a review of Virtua Tennis 3 for the PS3. Virtua Tennis is finally back, but does the once unmatched addictive series translate its former glory to the next generation of consoles?

Xbox 360 Elite Review 
Digital Trends :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
“Microsoft gives hardcore gamers a new system to choose from in the Xbox 360 Elite which features a large 120GB hard drive and HDMI output.”

OCZ Equalizer Laser Gaming Mouse Review 
Virtual Hideout :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
The OCZ Equalizer is a solid gaming mouse. The ease-of-use, extra buttons, and wide range of DPI settings (all in hardware) are features that one can’t ignore. Additionally, the Equalizer’s creature comforts such as the “Triple Threat” button and the side/thumb grips make the mouse stand out in a crowded market”

Armed Assault (PC) Review
Driver Heaven :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
This (re)volution happened back in 2001 and today the game has a huge following. But even though Bohemia did an exemplary job with OFP, some aspects of the game left fans crying for more. Over the years the insane amount of mods available made most of the complaints moot, but the announcement of OFP2 still made a lot of people ecstatic. After years without a single word from Bohemia, fans started to get worried and after Bohemia lost the rights to the franchise things looked very grim. Luckily Bohemia didn’t intend to go down without a fight and the result of their strong will is Armed Assault.

Review: Notebook Acer Aspire 3651 
Madbox PC :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
“Want a stylish and cheap notebook as secondary computer? Maybe a Celeron based notebook is what you need, cheap doesn’t mean bad or slow if you have some overclock skills. In our first notebook review you can see also some easy to do overclock tricks that move us from 1.46Ghz to 2.1Ghz.”

Napoleon Dynamite Announced for DS and PSP!
Think Gaming :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
Crave Entertainment announced today that it will publish the first video game based on Napoleon Dynamite the movie. The game will feature Kip, Uncle Rico, Tina the llama, and of course Napoleon as characters. The game will be available on both the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP system. No word yet on […]

Microsoft Island in Second Life
Think Gaming :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
Well it looks like Microsoft has created their own island in Second Life. Their island called Visual Studio Island looks to be pretty cool. No one is really sure what Microsoft is planning to do in Second Life, but a lot of people are excited. The teaser video above shows you most […]

Forza Motorsport 2 Demo Details
Xbox 360 Games :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
Forza Motorsport 2 demo releases with 24 of the game’s 300 cars. Now available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, the demo lets you try this next-gen racing title.

Crackdown Updates Available on Xbox LIVE
Xbox 360 Games :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
The new update for Crackdown is now available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The update will install automatically next time you insert your Crackdown disc while connected to the service, and the update includes several cool new game play improvements.