It all appears to be kicking off at Sierra, one of the publishing labels of Vivendi Games'. It's all down to unrest in the company that all of its titles will have to be pitched to the head honcho's at Activision (and obviously they don't like that!).
The Competition has now closed, and the winners are announced inside!
According to this
, Nintendo's Kyoto division has been voted the best developer in the world. Responsible for such blockbusters as Wii Play, Wii Sports, and two Brain Age games, the Japanese developer has been given this prestigious award by Think Services' Game Developer magazine and Game Developer Research division.
Full top 20 inside.
Competition news. PC, 360 and PS3 only from now on and much, much more!
Look inside and we'll tell you.
Just confirmed by Videogame247 was a Doctor Who game, coming from Eidos. Eidos spokespeople say that it'll be out for PC, PS2 and DS, meaning it isn't meant to be the biggest best new game in town. So we were right about yesterday
Just remember that the PS2 and DS are the current reigning champions of consoles, and seeing the game not hitting the PSP as well means that Eidos is really playing it safe with this one. Chances are the game isn't going to be a miracle disc/cartridge, making women scream at the sight of it. But hey, yesterday they said a Dexter game was in the works.
Maybe there'll be good Doctor Who extras. Who knows, pun intended.
Phil Harrison recently resigned from his position within Sony Computer Entertainment, but we can now confirm that he has been appointed as President and Directeur General of Infogrames Entertainment.
Your weekly look at all the games that will be available to buy for money this week.
The watchdog has launched a raid, or an "on-the-spot inspection", on the unit of Sharp and Hitachi Displays Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi.
Allegations have arisen that the companies are operating a price fixing cartel for LCD displays that are used in games consoles, namely the Nintendo DS. Sharp and Hitachi Display are confirmed to be the only suppliers of the 3-inch screen panel for the DS and DS Lite models for Nintendo.
Always wondered how the Japanese spend their hard-earned each week? Well, now's your chance to find out.
Staff of Strategy Informer recently enjoyed playing
Geometry Wars: Galaxies on the Nintendo DS, and also gave it a whopping 8.2/10 in our Wii review
, so to celebrate our love for all things Geomentry Wars, we've decided to run a little competition to allow our European visitors the chance to win a copy of either the DS or Wii version.
UPDATE: The Competition has now closed, winners are announced inside!
All the top 40 movers and shakers and whatnot.
Geometry Wars: Galaxies, the sequel to what was originally a bonus-game in an Xbox title, has been hailed as immensely entertaining. Joe Bennet played the DS version of the game. What does he think about this title? Read the review and find out.
Read the Geometry Wars: Galaxies review.
The general idea about games based on movies is that they suck. Simply put, they are almost always poorly rated and just low-quality titles. That isn't for no reason, of course. Game developers and publishers who make these games are usually on serious time restraints that force them to pump out a game by the movie's release date.
Oxygen announced today that four new DS titles will be added to its spring line up. Hurry Up Hedgehog; An intriguing multiplayer brainteaser for all ages, and Powershot Pinball Constructor; allowing you to play, create and share pinballs - are both set for release March 28th. Pirates: Duels on the High Seas; an epic adventure for the 7 keys of the 7 seas, and 8Ball Allstars; Your pool, your way, your rules - both hitting stores April 18th.
Sega Europe announced today that the forthcoming Sonic RPG for the DS will be named Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Developed by Bioware, The Dark Brotherhood will be appearing on the DS during 2008.
Sega has revealed the official website for the European release of Sega Superstars Tennis, which is to be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS and PS2.
The website is fairly empty at the moment, although a release date has been published which lists the game as a March 20th 2008 release. You'll also find a trailer, screenshots, game info and a pre-order option for those of you that are interested.
It's difficult to say what defines a game. Obviously, there are lots of different factors, and at GDC this morning there was a conference with three developers who were discussing just that.
What they talk about is actually very, very deep, considering things like the psychology behind gaming, what makes games fun, and what people want out of games these days. Headed by the main developers for flOw and Everyday Shooter, and one other indie developer, this is one of the few things about the gaming industry that makes people who work in it proud to do what they do.
Before the launch of Spore, which is due in September, EA shall hopefully let the world-over get their creative hands dirty in the primordial soup. The tool will let you create creatures which can then be exported into the full retail game.
There's been no official date or even whether such a thing will be free but anything that lets us wanna be Gods/evolutionists get closer to Will Wrights latest mega-galactic-sandbox creation is great news indeed.