Haemimont Games' Tropico 4, a sequel to their efforts in the franchise, has been pushed from Q2 to the month of August for returning island dictators.
This time we get to deal with the slumbering Chinese superpower, elect ministers and survive 'interactive' disasters in 20 campaign missions.
Following Microsoft's reveal of official Kinect SDK tools for PC, Sony has announced a new PlayStation Move SDK for programmers to create PlayStation Move applications for the PC using a Move controller, the PlayStation Eye and a PlayStation 3 console. The software is called Move.Me.
Microsoft has officially announced that the Kinect software development kit (SDK) for PC will be released this Spring, which had been rumored about.
The second developer "webisode" for The Sims Medieval has been released, showing off the art and sound design, which serves to give the game its own unique style.
The Sims 3 for Xbox 360 and PS3 is apparently rocked by a crippling bug that freezes the consoles and in some cases renders the game unplayable.
It occurs when the game tries to autosave or the user manually saves, allegedly. EA can provide no reason for the bug but continue "to look into it."
The publisher has revealed a PlayStation Move version of Dance on Broadway will be releasing this March 17th, featuring 25 songs from over 20 shows.
One PS Move controller per player or two each for "advanced" fans of musicals. The game already launched on the Nintendo Wii, but now it's going HD!
During Activision's cuts in the past week, DJ Hero was one of the IPs that were axed. However, FreeStyle Games has not shared its fact, as Activision is still negotiating with the DJ Hero about their future.
Cliff Bleszinski revealed his thoughts on Activision shutting the Guitar Hero series down, in his usual frank manner.
News coming out of San Mateo is that Activision has gone on a budget slashing attack, axing the Guitar Hero series, canceling True Crime: Hong Kong, and severely cutting the DJ Hero 2 development team.
An announcement is expected tonight ahead of the publication of Activision's financial results.
The browser-based space combat MMO Battlestar Galactica Online is now in open beta, allowing anyone to side with the humans or the Cylons in open conflict among the stars.
Yoostar 2 will be hitting Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 8. The "movie karaoke" game will take advantage of the PlayStation Move and Kinect in allowing players to redo famous movie and television scenes, as well as make up their own dialog.
Microsoft Games Studios and Harmonix may already be making plans for Dance Central 2, which, if real, will be aiming at making Dance Central more like Rock Band in terms of features.
Namco has released a new "gameplay" trailer for their upcoming combat flight sim Ace Combat: Assault Horizon for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Volition may be having fun developing Saints Row and Red Faction games, but what producer Jim Boone would really love to be doing is working on a new FreeSpace game; the last game in the series, FreeSpace 2, was released in 1999.
Joystiq is reporting that a Harmonix spokesperson confirmed to the gaming blog that on the afternoon of February 7, the company has laid off an undisclosed number of full-time employees. This was done by the developer to "bring the studio into alignment with our current product development plans." Roughly 12-15 percent of the 240 employees at Harmonix have been laid off.
Booth babes? Who cares about booth babes when you have the galaxy's best bounty hunter doing Poker Face on Dance Central? Jango never taught him how to boogie, that's for sure.
With the sale of Rock Band developer Harmonix to investment firm Columbus Nova, MTV Games is no longer needed and so has closed down.
Only a small group of finance staff remain to handle any lingering business. Harmonix was sold after Rock Band 3 failed to hit big commercial numbers.
Kalypso has announced in a press release that Tropico 4 will also be coming to the Xbox 360 this year; the game was already announced for PC.
An update is now available for the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3, which should be dropping on the PlayStation 3 version in the next 24 hours. The patch fixes, among other things, a "deadly" eyebrow asset, sound fixing, and an anti-cheating measure that defeats a pause scoring exploit.
Electronic Arts has claimed a few new domain registrations, and they're fairly interesting. It seems that EA is considering or is already developing Kinect versions of the snowboarding title SSX and the mega-popular life sim The Sims.