Yesterday, Star Citizen
developer RSI accidentally
let the cat out of the bag that Junction Point, the developer of the Epic Mickey
titles, had been shut down. The news is now official, and Warren Spector has taken the time to bid farewell to his co-workers.
Rumors that Warren Spector's studio, Junction Point, will be closed have been heightened by a recent tweet that was later recanted.
Sony has settled the breach of contract lawsuit the publisher attacked actor Jerry Lambert with, forcing the actor to never appear in a competitor's advertisement for the next two years.
Epic Mickey was considered a failure on the Nintendo Wii, despite selling 2.83M units globally to date, with 1.89M units in North America. Epic Mickey 2, which has been released on four platforms, is struggling even worse.
Black Friday was very good to Microsoft, as the publisher stated the company moved 750K Xbox 360's in the US. The total sales were for the week of the 18th November through 23rd November.
Sony has gotten its knickers in a twist as it has issued a lawsuit to Jerry Lambert, the actor who played the fictional Sony exec Kevin Butler, for appearing in a Bridgestone "Game On" television ad promoting the Wii, despite being nameless.
Developer VBlank has announced that its faux-16 bit Grand Theft Auto parody Retro City Rampage will be hitting PC and PlayStation Network on the 9th October. The PS3 version will also apply to the Vita as well.
Famed music composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, best known for Broadway musicals like Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, is working on a video game for the Nintendo Wii.
Disney Interactive has released a new developer diary for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, as veteran comic book writer and editor Marv Wolfman, best known for his work on The New Teen Titans and Crisis on Infinite Earths, discusses his role in writing the dialogue for the game.
Disney Interactive has revealed the opening cinematic for the upcoming 3D platformer Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
, and in keeping with Warren Spector's new style, it opens with a musical number. Hopefully, this will allay some fears
of a video game featuring big Disneyesque songs.
Warren Spector stated a few months ago that he saw "fear
" in people's eyes when he revealed there would be musical numbers in Epic Mickey 2
. Those people may be terrified at Spector's intention for Epic Mickey 3
, to make it a "full musical experience
Back in February, Journey developer ThatGameCompany had expressed
a desire to go multiplatform after its three game contract with Sony ended. That day has come, as the developer has announced on its blog
that it was partnering with Benchmark Capital to publish games independently.
Market research firm Newzoo has revealed what is probably the chief motivation behind Microsoft and Nintendo's interest in expanding their consoles' functionality to include or introduce tablet-style gaming, which includes the Smartglass initiative for Xbox 360 and the tablet-style controller for the Wii U.
Fans of WWE can enjoy the "highly influential "Attitude Era," with WWE '13 which is in development right now for Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii. We're promised "critical core gameplay improvements".
There's a new WWE Live "audio and presentation system" to give fans their most "authentic, extensive and fervent" experience yet in the series. It's all about the commentary and the crowds.
Merely weeks after HMV confirmed it was cutting store space dedicated to gaming, the company has changed its mind.
As GAME continues to move forward after recent troubles, five senior team members will be leaving the company in a management restructure.
UbiSoft has confirmed that Rayman Legends
, which the publisher calls a sequel to Rayman Origins
, is indeed in development. Rayman Legends had been registered
as a site. A leaked trailer was also accidentally released.
Activision today announced Men In Black: Alien Crisis will land in stores on 25th May.
Players take on the role of new recruit Peter Delacoeur, an MiB agent who probably isn't as cool as Will Smith.
Vblank Entertainment has announced a munchy, crunchy new cereal based on their upcoming digital title Retro City Rampage - which somehow was already released in the 1980's and found on an old, worn VHS cassette.
"I can really taste the graphics!"
Fansite Diablo Fans usually goes for the big score when it comes to April Fool's Day pranks, and this year's is a good one, if a bit obvious.
While Blizzard has skirted
around the topic of a console version of Diablo III
, the fansite has taken the time to parody the situation and announce the action-RPG for the one console no one has counted on: the Nintendo Wii.