Activision Fires Infinity Ward’s Studio Heads

Activision has fired the two studio heads of Infinity Ward, Jason West and Vince Zampella, sighting “insubordination” and “breach of contract”. It’s been rumored that there had been tension between the publisher and developer regarding the creative direction of the Call of Duty series. I’m guessing it went something like this: Activision: Hey Infinity Ward,… Continue reading Activision Fires Infinity Ward’s Studio Heads

Nintendo 2010 Line-Up

Pretty interesting list of games. I think I’m most looking forward to Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey from Atlus on the DS (March 10). Capcom also has some pretty good games coming: Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom on Wii, Phoenix Wright on WiiWare, Ace Attorney Investigations on DS, and Mega Man 10, the sequel to the download-only… Continue reading Nintendo 2010 Line-Up

VGA 2009 Award List

Game of the Year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Studio of the Year: Rocksteady Studios Best Independent Game Fueld by Dew: Flower Best Xbox 360 Game: Left 4 Dead 2 Best PS3 Game: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Best Wii Game: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Best PC Game: Dragon Age: Origins Best Handheld Game: Grand Theft… Continue reading VGA 2009 Award List

Resident Evil Chopper

“I like motorcycles AND I like Resident Evil. How can I combine the two?” Capcom has the answer for you. Good afternoon, Wanted to drop you a line to introduce you to Capcom’s latest, possibly most unusual licensing deal in recent history: the Resident Evil custom chopper. Built by Savage Cycles (http://www.savagecyclesonline.com/About.html) in collaboration with… Continue reading Resident Evil Chopper

Tim Schafer’s 20 Years In The Gaming Industry

The man behind Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts and Brutal Legend celebrated 20 years in the gaming industry the other day. To celebrate, he’s detailed his early days, showing off rejection letters from Atari and Hewlett-Packard. He also posted his resume to Lucasfilm, which is totally awesome. The resume clearly impressed, and he started at… Continue reading Tim Schafer’s 20 Years In The Gaming Industry

Halo’s Xbox Live Hub Opens In November

Microsoft announced this week that Halo Waypoint, a section of Xbox Live containing all things Halo, will be open November 5th. Halo Waypoint will have Halo podcasts, Halo trailers and Halo screen shots. It will be interesting to see what how it actually works when it’s released, I’m curious about the podcasts in particular.

Shadow Complex Breaks Xbox Live Sales Records

Shadow Complex is now officially the most downloaded single-player (I guess some multi-player games must have beat it) Xbox Live game, selling 200,000 since it was released on August 19th. Which is good, Shadow Complex was an amazing game so it’s good to see other people enjoyed it, too. “Congratulations to Chair Entertainment and Epic… Continue reading Shadow Complex Breaks Xbox Live Sales Records

Xbox 360 Price Drop Coming Soon?

It looks like Microsoft will be dropping the Xbox 360 price tag, not to be outdone by Sony’s price drop. A leaked ad from Best Buy is showing the white Xbox 360 with 60GB hard drive dropping to $249.99, with the black Xbox 360 Elite 120GB system dropping to $299.99. [ Kotaku ]