Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sony is offering it's gamers some new content with it's Qore service. With Qore, gamers can play demos, watch previews of new games, and see behind the scenes content from their favorite studios. Some of the games featured will are Afro Samurai, SOCOM, Secret Agent Clank, and Star Wars: the force unleashed.The bad News? Qore is $3.99 per episode, and $24.99 for a monthly subscription. Seems to be a bit much considering XBL and Wii's Nintendo Channel offer the same types of content for their gamers for no charge at all. For gamers who want to be in the know about their favorite games, be sure to check out the Afro Samurai demo which I've been hearing really good things about.
link'd - http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-9958484-52.html
Ninja Gaiden fans might not have to wait long for a possible sequel to NG2. According to Tomonobu Itagaki, It's probably not going to happen! The shades sporting, Professor of Jiggle-ology has split ways with Tecmo, and is seeking to sue his former workplace for unpaid completion bonuses for popular fighting game Dead or Alive 4. This comes fast on the heels of a dismissed sexual harassment suit filed against Itagaki by a former employer who dodged his advances which included having his fingers shoved down her throat. According to his statement Itagaki claimes that his employer offered a n ultimatum of either leaving the company or suing them over the unpaid bonuses. Ita decided to do both.
link'd - http://www.kombo.com/article.php?artid=11178
Insomniac is opening up a new studio on the East Coast. The creator of Resistance: Fall of man, and the Ratchet and Clank series plans to move a team of their artists and programmers to their new office in Raleigh/Durahm NC. Art Director Chad Dezern, and Lead Gameplay Programmer Shaun McCabe will both head the newly established office when it opens it's doors in January 2009. It looks like I'll be possibly looking into employment with these guys.
Link'd - http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/insomniac-to-open-north-carolina-studio