|Lik-Sang Settles Suit with Sony |
gamesindustry.biz is reporting that Lik-Sang, which had landed itself in hot butter over sales of mod chips, has settled out of court with Sony. The terms of the settlement will prevent Lik-Sang from selling any "circumvention devices" for Sony platforms. Thanks snoozy for the tip.
|PS3 Tech in "Many devices" |
According to The Magic Box, Sony's Ken Kutaragi was interviewed by CNET (presumably CNET Japan), and he mentioned that the PlayStation 3 will not be a "pure game machine" and PS3 technology will be used in "many digital devices." Then again, they said the same thing about the PS2 at one point, and have you ever bought a TV with a built-in PlayStation? Didn't think so.
|Forgotten Realms Footage |
IGN has posted the first footage to be released from Stormfront Studios' upcoming Forgotten Realms title. The movie is in the less-than-ideal Windows Media format, but nonetheless it does show a mix of concept art, pre-rendered CGI and gameplay footage.
| ||Prince of Persia Interview |
A new interview with Yannis Mallat, the producer of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is up at IGN tonight, talking about the game's core technology (which shares some, but not all of its features with Splinter Cell), the challenges of making a third person title that doesn't suck and more.
|kill.switch Q&A |
In other third person interview news (that's third person games, not third person -- oh, never mind) a new kill.switch Q&A can be found at HomeLAN, talking with associate producer Alvin Muolic about this PS2 and Xbox title from Namco.
|Those Wacky Japanese Love the Football |
A news item on gamesindustry.biz has the news that Konami's Winning Eleven 7 has already sold a million copies, just three weeks after its debut over there. The game is set for release in Europe as Pro Evolution Soccer 3 later this year, but a North American release is still unknown.
| ||Driver 3 Interview |
UGO has conducted a new interview with Martin Edmondson of Reflections, talking with the development director about their upcoming title Driver 3. Among the many topics bandied about here is a brief discussion on how the Driver series differs from Grand Theft Auto.
| ||True Crime Interview |
Yes, there's yet another interview here tonight (I promise, this is the last one). Computer and Video Games' True Crime: Streets of L.A. interview talks with Chris Archer, the executive producer of this game from Activision. On a semi-related note, GameSpot has posted new hands-on impressions of the game.
| ||Street Racing Syndicate Lives |
Namco recently announced that they have acquired the rights to Street Racing Syndicate from 3DO's auction, and before you know what's going on, they've released new shots from the game. This new SRS will be released for all three platforms late next year.
| ||New Releases This Week |
Some big-name titles are the highlights this week...first the big cross platform games: Soul Calibur II and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds are both available for all three platforms. For GameCube there's F-Zero GX, PS2 has Bombastic, NFL GameDay 2004, NCAA GameBreaker 2004, Disgea: Hour of Darkness, Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge and Deer Hunter 2004, the GBA's got Freekstyle, Rescue Heroes: Billy Blazes, Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire and Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition and shipping for Xbox are Otogi: Myth of Demons, NFL Fever 2004, Pro Cast Sports Fishing, Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights, Deer Hunter 2004 and the Xbox Live Communicator, which is now available separately.
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Console Game of the Evening: Maniac Mansion for the NES. "Multiple endings dependent upon the characters you choose and the path you take, excellent puzzles and an awesome story. It remains a true classic." (submitted by gyvoji).