Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Electronic Arts: 3D is not profitable

Better to allocate the funds to another during the national meeting of shareholders John Riccitiello, EA's chief boss, fired a cannon to 3D. According to the company it takes a few games generate three-dimensional and the future, given the low uptake of 3D TV, does not seem particularly bright. Of course, EA is ready to respond promptly to requests from the public, whatever they are, but for now devote its resources to other types of innovation.

Apple has more money the U.S. government

And despite the crisis it is a lot of money, according to a recent report from Apple, the company has a monetary reserve of 46.9 billion dollars while the U.S. government said liquid for only 43.5 billion. In short, the buying power of Apple and is devastating when a company builds up so many funds facing significant acquisitions both in the field of patents and technology for whole companies.

Sony acquires Sucker Punch

The developer enters the stable Sony inFamous That Sucker Punch was linked to Sony was already clear for some time but of course the acquisition gives the absolute exclusivity for years to come, and therefore also for the new IP of the developer. Obviously the guys at Sucker Punch, which has become the star of the firmament sixteenth Sony video game, said they were excited about the acquisition.

Pac-Man 3DS allows you to erase data

Apparently, according to allegations made by Namco Bandai, the bailouts of Pac-Man & Galaga for Nintendo 3DS Dimensions can be deleted. To do this you must press the key combination "ABXYLR" when you start the game. The case was raised last week by Wired, who emphasized the lack of clear data from the offending cartridge.

Just yesterday the news was confirmed by a representative from Namco Bandai Speaking to Shacknews. Today, as if by magic, Namco Bandai announced that the bailouts in the world can actually be deleted. "There were problems of internal communication," said the source Videogame publishers.

Armored Core V postponed to 2012

Armored Core V, yet another chapter in the long saga developed by From Software, it will not come over in October in Japan, but in January 2012. According to Siliconera revealed by the time you need extra time to implement some changes suggested by the players during a recent beta. For us Europeans, the announcement changes little since Armored Core V was still waiting on our shelves in the first quarter of next year.

Borderlands 2 is already in an advanced state of development

Does not exist, but will be released early next year appeared on the network in April, Borderlands 2 becomes even more concrete now, thanks to a report by Eurogamer. The official is not there yet, but a source close to the development said that the title is in full swing and then the announcement should not be long.

Moreover, the same Randy Pitchford, after the first revelation, said in a loud voice against the interest of Gearbox's Borderlands formula. It did not surprise anyone given that it is a title that has been able to place more than 4 million copies. But the boss of the software company also said that "If we have not announced, does not exist".

A bonus for King of Fighters XIII

Atlus has announced that all those who book The King of Fighters XIII in America will receive a free four CDs containing the soundtrack of the series. The bonus Atlus fans are well known, that this time will be well rewarded for their loyalty. The so-called, in fact, not only contain the tracks of the new chapter in the historical saga of fighting, but also those of all the previous episodes.

Bane alongside Batman in Arkham City

Bane fight alongside Batman in Arkham City. The giant character will be AI-run, however, and will not be directly controlled by players. Former bad guy seems to have made the jump the fence, but only in certain missions will be the star of the game, which will involve a shady trafficking of chemicals.

Bane is just the latest character in the cast of this highly anticipated game, which will include Joker, the Riddler, Catwoman, Robin, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, the Penguin, Two-Face, Hugo Strange, Victor Zsasz, Calendar Man and Black Mask.

The War of the Lions arrives Thursday on iPhone

It will take a month to the iPad version Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions finally prepares to land on the iPhone, in the delay of a couple of weeks of the date promised by Square Enix. In fact, the title will arrive next Thursday, just in time to visit the beaches in the world alongside those fans of the series who have not had a chance to play the game on the PSP.

The title unfortunately requires the latest models from the iPhone, or 4 and 3G, and incidentally not optimized for the iPad. But do not despair, the version for the Apple tablet, which presumably will feature a much higher resolution, will arrive in about a month.

3DS cuts price off in Euro

According to an inside source at Nintendo USA, the company has already ordered a reduction in the price of the 3DS in Europe as of yesterday, August 1, instead of 12 as expected. How many and which retailers of the Old Continent have already been warned in advance of the fall remains to be seen and we hope that does not happen in Italy the "usual" because of "usual smart." Nintendo has not announced anything officially, but it is confirmed the bonus program for those who had bought the console early.

The World Series of Video Games Pokemon flies to San Diego

In two weeks we will know who the best coach in the world of Pokémon trainers Eight Italians have won, console in hand, the right to participate in the Pokémon Video Game World Championship to be held in San Diego 12 to 14 August 2011. By participating in the important event players will have the chance to win various trophies and other awards as well of course they can bully with friends and family for years to come.

Diablo III will not be able to play offline

Finally get some news on Diablo III. During an event held at the end of last week Blizzard has confirmed that the game will require an internet connection required. The decision was taken to prevent any tricks able to unbalance the game, especially in terms of the sale of objects. "This is a trend that we were forced to follow," said Alex Mayberry, producer of the game, PC Games at the site.

Valve confirms DOTA2 for 2011

The creators of Half-Life have confirmed that the RTS will be shown at 2 DOTA Gamescom and will be released on PC and Mac, by the end of 2011. During the event in Cologne, in addition, there will be a tournament called The International, which will put in front of the 16 best teams of DOTA for a prize of 1 million USD.

"The International will be the first public event dedicated to DOTA 2 and allow the world's best players compete for a prize of your dreams, putting both hands on the new game," said Gabe Newell.

Died at 45 years, the designer of Silpheed

Saturday is the Japanese designer Takeshi Miyaji died at the young age of 45 years. This historical figure of the field was recorded for major titles like the shooter Silpheed, and Gungriffon Grandia, rpg particularly appreciated by Western audiences. Miyaji began his career as a (young) Game Arts founder of the studio, then moved in 2000 with the creation of the new company called G-Mode, which specializes in social games for the Japanese mobile market.

The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 delayed

The Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 will not arrive in more stores between October and November as originally planned, but in the first quarter of 2012. Usual statement of fact by the developer CD Projekt: "This extra time will allow us to clean up the game and offer fans the best experience possible." "We'll know as soon as the new date, we hope that despite this small delay the players continue to look forward to this version of The Witcher 2."