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The Thing That'll Ruin Too Human
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The Thing That'll Ruin Too Human

Now that E3 is over, I have a little more time to think about forthcoming video game releases. Looking at the release calendar, the next game that I'm anticipating is Too Human. I've played the game a few times at press events over the years, and each time I do, I come away shaking my head for one overshadowing reason. The camera system. I was reminded of this the other day when I booted up the XBL Marketplace demo on Xbox 360, and re-experienced Too Human's broken camera system. Read More

Capcom Will Not Hold Back on Gore in RE5
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Capcom Will Not Hold Back on Gore in RE5

"We're never going to create a gore-free Resident Evil title to try and get a lower rating as it's a game about the horror experience and gore is part of that..." - Rhys Cash, Capcom UK Research and Planning Manager Amen to that, brother. Resident Evil isn't a series known for holding back on horror, blood and excitement. It's not here to make nice and play with the kids. This quote comes as no surprise to me, at all. Some have speculated that RE5 might try to slip between the rating cracks by reducing amounts of gore in the title, but hell no. Cash went on to further define his stance on the issue. We're primarily about making great games and if it's appropriate to the title we won't shy away from making a 15+ or 18+ title... As we've shown with Resident Evil 4 Wii and Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles there's still a market for more mature titles even on these [the DS and Wii] formats... ...There's no reason why an appropriate adult title should be seen as something to be shied away from. What I do see publishers moving away from is titles whose only raison d'être is 'adult themes' and only goal is to shock... Can you imagine a toned down Resident Evil? Read More

Media: Nintendo Unveils Wii Digital Print Channel
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Media: Nintendo Unveils Wii Digital Print Channel

Nintendo is going to launch a new Wii channel known as the Digital Print Channel, which allows users to send photos to Fuji for printing, and have them delivered directly to their door. But don't expect to use Wii Points to pay for the service; Nintendo only gets them there, the rest is up to you, with delivery arranged by Fuji. You can check out the Japanese version in the video below: Read More

E3 2008: Developers Taken by Surprise With Wii MotionPlus
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E3 2008: Developers Taken by Surprise With Wii MotionPlus

One of the biggest surprises of last week occured before Microsoft could even open their mouths-- Nintendo revealed a new add-on for the Wii remote, called the MotionPlus, which would improve the device's responsiveness to a 1:1 movement ratio and come with the sequel to Wii Sports. We sure didn't see it coming. And apparently, neither did developers. Game Informer asked several developers about the surprise announcement, and were told that as a result of the lack of advance notice, the only games likely to support the peripheral would be Nintendo's own for about six to nine months. "The developers we spoke to said they hadn't received any information from Nintendo about how to implement Wii MotionPlus into their upcoming projects, and they also expressed doubt that they would be able to incorporate it into games that are currently deep in development," the article said. Read More

Media: Prince of Persia: The Fallen King Trailer
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Media: Prince of Persia: The Fallen King Trailer

When I first saw what they were doing with Prince of Persia on the DS, my initial reaction was that they were basically going the "Wind Waker" route with the designs and graphics. But upon watching this trailer, the whole thing really reminds me more of the old Disney's Aladdin game on the Genesis. Read More

E3 2008: Igarashi: Fans' Judgement of Wii Castlevania "Unjustified"
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E3 2008: Igarashi: Fans' Judgement of Wii Castlevania "Unjustified"

To your right, you will see an ironic depiction of the reaction had by many fans upon learning what was to be Castlevania Judgement for the Wii when revealed in the pages of Nintendo Power last month. Koji Igarashi, the series' Producer, told MTV Multiplayer "I had expectations about the kind of reaction," as he figured upon a mixed response. "When you have a franchise like this, that's become popular in a certain type of game style and you change that so drastically, I understand the responses is going to be negative," he said. "I also felt a lot of the response was, I guess, unjustified in the sense that they based their [response] on just hearing about it or maybe seeing a couple of screen shots and making a whole assumption." Not I, however! My reaction comes from expecting everyone to question my sexuality should they find the game in my collection. Read More

Media: 1942 Joint Strike Launches with Two Trailers
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Media: 1942 Joint Strike Launches with Two Trailers

It's time to party like it's 1942... because it is! Capcom has announced that 1942: Joint Strike is now available on both Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network for 800 MS Points/$9.99, respectively. It's a good time to be a fan of classic Capcom franchises, with Mega Man 9, Commando 3, 1942, and soon enough, Bionic Commando rearmed. And if that's not enough, check out the new 1942: Joint Strike t-shirts from MeatBun, featuring Street Fighter's Cammy in uniform. That should make you stand at attention. Check out the second trailer after the cut. Read More

FFVII on PS3 is -- You Guessed It -- "Rumor and Speculation"
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FFVII on PS3 is -- You Guessed It -- "Rumor and Speculation"

Square Enix PR reps are, believe it or not, just like you and me -- with one major exception. They wake up each morning, slip into their trousers one leg at a time, gulp down a Final Fantasy potion energy drink, and dash out the door. However, upon arriving at the office, if Square Enix PR doesn't find a frantically-written query about FFVII on the PS3, the day is lost. So with the bundle of emails they likely received today, I'm sure the party hats are out in full force. Here's the rumor, and here's Square Enix's response. "We won't comment on rumor and speculation, etc." That's really all there is to it. Maybe we'll hear something at Square Enix's Party event that takes place in a couple weeks, but I doubt it. We'll be lucky if they give us 15 seconds of new FFXIII footage. Shame, that. Read More

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