A BitTorrent news site has revealed that despite Gears Of War 2, Fable II and Fallout 3 all being available over the peer-to-peer network, Spore was the most downloaded pirated game of 2008.
Fans of the legendary Sega adventure game series Shenmue are planning a mass protest, asking Sega to reinstate the franchise. And that got the brains at Electric Pig whirring. What other ten game series need to be brought back?
With its heady mix of ancestral regressions, Templars and intimations that some of “miracles” in the Bible were faked (see below), Assassin’s Creed should have been on our Top Ten Most God-Bothering Games Ever list. Now, Ubisoft have confirmed that the company is “working hard” on a sequel for the climb, sneak, fight, kill, escape game.
Electronic Entertainment Design And Research (EEDAR) is the Californian company the giant videogames publishers like Electronic Arts, Activision and Ubisoft turn to, to predict whether their next game will be a hit (or whether a particular feature to be implemented will be worth the investment). Now, the company’s President Geoffrey Zatkin has revealed that only four per cent (see update below!) of videogames they’ve analysed actually made money.
Australian New South Wales acting Superintendent Dave Evans has blasted driving games as a reason for Australia’s infamous dangerous roads. Evans told the Australian Telegraph: “Videogames can have a negative impact on young drivers because it increases their complacency and their risk-taking behaviour.”
USA Today, the American newspaper, has the first details of the long-awaited downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV on the Microsoft Xbox 360. The expansion pack, named “Lost And Damned” is set to focus on a new character, Johnny Klebitz, part of The Lost biker gang – already seen in GTA IV.
Want to navigate the post-apocalyptic irradiated ruins of Washington DC? Well, help is at hand – the good folks at Planet Fallout are compiling a Google Maps mashup of pretty much where everything you want to find, and really don’t want to find, in Fallout 3 is.
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