Razer has announced the Naga, a gaming mouse targeted at MMO-gamers, today at GamesCom in Colonge, Germany. The Naga features 17-buttons including a full number pad on the unit’s left side to quickly access the item/ability hotkeys in most modern-day MMOs.
The Naga will retail for $79.99 and more details can be found at the official website.
While at their Gamescom press conference, SONY announced that they are dropping the price of the current PS3 to $299 and also announced the long-fabled PS3 Slim to be released in the first week of September with a 120GB HDD also for $299.
The new PS3 Slim will feature the previously-mentioned 120GB drive as well as a Blu-Ray player and the rest of the PS3’s functionality, albeit in a smaller form-factor (about 33 percent smaller).
Co-headlining EA SPORTS upcoming MMA title will be five-time champion Randy Couture. Couture has a 16-9 record and has also been credited as one of the sports’ most popular fighters. Couture will join several other fighters who have signed onto the project, including Jay Hieron and Fedor Emelianenko.
EA SPORTS MMA is due out next year.
Activision has released some new screenshots as well as a video vignette of the superhuman Ms Marvel from their upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. Ms Marvel has superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, flight, physical durability and limited precognition.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 will be released on September 15th, 2009 for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, and Xbox 360 platforms.
Be sure to checkout the screenshots After the Break as well!
Eidos has released a new ‘Gadgets’ trailer for their upcoming actioner, Batman Arkham Asylum. Arkham Asylum is due out on August 25th for the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. In the game, players will find that the asylum is a persistent entity where they can freely wander about on their quest ala BioShock.
It looks as though Swedish game developer, GRIN, has officially-closed up shop due to ‘publishers delaying payments’ to them. GRIN was the developer behind the new Bionic Commando title as well as the Terminator Salvation game and Wanted: Weapons of Fate.
From the official statement on the site by founders Ulf and Bo Andersen:
‘It is with a heavy heart we announce today that GRIN has been forced to close its doors. This as too many publishers have been delaying their payments, causing an unbearable cashflow situation.
After twelve years of hard work, employing hundreds of wonderfully talented men and women, it is over. It has been a great adventure and the GRIN family has experienced what few have.’
GRIN, you are a great group of guys and we wish you all well in the future.
The Dante’s Inferno dev team have released their latest diary on the third circle of hell: Gluttony. Gluttony will feature such bucolic imagery as clouds of urine and rivers of defecation for your vacationing enjoyment. Dante’s Inferno is scheduled for release in January of 2010.
Cryptic Studios has released a new ‘Big Boss Battles’ trailer for their upcoming Champions Online. Take special note of one of the bosses which should make Simpsons fans happy (its spelled with a ‘K’, not a ‘Q’, cryptic!). Champions Online is due out on Windows PCs come September 1st.