The President of the UFC, Dana White, has some harsh words for video game mega-entity EA Sports. In an interview with MMAjunkie, White claims that EA Sports was only interested in creating an MMA game after seeing the success that UFC Undisputed 2009 (THQ) is enjoying and that any fighters who sign their likenesses over to EA Sports will no longer be in the UFC.
White seems irritated that a year and a half ago, EA Sports declined to do a UFC game with them, telling them ‘You’re not a real sport’.
According to Quantic Dream co-CEO and EGDF, chairman Guillaume de Fondaumiere, their upcoming PS3 interactive-movie Heavy Rain is doing very well. Guillaume claims the game is coming in both ‘on-time’ as well as ‘on-budget’, making Heavy Rain on-target for its early 2010 release on the Playstation 3.
If you are unfamiliar with Heavy Rain, you can checkout a stage demo video from this year’s E3 After the Break!.
Okay, so it is not gaming news, but I could not help brighten your otherwise slow news-day with the new theatrical trailer for Neil Bloomkamp’s upcoming alien-refuge epic: District 9. Due out in theaters August 14th, District 9 tells the documentary-style tale of aliens who are refugees on our planet.
For those of you who remember, director Neil Bloomkamp also did the amazing Halo – Landfall videos prior to Halo 3’s release. Between those and this film, a movie studio would be plain stupid not to give him the Halo feature.
Until now, we all considered Activision and Infinity Ward to have gotten rid of the ‘Call of Duty’ name from their upcoming Modern Warfare 2. According to the official cover art, as seen in a Twitter post from Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling, this is not the case.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be released on November 10th of this year.
Remember the Twitter discussions over the weekend on the upcoming LucasArts announcement for Monday (today)? We have just received word that the company has announced they are unleashing a large number of their old PC titles to Valve’s Steam system beginning on July 8th.
The first round of games to the service will consist of:
* Armed and Dangerous™
* Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis
* Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
* LEGO® Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
* Star Wars Battlefront® II
* Star Wars Republic Commando®
* Star Wars Starfighter™
* The Dig®
* Thrillville®: Off the Rails™
Personally, I was hoping for a full-fledged sequel to an older PC title. This is a bit of a let-down. Hopefully, LucasArts has heard our pleas and is working on something big for us in the near-future.
So you are going about your business, playing a rousing game of whatever on your gaming rig running Windows 7 and wham! Your PC turns off, what gives? Well, chances are you are running the beta version of Windows 7, which begins automatically shutting down every couple of hours today. Your beta license has expired and it is suggested that you install Windows 7 RC1 instead. However, be warned that that version will begin doing the same thing on March 1st of next year.
If you are a PC gamer planning to pick up Batman: Arkham Asylum on August 25th on both PC and Xbox 360 platforms, you may want to take a look at the list of Games for Windows LIVE achievements released today. The game features 47 of them, totaling in the magic amount 1,000 gamerscore points. We can only assume that the Xbox 360 version will have the same achievements, but will await on totally confirming this until that list is released.
Yesterday it was reported that Funcom has launched the ‘Gangs of Tarantia’ update for their MMO Age of Conan. Today we have a special developer walkthrough of the new high-level zone in the game: the Tarantia Commons. Enjoy!