Joystiq is reporting that Halo 3 has raked in $170 million dollars over it’s first 24 hours in retail. This is a landmark and the biggest day in entertainment sales ever – better than ANY movie, book, or video game to come before it.
I really hope this pushes the Halo film along a bit.
MSNBC reports that earlier this morning a Federal jury in Kansas City, KS awarded Sprint-Nextel $69.5 million in damages for ‘willful patent violation’ by Vonage.
This is on top of Verizon’s ealier win against Vonage in March for $58m plus a 5.5% annual royalty on all future earnings.
If you have stock in this company, I shed a tear for you.
Microsoft is offering to replace any scratched Halo 3 discs free of charge! It seems as though a number of the Limited Edition cases are prone to dislodge the disc leaving it rolling about the case. This has resulted in Halo 3 discs being damaged right from the box.
PacificEpoch reports that Shanda subsidiary Aurora Technology has frozen game accounts of male players who chose to play female in-game characters in its in-house developed MMORPG King of the World, reports 17173. Aurora stipulates that only female gamers can play female characters in the game, and it requires gamers who chose female characters to prove their biological sex with a webcam, according to the report.
Joystiq has posted the latest Assasin’s Creed trailer for your viewing pleasure.
Engadget has posted that Mimoco will be selling Halo Mimibot USB drives starting October 18th. They will come in a variety of colors and in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB flavors. The oddly-shaped little fellas seem to have captured gaming hearts everywhere.
GameSpot will be presenting the demo for Clive Barker’s Jericho Wednesday. Jericho, a horror FPS for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. In the demo for Barker’s latest supernatural shooter, players will attempt to survive during the Crusades time period after their strike force has been decimated by the evil forces controlling the city of Al-Khali.
Joystiq is reporting that one rabid fan wore a full Master Chief suit to a Halo 3 launch event at a Best Buy in NYC. Jim Cush, who put the suit together over a period of time has this to say, ‘I want to be buried in it. They’ll dig me up 10,000 years from now and say, ‘He must have been king.”.
Slashdot is reporting that the mysterious illness befalling those near the Peruvian meteor impact was cause by the ground water in the area being laced with Arsenic. When aerosolized, this created a very toxic situation.
Too bad, I had my Zombie Survival Kit all ready to go.
Slashdot has posted that there is a secret, new version of Gmail being tested. What big changes are expected? No one really knows yet.