(...)Tomorrow, Wednesday the 19th, around noon CST, we will release the first teaser trailer from Duke Nukem Forever. To tide you over until then, here is a screen shot taken from the teaser.The 1-minute long video put the developers servers on their knees, but they managed to publish it on a lot of mirrors and it's easier now to watch it or download it. More details on the 3D Realms website.
Thank you for being fans of the game and for your continued patience.
The brilliant author of Discworld saga, and many other books Terry Pratchett, has written an open letter in the web of Paul Kidby declaring he is been diagnosed with "a very rare form of Alzheimer". He is still optimistic and, apart from expressing his intention to release at least two other books, he declares that "I am not dead".
Today, however, they have announced that a sequel has been in the works since June and will be ready in November 2008. In the sequel, Victoria investigates a new murder in Maine that bears strong resemblances to the original murders. Although the murderer seems to have removed all clues, a journalist claims she has found a lead and wants to speak to Victoria. Because the journalist has previously written very critical articles about Victoria, she does not feel like meeting Paloma, who then gets kidnapped by the killer. The player controls both characters in turn.
For years Electronic Arts has been considered the largest powerhouse around, but this will definitely shuffle the deck. If we paid more attention to Call of Duty 4, we would have known it was coming.
At least, that's what this article at Kotaku indicates.
We've heard an unsettling rumor today from an anonymous tipster that longtime game reviewer Jeff Gerstmann from Gamespot has been let go. That wouldn't necessarily be newsworthy, but the conditions under which he was allegedly dismissed were. According to the source, Gerstmann was fired "on the spot" due to advertiser pressure for his review of Eidos' Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. A visit to Gamespot shows that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game has taken over the site very prominently, with backgrounds and multiple banner ads all pitching Kane & Lynch. Allegedly, publisher Eidos "took issue with the review and threatened to pull its ad campaign."
Jeff's review was certainly less than glowing. He assigned the game a 6.0, otherwise known as "Fair" on the Gamespot scale. The game is currently enjoying a Metacritic score in the 65 to 69 range, which the site describes as "mixed or average reviews." According to our tipster, it wasn't necessarily the score that was reason for Gerstmann's rumored axing, but the "tone" of the review.
How does this make you feel? Is all the opinions of mainstream gaming journalism of past and present now tainted by these facts? Was it all a lie? Who should we trust? Were all the "greatest games evah!!!" really great games or was it an illusion conjured by masterful bribes and hypes? Opinions and feelings are waited.
- Wii - 519,000
- Nintendo DS - 458,000
- Xbox 360 - 366,000
- PSP - 286,000
- PS2 - 184,000
- PS3 - 121,000
- Halo 3 (Xbox 360) - 434,000
- Guitar Hero III w/ guitar (Xbox 360) - 383,000
- Guitar Hero III w/ guitar (Wii) - 286,000
- Guitar Hero III w/ guitar (PS2) - 271,000
- Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS) - 263,000
- Wii Play (Wii) - 240,000
- The Orange Box (Xbox 360) - 238,000
- Guitar Hero III (PS2) - 232,000
- FIFA Soccer 08 (PS2) - 130,000
- Brain Age 2 (DS) - 117,000