Wednesday, August 02, 2006

August 2nd, 2006: EA supporting Wii, Rockstar's Bully Out by Christmas, Spore coming to consoles

  • EA had some announcements in a confrence call with EA, several roumers were confirmed. Nintendo first party titles will be no more than $49.99. 4 or 5 EA titles will be avaliable for the PS3 launch, including Madden, Need for Speed, and Tiger Woods. The Xbox 360 and the PS3 are similar graphically, but the PS3 has alot of power under the hood that will be able to be unlocked as time goes on. Via(kotaku > gamasutra)
  • Rockstar UK has confirmed that it's contriverseral school-yard beat-em-up will be out in time for Christmas. Via(spong)
  • GameRankins, the Wikipedia of websites, is a place where anyone can come and vote on what games they think are good. This is where games rate right now.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64, Nintendo, 97.8 avg. review)
    • Soul Calibur (DC, Namco, 96.4 avg. review)
    • Metroid Prime (GC, Nintendo, 96.3 avg. review)
    • Tekken 3 (PSX, Namco, 96.3 avg. review)
    • GoldenEye 007 (N64, Nintendo, 96.0 avg. review)
    • Resident Evil 4 (GC, Capcom, 95.9 avg. review)
    • Super Mario 64 (N64, Nintendo, 95.8 avg. review)
    • Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox, Microsoft Game Studios, 95.7 avg. review)
    • Resident Evil 4 (PS2, Capcom, 95.7 avg. review)
    • Half-Life 2 (PC, VU Games, 95.6 avg. review)
      Via(joystiq > gamerankings)
  • Ubisoft North American President Laurent Detoc confirmed that Ubisoft will have much support for the Nintendo Wii. He praised the Wii several times during his panel discussion at Ziff Davis Electronic Games Summit, saying, "The first time I picked up that sucker I couldn't stop playing it." In the same panel, Midway also confirmed 6 titles in development for Nintendo's Wii. Via(1up)
  • In an interview with Will Wright, Spong is reporting that Spore will be heading to consoles. It won't be the same as the PC game however, said Will, "It will probably take very different forms depending on the platforms.We might even pull out parts of the game – so you might be playing partof the game on a handheld platform, you might be playing the entiregame but maybe more avatar-based on a console. The consoles are gettingkind of different now – I think there’s a really interestingdistinction between the Wii and the Xbox 360 and PS3. Something likethe Wii offers a lot of interesting creative opportunities for theeditors, with the controller." Via (spong)
  • Japanese newspaper, Kyoto Simbun, says that sales of the Nintendo DS have toped 10 Million in japan since December 2004. This makes the DS the fastest selling game machine ever on the japanese market. Via(Joystiq)

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