It’s hard for me to believe that video game sales took a turn toward the negative in 2009. The industry appeared to be recession proof. And with so many popular titles – from the Rock Band series to the Lego franchise – invading homes on multiple platforms, you would think the industry was healthy. True, it’s hardly on life-support. But gaming companies are entering 2010 looking for a shot in the arm (and a boost in the pocketbook) as the recession wears on.
Activision Publishing took home several top honors at Spike TV’s annual “Video Game Awards 2009” show, held over the weekend at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
Apple Corps, MTV Games and Harmonix will make The Beatles’ 1965 album Rubber Soul available for purchase and playable as downloadable content in The Beatles: Rock Band music store beginning tomorrow, Dec. 15.
Disney Interactive Studio’s upcoming racing game “Split/Second,” due May 2010, sounds like it combines the best of “Death Race,” “The Fast and the Furious” and Roland Emmerich’s “2012” into one flashy, fun, four-wheeled adventure. Continue reading ‘Can it outrun a building?’
Remember what I said about “barely scratching the surface” for the “Assassin’s Creed” sequel? I wasn’t kidding.
Our esteemed editor-in-chief, Michelle, rolled out this (brilliant) idea when she tackled “Modern Warfare 2” a few weeks back — a gut reaction to a brand new game that’s based on several hours of game play yet doesn’t require the reviewer to complete the entire game before filing a review.
Tired of your roommate/family member/resident couch potato hogging your “DJ Hero” turntable? Then it’s time to grab a second spin instrument for a little head-to-head competition.
To coincide with Hollywood’s planned “Prince of Persia” blockbuster starring Jake Gyllenhaal and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Ubisoft announced that the “Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands” video game is in development and is scheduled to be released May 2010 for consoles and handhelds.
If you build it, they will come. Well, Ubisoft built an astounding open-world sequel in “Assassin’s Creed II,” and plenty of people lined up to check it out.
The DJ Hero set list is expanding again with the addition of three new downloadable tracks.
This is a timely release. Just as we’re getting ready to belly up to the Thanksgiving table, Ubisoft releases a game that will help us burn all of our holiday calories.