Starcraft for Wii U ‘might’ work – Blizzard

By: Eddie Makuch Starcraft II lead designer says Wii U’s GamePad touch screen provides opportunity to bring RTS to consoles, but admits interface not there yet. Real-time strategy games like Starcraft require players to manage multiple units simultaneously, and for this reason, among others, the genre has remained mostly tied to PCs, which offer keyboard and mouse controls. But could Blizzard’s RTS find a home … Continue reading Starcraft for Wii U ‘might’ work – Blizzard

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Okami HD announced for PS3

By: Jonathan Toyad Re-release of classic PS2 adventure title to have remastered graphics, 1080p feature, and Move support. Gamers clamouring for a re-release of Studio Clover’s critically-acclaimed adventure title Okami will be pleased to know that Capcom will be releasing a HD version of the game by the end of this year in Japan. According to an advanced copy of Famitsu (viaSinobu and Tales Source), … Continue reading Okami HD announced for PS3

Microsoft rejects Motorola settlement offer in Xbox sui

By: Eddie Makuch Seattle technology giant dismisses offer to pay royalty fee of 2.25 percent on every Xbox 360 sold. The next chapter in the ongoing patent tussle between Microsoft and Google-owned Motorola Mobility has come to light. Reuters reports today that Microsoft has rejected a settlement offer from Motorola Mobility that would have the Seattle tech giant pay a royalty fee of 2.25 percent … Continue reading Microsoft rejects Motorola settlement offer in Xbox sui

Diablo III downloads restrict features, cap levels temporarily

By: Connor Sheridan Blizzard’s 1.03 patch limits digital purchasers to Starter Edition until payment is verified. Gamers who pay to download Diablo III won’t have full access to the game for up to three days, thanks to tweaks made in the game’s latest patch. According to a post on Blizzard’s forums, Diablo III downloaders will only be able to play the Starter Edition of the … Continue reading Diablo III downloads restrict features, cap levels temporarily

Metal Gear Solid 5 confirmed – Report

By: Jonathan Toyad Hideo Kojima has reportedly announced that the fifth entry in the series will use in-house Fox Engine and conversation trees; date and platforms remain unspecified. Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has reportedly confirmed that there will be a fifth entry in the main franchise. According to an interview conducted with IG Magazine (via Gamekyo.com and The Escapist), Metal Gear Solid 5 … Continue reading Metal Gear Solid 5 confirmed – Report

Willem Dafoe to co-star in Beyond: Two Souls – Report

By: Eddie Makuch Quantic Dream’s upcoming narrative-focused PlayStation 3 game Beyond: Two Souls has tapped another Hollywood actor, according to a new report.  BroGamer (via Games Industry International) cites a source saying the previously confirmed Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) will be joined by Spider-Man and The Boondock Saints actor Willem Dafoe. His role in the game is not known. Page provides the voice and likeness … Continue reading Willem Dafoe to co-star in Beyond: Two Souls – Report

Lingerie Football League game in works

By: Connor Sheridan WWE 13 developer Yuke’s hopes to capitalize on “gaming world’s target market” with sports license. The Lingerie Football League is getting a video game, and Yuke’s, the developer of scantily clad wrestling game Rumble Roses, is making it. The Japanese company announced last week that it acquired the rights to the league, which itself premiered in 2009. The LFL uses American football … Continue reading Lingerie Football League game in works

Xbox 720 due spring 2014 – Analyst

By: Eddie Makuch Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter believes later launch “makes more sense” than 2013 debut, says console will function as cable TV box. The next Xbox will be on store shelves during spring 2014, according to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. Speaking to UK magazine Xbox 360, Pachter said he does not believe the latest round of speculation, which puts the Xbox 360 successor … Continue reading Xbox 720 due spring 2014 – Analyst

Edward James Olmos In Talks To Play A Villain In Two Guns

By: Kelly West Prior to the seventh season of Dexter, I’m not sure that I could have picture Edward James Olmos in a villainous context. Between numerous notable film appearances, including a starring role in Stand and Deliver, and of course, his fantastic performance as Admiral William Adam on Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica reboot, it was too easy to picture him as the reliable, responsible, dependable … Continue reading Edward James Olmos In Talks To Play A Villain In Two Guns

Michael Ian Black And Cobie Smulders Join David Wain’s They Came Together

By: Kristy Puchko Paul Rudd and writer-director David Wain can’t seem to get enough of each other. Mere months after their latest collaboration Wanderlust hit theaters, the pair have swung into casting for their next team-up They Came Together, which Wain calls “a spoof/homage/deconstruction/love letter to Romantic Comedies.” This will mark the eighth feature the duo has worked together on, and buzz is already building … Continue reading Michael Ian Black And Cobie Smulders Join David Wain’s They Came Together