Gut Reaction - We all know Steven Spielberg for his masterpieces in film, E.T. and Jurassic Park to name a few. His branching out to Saturday morning-style cartoons was also a success, and with an intriguing video game now under his belt it seems there is nothing he can't do. However, if his first game is any indication, I'm not sure if his work in the latter category will play out quite as momentously.
After Sony refused to pay the licensing fees requested by the Formula 1 car racing association, England-based Codemasters has stepped up and nabbed the former Sony-exclusive license. Codemasters has gained the global rights to the racing label, promising to bring Formula 1-branded games to consoles, PC, and handheld gaming platforms.
Despite Sony's PS3 console being outsold by the Xbox 360 by more than two to one in the US, it managed to grab a healthy amount of the Grand Theft Auto IV sales. GTA IV broke game records around the world when it came out a few weeks ago, selling 3.6 million copies in the first day and six million copies by the end of the week.
A pair of Harvard researchers say violent video
games don’t turn children into killers. According to a newly published
book, ‘Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video
Games and What Parents Can Do’, psychologists Lawrence Kutner and
Cheryl Olson dispel common myths about violent games. In their
two-year study, they found that there was no data to support any
causation between games and real-life violence.
With Grand Theft Auto 4 selling like hotcakes and making over $500
million in the first week, a Republican and Democrat have introduced a
bill that would make it a bit harder for teenagers to buy mature
games. Republican Representative Lee Terry from Nebraska and Democrat
Representative Jim Matheson from Utah introduced the Video Games
Ratings Enforcement Act which would require retailers to check IDs and
not selling ‘Mature’ or ‘Adults Only’-rated games to anyone under
There's a new Wii game that will allow users to step on a unique controller and complete fitness exercises. No, we're not talking about Wii Fit; that's yesterday's news. EA is the new story when it comes to Wii-powered fitness regimens. It is really a blatant copy of Nintendo's Wii Fit game, which comes out to the US next month. EA doesn't shy away from this fact, though.
TG Daily investigates - Amidst talk that the PC’s days as a major gaming platform could be
counted blockbuster titles such as Assassin’s Creed are welcome signs
that show just the opposite. Sadly, it is very likely that this game
will be remembered for a controversy that dances around a strange decision to remove support for DirectX 10.1 and handed
transferred an initial performance advantage for ATI’s Radeon cards over to Nvidia.
Did Nvidia have its hands in this one? We looked a bit closer to find
When and if Sony finally releases its online world "Home" for the Playstation 3, many gamers will likely still be resentful over the countless delays they have endured. The software has now been scheduled for the "end of the year," a slightly less optimistic outlook than the previously announced release window of autumn 2008.
Nintendo today released a firmware update for its Wii video game console, adding a new feature to the main menu that allows gamers to access game trailers and demos. After downloading the update, users can find the "Nintendo Channel" in the Wii Shop Channel, available as a free download.
Apparently a life of crime does pay off and in the
case of Take-Two Interactive’s Grand Theft Auto 4 video game, it’s paid
off big time. The company has announced that retail sales of the
ultra-violent Xbox360 and PlayStation 3 game have surpassed $500
million dollars in the first week.
When Rock Band was announced for the Playstation 2 and subsequently the Wii, one of the most obvious question was, "What about the additional downloadable tracks?" Because neither the PS2 or Wii has the infrastructure to allow publishers to release downloadable content, it was widely assumed that the song list for those versions would remain static.
Formula 1 isn’t exactly as popular as Nascar or Indy cars, but there is
no denying that it is the premier motorsport event around the globe and
it looks like Sony won’t be publishing any more Formula 1 game titles
for no: Apparently, the gap between what Sony is willing to pay for a
license and what Bernie Ecclestone’s company is demanding is too wide.
If you are a fan of the famous German sports car brand, or dream of
driving a "Porscha", this one may be for you. Endor is bringing a
Porsche 911 Turbo gaming steering wheel to the market.