Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Marginizzles 6.24.09

: The president of Gearbox studios is calling out Bungie and Infinity Ward for not exploring new IPs. That's a little bit of the pot calling the kettle black, don't you think, Mr. My-Studio-Released-Six-Brothers-in-Arms-games?

GameDaily: Best Buy's hopping with gleeful abandon onto the used game bandwagon.

Slashdot: Specific details on how Valve plans to support L4D in the coming months. It remains to be seen if any of this community map-making will make it to the Xbox, though.

Game Politics: The Entertainment Merchant's Association wants you to have to activate games and movies at the counter before taking them out of a store. I didn't even know people stole games and movies from stores anymore. Read this interview with Killer 7 dev Suda 51, who thinks he knows how to get Japanese people buying games again.

Eurogamer: Now read this interview with Take-Two's Ben Feder. LOL @ Eurogamer's attempt to frame E3 as a competition. "Well, everyone else is doing it..."

USA Today: id got bought. What.

Kotaku: And EA just mashed Bioware and Mythic together. WHAT.

Destructoid: Matisse meets Fallout 3 meets vomit.