Thursday, July 23, 2009

marginalia 7.23.09

seriously, you'd better hold it. Digitimes: Someone got a contract to develop a "new Xbox 360."  I wonder if by new they mean, "just like the old 360 but with a camera stapled to it."

LA Times: At Comic-Con, Ubisoft and Microsoft are rolling out short films based on the Assassin's Creed and Halo franchises.  What's so special about that?  They made them completely in-house, sans Hollywood movie-machine involvement.

AP: A service called Raptr (not a typo) is aiming to be a "Facebook for gamers."  I don't know if that's something I need, but...whatever floats your boat? (Ed: can’t we just use the Facebook everyone else uses?)

Joystiq: Someone sure likes The Sims 3! And by someone, I mean everyone.

Joystiq: Hold it! More Ace Attorney coming this way February 16th, in the form of a game starring Miles Edgeworth. Nice.

Gamasutra: Kongregate’s Jim Greer and Greg McClanahan (whose names make them sound like they should be hard-boiled cops this fall on NBC, by the way) elaborate on what you shouldn’t do when making a flash game.