Thursday, July 30, 2009

Marginalia: 7.30.09 – People Are Busy Edition

chucke-cheese GamasutraLooks like Activision might lose their Brutal Legend suit.  Sometimes being one of the biggest companies out there just isn’t enough.

Destructoid: Valve speaks out against recent allegations that Left 4 Dead 2’s New Orleans setting might be insensitive or racist.

Joystiq: Capcom delays some game called The Rocketeer Dark Void so as not to compete with Halo 3: ODST and other AAA sequels.  Am I surprised?  No.  Do I care?  Guess.

GameSpot: Nintendo’s financial numbers be slackin’.

GameSpot: Atari founder Nolan Bushnell divulges some details about his upcoming MMOFPS/RTS/ABC123 Battleswarm.  Can we just take a moment to recognize that this man brought us Chuck E. Cheese?

Destructoid: Valve’s Chet Faliszek flat out called games with “moral choices” impossible.  Pretty ballsy considering it’s quickly becoming an industry cliché after the success of BioShock, inFAMOUS, and pretty much every BioWare game ever.

VG247: THQ believes they could’ve done a better job marketing Red Faction: Guerrilla.  I mean, it made it into the top ten sales in June, so they must have done something right.  (You should definitely click this link just for typo: “Red Action Gorilla.”)