Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Marginalia: 7.7.09

Maybe one of the new L4D zombies will be Zombie Cpt. America Joystiq: Bioware guys dream of a game world without combat - nothing but talking! Unfortunately, the point-and-click adventure game beat them to the punch by about two decades.

Kotaku: The PSP Go! has been announced, so that means it is time to start speculating about the next one. If you listen closely, you can hear the continuing sound of nobody in the world caring about the PSP.

Destructoid: Assassin's Creed 2 devs talk about their sequel to 2007's runny, jumpy, stone-cold-knife-a-bitch game.

Destructoid: Announcement!: Left 4 Dead 2 will have three, possibly four new zombies! Still missing: anything that distinguishes it from its predecessor in the slightest.

Gamasutra: Crytek man Cevat Yeril will deliver the keynote at GDC Europe. The topic? The future of graphics. Sneak peek: In the future, computers still can't run Crysis.

Gamasutra:  Christopher Nutt on how murder plays an integral yet emotionless role in contemporary game design.

1UP: They guy behind Gears of War says the upcoming title Borderlands is a sci-fi shooter with RPG elements and that “the future of shooters is RPGs.”  Way to catch up to rest of us, Mr. Bleszinski.  We’ve been playing BioShock and Fallout 3 for a while now.

The Escapist: Anthony Burch manages to articulate why I had such a good time messing around with Spelunky a few months ago.