Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Marginalia 7.8.9

: Sony to Activision: Shut uuuup.

Joystiq: The Japanese game market is shrinking so fast, you'd think it had been submerged in cold water.

Joystiq: Of the three million people who played Dead Space, only about half of those bought it new. Cue grumbling from publishers about the unfairness of it all.

Destructoid: EVE Online in-game banking exec absconds with space money, spurs space-panic and run on space-bank; government bailout imminent.

Destructoid: Alan Wake dev: PC-shmeesee.

Gamasutra: The Independent Games Festival is now accepting submissions. You've only got a few months to make the next Audiosurf or Dyson.

CVG: Uncanny Valley be damned; BioWare thinks there's nothing wrong with sex scenes in mature, sophisticated videogames. Call me when the money shot isn't suffering framerate issues.

MTV: Boivin, get ready. There's a new Mortal Kombat movie on the way? And Chris Cassamasa's going to be Scorpion again? Does anybody else remember that martial arts show WMAC Masters?