1UP: So Starcraft II got delayed. But check out all this and tell me it’s not a good idea that Blizzard’s leaving it in the oven ‘til it’s ready. (Seriously, single-player units that would break multiplayer? At least they’re aware of the crazy shit they’re designing.)
Gamasutra: Goofy patent alert! Sony recently filed a patent for some kind of “laugh detector,” which would “collect a user’s emotional output -- such as laughter, a smile, or a yawn…” Also, Sony’s patent artists should be a little more sensitive. Being penetrated by a wheel of shoes is no laughing matter.
GameSpot: Hold the phone. Sony filed a second crazy patent? This time for a “deformable device”? I presume they mean a stress-ball equivalent to the gloves in Minority Report.
GameDaily: In Project Natal news, a design director from Rare has hinted at the possibility of classic Rare IPs finding their way to Microsoft’s camera-toy.
1UP: In his QuakeCon keynote, John Carmack announced that a premium subscription option would be added to Quake Live. Apparently scattering fuzzy Dell ads throughout the levels wasn’t paying the bills.