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Former Initity Ward Heads vs. Activision Court Date Announced
In what may be considered the gaming world’s biggest drama now has a court date of May 7, 2012.
Former Infinity Ward bosses (creators and developers for the Call of Duty franchise) Jason West and Vince Zampella are seeking $125 million in unpaid royalties from Modern Warfare 2, which were annulled after Activision fired the duo for breach of contract.
In rebuttal, Acitvision is seeking $400 million in damages from the pair and their new employer, Electronic Arts. They state West, Zampella and EA conspired against Activision and their publishing deal.
Whatever happens in this case will majorly affect at least one of the parties involved for sure. Stayed tuned in May for the court-drama to finally start.
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Gets Release Date
BOOM-SHAK-A-LAKA!!! What I consider the best basketball series ever will be seeing its latest edition hitting the Playstation Network October 4th and Xbox Live Arcade on the 5th.
What can you expect from the On-Fire Edition? According to EA we’ll be seeing more than 1,000 game play tweaks including a better online system, revamped AI, but probably the greatest tweak of all: the price which will be $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft points. Sold!
If you haven’t tried an NBA Jam game you owe yourself to at least try it out. For those of you who spent $50 on last-year’s version of the game: I’m truly sorry…
Infamous 2 DLC Details Released
A few weeks ago Sucker Punch announced the first downloadable content (not including user-generated content) for the Playstation 3 exclusive Infamous 2 titled, Festival of Blood. The episode will see protagonist Cole get bitten by Vampires and in order to save his humanity he must destroy their king before the night is done.
The episode has been given a release date of October 25th, just in time for Halloween. Sony also announced it will also support Playstation Move controllers, not that too many people really care but it’s a nice little addition. Anyone excited to play some more Infamous 2?
Legend of Zelda: Four Sword Adventure Getting Anniversary Edition
Nintendo announced an updated version of the Gameboy Advanced multiplayer game, Legend of Zelda: Four Sword Adventure (a mode which was included in A Link to the Past) will be coming to DSiWare as the “Anniversary Edition.”
The game was a four-player co-operative game, but will also include a new single player mode with only two-controllable Link characters. The Anniversary Edition will also include new areas titled “Hero’s Trial” and “Realm of Memories”, each containing three extra levels which will grant new skills upon completion.
How much will Four Sword Adventure cost you? Absolutely nothing! That’s right; Nintendo is offering the game as a free download on DSiWare! You can download the game on September 28th but be aware; Nintendo is saying it will only be available for free until February 2012. You have been warned!
Goldeneye: Reloaded Gets a Realease Date… And More!
The high-definition version of last year’s Wii title, Goldeneye, has been given the release date of November 1st. The enhanced port titled, Goldeneye: Reloaded will also see improved online multiplayer as well as new challenge modes.
PS3 owners will also be getting a special bundle titled the “Double O Edition.” It will include the Playstation Move controller, the navigation controller, the Playstation Eye camera and the Sharpshooter gun peripheral. Price for the bundle has yet to be announced but considering a similar package for Resistance 3 cost $150, it’s fair to guess the price should be the same.
While Goldeneye: Reloaded is definitely on my radar (mostly due to my love for the classic N64 title of the same name), I can’t see this game selling well due to it being crammed into an already insane fall release schedule.
Let’s review: The week before Battlefield 3 comes out, the day of Goldeneye gets release we get Uncharted 3 followed by Modern Warfare 3 the next week. Three of the year’s biggest games (two of them shooters) all released around the same time as Goldeneye: Reloaded… I just don’t see people running to stores to pick it up.