Posts Tagged ‘rockstar’

Release Dates Aplenty

September 19, 2008

This past week, due to school, I was unable to frequently post, causing me to miss out on some big release date announcements. While I have been shifting from class to class, most people have been finding out when SackBoy will be running, jumping, and sacking into our hearts. The complete mini-rundown is below.

Mirror’s Edge: EA’s parkour-esque, free-running spectacular will be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 11th. It is rumored that the PC release date has been delayed, considering that it was conveniently left out. A demo for the game will be out before launch, and PS3 owners can expect exclusive DLC, which is a relief compared to the next announcement.

Grand Theft Auto IV (360 DLC): Microsoft confirmed that the “exclusive episodes for Grand Theft Auto IV will be available on Xbox 360 starting fall 2008.” Fall has already started, so we might be continuing Niko Bellic’s epic adventure soon.

LittleBigPlanet: Anxious gamers will finally be able to make their own SackBoys and levels on October 21st. The game that might convince me to buy a PS3 is out in almost a month; I better start scraping some cash together.

Prince of Persia: On December 2nd, the cel-shaded, AI-redefining chapter in the Prince of Persia series will be in stores. The game will be out on 360, PS3, and PC, alongside a DS counterpart, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King.

Wii Music: The game that brought us all ear aches at E3 2008 will be flying onto shelves and into the homes of North American five-year-olds, on October 20th. If you want your games to be more like toys, Wii Music might be for you!


Take Two Stock Falls After EA’s Withdrawal

September 16, 2008

Electronic Arts dropped their $2 billion bid for Take Two yesterday, causing the company’s stock to plummet abour $5 per share. Ubisoft is said to be a “possible buyer,” but it is unlikely that they would surpass, or even match, EA’s bid. Take Two can manage itself for now, considering that they “[have] one of the most successful proprietary game franchises in the industry, [are] profitable, [and have] no debt.”

In February 2009, Take Two’s three-year contract with Rockstar’s Sam and Dan Houser expires. If Rockstar goes independent, which they surely could, Take Two would lose an ace in the hole. Analyst Michael Pachter questions “whether Take-Two can retain [Rockstar], and if so, at what cost.” Seven months ago, gamers everywhere were scared that Grand Theft Auto would be under Electronic Art’s control, but now the wheels seem to be turning in the opposite direction.

Via Huron Daily Tribune

Grand Theft Portable

July 15, 2008

The Grand Theft Auto series is going portable again, but not on the PSP. The Nintendo DS will be receiving Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars this Winter. Set in a modern day Liberty City, this game will featue new characters and a new engine. It’s also supposed to be the “same free roaming GTA” experience. Hopefully, this will be GTA in all its ‘M’ rated glory. See you in Chinatown.

photo via IGN

GTA IV DLC Might Take a While

June 30, 2008

I have some potentially bad news for all GTA IV owners who are anticipating the quick release of DLC. There could be quite a delay before it actually comes out. Michael Hollick, voice and motion capture actor of Niko Bellic, was featured on ign’s weekly podcast, GameScoop. Daemon Hatfield from the IGN Nintendo team asked “So, there’s episodic content coming for GTA IV; have you already recorded those parts, or do you have to go back and hit those?” Hollick replied “I have not. Yeah, I have not. I’m not sure exactly, you know, what is involved or if Niko’s involved or anything like that.”

This doesn’t mean that DLC won’t be out soon, because no one, except for Rockstar, knows what content is going to be released. If Niko isn’t involved in the DLC then this would all be disregarded. Perhaps a new weapons or vehicle pack will be released. I think we can all rest assured that Rockstar will deliver with what’s to come.