Hard News 07/23/12
Today on Hard News, the Silent Hill dev might be closing, EA Sports loses at Monopoly, and Assassin's Creed 3 DLC.
Vatra Games shut down? - http://www.screwattack.com/news/silent-hill-downpour-developer-might-not-make-it-out-alive
EA Sports loses lawsuit - http://www.screwattack.com/news/ea-gives-madden-ghost-sets-aside-27-million-settlement
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So Konami is putting the studio that released Downpour under review? I think they have the wrong idea. The studio they should be looking at is Hijinx. They managed to screw up the Silent Hill HD collection so bad that they've had to patch it twice and even then it's still not what it could be. In that case though Konami wasn't much help for giving them beta source code and actually thinking the initial version was okay to ship.
NO PEN THROW!!!
While the whole "Worst Company in America" was tongue in cheek, there is a reason EA was voted the worst. I'm not surprised they lost their lawsuit, but sadly most of the money awarded will go to the ambulance chasing, frivolous filing lawyers. And us gamers get a mere pittance. Sigh. I suppose what all that corporate speak means is that Konami is seriously considering shuttering down Vatra. And after merely playing the demo for Rush 'n Attack, I was seriously underwhelmed for sure. Much as I don't want it to be true, I'm sure Ubisoft will leave out some key sequences for AC 3 that will be DLC only. Curse you and your season pass! But what the hell am I complaining for? I'm still going to pick up the game day one and will hoard all the DLC.
BOARD GAMES FTW!
I want to like ubisoft but then they go and do things like this and comend gamestop on helping them and I'm like god that was dickish. But I'm a f****** hypocrite and will buy the game anyway.
Sigh, and I was looking forward to the chance of playing a good football game again
hahahaha... Monopoly jokes are kewl! XD
So instead of being completely ripped off, buys of Madden for the past 7 years are being mostly ripped off. That should help them. Right?
which is EXACTLY why antitrust laws were created to prevent.
Hahaha, great Monopoly analogy, Jared!
Sorry, this was the wrong comment area. Mine below was intended.
My God all of the blog posts featured on Hard News was made by Sean...I would make a numerous joke about it but I've got nothing..kudos to you Sean.
The only way to not spend it all in one place is to run through different stores buying little packs of candy, individual pencils, or packs of sticky notes.
Blame the NFL who unlike other sports decided years ago for some dumb reason to only allow just 1 company to make their games which benefited EA the most since Sega couldn't outbid them in a bidding war (2K was owned by Sega at the time).
Uh, no pen throw? OH SHI- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlTZyHV0kAY&feature=player_detailpage
The same reason that record companies are allowed to keep their oligopoly: lots and lots of money.
Sigh...do people have to point that out every time he doesn't throw it? >_<
I wouldn't be surprised if four were missing, Jared.
no pen throw :(