Monthly Archives: May 2013 - Page 2

GS News – Multiple Protagonists are the Future, Says GTA Pub.

Take-Two says going forward, games must deliver innovation to succeed; “It’s going to be very, very difficult for our competitors to do this.”

 

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GS News – Multiple Protagonists are the Future, Says GTA Pub.” was posted by Andy Bauman on Thu, 30 May 2013 15:36:07 -0700

GS News – Mirrors Edge 2 Spotted on EA Website

A listing for Mirrors Edge 2 has briefly appeared on the help section of EA’s website.

 

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Borderlands 2 and the Healing Power of Nerd Stuff

Anthony Burch and Paul Hellquist talk about crafting the humor and the seriousness of Borderlands 2’s final campaign add-on.

     

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Borderlands 2 and the Healing Power of Nerd Stuff” was posted by Carolyn Petit on Thu, 30 May 2013 13:34:07 -0700

Castle of Illusion – Behind the Scenes Trailer

Check out the behind the scenes trailer for Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Hear from the original creators of the iconic 1990 SEGA Genesis version as well as from the developers of the new version of the game.

 

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Castle of Illusion – Behind the Scenes Trailer” was posted by Gajan Kulasingham on Thu, 30 May 2013 12:31:10 -0700

Future games must have multiple protagonists, says GTA parent publisher

[UPDATE] Take-Two says going forward, games must deliver innovation to succeed; “It’s going to be very, very difficult for our competitors to do this.”

 

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Take-Two Interactive representative reached out to GameSpot to clarify Zelnick’s comments. The company said the spirit of Zelnick’s talk was that future games must deliver innovation to suceed in the market and that his example of Grand Theft Auto V using multiple protagonists was an example of this.

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Take-Two Interactive has such high hopes for Grand Theft Auto V‘s three playable protagonists setup, that the company believes it will be an industry standard going forward.


“We think Grand Theft Auto V is going to redefine what an open-world game is and will be. We also think that you’re going to have to have multiple protagonists in video games going forward,” CEO Strauss Zelnick said today during the Cowen Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference in New York. “And we actually know how to do it because we’re the first ones to do it. It’s going to be very, very difficult for our competitors to do this. And they’re going to have to do it in our opinion.”

Zelnick said he believes being able to switch between characters with the press of a button in GTAV will allow for story to be told in an unprecedented way.

“This is going to be the first video game where you can shift seamlessly among three protagonists and if you think about it, one of the complicated factors in a video game has been the first person has to play all the emotional roles in the story; the good guy, the bad guy, the victim, the policeman, the cop, the hero,” Zelnick said. “And, for the first time, you’re going to be able to have three protagonists and that will actually drive the story forward.”

Zelnick also used his platform to talk up the Grand Theft Auto franchise overall. He reiterated that the series has shipped 125 million units life-to-date and said the franchise is arguably one of the most important in all of worldwide entertainment.

“Our most important franchise remains Grand Theft Auto. We’re proud of that; we’re not trying to get away from that; we’re trying to add to it, not diversify away from it,” Zelnick said. “It’s certainly the most important brand for Take-Two. It’s arguably the most important brand in the industry. And one can even argue, and I’m certainly one to do that, that it’s among the most important entertainment brands across any type of entertainment worldwide.”

He also discussed consumer buying behavior, saying B-level games cannot succeed in today’s market.

“What we do think is you’ve got to give consumers what they want; and what they care about is only the very highest quality intellectual property,” Zelnick said. “A B-product simply isn’t going to sell. And even an A-product has to be highly competitive to sell.”

This sentiment matches up with that of Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat, who said last month that there is “no room for B-games.”

GTAV launches September 17 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Future games must have multiple protagonists, says GTA parent publisher” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Thu, 30 May 2013 12:25:51 -0700

EA killing Online Passes for existing games

Publisher confirms it is retroactively eliminating online passes for all EA titles beginning with EA Sports games.

 

In response to consumer feedback, Electronic Arts has announced it is doing away with its controversial Online Pass scheme altogether. Previously, the company said only that future titles would not include Online Passes. Now, the move will be applied retroactively, beginning with EA Sports titles.


“As we discontinue Online Pass for our new EA titles, we are also in the process of eliminating it from all our existing EA titles as well,” EA corporate communications representative John Reseburg told Game Informer. “We heard the feedback from players and decided to do away with Online Pass altogether.”

“Players will see it first with some EA Sports titles, where a prompt to enter an Online Pass code will no longer appear in-game; with other titles we are simply making Online Passes available free of charge online,” he continued. “These are rolling updates that are taking effect over the next several weeks. We hope players continue to enjoy our games and online services for a long time to come.”

Online Passes have often been viewed as ways for developers and publishers to offset the financial shortfall of not seeing revenue when games are traded in and resold through retailers.

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EA killing Online Passes for existing games” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Thu, 30 May 2013 11:59:04 -0700

GRID 2 – Launch Trailer

Check out the launch trailer for GRID 2.

 

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GRID 2 – Launch Trailer” was posted by Gajan Kulasingham on Thu, 30 May 2013 11:51:32 -0700

Rain Screens

9 new shots posted.

     

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Rain Story Trailer – Two Silhouettes

Check out the Two Silhouettes Story trailer to see how the paths of the invisible boy and girl will eventually collide.

 

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Rain Story Trailer – Two Silhouettes” was posted by Gajan Kulasingham on Thu, 30 May 2013 10:54:59 -0700

Payday 2 – Gameplay Trailer

Check out this gameplay trailer to see how much fun it is to rob banks with friends.

 

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Payday 2 – Gameplay Trailer” was posted by Gajan Kulasingham on Thu, 30 May 2013 10:38:43 -0700