The LucasArts Official Website
that Secret Weapons Over Normandy, the flying action game follow-up to their
classic Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, is gold. The game is complete for the
PC, Xbox, and the PS2, and is scheduled to land in stores on November 18.
Wars Galaxies Jedi Q&A on IGN chats with producer Haden Blackman on
the imminent appearance of players who have earned the status of Jedi Knight
in the Star Wars MMORPG, while on a related note, the
Star Wars Galaxies Website (thanks Ash) has the news that the first Jedi
has indeed shown up, paving the way for more to follow.
- TRIBES Vengeance
TRIBES Vengeance Q&A on Gamers Pulse talks with producer Ed Orman
and lead designer Tony Oakden of Irrational Games about TRIBES Vengeance,
the upcoming installment in the multiplayer shooter series. They discuss the
game's setting as a prequel, and what's being done to keep existing TRIBES
fans happy while simultaneously broadening the game's appeal.
- Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Q&A offers a postmortem on the new
PoP game by catching up with Ubi Soft Montreal creative director Patrice Désilets,
to ask some candid questions about what went right and wrong on the project.
Realms' Matt Wilson Q&A Part 3 concludes their conversation with the
group manager for the Mythic team, discussing plans for the upcoming MMORPG,
focusing on things like the dev team's favorite games, character classes,
non-combat activities, and more.
- EverQuest II
Vault's Ask SOE #7 is online: "Our EverQuest II Q&A returns
with three more questions and answers from Moorgard."
- Pirates of the Burning Sea
News Network's Pirates of the Burning Sea Q&A asks more burning
questions of Taylor Daynes, 80s pop diva and lead designer for Flying Lab
Software, about their upcoming pirate-themed MMORPG.
Q&A #3 on Warcry News Network talks with several female MMOG
developers about how sexual harassment is handled in online games.
- RalliSport Challenge 2
The RalliSport Challenge 2 Q&A on Xbox
Gamers chats with Karl Magnus Troedsson of Digital Illusions about their
upcoming rally racing sequel.
There's a Call of Duty
IRC log on Gamehelper
recapping yesterday's first chat session with the
folks at Infinity Ward to discuss their recently released World War II shooter.
That log concludes with a link to the day's later chat log
Both logs are in a pretty raw unedited form.
- Armed and Dangerous on GameSpot.
Based on the Xbox version.
- X²: The Threat on GameShark.
The Galactic Civilizations Website
update on plans for the next patch for Stardock's space strategy game (thanks
). Barring unexpected problems the patch is planned for next week, and it
will include beefed-up enemy AI, a new mods directory, and some bug fixes.
There's also indications about what will be in the patch that follows, including
"logistics, a new ship, and optimized performance memory use."
Sony Spread The PlayStation Love
dramatic of all, in September, PS2 and Gamecube saw software sales increase 4%
from the year-earlier month, while Xbox saw a 69% increase, which Microsoft
attributes mainly to sales of its online-enabled titles. With the next hardware
cycle at least two years away, it's more important than ever for Sony to
continue to wring profit from the company's largest cash cow, and online seems
to be the key." Thanks Mike Martinez.
The Skylab Entertainment Website
word of some job openings at the Austin, TX-based developer. Word is they are:
"looking for the best and brightest artists
Yesterday I was called upon for one of a pet owners' favorite chores, as I had
to pick up after Hudson the wonder dog during a walk (thankfully, she usually
goes in the yard). As we were walking home I noticed the baggie with her prize
seemed unusually light. Turns out this peculiar pooch poop pouch was defective,
and was actually bottomless, so I had simply redeposited her deposit somewhere
along our route. This could have been a lot uglier on my end, as at least I
didn't end up wearing any of it, but I'm still a bit ticked... these are
purpose-built doggie-doo bags so you'd think they'd be a bit more careful
designing them. I've never had a sandwich bag fail on me like this, and getting
peanut butter on you is far less unpleasant (for most of us at least) than poop.
And yes, good neighbors that we are, we backtracked to try and find the wayward
dung, but to no avail.