121w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared a video today from Gamescom featuring an interview with Dylan Jobe speaking on Starhawk PS3 space combat and jetpacks!
To quote: Moments after we wrapped up our PlayStation Gamescom press event, Dylan Jobe and I jumped in front of the camera, and he did what he does best-talk Starhawk.
Lightbox Interactive and Santa Monica studios finally revealed the much-anticipated outer space combat settings, as well as a fan favorite from Warhawk - the jetpack (with some new bells and whistles.)
Make sure to watch all three minutes of our interview for the quick skinny for the latest on Starhawk at gamescom. For a more in-depth look, keep an eye out for Jeff's feature from his behind close door session with Dylan Jobe coming up later this week.
183w ago - Today the iPhone 4 has officially been unveiled by Steve Jobs at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, California.
Details are still coming in, but below are some highlights for the 4th generation iPhone thus far, to quote:
• It's real: the iPhone 4 (the official name) is as expected, with a new case design.
• The new phone has the thinner, squared-off design we've seen in the leaked photos of the device, redesigned buttons, a front-facing camera, a flash on the rear camera, a secondary microphone for noise cancellation, and improved antennas integrated right into the design. 26% thinner than the iPhone 3GS: The thinnest smartphone ever, according to Jobs.
• As rumored, 960 x 640 pixels of resolution on the 3.5-inch display. That's unheard of on a cell phone and actually approaches what most smaller laptops have. 78% of the pixels that the iPad has.
• iPhone is now powered by Apple's A4 chip. Battery is bigger, and Jobs promises 40% more talk time than before (great news). 32GB of storage standard (no upgrade vs. the 3GS). And support for 7.2Mbps networks... once AT&T supports it.
• Internal accelerometer features are also upgraded to add a gyroscope to the mix. It's a little wonky, but now the phone will...
213w ago - Microsoft's internal Halo studio, 343 Industries, is working a new Halo game.
And not just another Halo game, a Halo game for the "next generation Xbox platform" – hopefully Microsoft doesn't consider a Natal-enabled Xbox 360 to be a next-gen platform.
To quote: A job listing on Gamasutra.com reveals that a level designer with at least one AAA game under their belt and a great amount of Halo knowledge can find a new home in the company's Redmond WA facilities where they can design and build levels for this "next big project."
"Work with our top first-party development partners to help ship a great first-party line up for next generation Xbox platform," the job ad reads. No information about the actual game is given.
213w ago - Today CEO John Riccitiello of Electronic Arts announced that it is set to cut 1500 jobs, and in addition to that they will be cutting back on new IP by 50 per cent through the next fiscal year.
According to MCVUK.com, this is part of their effort to reduce market risks during a tough economic period.
To quote: The result has been a string of new franchises such as Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Spore, Zubo, Brutal Legend and Henry Hatsworth. The critical and commercial success of these new ventures has been mixed to say the least, though there have been notable successes.
However, question marks now hang over every non-established EA series.
"Electronic Arts has a core slate of games label and sports franchises that we will iterate on a either annual or bi-annual basis," Riccitiello stated.
"And I think you know what those major titles are - all of them are selling or have sold in their most recent edition 2m units or more."
"After that, we've got The Sims and Hasbro, and frankly anything that doesn't measure up to looking like it can pencil out to be in very high profit contributor and high unit seller got cut from our title slate from this point going forward."
226w ago - Today GamesRaid (linked above) has uncovered a recent job posting for Sony Cambridge that seeks an Adobe Flash Animator.
Although the listing states simply 'an unannounced PS3 title' speculation has led to one series the studio is well known for, namely MediEvil 3 for PlayStation 3.
Perhaps they need the employee for an official Web site for this currently unannounced title? Time will tell...
To quote: A recent job listing for Sony Cambridge reveals how the studio requires an Adobe Flash Animator to 'apply [their] skills on an unannounced PS3 title'. Applicants are required 'to have top Flash design and Flash animation skills' for the contract job.
SCE Cambridge are currently working on LBP PSP as well as future revisions of Play TV, and now it seems they may also be working on a new PS3 title.