285w ago - Filed under both the "frowny face" and "umm, duh?" news categories is confirmation from Ubisoft that there will be no Assassin's Creed sequel releasing in 2008.
Laurent Detoc, the uber rich president of Ubisoft North America, told Forbes that "there's no new 'Assassin's Creed' this year, despite its sales success," but that "when we bring it back, there will be more anticipation for it."
And even though you're semi-sad about the news, it isn't like you expected to be assassinating in 2008 anyway... right? Don't kid yourself kiddo.
287w ago - Anyone who has played the Nintendo 64, Gamecube or DS version of Nintendo's prized Animal Crossing series will know that they are some of, if not the, most addictive games you will ever play.
Wild world on the DS has gone on to sell eight million copies globally since launch and becomes one of the DS's best selling games. When Nintendo confirmed that a Wii version of the game was in the works the excitement started to build so we compiled a list of what we at pwnamon would like to see in the game... and why it will be Game of the year.
Wild world included a 4 online multiplayer mode. You could run around the town in free-roam and do whatever you wanted. It was great fun, and we at pwnamon hope that Nintendo build on this. Four players was fun, but if Nintendo cranked this up to eight, or even sixteen, players this could become the Wiis biggest game.
With parties, clan meetings, customisation of the house and characters, this could become the Wiis answer to home, and already with an eight million install base of Animal crossing players, this could quite easily outsell it.
In all the previous titles the towns have been quite roomy, but still quite small. If Nintendo are going to push for multiplayer, as we suggested, then a bigger town is a must....
289w ago - Voters in Oklahoma made history by electing a 19-year-old college kid as their mayor.
The AP reports that John Tyler Hammons, the University of Oklahoma freshman, trounced 70 year-old Hershel McBride to become the mayor of Muskogee, Oklahoma, making it the first city in the nation to be governed by a self-admitted gamer.
But while he could own any of his peers at Halo 3, the fresh-faced leader is turning his sights on cleaning up the town's politics by establishing an independent ethics commission and locking down campaign finance reporting.
"I'm sure the (city) council will work with me on these issues," he said. "I campaigned on this, and this is something I intend to push."
Tired of the same old political shenanigans, the townsfolk are backing their new man.
"He doesn't have the baggage. He doesn't owe anybody anything," said cafe owner Gary Armstrong. "It's sort of a fresh start for Muskogee."
Best known as the subject of country legend Merle Haggard's 1969 hit "Okie from Muskogee," the unassuming city of 38,000 is considered the archetype of virtuous, small town America, a "place where even squares can have a ball."
289w ago - Square Enix held a shareholders meeting two days ago which discussed the financial status of the company during fiscal year 2008.
Game Watch have posted an article that gives us more in-depth details on what was said:
- Wada says Dragon Quest IX is coming this fiscal year, but the game still doesn't have a release date. He also said the DS is a great choice for the game, and thinks it may sell up to 10 million copies.
- Wada says that due to 3 billion yen in losses, the company has cancelled a "revolutionary mobile development". The project is rumored to be Final Fantasy Agito XIII or Parasite Eve 3.
290w ago - In keeping with tradition of the United States' second most gambled-upon sporting event, horse racing's Triple Crown, it's time for gamers to put their money where their mouths are and predict their choice for Game of the Year 2008.
While we've already seen a wealth of great titles, gaming's biggest season has not yet even descended upon us; with it will come a flood of excellent titles ranging from RPG's including Fable 2 to FPS's like Resistance 2 and everything in-between. Here are the choices that have ReelGamers' engines revved for 2008.
Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii)
We all witnessed the power of the Nintendo brand when the bulk of its stars gather for one magnificent title. To this day, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, though not typically called a fighter by the hardcore masses, has outperformed every other brawler in terms of enjoyment.
Though formulaic in its approach, SSBB is packed with an astounding amount of Nintendo content. From its unsurpassed score to its collectable trophy & sticker system, shoutouts to 8-bit era classics, and unrivaled local multiplay, Super Smash Brothers Brawl is a serious contender for the year's best. Odds: 5:2
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, 360)
What more can be said about Rockstar's first effort of the "new-gen"...