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Jaffe And Sony Named in Suit Over Alleged God of War Plagiarism

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311w ago - It seems God of War may have looked to more than just Greek Mythology for inspiration. Sony and game designer David Jaffe have been sued for copyright infringement.

The suit claims that story elements of God of War were stolen from a pre-existing works of fiction submitted to Sony in 2002. Now here's how it goes:

* The works of fiction were submitted to Sony in 2002
* The first game was released in 2005
* Jaffe once said that the game took three years to develop

Coinkidink? Well, the plaintiffs don't seem to think so. The plaintiffs, Jonathan Bissoon-Dath and Jennifer Barrette-Herzog, cited several examples to how the game stole from their work. Examples of these are:

* Plaintiff's works tell the original story of how a champion saves Athens from destruction by the invading Spartan army that has been sent by Ares... [GoW]... is the story of how a champion chosen by Zeus and Athens saves Athen from destruction by an invading army sent by Ares...

* In plaintiff's original work and God of War, the Champion's family is hacked to death in a one-room building in a small peaceful village. In both stories the Champion feels partially responsible even though he is not really to blame...
 

Blu-ray Writable Media becoming Semi-Affordable Finally

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311w ago - This is a dramatic change in my opinion. For almost 1/8 of the cost of the games we purchase we can make a backup copy just in case little cousin Debbie finds out it's really cool to microwave MGS4.

RiDATA 25GB 2X BD-R Inkjet Printable 25 Packs Disc - $179.99 (That's $7.20 a disc, and they are printable :O!)

Combo Deal (Model GGW-H20LK - OEM): LG Black 6X BD Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive SATA & RiDATA 25GB 2X BD-R Inkjet Printable 25 Packs Disc - $379.98

Of course to whom this backup is useful to... it can't be said as of yet, but never the less with dropping prices, I see a bright future.

The second listing is for those without a BD-R drive yet. $200 and it is almost future proof with 6x write compatibility versus the 2x available. AND it reads HD DVD's :O!!!
 

Confirmed: Infinity Ward Developing Call of Duty 6 for 2009!

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311w ago - Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith today confirmed that Call of Duty creator Infinity Ward, which most recently handled Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, will return to the franchise next year with Call of Duty 6.

"In 2009, we expect Infinity Ward to deliver another [entry of] ground-breaking quality, Call of Duty 6," Griffith stated at today's Activision Blizzard Analyst Day. Earlier this year, the CEO revealed that a new Call of Duty game would arrive in 2009, but did not offer any other details at the time.

Confusingly, Griffith's presentation today seemed to date CoD 6 for 2010 as well. After discussing Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War, which he referred to as Call of Duty 5, the CEO said that "for calendar year 2010, Infinity Ward is already at work on the next installment in the franchise."

Following publisher Activision's "leapfrog strategy" of alternating developers, Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 6 will follow up Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War, which launches on November 5 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS2, and Wii. Treyarch had also developed Call of Duty 3 as a part of that strategy.
 

WipEout HD Officially Priced, Dated - Hits PSN September 25

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311w ago - Per Daimion Pinnock (Producer, SCEA) today via PS Blog:

By now you've probably come across some great previews for wipEout HD, the upcoming anti-gravity racing title on PSN. Between the 1080p racing at 60 frames per second, the awesome trophy support, motion steering via SIXAXIS, online racing and A LOT more, the excitement level is understandably high. Well, we have some more wipEout HD goodness to share today in the form of an OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE.

Drumroll, please!

Your wipEout HD thirst will be quenched on September 25. Yes, that's right, just 10 days from today. For just $19.99, wipEout HD will be available for download only and includes the following awesomeness:

• Full HD Visuals
• 5 Game Modes - Single Race, Tournament, Time Trial, Speed Lap and Zone Mode
• Online play that supports up to 8 racers competing on a track at a time
• 2-player split screen (horizontally and vertically) offline
• 8 reversible tracks and 12 teams
• Optional use of SIXAXIS motion controls to steer your ship
• A great soundtrack remixed in Dolby 5.1 AND the option for custom playlists that allow you to race to whatever playlists you have on your HDD
• And more, including Trophy support, which we'll outline for you in...
 

Ferrari Challenge PS3 Trophies Revealed, Patch due Next Week

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311w ago - Web site PS3Trophies.org has revealed the full 46 trophies that will be heading to Ferrari Challenge on the PS3 next week via patch update.

The patch is expected to go live on or around September 17th.

Making up the 46 totla trophies, there are 36 bronze, 5 silver, 4 gold, and 1 platinum. They are all detailed below for those interested:

Bronze Trophies

• Trofeo Rame - Achieve 1st place in the F348 Challenge Tournament
• Trofeo Ferro - Achieve 1st place in the F348 TB Tournament
• Trofeo Perla - Achieve 1st place in the F355 Tournament
• Trofeo Topaz - Achieve 1st place in the F355 GTB Tournament
• Trofeo Carnelian - Achieve 1st place in the F360 Modena Tournament
• Trofeo Tourmaline - Achieve 1st place in the F360 GT Tournament
• Trofeo Mercurio - Achieve 1st place in the F430 GT2 Tournament
• Trofeo Malachite - Achieve 1st place in the F550 Maranello Tournament
• Trofeo Diaspario - Achieve 1st place in the F550 Maranello GT Tournament
• Trofeo Accacio - Achieve 1st place in the F575 Maranello Tournament
• Trofeo Bronzo - Achieve 1st place in the F575 GTC Tournament
• Trofeo Argentino - Achieve 1st place...
 
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