272w ago - Splinter Cell: Conviction community development manager, Chris Easton, has told Videogaming247 today that not only is work on the game well under way, but that the "visual direction is simply much better" than what we've seen so far.
"Splinter Cell Conviction is certainly not canned, despite what the Internet rumour mill says, and won't look significantly different to what you've seen before," he said.
"The gameplay's evolved a lot but the visual direction is simply much better than what you've seen."
Easton added: "The gameplay has evolved from what we showed at Ubidays last year and when you see it again it'll be worth the wait."
273w ago - During the Activision Blizzard Analyst Day, CEO Robert Kotick expressed his expectations that the PS3 will last at least eight years.
Since Activision Blizzard is now "largest payer of royalties to the first-parties of any third-party company," the CEO believes the company is "starting to influence hardware design."
When is that going to happen, you ask? "I think there's a long life ahead of us, we're in year eight of PlayStation 2 and when you look at PlayStation 3 technically we're likely to see at least eight years' success."
We've heard enough from Sony executives who chant the PS3's expected 10 year life-cycle like a mantra, so it is refreshing to hear someone from outside the company who has similar confidence in our favorite console.