Jonathan Blow Shares Some Concept Art From The Witness

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216w ago - Jonathan Blow, game developer of the critically acclaimed game 'Braid', has shared with us through his blog that he's created a new Web site and blog for his next game called The Witness.

You can start following the blog here. The first information he shared through his blog are some wonderful concept art pictures, but it doesn't say much yet about the game.. Don't forget to read the caption of each image!

The main Web site also contains the following poem:

"Through many births,
I have wondered on and on,
Searching for, but never finding,
The builder of this house.
To be born again and again, is suffering.

House-builder, you are seen!
You will not build a house again!
All the rafters are broken,
The ridgepole destroyed;
The mind, gone to the Unconstructed,
Has reached the end of craving!"

If anyone can make any sense of it, feel free to comment!
 

Sega Shares Ryu ga Gotoku 3 PS3 Hardware and Package Design

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275w ago - Sega shared today a first look at the special PlayStation 3 hardware bundle it's preparing for the February release of Ryu ga Gotoku 3.

As previously detailed back in December, Sega will release a PS3 hardware bundle pack for Ryu ga Gotoku 3 opposite the game's standalone release on February 26.

Called the "Nobori Ryu Pack" (unofficially translates to "Rising Dragon Pack"), this bundle includes a copy of the game and a specially designed 80 gigabyte PS3 and will be priced at 45,980 yen. Production is limited to 10,000 units.

Both the packaging and system design for the bundle are themed around the game at hand. The packaging resembles the solo version's boxart, with a drawing of main character Kiryu Kazuma looking up to the sky while smoking a cigarette. The system, based off the ceramic white PS3, has dragon tattoo markings on its top.

As previously detailed, the bundle represents a savings of 1,980 yen over purchasing the PS3 and game separately.

Those who pre-order the hardware bundle will qualify for the Kamutai Magazine item that was previously announced as a pre-order bonus for the standard version.
 

Nintendo Shares Details on Wii no Ma Channel Video Service

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277w ago - Nintendo has provided some details and the first image of their upcoming Wii video service. This will not be a movie download store, rather a channel along the lines of the Weather Channel offering free and paid content.

To quote: The new service will be titled "Wii no Ma Channel." Different from other Wii media services, this one is not a WiiWare title, but an actual Channel along the lines of the Weather Channel and Fortune Telling Channel. Wii owners will be able to download it for free this Spring from the Wii Shopping Channel.

As reported in Nikkei, this is a joint project between Nintendo and Dentsu. Nintendo is working on the development and management of the service. Dentsu is negotiating with a variety of companies to bring original content to the service.

Nintendo didn't share specifics on the content, but this does seem to be a family-oriented service. The name "Wii no Ma" is a fusion of the Japanese expression "ochanoma" and "Wii," and, according to the Nintendo notice, can be taken to mean "A video experience space where you can enjoy communication when gathered with your friends and family in front of your living room television."
 

Tecmo Shares Plummet Following Itagaki's Leave

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306w ago - Tomonobu Itagaki's announcement that he was leaving Tecmo and suing them for $1.4 million for unpaid completion bonuses, and against the company's president for "unreasonable and disingenuous statements" made towards him has led to Tecmo's share price to plummet.

The share price fallen 10 percent in the space of just one day.

At market close on Tuesday, the publisher's shares reportedly slumped from 1,102 yen ($10.40) to 982 yen ($9.27) – a reduction of ten percent... quite significant indeed.
 

eBay sues Craigslist ad Web site

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312w ago - The online auction giant eBay is suing the popular internet community ad site Craigslist to "safeguard its four-year financial investment".

In a statement, eBay claimed that in January, Craigslist executives took actions that "unfairly diluted eBay's economic interest by more than 10%". No details of those actions were given by eBay.

In its company blog, Craigslist said it was surprised and disappointed by eBay's "unfounded allegations". The company said eBay's legal action "came to us out of the blue".

The case, which is sealed, has been filed in a court in Delaware, where Craigslist is registered. In a press statement, eBay claims that Craigslist's founder Craig Newmark and its chief executive Jim Buckmaster adopted unspecified measures in January that have disadvantaged eBay and its investment.

Preserve our investment

EBay's general counsel Mike Jacobson said: "Since negotiating our investment with Craigslist's board in 2004, we have acted openly and in good faith as a minority shareholder, so we were surprised by these recent unilateral actions.

He continues: "We are asking the Delaware court to rescind these recent actions in order to protect eBay's stockholders and preserve our investment."

Craigslist, the seventh most popular...
 







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