241w ago - Even with all of the information that has become available following CAPTIVATE 09, Capcom is teasing more surprises for E3 2009.
According to the company, among Nintendo Wii surprises two new games will be announced. This comes from Capcom's official Twitter account but unfortunately, no hints were provided as to what will be shared when the event begins.
The wait will not be too long, however, as E3 starts in a little over a month.
Anyone hoping for Devil May Cry Wii or a Lost Planet side story on Wii?
247w ago - While the God of War franchise has traditionally been a particularly brutal series, the developers claim God of War III will push the boundaries to the limit.
When showing off the game most recently, the developers over at Santa Monica's studio told viewers that "Some of these scenes are so violent, they are never going on the internet - at least, not by us. They're just not appropriate for some audiences."
Sony Santa Monica recently showed off God of War III's new 'Zipper Technology', a feature the developers had long wanted to include but never had the power to do so - until they had the PS3. The feature allows enemies' skin to slice open realistically, allowing for internal organs to spill out depending on the severity of the cut.
The Official PlayStation Magazine talks explicitly about seeing Kratos gutting a centaur, with the stomach, guts, and internal intestines oozing out of the wailing beast.
Just hearing that makes me squeamish. Has God of War III gone to far? Is that even possible? God of War III is due out in the fiscal year of 2009, exclusively for the PS3.
250w ago - Microsoft says it made an accounting error when it laid off some employees last month and now feels the best way to correct the error is with what will likely add up to a public relations blunder. To quote:
The software giant, which recently laid off 1,400 employees, sent letters (see image below) this week to some of those former workers letting them know that their severance payouts were a bit too "generous" and respectfully requested that the former employees pay back that money, according to a report Saturday on TechCrunch.
"An inadvertent administrative error occurred that resulted in an overpayment in severance pay by Microsoft," the letter states. "We ask that you repay the overpayment and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience to you."
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the authenticity of a letter posted on TechCrunch, but declined further comment, saying it was "a private matter between the company and the affected people."
The company declined to specify how many of these letters were sent out, and it's unknown how much the overpayments total, but it did indicate that some laid off employees were also undercompensated.
251w ago - SCEA Director and General Manager for Latin America Mark Stanley made the following announcement today:
I'm thrilled to announce that today PlayStation is officially expanding into Latin America!
So this means that you can now purchase any of the three PlayStation platforms, our library of software titles - such as Resistance 2 - and even the latest peripherals, including our Bluetooth Headset, in 13 countries across Latin America. We're also working on providing access to PlayStation Network in select countries.
This is such an exciting opportunity and we're looking forward to providing social entertainment and gaming experiences you can share among your friends and family around the world. This expansion is the direct result of feedback we received from you and we're proud to deliver PlayStation products and services to enable you to easily connect, play and communicate with one another.
As a native of Costa Rica with many years working directly in the region, I know Latin America holds much promise of growth for SCEA. Muchas gracias to all of you in Latin America and around the world for your support!