Yes, finally the Xbox 360 newswire is back for lots of Xbox related stuff. Since our usual Xbox newswire writer has been kidnapped by another MonsterVine staff member, I thought it’s about time that someone else should step up to the task. So here it is, the latest news from the 6th January 2009.
Thanks for your patience (or lack there of) of not getting any Newswires from me, or anything else really, being the last week of school I had a test what seemed like everyday, every period and more than one in each class. Being the end of the semester, one would think that. So here’s another gigantic update with so many articles that your weekend is spent.
Doubtless if you haven’t already seen the SPIKE 2008 Video Game Awards Show, you’ve read who the winners are, well here are some extra interviews right after the show:
So it’s been quite a long time since I last did a PS3 Newswire, I don’t apologize, because then I’d be saying I don’t care about school. So here it is, way out there and with a lot of articles to read.
Well I’ve been busy with many many school projects ranging from English reasearch projects to Science fair projects. I’m having a tough time fitting everything in, so here are a lot or articles you’ll laugh at, you’ll read and you’ll thank me for. Or at least that’s the plan. There are also some nice video trailers.
This is because the videogame, as a medium, has been too immature to tell complex and subtle stories. I made this mistake myself at the end of [Indigo Prophecy], where I felt my story needed something spectacular because all I had so far was normal people leading a normal life. I realized that the “normal” part was the one that worked the best, and that it wasn’t necessary to save the world to tell something exciting anymore. Heavy Rain will be about normal people in real life, and I believe it’ll be much more emotionally involving, as gamers will easily relate to the situations and characters. This is a new approach. In Heavy Rain, you won’t be a superhero or a gangster. You’ll just be someone real. – David Cage
“Man, the Mirror’s Edge protagonist is way creepy… It’s like some Asian female stereotype.”
“Slant eyes for Asians is the same as big lips for black people.” And,
“Well, Japanese people have the stereotype that Americans are fat, bald and clumsy. It’s the same.”
Black will not only be hosting the awards, but also premiering his video game BrÃ¼tal Legend at the show, sharing the stage with exclusive premieres of God of War III, Fight Night Round 4, Terminator Salvation, Uncharted 2, Watchmen: The End is Nigh and Mafia II. The press release also teases a special Gears of War 2 announcement and “other surprises.”
Oh and, does Yakuza 3 mean anything to you? How about after this eleven minute clip?
Looks great doesn’t it? You’re wrong, it looks fantasmical. The game will be sold in an 80GB Ceramic White PS3 Bundle. Only 10,000 bundles will be made in total. In Japan it will sell for Â¥45,980 ($493) on February 26th, concurrent with the game’s official release date.