Archive for February 13th, 2008

SUDA Wants to Create Adult Mario Title

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Mario Holding Gun

Grasshopper’s Goichi Suda is known for creating very adult-themed games, like Killer 7 and No More Heroes. At an interview with Nintendo Official Magazine UK, he was asked if you had ever wanted to create a title meant for the younger crowd. He looked up and said the following.

“I want to make a Super Mario game for adults…Maybe Mario could wear an Italian suit and have a machine gun…But Nintendo probably wouldn’t like that idea.”


God of War: Chains of Olympus Development Completed

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

gow_boxart_final.jpg According to Playstation Blog, God of War: Chains of Olympus is now fully developed and will be releasing here in the United States on March 4th. This game will be priced as a $40 PSP game.

God of War: Chains of Olympus takes place sometime in the 10 years between when Kratos was tricked into slaying his family and the beginning of the PS2 trilogy. This means if you have not played God of War 1 or God of War 2 on the PS2, you can still fully enjoy God of War: Chains of Olympus.


Spore In September

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Yesterday, Electronic Arts Inc. and Maxis announced that Spore would be hitting the shelves some time in September. The first release will include the PC, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, and mobile versions of the game.

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The Wii version is in in the design stage right now, and will not come at the same time of PC, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, and mobile version’s release. Right now the developers are mainly concerned with the “core version”, and the Wii version is not their top priority.


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The DS and mobile version of the game will be called Spore Creatures
When asked about the Nintendo DS version of the game, Spore Executive Producer, Lucy Bradshaw said “DS players will be able to share stuff with DS players via local network and Wi-Fi.” The PC and Mac versions of the game are like five games in one, the Nintendo DS version of the game focuses on the “Creature” portion of the main game, hence why it’s called Spore Creatures.

The Nintendo DS version of the game will also encompass the core aspects of what Spore is about Creativity, Exploration, and Evolution. The Nintendo DS version will also include more of a quest than its PC counterpart

The North American release is set to be during the weekend of September 7. The European release date of PC, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, and Mobile versions of the game is currently set at September 5th.

Medal of Honor Heroes 2, No Online and No Multiplayer in Australia

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008


Medal of Honor Heroes 2, has had some problems with inaccurate details on the box in couple of regions. First, when I bought Medal of Honor: Heroes 2, the box said the game offered a four player split screen and multiplayer arcade modes, which it did not, I wasn’t contacted for a refund, but then again I didn’t register the game. And I bought the game for it’s online, and not it’s multiplayer. Really the game’s main feature is the online multiplayer, and the Australian version of the game is being striped of that in addition to not having a four player split screen and multiplayer arcade modes. I can’t see the game being at all successfully in Australia as an only one player game. EA is offering a refund to those tricked into buying the game, after idiotically trusting the back of a video game’s description on its box.

Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for Wii does not support online functionality in Australia. We made an error in the documentation and marketing materials. We are very sorry to have caused confusion for our customers. We will provide a refund to anyone in Australia who wishes to return the game to EA because of the lack of online functionality.

I don’t know why EA’s making all these mistakes. I think there is only two possible reasons. Either this is all just a test of consumer’s willingness to keep a game after realizing they aren’t getting what they were promised, or there just idiots. EA, I’m waiting for your response.