Friday, May 23, 2008

Assorted Gaming News

While I was doing the 100 Must-See Movies a few tidbits of news went past that I know some readers will be interested in.

- Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain) has been cast to play the Prince of Persia in the upcoming movie.

- The Penny Arcade game is out on XBLA for 1600 points (about $25 AUD). I'm downloading the thing as we speak, but my expectation is for it to deliver only an unremitting torrent of pain.

- The next Guitar Hero's going to have Rock Band-style additional instruments including singing and drumming.

- WiiWare is now available for download in Australia, featuring a six game launch line-up. None of the initial offerings are particularly wonderful but it's only a few short weeks until Telltale releases the first installment of Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People. Yes, there's a Square-Enix game available via the service (Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King) but by all accounts it's very average.

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