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News Snatch: COD, Creed, Clank, Obscure, Muse, Grumpy and Brett Ratner

The alt-reality seven dwarfs.

Sega have released an extended cut of an old trailer for Aliens Colonial Marines. That is terribly lazy so I’m not posting it, instead have a look at a new 2.5D side scrolling game called Obscure from Focus Home Interactive and Mighty Rocket Studio.


Joining Cliffy B in the ever growing ranks of Grumpy Old Men Of Gaming is Warren Spector who has been speaking at the DICE convention in Las Vegas.  ”I have no interest in guys who wear armour and swing big swords. I have been the last space marine between earth and an alien invasion. I really just don’t need to go there anymore. I want content that is relevant to my life, that is relevant to me, that is set in the real world,” he said.

Fair enough, but he continued “There are some games that should just not be made, by the way,” and displayed a slide from Lollipop Chainsaw.

Grow up Warren.


An investor call has revealed that a new Assassin’s Creed game will launch next year, much to the surprise of no-one, ever. What is raising eyebrows is the news that it will have a new character and a new time period. It has also been revealed that the PS Vita installment of the franchise has hit sales of 600,000.


Staying with Sony’s handheld, the Vita verison of Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force has been delayed yet again and is now scheduled for Spring 2013.

“Our friends at Tin Giant have been working night and day to bring Insomniac’s PS3 game to the PS Vita system and to provide our fans with a great game. While the original delay has helped us make the game better, we still need more time to bring the game up to the standards expected by our fans,” said Greg Phillips, a producer at SCEA.


More investor call news. Well, I say news, Activision have said there will be a new Call Of Duty next year, not exactly news is it? More like an inevitable fact of life.


Christ on a bike this is getting depressing. More Assassin’s Creed, more COD, delayed games, what else can I find to make your Friday even more terrible? How about this:

Brett Ratner, the chap who managed to completely balls up the third X-Men film, is to make a televelsion series based on… wait for it… wait… wait… based on Farmville.


I don’t think I can carry on today, it’s all too much for a Friday. Knowing my luck something really awful will turn up like a promo for some shite rock band like Muse with a video made from footage from a forthcming shooter. That would really finish me off.

Oh bollocks.

26 Comments
  1. double-o-dave
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    I sympathise with you on the monotony of todays news snatch. the only word that grabs my attention out of ‘News Snatch: COD, Creed, Clank, Obscure, Muse, Grumpy and Brett Ratner’ is the word Snatch!

    Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 14:32.
  2. Dazbobaby
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Obscure looks very good. Might well be worth a purchase on day 1.

    Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 14:33.
  3. Takyu
    Member
    Since: Aug 2012

    Can’t help but be confused at telling Warren Spector to grow up about criticising a game he doesn’t like, and then calling a popular rock band shite…

    Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 14:36.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Warren Spector was giving a keynote talk at a serious event. I am writing mildly entertaining bollocks for a small website perched on the arse end of the internet and say things for comedic effect.

      Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 14:59.
      • JohnnyBoy
        Member
        Since: Oct 2010

        You do yourself a disservice I didn’t think it was mildly entertaining I thought it was very entertaining – cheered my Friday afternoon up. And yes, Muse are shite

        Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:30.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Keep in mind that even if it is shit, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t exist. Spector’s comments came across as self-centred.

      I don’t want to play FIFA games but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to exist for all of the people who love digital footie!

      Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:35.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        Precisely, as I said in the Dildos thing, growing up means accepting things, not going “EWWW! YOU SMELL! Go away and dont exist”

        Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:46.
      • xdarkmagician
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        Its just like David Cages comment about how games shouldn’t have guns in them, that they should be centered around everyday things not violence, that way everybody can play them.
        Everybody that is except the people who like guns and violence in their video games.
        I always felt the industry is at its healthiest when theres a wide array of offerings.
        I think deep down alot of developers get jealous because they try to come up with something original and unique and people just ignore it and buy the new CoD instead.

        Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 16:56.
  4. Scotty34
    Member
    Since: Apr 2011

    Think you speak for everyone when it would only be news if CoD didnt come out next year! that cow aint dead yet, keep poking it >.<

    Farm ville the TV series, wonder how there guna push inapp (intv) purchases through that then!? … let alone how the hell they are going to drag that out for 30mins over 10 / 20 episodes!

    To many cows out there that need terminating imo!

    Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 14:38.
  5. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    A new COD, i am so surprised, in fact, i’m so surprised that i nearly had a heart attack due to it being such a surprise. This is sarcasm by the way.

    I was hoping that the new AC will feature a lot of naval battles as AC3′s naval battles were the best parts of the games. Apparently, it will be set during the Victorians.

    A TV series based on Farmville. Will it be an Archers clone? They don’t have much to work with(Read:Naff all) due to the nature of it. What’s next, a show based on watching paint dry, a film based on a board game oh right, that’s already happened.

    Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 14:39.
    • double-o-dave
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      As long as Assassins is nothing like the latest instalment running up and down trees in a horrible cold grey environment whilst controlling a boring pleb I’ll probably enjoy it again. There was some amazing cleavage going on in the Victorian era so its sounding promising already!

      Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:04.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        maybe we can get a female protagonist in the home console version then. ^_^

        Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:39.
      • double-o-dave
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        Protagonist named Candy!

        Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:48.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      for the Farmville tv series, i’d imagine something like this.
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1389137/
      but set on a farm instead. ^_^

      Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:37.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      To be honest they should have a entire game based on it. Add MP and stuff then holy shit! the worlds first 1753 Naval battle sim.

      Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 16:03.
  6. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    For some reason I imagine Activision investor calls like this:

    “We will release a new COD next year.”
    *drops mic and slowly backs off the stage while receiving standing ovations*

    Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:07.
  7. perks92
    Member
    Since: Feb 2013

    “really awful will turn up like a promo for some shite rock band like Muse”

    Right in my Muse fanboy feels …

    Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:18.
    • perks92
      Member
      Since: Feb 2013

      ps. but at the same time, the song on the trailer is Liquid State with Chris the bassist singing instead of Matt and it’s definitely one of their songs leaning more towards shite than awesome … Crysis 3 deserves a better Muse song ;)

      Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:20.
  8. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i was kinda hoping for a new version of the old survival horror game when i read Obscure in the heading.
    alas, it’s not.

    Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:38.
  9. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Lollipop Chainsaw was great! He seems to be calling for more of the same generic shooters than anyone trying something a bit different. I’d much rather see more LP style games than yet another present day fps.

    Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 15:39.
  10. quinkill
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    I think the new AssCreed is out next ‘fiscal year’. It could get an American 2014 fiscal year Q1 release, that’s October to December 2013. I could be wrong tho.

    Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 16:19.
    • double-o-dave
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      AssCreed… sounds like some porno

      Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 16:36.
      • quinkill
        Member
        Since: Oct 2010

        who says that’s not what i’m talking about ;)

        Comment posted on 08/02/2013 at 17:05.

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