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News Snatch: Megaman FPS, Kanye West And Minimum

A capella edition.

Timegate Studios have announced a new free to play shooter called Minimum and it has an interesting Minecraft/Lego aesthetic.

“The trick has been to unhinge ourselves by not limiting ideas to any one person, but rather crowdsourcing ideas from the entire team,” they say, which probably explains why the game site shows images of dinosaurs, robots, cars, dragons, jet fighters, soldiers, spiders and oriental temples.

The team say the game will be shaped by those who play, “We believe in MINIMUM, and want your Influence, your ideas and your creativity to steer us.”

“Not only will we listen, as every other developer promises to do, but we are also creating a mechanism to empower you, just as our entire team is empowered. The fun, the heart of MINIMUM is no longer just ours, and we can’t wait to see where we collectively go from here.”

Just for a change both Activision and EA are being sued together (along with Kanye West) for sampling the tune Bumpin’ Bus Stop which was released in 1974.

The plaintiffs claim Kanye, Activision and chums are part of a “15-year illegal copyright infringement scheme and criminal enterprise involving the unauthorized, willful sampling of plaintiffs original copyrighted music on a massive scale.”

The case revolves around Kanye’s tune Gold Digger which allegedly samples Bumpin’ Bus Stop. You can listen to the tune here – see if you can spot the section which Kanye allegedly sampled because I can not.

Polygon have uncovered details of a cancelled Megaman first person shooter with the codename Maverick Hunter. The title was to take all the familiar elements of the franchise such as branching pathways and platforming but incorporate them in a new world.

Yorkshireman Ryan Ackroyd who had previously denied any involvement with LulzSec has had a sudden change of heart and has pleaded guilty to the charges which including hacking Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and the NHS.

He will be sentenced on May 14 alongside three other hackers including another Brit, Ryan Cleary.

Although sales have dropped by a third the PS Vita is still selling a healthy amount each week in Japan. The latest figures place it third in the charts with 19,328 units shipped.

Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckman has revealed that they had to specifically ask an unnamed research firm that was handling the focus groups for The Last of Us to poll female gamers.

“My big surprise during this process is that the research group wasn’t planning on focus-testing female gamers – it’s something we had to specifically request,” he said, “I hope this is a relic of the past that will soon go away.”

Today’s And Finally comes from Futurlab – they describe it as “The new best thing on the internet.”

  1. dude90
    Since: Nov 2009

    A bit of other news is that Demand 5 is now available for UK PS3 owners under My Channels.

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 16:58.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Thanks, did not know that. Hope its packed full of CSI!

      Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 17:03.
      • gazzagb
        Master of speling mitakse
        Since: Feb 2009

        And Ice Road Truckers!

        Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 18:03.
      • Airiaen
        Since: Aug 2009

        and Big Brothar!

        Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 18:35.
  2. Germanos
    Since: May 2011

    It would so great to see a new Megaman game, but the change from platform to FPS is a horrible idea. They should make a proper game alike the X-series, with anime cutscenes and hand-drawn HD graphics (Rayman alike) :D

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 16:58.
    • Airiaen
      Since: Aug 2009

      I don’t know, it would’ve been interesting to see what a FPS Megaman could be liek but yeah they should do a new platformer after what Ubisoft did with Rayman. C’mon Capcom

      Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 18:37.
      Since: Oct 2008


      Run, to google, child. Run. For the experience you seek is but a click away!! http://mega-man-8-bit-deathmatch.en.softonic.com/

      It was covered in a TSA Trailer park 3 months ago

      Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 20:11.
    • Megamoppy
      Since: Apr 2012

      Megaman FPS does sound like a horrible idea until you factor in the Studio hired was made up of alot of the talent from Retro Studios, the guys who translated Metroid to FPS.

      Comment posted on 11/04/2013 at 12:52.
  3. transbaconist (formerly bacon_nuts)
    Since: Mar 2011

    What a beard. Great video.

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 17:21.
  4. MadJunkBoy
    Since: Aug 2010

    awesome video and awesome beard!!
    but the mega man vid doesn’t please me one bit… maybe cause mega man 2 is one of the best games ever made! mega man is supposed to stay 2D…

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 18:18.
    • Airiaen
      Since: Aug 2009

      dat beard

      Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 18:34.
  5. Airiaen
    Since: Aug 2009

    ba bababa baaaaaaaa

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 18:34.
  6. tactical20
    Since: May 2010
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      It’s a load of poo tbh. They are claiming because the guy SINGS “Get down” a couple of times, Kanye sampled it. Its obviously not a sample at all, Kanye is doing the vocals.

      Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 19:56.
      • Airiaen
        Since: Aug 2009

        Kanye can’t sing anyway so it makes sense that he’s getting sued. *runs*

        Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 20:50.
  7. Broonba
    Since: Mar 2009

    I didn’t know Jesus could sing. Nice video :)

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 19:01.
  8. Shakugan
    Since: Mar 2010

    Guile’s theme goes with everything! :D

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 19:35.
  9. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Guile theme acapella. Sick!

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 20:07.
  10. jbni
    Since: Apr 2010

    TC, IGN has a 12 minute demo of Dark Souls 2: http://uk.ign.com/videos/2013/04/10/dark-souls-2-gameplay-reveal-12-minute-demo

    Check that bad boy out.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2013 at 15:47.

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