Daily Blips: Game News from June 11th, 2009

We’re glad the developers at Crytek finally realized they can make more money by releasing their games on all platforms. Mostly because we can stop being jealous of PC gamers. You hear that, mouse-clickers? We’re getting a slightly technically inferior version of your game. Booyah!

News Blips:

No need to freak out: Crysis officially coming to consoles. Most snobby PC fans thought the eye-dazzling visuals of the first-person shooter series Crysis could never be replicated on consoles, but they underestimated one thing: money. Developer Crytek’s CEO and President Cevat Yerli told GameSpot they’re simultaneously releasing Crysis 2 on the 360, PS3, and PC so the people will, y’know, buy it. Wait, people buy console games? Official tally of things learned today: 1. [GameSpot]

Cue Avril Lavigne: Valve asks why the PS3 has to go and make things so complicated. The developer of Half-Life 2 and Left 4 Dead recently stated they don’t develop games for Sony’s console because it’s apparently too hard to program for. Also apparently too hard: Valve taking the time to read a programming manual. [1UP]

Metroid: Other M tastes special, possibly the sauce. If you think developer Team Ninja’s take on the classic Metroid series looks good, it’s apparently because they’re adding special flavor to the project, or says Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime. During his E3 chat with GameSpot, he was quoted as saying Team Ninja is “adding a little extra special sauce.” Yes, we totally know what means. Wait, what? [GameSpot via Kotaku]

King of Fighters movie stills fight with stupidity, lose. Big surprise: The first official movie shots for the upcoming King of Fighters flick look absolutely awful. Not that we expected anything less. So, if anything, our judgment wins. No need to quarter-up, folks — we got this fight covered. [Kotaku]

Click the jump for some video blips, including the suburban warfare of Homefront, a flight simulator you’ll never play, a working Super Nintendo PC, and…more.


Video Blips:

Homefront trailer occupies your computer screen for one minute. Watch some civilians shoot North Koreans in suburbia, aka the dream of every Texan.


Flight Simulator only affordable if you’re wealth nickname ends in “aire.” Still, it doesn’t cost anything to watch this amazingly impressive flight simulator you’ll never play.


Mash your own mug in Fight Night Round 4. If you hate yourself.


Cultural Blip:

Super Nintendo PC

Super Nintendo computer runs on 16-bit chip. Check out this working PC that a retro-minded modder made from a crusty Super Nintendo shell. [technabob]



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