Does anyone who's playing the Starcraft 2 beta feel like it deserves an Adults-Only rating?
Korea's Games Rating Board has designated Starcraft 2 as an Adults-Only title.
The move likely came as a shock to developer Blizzard, since the same group gave an earlier version of the highly anticipated sequel an "over-15-rating" back in 2009. The game maker has 30 days to file an objection — a Blizzard Korea spokeswoman said that "we are discussing our official position on the matter as well as what would be the right reaction." Hey, Korea's next-generation of aspiring, underage Starcraft pros: You can start freaking out now.
7-Eleven teams up with Game Trading Technologies (who?) to sell discounted, used video games.
They plan to sell titles for under $20 at around 3,000 7-Eleven stores nationwide, many of which are open 24 hours a day. Sweet. Late-night beer runs will never be the same. [1UP
Ubisoft plans new initiatives to make its games more ecologically friendly.
Beginning with Shaun White Skateboarding
, the publisher intends to not include paper manuals with its games, but instead offer digital manuals that players can access from within the game. Likewise, Ubisoft is switching up its PC-game packaging to cases made from 100 percent recycled polypropylene plastic. I'm a little sad that today's youth might not be able to read game manuals while mom takes over the TV (or while on the can), much like I did when I was a wee gamer. [Fast Company
Video Games Live announces concert during this years Electronics Entertainment Expo in L.A. The Nokia Theatre will rock on Thursday, June 17 at 8 p.m. — conveniently scheduled after the day's E3 events. Unlike the exclusive trade show, Video Games Live is open to the public, and tickets range in price between $25 and $75. Perhaps the craziest part about this whole thing is that the venues for these two events are a reasonable walking distance apart — as in, people can get somewhere without driving in Los Angeles!