Who still owns a PlayStation 2? It's so ancient, and no one ever plays…oh, wait, never mind.
Kotaku reports that Sony is possibly planning additional PlayStation 2 game collections. An image of a survey sent out by the publisher contained a question that asked participants to suggest suitable titles that would receive similar upgrades akin to the God of War collection (Blu-ray format, improved graphics and framerates, etc.). I wholeheartedly agree with most of the games included on the list, if only because I haven't played most of them in quite a long time.
An anonymous employee of Obsidian denounces the technical and logistical difficulties encountered during the development of Alpha Protocol. In the comments section of Joystiq's review, the "tired dev" ranted on a lack of direction and execution from both Obsidian and Sega, saying that AP "was just an absolute failure of production" and even bluntly stating that "Sega should have canceled AP instead of [the Aliens role-playing game]." If you ask me, Sega should've combined the espionage of AP with the visceral horror of Aliens. Game-design glory, here I come!
Rockstar (Red Dead Redemption) is cranking down its E3 plans. Speaking with CVG, the company confirmed that they won't be showing any new games (just old ones) at the gigantic Los Angeles event due to time constraints. Instead, they'll be hosting press conferences and demonstrations for upcoming titles such as Max Payne 3 at their New York City headquarters separately.
Namco Bandai Partners VP Olivier Comte believes that Ubisoft's digital-rights management system is "a good strategy." His reasoning lies behind the fact that no appropriate systems exist as a valid alternative to Ubisoft's infamously intrusive software, which demands a constant connection to the Internet in order to play games. "I will be very honest. I think it's a good [approach] for one reason: I have no alternative today," Comte said to CVG. "Is it the best one? Certainly not but as of today if I can make something else I'll do it, but it's better to do something than not do something." I think Comte has conveniently forgotten that Ubisoft's system can be just as harsh on gamers who legitimately purchased their games.
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