It's not often a game's marketability entails the description "fight a giant gryphon that's on fire," but it damn well reinforces my love for this industry.
Dragon's Dogma unleashes on May 22 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Previously slated for a nebulous "early 2012" release by publisher Capcom, the upcoming action title provides ample opportunity for stabbing mythological beasts in the face with sharp objects. Capcom also announced one-time codes for the Resident Evil 6 demo accompanies fresh copies of the game.
Angry Birds developer Rovio believes piracy ultimately benefits the popular franchise. "Piracy may not be a bad thing," Rovio Chief Executive Officer Mikael Hed said during the Midem music conference in Cannes, France. "It can get us more business at the end of the day." Hed claimed chasing after pirates with the law-hammer is "futile." Instead, he perceived it as an unconventional method for attracting more attention to the franchise. Well, more unconventional beyond the baseline appeal of flinging portly avians at shoddily constructed buildings. [The Guardian]
The first downloadable content for Final Fantasy 13-2 hits February 7. For $3, players can nab the Lightning and Master Sergeant Amodar arena battle, pitting your heroes against foes and iconic bosses from previous installments. Once defeated, these enemies join your team and fight by your side. In other words, think Pokemon — but with a lot more loud noises, flashing lights, and high-pitched squeals of jubilation.
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