Thursday, February 19, 2009

Endless Waiting.

Still waiting.

I'm still not in at the BF:H beta. I signed up last time and did not get in, and so far, no invite to this beta round either. Sigh.

Another diversion.

In the meantime, I'm checking out Endless Ocean for the Wii. The game is a very relaxing scuba game centered on diving in Hawaii. The game is a bit odd at times. If you move the boat over to a new location where you want to take someone on a diving tour and then accept the diving tour mission, the boat will move again. At other times, the interface seems quirky. It is still an interesting environment. The game is more about total relaxation and atmosphere than anything else. It is slow going. So far, I only play about 15 minutes a day (one dive) and then I turn it off.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Do they ever sleep?

A lot of Battlefield news. Again via Kotaku!

Battlefield 1943! They are remaking some old maps with new graphics. Apparently the game is limited to 24 players (we've heard that before). I've fired up 1942 a few times this year, but often times the servers are EMPTY! Maybe 1943 will change that...

According to Kotaku they are also thinking about releasing a BAD COMPANY (2) for the PC. Woot! I have a WII but they focus on PS3 and XBOX360 development.

Does Dice ever sleep? Will we?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rumors!

There are rumors that Dice was scheduled to make a surprise announcement in England but got snowed out! The news comes via KOTAKU.

Meanwhile, EA is letting go 1,100 people as a result of poor earnings. Despite some good leadership, EA seems to be struggling in the current market. It certainly has opportunities to move towards a direct distribution system (like STEAM) and a portfolio of strong titles. Even seemingly old games have a lot of revenue potential. Right now, I'm playing a copy of MYTH II: SOULBLIGHTER (BUNGIE) on an old laptop which does not have a lot of power. Despite being dated, the title is still entertaining. With the massive vault of games EA has, it should be able to offer gamers super cheap oldies directly and make some money with its intellectual property library.

Now the Battlefield Heroes beta is opening up again! Hopefully this time, I'll get a look at the thing.