Daily News Roundup: March 12, 2009

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Top 5 Heroes You Wouldn’t Want to Be

Let’s face it. You all play video games, and at some point in your life, you’ve wished you could be a hero like some video characters. But TGR’s Stew Shearer brings you what heroes’ shoes you wouldn’t want to be in.

What we want to see in Fable III?

TGR’s Sinan Kubba explains what we want to see next in the Fable series.

RE: Code Veronica Rumors Smashed as Capcom Announces Their Secret Projects

Well the rumors have been swirling all around the internet this week, and Capcom finally got tired of them being rumors.

Call of Duty: WaW DLC Incoming

Obvious in the title, Call of Duty: World at War will be getting new DLC soon, and TGR has the details.

British Software Association Now Helping the Little Guy

Tiga opens up membership to small developers for the first time today. It’s good to see the small developers might get some help.

Capcom Announces RE 5 Multiplayer

Could it be? Resident Evil 5 with multiplayer? It can’t get any better than that.

EA announces the new Army of Two game, and it is coming this winter.

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Eric Brown, Electronic Arts CFO, thinks that the current gen consoles haven’t reached their peak yet, and that this era in gaming will last longer than the last.

Brown pointed out that there is little to be expanded on graphically. He said the PS3 and Xbox 360 already can display in HD, and there isn’t much to expand on at this point. Brown also said that he sees the potential in digital distribution in the future.

The current gen outlasting the PS2 is definitely something to think about, especially to those buyers who spent a bunch of cash on a PS3 or Xbox 360.

Subscriptions Needed for Monster Hunter For Wii

Monster Hunter G is coming to the Nintendo Wii soon, and it will bring with it MMO subscriptions, making this the first time a subscription has been needed on a Nintendo console.

It will cost $20 for 90 days of play, $15 for 60 days, or $8 for a month, according to a Famitsu blog post that was translated. The subscription is to be paid for in Wii Points.

The game is a remake of the PSP and PlayStation 2 game. There has been no news of this game coming to the U.S. So for now, the subscription fees and the game will only be available in Japan.

Tale of Pirates Gets New Server and a New Event is Announced

IGG has opened a new server to help handle the surplus of players on their original servers. The server is called the “Celestial Sea.” That sounds magnificent.

That isn’t all that is going on in the Tales of Pirates World. The popular MMO will be having a 12 day extravaganza celebrating the game’s lifespan. The events include double and triple experience for players, and a leveling contest.

For more information, check out the Blend Games article.

 

As TGR covered a lot of news on RE5 today, its only right that we end with some RE5 news.

It turns out RE5 is selling very well in Japan. The game has sold almost 400,000 units, and 312,000 of those were for the PS3. The Xbox 360 version sold 79,000 units respectively.

This is quite an accomplishment because it has beat the first week sales of Resident Evil 4, which is one of the most popular RE’s.

Despite its success, RE5 still fell short to the first week sales of Resident Evil 2 and 3.

It will be interesting to see if RE5 does better in the United States.

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