The Sims 3
Information Coming March 19
The next real entry into the insanely popular Sims franchise is
officially on its way. EA has just launched an official
page with only teaser art, specifying that more information will be
available on March 19. Clearly, EA intends on expanding upon one of its most
successful franchises, which has been translated into 22 languages and sold
more than 70 million copies around the world.
Zack and Wiki for
Wii Flash Demo
The wonderfully crafted but abysmally-selling Zack and Wiki now has one other
way to convince those curious about the game of its virtues. As seen on Joystiq, click the “Gameplay” tab on Nintendo
and Wiki page to play a demo level. Flash demos may be a new trend at
Capcom, who also released such a demo
for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.
Disney Crafting Music
Rhythm Game Copycat
Announced in late February, Disney Interactive Studios revealed
Ultimate Band for the Nintendo Wii and DS. Ultimate Band will allow players
to rock out on guitar, bass, drums or as the front man, but unlike Guitar Hero
or Rock Band, there will be no instrument peripherals. Instead, music control
will be done with the Wii controllers and DS stylus. Furthermore, the music will
include more than just Disney tunes, though just what other type of music is
still a mystery. Ultimate Band ships this holiday.
Ziff Davis Files for
Publisher Ziff Davis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today in the
Southern District Court of New York today as part of a debt restructuring plan,
according to Folio.
Ziff Davis publishes various magazines such as Electronic Gaming Monthly and
Games for Windows Magazine, and also the website 1UP.com.
Bully Reissue on
Xbox 360 Has Many Issues
Bully, originally released on the PlayStation 2, is given new life on the Xbox
360 and Wii thanks to the new Scholarship Edition version. Sadly, some users
who picked up the new game this week are experiencing serious
issues ranging from audio glitches to complete lockups. Rockstar’s Sam
a response saying that he was “horrified” at how these glitches got past
QA, and that the developer is now working around the clock to rectify the
Ban on Bully
Bully isn’t only bothering Xbox 360 gamers, but also school teachers from the United
States, Canada, Britain, South Korea, Australia and the Caribbean – whom are
requesting a ban of the game. Emily Noble, president of the Canadian Teachers'
Federation, said yesterday to the Globe
and Mail, "What it does is it encourages kids to target other
kids, to be a bully with other kids. This doesn't help us as teachers in the
work that we're doing at school. It also targets teachers at the school as well."
quote: As for a lack of discipline, that depends what school your in.
quote: Those teachers do realise that the game isn't about the player being the bully, right? The game rightfully has won many accolades.
quote: Maybe I'm reading you wrong, but it seems to me you're saying the teachers should throw away their right to voice their opinion on this.
quote: Teachers Demanding Ban on Bully
quote: "A coalition of groups representing four million teachers in several countries, including Canada, is urging retailers to refuse to sell a controversial video game about school bullying."
quote: teachers calling for a ban of the game to a reviewer panning the game