It’s like a dark cloud has been hovering over the gaming world for the last few days. We have seen MP’s Playstation purchases brought to the forefront of the expenses crisis. ‘Left for Dead 2’ developers Valve facing fierce opposition to their slasher sequel. And Sony fighting back against Activision claims that the company is experiencing a sales slump. However the silver lining came in the form of one of the year’s most anticipated game releases which has arrived just in time for father’s day!
MP Nigel Griffiths Denies Gaming Expenses
As the blood letting continues with more twisted revelations than a Shakespeare tragedy, MP Nigel Griffiths has found his head on the block after it emerged he was claiming computer games on his expenses. Mr Griffiths billed the tax payer for a £29.99 copy of Premiership Arsenal for the Playstation. However, in his defence, Mr Griffiths said even though the receipt showed he had bought the game, it was misleading, as he actually bought a ‘branded memory stick’ (Come on mate, you’re not fooling anyone!). [Eurogamer]
Left for Dead 2: Premature sequel?
Left for Dead might be one of the best zombie titles of recent years, but after Valve announced their intention to release a sequel, fans of the shooter/slasher are up in arms. It appears that many regard a follow up so soon after the release of the first Left for Dead as premature, as Valve have not honoured their promise to provide purchasers of the first edition with an array of downloadable content. However, Left for Dead 2 does have a host of new weapons, campaigns, characters and monsters in a game which is hyped to be much better than its predecessor. So what are they all moaning about? [GossipGamers]
Update on Activision Vs Sony
In Dealspwn news round up for the 19th of June, Felix Kemp brought you news of Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and his tirade against Sony. However in response, Sony has released a statement firmly rejecting any suggestion that the corporate giant is experiencing poor sales. They went on to state ‘we roundly enjoy healthy business relationships with and greatly value our publishing partners.’ This has left many wondering whether Kotick’s outburst is in fact a shroud ploy to pressurize Sony into granting Activision a better licensing agreement. [ARS Technica]
Ghost Busters the Game Finally Released
Forget a boring pair of socks or one of those clichéd ‘World’s Greatest Dad Mugs’ this father’s day, and get the old man something he can really enjoy, as yes, at last, Ghostbusters the game is finally here! The game was released last Friday (June 19th) and is billed as one of the best film – to – game adaptations of all time. It will have your dad pining in nostalgia for his 80s glory days while on the sly, you can surely nick a few goes in yourself! Click here for the IGN review.