Mass Effect 2 PS3 Dated For January
Sony fans have been wildly rejoicing over EA's decision to bring Mass Effect 2 to the PS3. As our own Brendan Griffiths put it: "It was like getting off with your best mate's missus." The latest intel (courtesy of IGN) states that the European release is set for January 21st.
As previously reported, BioWare is pulling out all the stops to ensure that Commander Shepherd's PS3 outing is nothing less than the definitive edition. Over £100 worth of DLC will be contained on the disc as well as the interactive digital comic that will generate a Mass Effect 1 save file. We can also expect a serious visual overhaul to bring the title in line with the PS3's hardware capabilities.
Don't fret, though, Microsoft. We'll always have Virmire.
Second Humble Indie Bundle Planned
Remember the Humble Indie Bundle? Several excellent Indie studios collaborated on a pay-what-you-want deal that generated thousands of pounds for charity as well as increased revenue for everyone involved. Despite the best efforts of despicable weaselly pirates, the Humble Indie Bundle was a roaring success- and another has been planned for this holiday season.
In the latest Wolfire blog post, John Graham informed readers that keys for the original HIB are now redeemable on Steam... and that "something weird" is happening "just in time for the holidays." This weird 'something' is set to be another Humble Bundle, though the games contained therein are as yet unknown. Watch this space.
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Heads Roll, More Delays For FF XIV
Gran Turismo 5 is out. Duke Nukem Forever is nearly upon us. But at least we've got a whipping boy to step into the breach and bear the brunt of our sarcastic anger. Final Fantasy XIV has been dogged by continual PC delays and a critical panning thanks to the blatant shoddiness of its code, and the first boardroom casualty has been given his marching orders. Hiromichi Tanaka has officially resigned as producer and Square Enix has invoked a massive reorganisation of development personnel. Tanaka issued a full and frank apology, falling on his sword in a grovelling press release.
First of all, I would like to apologise for our inability to fully satisfy our users with the initial release of Final Fantasy XIV. I take full responsibility for the game's current situation, and have therefore made the decision to step down from my role as producer. - Hiromichi Tanaka, ex-Producer
This employee reshuffle will cause the PS3 version to be delayed indefinitely. Which is arguably for the best.
Extended Deus Ex: HR Trailer Makes The Best Even Better
The original CGI trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution might well be the best game video of all time, ever. We frequently watch it for hours at a time. However, an extended version of the trailer has now seeped onto the net that somehow makes the best thing ever... even better. [Thanks, VG247 & Eurogamer]
No gameplay I'm afraid. Just a little spectacle for your Friday afternoon.