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From Ten Years Of "Crazy Sh*t" To Free Premium Phasing - News Roundup 15th December 2010

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Jonathan Lester
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Dreamcast, Gaming news, Gran Turismo 5, Guillermo del Toro, Humble Indie Bundle 2, Insane, Sega, THQ
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inSANE Trilogy Will Span 8-10 Years

From Ten Years Of "Crazy Sh*t" To Free Premium Phasing - News Roundup 15th December 2010

Excited about Guillermo del Toro's recently-announced horror series? If not, you've got plenty of time to get psyched. We learned yesterday that inSANE will be a trilogy (and possibly a film), but THQ boss Danny Bilson has revealed that the entire saga will take the best part of a decade to complete.

This is an epic project. It’s going to take the next eight to ten years to build all three chapters of this game.

Guillermo del Toro has revealed that the project has only been in development for six months, justifying the projected 2013 release date of the first part. Apparently there will also be a learning curve as the dirctor gets to grips with the exciting new opportunities that our medium poses.

I think that what people need to understand, when you come from a medium like movies, is that the narrative medium of videogames is entirely different. The rules are different, the way you tell the story is different. You don’t come into this world and try to apply the same rules. I’m here to learn and try some crazy shit.

Luckily for us, we like crazy. [Stuff We Like]

GT5 Phasing In More Premium Cars- For Free

From Ten Years Of "Crazy Sh*t" To Free Premium Phasing - News Roundup 15th December 2010

Gran Turismo 5 packs a lot of cars onto the disc... but only around a fifth of them are actually modelled with the highest poly counts and fully-detailed interiors. However, Polyphony Digital auteur-in-chief Kazunori Yamauchi has announced that these 'premium' versions will start to phase out the standard cars over the next few months.

Apparently this gradual change will be facilitated through free updates rather than paid DLC. [andriasang]

In other GT5 news, Sony has announced that a Japanese gamers will be receiving a Christmas present of 3 special edition cars that were only attainable through limited edition packs. We'll let you know if they decide to extend this deal to the rest of the world.

Humble Indie Bundle Earns $400K In 24 Hours

From Ten Years Of "Crazy Sh*t" To Free Premium Phasing - News Roundup 15th December 2010

In case you missed this morning's announcement, the latest Humble Indie Bundle is out to provide you with great games, an unbelievable saving and the opportunity to donate to some worthwhile charities. The promotion has only been open for just over a day, but we're delighted to report that it has already raised over four hundred thousand dollars! A significant part of this revenue has been secured from advertising rights, but it's clear that many thousands of gamers are willing to pay a decent amount for the five fantastic games on offer. They're worth it.

Let's try to make this the biggest humble bundle yet!

SEGA Confirm Dreamcast Hits Collection

From Ten Years Of "Crazy Sh*t" To Free Premium Phasing - News Roundup 15th December 2010

SEGA has confirmed that a bundle of classic Dreamcast games will be hitting coming "soon," likely hitting the shelves early in the new year. SEGA's sales and marketing VP Alan Pritchard has stated that the "devoted" Dreamcast fan community and excellent sales of the Ultimate Genesis Collection have inspired the decision, though he has yet to divulge the games that will be included in the package.

You have to wonder if the bare-bones downloadable versions of Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi will be included on the disc. A cynical cash grab would explain why so little has been done to update them...

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