Nolan: Inception Videogame "Moving Forward"
Felix pitched the idea of an Inception film-tie in back in August... and rumours have been circulating for the last couple of months. However, director Christopher Nolan has now confirmed that an Inception game is definitely in the works and is moving forward with a higher priority than a silver screen sequel.
I always imagined Inception to be a world where a lot of other stories could take place. At the moment, the only direction we’re channeling that is by developing a videogame set in the world.
As for [movie] sequels, it’s not something I want to say no to, but it’s not something I’ve given a lot of thought about. - Nolan to Entertainment Weekly
Apparently this project is "a longer-term proposition"- and we hope that Nolan takes as much time as possible to make it work. And maybe cut down on the grinding nonsensical pseudoscience to focus on more gravity-defying action? We'll let you know more once we can pin down a developer. [EW]
Castlevania LOS Finally Gets PS3 Patch
Hurray! Castlevania Lords Of Shadow has secured positive reviews and reasonable sales, but a terrifying monster lurked within the PS3 version's code. This slavering horror put werewolves and demons to shame, devouring innocent save files with gleeful abandon over the last two months.
Luckily, the Van Helsing of PS3 patches is finally out- and the beast is slain. Enough with the metaphors: the saving glitch should now be fixed. Apparently the original problem was due to "PS3 Pad Interference," whatever that means. [Eurogamer]
Take Two: "Packaged Goods Will Dominate" In Five Years
Take Two Chairman has prophesized that physical, packaged games will still command the majority of the games market in five years time- but even if traditional retail does fail, it won't change the face of games development in a significant way. [GI]
I still think in five years the packaged goods business will dominate. It's kind of irrelevant to us -- basically the same gross margin, basically the same risk.
However, this view isn't shared by a number of industry figures. id Software megamind John Carmack firmly believes that digital distribution is "the wave of the future" and will strangle the life from traditional retail outlets. Not only that, but high street retailers are still petrified by Steam and other digital platforms (as demonstrated by their recent desperate threats to boycott the service).
As consumers, we're just going to have to support the sales platform of our choice. Let is know where your loyalties lie!
Xbox 360 Turns Five Today
The venerable PS2 hit a decade last Wednesday... so pick up your party hat, an unused party popper and the most hygienic slice of cake off of the floor, because it's time for another celebration. The Xbox 360 has turned 5 today in Europe- so, happy birthday and many happy returns! Microsoft's next-gen console has succeeded on levels that the original Xbox could scarecely dream of, cementing their place as bona fide console manufacturers and major players in the console arms race.
So where to go from here? There's no doubt that the 360 is starting to show its age, but with Kinect and a few more exclusives in the offing, it's not going anywhere soon.
Want to share some of your Xbox 360 memories? Fancy weighing in on the future of the console? Have your say in the comments!