Today’s news roundup sees Sega accidently revealing Sony’s plans for making PS2 and possibly Dreamcast games available for download on PSN, Microsoft promising to have new announcements in store for this year’s Tokyo Game Show, and a group of cops failing to resist the temptation of the Wii during an undercover drug raid.
Sega Accidently Reveal PS2 and Dreamcast Downloads May Be Coming To PS3
PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for the PS3 looks pretty unlikely now. An accidently leaked document that recently appeared on Sega’s FTP perhaps explains why. The document suggests the PlayStation store may soon be offering PS2 titles to download on the PS3. A meeting between Sega and Sony Computer Entertainment America took place on August 5th according to the document, which apparently revealed “SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN.” On top of this Sony may also be considering “a special Japanese Import section (pricing $9.99 to $39.99 for full game)” on PSN, and Sega may even bring downloadable Dreamcast games to the store.
The document also curiously states “If we provide a list of DC titles SCEA will let us know which ones they're interested in having exclusively.” If certain games are to be exclusive on the PS3, then it’s entirely likely other Dreamcast games will make their way onto the Xbox 360 and Wii, perhaps even being exclusive to those consoles. Sony has not officially announced anything, so until then this news will have to remain in the rumour pile. With Tokyo Game Show kicking off soon all may be revealed. [NeoGaf]
Microsoft Promise New Announcements For Tokyo Game Show
Microsoft may not be holding a press conference like Sony at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, but they do promise they have some surprises in store. “We are going to TGS this year, but unlike last year will not be doing a keynote. TGS is more like GDC, where typically only one platform company does a keynote each year and so, given that we hosted the keynote last year, we are going to step aside and let Sony have a turn on the stage,” said the director of product management for the Xbox 360. He went on to stress the importance they place in the Japanese gaming community, confirming new games will be announced. [EuroGamer]
Cops Bust Out The Wii During Undercover Drug Raid
The temptation to play the Wii on the job was simply too much for a group of cops from south Florida. The cops tasked with bringing down a suspected drug dealer broke down his door, and proceeded to carry out a search for drugs and weapons, before spotting the Wii and deciding “hey, what better time to enjoy a spot of Wii bowling?” Unfortunately for them the whole thing was caught on a security camera, including a female officer jumping up and down in celebration of a strike.
Naturally, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd wasn’t too happy with the whole affair. “That is not appropriate conduct at a search warrant. But I am less pleased with the supervision that didn't walk in and say, turn that off. That's what supervision should have done” said Judd. There’s a time and place for the Wii, but it’s certainly not when searching for drugs and weapons. [Kotaku]