In today’s news roundup an angry teen stabs a girl upon finding out his internet connection prevented him from playing Starcraft, Naughty Dog add a ‘next-gen filter’ to Uncharted 2 to fit in with the brown games of this generation, Konami reveal Castlevania Rebirth as a Game Boy remake, and Brian May reveal Queen may get their very own dedicated Rock Band game.
Angry Teen Stabs Girl after Starcraft Failed To Connect
If this story is to teach you anything, it's to make sure you check your internet connection is active before attempting to play Starcraft, or any other online game for that matter. In a furious rage, an 18-year-old Swedish teen apparently stabbed a 15-year-old girl, after discovering his internet connection ceased working, leaving him unable to enjoy Starcraft online.
On August 9th, after making this terrible discovery, the teen ran out into the street, kitchen knife in hand, and repeatedly stabbed a passing girl. Thankfully the multiple stab wounds were not fatal. The boy has since been in psychiatric care. As the teen never intended to murder the girl as he left the house, the attack has been classified as attempted manslaughter. Just make sure and keep those stress balls handy next time you plan to go online. [AllAboutTheGames]
Naughty Dog Poke Fun at Next-Gen Graphics
Anyone who’s played a few games this generation will notice one recurring theme: brown. Gears of War is quite famous for its brownish tint, but many other games have incorporated the look, including Metal Gear Solid 4. For a bit of fun, Naughty Dog decided to include a ‘Next-Gen Filter’ in Uncharted 2, giving players the option to replace the lush colour scheme with a more drab brown look, making Uncharted 2: Among thieves a “true” next-gen title in the process. [Examiner]
Castlevania Rebirth Revealed as Game Boy Remake
Last month Nintendo announced Castlevania was in line for the Rebirth treatment. Now with the October 27th release date in Japan approaching Konami has revealed more details about WiiWare title Castlevania the Adventure: Rebirth. The game is in fact a remake of the first portable title in the Castlevania series, Castlevania: The Adventure.
The game first saw release in 1989 on the original Game Boy, following the story of Christopher Belmont as he makes his way through four simple stages. The WiiWare version boosts overhauled 2D graphics, and a new soundtrack, comprised of music from Castlevania's 23-year-old lifespan. Rebirth will hopefully be hitting the rest of the world soon after, and will likely be priced at 1000 Wii Points. [1UP]
Brian May Reveals Dedicated Rock Band Game May Happen
Following the success of games like Guitar Hero: Metallica and The Beatles Rock Band, Queen guitarist Brian May has expressed interest in a Queen edition of Rock Band. First though he shared his joy with seeing a Lego version of himself in LEGO Rock Band. "It's the ultimate accolade, to be portrayed in Lego," said May to the BBC. "My dreams are all fulfilled now.”
In regards to talk “behind the scenes” of a dedicated Queen Rock Band game May revealed “Yes, we're into it, I think it may happen.” Queen may not hold the same popularity as the Beatles, but could perhaps provide a more fun rhythm based due to more emphasis placed on the instruments. [BBC]