Resistance 3 has a hands on preview, Fallout Old World Blues has a new trailer, and strategy games are dead! We've also got news of EA buying Popcap, Netflix's latest ruse, and more!
Resistance 3 has a hands on preview, Fallout Old World Blues has a new trailer, and strategy games are dead! Er, at least according to 2K publicity. We've also got news of EA buying Popcap, Netflix's latest ruse, and more info on Aliens Colonial Marines gameplay.
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http://www.destructoid.com/electronic-arts-to-acquire-popcap-games-205941.phtml%20 Rumors have been circulating about a potential buyout of casual game publisher PopCap games, famous the world over for addicting legions of office workers to Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies, changing the face of productivity as we know it. Today, word has come down that the company has accepted a bid of 750 million dollars (with 100 million of that in common stock) from Electronic Arts. (Conrad Zimmerman)
http://www.destructoid.com/2k-xcom-changed-because-strategy-games-aren-t-modern-205991.phtml%20 There have been mixed feelings concerning the 2K's upcoming take on the XCOM franchise, and the fact that it bears little resemblance to the original series. According to 2K's boss, the reason for this is simple -- strategy games just aren't relevant enough for these modern times.(Jim Sterling)
http://www.destructoid.com/fallout-new-vegas-old-world-blues-trailer-for-science--205925.phtml Here's a trailer for the next Fallout: New Vegas DLC installment, Old World Blues. It looks set to be the most comedic chapter of the New Vegas saga, and I dare say its focus on science-themed humor might be inspired a little by Portal. (Jim Sterling)
http://www.destructoid.com/insomniac-brings-much-needed-atmosphere-to-resistance-3-206009.phtml The differences between Resistance 2 and Resistance 3 are stark, immediately noticeable as the game begins. In fact, even compared to Fall of Man, Resistance 3 has an entirely unique vibe. While Resistance 2 seemed to shed its focus on atmosphere for relentlessly bombarding players with over-the-top battles on a grand scale, Resistance 3 isn't worried about taking a breather to set the mood. (Nick Chester)
http://www.destructoid.com/ad-says-netflix-for-3ds-is-coming-this-summer--205992.phtml According an advertisement for Netflix, the popular video streaming service is making its way to 3DS systems this Summer. The service was promised way back in March, but very little has been said since then. (Jim Sterling)
http://www.destructoid.com/aliens-colonial-marines-has-last-stands-gauntlets--206014.phtml Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has been bigging up Aliens: Colonial Marines in PC Gamer, detailing the way in which the action will unfold. Gearbox is working hard to create two intense experiences, which he has labeled as "Last Stand" and "Gauntlet" sections. (Jim Sterling)