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For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
When you've just shuttered the studio you started yourself and you've only managed one title that hit pretty good reviews and pretty good sales figures, what's your next move? Bedding Oriental Whores apparently. Team Bondi founder Brendan McNamara's done just that apparently, titling his next game "Whore of the Orient" and developing it at KMM Interactive. Whoever produced that Mass Effect sex piece at Fox News is having an orgasm right now.
The PlayStation Vita is a mobile powerhouse, but like many of our gadgets-to-go, you'll need plenty of memory to house your music, videos, game saves, and... porn. This is the handheld follow up to the PSP, remember. Regardless, get ready to pay through the nose for Sony's proprietary Vita memory cards. Only 4GB is currently priced at $29.99 on GameStop's website. 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB cards are going for $44.99, %69.99, and $119.99, respectively. I guess someone is taking a page out of Microsoft's memory storage pricing.
In the business world, there are fewer movers and shakers than the shitty-casual game creators at Zynga. Farmville? More like... I'm not even motivated to come up with a shitty rhyming nickname. That's how apathetic I am about Zynga's games. The same goes for Rovio and the Angry Birds brand. Regardless those two companies are bandying about quite a bit of cash. Rovio reportedly was offered $2.25 BILLION Dollars by Zynga in acquisition. That's a ton of cash, but Rovio isn't the only company to forgo Zynga's heavy-breathed advances. PopCap apparently passed on a deal with the Facebook giant in favor of EA earlier this year. Ooh, burn. Guess someone's going to the prom with their cousin.