Posted in GamesJanuary 7, 2011
Mom and Pop video game stores never effected the used retail market for video games. Unfortunately, corporations like GameStop have found a way to take advantage of the used sales market to the point that game developers and even game publishers are asking for their devoted fans to not buy their games used.
THQ has found their way around this used sales market with putting an Online Pass for multiplayer. Without this Online Pass, you can only access a small portion of the multiplayer. Just as World of Warcaft only allows players to level up until level 10 during their trial, THQ will only allow gamers to progress a few levels before being notified of not having the Online Pass.
Will this Online Pass change your decision on buying this title? What about the people that have multiple accounts per console that would like to play this game? It won’t affect mine because this game looks to be the only thing close to a sequel for last console generation’s Freedom Fighters.
Source – ShackNews
Posted in GamesDecember 13, 2010
Not many of the VGA announcements were exciting or surprising for me except for Guillermo del Toro’s announcement for his survival-horror title: inSane. With a release date in 2013, the title is definitely not rushing out and hopefully will be as good as del Toro’s films with a touch of his fantasy insight. Guillermo’s official title on inSane will be the External Creative Director under development for Volition Inc and published THQ.
The thing that was not announced on the newly announced franchise is that inSane will be a trilogy. Also, THQ and del Toro will collaborate on transmedia projects under the franchise and potential other franchises. THQ Executive Vice President’s Danny Gilson commented on theses new announcement. ”THQ is committed to creating great games by identifying the world’s most talented artists and providing them with the creative support to design innovative game play experiences,” said Bilson. “Guillermo is not only an incredibly gifted writer and film director, but also an avid gamer, and we are excited to bring his talents to our medium. We are confident his unique point of view will create visually stunning adventures, filled with rich and rewarding game play.”
According to Joystiq a private source from del Toro, inSane will also be a film but Guillermo will hold the rights for the movie as THQ holds the rights for the game series. The next announcement for the title will probably be at GDC in San Fransisco. To check out the original trailer, click the link here to go to THQ’s YouTube page.