The Daily Zerg is my take on what I see daily on Zergwatch, a video game social bookmarking and media syndication website. Each morning, I check the Zergwatch wires and pick the most appealing stories to give my semi-warped opinion on the whole mess. I hope you enjoy today's installment. Being a fan of MMO's, I try to include at least 1 MMORPG entry each day whenever possible.
Wrath of the Lich King is too easy
This is what the diehard power gamers are saying. You know, the ones who have spent every waking moment since Burning Crusade running end game raids until the pile of Mountain Dew cans and Doritoes has been declared an EPA superfund site.
Fortunately, for the normal gamer who does not live in mom's basement or those who still managed to keep their full time jobs, there is no worry. The content being cleared in Lich King by such guilds as the Nihilum and SK guilds can be considered feats by, as Triumph the Wonder Dog says, super nerds. We tried to get an interview with guild leaders from those guilds, but they were busy wondering what to do with their lives now that they have beaten the game. When asked for comments by their spouses, their moms informed us "They don't see girls that often".
Nico Bellic spotted in Chicago bus terminals
The Chicago Transit Authority pulled Grand Theft Auto signs from their buses and stations, resulting in a lawsuit filed by Rockstar Games against the CTA after a Fox news report spread fears that would be 15 year old Nico impersonators would be running around the streets jackin' homies for their stash and running over innocent civilians in stolen Escalades and Hummers. When reason finally took hold, the ads were once again shown across the city. Rockstar Games paid approximately $300,000 for those ads and didn't want to miss the opportunity to sell more copies of Grand Theft Auto IV to inner city youths.
GTA IV DLC, entitled "Lost and Damned" should be available in February.
Lively turns deadly
Google's Second Life clone, Lively, which most people probably never even heard of for obvious reasons has announced it will be shutting down at the end of this year. In a statement to beta testers who have created lavish productions within the game, Google said "It's done. We failed. GTFO!".
Where in the world is Playstation Home?
While console makers compete to make a better Mii system, Xbox New Experience went live this week, but we have not heard anything new from the folks at Sony regarding Playstation 3. While there was a rumor that the project would go live November 20th, it doesn't appear to be true. Today is the 20th. According to the official Home forums, the anticipated release date is some time in December of 2008. It wouldn't be the first time Home was delayed, if not.
Don't do a full install of Halo 3
According to Bungie Chief Caching Officer Mat Noguchi, it is not wise to do a full install of Halo 3 to your XBox 360 hard drive. While most gaming journalists try to decipher comments made by Mat, we're trying to figure out what the hell a Chief Caching Officer really is.
An ironic twist
Sony, a pioneer and champion of copy protection schemes to protect their rights has now been sued a second time for pirating technology. First, they lost the lawsuit for stealing the dualshock shaking technology from Immersion Corporation, costing them a mere $90 million. This week, they lost their infringement lawsuit to Agere Systems and now has to shell out $18.5 million to the company for hijacking algorithms for storing music headers on storage chips.
Majesco to PETA "You're retarded"
Cooking Mama, who was the latest victim of a ruthless and unprovoked assault by PETA spoke to the media today. "I would never put rat in my Ratatouille," said a feisty Mama while beating some eggs. "Like any accomplished cook, I create my recipes to appeal to a broad range of tastes and preferences. My only goal is to ensure you leave the table well fed."
The new Cooking Mama World contains over 25 vegetarian recipes, slammed by PETA for it's meat filled yummies, does in fact cater to the vegetarians of the world, no matter how wacko and extreme they may be. Calls to PETA went un returned as they are on their "Kill A Turkey in Preschool" program, aimed at education 3-5 year olds about the horrors associated with Thanksgiving Day feasts.
The Last Remnant (360)
In ancient times, mysterious artifacts referred to as Remnants were discovered all over the world. People used these objects for their awesome powers ? a choice that eventually began to cause a rift in the world's balance. Equality was replaced by those who ruled and those who were ruled over. War was inevitable. A thousand years later is when this story begins...