The Daily Zerg is my interpretation of the daily zerg of gaming articles that pass through Zergwatch.com each day. Every Mon-Fri, I pick what I feel are the most entertaining reads and add my 2 cents (which is worth about .05 cents. Enjoy and see more like it at www.zergwatch.com
Lost In Space
Shortly after his return from Space, Richard Garriott, creator of Ultima Online and executive at NC Soft announced that he has found a higher calling in life, announced his resignation from NC Soft, a seemingly failing MMORPG publisher plagued by a year that included layoffs and a dismal launch of Tabula Rasa. Last week, NC Soft announced that Tabula Rasa will be shut down, making it the second NC Soft MMORPG to fail in the United States. In July of 2007, the automotive MMORPG was shut down. In preparation for their next MMORPG failure, NCSoft is currently developing Aion: Tower of Eternity, another niche market MMORPG using the same Korean influence formula that has so often failed in front of an American audience.
Picking the holiday winner
The Nintendo Wii is out selling both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 this holiday season despite drastic measures by both Sony and Microsoft to make their consoles more wii-like. While Sony and Microsoft have been slashing prices and reinventing their systems. Both companies are feverishly working on Wii remote like controllers like the PS3 Waggle and the in development motion sensitive xbox 360 remote. While I wouldn't expect a product on the shelves this holiday season for either company, I also wouldn't expect sales figures to be impacted too much once they develop the perfect wii motes, to go along with their newly installed Mii systems.
More Nico on the 360
On February 17th, Rockstar Games will release the first of two new episodes of the XBox exclusive DLC for Grand Theft Auto IV entitled "The Lost and the Damned". The new update will include new vehicles, new weapons and new music, but it's just for the XBox 360. In a response to PS3 owners and future PC players, Rockstar Games says "WTF, buy a 360".
If you smoke pot in your car, leave your Xbox at home
Orange County Sherriff's officer jacks a black man's XBox 360. They pulled the man over because they smelled marijuana, but found no drugs. Instead, the officer took the man's Xbox 360 console and 8 games. The department later explained that there have been several Xbox360's stolen from houses in the area and since he was black, it must have been stolen. When the deputy's son was asked what he wanted for Christmas, he explaied "Daddy already told me Santa got me an Xbox 360 with 8 games."
ZOMG! God of War III
David Jaffe claims to have seen God of War III firsthand this past weekend.
David writes "ps. I saw GOD OF WAR III when I was in Santa Monica last week. I can and will not give away details. But I think it's ok for me to say two things: I thought GEARS OF WARS 2 looked about as good as a next-gen game could look....and that game is currently- and will probably remain- my game of the year. And hell, I think I actually get to vote on that kind of stuff in some circles :) And unless I get blown away by POP or something else I missed, GEARS 2 is the SHIT....this year. Dudes and dudettes, fucking WAIT till you see the amazing graphics...just fucking wait. And yes, Xbots, accuse me all you want of being a Sony fanboy. Just remember two things.. (blah blah blah)" The word "fuck" was also used 34 times on his blog page, which means it must have been a good game?
Age of Mytholyogy (DS)
Well, that's about it for today. No point in explaining this one. It's AOM but smaller, more portable and not as good as the orginal