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Video Game News! 17th June 2012 – Tony Hawk, Sam Fisher, George Clooney.

1) Tony Hawk is producing the next Call of Duty.

Creator of the successful Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero games, Neversoft, are now working on the next Call of Duty title. Considering that Treyarch are hard at work with Black Ops 2, there is no information regarding what Neversoft have in mind for a future Call of Duty shooter.
There is a chance it could be the PS Vita release, Call of Duty, Black Ops: Decalssified. But why would we just be hearing about their involvement with the game scheduled to be released at the end of this year.
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2) 
 Gold Dualshock controller available for Playstation 3.

In celebration of the Olympics (supposedly), Sony is releasing a special gold dualshock controller. It will be available in Europe sometime this month. The US will have to wait a few months until October to get their hands on this pointless but sexy controller.

 

3) Splinter Cell, the movie.

Assuming that a deal can be made with a film company and Ubisoft, we could be treated to Sam Fisher on the big screen. Ubisoft require to have control over the storyline so that the series remains faithful to the games. Paramount Pictures have worked with Tom Clancy before so seem most obvious to land the deal. I don’t know about you, but I would be thrilled with a Splinter Cell movie.  I know it seems insane, but wouldn’t George Clooney make a great Sam Fisher? As long as the emotionless Daniel Craig fails to play the part, we should be ok.

4) XBOX 720 details surface.

According to a 56 page document uploaded to scribd.com (that has now been brought down due to legal reasons), the next Xbox will be released in 2013, for $299 and will feature the Kinect 2 with special AR glasses. The document’s authenticity has not been verified and many gaming blogs have reached out to Microsoft for verification but no response has been given by Microsoft, unsurprisingly. The system will operate on six to eight ARM/Intel x86 cores running at 2Ghz with 4GB of memory.
There are many more details littered all over the web, so if you seek more knowledge I suggest you hit up Google search.


5) The best way to spend Father’s Day:

An extremely funny story about a father and his son – http://kotaku.com/5919004/a-rite-of-passage-in-the-legend-of-zelda-now-shared-by-father-and-son?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Read if you – like Zelda
– have a son

Happy Father’s Day!

Video Game News : : 12th June 2012

1) Call of Duty XP 2012 will not happen.
        Activision revealed at E3 that the CoD event would not be annual. They instead explained how they would be focusing on ‘Gamescon’, a German based convention.
Whilst Activision said that they haven’t ruled out any future XP events, it will be interesting to see what happens to Black Ops 2 now players cannot demo the multiplayer pre-release. The 2011 event brought together thousands of fans to try out MW3 as Kanye West gave a life performance.
Maybe Black Ops 2 doesn’t need any more hype considering that it is the sequel to the best selling video game of all time.

2) By 2012, video game revenue will reach $70 billion.

DFC Intelligence, an accounting firm, has stated that video game revenue will rise from $50 billion (2011) to $70 billion (2017). PC gaming leads the market with 39% of the revenue whilst console gaming amounts 35%.
In America there are 64 million children alone that fall into the category of ‘core-gamers’. David Cole, the CEO of DFC explains how the main consumer remains male, aged 12-30 and will spend between $85 – $100 every 2 years.

3) Metal Gear Solid HD – PS VITA
     This week brings the release of the HD remakes: Metal Gear Solid 2, Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3, Snake Eater to the PS Vita. I clicked onto the amazon page yesterday just to see how much it would be and almost started laughing when I saw the accolade section on the web page-

METAL GEAR SOLID 2 Accolades:

  • “PSM” February issue/PSM10 Award Ranking 1st Place
  • 5th Annual AIAS (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences) Interactive Achievement
  • Awards /Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
  • “Dengekiou” May issue 2001 Dengekiou Game Software Grand Prix /Heat Up Award
  • “Dengekiou” May issue 2001 Dengekiou Best Creator Award/Director Grand Prix
  • “EDGE” May issue (Awards Special Issue) / Innovation of the Year
  • (Britain) European Computer Trade Show AWARD/Console Game of the Year France
  • (Germany) GAMES CONVENTION/Game of the Year Award
  • (Germany) GAMES CONVENTION/Action Adventure Award
  • 6th Annual CESA GAME AWARDS/GAME AWARDS YEAR 2001-2002 Excellence Award
  • Electronic Entertainment Expo 2001/Console Game Grand Prix
  • Electronic Entertainment Expo 2001/Best Adventure Game
  • Electronic Entertainment Expo 2000/Best Creation
  • Electronic Entertainment Expo 2000/Best Visuals
  • Electronic Entertainment Expo 2000/Best Adventure Game
  • PS AWARD02/Best Programming Award
  • PS AWARD02/Best Design Award
  • PS AWARD02/Best Planning Award
  • PS AWARD02/Best Sound Award
  • “Dengekiou” Game Software Grand Prix 2001/Heat Up Award
  • “Dorimaga” Reader Race/ “Meiyo Meiba” Award 2001
  • 2001 E3 Game Critics Awards /Best Console Game
  • 2001 E3 Game Critics Awards /Best Action/Adventure Game
  • 2000 E3 Game Critics Awards /Special Commendation for Graphics
  • Game Developers Choice Awards /Excellence in Audio
  • Game Informer.com/ Innovation of the Year award
  • Game Spot 2001 Game of the Year Awards /Best Music
  • Game Spot 2001 Game of the Year Awards /Biggest Surprise
  • Game Spy 2001 Game Awards /Best Action/Adventure Game
  • Game Spy 2001 Game Awards /Reader’s PS2 Game of the Year
  • Game Spy 2001 Game Awards /Best In-Game Cinematics
  • Game Spy.com/Best Force Feedback
  • IGN/Editors’ Choice Award (Number 9)
  • IGN.com Best of 2001/Best Graphics
  • IGN.com Best of 2001/Best Sound
  • IGN.com Best of 2001/Best Story

METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER Accolades:

  • 9th Annual CESA Game Awards/Excellence Award
  • 8th Annual CESA Game Awards/Game Awards Future award
  • Gaming Convention Germany/Best PS2 Game
  • German “Official PlayStation2 Magazine” E3Awards /Best of E3
  • US Game Site “GameSpot” Best of E3 2003 /Must See Movie #1
  • US Game Site “GameSpot” Best of E3 2003 /Best PS2 Game Award
  • 7th Annual CESA Game Awards/Game Awards Future award
  • Famitsu Award 2004/Platinum Palace Induction
  • IGN Best of 2004/Best Overall Action Game
  • IGN Best of 2004/Best Overall Story
  • IGN Best of 2004/Best PS2 Use of Sound
  • IGN Reader’s Pick/Top 100 Games of All Time (Number 10)
  • GameSpot Best of 2004/Best Story
  • GameSpot Best of 2004/Best Sound Effects
  • GameSpy Game of the Year 2004 Awards /4th Best Overall Game of 2004
  • GameSpy Game of the Year 2004 Awards /2nd Best PS2 Game of 2004
  • GameSpy Game of the Year 2004 Awards /Most Amazing Comeback
  • Game Audio Network Guild 2005/Best Original Vocal Song – Pop : “Snake Eater”

If you needed any reminder as to why this is one of the most successful gaming series ever, look no further. In about 20 minutes I’ll be on my way to pick up both these games and start collecting all the dog-tags all over again.
Finally, if you really are a Snake fan, the popular clothing brand Uniqlo (think ‘cheaper American Apparel) are now selling unique Metal Gear clothes-

http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2012/06/11/metal-gear-solid-hideo-kojima-uniqlo/