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Loadmaster (720754) writes "The new Oddworld game New 'n' Tasty is coming to every platform in the current generation and even the next generation but not the Xbox One. It's not that developer Oddworld Inhabitants isn't porting the game. It's not that they hate Microsoft or the Xbox One. No, it's that Microsoft has taken an anti-indie dev stance with the Xbox One. While the game industry is moving to Kickstarter and self-funded shops, Microsoft has decided all developers must have a publisher to grace their console.
It just gets worse for Microsoft's new console. They spy on you, control who you let borrow, restrict how you can sell the game, and now they are forcing indie developers to split profit with a partner in the form of an unnecessary publisher. The adage for Microsoft products is that they get it right on rev. 3, but here it seems they've bombed it. Big time." Link to Original Source top
Loadmaster writes "For an organization who wants to publicize the illegality of file sharing they sure work hard to keep a wrap on things. A stay was granted pushing back the webcast of the RIAA's case against college grad student Joel Tenenbaum. Parties have until January 26th to file their arguments with a tentative date of February 24th for the trial.
Whatever happens, this seems like a real "don't look behind the curtain" moment. If the RIAA wins, then they can no longer claim they're just trying to educate the public thereby exposing their extortion scheme. If the defense wins, we'll all enjoy a long day of Slashdot posts ripping the RIAA lawyers argument to shreds." top
"Apparently MS just wants Bungie to make Halo for the rest of their natural days, and Bungie doesn't like how MS is constantly trying to "handle" everything they do; the way they market their games, the way they interact with their fans (basically the fact that they do appreciate their fans), and how stingie they are with the profits (comparable to the rest of the industry). So as of today they are their own independent entity. They'll probably make Halo 4 for Microsoft, however hey are also free to create new intellectual properties for whatever system they want. (Even though they prefer the xbox platform)"
"What a way to say thank you."
According to this blog it's already a done deal and will be announced by Microsoft October 6th. Hmm, Hell's almanac must be predicting a cold night that night." Link to Original Source top
Loadmaster (720754) writes "Insomniac Games Chief Creative Officer gives his view why the PS3 will win this generation, why the Wii will wane and why the 360 sucks. Of course, his first move is to make sure we understand they are 100% independent and owe Sony no loyalty. Then he gives 10 rock solid reasons everyone has to agree on why the PS3 owns your mom. I've shoo'd the deer away from the salt lick out back for this story.