If you recently purchased a PC copy of Square Enix’s, Deus Ex: Human Revolution from GameStop, you might be missing something that originally came in the box. Square Enix announced a launch promotion with the cloud gaming company, OnLive, that included a voucher for a free digital copy of the game through the company’s gaming service.
The day when gamers purchase their next video game title from their TV screens or computer monitors rather than driving to their local game store may not be so far off. The Entertainment Merchants Association’sannual report showed that in 2010, while U.S. consumers purchased 71% of their video games in disc format, 44% bought them digitally.
Famitsu has declared this summer to be the ‘Summer of Monster Hunter’, thanks to the soon to be released Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village G for the PSP (now that is a LONG name) and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD for the PS3. Did we mention that the annual Monster Hunter Festival just took place, too?
Who are Fumita Ueda and Tetsuya Mizuguchi, and why should you care that they are talking to each other? Some of you might already know, but for those who don’t, Fumita Ueda is the man behind ‘Ico’ and ‘Shadow of the Colossus’, two games hailed by both fans and critics alike as being two of the best examples on the pro-side of the ‘Games as Art’ debate; the third game in the series, ‘The Last Guardian’, is already being anticipated to be of equal quality.
Way back before Enix and Square merged, they were individual companies that produced much more than just RPGs. In 1997, Enix created a game for the Nintendo 64 called Mischief Makers, a quirky little platformer that can easily contend with the likes of Mario and Donkey Kong in terms of fun and playability.