Sunday, July 08, 2012

Megabits of News: Weekly Roundup (w/e 6 Jul)

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GAME Australia to cease trading this Weekend
Sad news from VG24/7 to start, GAME Australia will cease trading on Sunday 8 July after efforts by administrators Pricewaterhouse Coopers failed to find a buyer for the flailing retail chain. The digital age takes another scalp.

Robots in disguise to be unveiled earlier than hoped

It's a rare situation when a launch date is earlier than expected but the planned release date for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron of 28 August has been brought forward to 21 August, says Joystiq.

EA labels president see only a digital future
EA labels president Frank Gibeau has told Gamespot that it is inevitable that one day in the near future EA will become 100% digital company. It is hard to imagine a box-less future but the way gamers are buying games is changing and high-street retailers have taken a massive hit, just look at GAME. Read the full story at CVG.

No female lead in new Alien title causes outrage
After news spread that gamers will not be given the choice to play as a female character in sci-fi multiplayer first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, an angry fan, called Melissa K, started an online petition to developer Gearbox Software to change its mind. Ellen Ripley would be proud. See MCV for more.

Football legend on the lookout for gaming publisher
Footballing hero Gianluca Vialli and Italian game developer Geniaware are searching for a publisher to work on their first title, Lords of Football, says MCV. Vialli said they want someone who will be as passionate about the game, which will be on PC and then later on the 360 and PS3, as they are.