Friday, August 31, 2012

Megabits of News: Weekly Roundup (w/e 31 Aug)

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Get your move on! 
Sony’s answer to Nintendo’s Wii Sports franchise, Sports Champions 2, will be launched on 31 October. The game, which includes skiing, boxing and golf, will hopefully allow Playstation 3 owners to finally use their Move controllers on a decent game.

Who will play Solid Snake? 
Solid Snake will have his work cut out to stay out of sight on the big screen, after it was announced Metal Gear Solid will become a movie. Columbia Pictures will be bringing the film to cinema and gaming lovers alike. See Joystiq for more details.

Sisters are skating it for themselves 
EA Sports latest ice hockey title, NHL 13, will include female athletes… well, at least two female athletes - Olympic hockey stars Angela Ruggiero and Hayley Wickenheiser. In fact, this will be the first time ever that female athletes will be added as playable characters in a professional sports video game, says CVG.

Team Kojima reveals new Metal Gear Solid game 
More Metal Gear Sold news as Team Kojima announced a new title in the series. Metal Gear Sold: Ground Zeroes – is reported to offer open world gameplay action and real-time cut-scenes. As Konami has imposed certain restrictions on reporting on the game, not much is yet known. One thing is for sure. IT WILL BE AWESOME!

Guild Wars 2 sales surpass 1m mark pre launch
MCV says massively multiplayer online game Guild Wars 2, out now on PC, sold over 1m copies before its launch. Developers ArenaNet said the enthusiasm from fans was “truly amazing”.