Today's Big News From GDC To NPD
There was a ton of news coming out of the industry today – so much news that you may have missed some. Here is a recap of all the big stories we posted today, with links to each article.
First, we posted fresh screens for upcoming games: Clash of the Titans, Green Day: Rock Band, the Medal of Honor reboot, and the newly-announced remake of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. After reporting on the debut of the PlayStation Move last night, we posted some hands-on impressions of the first games to use the motion controller, including SOCOM 4. We followed it up with screens of each game: Move Party, Motion Fighter, The Shoot, and Sports Champions. We also posted a more detailed look at the Move's tech, and interviewed Sony's Scott Rohde about the new hardware. Later, Meagan took a look at the Smithsonian's newfound interest in video games.
Aside from GDC news, the latest NPD numbers came out today, revealing a number of interesting trends. BioShock 2 topped the charts, and may have contributed to the Xbox 360 being the highest sold console this month (considering the PS3 shortages). Modern Warfare 2 came in sixth, landing just shy of 10-million copies life-to-date, making it the third-best selling game of all time. Finally, Heavy Rain came in 10th, selling over 200,000 copies – but the game has only been out a week. That's great news for Quantic Dream and Sony, and may point to very strong March sales.
If that wasn't enough news for you, Jeff Cork reported on the incoming surge of 3D televisions, Dan covered the announcement of 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2, and Miller clued us in to a new downloadable version of Might & Magic. So, is everyone all caught up?