Beyond Co-Op, October 9th to October 16th
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Beyond Co-Op, October 9th to October 16th

Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, a weekly piece that talks about industry stories that may or may not be related to co-op gaming.

The stories for this week:

- Gearbox Allowing Fan to Remake Duke 3D
- PS3 Gets Disc-Free Netflix Next Week
- Two Anonymous Blog Posts Tattle on BioWare Mythic and IceFrog/Valve
- Gran Turismo 5 Delayed from Nov. 2 Release, Out by Holiday
- Fallout: New Vegas, Kirby's Epic Yarn, DJ Hero 2, EA Sports MMA, Vanquish This Week

Gearbox Allowing Fan to Remake Duke 3D

In a sign of awesomeness, Gearbox has allowed a fan to continue working on a complete remake of Duke Nukem 3D using the Unreal 3 engine. The offer is allowed only if he doesn’t attempt to sell the remake, so free distribution is the name of the game here. There’s video going around of the update and the fan thinks it will take him about a year to remake the whole game. So far the demo is looking good.

Source: Colony of Gamers

PS3 Gets Disc-Free Netflix Next Week

Yes, you can throw out your PS3 Netflix discs next week as streaming becomes available on the system itself. I have the disc, but I’ve never used it. I’ve really only streamed a few things from Netflix, I basically use it as a DVD rental place. I know a lot of people swear by streaming it on their consoles though, maybe I’ll have to check it out.

Source: Colony of Gamers

Two Anonymous Blog Posts Tattle on BioWare Mythic and IceFrog/Valve

Two unrelated blog posts went up this week from internal workers at BioWare Mythic and Valve tattling on many things. First up was EA Louse who decided to take a leak on the internet after he found out he was being laid off by EA in November. He decided to put all the dirty laundry (or at least from his perspective) about BioWare Mythic and especially Warhammer Online and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He ripped apart a few co-workers and lamented about how Warhammer was treated versus The Old Republic. Nevermind that he basically said the latter game was going to suck when it comes out and that he found it weird they were proud of their soundtrack/voice work (all lines will be voiced) versus the game itself. This blog post had several replies to it from David Jaffe, another EA co-worker defending the people Louse ripped apart as well as many others. Sounds like sour grapes to me.

The other one was an internal Valve employee who is not working on the newly announced DOTA2 game, but knows many friends that are. He had a problem with the Creative Director of the project, nicknamed IceFrog, and how he represented his employment at other companies before being brought on board by Valve to oversee this project. He was also angry for his friends about how much latitude Valve was giving IceFrog to lord over the project. Now, I honestly had never heard of DOTA until now and I was a pretty big WarCraft III player. I must have tuned out the mods out there. Anyway, this situation sounds a bit more dirty than the EA Louse one, but what do I know?

Source: Colony of Gamers

Gran Turismo 5 Delayed from Nov. 2 Release, Out by Holiday

So, Gran Turismo 5 was delayed from its Nov. 2 (the “set in stone” date from E3) release to sometime before the holiday (can we really believe that after all these delays)? No one truly knows why this happened, but prevailing opinion is that they are trying to institute PS3 v.3.42 firmware to the game (like Medal of Honor has this week) in order to head off pirates at the pass. Well, I hope that’s the reason and not Digital Polyphony trying to feature creep even more before release.

Source: Colony of Gamers

Fallout: New Vegas, Kirby's Epic Yarn, DJ Hero 2, EA Sports MMA, Vanquish This Week

Open up the floodgates, it must be fall! There may not be huge name titles this week (outside of Fallout), but there certainly is a chance that the lineup could be a lot of good or great games.

Source: me





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