The news in brief – Wednesday 22 July
News in bits so small you might get them caught in your teeth.
STREET FIGHTER IV NUDE MODS AVAILABLE FOR PC
Until someone does a crotchless mankini mod for Rufus, this is not news.
OBAMA TELLS PARENTS TO “PUT AWAY THE XBOX”
Obama’s kids wanna play Killzone 2.
SONY AND MICROSOFT COMPARE LENGTHS
…of their GamesCom conferences. Girth is more important anyway.
GAMER HAS HAD MORE FAULTY PS3S THAN FAULTY 360S
Really? What are the odds of that? There’s only about 200 million gamers on the planet.
LEFT 4 DEAD 2 AND CALL OF JUAREZ: BOUND IN BLOOD ARE RACIST
…is the same as saying that New Orleans is racist for being inhabited by black people and that history is racist for having had racist things happen during it. Ridiculously wrong on all counts, by the way.
HEAVY RAIN IS SMOKE AND MIRRORS
That’s what you get when your demo is set in a nightclub toilet.
PROTOTYPE TROUNCES INFAMOUS
But only if you make a point of looking at it in a certain other way. Make a point of looking at it in a certain other way and inFamous trounces Prototype.
360 BLU-RAY ADD-ON ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
No, it’s only a matter of opinion, conjecture and flawed reasoning. Barely even a remote possibility, really.
WILL FLOWER DEVELOPER SWITCH SIDES?
Given how openly delighted thatgamecompany is to be working exclusively with Sony, almost certainly not.
METACRITIC SAYS 2009’S MULTIPLATFORM GAMES BETTER ON PS3
Or maybe Metacritic reflects slight tendency to root for the underdog among reviewers, when the difference in quality is almost always negligible.