Gaming Industry News & Rumors

PS3 Online Launch Woes
As if Sony needed any more negative press, rumor has it that most launch titles for the PS3 will have very little online content or gameplay. Developers are frustrated at the lack of support they have thus far received from Sony in this area, and many have supposedly decided to entirely drop the online component from their titles. There is still time for some of these issues to be addressed, but that time is quickly running out.

Considering a) these new online issues, b) expected unit shortages at launch, and c) a very high price-point, Sony seems to be relying heavily on consumer brand recognition to help carry the PS3 through the early stages of the its lifespan. Only time will tell if that strategy works, but Microsoft and Nintendo must be quietly (or loudly) excited.

Nintendo Announces Wii Launch Titles
Yesterday, Nintendo announced their complete list of launch titles. This list includes both next-gen titles for the Wii and downloadable Virtual Console titles, all of which are expected to be available by the end of December.

Next Gen Titles
Excite Truck
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Wii Sports (bundled with the Wii console)
Call of Duty 3
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Rapala Tournament Fishing
Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam
World Series of Poker
Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi 2
Trauma Center : Second Opinion
Madden NFL 07
Need for Speed: Carbon
Elebits
The Ant Bully
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Happy Feet
Rampage: Total Destruction
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Metal Slug Anthology
Super Swing Golf
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Barnyard
Cars
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
Far Cry: Vengeance
GT Pro Series
Monster 4×4: World Circuit
Open Season
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Red Steel – This & Zelda are the hottest launch titles.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Virtual Console Titles
Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Ice Hockey
Pinball
Soccer
Tennis
Urban Champion
Wario’s Woods
Baseball
Solomon’s Key
F-Zero
SimCity
Super Mario 64
Sonic the Hedgehog
Altered Beast
Golden Axe
Columns
Ecco the Dolphin
Gunstar Heroes
Space Harrier II
Toe Jam & Earl
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

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