Two Dead Rising Games? It seems Capcom has filed a complaint with the MKR Group, owner of the Dawn of the Dead film copyright. The publisher is claiming that “humans battling zombies in a shopping mall” is a wholly unprotectable idea. Why else would Capcom take this preemptive step against the MRK unless they were planning on bringing out a second entry. No word on ID Software seeking litigation against James Cameron for using ‘space marines battling sinister Aliens in an outer space setting.’
Three new demos from Sony this week. The Playstation Store now has Patapon and MLB 08: The Show trials for the PSP and MLB 08: The Show for PS3. Word to the wise: use headphones to play Patapon or suffer the wrath of friends, neighbors, and fellow train patrons.
Seventeen percent growth was
experienced by Gamestop in the fourth quarter on 2007. Offering low
trade-in prices while maintaining high used prices is clearly a
profitable business model.
Three new Rock Band songs available for download this Tuesday. Selections include Sex Type Thing by Stone Temple Pilots, El Scorcho by Weezer, and Why Do You Love Me by Garbage.
One HD format to be carried by Wal-Mart. The chain has decided to drop HD-DVD in favor of carrying Blu-Ray exclusively. Wal-mart seems to be following the lead set by Best Buy and Netflix.
Sixteen percent of Xbox 360’s fail according to Square Trade, a retail-warranty provider. CEO Steve Abernethy indicated the estimate could be conservative, while showing a three percent failure rate for PS3s and Wiis.