Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 21:13 BST
Thursday Shorts II: GoG, Rocketbirds, Rotastic, Neversoft FPS, Aion turns two
Snuggle up to this second batch of shorts.
- Viacom has filed a lawsuit against the shareholders of Harmonix, saying it overpaid them and it wants its money back.
- Once the GoG client has been downloaded 6 million times, everyone will get Broken Sword: Shadow of The Templars Director’s Cut for free. The 6 millionth person to download the client gets every game on the platform free.
- Neversoft is working on a new FPS for Activision, according to a recent job posting.
- Massively has interviewed two of the developers behind RuneScape: Clan Citadels.
- Aion has turned 2 years old, and from now until October 2 you can celebrate with a festival.
- Rotastic has been given a launch trailer.
- Xseed is to publish Vanillaware’s online RPG Grand Knights History.
- Codemasters has signed a multi-title deal to use Exit’s Photon Engine for its MMO games.
- Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken hits PSN this October.
- Amazon has Wii on sale.
- EA has named Rajat Taneja as its global chief technology officer. He previously spent 15 years at Microsoft as CVP of its commerce division.
- Speaking of EA, CEO John Riccitiello would like to see the US government ease up on the green card issue to allow more engineers and tech people into the country.
- 28 percent of people surveyed believe 3D on 3DS takes away from the gameplay.
- A report supposedly quoting Nvidia’s math, claims PC games revenue will out pace console game sales by 2014.