Tag Archives: Spike
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 | 16:17 BST
Famitsu has reported publisher sales data for the first half of the 2012 fiscal year, and for the period of March 28 through September 25, 2011, Namco Bandai ousted former number one Nintendo as the top publisher in Japan. T
Sat, Feb 05, 2011 | 14:07 GMT
Spike, Homefront’s publisher in Japan, has decided to remove North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il from the game’s intro due to guidelines set by the CERO ratings board.
Thu, Feb 03, 2011 | 10:56 GMT
Japanese publisher Spike Games has announced that its localisation of THQ’s Homefront will release in Japan on April 14.
Thu, Jan 20, 2011 | 11:33 GMT
Japanese publisher Spike’s announced it’s to localise THQ’s Homefront for Japan. The Kaos shooter releases in the country in spring, soon after the game’s western release in March.
Sat, Dec 11, 2010 | 17:03 GMT
Spike TV and Philo have teamed up for the Video Game Awards for tonight’s broadcast so that you can check in with your friends while watching the show.
Sun, Dec 13, 2009 | 12:22 GMT
Mon, Dec 07, 2009 | 08:37 GMT
Halo Reach’s premiere at the VGAs next week will be a true, in-game showing of the title and looks set to debut 2010′s biggest game “by far,” if Spike’s Geoff Keighley’s comments on the latest Major Nelson podcast are to be believed.
“At the VGAs we’re actually going to be able to go down on the planet Reach and see this game for the first time,” said the presenter.
“It’s all going to be in-game stuff. This is not CG, this is not live action, like all the kids on Twitter are speculating. You’re going to get a first glimpse of the world of Reach, which is phenomenal.
He added: “I think it’s going to be the biggest game of next year by far. Folks loved ODST and thought it was great, but when people see the huge leap forward Bungie’s taking with Reach… Everyone I’ve talked to that’s been on the team and seen it is incredibly excited about that game.”
Hot shit. These quotes are pretty much the first thing Keighley says in his segment. Listen to the file at about 1.18.
The VGAs take place on December 12.
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 | 18:59 GMT
Update: GameTrailers has just tweeted that the teaser is for the movie. So there ya go.
Original: Geoff Keighley has just tweeted that one of the world premieres during the VGAs will be the TRON movie announcement.
At least we think its for the remake starring Jeff Bridges and Olivia Wilde. It could be a game for all we know.
There’s a video of it through the break. It’s not much.
Still, you know you are pissing yourself over this, seriously. Don’t deny it.
VGAs happen December 12 on Spike.
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 | 21:54 GMT
There’s a teaser video up on Kotaku showing a shooter that 2K has in the works.
What it has to do with Dubai, we have no clue.
Guess we’ll find out during the VGAs on Spike December 12 at 8:00pm EST.
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 | 19:05 GMT
Looks like the list of nominees for the VGAs are up, and Game of the Year contenders include Uncharted 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Modern Warfare 2, and Left 4 Dead 2.
Studio of the year noms include Infinity Ward, Naughty Dog, Rocksteady, and Valve.
The full thing is through here, so go vote people.
Spike’s 2009 Video Game Awards show goes live December 12 at 6:00pm EST.
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 | 19:10 BST
Spike’s Way of the Samurai 3 has two publishers bringing it to North America.
Agetec will handle the PS3 version and UFO Interactive the Xbox 360 one.
“During this economic climate, Agetec and UFO wanted to leverage our collective experience and knowledge to release a franchise title for both the PS3 and X360 platforms, while dividing up the total development cost,” a spokesperson told Siliconera.
“It’s a win-win situation for everyone, including the fans, who are able to get this title on the platform of their choice.”
Good to know, even though a release has yet to be finalized.
More through the link.
Fri, May 29, 2009 | 18:54 BST
UFO Interactive has picked up the rights to distribute Spike’s Way of the Samurai 3 in North America.
Although released on PS3 in Japan, so far, it’s listed as a Xbox 360 only title for the states. No word on whether the game will include the spartan and in cardboard box armor DLC.
A release date has yet to be finalized.
More over on Siliconera.
Thu, May 21, 2009 | 17:32 BST
Goichi Suda told attendees at the Nordic Game Conference that many different films and actors inspired Grasshopper Manufature’s No More Heroes – most notably Dirty Harry, Jackass: The Movie, and Spaceballs.
During Suda’s presentation titled “The Birth of No More Heroes”, he showed films clips from movies that prompted the ideas prevalent in the game.
Some of the antics in the Jackass movie provided the background and design for the game character Travis Touchdown, mainly Johnny Knoxville being beaten up by Butterbean and getting bitten on the nipple by a baby alligator.
Spaceballs was the inspiration for the beam katana, the city of Santa Destroy was based on the depiction of San Diego in Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry (actual setting was San Francisco), and the hotel in Memento was the inspiration for the hotel in the game.
Travis Touchdown was modeled not only after Knoxville, but UFC/Pride champ Josh Barnett who was also the basis for Destroyman. A bit of Scarlett Johansson can be seen in Sylvia , Henry can lay claim to bits of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, Dr. Peace got his characteristics from Charles Bronson, and Thunder Ryu was Japanese pro wrestler Genichiro Tenryu.
Loads more is through the link.
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | 18:03 BST
MTV has promoted Shane Satterfield, former GameTrailers editor-in-chief, to Spike’s VP of content, reports GI.biz.
Satterfield will continue to head GameTrailers, but new responsibilities include accruing new content for the Spike website.
“I am excited to welcome Shane into this new role,” said Jon Slusser, senior VP. “He will bring his creativity, leadership skills and proven success to Spike.com as he has to GameTrailers.”
Satterfield will also work closely with Viacom’s marketing department.
Mon, Jan 05, 2009 | 08:37 GMT
Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot.
By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40.
The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday.
Speaking to 1UP, Cameron Gunn of administrators ReSolve Partners said, “We made around 140 employees redundant yesterday, effective 31 December (the date up to which they had been paid). We’re still trading on with the remaining 40 or so employees, have advertised the business for sale and have received some strong interest.”
News broke mid-December that staff had turned up for work only to be locked with a notice on the door telling them to adjourn to a nearby hotel.
Free Radical aside, other noteworthy Christmas news included confirmation that Mistwalker JRPG Cry On has been cancelled.
“AQI decided to cancel the project after analyzing the current market environment and forecasts for the future. We deeply apologize for troubling those who were awaiting its release,” said a company rep.
Cry On was apparently part of “Hironobu Sakaguchi’s triumvirate of Xbox 360 titles,” says this 1UP piece (the other two being Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey), and for those of you who don’t know, the game “was to be an action-RPG featuring a Nobuo Uematsu soundtrack [and] character designs by Kimihiko Fujisaka.”
Full round up below.