Friday, 25 April 2008

MGO Beta up and running in Europe

I currently going through the novice training. From what I've seen so far I'm impressed. As soon as you spend 10 minutes with the game you can begin to appreciate the detail and thought put into this beta - a breath of fresh air. Not only that but it looks pretty smoking hot too! I think after Kojima's recent (and undue) complaint, we all needed a bit of reassuring about our MGS4 pre-orders.

11 signs you're no longer a hard-core gamer

This article hit home a bit too close for comfort. Give your arcade stick a farewell button tap and prepare to feel a slight emptiness inside you as you take down your Counter Strike youtube videos that no longer hold true and disconnect your Super Nintendo for storage, for you are now a casual gamer, just like everyone else you know.

*looks at the "Super Saver" delivery status on his Amazon GTA IV pre-order*

But it's ok though, right? It's for the best...

Take 2 send warning to gamer for Live streaming

A user by the name of swiftor had been using to stream a webcam featuring him playing (presumably pirated) GTA IV on the xbox 360. Having scored over 450 000 views over the last two days, he finally received a message from Take 2 warning him that they have his IP and will contact his ISP to secure his real identity just a few moments ago. He was told to cease his broadcast or they will be resorting to legal means assuring him that "any legal action will not end amicably".

Many live streams have been circulating around the internet following the scene releases of GTA IV for the xbox 360 over the last 48 hours. I for one am glad to finally see some real gameplay footage! But be warned you will get a sense of shame and dehype after watching. With only 3 or so days to go, can you survive not watching this guy play right now :)

Here is a screenshot of some of his viewers' responses shortly after swiftor let people know about Take 2 contacting him.

EDIT: Screenshot link fixed with higher resolution image