A lot has changed since Pac-Man ate his first blue ghost.
It is hard to believe that probably one of the most legendary video game characters in history has turned thirty years old. It is no secret that Pac-Man
has not meshed well into later generations of video games, let alone the 3D graphics era led by the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, and the Playstation 3.
Is Pac-Man out for the count?
Namco, the makers of the Pac-Man franchise, is giving a resounding “No,” and they plan to issue the rebuttal officially during E3. Avi Arad, the once CEO of Marvel Comics and film producer, is geared to unveil this generation’s Pac-Man.
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Halo: Reach Beta goes live May 2nd, 2010.
The Beta version of the forthcoming Halo: Reach
game for Microsoft’s Xbox360 is scheduled to go public May 2nd, 2010. Bungie, the game developer behind the Halo
franchise, is offering it as a free download to any one who owns a copy of Halo 3: ODST
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The official numbers for May have been released by the NPD Group, and for the third straight month, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter’s forecasts have missed the mark.
But that’s very good news for Sony in their battle with Microsoft for second place in the next-gen race.
Pachter had predicted XBox to outsell PlayStation 3 for the month of May in North America, but Sony wound up selling 208,700 units while 186,600 XBox 360 consoles were sold during the same period of time.
Nintendo won for May altogether with 671,000 units sold.
While Playstation 3 was number two this month, it was expected that GTA IV would translate into big hardware sales. It didn’t.
“The continued success of GTA IV is not translating into big hardware sales for either the PS3 or the 360 but there may yet to be a lift in June due to gift-giving for Father’s Day and graduations,” said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.