There’s quite a few tidbits of information from the video games press sector this week. Sure it’s in the shadow of E3, but hey it’s still video gaming news, so here we go.
Legacy Interactive has teamed up with Paramount Digital Entertainment to develop titles based on the popular Paramount Pictures’ films Clueless, Mean Girls and Pretty in Pink. Yes ladies and gents, it’s all about casual gaming here and it sounds absolutely dire.
Here’s a rundown straight from the press sheet:
So there you have it: women gamers once more looked upon as drivel by a certain sector of the games industry (given these games will surely only appeal to the 8-10 female, if even).
In other news this week, the teaser trailer for the new Tomb Raider: Underworld game was released and looks awesome. Its use of Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” is superb and the trailer brings about all manner of questions, such as “Lara … WTF are you doing?!!” and “Lara, why are your pants so low, doesn’t that hinder climbing somewhat and give you terrible wedgies?”
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (what a great title!) is the Wii game based on zombie fest Dead Rising, which has sold in excess of one million units since its release in 2006 (pretty cool game, but not fantastic). Chop Till You Drop is scheduled to hit store shelves this winter and utilizes the WiiMote to shoot, slash and bludgeon through a zombie infested shopping mall.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords – Revenge of the Plague Lord — wow that’s some title — hit the Xbox LIVE Marketplace on July 23, 2008, just on the off-chance you missed it. The expansion pack is available for play as an addition to LesbianGamers‘ favorite game Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords for Xbox LIVE Arcade. It includes four new hero professions, scores of new spells to cast and items to collect, challenging new quests, monsters and bosses, and the introduction of a new archenemy. Revenge of the Plague Lord will set you back 700 Microsoft Points.
World renowned for their amazing shredding abilities, three legendary guitar artists make their virtual debut in Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock. The Guitar Virtuoso Track Pack continues the ultimate rock experience with three fresh master tracks set to storm living rooms across the globe from July 24.
New tracks include influential guitarist Joe Satriani’s soulful 1987 hit, “Surfing with the Alien,” guitar slinger Steve Vai’s reflective, “For the Love of God,” and eccentric guitarist, Buckethead, as he shreds “Soothsayer,” at hyper-speed.
I don’t recognize the names of any of the songs and would rather have some Amy Lee, but I guess she’s more Rock Band than Guitar Hero. The Guitar Virtuoso Track Pack is available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the PlayStation Store now.
Do any of these sound worthy of your game time?