Daily Bits for 8/12/10
In today’s Daily Bits: BioShock goes on forever, Ubisoft’s DRM may just be a RUSE, Bethesda and id are Steaming and the PSP Phone is announced…sort of.
Irrational announces Bioshock Infinite
Irrational Games has announced its latest project, BioShock Infinite, will be released in 2012. BioShock Infinite takes place in 1912 and is unlike anything we have ever seen when it comes to the series. Ken Levine is bringing an entirely different game to fans of the series, this time set in the floating city of Columbia.
So a new BioShock game. At first, I was not overly interested in this; I was a fan of the first one, but not the overwhelming fan many are, and I have not played the sequel. this has me intrigued, however, and with Ken Levine back at the helm, I think it is worth a look. Read Joystiq’s detailed preview and catch the trailer here.
Is Ubisoft relenting on its Always Connected DRM?
Good news PC gamers: Ubisoft may have seen the error of its ways. The company has announced that the soon to be released RTS RUSE will not use the “always connected to the internet” DRM that has had many gamers up in arms. It will instead use Steamworks API, which means you will only have to do an initial online registration with the game.
I know Ubisoft is claiming it will still use its DRM system for upcoming games, but I personally think that is a bit of a smokescreen. Once they move off that horrid system, the community will not let them go back.
Get the id/Bethesda library on Steam for $70
To mark the start of QuakeCon 2010, Steam is offering the entire library of id/Bethesda games on its service for and amazing price. That’s right, you can get Fallout 3 GOTY, the Elder Scrolls games, the Quake series, the Doom series and many others for just $69.99! It’s a savings of over $230, but hurry; the sale ends August 15th.
Okay, Rogue Warrior is one of the games, which sells for $19.99, but you still save over $200 if you don’t count that horrendous excuse for a game.
Sony Ericsson working on PlayStation branded Android phone
File this under huh? Sony Ericsson is banking on being able to combine the success of the Android platform for smart phones with the PlayStation brand, making what it is calling a “gaming phone.” The phone is supposed to integrate the sliding of the PSP Go, giving gamers actual controls attached to their phones. According to Endgaget, the phone is due out sometime this October.
Sony is experimenting again, and my hopes of this working are about as high as my hopes were for the success of the PSP Go. In other words, I think this is going to fail, and fail hard. Anyone remember N-Gage?
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