Gaming news round-up: November 7

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 should be on sale in the lower 48 part of the US by now. But the game isn't the only title making news today. It's news round up time:

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 pre-order predictions - Lazard Capital Markets analyst Atul Bagga has predicted that Activision's first person shooter has already generated nine million units in pre-order sales before the game's scheduled release today.

BioWare's new game teased - A concept image has been released that served as a teaser image for BioWare's next game, which will be revealed officially on December 10.

Next Alan Wake game teased - The next game in Remedy's Xbox 360 exclusive action-adventure game has released its first screenshot with more info coming, as with the BioWare game, on December 10.

Trouble for Titan? - A new rumor claims that Blizzard has laid off John Staats, the senior level designer for Titan, the code name for Blizzard's upcoming second MMO game (the first being, of course, World of Warcraft).

Battlefield 3 gets flack from PETA - PETA of Germany has slammed a scene in EA's recent first person shooter that depicts a soldier killing a rat with a combat knife.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon coming to PC - The wild, over the top sci-fi third person shooter will be released for the PC platform sometime this holiday season.

Rochard coming to PC next week - Recoil Games' PSN side-scrolling puzzle game will be released for the PC starting on November 15.

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PETA, really?
Oh good lord, please...

I'm against killing animals, but you know, there you have it: It's a GAME.
Nobody and no animals get killed for real, so wtf?!

PETA need to learn when to shut their mouthes cause they just troll ANYTHING REMOTELY "anti animal" and gain no friends.
WWF ftw, they know when and how to act with grace and manners.

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,
Nobody and no animals get killed for real, so wtf?!

Not that I'm defending PETA (unless it's the People Eating Tasty Animals version), but I think they're more concerned with the perception of doing so and that if it's OK to do in a game, it's OK to do in real-life. You know, the the Grand Theft Auto debate that the game said it was OK to do it.

briangw said,
I think they're more concerned with the perception of doing so and that if it's OK to do in a game, it's OK to do in real-life.

The problem is that ultimately the argument is ridiculous. I have played a game where I'm a bandicoot and I go around tailspinning skunks in to boxes. That doesn't mean I'm going to go out in to the forest and try to do it in real life.

You could even make the comparison in films. Bruce Willis is able to take on a fighter jet bare-handed and bring it crashing down while barely scratching himself. I don't plan on going and taking on the airforce though.

Just because I've seen a soldier in a game stab a rat, I wouldn't go and do the same thing now.

Intrinsica said,

The problem is that ultimately the argument is ridiculous. I have played a game where I'm a bandicoot and I go around tailspinning skunks in to boxes. That doesn't mean I'm going to go out in to the forest and try to do it in real life.

You could even make the comparison in films. Bruce Willis is able to take on a fighter jet bare-handed and bring it crashing down while barely scratching himself. I don't plan on going and taking on the airforce though.

Just because I've seen a soldier in a game stab a rat, I wouldn't go and do the same thing now.


I agree, its pretty ridiculous, to be honest i didn't even really remember that happening in the game, let alone have i become so influenced by that scene that i just have to go stab a rat now..

Intrinsica said,

The problem is that ultimately the argument is ridiculous. I have played a game where I'm a bandicoot and I go around tailspinning skunks in to boxes. That doesn't mean I'm going to go out in to the forest and try to do it in real life.

You could even make the comparison in films. Bruce Willis is able to take on a fighter jet bare-handed and bring it crashing down while barely scratching himself. I don't plan on going and taking on the airforce though.

Just because I've seen a soldier in a game stab a rat, I wouldn't go and do the same thing now.


This.

I know what their intent is, and you know what, it's ridiculous.
End of line.

GS:win

Glassed Silver said,
PETA, really?
WWF ftw, they know when and how to act with grace and manners.

Except for when they forced the World Wrestling Federation to change its name to "World Wrestling Entertainment". It all went downhill from there for them, so I blame the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (who should actually be called WWFN, now WWF) for ruining American professional wrestling.

Intrinsica said,

The problem is that ultimately the argument is ridiculous. I have played a game where I'm a bandicoot and I go around tailspinning skunks in to boxes. That doesn't mean I'm going to go out in to the forest and try to do it in real life.

But, there's a difference in being a human vs. being a bandicoot.

But, hey, welcome to political correctness. It won't be going away any time soon.

At first it was going to be released for PC but then they decided Alan Wake wasnt going to be released for PC but after it was released for the Xbox 360 didnt they decide AGAIN to release it for PC later on?

Battlefield 3 gets flack from PETA - PETA of Germany has slammed a scene in EA's recent first person shooter that depicts a soldier killing a rat with a combat knife.

Really, PETA? Should EA have put a disclaimer at the end of the game (maybe they have, I haven't finished it yet) saying that no animals were harmed in the making of this game?

Intrinsica said,

Really, PETA? Should EA have put a disclaimer at the end of the game (maybe they have, I haven't finished it yet) saying that no animals were harmed in the making of this game?

They should add a disclaimer saying that many PETA members were tortured during the making of the game.

kavazovangel said,

They should add a disclaimer saying that many PETA members were tortured during the making of the game.

I think I will just go buy the game to kill every rat I see walking around with my knife.

PETA can go suck donkey balls. Wait, they probably do that already.