Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"
First world problems, Steve. First world problems.
EA Games CEO John Riccitello fights back säd memöries of the poor release of both Mirror's Edge and Dead Space last year, stating that they didn't do as well as they should have because EA "put these games right on top of some very strong competitive launches." QQ, EA, yes, other people make games, too. EA went further, "they just didn't meet the expectations we had in fiscal '09." Electronic Arts is "less than pleased" with marketing methods used to promote the games, saying the it is not something they plan to repeat this year. They plan to promote Brütal Legend (that is annoying to type) by asking fans to pose in acts of lust with Jack Black.
Nolan Bushnell, famed father of electronic games, has announced his glorious return into an industry that desperately needs a new idea, and who better to bring one? Bushnell invented the arcade token-system as we know it through his Chuck E Cheese business, founded the gaming industry through his hit Pong, and now looks to leave us dumbfounded once again with an FPS/RTS combo game, available for free this year.
Battleswarm: Field of Honor, a "mashup between StarCraft and Starship Troopers," hopes to bring the industry a new genre entirely. Players will be able to switch between FPS and RTS mode, either commanding units from birds-eye, or taking control of a unit to blast away the scummy aliens. While in FPS mode, you play as a "human soldier out to destroy alien bugs," and while in RTS, the player will "control [their] bugs, such as swarming, move them around on the terrain to take on humans."
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